Big Picture Science – Surfeit of the Vitalest: Carl Zimmer / Biological Diversity

April 11, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Surfeit of the Vitalest – Carl Zimmer click to listen (TRT 14:05) Part 3 of Surfeit of the Vitalest, featuring Carl Zimmer, columnist for the New York Times, discussing the biological diversity wrought by evolution.

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Big Picture Science – Surfeit of the Vitalest: Bernard Wood / Hominid Entities

April 11, 2016

Surfeit of the Vitalest – Bernard Wood click to listen (TRT 11:06) Part 2 of Surfeit of the Vitalest, featuring Bernard Wood, paleoanthropologist at George Washington University, on the various and sometimes concurrently existing species of pre-human higher primates, not all of which are our ancestors.

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Big Picture Science – Surfeit of the Vitalest: Doug Emlen / Animal Weapons

April 11, 2016

Surfeit of the Vitalest – Doug Emlen click to listen (TRT 13:48) Part 1 of Surfeit of the Vitalest, featuring Doug Emlen, biologist at the University of Montana and author of Animal Weapons: The Evolution of Battle.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution

April 4, 2016

Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distributionclick to listen! We all have at least some musical talent. But very few of us can play the piano like Vladimir Horowitz. His talent was rarefied, and at the tail end of the bell curve of musical ability – that tiny sliver of the distribution where you […]

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Dawn Balmer / Black Swans

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Dawn Balmer click to listen (TRT 2:00) Part 5 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Dawn Balmer, ornithologist at the British Trust for Ornithology, on the not-so-rarity of actual black swans.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Andrew Maynard / Risk Assessment

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Andrew Maynard click to listen (TRT 8:59) Part 4 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Andrew Maynard, director of the Risk Science Center at the University of Michigan, explaining how we came to be so bad at assessing risk.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Hank Heasler / Yellowstone

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Hank Heasler click to listen (TRT 7:47) Part 3 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Hank Heasler, Yellowstone National Park geologist, describing the geological activity in Yellowstone.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Jake Lowenstern / Super Volcano

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Jake Lowenstern click to listen (TRT 7:01) Part 2 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Jake Lowenstern, geologist, USGS, Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, discussing the history of eruptions in Yellowstone.

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Big Picture Science – Tale of the Distribution: Donald Prothero / Rare Events

April 4, 2016

Tale of the Distribution – Donald Prothero click to listen (TRT 11:24) Part 1 of Tale of the Distribution, featuring Donald Prothero, paleontologist, geologist, and author of many books, including Catastrophes!: Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Other Earth-Shattering Disasters.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go

March 28, 2016

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Goclick to listen! Baby, it’s cold outside… but you still might want to be there. Some people claim that chilly temperatures are good for your health, and proponents of cryotherapy suggest you have a blast – of sub-zero air – to stave off wrinkles and […]

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