Big Picture Science – Hawkingravity: Janna Levin / Hawking Radiation

April 2, 2018

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – Hawking Radiation click to listen (TRT 9:31) Click above to listen to part 2 of Hawkingravity, featuring Janna Levin, physicist and astronomer at Barnard College of Columbia University, and the author of “Black Hole Blues […]

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Big Picture Science – Hawkingravity: Leonard Mlodinow / Working with Hawking

April 2, 2018

Big Picture Science – Working with Hawking click to listen (TRT 7:19) Click above to listen to part 1 of Hawkingravity, featuring Leonard Mlodinow, physicist and author of “The Grand Design” with Stephen Hawking, and most recently, “Elastic: Flexible Thinking in a Time of Change.”

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat

March 26, 2018

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have a science degree, yet he thinks rationally – like a scientist. You can too! Learn the secrets of being irritatingly logical from the most famous sleuth on Baker Street. Plus, discover why animal trackers 100,000 years ago may have been the […]

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Science Course Wish List

March 26, 2018

Big Picture Science – Science Course Wish List click to listen (trt 5:33) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring newly-minted scientists Michael Kemp, Toni Lyn Morelli, Ilona Kotlewska, and Yonatan Lipsitz, each describing a non-existent science course they wish they’d taken.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Chad Orzel / Your Inner Scientist

March 26, 2018

Big Picture Science – Your Inner Scientist click to listen (trt 10:07) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Chad Orzel, physicist and astronomer at Union College, and author of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog and Eureka: Discovering Your Inner Scientist.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Maria Konnikova / Sherlock’s Science

March 26, 2018

Big Picture Science – Sherlock’s Science click to listen (trt 9:41) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Maria Konnikova, psychologist, journalist, and author of Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Her weekly blog on psychology is at newyorker.com.

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Big Picture Science – Your Inner Lab Coat: Louis Liebenberg / Cybertracker

March 26, 2018

Big Picture Science – Cybertracker click to listen (trt 13:49) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, featuring Louis Liebenberg, co-founder and Executive Director of Cybertracker Conservation and associate of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, discussing the science developed 100,000 years ago by animal trackers.

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Big Picture Science – The X-Flies

March 19, 2018

Big Picture Science – The X-Flies Insect populations are declining. But before you say “good riddance,” consider that insects are the cornerstone of many ecosystems. They are dinner for numerous animal species and are essential pollinators. Mammals are loved, but they are not indispensable. Insects are. Meanwhile, marvel at the extraordinary capabilities of some insects. […]

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Big Picture Science – The X-Flies: Anthony James / Mosquito Manipulation

March 19, 2018

Big Picture Science – Mosquito Manipulation click to listen (TRT 10:17) Click above to listen to part 4 of The X-Flies, featuring Anthony James, vector biologist at the University of California, Irvine, describing how we might genetically modify mosquitoes to make them unable to pass malaria on to humans.

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Big Picture Science – The X-Flies: Jessica Ware / Insect Die-Off

March 19, 2018

Big Picture Science – Insect Die-Off click to listen (TRT 10:30) Click above to listen to part 3 of The X-Flies, featuring Jessica Ware, evolutionary biologist and entomologist at Rutgers University, discussing the global decline in insect populations.

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