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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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: Driverless Cars

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – Driverless Cars Part 5 of Time For a Map, featuring William “Red” Whittaker, roboticist at Carnegie Mellon University, explaining the technology behind driverless cars. (TRT 6:36)

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: The Viking Sunstone

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – The Viking Sunstone Part 4 of Time For a Map, featuring Seth and Molly’s historical account of how the vikings used a crystal to navigate cloudy seas, and how such a device might be likened to modern day GPS. (TRT 5:19)

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: Simon Garfield

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – Simon Garfield Part 3 of Time For a Map, featuring Simon Garfield, author of On the Map: A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks, on the ins and outs of map history. (TRT 7:40)

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Big Picture Science – Time For a Map: A Fish Tale

June 28, 2014

Time For a Map – A Fish Tale Part 2 of Time For a Map, featuring Kenneth Lohmann, biologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on how salmon migrate hundreds of miles to their birth river to spawn. (TRT 7:35)

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