Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Grant Shoffstall / Cryonic Suspension

March 28, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science – Cryonic Suspension click to listen (TRT 13:12) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, featuring Grant Shoffstall, sociologist at Williams College, discussing the history of cryonic suspension, including one of the most […]

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Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Historic Cryosuspension

March 28, 2016

Big Picture Science – Historic Cryosuspension click to listen (TRT 4:35) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, wherein the cryosuspended bodies of historic figures are de-thawed and awoken.

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Big Picture Science – How Low Can You Go: Gordon Giesbrecht / Phreezing Physiology

March 28, 2016

Big Picture Science – Phreezing Physiology click to listen (TRT 8:18) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: How Low Can You Go?, featuring Gordon Giesbrecht, professor of thermal physiology at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, explaining the lowest temperatures at which humans can survive, the benefits of cryotherapy, and the viability of cryonic suspension.

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

March 28, 2016

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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