Big Picture Science – Stellar Job: Nathalie Cabrol / Ultraviolet Overload

January 4, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Stellar Job – Nathalie Cabrolclick to listen (TRT 9:18) Part 3 of Stellar Job, featuring Nathalie Cabrol, planetary scientist, SETI Institute, describing how she discovered extremely high levels of ultraviolet radiation at the top of Lincancabur crater on the […]

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Big Picture Science – Stellar Job: Mike Joner / Black Holes

January 4, 2016

Stellar Job – Mike Jonerclick to listen (TRT 4:33) Part 2 of Stellar Job, featuring Mike Joner, research professor of astronomy at Brigham Young University, describing the science of locating black holes.

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Big Picture Science – Stellar Job: Paul Robertson / Goodbye Gliese 581g

January 4, 2016

Stellar Job – Paul Robertson click to listen (TRT 8:47) Part 1 of Stellar Job, featuring Paul Robertson, post doc fellow at Penn State Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds, explaining how famed Earth-like exoplanet Gliese 581g likely does not exist.

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Big Picture Science – You Think; You’re So Smart?

December 29, 2015

Big Picture Science – You Think; You’re So Smart? Sure you have a big brain; it’s the hallmark of Homo sapiens. But that doesn’t mean that you’ve cornered the market on intelligence. Admittedly, it’s difficult to say, since the very definition of the term is elusive. Depending on what we mean by intelligence, a certain […]

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Big Picture Science – You Think; You’re So Smart?: Luke Muehlhauser / Artificial Intelligence

December 29, 2015

You Think; You’re So Smart? – Luke Muehlhauserclick to listen (TRT 9:25) Part 4 of You Think; You’re So Smart?, featuring Luke Muehlhauser, Executive Director of the Machine Intelligence Research Institute.

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Big Picture Science – You Think; You’re So Smart?: Michael Pollan / Plant Intelligence

December 29, 2015

You Think; You’re So Smart? – Michael Pollanclick to listen (TRT 18:29) Part 3 of You Think; You’re So Smart?, featuring Michael Pollan, journalist and author of Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation and The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. His article, “The Intelligent Plant,” appeared in the December 23rd issue of […]

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Big Picture Science – You Think; You’re So Smart?: Justin Gregg / Dolphin Intelligence

December 29, 2015

You Think; You’re So Smart? – Justin Gregg click to listen (TRT 6:11) Part 2 of You Think; You’re So Smart?, featuring Justin Gregg, animal behaviorist at The Dolphin Communication Project, author of Are Dolphins Really Smart?: The mammal behind the myth.

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Big Picture Science – You Think; You’re So Smart?: Laurence Doyle / Dolphin Language

December 29, 2015

You Think; You’re So Smart? – Laurence Doyleclick to listen (TRT 7:18) Part 1 of You Think; You’re So Smart?, featuring Laurence Doyle, Senior researcher at the SETI Institute, discussing evidence for the existence of language among dolphins.

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Fear Itself

December 20, 2015

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Fear Itself Shhh. Is someone coming? Okay, we’ll make this quick. There are a lot of scary things going on in the world. Naturally you’re fearful. But sometimes fear has a sister emotion: suspicion. A nagging worry about what’s really going on. You know, the stuff they aren’t telling […]

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Big Picture Science – Fear Itself: Rob Brotherton / Suspicious Minds

December 20, 2015

Fear Itself – Suspicious Minds click to listen (TRT 12:50) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Fear Itself, featuring Rob Brotherton, psychologist and adjunct assistant professor at Barnard College, and author of Suspicious Minds: Why We Believe Conspiracy Theories.

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