Big Picture Science – Into the Unknown

by Gary Niederhoff on August 29, 2011

During the great age of exploration men risked their lives to set foot upon unknown lands, whether in the humid jungles of Peru or on the barren ice cap of the South Pole. We’ll hear those dramatic tales…

… but also where modern exploration is taking us. Could it be to the deepest, darkest part of the sea?

Or to space? Discover how to build a space suit that will let you move like an athlete on Mars. Also, why some say that the ultimate frontier requires no packing and no travel: voyages into the human brain.

Listen to individual segments here:
Part 1: Machu Picchu
Part 2: The south pole
Part 3: Space exploration
Part 4: Exploring the brain
Part 5: The ocean

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