BiPiSci – Identity Crisis: Tina Hesman Saey / Ancestral DNA

July 23, 2018

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! BiPiSci – Ancestral DNA click to listen (TRT 10:11) Part 1 of Identity Crisis, featuring Tina Hesman Saey, senior writer covering molecular biology for Science News, including a series on genetic testing.

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Big Picture Science – On Thin Ice

July 16, 2018

Big Picture Science – On Thin Ice Water is essential for life – that we know. But the honeycomb lattice that forms when you chill it to zero degrees Celsius is also inexorably intertwined with life. Ice is more than a repository for water that would otherwise raise sea levels. It’s part of Earth’s cooling […]

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BiPiSci – On Thin Ice: John Priscu / Microbes Unleashed

July 16, 2018

BiPiSci – Microbes Unleashed click to listen (TRT 9:45) Part 6 of On Thin Ice, featuring John Priscu, Polar Biologist at Montana State University, discussing the possibility of micro-organisms trapped in ice becoming re-animated as the ice melts.

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BiPiSci – On Thin Ice: Åsmund Asdal / “Doomsday” Vault

July 16, 2018

BiPiSci – “Doomsday” Vault click to listen (TRT 7:04) Part 5 of On Thin Ice, featuring Åsmund Asdal, biologist at the Nordic Genetic Resource Center and coordinator for operations and management of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Svalbard, Norway, discussing the recent flooding of the vault due to melting ice.

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BiPiSci – On Thin Ice: Peter Wadhams / Permafrost

July 16, 2018

BiPiSci – Permafrost click to listen (TRT 3:22) Part 4 of On Thin Ice, featuring Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge University in the U.K., and the author of A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic, describing what permafrost is and what may happen as it begins to thaw.

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BiPiSci – On Thin Ice: Eric Rignot / Larsen C Calved

July 16, 2018

BiPiSci – Larsen C Calved click to listen (TRT 6:18) Part 3 of On Thin Ice, featuring Eric Rignot, Earth systems scientist at the University of California, Irvine, and senior research scientist at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, discussing the ramifications of the recent calving of iceberg A68 from the Larsen C ice shelf.

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BiPiSci – On Thin Ice: Peter Wadhams / Larsen C Danger

July 16, 2018

BiPiSci – Larsen C Danger click to listen (TRT 2:08) Part 2 of On Thin Ice, featuring Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge University in the U.K., and the author of A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic, discussing the dangers of the Larsen C ice shelf calving, a month […]

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BiPiSci – On Thin Ice: Peter Wadhams / Sea Ice

July 16, 2018

BiPiSci – Sea ice click to listen (TRT 7:48) Part 1 of On Thin Ice, featuring Peter Wadhams, Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics at Cambridge University in the U.K., and the author of A Farewell to Ice: A Report from the Arctic, explaining what sea ice is and what its disappearance portends.

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Big Picture Science – What Goes Around

July 9, 2018

Big Picture Science – What Goes Aroundclick to listen! It’s not just tin cans and newspapers. One man says that, from a technical standpoint, everything can be recycled – cigarette butts, yoga mats, dirty diapers. Even radioactive waste. You name it, we can recycle it. But we choose not to. Find out why we don’t, […]

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BiPiSci – What Goes Around: Paul Bogard / Soil Depletion

July 9, 2018

BiPiSci – Soil Depletion click to listen (TRT 11:28) Click above to listen to part 4 of What Goes Around, featuring Paul Bogard, assistant professor of English at James Madison University and author of, “The Ground Beneath Us: From the Oldest Cities to the Last Wilderness, What Dirt Tells Us About Who We Are.” His […]

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