Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True

July 4, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True Don’t believe everything you see on TV or the movies. Science fiction is just a guide to how our future might unfold. It can be misleading, as anyone who yearns for a flying […]

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True: Jeffrey Zacks / Movie Minds

July 4, 2016

Jeffrey Zacks / Movie Minds click to listen (TRT 7:55) Part 4 of Science Fiction True, featuring Jeffrey Zacks, cognitive Neuroscientist at Washington University in St. Louis, and author of Flicker: Your Brain on Movies.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True: Jason Mark / Movie Doom

July 4, 2016

Jason Mark / Movie Doom click to listen (TRT 7:55) Part 3 of Science Fiction True, featuring Jason Mark, editor of Earth Island Journal, discussing how doomsday scenarios in sci-fi often rely on the ability of humans to make their home elsewhere in the cosmos.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True: Rob Rhinehart / Soylent

July 4, 2016

Rob Rhinehart / Soylent click to listen (TRT 7:30) Part 2 of Science Fiction True, featuring Rob Rhinehart, CEO and founder of Soylent, a complete meal in powdered form.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True: Steve Ramirez / Implanting Memories

July 4, 2016

Steve Ramirez / Implanting Memories click to listen (TRT 10:26) Part 1 of Science Fiction True, featuring Steve Ramirez, neuroscientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussing research into erasing and implanting memories in mice.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles

June 27, 2016

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles Wondering whether to vaccinate your children? The decision can feel like a shot in the dark if you don’t know how to evaluate risk. Find out why all of us succumb to the reasoning pitfalls of cognitive and omission bias, whether we’re saying no to […]

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Big Picture Science – The Me in Measles: Andrew Maynard / Accurate Data

June 27, 2016

Andrew Maynard / Accurate Data click to listen (trt 12:04) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles, featuring Andrew Maynard, professor of environmental health science, and director of the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan, suggesting that more accurate statistics would bolster the trustworthiness of data used to compare the risks […]

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Big Picture Science – The Me in Measles: Adam Korbitz / Risk Assessment

June 27, 2016

Adam Korbitz / Risk Assessment click to listen (trt 6:02) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles, featuring Adam Korbitz, a lawyer specializing in space law, discussing the psychology of how we assess risk.

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Big Picture Science – The Me in Measles: Neil deGrasse Tyson / Evaluating Risk

June 27, 2016

Neil deGrasse Tyson / Evaluating Risk click to listen (trt 5:40) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles, featuring Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, explaining how we evaluate risk (or not) and how science can help.

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Big Picture Science – The Me in Measles: Paul Offit / Vaccine Facts and Fears

June 27, 2016

An 1802 editorial cartoon showing people erupting with “cow pox” after being vaccinated to treat small pox. Paul Offit / Vaccine Facts and Fears click to listen (trt 13:32) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: The Me in Measles, featuring Paul Offit, infectious disease specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, discussing the facts and fears […]

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