Big Picture Science

Big Picture Science

A Twist of Slime (rebroadcast)

A Twist of Slime Your daily mucus output is most impressive. Teaspoons or measuring cups...

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New Water Worlds (rebroadcast)

New Water Worlds The seas are rising. It’s no longer a rarity to see kayakers paddling...

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Cicadas and Zombie Seeds

Rip van Winkle snoozed for 20 years, and Sleeping Beauty for 100. But seeds in an underground...

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Skeptic Check: Pentagon UFO Report

When the government announced it would release a report about strange aerial phenomena, public...

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Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Bad (rebroadcast)

The scientific method is tried and true. It has led us to a reliable understanding of things from...

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After The Plague

Everyone is familiar with the immediate consequences of a pandemic – sickness and death....

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Flush With Excitement

The toilet: A ubiquitous appliance that dates to the time of Shakespeare. But billions of people...

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The Ears Have It (rebroadcast)

What’s the difference between a bird call and the sound of a pile driver? Not much, when...

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Air Apparent (rebroadcast)

Whether you yawn, gasp, sniff, snore, or sigh, you’re availing yourself of our very special...

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Feet Don't Fail Me

Standing on your own two feet isn’t easy. While many animals can momentarily balance on...

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Skeptic Check: Rational Lampoon (rebroadcast)

Two heads may be better than one. But what about three or more? A new study shows that...

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For the Birds

Birds have it going on. Many of these winged dinosaurs delight us with their song and brilliant...

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End of Eternity

Nothing lasts forever. Even the universe has several possible endings. Will there be a dramatic...

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Skeptic Check: Flat Earth (rebroadcast)

The Earth is not round. Technically, it’s an oblate spheroid. But for some people, the...

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Waste Not (rebroadcast)

Waste Not\r\n Why create more landfill? Perhaps you should resist the urge to toss those old...

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Venom Diagram (rebroadcast)

We all get defensive sometimes. For some animals, evolution has provided a highly effective...

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Volcanic Mind Melt

The Earth’s surface is dappled with more than a thousand volcanoes. They mark the edges of...

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Skeptic Check: Useful Delusions

Can self-deception be useful? During the pandemic, it has been fashionable to say that...

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Neanderthal in the Family

Back off, you Neanderthal! It sounds as if you’ve just been dissed, but maybe you should...

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DecodeHer (rebroadcast)

They were pioneers in their fields, yet their names are scarcely known – because they...

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