BiPiSci – Yule Like This: Andrew Fraknoi / Winter Solstice

December 17, 2018

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! BiPiSci – Winter Solstice click to listen (trt 11:27) Click above to listen to Part 6 of Yule Like This, featuring Andrew Fraknoi, an astronomer and educator and author of “Introduction to Astronomy,” explaining solstice and the effect winter […]

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BiPiSci – Yule Like This: Ethan Siegel / Santa Physics

December 17, 2018

BiPiSci – Santa Physics click to listen (trt 5:59) Click above to listen to Part 5 of Yule Like This, featuring Ethan Seigel, theoretical astrophysicist and owner of the “Starts with a Bang!” blog, using science to help explain a famous magician’s annual feat.

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BiPiSci – Yule Like This: Ben Orlin / Loaded Dreidels

December 17, 2018

BiPiSci – Loaded Dreidels click to listen (trt 4:30) Click above to listen to Part 4 of Yule Like This, featuring Ben Orlin, math teacher and author of “Math with Bad Drawings: Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality,” explaining how variations in the weights of each side of a dreidel, coupled with the time […]

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BiPiSci – Yule Like This: Lilian Matallana / GMO Xmas Tree

December 17, 2018

BiPiSci – GMO Xmas Tree click to listen (trt 2:35) Click above to listen to Part 3 of Yule Like This, featuring Lilian Matallana, a research associate in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, describing efforts to breed a heartier xmas tree.

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BiPiSci – Yule Like This: Laura Kramer / Fruitcake Science

December 17, 2018

BiPiSci – Fruitcake Science click to listen (trt 8:03) Click above to listen to Part 2 of Yule Like This, featuring Laura Kramer, Manager of Science Conductors at the Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, who describes various experiments one can do with fruitcake, and has Seth try a density experiment during the interview.

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BiPiSci – Yule Like This: Jenna Gallas / Fruitcake Toss

December 17, 2018

BiPiSci – Fruitcake Toss click to listen (trt 3:38) Click above to listen to Part 1 of Yule Like This, featuring Jenna Gallas, special Event Coordinator, Manitou Springs Chamber of Congress, Colorado, describing the Annual Great Fruitcake Toss in Manitou Springs, Colorado, where contestants are awarded for distance, speed, and accuracy.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Bad

December 10, 2018

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Badclick to listen! The scientific method is tried and true. It has led us to a reliable understanding of things from basic physics to biomedicine. So yes, we can rely on the scientific method. The fallible humans behind the research, not so much. And politicians? Don’t get […]

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BiPiSci – Science Breaking Bad: Dave Levitan / Political “Science”

December 10, 2018

Science Breaking Bad – Political “Science” click to listen (trt 13:29) Click above to listen to Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Bad, featuring Dave Levitan, science journalist and author of Not a Scientist; How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent and Utterly Mangle Science.

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BiPiSci – Science Breaking Bad: Paul Offit / Science Gone Wrong

December 10, 2018

Science Breaking Bad – Science Gone Wrong click to listen (trt 13:29) Click above to listen to Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Bad, featuring Paul Offit, Professor of pediatrics, attending physician at the Division of Infectious Diseases of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and author of Pandora’s Lab: Seven Stories of Science Gone […]

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BiPiSci – Science Breaking Bad: Richard Harris / Sloppy Science

December 10, 2018

Science Breaking Bad – Sloppy Science click to listen (trt 14:11) Click above to listen to Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Bad, featuring Richard Harris, NPR science correspondent and author of Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billions.

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