Big Picture Science – Winging It: Merlin Tuttle / Bats

April 3, 2017

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

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Big Picture Science – Shell on Earth

March 27, 2017

Big Picture Science – Shell on Earth We all may retreat to our protective shells, but evolution has perfected the calcite variety to give some critters permanent defense against predators. So why did squids and octopuses lose their shells? Find out what these cephalopods gained by giving up the shell game. Plus why Chesapeake Bay […]

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Big Picture Science – Shell on Earth: Mike Brown / Earth’s Shell

March 27, 2017

Shell on Earth – Earth’s Shell click to listen (TRT 12:20) Click above to listen to part 3 of Shell on Earth, featuring Mike Brown, professor of Geology, University of Maryland, imparting a new theory that Earth once had a single solid shell.

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Big Picture Science – Shell on Earth: Al Tanner / Naked Cephalopods

March 27, 2017

Shell on Earth – Naked Cephalopods click to listen (TRT 7:01) Click above to listen to part 2 of Shell on Earth, featuring Al Tanner, Ph.D. student in paleobiology at the University of Bristol, U.K., explaining why cephalopods, unlike their other mollusk relatives, evolved to be shell-less.

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Big Picture Science – Shell on Earth: Rowan Lockwood / Oyster Paleobiology

March 27, 2017

Shell on Earth – Oyster Paleobiology click to listen (TRT 13:19) Click above to listen to part 1 of Shell on Earth, featuring Rowan Lockwood, conservation paleobiologist at the College of William and Mary, discussing research into the giant oyster fossils in the Chesapeake Bay.

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy: Emma’s SOFIA Adventure

March 22, 2017

Born Legacy – Emma’s SOFIA Adventure click to listen (TRT 16:34) Click above to listen to the first part of Born Legacy, featuring reporter Emma Bentley’s all night ride aboard NASA’s SOFIA observatory. You can read her account of the adventure here. The guests in this segment include David McAllister, Deputy Program Manager for Operations […]

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy

March 20, 2017

Big Picture Science – Born Legacy We know how the stars shine, but how do you make a star? We take an all-night ride on a high-flying jet – an airborne NASA observatory called SOFIA – to watch astronomers investigate how a star is born. You can hear the entire segment of Emma’s SOFIA adventure […]

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy: Zeeya Merali / The Multiverse

March 20, 2017

Born Legacy – The Multiverse click to listen (TRT 8:06) Click above to listen to part 5 of Born Legacy, featuring Zeeya Merali, journalist and editor for the Foundational Questions Institute, and author of A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes, describing the possible existence of multiple universes.

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy: Zeeya Merali / DIY Universe

March 20, 2017

Born Legacy – DIY Universe click to listen (TRT 9:32) Click above to listen to part 4 of Born Legacy, featuring Zeeya Merali, journalist and editor for the Foundational Questions Institute, and author of A Big Bang in a Little Room: The Quest to Create New Universes.

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Big Picture Science – Born Legacy: SOFIA Science

March 20, 2017

Our intrepid reporter Emma Bentley stands near the telescope aboard SOFIA Born Legacy – SOFIA’s Mission click to listen (TRT 3:54) Click above to listen to part 3 of Born Legacy, featuring Huub Rottgering, director of Leiden Observatory in The Netherlands, Dietmar Lilienthal, manager of the DLR SOFIA Institute in Germany, and Cornelia Pabst, astronomer […]

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