Big Picture Science – Fear Itself: Seth Shostak / Alien Cover Up

December 19, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Fear Itself – Alien Cover Up click to listen (TRT 7:32) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Fear Itself, featuring Seth’s tale of recent correspondence regarding “proof” of life on Mars, similar to many of the messages he receives that […]

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Big Picture Science – Fear Itself: Margee Kerr / Science of Fear

December 19, 2016

Fear Itself – Science of Fear click to listen (TRT 10:07) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Fear Itself, featuring Margee Kerr, sociologist who studies fear and author of Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear.

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Big Picture Science – Are Animals Really That Smart?

December 12, 2016

Big Picture Science – Are Animals Really That Smart? You own a cat, or is it vice versa? Family friendly felines have trained their owners to do their bidding. Thanks to a successful evolutionary adaptation, they rule your house. Find out how your cat has you wrapped around its paw. And it’s not the only […]

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Big Picture Science – Are Animals Really That Smart: Frans de Waal / Animal Intelligence

December 12, 2016

BiPiSci – Animal Intelligenceclick to listen (trt 14:43) Part 3 of Are Animals Really That Smart, featuring Frans de Waal, primatologist and psychologist at Emory University, and author of Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are?

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Big Picture Science – Are Animals Really That Smart: Abigail Tucker / Cat Smarts

December 12, 2016

Psst! Hey you. Your cat is talking to you. Yes, you. BiPiSci – Cat Smartsclick to listen (trt 15:50) Part 2 of Are Animals Really That Smart, featuring Abigail Tucker, author of The Lion in the Living Room: How Housecats Tamed Us and Took Over the World.

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Big Picture Science – Are Animals Really That Smart: Alex Liu / Dinosaur Brain

December 12, 2016

BiPiSci – Dinosaur Brainclick to listen (trt 10:37) Part 1 of Are Animals Really That Smart, featuring Alex Liu, paleontologist at the University of Cambridge, U.K., describing the discovery of a fossilized dinosaur brain.

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Big Picture Science – Brain Dust

December 5, 2016

Big Picture Science – Brain Dust Know your brain? Think again. Driven by a hidden agenda, powered by an indecipherable web of neurons, and influenced by other brains, your grey matter is a black box. To “know thyself” may be a challenge, and free will nonexistent, but maybe more technology can shed light on the […]

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Big Picture Science – Brain Dust: The Representative Earthling

December 5, 2016

BiPiSci – Representative Earthlingclick to listen (trt 2:21) Part 2 of Brain Dust, wherein we imagine, as David Eagleman suggested, aliens trying to understand life on earth by listening to a single earthling.

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Big Picture Science – Brain Dust: David Eagleman / Brain Self

December 5, 2016

BiPiSci – Brain Selfclick to listen (trt 13:13) Part 1 of Brain Dust, featuring David Eagleman, neuroscientist at Stanford University and author of The Brain: the Story of You, discussing how the brain makes us who we are, and how little we know about it.

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Big Picture Science – Brain Dust: David Eagleman / Brain Technology

December 5, 2016

BiPiSci – Brain Technologyclick to listen (trt 6:40) Part 4 of Brain Dust, featuring David Eagleman, neuroscientist at Stanford University and author of The Brain: the Story of You, discussing brain technology that may make our descendants as foreign to us as we would be to our prehistoric ancestors.

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