Big Picture Science – DIY Spaceflight: Julian Guthrie / Private Spaceflight

January 30, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – Private Spaceflight click to listen (TRT 12:16) Part 1 of DIY Spaceflight, featuring Julian Guthrie, journalist and author of How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of […]

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart She’s among the most famous missing persons in history. On the eightieth anniversary of Amelia Earhart’s disappearance, mystery still shrouds her fate. What happened during the last leg of her round-the-world trek? Theories abound. Perhaps she ran out of fuel, and plunged into the ocean … or […]

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Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: Andrew Maynard / Inescapable Uncertainty

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Inescapable Uncertainty click to listen (TRT 4:59) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart, featuring Andrew Maynard, Director of the Risk Innovation Lab at Arizona State University, explaining how uncertainty about Amelia Earhart’s fate continues to drive our curiosity.

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Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: Claire Maldarelli / Evidence of Amelia

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Evidence of Amelia click to listen (TRT 6:27) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart, featuring Claire Maldarelli, editor at Popular Science Magazine, discussing TIGHAR’s search for Amelia Earhart and their methods of assessing evidence.

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Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: Andrew McKenna / TIGHAR’s Search

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – TIGHAR’s Search click to listen (TRT 15:11) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart, featuring Andrew McKenna, researcher with TIGHAR (The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery), describing their efforts to find evidence of Amelia Earhart having landed on Nikumaroro, a tiny, remote island in the pacific.

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Big Picture Science – Amelia Earhart: John Norberg / Historic Flight

January 23, 2017

Big Picture Science – Earhart’s Historic Flight click to listen (TRT 9:26) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Amelia Earhart, featuring John Norberg, journalist and former writer on air and space for Purdue University, describing Amelia Earhart’s historic flight and the complications that doomed it.

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Big Picture Science – Geology is Destiny

January 16, 2017

Big Picture Science – Geology is Destiny The record of the rocks is not just the history of Earth; it’s your history too. Geologists can learn about events going back billions of years that influenced – and even made possible – our present-day existence and shaped our society. If the last Ice Age had been […]

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Big Picture Science – Geology is Destiny: David Grinspoon / Enter the Anthropocene

January 16, 2017

Geology is Destiny – Enter the Anthropocene click to listen (TRT 12:42) Part 3 of Geology is Destiny, featuring David Grinspoon, senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, and author of Earth in Human Hands: Shaping Our Planet’s Future.

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Big Picture Science – Geology is Destiny: Eugenia Gold / So Goes the Dodo

January 16, 2017

Geology is Destiny – So Goes the Dodo click to listen (TRT 10:21) Part 2 of Geology is Destiny, featuring Eugenia Gold, instructor in the Department of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University, discussing how geology spelled doom for the dodo, which were probably not as dumb as once believed.

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Big Picture Science – Geology is Destiny: Walter Alvarez / Rocks Remember

January 16, 2017

Walter Alvarez (right) with his father Luis Alvarez Geology is Destiny – Walter Alvarez click to listen (TRT 13:54) Part 1 of Geology is Destiny, featuring Walter Alvarez, professor of Geology at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of A Most Improbable Journey: A Big History of Our Planet and Ourselves.

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