Big Picture Science – Winging It: David Alexander / Evolution of Flight

January 18, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Winging It – Evolution of Flight click to listen (TRT 11:08) Part 2 of Winging It, featuring David Alexander, ecologist, evolutionary biologist at the University of Kansas, and author of On the Wing: Insects, Pterosaurs, Birds, Bats and the […]

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Big Picture Science – Winging It: Merlin Tuttle / Bats

January 18, 2016

Winging It – Bats click to listen (TRT 12:50) Part 1 of Winging It, featuring Merlin Tuttle, ecologist, founder of Bat Conservation International, executive director of Merlin Tuttle’s Bat Conservation, and author of The Secret Life of Bats: My Adventures with the World’s Most Misunderstood Animals. Join his effort and browse his stunning photography at […]

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Kudos, Seth!

January 13, 2016

Wonderfest, a West Coast organization that promotes public interest in science, has chosen Seth to win its Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. Sponsored by Google, the prize was awarded during a ceremony held in a nobby San Francisco restaurant on January 7. Several dozen tech industry glitterati were in attendance. The evening wrapped up […]

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Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt

January 11, 2016

Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt If you move with the times, you might stick around long enough to pass on your genes. And that is adaptation and evolution, in a nutshell. But humans are changing their environment faster than their genes can keep pace. This has led to a slew of diseases – […]

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Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt: Marlene Zuk / Silence of the Crickets

January 11, 2016

Apt To Adapt – Marlene Zukclick to listen (TRT 5:27) Part 4 of Apt To Adapt, featuring Marlene Zuk, evolutionary biologist at the University of Minnesota, explaining why crickets on two Hawaiian islands have stopped chirping.

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Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt: Paul Kingsnorth / Adapting to Ecocide

January 11, 2016

Apt To Adapt – Paul Kingsnorth click to listen (TRT 10:04) Part 3 of Apt To Adapt, featuring Paul Kingsnorth, environmental journalist and author of Real England: The Battle Against the Bland and The Wake. The profile of his retreat from environmentalism appeared in the “New York Times Magazine”.

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Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt: Brian Fagan / Rising Oceans

January 11, 2016

Apt To Adapt – Brian Faganclick to listen (TRT 9:52) Part 2 of Apt To Adapt, featuring Brian Fagan, emeritus professor of anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and author of The Attacking Ocean: The Past, Present, and Future of Rising Sea Levels.

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Big Picture Science – Apt To Adapt: Daniel Lieberman / Evolution Falls Behind

January 11, 2016

Apt To Adapt – Daniel Lieberman click to listen (TRT 15:03) Part 1 of Apt To Adapt, featuring Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University and author of The Story of the Human Body: Evolution, Health, and Disease.

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Big Picture Science – Stellar Job

January 4, 2016

Big Picture Science – Stellar Jobclick to listen! The stars are out tonight. And they do more than just twinkle. These boiling balls of hot plasma can tell us something about other celestial phenomena. They betray the hiding places of black holes, for one. But they can also fool us. Find out why one of […]

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Big Picture Science – Stellar Job: Anthony Zee / Stars as Messengers

January 4, 2016

Stellar Job – Anthony Zeeclick to listen (TRT 7:30) Part 4 of Stellar Job, featuring Anthony Zee, theoretical physicist at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara, explaining how neutrinos could be used to cause stars to blink in patterns that would facilitate communication with civilizations on other worlds.

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