Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?: Mark Miodownik

June 23, 2014

What Do You Make Of It? – Mark Miodownik Part 2 of What Do You Make Of It?, featuring Mark Miodownik, materials scientist, director of the Institute of Making at University College, London, and author of Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World. (TRT 9:54)

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Big Picture Science – What Do You Make Of It?: 3D Printed Shoes

June 23, 2014

What Do You Make Of It? – 3D Printed Shoes Part 1 of What Do You Make Of It?, featuring Lucy Beard – Founder of Feetz, a company developing the technology to create 3D printed shoes designed to the specifications of each individuals’ feet. (TRT 4:32)

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics

June 16, 2014

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics One day, coffee is good for you; the next, it’s not. And it seems that everything you eat is linked to cancer, according to research. But scientific studies are not always accurate. Insufficient data, biased measurements, or a faulty analysis can trip them up. And that’s […]

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Big Picture Science – Check the Skeptics: Joe Schwarcz

June 16, 2014

Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics – Joe Schwarcz Part 4 of Check the Skeptics, featuring Joe Schwarcz, professor of chemistry and Director of the Office for Science and Society at McGill University in Montreal and author of Is That a Fact?: Frauds, Quacks, and the Real Science of Everyday Life. (TRT 12:30)

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Big Picture Science – Check the Skeptics: Skeptical Poker

June 16, 2014

Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics – Skeptical Poker Part 2 of Check the Skeptics, featuring the staff of Big Picture Science playing a game of 5 card unpublished stud… ies. (TRT 3:23)

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Big Picture Science – Check the Skeptics: Marcelo Gleiser

June 16, 2014

Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics – Marcelo Gleiser Part 3 of Check the Skeptics, featuring Marcelo Gleiser, physicist and astronomer at Dartmouth College and author of The Island of Knowledge: The Limits of Science and the Search for Meaning. (TRT 9:58)

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Big Picture Science – Check the Skeptics: John Ioannidis

June 16, 2014

Skeptic Check: Check the Skeptics – John Ioannidis Part 1 of Check the Skeptics, featuring John Ioannidis, professor of medicine, health research and policy, and statistics, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford University. His paper, “Why Most Published Research Findings are False,” was published in PLoS Medicine. (TRT 11:30)

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Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt

June 8, 2014

Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt If you move with the times, you might stick around long enough to pass on your genes. And that is adaptation and evolution, in a nutshell. But humans are changing their environment faster than their genes can keep pace. This has led to a slew of diseases – […]

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Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt: Marlene Zuk

June 8, 2014

Apt To Adapt – Marlene Zuk Part 4 of Apt To Adapt, featuring Marlene Zuk, evolutionary biologist at the University of Minnesota, explaining why crickets on two Hawaiian islands have stopped chirping. (TRT 5:27)

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Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt: Paul Kingsnorth

June 8, 2014

Apt To Adapt – Paul Kingsnorth Part 3 of Apt To Adapt, featuring Paul Kingsnorth, environmental journalist and author of Real England: The Battle Against the Bland and The Wake. The profile of his retreat from environmentalism appeared in the “New York Times Magazine”. (TRT 10:04)

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