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Robert Sapolsky: Are Humans Just Another Primate?

Just how much separates homo sapiens from our closest relatives in the animal kingdom? Not all that much, as it turns out. Dr. Robert Sapolosky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, explains in this discussion on his latest book, "A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons." This program was recorded in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, on February 15, 2011. Dr. Robert Sapolsky discusses his work as professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and as a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya. His enviable gift for storytelling led the New York Times to print, "If you crossed Jane Goodall with a borscht-belt comedian, she might have written a book like A Primate's Memoir." Dr. Sapolsky's account of his early years as a field biologist. He is sure to d

76 MIN2011 APR 29
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Robert Sapolsky: Are Humans Just Another Primate?

Eugenie Scott - Science and Skepticism

How are science and skepticism related? Is skepticism a part of science, or is science a tool of skepticism? Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, discusses these questions, and explores the importance of teaching both science and skepticism. This program was recorded in collaboration with the SkeptiCal 2010 Conference, on April 24, 2010. This program features visual aids. A full video version is available at: http://fora.tv/2010/04/24/Dr_Eugenie_C_Scott_Science_and_Skepticism Eugenie Scott, a former university professor, is the Executive Director of NCSE. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years, and can address many components of this controversy, including educational, legal, scientific, religious, and social issues. She has received national recognition for her N

56 MIN2010 JUL 28
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Eugenie Scott - Science and Skepticism

Richard Dawkins on The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins discusses his book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, in collaboration with 2010 Adelaide Writer's Festival. This program was recorded on March 1, 2010. He's the King of All the Atheists, and now Richard Dawkins is hammering home what he sees as his key argument against the existence of God. In his book, The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins aims to put the theory of evolution in a factually unassailable position. Here, at Adelaide Writers' Week in 2010, he goes through his book chapter by chapter, and in doing so attempts to convince his audience of the absolute veracity of Darwin's theories. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxfor

44 MIN2010 JUL 17
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Richard Dawkins on The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Bethany Cobb - In Galileo's Footsteps: The Legacy of Edwin Hubble

UC-Berkeley Astronomer Bethany Cobb delivers a lecture on the history of astronomy and the legacy of Edwin Hubble, followed by an audience Q and A. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California, on October 1, 2009. Bethany Cobb: In Galileo's Footsteps. Learn about the great astronomy pioneer Edwin Hubble and how his use of a 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California not only resolved the "Great Debate" over the scale of the universe but also provided radical evidence that the universe is expanding. Bethany Cobb is a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. at Yale University for research on massive stellar explosions called gamma-ray bursts. She is dedicated to sharing her love of astronomy with others and is the astronomer for The Old Farmer's Almanac.

62 MIN2010 MAY 21
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Bethany Cobb - In Galileo's Footsteps: The Legacy of Edwin Hubble

Sir Paul Nurse - Great Ideas of Biology

Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Sir Paul Nurse lectures on "Great Ideas of Biology." This program was recorded in collaboration with City University of New York, on April 12, 2010. Paul Nurse is the President of Rockefeller University, and Head of the Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology. He discovered the molecules at the heart of the "clock" which controls the progression of cells through their cycles of growth and division. He and his colleagues continue to explore the cell cycle, the control of cell growth, and the mechanisms by which cells acquire their shape. Among many other honors, Sir Paul shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 2001. He is among the leading advocates for a more quantitative, theoretical approach to the phenomena of life, searching for ideas which can unify the vast quantities of data that overwhelm the field; it is this vision which animat

67 MIN2010 APR 29
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Sir Paul Nurse - Great Ideas of Biology

Physicist Frank Wilczek Explains the Large Hadron Collider

Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT, discusses topics including the Large Hadron Collider and Unified Field Theory. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California, on September 25, 2008.

66 MIN2010 MAR 31
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Physicist Frank Wilczek Explains the Large Hadron Collider

Beth Shapiro - How to Clone a Dodo

Recorded in collaboration with the Chautauqua Institution, on August 19, 2008.

72 MIN2010 MAR 17
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Beth Shapiro - How to Clone a Dodo

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries

Recorded in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California, on February 9, 2007.

65 MIN2010 MAR 11
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Neil deGrasse Tyson - Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries
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Latest Episodes

Robert Sapolsky: Are Humans Just Another Primate?

