Big Picture Science – After the Hereafter: Ben Radford / Visiting Heaven

August 8, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science / Visiting Heaven click to listen (trt 11:10) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: After the Hereafter, featuring Ben Radford, paranormal investigator, research fellow at the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and deputy editor of the Skeptical Inquirer, […]

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Big Picture Science – On Defense

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science – On Defense The military is a dangerous calling. But technology can help out, so researchers are constantly trying to make soldiers safer. Writer Mary Roach investigates how scientists studying so-called human factors are protecting troops from such aggressive foes as heat, noise, and fatigue. She also learns how bad odors were […]

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Big Picture Science – On Defense: Brian Hoffman / Adrenaline

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science / Adrenaline click to listen (trt 9:35) Part 4 of On Defense, featuring Brian Hoffman, professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and author of Adrenaline.

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Big Picture Science – On Defense: Annie Jacobsen / Future Soldiers

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science / Insect Camouflage click to listen (trt 7:01) Part 3 of On Defense, featuring Annie Jacobsen, journalist and author of The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency.

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Big Picture Science – On Defense: Michael Engel / Insect Camouflage

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science / Insect Camouflage click to listen (trt 10:30) Part 2 of On Defense, featuring Michael Engel, entomologist and invertebrate paleontologist at the University of Kansas, and senior curator of its Natural History Museum, discussing how insects construct camouflage out of sand, plant material, and sometimes other insects.

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Big Picture Science – On Defense: Mary Roach / Military Fatigue

August 1, 2016

Big Picture Science / Military Fatigue click to listen (trt 12:07) Part 1 of On Defense, featuring Mary Roach, science reporter, author of “Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War“.

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Big Picture Science – Musical Universe

July 25, 2016

Big Picture Science – Musical Universe In space, no one can hear you scream, but, using the right instruments, scientists can pick up all types of cosmic vibrations – the sort we can turn into sound. After a decade of listening, LIGO, a billion-dollar physics experiment, has detected gravitational waves caused by the collision of […]

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Big Picture Science – Musical Universe: Stephon Alexander / Science of Jazz

July 25, 2016

Big Picture Science / Science of Jazz click to listen (trt 8:08) Part 3 of Musical Universe, featuring Stephon Alexander, professor of physics at Brown University and author of “The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe”, describing how John Coltrane incorporated geometry into his music.

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Big Picture Science – Musical Universe: Stephon Alexander / Jazz of Science

July 25, 2016

Big Picture Science / Jazz of Science click to listen (trt 13:01) Part 2 of Musical Universe, featuring Stephon Alexander, professor of physics at Brown University and author of “The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe”.

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Big Picture Science – Musical Universe: Janna Levin / Songs From Outer Space

July 25, 2016

Big Picture Science / Songs From Outer Space click to listen (trt 14:48) Part 1 of Musical Universe, featuring Janna Levin, physicist and astronomer at Barnard College at Columbia University and author of “Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space”, discussing the sounds of the universe, such as colliding black holes.

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