BiPiSci – DecodeHer: Reshma Saujani / Girls Who Code

April 1, 2019

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! BiPiSci – Girls Who Code click to listen (TRT 9:30) Click above to listen to part 3 of DecodeHer, featuring Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, and the author of “Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail […]

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BiPiSci – DecodeHer: Lauren Gunderson / Henrietta Leavitt

April 1, 2019

BiPiSci – Henrietta Leavitt click to listen (TRT 11:47) Click above to listen to part 1 of DecodeHer, featuring Lauren Gunderson, playwright of Silent Sky, which tells the story of Henrietta Leavitt, who measured the brightnesses of thousands of stars and discovered a way to gauge the distances to galaxies, a development that soon led […]

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BiPiSci – DecodeHer: Jason Fagone / Elizabeth Friedman

April 1, 2019

BiPiSci – Elizabeth Friedman click to listen (TRT 13:05) Click above to listen to part 2 of DecodeHer, featuring Jason Fagone, author of “The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America’s Enemies.”

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Big Picture Science – DecodeHer

April 1, 2019

Big Picture Science – DecodeHer They were pioneers in their fields, yet their names are scarcely known – because they didn’t have a Y chromosome. We examine the accomplishments of two women who pioneered code breaking and astronomy during the early years of the twentieth century and did so in the face of social opprobrium […]

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Big Picture Science – You Are Exposed

March 25, 2019

Big Picture Science – You Are Exposed There’s no place like “ome.” Your microbiome is highly influential in determining your health. But it’s not the only “ome” doing so. Your exposome – environmental exposure over a lifetime – also plays a role. Hear how scientists hope to calculate your entire exposome, from food to air […]

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BiPiSci – You Are Exposed: Gary Miller / The Exposome

March 25, 2019

BiPiSci – The Exposome click to listen (TRT 11:28) Click above to listen to part 4 of You Are Exposed, featuring Gary Miller, professor of Environmental Health Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, discussing the exposome – the sum total of your lifetime exposure to environmental factors.

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BiPiSci – You Are Exposed: Indira Mysorekar / Microbiome Development

March 25, 2019

BiPiSci – Microbiome Development click to listen (TRT 8:14) Click above to listen to part 3 of You Are Exposed, featuring Indira Mysorekar, microbiologist at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, explaining how the womb and placenta were thought to be sterile but now scientists think that’s where the microbiome begins.

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BiPiSci – You Are Exposed: Vanessa Ezenwa / Sharing Microbes

March 25, 2019

BiPiSci – Sharing Microbes click to listen (TRT 7:38) Click above to listen to part 2 of You Are Exposed, featuring Vanessa Ezenwa, ecologist at the University of Georgia, describing how the social relationships of gazelles influence the transfer of beneficial gut microbes.

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BiPiSci – You Are Exposed: Rob Knight / Our Microbiome

March 25, 2019

BiPiSci – Our Microbiome click to listen (TRT 9:28) Click above to listen to part 1 of You Are Exposed, featuring Rob Knight, professor of Pediatrics, Computer Science and Engineering, and Director of the Center for Microbiome Innovation at the University of California, San Diego, discussing the way microbiology is changing how we think of […]

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Political Scientist

March 18, 2019

BiPiSci – Skeptic Check: Political Scientist Hundreds of thousands of scientists took to the streets during the March for Science. The divisive political climate has spurred some scientists to deeper political engagement – publicly challenging lawmakers and even running for office themselves. But the scientist-slash-activist model itself is contested, even by some of their colleagues. […]

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