Big Picture Science – Invisible Worlds: David Morrison / Near Earth Asteroids

April 22, 2015

David Morrison / Near Earth Asteroids click to listen (trt 8:48) Part 1 of Invisible Worlds, featuring David Morrison, NASA space scientist, on our hunt for Near Earth Asteroids.

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Big Picture Science – Life in Space

April 19, 2015

Big Picture Science – Life in Space Discovering bacteria on Mars would be big news. But nothing would scratch our alien itch like making contact with intelligent life. Hear why one man is impatient for the discovery, and also about the new tools that may speed up the “eureka” moment. One novel telescope may help […]

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Big Picture Science – Life in Space: Frank Drake / Order of the Dolphins

April 19, 2015

Frank Drake / Order of the Dolphins click to listen (trt 3:52) Part 5 of Life in Space, featuring Frank Drake, astronomer at the SETI Institute, on the formation by some early SETI scientists of a group called “The Order of the Dolphins”.

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Big Picture Science – Life in Space: Denise Herzing / Dolphin Communication

April 19, 2015

Denise Herzing / Dolphin Communication click to listen (trt 8:52) Part 4 of Life in Space, featuring Denise Herzing, behavioral biologist and research director of the Wild Dolphin Project, on communicating with dolphins.

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Big Picture Science – Life in Space: Jeff Kuhn / Signs of Intelligence

April 19, 2015

Jeff Kuhn / Signs of Intelligence click to listen (trt 6:56) Part 3 of Life in Space, featuring Jeff Kuhn, physicist at the Institute for Astronomy in Honolulu, on the development of the Colossus Telescope, which will look for signs of intelligent life by directly observing known exoplanets.

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Big Picture Science – Life in Space: Olivier Guyon / Habitability

April 19, 2015

Olivier Guyon / Habitability click to listen (trt 5:22) Part 2 of Life in Space, featuring Olivier Guyon, 2012 McArthur Genius award winner, optical physicist and astronomer at the University of Arizona, discussing the Suburu telescope, which will search for signs of habitability on exoplanets.

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Big Picture Science – Life in Space: Lee Billings / Finding Planets

April 19, 2015

Lee Billings / Finding Planets click to listen (trt 14:44) Part 1 of Life in Space, featuring Lee Billings, journalist and author of Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars. (TRT 14:44)

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup

April 12, 2015

Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup Monsters don’t exist. Except when they do. And extinction is forever, except when it isn’t. So, which animals are mythical and which are in hiding? Bigfoot sightings are plentiful, but real evidence for the hirsute creature is a big zilch. Yet, the coelacanth, a predatory fish thought extinct, actually […]

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Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup: Ben Novak / De-Extinction

April 12, 2015

click to listen (trt 10:01) Ben Novak / De-Extinction Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup, featuring Ben Novak, visiting biologist at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and lead coordinating scientist of “The Great Comeback” at the Revive and Restore project at the Long Now Foundation, on the possibility of bringing back extinct species […]

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Big Picture Science – Monster Mashup: John Fitzpatrick / Ivory-Billed Woodpecker

April 12, 2015

John Fitzpatrick / Ivory-Billed Woodpecker click to listen (trt 10:53) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Monster Mashup, featuring John Fitzpatrick, ornithologist and director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University, discussing the not-quite-extinction of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker.

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