Big Picture Science – What Have You Got To Move: Helen Czerski / Everyday Physics

March 13, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! What Have You Got To Move – Everyday Physics click to listen (TRT 11:17) Part 2 of What Have You Got To Move, featuring Helen Czerski, physicist at the University College London, and author of Storm in a Teacup: […]

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Big Picture Science – What Have You Got To Move: Matt Wilkinson / Life Locomotion

March 13, 2017

What Have You Got To Move – Animal Locomotion click to listen (TRT 12:47) Part 1 of What Have You Got To Move, featuring Matt Wilkinson, zoologist and science writer at the University of Cambridge, and author of Restless Creatures: The Story of Life in Ten Movements. Technology, discussing how life evolved to move.

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra

March 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra Admit it – the universe is cool, but weird. Just when you think you’ve tallied up all the peculiar phenomena that the cosmos has to offer – it throws more at you. We examine some of the recent perplexing finds. Could massive asteroid impacts be as predictable as phases […]

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra: Seth Shostak / Alien Megastructure?

March 6, 2017

Cosmic Conundra – Alien Megastructure? click to listen (TRT 10:43) Part 4 of Cosmic Conundra, featuring Seth’s description of the unexplained intermittent dimming of a star called KIC 8462852, which some theorize is caused by an alien megastructure.

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra: Ranga-Ram Chary / Parallel Universes

March 6, 2017

Cosmic Conundra – Parallel Universes click to listen (TRT 6:58) Part 3 of Cosmic Conundra, featuring Ranga-Ram Chary, astronomer, U.S. Planck Data Center, California Institute of Technology, describing his theory that evidence of parellel universes exists within our universe’s cosmic microwave background.

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra: Mark Showalter / Manic Moons

March 6, 2017

Cosmic Conundra – Manic Moons click to listen (TRT 6:37) Part 2 of Cosmic Conundra, featuring Mark Showalter, senior research scientist at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, on the unusually fast rotation rates of some of Pluto’s moons.

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra: Mike Rampino / Catastrophic Collision Cycles

March 6, 2017

Cosmic Conundra – Catastrophic Collision Cycles click to listen (TRT 9:31) Part 1 of Cosmic Conundra, featuring Mike Rampino, professor of biology and environmental studies at New York University, explaining how the movement of our solar system within the milky way may lead to periodic collisions with comets that cause mass extinction events.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Not So Sweet

February 27, 2017

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Not So Sweet Obesity, diabetes, heart disease … maybe even Alzheimer’s. Could these modern scourges have a common denominator? Some people believe they do: sugar. But is this accusation warranted? We talk with a journalist who has spent two decades reporting on nutrition science, and while he says there’s […]

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Big Picture Science – Not So Sweet: Naomi Oreskes / Confection Confusion

February 27, 2017

Not So Sweet – Confection Confusion click to listen (TRT 12:53) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Not So Sweet, featuring Naomi Oreskes, professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University, and the co-author of Merchants of Doubt, describing how industry corruption of scientific studies sows public […]

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Big Picture Science – Not So Sweet: Cristin Kearns / Sugar Politics

February 27, 2017

Not So Sweet – Sugar Politics click to listen (TRT 3:45) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Not So Sweet, featuring Cristin Kearns, postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, San Francisco, discussing how nutritional studies done at Harvard in the 1960’s were corrupted by the sugar industry.

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