Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Aliens – The Evidence

September 25, 2017

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Big Picture Science: Aliens – The Evidence Once again the aliens have landed … in theaters. It’s no spoiler to say that the latest cinematic sci-fi, Arrival, involves extraterrestrials visiting Earth. But for some folks, the film’s premise is hardly […]

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Big Picture Science – Aliens – The Evidence: Jill Tarter / Interesting Phenomena

September 25, 2017

BiPiSci – Interesting Phenomenaclick to listen (trt 12:02) Click above to listen to part 4 of Skeptic Check: Aliens – The Evidence, featuring Jill Tarter, scientist, Board member, and Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI, at the SETI Institute, describing the magnitude of the search, and discussing two intriguing recent astronomical discoveries.

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Big Picture Science – Aliens – The Evidence: Paul Davies / Expanding the Search

September 25, 2017

BiPiSci – Expanding the Searchclick to listen (trt 10:18) Click above to listen to part 3 of Skeptic Check: Aliens – The Evidence, featuring Paul Davies, physicist, Director of the Beyond Center at Arizona State University, and author of The Eerie Silence: Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence.

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Big Picture Science – Aliens – The Evidence: Ben Radford / U.F.O.s

September 25, 2017

BiPiSci – Ben Radford / U.F.O.sclick to listen (trt 9:34) Click above to listen to part 2 of Skeptic Check: Aliens – The Evidence, featuring Ben Radford, Research Fellow with the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and managing editor of “Skeptical Inquirer Science Magazine”, discussing the evidence he’s been presented of the existence of U.F.O.s.

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Big Picture Science – Aliens – The Evidence: Seth Goes to AlienCon

September 25, 2017

BiPiSci – Seth Goes to AlienConclick to listen (trt 2:38) Click above to listen to part 1 of Skeptic Check: Aliens – The Evidence, featuring a visit to the San Francisco Bay Area’s 2016 AlienCon, where Seth interviewed a couple of attendees about their interest in alien visitation.

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Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack

September 18, 2017

Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack Changed your computer password recently? We all try to stay one step ahead of the hackers, but the fear factor is increasing. The risks can range from stolen social security numbers to sabotaging a national power grid. Sixty years ago, when hacking meant nosing around the telephone […]

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Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack: Oliver Morton / Changing Climate Change

September 18, 2017

Angles of a Hack – Changing Climate Change click to listen (TRT 12:21) Click above to listen to part 3 of Angles of a Hack, featuring Oliver Morton, former chief news and features editor of the journal Nature, the briefings editor for The Economist, and author of “The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the […]

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Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack: Kara Platoni / Hack Thyself

September 18, 2017

Angles of a Hack – Hack Thyself click to listen (TRT 10:14) Click above to listen to part 2 of Angles of a Hack, featuring Kara Platoni, science reporter, lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of “We Have the Technology: How Biohackers, Foodies, Physicians, and Scientists Are Transforming Human Perception, One Sense […]

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Big Picture Science – Angles of a Hack: John Carlin / Cyber Threats

September 18, 2017

Angles of a Hack – Cyber Threats click to listen (TRT 11:48) Click above to listen to part 1 of Angles of a Hack, featuring John Carlin, attorney, chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Crisis and Risk Management practice, and former Assistant Attorney General for national security during the Obama administration, laying out the perils of […]

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Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack

September 11, 2017

Big Picture Science – Plan of a Hack Long before cyber criminals were stealing ATM passwords, phone phreaks were tapping into the telephone system. Their motivation was not monetary, but the thrill of defeating a complex, invisible network. Today “hacking” can apply to cyberwarfare, biological tinkering, or even geoengineering. Often it has negative connotations, but […]

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