Big Picture Science – Sounds Abound: Bob Dziak

November 3, 2014

Sounds Abound – Bob Dziak click to listen Part 1 of Sounds Abound, featuring Bob Dziak, Oceanographer at Hatfield Marine Science Center, Oregon State University and Program Manager of the Acoustics Program at NOAA, discussing his recordings of ice from under the surface of the ocean.(TRT 6:00)

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Friends Like These

October 26, 2014

Big Picture Science – Friends Like Theseclick to listen! We love our family and friends, but sometimes their ideas about how the world works seem a little wacky. We asked BiPiSci listeners to share examples of what they can’t believe their loved-ones believe, no matter how much they hear rational explanations to the contrary. Then […]

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Big Picture Science – Friends Like These: Guy Harrison / Conspiracy Theories

October 26, 2014

Friends Like These – Guy Harrison click to listen Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Friends Like These, featuring Guy Harrison, author of 50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True and, most recently, 50 Simple Questions for Every Christian. (TRT 12:48)

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Big Picture Science – Friends Like These: Brian Greene / Falsifying String Theory

October 26, 2014

Friends Like These – Brian Greene click to listen Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Friends Like These, featuring Brian Greene, physicist, Columbia University, author of The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos and The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory. (TRT 7:56)

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Big Picture Science – Friends Like These: Matthew Hutson / Luck and Curses

October 26, 2014

Friends Like These – Matthew Hutson click to listen Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Friends Like These, featuring Matthew Hutson, author of The 7 Laws of Magical Thinking: How Irrational Beliefs Keep Us Happy, Healthy, and Sane. (TRT 9:21)

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Big Picture Science – Friends Like These: Steven Novella / Medical Misconceptions

October 26, 2014

Friends Like These – Steven Novella click to listen Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Friends Like These, featuring Steven Novella, physician at Yale University, host of the podcast, “Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe”. (TRT 16:35)

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution

October 20, 2014

Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distributionclick to listen! We all have at least some musical talent. But very few of us can play the piano like Vladimir Horowitz. His talent was rarefied, and at the tail end of the bell curve of musical ability – that tiny sliver of the distribution where you […]

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Dawn Balmer / Black Swans

October 20, 2014

Tale of the Distribution – Dawn Balmer click to listen Part 5 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Dawn Balmer, ornithologist at the British Trust for Ornithology, on the not-so-rarity of actual black swans. (TRT 2:00)

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Andrew Maynard / Risk Assessment

October 20, 2014

Tale of the Distribution – Andrew Maynard click to listen Part 4 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Andrew Maynard, director of the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan, explaining how we came to be so bad at assessing risk. (TRT 8:59)

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Hank Heasler / Yellowstone

October 20, 2014

Tale of the Distribution – Hank Heasler click to listen Part 3 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Hank Heasler, Yellowstone National Park geologist, describing the geological activity in Yellowstone. (TRT 7:47)

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