Big Picture Science – Are We Over the Moon?: John Logsdon / Space Race

August 15, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science / Space Race click to listen (trt 7:02) Part 2 of Are We Over the Moon?, featuring John Logsdon, professor emeritus of the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University, discussing the early impetus for going […]

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Big Picture Science – Are We Over the Moon?: Gene Cernan / Last Man on the Moon

August 15, 2016

Big Picture Science / Last Man on the Moon click to listen (trt 1:25) Part 1 of Are We Over the Moon?, featuring Gene Cernan, retired American naval officer and former NASA Astronaut, on being the last man on the moon.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter

August 8, 2016

Big Picture Science – After the Hereafter There are few enduring truths, but one is that no one gets out of life alive. What’s less certain is what comes next. Does everything stop with death, or are we transported to another plane of existence? First-hand accounts of people who claim to have visited heaven are […]

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Big Picture Science – After the Hereafter: Steven Novella / Neurological Heaven

August 8, 2016

Big Picture Science / Neurological Heaven click to listen (trt 16:14) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter, featuring Steven Novella, professor of neurology at Yale University School of Medicine and host of the “Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe” podcast, describing how scientists can reproduce in the brain the sensation of being outside your […]

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Big Picture Science – After the Hereafter: Greg Garrett / Visualizing Heaven

August 8, 2016

Big Picture Science / Visualizing Heaven click to listen (trt 11:01) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter, featuring Greg Garrett, professor of English at Baylor University, writer on books, culture, and religion for the Huffington Post, and author of Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination.

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Big Picture Science – After the Hereafter: Ben Radford / Visiting Heaven

August 8, 2016

Big Picture Science / Visiting Heaven click to listen (trt 11:10) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter, featuring Ben Radford, paranormal investigator, research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and deputy editor of the Skeptical Inquirer, and author of the Discovery News article, “Why People Believed Boy’s ‘Visit to Heaven’ Story”.

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Big Picture Science – On Defense

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science – On Defense The military is a dangerous calling. But technology can help out, so researchers are constantly trying to make soldiers safer. Writer Mary Roach investigates how scientists studying so-called human factors are protecting troops from such aggressive foes as heat, noise, and fatigue. She also learns how bad odors were […]

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Big Picture Science – On Defense: Brian Hoffman / Adrenaline

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science / Adrenaline click to listen (trt 9:35) Part 4 of On Defense, featuring Brian Hoffman, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and author of Adrenaline.

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Big Picture Science – On Defense: Annie Jacobsen / Future Soldiers

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science / Insect Camouflage click to listen (trt 7:01) Part 3 of On Defense, featuring Annie Jacobsen, journalist and author of The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency.

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Big Picture Science – On Defense: Michael Engel / Insect Camouflage

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science / Insect Camouflage click to listen (trt 10:30) Part 2 of On Defense, featuring Michael Engel, entomologist and invertebrate paleontologist at the University of Kansas, and senior curator of its Natural History Museum, discussing how insects construct camouflage out of sand, plant material, and sometimes other insects.

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