Big Picture Science – Let’s Stick Together

July 22, 2019

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Big Picture Science – Let’s Stick Together Crowded subway driving you crazy? Sick of the marathon-length grocery store line? Wish you had a hovercraft to float over traffic? If you are itching to hightail it to an isolated cabin in […]

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BiPiSci – Let’s Stick Together: Mark Moffett / Human An(t)alogs

July 22, 2019

Big Picture Science / Human An(t)alogs click to listen (trt 15:31) Click above to listen to Part 3 of Let’s Stick Together, featuring Mark Moffett, Tropical biologist, Smithsonian Institution researcher, and author of “The Human Swarm: How Our Societies Arise, Thrive and Fall,” explaining how ants ant societies resemble human societies.

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BiPiSci – Let’s Stick Together: Adam Rutherford / Human Paradox

July 22, 2019

Big Picture Science / Human Paradox click to listen (trt 12:52) Click above to listen to Part 1 of Let’s Stick Together, featuring Adam Rutherford, geneticist and author of “Humanimal: How Homo Sapiens Became Nature’s Most Paradoxical Creature – a New Evolutionary History,” discussing how humans both are, and aren’t, exceptional creatures.

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BiPiSci – Let’s Stick Together: Patricia Churchland / Social Bonding

July 22, 2019

Big Picture Science / Social Bonding click to listen (trt 11:18) Click above to listen to Part 2 of Let’s Stick Together, featuring Patricia Churchland, neurophilosopher, professor of philosophy emerita at the University of California San Diego, and author most recently of “Conscience: The Origins of Moral Intuition,” describing how humans came to be social […]

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Big Picture Science – Math’s Paths

July 15, 2019

Big Picture Science – Math’s Paths If you bake, you can appreciate math’s transformative properties. Admiring the stackable potato chip is to admire a hyperbolic sheet. Find out why there’s no need to fear math – you just need to think outside the cuboid. Also, how nature’s geometric shapes inspire the next generation of squishy […]

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BiPiSci – Math’s Paths: Daniel Finkel / Love for Math

July 15, 2019

Big Picture Science / Love for Math click to listen (trt 10:28) Click above to listen to Part 4 of Math’s Paths, featuring Daniel Finkel, mathematician and founder and director of operations at “Math for Love,” discussing how math can be taught in a way that engages, rather than repels, young minds. Check out his […]

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BiPiSci – Math’s Paths: Steve Strogatz / Compelling Calculus

July 15, 2019

Big Picture Science / Compelling Calculus click to listen (trt 9:45) Click above to listen to Part 3 of Math’s Paths, featuring Steve Strogatz, professor of applied mathematics at Cornell University and author of “Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe,” discussing how Isaac Newton changed the way we describe our world.

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BiPiSci – Math’s Paths: Shankar Venkataramani / Squishy Robots

July 15, 2019

This is a regal sea goddess nudibranch, and not a robot (yet) Big Picture Science / Squishy Robots click to listen (trt 5:27) Click above to listen to Part 2 of Math’s Paths, featuring Shankar Venkataramani, professor of math at the University of Arizona, discussing how nudibranchs, or sea slugs, became the model for the […]

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BiPiSci – Math’s Paths: Eugenia Cheng / Baking Pi

July 15, 2019

Big Picture Science / Baking Pi click to listen (trt 12:07) Click above to listen to Part 1 of Math’s Paths, featuring Eugenia Cheng, Scientist in Residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, tenured at the School of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Sheffield, and author of “How to Bake […]

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Big Picture Science – DNA is Not Destiny

July 8, 2019

Big Picture Science – DNA is Not Destiny Heredity was once thought to be straightforward. Genes were passed in an immutable path from parents to you, and you were stuck – or blessed – with what you got. DNA didn’t change. But now we know that’s not true. Epigenetic factors, such as your environment and […]

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