Department of Physics | January 27, 2015
Hosted by SETI Institute astronomer Seth Shostak and science journalist Molly Bentley, Big Picture Science features top scientists to reveal unexpected connections between diverse scientific fields.
In each one-hour episode, Seth and Molly begin at point A with an idea or premise and explore it through storytelling, interviews, and their particular brand of humor, to arrive at point Z, where they hope to leave you with some surprising answers, a few compelling new questions, and an itch to share them with others. Also, a sense that science is fun!
Shows might examine how a new orbiting telescope is positioned to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. Or it might feature biologists deploying powerful genetic tools to bring back extinct species, going on to ask, is it ethical to reanimate a wooly mammoth and where would you house him?