Big Picture Science – Life in Space: Lee Billings / Finding Planets

April 19, 2015

Lee Billings / Finding Planets click to listen (trt 14:44) Part 1 of Life in Space, featuring Lee Billings, journalist and author of Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars. (TRT 14:44)

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup

April 12, 2015

Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup Monsters don’t exist. Except when they do. And extinction is forever, except when it isn’t. So, which animals are mythical and which are in hiding? Bigfoot sightings are plentiful, but real evidence for the hirsute creature is a big zilch. Yet, the coelacanth, a predatory fish thought extinct, actually […]

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Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup: Ben Novak / De-Extinction

April 12, 2015

click to listen (trt 10:01) Ben Novak / De-Extinction Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup, featuring Ben Novak, visiting biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and lead coordinating scientist of “The Great Comeback” at the Revive and Restore project at the Long Now Foundation, on the possibility of bringing back extinct species […]

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Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup: John Fitzpatrick / Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

April 12, 2015

John Fitzpatrick / Ivory-Billed Woodpecker click to listen (trt 10:53) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup, featuring John Fitzpatrick, ornithologist and director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University, discussing the not-quite-extinction of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

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Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup: Chris Amemiya / Coelacanth

April 12, 2015

Monster Mashup – Chris Amemiya click to listen (trt 7:46) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup, featuring Chris Amemiya, biologist and geneticist at the University of Washington and the Benaroya Research Institute, Seattle, on the discovery of the coelacanth.

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Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup: Donald Prothero / Famous Cryptids

April 12, 2015

Donald Prothero / Famous Cryptids click to listen (trt 11:45) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup, featuring Donald Prothero, paleontologist, geologist, former professor at Occidental College, and co-author of Abominable Science!: Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids.

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Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age

April 5, 2015

Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age We all try to fight it: the inexorable march of time. The fountain of youth doesn’t exist, and all those wrinkle creams can’t help. But modern science is giving us new weapons in the fight against aging. So how far are we willing to go? Hear when […]

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Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age: Ellen Langer / Mind and Time

April 5, 2015

Ellen Langer / Mind and Time click to listen (trt 13:02) Part 4 of Raising the Minimum Age, featuring Ellen Langerr, professor of Psychology at Harvard University and author of Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility, describing an experiment in the 70s and 80s wherein she took 8 men and put them in […]

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Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age: George Church / Synthetic Biology

April 5, 2015

George Church / Synthetic Biology click to listen (trt 8:59) Part 3 of Raising the Minimum Age, featuring George Church, professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and author of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves.

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Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age: Gordon Lithgow’s Worm Lab

April 5, 2015

Gordon Lithgow’s Worm Lab click to listen (trt 4:00) Part 2 of Raising the Minimum Age, featuring Gordon Lithgow, geneticist at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California, and Manish Chamoli, post-doctoral researcher at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, describing their study of the C. elegans worm in the lab […]

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