Big Picture Science – Evolutionary Arms Race: Svante Pääbo / Neanderthal Genome

June 22, 2015

Evolutionary Arms Race – Svante Pääbo click to listen (trt 10:54) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Evolutionary Arms Race, featuring Svante Pääbo, evolutionary geneticist, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, author of Neanderthal Man: In Search of Lost Genomes.

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Big Picture Science – It’s All Relative

June 13, 2015

Big Picture Science – It’s All Relative A century ago, Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of physics with his Theory of General Relativity. Our intuitive ideas about space, time, mass, and gravity turned out to be wrong. Find out how this masterwork changed our understanding of how the universe works and why you can thank […]

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Big Picture Science – It’s All Relative: Jeff Bennett / Proving Relativity

June 13, 2015

Jeff Bennett / What Is Relativity?click to listen (trt 9:55) Part 5 of It’s All Relative, featuring Jeff Bennett, astronomer and author of What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas, and Why They Matter, discussing ongoing experiments and observations that fulfill Einstein’s theory of relativity.

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Big Picture Science – It’s All Relative: Beverly Berger / Gravitational Waves

June 13, 2015

Beverly Berger / Gravitational Wavesclick to listen (trt 5:33) Part 4 of It’s All Relative, featuring Beverly Berger, theoretical physicist and the Secretary for the International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation, discussing the search for gravitational waves as predicted by Einstein’s theory of General Relativity.

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Big Picture Science – It’s All Relative: Paul Halpern / Einstein & Schrödinger

June 13, 2015

Paul Halpern / Einstein & Schrödingerclick to listen (trt 6:37) Part 3 of It’s All Relative, featuring Paul Halpern, physicist at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and author of Einstein’s Dice and Schrödinger’s Cat: How Two Great Minds Battled Quantum Randomness to Create a Unified Theory of Physics.

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Big Picture Science – It’s All Relative: Hiawatha Bray / Relativity and GPS

June 13, 2015

Hiawatha Bray / Relativity and GPSclick to listen (trt 6:01) Part 2 of It’s All Relative, featuring Hiawatha Bray, technology reporter at the Boston Globe and author of You Are Here: From the Compass to GPS, the History and Future of How We Find Ourselves.

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Big Picture Science – It’s All Relative: Jeff Bennett / What Is Relativity?

June 13, 2015

Jeff Bennett / What Is Relativity?click to listen (trt 9:55) Part 1 of It’s All Relative, featuring Jeff Bennett, astronomer and author of What Is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas, and Why They Matter.

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Big Picture Science – And To Space We Return

June 8, 2015

Big Picture Science – And To Space We Return Earth may be the cradle of life, but our bodies are filled with materials cooked up billions of years ago in the scorching centers of stars. As Carl Sagan said, “We are all stardust.” We came from space, and some say it is to space we […]

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Big Picture Science – And To Space We Return: Cameron Smith / Space Humans

June 7, 2015

Cameron Smith / Space Humansclick to listen (trt 10:17) Part 3 of And To Space We Return, featuring Cameron Smith, archaeologist at Portland State University, discussing how space born descendants of explorers would evolve culturally, if not genetically.

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Big Picture Science – And To Space We Return: Chris Impey / Exploring Space

June 7, 2015

Chris Impey / Exploring Spaceclick to listen (trt 11:42) Part 2 of And To Space We Return, featuring Chris Impey, astronomer at the University of Arizona and author of Beyond: Our Future in Space.

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