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UW-L’s “Mrs. Photon” joins to talk Mars biodome, the largest diamond, a nefarious triplets experiment



UW-L outreach specialist Spencer Wilken — Mrs. Photon — in the WIZM studio for La Crosse Talk PM on June 29, 2023.

UW-L outreach specialist Spencer Wilken — Mrs. Photon — in studio, breaking 1960s news again — this time about nefarious experiments on triplets. She also delivered some space news, including finding the largest diamond and NASA’s biodome experiment for living on Mars.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

Began the show recapping past “Major Breaking” shows from decades-old news, including the 1876 Kentucky meat shower and the 1950s Great Beaver Drop. That was a precursor to two other 1960s experiments — one about twins and triplets separated as infants — without consent — and then studied for years. Data that’s still being fought over by these subjects today. The other about creating a mouse utopia.

Along with the largest diamond space news, we also discussed a similar telescope to James Webb launching Saturday from Europe — and why the James Webb owns some sweet real estate above Earth, and we capped off the show talking about the Earth’s upper atmosphere is cooling, which apparently isn’t great news.

Mars-like biodome: https://futurism.com/the-byte/nasa-test-subjects-simulated-mars-base

James Webb pal: https://phys.org/news/2023-06-europe-space-telescope-universe-dark.html

Earth’s atmosphere: https://www.wired.com/story/the-upper-atmosphere-is-cooling-prompting-new-climate-concerns/

Twins/triplet experiment: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/twofold/202110/the-controversial-study-twins-and-triplets-adopted-and-reared-apart

Mouse utopia: https://www.livescience.com/58257-milgram-experiment-poland-obey-authority.html

Largest-ever diamond: https://www.livescience.com/space/cosmology/this-collapsed-star-is-turning-into-an-gigantic-diamond-before-our-eyes

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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