Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure?: Mario Livio / Brilliant Blunders

November 10, 2014

Are You Sure You’re Sure? – Mario Livio click to listen Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?, featuring Mario Livio, astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute and author of “Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein- Colossal Mistakes By Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe.” (TRT […]

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Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure?: Brendan Nyhan / Uncertain Science

November 10, 2014

Are You Sure You’re Sure? – Brendan Nyhan click to listen Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?, featuring Brendan Nyhan, political scientist at Dartmouth College, expressing concern over the flaws in how scientific research is published. (TRT 8:31)

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Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure?: David Dunning / Confident Idiots

November 10, 2014

Are You Sure You’re Sure? – David Dunning click to listen Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?, featuring David Dunning, psychologist at Cornell University, discussing how the less we know, the more we think we know. (TRT 9:38)

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Big Picture Science – Are You Sure You’re Sure?: Robert Burton / Scientific (un)Certainty

November 10, 2014

Are You Sure You’re Sure? – Robert Burton click to listen Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Are You Sure You’re Sure?, featuring Robert Burton, neurologist and author of “On Being Certain: Believing You Are Right Even When You’re Not,” and “A Skeptic’s Guide to the Mind: What Neuroscience Can and Cannot Tell Us About Ourselves.” […]

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Big Picture Science – Sounds Abound

November 3, 2014

Big Picture Science – Sounds Abound The world is a noisy place. But now we have a better idea what the fuss is about. Not only can we record sound, but our computers allow us to analyze it. Bird sonograms reveal that our feathery friends give each other nicknames and share details about their emotional […]

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Big Picture Science – Sounds Abound: Michael Webster

November 3, 2014

Sounds Abound – Michael Webster click to listen Part 6 of Sounds Abound, featuring Michael Webster, professor of neurobiology and behavior, director of the Macaulay Library, Cornell University, on decoding bird calls. (TRT 11:14)

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Big Picture Science – Sounds Abound: Jenny Papka

November 3, 2014

Sounds Abound – Jenny Papka click to listen Part 5 of Sounds Abound, featuring Jenny Papka, Co-director of Native Bird Connections, on the hearing and vocalizations of various raptor species.(TRT 6:14)

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Big Picture Science – Sounds Abound: Laura Dilley

November 3, 2014

Sounds Abound – Laura Dilley click to listen Part 4 of Sounds Abound, featuring Laura Dilley, assistant professor in the Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders, Michigan State University, discussing the controversy behind the first words spoken on the surface of the moon.(TRT 4:48)

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Big Picture Science – Sounds Abound: Patrick Feaster

November 3, 2014

Sounds Abound: Patrick Feaster click to listen Part 3 of Sounds Abound, featuring Patrick Feaster, sound media historian at Indiana University, presenting some of the oldest known audio recordings in human history.(TRT 10:55)

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Big Picture Science – Sounds Abound: Michael Porter

November 3, 2014

Sounds Abound – Michael Porter click to listen Part 2 of Sounds Abound, featuring Michael Porter, Senior scientist of H.L.S. Research, La Jolla, California, on the mapping of ship routes via sea sounds.(TRT 5:25)

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