Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Bad

May 22, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! 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 […]

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Big Picture Science – Science Breaking Bad: Dave Levitan / Political “Science”

May 22, 2017

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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Big Picture Science – Science Breaking Bad: Paul Offit / Science Gone Wrong

May 22, 2017

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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Big Picture Science – Science Breaking Bad: Richard Harris / Sloppy Science

May 22, 2017

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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Big Picture Science – 100% Invisible

May 15, 2017

Big Picture Science – 100% Invisibleclick to listen! In astronomy, the rule of thumb was simple: If you can’t see it with a telescope, it’s not real. Seeing is believing. Well, tell that to the astronomers who discovered dark energy, or dark matter … or, more recently, Planet 9. And yet we have evidence that […]

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Big Picture Science – 100% Invisible: Lisa Randall / Dark Matter

May 15, 2017

100% Invisible – Dark Matter click to listen (trt 9:27) Click above to listen to Part 4 of 100% Invisible, featuring Lisa Randall, theoretical physicist at Harvard University and author of Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe.

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Big Picture Science – 100% Invisible: Arthur McDonald / Neutrino Nobel

May 15, 2017

100% Invisible – Neutrino Nobel click to listen (trt 9:21) Click above to listen to Part 3 of 100% Invisible, featuring Arthur McDonald, astrophysicist emeritus of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery that neutrinos have mass.

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Big Picture Science – 100% Invisible: Michael Lemonick / Planet X

May 15, 2017

100% Invisible – Planet X click to listen (trt 8:39) Click above to listen to Part 2 of 100% Invisible, featuring Michael Lemonick, science writer and an editor at Scientific American magazine, on the history of the search for a 9th planet and the evidence for its discovery.

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Big Picture Science – 100% Invisible: Mike Brown / New Planet

May 15, 2017

100% Invisible – New Planet click to listen (trt 6:58) Click above to listen to Part 1 of 100% Invisible, featuring Mike Brown, astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, discussing the evidence for a “super Earth” sized planet located (but not yet directly observed) in the far reaches of our solar system.

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Big Picture Science – Time on Your Side

May 8, 2017

Big Picture Science – Time on Your Sideclick to listen! Time passes like an arrow, but what if it flew like a boomerang? Scientists are learning how to reverse time’s most relentless march: aging. But before we rewind time, let’s try to define it, because there’s plenty of debate about just what time is – […]

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