Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Bad

Big Picture Science Radio Show - Skeptic Check: Science Breaking Bad

The scientific method is tried and true. The fallible humans behind the research, however, not so much. Find out why the hyper-competitive pursuit of results that are “amazing” and “incredible” is undermining medical science, how a scientific breakthrough can turn into a societal scourge, and what happens when civil servants play the role of citizen scientists on CSPAN.
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Previously Featured

fellows May 05, 2017
Announcing the First-Ever SETI Institute Fellows
Director of Education, Edna DeVore, Senior Astronomer Dr. Seth Shostak and Senior Scientist Mark Showalter, were honored as the first “Fellows of the Institute” at a special VIP ceremony.
April 24 – April 30, 2017
Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? April 24 – April 30, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media, April 24 – April 30, 2017
May 02, 2017
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Where are they now? From REU student to lead author of a peer-reviewed article in the Astronomical Journal: Sarah Blunt
April 27, 2017
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Where in the Worlds has SETI Institute Been? April 17 - April 23, 2017
A roundup of SETI Institute in the media, April 17 - 23, 2017
April 27, 2017
FDL with books April 27, 2017
Call for Applications to NASA Frontier Development Lab
NASA Frontier Development Lab (FDL) announced the addition of new teams to its eight-week applied research accelerator hosted by the SETI Institute. To fill those teams, the new deadline will be May 19, 2017.
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The SETI Institute Welcomes Luxembourg Trade Mission Focused on Space Sector
Last week, the SETI Institute was privileged to welcome the trade mission from Luxembourg which was visiting the Bay Area.
April 18, 2017

News and Announcements

  The University of the Underground is open for application
SETI Institute's Designer of Experiences Nelly Ben Hayoun, is now up to a new challenge. She is opening a university in the undergrounds of cities.
  The Kepler-K2 Team Wins the National Space Society’s 2017 Space Pioneer Award for Science and Engineering
Are these some new cosmic phenomenon, an odd habit of nature that we never knew? Or could they be the deliberate wails of societies howling from the farthest corners of space?
  What’s Causing Those Mysterious ‘Bursts’ From Deep Space?
Are these some new cosmic phenomenon, an odd habit of nature that we never knew? Or could they be the deliberate wails of societies howling from the farthest corners of space?
  NASA Flying Observatory Makes Observations of Jupiter Previously Only Possible from Space
NASA & DLR Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, SOFIA is a Boeing 747SP jetliner modified to carry a 100-inch diameter telescope. Image Credit: NASA.
  Why Are Only Americans Interested in the Hunt for Extraterrestrials?
Why Only Americans Are Interested in the Hunt for Alien Life? Seth Shostak writes about the idea for NBC’s mach/space page.
  The International Space Orchestra, the world’s first orchestra composed of space scientists, is releasing a cover of Sigur Rós’ Viðrar Vel Til Loftárása.
As part of the festive season, The International Space Orchestra offer covers of Sigur Rós’ song Viðrar vel til loftárása, produced by Sigur Rós with long-term collaborator musician Alex Somers, and performed by the International Space Orchestra.
  Are the Salad Days for Intelligence Still to Come?
Could it be that Homo sapiens is the first intelligent species in the cosmos? Given the number of planets now known to pepper space, that seems unlikely. Seth Shostak writes about the idea for NBC’s tech/science page.
  Take Me to Your Artist
SETI Institute artists are being inspired by our search for alien life.
  NASA Kepler Visionary Honored By American Association for the Advancement of Science
William J. Borucki, principal investigator for NASA's Kepler mission at the agency's Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley, California, has been named a Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
  The Life, The Sea, The Space Viking Sigur Ros (Jónsi, Orri Páll Dýrason, Georg Hólm), the whispering muse in Iceland
The Last part of The Life, The Sea and The Space Viking. Nelly discusses the soundtrack to the expedition The Life, The Sea and the Space Viking with the Icelandic band Sigur Ros.

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