Big Picture Science – Surviving the Anthropocene: Gaia Vince / Adaptation

June 13, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Glacier growing is a method employed in the Himalayas wherein runoff and ice chunks are used to help build onto existing glaciers. Big Picture Science – Adaptation click to listen (trt 11:53) Part 4 of Surviving the Anthropocene, featuring Gaia […]

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Big Picture Science – Surviving the Anthropocene: Francisco Valero / DSCOVR

June 13, 2016

Big Picture Science – DSCOVR click to listen (trt 8:30) Part 3 of Surviving the Anthropocene, featuring Francisco Valero, emeritus physicist and research scientist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, imparting the history of the recently launched DSCOVR satellite and its mission to collect climate data.

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Big Picture Science – Surviving the Anthropocene: David Grinspoon / Biological Inevitability

June 13, 2016

Humans aren’t the first species to influence the earth’s climate. 2.5 billion years ago, the solar gluttony of cyanobacteria and resulting flood of oxygen emissions led to what is known as the Great Oxygenation Event. Big Picture Science – Biological Inevitability click to listen (trt 8:04) Part 2 of Surviving the Anthropocene, featuring David Grinspoon, […]

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Big Picture Science – Surviving the Anthropocene: Jonathan Amos / Human Influence

June 13, 2016

Big Picture Science – Human Influence click to listen (trt 8:05) Part 1 of Surviving the Anthropocene, featuring Jonathan Amos, science writer for the BBC in London, discussing climate scientists’ predictions of a mega-drought in the American Southwest, and the new higher measurements of the amount of plastic dumped into the oceans annually.

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Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens

June 4, 2016

Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens “Dear E.T. …” So far, so good. But now what? Writing is never easy, but what if your task was to craft a message to aliens living elsewhere in the universe, and your prose would represent all humankind? Got writer’s block yet? What to say to […]

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Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens: Doug Vakoch / Communication Controversy

June 4, 2016

Doug Vakoch / Communication Controversy click to listen (TRT 4:23) Part 6 of How To Talk To Aliens, featuring Doug Vakoch, director of interstellar message composition at the SETI Institute, addressing the controversy of sending messages into space. Hopefully, any aliens receiving a message from Earth are as peaceful as this one.

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Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens: Shari Wells-Jensen / Alien Language

June 4, 2016

Shari Wells-Jensen / Alien Language click to listen (TRT 8:00) Part 5 of How To Talk To Aliens, featuring Shari Wells-Jensen, professor of English at Bowling Green State University, reminding us that a message sent into the cosmos may not only be difficult to decipher, but impossible for an alien culture with no language.

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Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens: Al Harrison / Interstellar Time Capsule

June 4, 2016

The Crypt of Civilization time capsule ca1938 Al Harrison / Interstellar Time Capsule click to listen (TRT 6:21) Part 4 of How To Talk To Aliens, featuring Al Harrison, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, comparing the composition of an interstellar message to the contents of a time capsule.

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Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens: Paul Wason / Deciphering the Message

June 4, 2016

Paul Wason / Deciphering the Message click to listen (TRT 4:57) Part 3 of How To Talk To Aliens, featuring Paul Wason, archaeologist, anthropologist, and vice president for the life sciences and genetics program at the Templeton Foundation, suggesting that receiving an interstellar message may be like viewing a cave painting.

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Big Picture Science – How To Talk To Aliens: Morris Jones / The Message Crafters

June 4, 2016

Morris Jones / The Message Crafters click to listen (TRT 5:01) Part 2 of How To Talk To Aliens, featuring Morris Jones, journalist and space analyst in Sydney, Australia, addressing the question of who should be responsible for crafting a message sent into the cosmos.

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