Big Picture Science Show: “Caught In A Traps”

Big Picture Science Show: “Caught In A Traps”

ENCORE  “Locked and loaded” is how one scientist recently described the San Andreas fault.  Find out when this famous west-coast rift might cause “the big one;” also, the state of early earthquake warning systems. Plus, another sign of our planet’s unceasing turmoil:...
Big Picture Science Show: “What Goes Around”

Big Picture Science Show: “What Goes Around”

It’s not just tin cans and newspapers.  One man says that, from a technical standpoint, everything can be recycled – cigarette butts, yoga mats, dirty diapers.  Even radioactive waste.  You name it, we can recycle it.  But we choose not to.  Find out why we don’t, and...
Big Picture Science Show: “Eclipsing All Other Shows”

Big Picture Science Show: “Eclipsing All Other Shows”

They say that the experience of watching a total eclipse is so profound, you’re not the same afterward.  If life-changing events are your thing and you’re in the lower 48 states on August 21st, let us help you make the most of viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse....
Big Picture Science Show: “Frogs’ Pants”

Big Picture Science Show: “Frogs’ Pants”

It’s one of the most bizarre biological experiments ever. In the 18th century, a scientist fitted a pair of tailor-made briefs on a male frog to determine the animal’s contribution to reproduction.  The process of gestation was a mystery and scientists had some...
Big Picture Science Show: “Perpetual Emotion Machine”

Big Picture Science Show: “Perpetual Emotion Machine”

Get ready for compassionate computers that feel your pain, share your joy, and generally get where you’re coming from.  Computers that can tell by your voice whether you’re pumped up or feeling down, or sense changes in heart rate, skin, or muscle tension to determine...
Big Picture Science Show: “Science Fiction”

Big Picture Science Show: “Science Fiction”

ENCORE No one knows what the future will bring, but science fiction authors are willing to take a stab at imagining it.  We take our own stab at imagining them imagining it.  Find out why the genre of science fiction is more than a trippy ride through a bizarre,...
Big Picture Science Show: “Gene-y In A Bottle”

Big Picture Science Show: “Gene-y In A Bottle”

ENCORE 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 the ones you...