Big Picture Science – Science and the Election: Kathleen Hall Jamieson / Science Debate History

October 10, 2016

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Big Picture Science / Science Debate History click to listen (trt 16:04) Part 4 of Skeptic Check: Science and the Election, featuring Kathleen Hall Jamieson, professor of communication, University of Pennsylvania, director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. […]

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Big Picture Science – Science and the Election: “Real” Science Debate

October 10, 2016

Big Picture Science / “Real” Science Debate click to listen (trt 2:58) Part 3 of Skeptic Check: Science and the Election, wherein we imagine a political debate covering nothing but science.

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Big Picture Science – Science and the Election: Lawrence Krauss / Anti-Science Candidate

October 10, 2016

Big Picture Science / Anti-Science Candidate click to listen (trt 9:25) Part 2 of Skeptic Check: Science and the Election, featuring Lawrence Krauss, professor of theoretical physics at Arizona State University, director of its Origins Project, and a member of sciencedebate.org.

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Big Picture Science – Science and the Election: Shawn Otto / Science Debate

October 10, 2016

Big Picture Science / Science Debate click to listen (trt 11:32) Part 1 of Skeptic Check: Science and the Election, featuring Shawn Otto, co-founder of sciencedebate.org, and the author of “The War on Science: Who’s Waging It, Why It Matters and What We Can Do About It“.

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Big Picture Science – Venom Diagram

October 3, 2016

Big Picture Science – Venom Diagram We all get defensive sometimes. For some animals, evolution has provided a highly effective mechanism for saying “back off!”. A puncture by a pair of venom-filled fangs gets the point across nicely. But one animal’s poison may be another’s cure. Some dangerous critters churn out compounds that can be […]

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Big Picture Science – Venom Diagram: Cassandra Quave / Plant Prescription

October 3, 2016

Big Picture Science / Plant Prescription click to listen (trt 9:04) Part 4 of Venom Diagram, featuring Cassandra Quave, ethnobotanist, assistant professor of dermatology, and herbarium curator at Emory University, describing how medicine benefits from plants’ ability to defend themselves.

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Big Picture Science – Venom Diagram: Christie Wilcox / Creature Chemistry

October 3, 2016

Big Picture Science / Creature Chemistry click to listen (trt 12:06) Part 3 of Venom Diagram, featuring Christie Wilcox, author of “Venomous: How Earth’s Deadliest Creatures Mastered Biochemistry“.

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Big Picture Science – Venom Diagram: Justin Schmidt / Sting Study

October 3, 2016

Big Picture Science / Sting Study click to listen (trt 12:27) Part 2 of Venom Diagram, featuring Justin Schmidt, entomologist at the University of Arizona and author of “The Sting of the Wild: The Story of the Man Who Got Stung for Science”. Justin gets stung by a wasp (for science!)

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Big Picture Science – Venom Diagram: Owen Maercks / Venomous Vivarium

October 3, 2016

Big Picture Science / Venomous Vivarium click to listen (trt 8:50) Part 1 of Venom Diagram, featuring Owen Maercks, co-owner of the East Bay Vivarium in Berkeley, California, showing Seth and Molly some of his poisonous pets. More photos from Seth and Molly’s trip to the East Bay Vivarium:

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Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth

September 26, 2016

Big Picture Science – Skeptic Check: Skeptic Seth Are you skeptical? Sure, you raise an eyebrow when some Nigerian prince asks for your bank numbers, or when a breakfast cereal claims that it will turn your kid into a professional athlete overnight. But what do you really know about the benefits of organic milk? Or […]

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