Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age: George Church / Synthetic Biology

April 5, 2015

George Church / Synthetic Biology click to listen (trt 8:59) Part 3 of Raising the Minimum Age, featuring George Church, professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and author of Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves.

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Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age: Gordon Lithgow’s Worm Lab

April 5, 2015

Gordon Lithgow’s Worm Lab click to listen (trt 4:00) Part 2 of Raising the Minimum Age, featuring Gordon Lithgow, geneticist at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California, and Manish Chamoli, post-doctoral researcher at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, describing their study of the C. elegans worm in the lab […]

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Big Picture Science – Raising the Minimum Age: Gordon Lithgow / Understanding Aging

April 5, 2015

Gordon Lithgow / Understanding Aging click to listen (trt 10:24) Part 1 of Raising the Minimum Age, featuring Gordon Lithgow, geneticist at the Buck Institute for Research on Aging in Novato, California, who says if we can figure out why proteins stop healthy functioning, we might stop other deterioration and the development of disease.

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Big Picture Science – Hidden History

March 28, 2015

Big Picture Science – Hidden History Archaeologists continue to hunt for the city of Atlantis, even though it may never have existed. But, what if it did? Its discovery would change ancient history. Sometimes when we dig around in the past, we can change our understanding of how we got to where we are. We […]

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Big Picture Science – Hidden History: Christine Kenneally / Deep DNA

March 28, 2015

Christine Kenneally / Deep DNA click to listen (trt 10:40) Part 5 of Hidden History, featuring Christine Kenneally, journalist and author of The Invisible History of the Human Race: How DNA and History Shape Our Identities and Our Futures.

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Big Picture Science – Hidden History: Peter Ward / Slow Motion Extinction

March 28, 2015

Peter Ward / Slow Motion Extinction click to listen (trt 11:41) Part 4 of Hidden History, featuring Peter Ward, paleontologist at the University of Washington and author of A New History of Life: The Radical New Discoveries about the Origins and Evolution of Life on Earth, who suggests that volcanic activity was precipitating a mass […]

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Big Picture Science – Hidden History: David Morrison / Impact Extinction

March 28, 2015

David Morrison / Impact Extinction click to listen (trt 3:08) Part 3 of Hidden History, featuring David Morrison, senior scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, laying out evidence that an asteroid impact caused the mass extinction that ended the Cretaceous period.

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Big Picture Science – Hidden History: Dinosaurs Unleashed

March 28, 2015

Dinosaurs Unleashed click to listen (trt 1:05) Part 2 of Hidden History, wherein we imagine sharing our world with not-at-all-extinct dinosaurs.

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Big Picture Science – Hidden History: Mark Adams / Atlantis

March 28, 2015

Mark Adams / Atlantis click to listen (trt 9:52) Part 1 of Hidden History, featuring Mark Adams, author of Meet Me in Atlantis: My Obsessive Quest to Find the Sunken City.

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Big Picture Science – Power to the People

March 23, 2015

Big Picture Science – Power to the People Let there be light! Well, it’s easy to do: just flip a switch. But it took more than the invention of the light bulb to make that possible. It required new technology for the distribution of electricity. And that came, not so much from Thomas Edison, but […]

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