Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution

April 4, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distributionclick to listen! We all have at least some musical talent. But very few of us can play the piano like Vladimir Horowitz. His talent was rarefied, and at the tail end […]

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Dawn Balmer / Black Swans

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Dawn Balmer click to listen (TRT 2:00) Part 5 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Dawn Balmer, ornithologist at the British Trust for Ornithology, on the not-so-rarity of actual black swans.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Andrew Maynard / Risk Assessment

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Andrew Maynard click to listen (TRT 8:59) Part 4 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Andrew Maynard, director of the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan, explaining how we came to be so bad at assessing risk.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Hank Heasler / Yellowstone

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Hank Heasler click to listen (TRT 7:47) Part 3 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Hank Heasler, Yellowstone National Park geologist, describing the geological activity in Yellowstone.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Jake Lowenstern / Super Volcano

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Jake Lowenstern click to listen (TRT 7:01) Part 2 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Jake Lowenstern, geologist, USGS, Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, discussing the history of eruptions in Yellowstone.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Donald Prothero / Rare Events

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Donald Prothero click to listen (TRT 11:24) Part 1 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Donald Prothero, paleontologist, geologist, and author of many books, including Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go

March 28, 2016

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Goclick to listen! Baby, it’s cold outside… but you still might want to be there. Some people claim that chilly temperatures are good for your health, and proponents of cryotherapy suggest you have a blast – of sub-zero air – to stave off wrinkles and […]

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Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Grant Shoffstall / Cryonic Suspension

March 28, 2016

Big Picture Science – Cryonic Suspension click to listen (TRT 13:12) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, featuring Grant Shoffstall, sociologist at Williams College, discussing the history of cryonic suspension, including one of the most famous tales regarding Walt Disney.

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Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Historic Cryosuspension

March 28, 2016

Big Picture Science – Historic Cryosuspension click to listen (TRT 4:35) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, wherein the cryosuspended bodies of historic figures are de-thawed and awoken.

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Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Gordon Giesbrecht / Phreezing Physiology

March 28, 2016

Big Picture Science – Phreezing Physiology click to listen (TRT 8:18) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, featuring Gordon Giesbrecht, professor of thermal physiology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, explaining the lowest temperatures at which humans can survive, the benefits of cryotherapy, and the viability of cryonic suspension.

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