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You can remember yesterday, but not tomorrow. But why is that? We consider the arrow of time and why it all traces to the Big Bang. Also, artificial blood cells and life in a deep Antarctic lake.
You’ll hear how Stephen King thinks that humankind is metaphorically living under a big dome, and what reasons Neil Tyson gives for why we really want to go into space.
And … skeptical takes on faces in cheese sandwiches and the supposedly special powers of psychics.
All this and more on this special Big Picture Science podcast.
- Jeremy Bailenson – Director of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab at Stanford University and co-author of Infinite Reality: The Hidden Blueprint of Our Virtual Lives
- Sean Carroll – Theoretical physicist at the California Institute of Technology, author of The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World
- Helen Amanda Fricker – Glaciologist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego
- Jill Mikucki – Microbiologist at the University of Tennessee
- Jennifer Heldmann – Research scientist at NASA Ames Research Center
- Jonathan Coulton – Singer and songwriter
- Joseph DeSimone – Professor of chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and chemical engineering at North Carolina State University
- Stephen King – Novelist, author of Under the Dome: A Novel
- Phil Plait – Astronomer, Skeptic, and author of Slate Magazine’s blog Bad Astronomy
- Benjamin Radford – Deputy editor, Skeptical Inquirer magazine
- Steven Novella – Physician at Yale University, host of the podcast, “Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe”
- Neil deGrasse Tyson – Astrophysicst, American Museum of Natural History, and author of Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
- Jim Underdown – Executive Director, Center for Inquiry, Los Angeles
NOTE: This episode will not be available via broadcast stations. Instead the encore of "Going Viral" will be broadcast.
You can listen to this and other episodes at http://radio.seti.org/, and be sure to check out Blog Picture Science, the companion blog to the radio show.