Big Picture Science – As You Were: Sean Carroll

September 22, 2014

As You Were – Sean Carroll click to listen Part 4 of As You Were, featuring Sean Carroll, theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, author of The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World, addressing the issue […]

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Big Picture Science – As You Were: Mike Smith

September 22, 2014

As You Were – Mike Smith click to listen Part 3 of As You Were, featuring Michael E. Smith, chemist, Arkema, Inc., describing the development of a new self-healing material. (TRT 7:46)

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Big Picture Science – As You Were: Oliver Ryder

September 22, 2014

As You Were – Oliver Ryder click to listen Part 2 of As You Were, featuring Oliver Ryder, director of genetics, San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, on using stem cells to preserve endangered species. (TRT 9:43)

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Big Picture Science – As You Were: Michael Malone part 1

September 22, 2014

As You Were – Michael Malone intro click to listen Part 1 of As You Were, featuring Michael S. Malone, professor of professional writing at Santa Clara University and the author of The Guardian of All Things: The Epic Story of Human Memory, imparting the story of how his comatose father triggered his interest in […]

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Is It True?

September 14, 2014

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Is It True?click to listen! We often hear fantastic scientific claims that would change everything if true. Such as the report that algae is growing on the outside of the International Space Station or that engineers have built a rocket that requires no propellant to accelerate. We examine news […]

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Big Picture Science – Is It True?: David Morrison / Killer Space Rocks

September 14, 2014

Is It True? – David Morrison click to listen Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Is It True?, featuring David Morrison, director of the Carl Sagan Center for the Study of Life in the Universe at the SETI Institute, clarifying the danger posed by near-Earth asteroids and comets such as Siding Spring (C2013/A1). (TRT 6:05)

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Big Picture Science – Is It True?: Steven Novella / Propellantless Drive

September 14, 2014

Is It True? – Steven Novella click to listen Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Is It True?, featuring Steven Novella, assistant professor at Yale University School of Medicine and host of the “Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe” podcast, addressing the latest purported invention of a rocket that requires no fuel. (TRT 5:41)

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Big Picture Science – Is It True?: Will Storr / The Unpersuadables

September 14, 2014

Is It True? – Will Storr click to listen Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Is It True?, featuring Will Storr, journalist and author of The Unpersuadables: Adventures with the Enemies of Science, explaining why some people can’t be shaken from their beliefs no matter how much the evidence weighs against them. (TRT 13:04)

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Big Picture Science – Is It True?: Lynn Rothschild / Space Plankton

September 14, 2014

Is It True? – Lynn Rothschild click to listen Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Is It True?, featuring Lynn Rothschild, evolutionary biologist and astrobiologist at NASA Ames Research Center, discussing reports of a Russian cosmonaut seeing “plankton” on the window outside of the International Space Station. (TRT 7:38)

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Big Picture Science – A Sudden Change in Planets

September 7, 2014

Big Picture Science – A Sudden Change in Planetsclick to listen! A planet is a planet is a planet. Unless it’s Pluto – then it’s a dwarf planet. But even then it’s a planet, according to experts. So what was behind the unpopular re-classification of Pluto by astronomers, and were they justified? As the New […]

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