Surprisingly Brilliant

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A new podcast that tells the true stories of the wild experiments, bizarre journeys, and strange ideas that led to incredible discoveries, life-saving medicines, and evidence of where we all came from. Written & Hosted by Maren Hunsberger and Greg Foot for iHeartRadio & Seeker.

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An Annoying Noise
2884
Perhaps the biggest accidental discovery story in the history of the universe. Well, definitely *about* the history of the universe. Greg tells Maren about a weird sound, and how two guys, Wilson & Penzias, figured out what it was, rocking the world of cosmology along the way. Expert: Professor Avi Loeb - Professor of Science at Harvard University, Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy, Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative and Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics  Sources: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPalHdzsImc https://phys.org/news/2019-09-universe-billion-years-younger.html https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/universe-may-be-billion-years-younger-we-thought-scientists-are-ncna1005541 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/smart-luck-how-the-big-bang-was-found-by-accident/  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dp27bi.html https://www.livescience.com/65700-big-bang-theory.html  https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/databank/entries/dp65co.html  https://study.com/academy/lesson/radio-telescope-definition-parts-facts.html https://www.atnf.csiro.au/outreach/education/pulseatparkes/radiotelescopeintro.html https://www.livescience.com/50399-radio-waves.html
Apr 02, 2020
Here There Be Dragons
3107
Meet the ‘Princess of Paleontology’ you’ve probably never heard of. Maren tells Greg all about the lady who’s life work was finding the fossils that would eventually change the way scientists thought about the entirety of Earth’s natural history despite getting very little official credit… SOURCES Andy and his group: https://oeb.harvard.edu/people/andrew-h-knoll https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/anning.html https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mary-anning-paleontology/ https://paleonerdish.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/mary-annings-contribution-to-french-paleontolo https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/mary-annings-ichthyosaurgy/ https://www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk/collection/mary-anning/ https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/mary-anning-unsung-hero.html https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/mary-anning-unsung-hero.html https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2018/december/mary-anning-rocks.html https://www.sdsc.edu/ScienceWomen/anning.html https://www.tchevalier.com/remarkablecreatures/background/historicalfigures/index.html https://oumnh.ox.ac.uk/mary-annings-ichthyosaur https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/cuvier.html https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/vinci.html https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/july/a-series-of-mary-anning-films-are-about-to-hit-the-cinemas.html https://ocean.si.edu/ocean-life/invertebrates/unearthing-history-mary-annings-hunt-prehistoric-ocean-giants https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mary-anning-an-amazing-fossil-hunter-60691902/ https://www.famousscientists.org/mary-anning/ https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/mar/20/mary-anning-lesbian-palaeontologist-women-film
Mar 26, 2020
Introducing: Surprisingly Brilliant
147
For centuries, science has given us breakthroughs that have changed how we view our planet, or universe and even our own bodies. But, achieving these breakthroughs didn’t come easy. This podcast will tell you the stories of the bizarre journeys, wild experiments and strange ideas that led to the discovery of important medicine, the invention of life-saving technology and evidence about the beginnings of life as we know it. We arrived at our current understanding of science through anything but normal means, and we think we should talk about it.
Mar 17, 2020