Big Picture Science – About Face: Josef Parvizi

July 14, 2014

About Face – Josef Parviziclick to listen! Part 2 of Skeptic Check: About Face, featuring Josef Parvisi, associate professor, Stanford University, and clinical neurologist and epilepsy specialist at Stanford Medical Center, discussing research that shows how neurological treatment can affect the way subjects perceive faces. (TRT 11:56)

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Big Picture Science – About Face: Phil Plait

July 14, 2014

About Face – Phil Plaitclick to listen! Part 1 of Skeptic Check: About Face, featuring Phil Plait, astronomer, Skeptic, and author of Slate Magazine’s blog Bad Astronomy, addressing pareidolia, the human tendency to see and hear familiar patterns where they do not actually exist. (TRT 9:35)

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Big Picture Science – Deep Time

July 8, 2014

Big Picture Science – Deep Timeclick to listen! Think back, way back. Beyond last week or last year … to what was happening on Earth 100,000 years ago. Or 100 million years ago. It’s hard to fathom such enormous stretches of time, yet to understand the evolution of the cosmos – and our place in […]

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Big Picture Science – Deep Time: Allison Peck

July 8, 2014

Deep Time – Allison Peck click to listen! Part 5 of Deep Time, featuring Allison Peck, scientist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Charlottesville, Virginia, discussing using the ALMA observatory in Chile to look back to the beginning of the universe to study galaxy formation. (TRT 9:01)

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Big Picture Science – Deep Time: Nicholas Pyenson

July 8, 2014

Deep Time – Nicholas Pyenson click to listen! Part 4 of Deep Time, featuring Nicholas Pyenson, curator of fossil marine mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C., on the history of whale evolution. (TRT 7:33)

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Big Picture Science – Deep Time: Future Deep Time

July 8, 2014

Deep Time – Future Deep Time click to listen! Part 3 of Deep Time, featuring Seth’s upbeat preview of the eventual demise of the universe. (TRT 2:37)

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Big Picture Science – Deep Time: Neil Shubin

July 8, 2014

Deep Time – Neil Shubin click to listen! Part 2 of Deep Time, featuring Neil Shubin, biologist, associate dean of biological sciences at the University of Chicago, and the author of The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People. (TRT 12:38)

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Big Picture Science – Deep Time: Robert Hazen

July 8, 2014

Deep Time – Robert Hazen click to listen! Part 1 of Deep Time, featuring Robert Hazen, senior staff scientist at the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, executive director of the Deep Carbon Observatory, and the author of The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet. (TRT […]

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map

June 28, 2014

Big Picture Science – Time For a Map It’s hard to get lost these days. GPS pinpoints your location to within a few feet. Discover how our need to get from A to B holds clues about what makes us human, and what we lose now that every digital map puts us at the center. […]

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: James Trefil

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – James Trefil Part 6 of Time For a Map, featuring James Trefil, physicist at George Mason University, author of Space Atlas: Mapping the Universe and Beyond. (TRT 7:32)

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