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
sarah blunt
Where are they now? From REU student to lead author of a peer-reviewed article in the Astronomical Journal: Sarah Blunt
April 27, 2017
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

  Outburst of July gamma Draconids
Peter Jenniskens reports that the CAMS meteor shower survey stations in the Netherlands noticed unusually strong activity from the normally weak July gamma Draconids meteor shower (IAU shower number 184) in the night of July 27/28.
  Happy Anniversary, New Horizons
New Horizons flashed by Pluto one year ago, and uncovered an unexpected world of glaciers and plains.
  Evergreen Middle School Students present HiRISE Mars Research at Ames!
On May 25th, 2016, a group of sixteen 7th and 8th grade students from Evergreen Middle School in Cottonwood, CA, visited Ames Research Center to present the results of their year-long Mars research projects.
  Senior Scientist Cristina Dalle Ore will be at TEDx Bergamo, Italy
What is TEDx? The TEDx Program is designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.
  Watch Nathalie Cabrol: Alien Hunter on CCTV show Full Frame
Exploration, whatever its focus, is limitless, multi-facetted, and exquisitely complex. The understanding of how and why planets evolve, whether they could have hosted habitats for life, how climate change impacts their habitability - and for Earth, its biodiversity - are questions that need to be addressed through a synergetic approach by looking at many different and complementary angles simultaneously.
  Watch Pascal Lee: Training for Life on Mars on CCTV show Full Frame
Planetary scientist Pascal Lee talks about training for life on Mars, right here on planet Earth.
  Watch Andy Weir: Mars Story on CCTV show Full Frame
Author Andy Weir talks about his best-selling novel, The Martian.
  June 16 in San Rafael – Science on Screen with Dr. Pascal Lee
Dr. Pascal Lee will give an illustrated presentation about planning and preparation for the first human mission to Mars.
  Girl Scouts: Bridging at the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridging is the biggest event of the year for Girl Scouts of Northern California. Over 6,000 girls, both local and out of state, walked across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge as they bridged from "Juniors to Cadettes" on April 30, 2016.
  Drone's Eye View of Mars
The easiest way to detect evidence of aliens is straightforward: just scrunch up your eyes and look for it.