Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile: Bill Miller / Hologenome

March 15, 2015

Bill Miller / Hologenome click to listen (trt 10:34) Part 1 of Microbes: Resistance is Futile, featuring Bill Miller, physician and author of The Microcosm Within: Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome.

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Big Picture Science – Mars Struck

March 6, 2015

Big Picture Science – Mars-Struck You love to travel. But would you if doing so meant never coming home? The private company Mars One says it will land humans on the Red Planet by 2026, but is only offering passengers one-way tickets. Hundreds of thousands of people volunteered to go. Meet a young woman who […]

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Big Picture Science – Mars Struck: Kim Stanley Robinson / Humans on Mars

March 6, 2015

Kim Stanley Robinson / Humans on Mars click to listen (trt 10:07) Part 5 of Mars Struck, featuring Kim Stanley Robinson, Hugo Award-winning science Fiction author of the Mars trilogy: Red Mars, Blue Mars, and Green Mars.

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Big Picture Science – Mars Struck: Stephen Brecht / Water on Mars

March 6, 2015

Stephen Brecht / Water on Mars click to listen (trt 7:05) Part 4 of Mars Struck, featuring Stephen Brecht, physicist and president of the Bay Area Research Group, explaining the history of and present possibilities of water on Mars.

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Big Picture Science – Mars Struck: Alfonso Davila / Exploring Mars

March 6, 2015

Alfonso Davila / Exploring Mars click to listen (trt 8:07) Part 3 of Mars Struck, featuring Alfonso Davila, senior scientist at the SETI Institute, discussing the extent of humanity’s exploration of Mars.

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Big Picture Science – Mars Struck: The Long Trip

March 6, 2015

The Long Trip click to listen (trt 3:19) Part 2 of Mars Struck, wherein we imagine boarding a commercial flight to another planet.

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Big Picture Science – Mars Struck: Laurel Kaye / Mars One

March 6, 2015

Laurel Kaye / Mars One click to listen (trt 7:14) Part 1 of Mars Struck, featuring Laurel Kaye, a senior in the physics department at Duke University, discussing her potential one way trip to Mars.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles

March 1, 2015

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles Wondering whether to vaccinate your children? The decision can feel like a shot in the dark if you don’t know how to evaluate risk. Find out why all of us succumb to the reasoning pitfalls of cognitive and omission bias, whether we’re saying no to […]

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Big Picture Science – The Me in Measles: Andrew Maynard / Accurate Data

March 1, 2015

Andrew Maynard / Accurate Data click to listen (trt 12:04) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles, featuring Andrew Maynard, professor of environmental health science, and director of the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan, suggesting that more accurate statistics would bolster the trustworthiness of data used to compare the risks […]

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Big Picture Science – The Me in Measles: Adam Korbitz / Risk Assessment

March 1, 2015

Adam Korbitz / Risk Assessment click to listen (trt 6:02) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles, featuring Adam Korbitz, a lawyer specializing in space law, discussing the psychology of how we assess risk.

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