Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements

January 4, 2015

Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements There’s no one like you. At least, not yet. But in some visions of the future, androids can do just about everything, computers will hook directly into your brain, and genetic human-hybrids with exotic traits will be walking the streets. So could humans become an endangered species? Be […]

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Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements: Annalee Newitz / Surviving Extinction

January 4, 2015

Meet Your Replacements – Annalee Newitzclick to listen Part 5 of Meet Your Replacements, featuring Annalee Newitz, editor of io9.com, and author of Scatter, Adapt, and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction. (TRT 13:22)

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Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements: Stuart Newman / Humanzee

January 4, 2015

Meet Your Replacements – Stuart Newmanclick to listen Part 4 of Meet Your Replacements, featuring Stuart Newman, professor of cell biology and anatomy at New York Medical College, discussing the implications of his patent for the genes of a hypothetical human/chimpanzee hybrid called a humanzee. (TRT 11:51)

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Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements: Luke Muehlhauser / Rise of A.I.

January 4, 2015

Meet Your Replacements – Luke Muehlhauserclick to listen Part 3 of Meet Your Replacements, featuring Luke Muehlhauser, executive director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute, on the likely evolution of artificial intelligence. (TRT 10:08)

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Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements: Gary’s Replacement Replacement

January 4, 2015

Meet Your Replacements – Gary’s Replacement Replacement click to listen Part 2 of Meet Your Replacements, featuring a visit from future Gary and his replacement. (TRT 2:23)

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Big Picture Science – Meet Your Replacements: Robin Hanson / Robot Emulations

January 4, 2015

Meet Your Replacements – Robin Hansonclick to listen Part 1 of Meet Your Replacements, featuring Robin Hanson, associate professor of economics, George Mason University, on the possible advent of “emulations”, robots endowed with human minds. (TRT 9:08)

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Got a Sweet Truth?

December 28, 2014

Big Picture Science – Got a Sweet Truth? The sweet stuff is getting sour press. Some researchers say sugar is toxic. A new study seems to support that idea: mice fed the human equivalent of an extra three sodas a day become infertile or die. But should cupcakes be regulated like alcohol? Hear both sides […]

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Big Picture Science – Got a Sweet Truth?: A Correction

December 28, 2014

Wapakoneta / A Correction click to listen Part 6 of Skeptic Check: Got a Sweet Truth?, featuring a listener’s correction of our pronunciation of Neil Armstrong’s birthplace, Wapakoneta, Ohio, in our Sounds Abound episode. (TRT 1:57)

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Big Picture Science – Got a Sweet Truth?: Michael Moss / Big Sugar

December 28, 2014

Michael Moss / Big Sugar click to listen Part 5 of Skeptic Check: Got a Sweet Truth?, featuring Michael Moss, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist at The New York Times, and author of Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. (TRT 15:17)

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Big Picture Science – Got a Sweet Truth?: John Sievenpiper / Not So Toxic

December 28, 2014

John Sievenpiper / Not So Toxic click to listen Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Got a Sweet Truth?, featuring John Sievenpiper, Knowledge Synthesis Lead of the Toronto 3D Knowledge Synthesis and Clinical Trials Unit of St. Michael’s Hospital at the University of Toronto, Canada, explaining how fructose isn’t the toxin that others claim. (TRT 5:27)

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