Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Science Course Wish List

February 9, 2015

Science Course Wish List click to listen (trt 5:33) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring newly-minted scientists Michael Kemp, Toni Lyn Morelli, Ilona Kotlewska, and Yonatan Lipsitz, each describing a non-existent science course they wish they’d taken.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Chad Orzel / Your Inner Scientist

February 9, 2015

Chad Orzel / Your Inner Scientist click to listen (trt 10:07) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Chad Orzel, physicist and astronomer at Union College, and author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Maria Konnikova / Sherlock’s Science

February 9, 2015

Maria Konnikova / Sherlock’s Science click to listen (trt 9:41) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Maria Konnikova, psychologist, journalist, and author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Her weekly blog on psychology is at newyorker.com.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Louis Liebenberg / Cybertracker

February 9, 2015

Louis Liebenberg / Cybertracker click to listen (trt 13:49) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Louis Liebenberg, co-founder and Executive Director of Cybertracker Conservation and associate of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, discussing the science developed 100,000 years ago by animal trackers.

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Big Picture Science – Digging Our Past

February 1, 2015

Big Picture Science – Digging Our Past What’s past is prologue. For centuries, researchers have studied buried evidence – bones, teeth, or artifacts – to learn about murky human history, or even to investigate vanished species. But today’s hi-tech forensics allows us to analyze samples dug from the ground faster and at a far more […]

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Big Picture Science – Digging Our Past: Sera Young / Craving Earth

February 1, 2015

Sera Young / Craving Earth click to listen (trt 11:08) Part 4 of Digging Our Past, featuring Sera Young, research scientist, division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, and author of Craving Earth: Understanding Pica—the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk.

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Big Picture Science – Digging Our Past: Joseph Jones / African Burial Ground Project

February 1, 2015

Digging Our Past – Joseph Jones click to listen (trt 9:18) Part 3 of Digging Our Past, featuring Joseph Jones, biological anthropologist, visiting assistant professor at the College of William and Mary, researcher on the African Burial Ground Project.

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Big Picture Science – Digging Our Past: Fatimah Jackson / EUROTAST

February 1, 2015

Digging Our Past – Fatimah Jackson click to listen (trt 13:35) Part 2 of Digging Our Past, featuring Fatimah Jackson, biologist, anthropologist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, director of the Cobb Lab at Howard University, and advisor to EUROTAST, on studying the genealogy of African slaves. (TRT 13:35)

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Big Picture Science – Digging Our Past: Scott Sampson / Nasutoceratops

February 1, 2015

Scott Sampson / Nasutoceratops click to listen (trt 12:40) Part 1 of Digging Our Past, featuring Scott Sampson, paleontologist at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and author of Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life, discussing the recent discovery of Nasutoceratops.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Mummy Dearest

January 25, 2015

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Mummy Dearestclick to listen Shh …mummy’s the word! We don’t want to provoke the curse of King Tut. Except that there are many curses associated with this fossilized pharaoh – from evil spirits to alien malevolence. So it’s hard to keep know which one we’d face. We’ll unravel secrets […]

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