Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?: Attack of the Zombie Ants!

October 13, 2014

Who’s Controlling Whom? – Zombie Ants! click to listen Part 2 of Who’s Controlling Whom?, featuring a spine-chilling encounter with a marauding colony of zombie ants. (TRT 1:13)

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Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?: David Hughes / Zombie Ants

October 13, 2014

Who’s Controlling Whom? – David Hughes click to listen Part 1 of Who’s Controlling Whom?, featuring David Hughes, biologist and entomologist at Penn State University, describing how a parasitic fungus can take over the brain of an ant. (TRT 8:48)

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Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?

October 5, 2014

Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?click to listen! We make split second decisions about others – someone is male or female, black or white, us or them. But sometimes the degrees of separation are incredibly few. A mere handful of genes determine skin color, for example. Find out why race is almost non-existent from […]

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Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?: Steven Wise / Nonhuman Rights Project

October 5, 2014

What’s the Difference? – Steven Wise click to listen Part 4 of What’s the Difference?, featuring Steven Wise, lawyer at the Nonhuman Rights Project, describing his work to have rights granted to nonhuman species. (TRT 11:46)

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Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?: John Dovidio / Survival by Categorization

October 5, 2014

What’s the Difference? – John Dovidio click to listen Part 3 of What’s the Difference?, featuring John Dovidio, social psychologist at Yale University explaining how social categorization evolved in humans. (TRT 8:19)

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Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?: Stephen Stearns / Biology of Race

October 5, 2014

What’s the Difference? – Stephen Stearns click to listen Part 2 of What’s the Difference?, featuring Stephen Stearns, evolutionary biologist at Yale University, discussing how racial identity is nearly invisible from an evolutionary biology perspective. (TRT 8:30)

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Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?: David Page / Y Chromosome

October 5, 2014

What’s the Difference? – David Page click to listen Part 1 of What’s the Difference?, featuring David Page, biologist and geneticist at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, describing how sex is determined by the Y chromosome and perhaps even just one gene on that chromosome. (TRT 8:46)

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run

September 28, 2014

Big Picture Science – Land on the Runclick to listen! Hang on to your globe. One day it’ll be a collector’s item. The arrangement of continents you see today is not what it once was, nor what it will be tomorrow. Thank plate tectonics. Now evidence suggests that the crowding together of all major land […]

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: Simon Kattenhorn / Tectonic Europa

September 28, 2014

Land on the Run – Simon Kattenhorn click to listen Part 4 of Land on the Run, featuring Simon Kattenhorn, structural geologist and a planetary geologist who did his work on Europa while at the University of Idaho, relaying the discovery of tectonic activity on Jupiter’s icy moon. (TRT 8:02)

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: Ross Mitchell / Amasia

September 28, 2014

Land on the Run – Ross Mitchell click to listen Part 3 of Land on the Run, featuring Ross Mitchell, geologist and post-doctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, describing the super-continent of Amasia, which may be formed by the drifting continents in 100 million years or so. (TRT 8:28)

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