Big Picture Science – Who’s Controlling Whom?: David Hughes / Zombie Ants

March 14, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Who’s Controlling Whom? – David Hughes click to listen (TRT 8:48) Part 1 of Who’s Controlling Whom?, featuring David Hughes, biologist and entomologist at Penn State University, describing how a parasitic fungus can take over the brain of an […]

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run

March 7, 2016

Big Picture Science – Land on the Runclick to listen! Hang on to your globe. One day it’ll be a collector’s item. The arrangement of continents you see today is not what it once was, nor what it will be tomorrow. Thank plate tectonics. Now evidence suggests that the crowding together of all major land […]

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: Simon Kattenhorn / Tectonic Europa

March 7, 2016

Big Picture Science – Tectonic Europa click to listen (TRT 8:02) Part 4 of Land on the Run, featuring Simon Kattenhorn, structural geologist and a planetary geologist who did his work on Europa while at the University of Idaho, relaying the discovery of tectonic activity on Jupiter’s icy moon.

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: Ross Mitchell / Amasia

March 7, 2016

Big Picture Science – Amasia click to listen (TRT 8:28) Part 3 of Land on the Run, featuring Ross Mitchell, geologist and post-doctoral scholar at the California Institute of Technology, describing the super-continent of Amasia, which may be formed by the drifting continents in 100 million years or so.

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: Adrian Borsa / Higher Ground

March 7, 2016

Big Picture Science – Higher Ground click to listen (TRT 9:47) Part 2 of Land on the Run, featuring Adrian Borsa, geophysicist of Scripps Institute of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, discussing how drought is causing the ground to rise in the western U.S.

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Big Picture Science – Land on the Run: John Dvorak / Earthquake Storms

March 7, 2016

Big Picture Science – Earthquake Storms click to listen (TRT 9:10) Part 1 of Land on the Run, featuring John Dvorak, geologist and author of Earthquake Storms: The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault.

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Big Picture Science – The Crater Good

February 29, 2016

Big Picture Science – The Crater Goodclick to listen! It was, “a giant leap for mankind,” but the next step forward may require going back. Yes, back to the moon. Only this time the hardware may come from China. Or perhaps Europe. In fact, it seems that the only developed nation not going lunar is […]

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Big Picture Science – The Crater Good: Margaret Race / Moon Protection

February 29, 2016

The Crater Good – Moon Protection click to listen (trt 10:25) Part 5 of The Crater Good, featuring Margaret Race, biologist and principal investigator at the SETI Institute, explaining how international planetary protection regulations apply to exploration of the moon.

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Big Picture Science – The Crater Good: Apollo 17 Returns to the Moon

February 29, 2016

The Crater Good – Apollo 17 Returns to the Moon click to listen (trt 2:39) Part 4 of The Crater Good, wherein we imagine that NASA sends Apollo 17 back to the moon to stake the USA’s claim before Europe and China can land there half a century later.

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Big Picture Science – The Crater Good: Edward Young / Moon Creation

February 29, 2016

The Crater Good – Moon Creation click to listen (trt 7:21) Part 3 of The Crater Good, featuring Edward Young, cosmochemist and geochemist at UCLA, suggesting that Theia, the hypothetical planetoid that scientists believe collided with the Earth 4.5 billion years ago, hit our planet directly, and that the moon is the splash of that […]

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