Just how much separates homo sapiens from our closest relatives in the animal kingdom? Not all that much, as it turns out. Dr. Robert Sapolosky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, explains in this discussion on his latest book, "A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons." This program was recorded in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, on February 15, 2011. Dr. Robert Sapolsky discusses his work as professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and as a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya. His enviable gift for storytelling led the New York Times to print, "If you crossed Jane Goodall with a borscht-belt comedian, she might have written a book like A Primate's Memoir." Dr. Sapolsky's account of his early years as a field biologist. He is sure to d

76 MIN2011 APR 29
Comments
Robert Sapolsky: Are Humans Just Another Primate?

Eugenie Scott - Science and Skepticism

How are science and skepticism related? Is skepticism a part of science, or is science a tool of skepticism? Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, Executive Director of the National Center for Science Education, discusses these questions, and explores the importance of teaching both science and skepticism. This program was recorded in collaboration with the SkeptiCal 2010 Conference, on April 24, 2010. This program features visual aids. A full video version is available at: http://fora.tv/2010/04/24/Dr_Eugenie_C_Scott_Science_and_Skepticism Eugenie Scott, a former university professor, is the Executive Director of NCSE. She has been both a researcher and an activist in the creationism/evolution controversy for over twenty-five years, and can address many components of this controversy, including educational, legal, scientific, religious, and social issues. She has received national recognition for her N

56 MIN2010 JUL 28
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Eugenie Scott - Science and Skepticism

Richard Dawkins on The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins discusses his book, The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution, in collaboration with 2010 Adelaide Writer's Festival. This program was recorded on March 1, 2010. He's the King of All the Atheists, and now Richard Dawkins is hammering home what he sees as his key argument against the existence of God. In his book, The Greatest Show on Earth, Dawkins aims to put the theory of evolution in a factually unassailable position. Here, at Adelaide Writers' Week in 2010, he goes through his book chapter by chapter, and in doing so attempts to convince his audience of the absolute veracity of Darwin's theories. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Richard Dawkins is a world-renowned evolutionary biologist and author. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and, until recently, held the Charles Simonyi Chair of Public Understanding of Science at Oxfor

44 MIN2010 JUL 17
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Richard Dawkins on The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution

Bethany Cobb - In Galileo's Footsteps: The Legacy of Edwin Hubble

UC-Berkeley Astronomer Bethany Cobb delivers a lecture on the history of astronomy and the legacy of Edwin Hubble, followed by an audience Q and A. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California, on October 1, 2009. Bethany Cobb: In Galileo's Footsteps. Learn about the great astronomy pioneer Edwin Hubble and how his use of a 100-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory in California not only resolved the "Great Debate" over the scale of the universe but also provided radical evidence that the universe is expanding. Bethany Cobb is a National Science Foundation Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. at Yale University for research on massive stellar explosions called gamma-ray bursts. She is dedicated to sharing her love of astronomy with others and is the astronomer for The Old Farmer's Almanac.

62 MIN2010 MAY 21
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Bethany Cobb - In Galileo's Footsteps: The Legacy of Edwin Hubble

Sir Paul Nurse - Great Ideas of Biology

Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Sir Paul Nurse lectures on "Great Ideas of Biology." This program was recorded in collaboration with City University of New York, on April 12, 2010. Paul Nurse is the President of Rockefeller University, and Head of the Laboratory of Yeast Genetics and Cell Biology. He discovered the molecules at the heart of the "clock" which controls the progression of cells through their cycles of growth and division. He and his colleagues continue to explore the cell cycle, the control of cell growth, and the mechanisms by which cells acquire their shape. Among many other honors, Sir Paul shared the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 2001. He is among the leading advocates for a more quantitative, theoretical approach to the phenomena of life, searching for ideas which can unify the vast quantities of data that overwhelm the field; it is this vision which animat

67 MIN2010 APR 29
Comments
Sir Paul Nurse - Great Ideas of Biology

Physicist Frank Wilczek Explains the Large Hadron Collider

Frank Wilczek, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and the Herman Feshbach Professor of Physics at MIT, discusses topics including the Large Hadron Collider and Unified Field Theory. This program was recorded in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California, on September 25, 2008.

66 MIN2010 MAR 31
Comments
Physicist Frank Wilczek Explains the Large Hadron Collider

Beth Shapiro - How to Clone a Dodo

Recorded in collaboration with the Chautauqua Institution, on August 19, 2008.

72 MIN2010 MAR 17
Comments
Beth Shapiro - How to Clone a Dodo

Neil deGrasse Tyson - Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries

Recorded in collaboration with the Commonwealth Club of California, on February 9, 2007.

65 MIN2010 MAR 11
Comments
Neil deGrasse Tyson - Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandries
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