Big Picture Science – Moving Right Along: Mike Smith

August 17, 2014

Moving Right Along – Mike Smith click to listen Part 1 of Moving Right Along, featuring Mike Smith, meteorologist, senior vice president of AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions, and author of Warnings: The True Story of How Science Tamed the Weather, discussing the movement of hurricanes. (TRT 9:24)

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction

August 10, 2014

Big Picture Science – De-Extinctionclick to listen! Maybe goodbye isn’t forever. Get ready to mingle with mammoths and gaze upon a ground sloth. Scientists want to give some animals a round-trip ticket back from oblivion. Learn how we might go from scraps of extinct DNA to creating live previously-extinct animals, and the man who claims […]

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Nick Bostrum

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Nick Bostrum click to listen Part 5 of De-Extinction, featuring Nick Bostrum, director of the Future of Humanity Institute, Oxford University, addressing the possible extinction of homo sapiens. (TRT 6:07)

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Melanie Challenger

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Melanie Challenger click to listen Part 4 of De-Extinction, featuring Ben Novak, poet, writer, and author of On Extinction: How We Became Estranged from Nature. (TRT 7:42)

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Hank Greely

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Hank Greely click to listen Part 3 of De-Extinction, featuring Hank Greely, a lawyer working in bioethics and director of the Stanford Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford University, addressing the ethics of bringing species back from extinction. (TRT 10:00)

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Ben Novak

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Ben Novak click to listen Part 2 of De-Extinction, featuring Ben Novak, biologist at the Revive and Restore project at the Long Now Foundation, and visiting biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, on the process of bringing the passenger pigeon back from extinction. (TRT 7:42)

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Big Picture Science – De-Extinction: Beth Shapiro

August 10, 2014

De-Extinction – Beth Shapiro click to listen Part 1 of De-Extinction, featuring Beth Shapiro, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, on the possibility of bringing species back from extinction. (TRT 10:25)

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy

August 4, 2014

Big Picture Science – Eye Spyclick to listen! Who’s watching you? Could be anyone, really. Social media sites, webcams, CCTV cameras and smartphones have made keeping tabs on you as easy as tapping “refresh” on a tablet. And who knows what your cell phone records are telling the NSA? Surveillance technology has privacy on the […]

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy: William Marshall

August 4, 2014

Eye Spy – William Marshall click to listen Part 5 of Eye Spy, featuring William Marshall, physicist, and CEO of Planet Labs, discussing the various uses of small, publicly accessible surveillance satellites. (TRT 9:54)

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Big Picture Science – Eye Spy: Cat Burglars

August 4, 2014

Eye Spy – Cat Burglars click to listen Part 4 of Eye Spy, featuring Gary’s explanation of how he and his wife use a networked surveillance camera to catch neighbor cats sneaking in through the cat door to steal their cats’ food. (TRT 3:17) The photo above is the first ever captured by the camera, […]

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