Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile

July 10, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile You are what you eat. Whether you dine on kimchi, carnitas, or corn dogs determines which microbes live in your stomach. And gut microbes make up only part of your total microbiome. […]

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Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile: Julia Scott / Bacteria Bath

July 10, 2016

Artwork by Dan Cassaro. Photograph by Jens Mortensen for The New York Times. Julia Scott / Bacteria Bath click to listen (trt 11:46) Part 4 of Microbes: Resistance is Futile, featuring Julia Scott, freelance reporter working in San Francisco, discussing the experiment in which she swapped out her soaps for a spray filled with live […]

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Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile: Nada Gilgorov / Microbiomes R Us

July 10, 2016

Nada Gilgorov / Microbiomes R Us click to listen (trt 8:07) Part 3 of Microbes: Resistance is Futile, featuring Nada Gilgorov, assistant professor of medical education at Mount Sinai Hospital, explaining how we are not independent of our microbiomes.

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Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile: Beth Archie / Shared Microbiome

July 10, 2016

Beth Archie / Shared Microbiome click to listen (trt 8:30) Part 2 of Microbes: Resistance is Futile, featuring Beth Archie, biologist at the University of Notre Dame, discussing the interactions among baboons and, consequently, their microbiomes.

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Big Picture Science – Microbes: Resistance is Futile: Bill Miller / Hologenome

July 10, 2016

Bill Miller / Hologenome click to listen (trt 10:34) Part 1 of Microbes: Resistance is Futile, featuring Bill Miller, physician and author of The Microcosm Within: Evolution and Extinction in the Hologenome.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True

July 4, 2016

Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True Don’t believe everything you see on TV or the movies. Science fiction is just a guide to how our future might unfold. It can be misleading, as anyone who yearns for a flying car can tell you. And yet, sometimes fantasy becomes fact. Think of the prototype cellphones […]

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True: Jeffrey Zacks / Movie Minds

July 4, 2016

Jeffrey Zacks / Movie Minds click to listen (TRT 7:55) Part 4 of Science Fiction True, featuring Jeffrey Zacks, cognitive Neuroscientist at Washington University in St. Louis, and author of Flicker: Your Brain on Movies.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True: Jason Mark / Movie Doom

July 4, 2016

Jason Mark / Movie Doom click to listen (TRT 7:55) Part 3 of Science Fiction True, featuring Jason Mark, editor of Earth Island Journal, discussing how doomsday scenarios in sci-fi often rely on the ability of humans to make their home elsewhere in the cosmos.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True: Rob Rhinehart / Soylent

July 4, 2016

Rob Rhinehart / Soylent click to listen (TRT 7:30) Part 2 of Science Fiction True, featuring Rob Rhinehart, CEO and founder of Soylent, a complete meal in powdered form.

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Big Picture Science – Science Fiction True: Steve Ramirez / Implanting Memories

July 4, 2016

Steve Ramirez / Implanting Memories click to listen (TRT 10:26) Part 1 of Science Fiction True, featuring Steve Ramirez, neuroscientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, discussing research into erasing and implanting memories in mice.

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