Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?: John Dovidio / Survival by Categorization

October 5, 2014

What’s the Difference? – John Dovidio click to listen Part 3 of What’s the Difference?, featuring John Dovidio, social psychologist at Yale University explaining how social categorization evolved in humans. (TRT 8:19)

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Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?: Stephen Stearns / Biology of Race

October 5, 2014

What’s the Difference? – Stephen Stearns click to listen Part 2 of What’s the Difference?, featuring Stephen Stearns, evolutionary biologist at Yale University, discussing how racial identity is nearly invisible from an evolutionary biology perspective. (TRT 8:30)

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Big Picture Science – What’s the Difference?: David Page / Y Chromosome

October 5, 2014

What’s the Difference? – David Page click to listen Part 1 of What’s the Difference?, featuring David Page, biologist and geneticist at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, describing how sex is determined by the Y chromosome and perhaps even just one gene on that chromosome. (TRT 8:46)

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run

September 28, 2014

Big Picture Science – Land on the Runclick to listen! Hang on to your globe. One day it’ll be a collector’s item. The arrangement of continents you see today is not what it once was, nor what it will be tomorrow. Thank plate tectonics. Now evidence suggests that the crowding together of all major land […]

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: Simon Kattenhorn / Tectonic Europa

September 28, 2014

Land on the Run – Simon Kattenhorn click to listen Part 4 of Land on the Run, featuring Simon Kattenhorn, structural geologist and a planetary geologist who did his work on Europa while at the University of Idaho, relaying the discovery of tectonic activity on Jupiter’s icy moon. (TRT 8:02)

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: Ross Mitchell / Amasia

September 28, 2014

Land on the Run – Ross Mitchell click to listen Part 3 of Land on the Run, featuring Ross Mitchell, geologist and post-doctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, describing the super-continent of Amasia, which may be formed by the drifting continents in 100 million years or so. (TRT 8:28)

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: Adrian Borsa / Higher Ground

September 28, 2014

Land on the Run – Adrian Borsa click to listen Part 2 of Land on the Run, featuring Adrian Borsa, geophysicist of Scripps Institute of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, discussing how drought is causing the ground to rise in the western U.S. (TRT 9:47)

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: John Dvorak / Earthquake Storms

September 28, 2014

Land on the Run – John Dvorak click to listen Part 1 of Land on the Run, featuring John Dvorak, geologist and author of Earthquake Storms: The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault. (TRT 9:10)

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Big Picture Science – As You Were

September 22, 2014

Big Picture Science – As You Wereclick to listen! We all want to turn back time. But until we build a time machine, we’ll have to rely on a few creative approaches to capturing things as they were – and preserving them for posterity. One is upping memory storage capacity itself. Discover just how much […]

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Big Picture Science – As You Were: Michael Malone part 2

September 22, 2014

As You Were – Michael Malone click to listen Part 6 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, detailing the history of advances in both technological and sociological memory. (TRT 12:02)

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