Big Picture Science – Mummy Dearest: Jo Marchant / Tut’s Mummy

January 25, 2015

Mummy Dearest – Jo Marchantclick to listen (trt 10:18) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Mummy Dearest, featuring Jo Marchant, author of The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut’s Mummy.

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Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered

January 19, 2015

Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered Here are questions that give a cosmologist – and maybe even you – insomnia: What happened after the Big Bang? What is dark matter? Will dark energy tear the universe apart? Let us help you catch those zzzzs. We’re going to provide answers to the biggest cosmic […]

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Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered: Cosmology Summary

January 19, 2015

Cosmology Summary click to listen (trt 3:24) Part 7 of Big Questions Somewhat Answered, featuring Sean Carroll, cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, discussing dark energy and the future of cosmology.

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Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered: WFIRST

January 19, 2015

WFIRST click to listen (trt 7:17) Part 6 of Big Questions Somewhat Answered, featuring Neil Gehrels, astrophysicist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center and project scientist for WFIRST (The Wide-Field Infrared Survey Telescope), which is hoped to help determine the properties of dark energy.

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Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered: Intro to Dark Energy

January 19, 2015

Intro to Dark Energy click to listen (trt 2:18) Part 5 of Big Questions Somewhat Answered, featuring Sean Carroll, cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, explaining how dark energy was discovered.

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Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered: Dark Matter

January 19, 2015

Dark Matter click to listen (trt 5:19) Part 4 of Big Questions Somewhat Answered, featuring Sean Carroll, cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, explaining how we know dark matter exists, even though it’s never been directly detected and we don’t know what it’s made of.

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Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered: Spider

January 19, 2015

Spider click to listen (trt 8:39) Part 3 of Big Questions Somewhat Answered, featuring Jeff Filippini, post-doctoral Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, assistant professor of physics at the University of Illinois, and member of the Spider team, discussing the newest attempt to detect gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave background, with additional commentary […]

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Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered: Cosmic Inflation

January 19, 2015

ESA’s Planck Space Telescope Cosmic Inflation click to listen (trt: 9:05) Part 2 of Big Questions Somewhat Answered, featuring Jamie Bock, experimental cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a member of the BICEP team, Brendan Crill, cosmologist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and member of the Planck collaboration, […]

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Big Picture Science – Big Questions Somewhat Answered: The Big Bang

January 18, 2015

The Big Bang click to listen (trt: 3:42) Part 1 of Big Questions Somewhat Answered, featuring Sean Carroll, cosmologist at the California Institute of Technology, describing the moments just after the big bang.

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Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens

January 11, 2015

Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens “Dear E.T. …” So far, so good. But now what? Writing is never easy, but what if your task was to craft a message to aliens living elsewhere in the universe, and your prose would represent all humankind? Got writer’s block yet? What to say to […]

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