Big Picture Science – Frogs’ Pants: Jay Gallentine / Life on Mars

July 10, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – Life on Mars click to listen (TRT 10:50) Click above to listen to part 1 of Frogs’ Pants, featuring Jay Gallentine, author of books about space and space history, discussing NASA’s Viking mission and the […]

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Big Picture Science – Frogs’ Pants: Edward Dolnick / Science of Sex

July 10, 2017

Big Picture Science – Science of Sex click to listen (TRT 11:08) Click above to listen to part 2 of Frogs’ Pants, featuring Edward Dolnick, former science writer at the Boston Globe and author of The Seeds of Life: From Aristotle to Da Vinci, from Shark’s Teeth to Frogs’ Pants, discussing the bizarre history of […]

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Big Picture Science – Frogs’ Pants: Chris McKay / Life’s Limits

July 10, 2017

Drilling for life in an Antarctic lake Big Picture Science – Life’s Limits click to listen (TRT 12:27) Click above to listen to part 3 of Frogs’ Pants, featuring Chris McKay, planetary scientist at the NASA Ames Research Center, discussing where life thrives, where it doesn’t, and which one of those applies to Mars.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Rational Lampoon

July 3, 2017

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Rational Lampoonclick to listen! Two heads may be better than one. But what about three or more? A new study shows that chimpanzees excel at complex tasks when they work in groups, and their accumulated knowledge can even be passed from one generation to the next. But group-think also […]

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Big Picture Science – Rational Lampoon: Robert Sapolsky / Us vs. Them

July 3, 2017

Big Picture Science – Us vs. Them click to listen (TRT 11:51) Click above to listen to part 3 of Skeptic Check: Rational Lampoon, featuring Robert Sapolsky, professor of neuroscience at Stanford University and author of Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst, explaining how the human brain finds benefit in categorizing […]

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Big Picture Science – Rational Lampoon: Steve Sloman / Collective “Knowledge”

July 3, 2017

Big Picture Science – Collective “Knowledge” click to listen (TRT 15:04) Click above to listen to part 2 of Skeptic Check: Rational Lampoon, featuring Steve Sloman, professor of cognitive linguistics and psychological sciences at Brown University and editor-in-chief of the journal, Cognition, describing how we think we know more than we actually do.

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Big Picture Science – Rational Lampoon: Laurance Doyle / Ape Aping

July 3, 2017

Big Picture Science – Ape Aping click to listen (TRT 9:40) Click above to listen to part 1 of Skeptic Check: Rational Lampoon, featuring Laurance Doyle, scientist at the SETI Institute, discussing how apes and other intelligent animals learn from others and pass down knowledge through the generations.

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

June 26, 2017

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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Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Grant Shoffstall / Cryonic Suspension

June 26, 2017

Big Picture Science – Cryonic Suspension click to listen (TRT 13:12) Click above to listen to part 4 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, featuring Grant Shoffstall, sociologist at Williams College, discussing the history of cryonic suspension, including one of the most famous tales regarding Walt Disney.

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Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Historic Cryosuspension

June 26, 2017

Big Picture Science – Historic Cryosuspension click to listen (TRT 4:35) Click above to listen to part 3 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, wherein the cryosuspended bodies of historic figures are thawed and awoken.

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