Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Nibiru! (Again!)

November 13, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Big Picture Science – Nibiru! (Again!) Will your calendar entry for November 19th be your last? Some people say yes, predicting a catastrophic collision between Earth and planet Nibiru on that date and the end of the world. But it […]

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Big Picture Science – Nibiru! (Again!): Mike Brown / Planet X

November 13, 2017

Big Picture Science / Planet X click to listen (trt 7:17) Click above to listen to Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Nibiru! (Again!), featuring Mike Brown, Astronomer at the California Institute of Technology, discussing the possibility of an actual planet in the far reaches of the solar system, which is not in danger of colliding […]

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Big Picture Science – Nibiru! (Again!): Robert E. Bartholomew / Public Panic

November 13, 2017

Big Picture Science / Public Panic click to listen (trt 12:41) Click above to listen to Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Nibiru! (Again!), featuring Robert E. Bartholomew, medical sociologist at Botany College in Auckland, New Zealand, and author of “A Colorful History of Popular Delusions.”

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Big Picture Science – Nibiru! (Again!): Scheduling the End Times

November 13, 2017

Big Picture Science / Scheduling the End Times click to listen (trt 3:23) Click above to listen to Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Nibiru! (Again!), wherein we imagine a breakout session at an apocalypse conference where attendees decide on a new alternate date for the end of the world, in case it doesn’t come to […]

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Big Picture Science – Nibiru! (Again!): David Morrison / Nibiru Nonsense

November 13, 2017

Big Picture Science / Nibiru Nonsense click to listen (trt 7:57) Click above to listen to Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Nibiru! (Again!), featuring David Morrison, Astronomer and space scientist, NASA Ames Research Center, discussing and debunking the myth of a giant planet called Nibiru which some fear will soon collide with Earth.

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Big Picture Science – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive

November 6, 2017

Big Picture Science – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive The biotech tool CRISPR lets us do more than shuffle genes. Researchers have embedded an animated GIF into a living organism’s DNA, proving that the molecule is a great repository for information. This has encouraged speculation that DNA could be used by aliens to send messages. Meanwhile, […]

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Big Picture Science – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive: Hank Greely / Unintended Consequences

November 6, 2017

Big Picture Science / Unintended Consequences click to listen (trt 11:47) Click above to listen to Part 4 of DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive, featuring Hank Greely, Director of the Center for Law and the Biosciences, Chair of the Steering Committee of the Center for Biomedical Ethics, and Director of the Stanford Program in Neuroscience and […]

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Big Picture Science – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive: Sam Sternberg / Using CRISPR

November 6, 2017

Big Picture Science / Using CRISPR click to listen (trt 12:20) Click above to listen to Part 3 of DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive, featuring Sam Sternberg, assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Columbia University, and co-author of “A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution.”

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Big Picture Science – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive: Yin Shen / Dark Genome

November 6, 2017

Big Picture Science / Dark Genome click to listen (trt 3:30) Click above to listen to Part 2 of DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive, featuring Yin Shen, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology at the Institute for Human Genetics, University of California, San Francisco, and member of ENCODE team, discussing identifying what surprises are tucked […]

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Big Picture Science – DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive: Paul Davies / Genetic Messages

November 6, 2017

Big Picture Science / Genetic Messages click to listen (trt 10:39) Click above to listen to Part 1 of DNA: Nature’s Hard Drive, featuring Paul Davies, Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at Arizona State University, discussing the possibility that extra terrestrials may have left messages in terrestrial DNA.

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