Big Picture Science – Fear Itself: Seth Shostak / Alien Cover Up

December 20, 2015

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Fear Itself – Alien Cover Up click to listen (TRT 7:32) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Fear Itself, featuring Seth’s tale of recent correspondence regarding “proof” of life on Mars, similar to many of the messages he receives that […]

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Big Picture Science – Fear Itself: Margee Kerr / Science of Fear

December 20, 2015

Fear Itself – Science of Fear click to listen (TRT 10:07) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Fear Itself, featuring Margee Kerr, sociologist who studies fear and author of Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear.

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Big Picture Science – Look Who’s Not Talking

December 14, 2015

Big Picture Science – Look Who’s Not Talking We may be connected, but some say we’re not communicating. The consequences could be dire. A U.S. Army major says that social media are breaking up our “band of brothers,” and that soldiers who tweet rather than talk have less cohesion in combat. What’s the solution? Maybe […]

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Big Picture Science – Look Who’s Not Talking: Sherry Turkle / Reclaiming Conversation

December 13, 2015

Look Who’s Not Talking – Reclaiming Conversation click to listen (TRT 11:32) Part 5 of Look Who’s Not Talking, featuring Sherry Turkle, professor of Social Studies of Science and Technology at MIT, and author of Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age.

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Big Picture Science – Look Who’s Not Talking: Van Gould / No Phone

December 13, 2015

Look Who’s Not Talking – No Phone click to listen (TRT 3:56) Part 4 of Look Who’s Not Talking, featuring Van Gould, Co-founder of the NoPhone company, who develop plastic rectangles of equal size and heft as a cell phone without all the hassles of connectivity.

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Big Picture Science – Look Who’s Not Talking: Levi Felix / Camp Grounded

December 13, 2015

Look Who’s Not Talking – Camp Grounded click to listen (TRT 3:41) Part 3 of Look Who’s Not Talking, featuring Levi Felix, founder of Digital Detox and director of Camp Grounded, a summer camp for adults where devices such as phones, tablets, and computers are not allowed.

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Big Picture Science – Look Who’s Not Talking: Oren Jacob / Hello Dolly

December 12, 2015

Look Who’s Not Talking – Hello Dolly click to listen (TRT 9:23) Part 2 of Look Who’s Not Talking, featuring Oren Jacob, Chief Executive Officer of ToyTalk, discussing the development of Hello Barbie.

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Big Picture Science – Look Who’s Not Talking: John Spencer / Social Military

December 12, 2015

Look Who’s Not Talking – Social Military click to listen (TRT 8:21) Part 1 of Look Who’s Not Talking, featuring John Spencer, Major in the United States Army, scholar at the Modern War Institute, United States Military Academy, West Point. His op-ed, “A Band of Tweeters,” appeared in the New York Times.

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra

December 7, 2015

Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra Admit it – the universe is cool, but weird. Just when you think you’ve tallied up all the peculiar phenomena that the cosmos has to offer – it throws more at you. We examine some of the recent perplexing finds. Could massive asteroid impacts be as predictable as phases […]

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Big Picture Science – Cosmic Conundra: Seth Shostak / Alien Megastructure?

December 6, 2015

Cosmic Conundra – Alien Megastructure? click to listen (TRT 10:43) Part 4 of Cosmic Conundra, featuring Seth’s description of the unexplained intermittent dimming of a star called KIC 8462852, which some theorize is caused by an alien megastructure.

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