Big Picture Science – Surviving the Anthropocene: Francisco Valero / DSCOVR

February 22, 2015

Francisco Valero / DSCOVR click to listen (trt 8:30) Part 3 of Surviving the Anthropocene, featuring Francisco Valero, emeritus physicist and research scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, imparting the history of the recently launched DSCOVR satellite and its mission to collect climate data.

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Big Picture Science – Surviving the Anthropocene: David Grinspoon / Biological Inevitability

February 22, 2015

Humans aren’t the first species to influence the earth’s climate. 2.5 billion years ago, the solar gluttony of cyanobacteria and resulting flood of oxygen emissions led to what is known as the Great Oxygenation Event. David Grinspoon / Biological Inevitability click to listen (trt 8:04) Part 2 of Surviving the Anthropocene, featuring David Grinspoon, astrobiologist […]

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Big Picture Science – Surviving the Anthropocene: Jonathan Amos / Human Influence

February 22, 2015

Jonathan Amos / Human Influence click to listen (trt 8:05) Part 1 of Surviving the Anthropocene, featuring Jonathan Amos, science writer for the BBC in London, discussing climate scientists’ predictions of a mega-drought in the American Southwest, and the new higher measurements of the amount of plastic dumped into the oceans annually.

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Big Picture Science – Sesquicentennial Science

February 15, 2015

Big Picture Science – Sesquicentennial Science Today, scientists are familiar to us, but they weren’t always. Even the word “scientist” is relatively modern, dating from the Victorian Era. And it is to that era we turn as we travel to the University of Notre Dame to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its College of Science […]

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Big Picture Science – Sesquicentennial Science: Nitesh Chawla / Big Data

February 15, 2015

Nitesh Chawla / Big Data click to listen (trt 7:10) Part 3 of Sesquicentennial Science, featuring Nitesh Chawla, professor of computer science and engineering and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Sciences and Applications at the Unviersity of Notre Dame, discussing big data and its possible applications.

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Big Picture Science – Sesquicentennial Science: Justin Crepp / Kepler 186f

February 15, 2015

Justin Crepp / Kepler 186f click to listen (trt 15:38) Part 2 of Sesquicentennial Science, featuring Justin Crepp, professor of physics at the University of Notre Dame, describing the discovery of earth-like exoplanet Kepler 186f.

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Big Picture Science – Sesquicentennial Science: John Durant / Victorian Science

February 15, 2015

John Durant / Victorian Science click to listen (trt 10:43) Part 1 of Sesquicentennial Science, featuring John Durant, historian of science and director of the MIT Museum, discussing the scientific world of the mid-19th century.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat

February 9, 2015

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have a science degree, yet he thinks rationally – like a scientist. You can too! Learn the secrets of being irritatingly logical from the most famous sleuth on Baker Street. Plus, discover why animal trackers 100,000 years ago may have been the […]

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Science Course Wish List

February 9, 2015

Science Course Wish List click to listen (trt 5:33) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring newly-minted scientists Michael Kemp, Toni Lyn Morelli, Ilona Kotlewska, and Yonatan Lipsitz, each describing a non-existent science course they wish they’d taken.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Chad Orzel / Your Inner Scientist

February 9, 2015

Chad Orzel / Your Inner Scientist click to listen (trt 10:07) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Chad Orzel, physicist and astronomer at Union College, and author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist.

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