Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Seth Abramovitch / Cryotherapy

March 28, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – Cryotherapy click to listen (TRT 11:37) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, featuring Seth Abramovitch, senior writer at the Hollywood Reporter, discussing his experience with cryotherapy.

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Big Picture Science – Gene-y in a Bottle

March 21, 2016

Big Picture Science – Gene-y in a Bottleclick to listen! You can’t pick your parents. But soon you may be able to change the DNA they gave you. CRISPR technology is poised to take DNA editing to new levels of precision and speed. Imagine deleting genes from your body that you don’t like and inserting […]

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Big Picture Science – Gene-y in a Bottle: Josiah Zayner / Bio-hacking

March 21, 2016

Josiah’s kitchen counter laboratory Big Picture Science – Bio-hacking click to listen (TRT 11:04) Part 3 of Gene-y in a Bottle, featuring Josiah Zayner, biohacker and former NASA synthetic biologist, demonstrating how anyone can do biological experiments in their own kitchen. His biohacking store. Josiah and one of his required cats

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Big Picture Science – Gene-y in a Bottle: Jacob Corn / CRISPR

March 21, 2016

Big Picture Science – CRISPR click to listen (TRT 11:19) Part 2 of Gene-y in a Bottle, featuring Jacob Corn, scientific director at the Innovative Genomics Initiative of University of California, Berkeley, and Katelynn Kazane, research assistant at the Innovative Genomics Initiative of University of California, Berkeley, discussing how CRISPR technology may be used to […]

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Big Picture Science – Gene-y in a Bottle: Lee Goldman / Genetic Burden

March 20, 2016

Big Picture Science – Genetic Burden click to listen (TRT 13:45) Part 1 of Gene-y in a Bottle, featuring Lee Goldman, cardiologist, dean of Columbia University Medical Center, and author of “Too Much of a Good Thing; How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us”.

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Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?

March 14, 2016

Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?click to listen! A single ant isn’t very brainy. But a group of ants can do remarkable things. Biological swarm behavior is one model for the next generation of tiny robots. Of course, biology can get hijacked: a fungus can seize control of an ant’s brain, for example. So […]

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Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?: Athena Aktipis / Gut Decisions

March 14, 2016

Who’s Controlling Whom? – Athena Aktipis click to listen (TRT 12:18) Part 5 of Who’s Controlling Whom?, featuring Athena Aktipis, cooperation theorist at Arizona State University and director of Human and Social Evolution at the Center for Evolution and Cancer at University of California, San Francisco, describing research on how microbes in our digestive system […]

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Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?: Wendell Wallach / Moral Machines

March 14, 2016

Who’s Controlling Whom? – Wendell Wallach click to listen (TRT 11:57) Part 4 of Who’s Controlling Whom?, featuring Wendell Wallach, bioethicist and chair of the Technology and Ethics Study Group at Yale University’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, detailing research on programming morality into robotic systems.

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Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?: Mike Rubenstein / Kilobots

March 14, 2016

Who’s Controlling Whom? – Mike Rubenstein click to listen (TRT 7:09) Part 3 of Who’s Controlling Whom?, featuring Mike Rubenstein, roboticist at the Self-Organizing Systems Research Group of Harvard University, describing his work with a swarm of tiny robots called kilobots.

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Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?: Attack of the Zombie Ants!

March 14, 2016

Who’s Controlling Whom? – Zombie Ants! click to listen (TRT 1:13) Part 2 of Who’s Controlling Whom?, featuring a spine-chilling encounter with a marauding colony of zombie ants.

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