Tag Archive: Science

May 01 2015

Het Denkgelag: Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss share their passion for Science and Reason

Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth …

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Feb 11 2015

Origins Project: Alda & Krauss | An Origins Project Dialogue (2/2)

Join stage and screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation for the inaugural Origins Project Dialogue. Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers is a candid and unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy and the role of science and creativity in our society. A thought-provoking and interesting night …

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Feb 11 2015

Origins Project: Alda & Krauss | An Origins Project Dialogue (1/2)

Join stage and screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation for the inaugural Origins Project Dialogue. Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers is a candid and unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy and the role of science and creativity in our society. A thought-provoking and interesting night …

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Feb 09 2015

World Economic Forum: Global Science Outlook

How will science solve global problems and change our lives? Dimensions to be addressed: – Tackling climate change – Solving great mysteries, from the brain to the cosmos – Establishing the science-driven economies of the future • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council, Belgium • Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, USA; Global …

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Feb 03 2015

Het Denkgelag: The Limits Of Science | With Daniel Dennett, Lawrence Krauss and Massimo Pigliucci

Daniel Dennett, Lawrence Krauss and Massimo Pigliucci discuss “The Limits Of Science” at a Het Denkgelag seminar. 00:00 Introduction 07:07 Limits of Science 19:40 God & the Supernatural 31:20 Science & Morality 50:11 Something out of Nothing 1:03:42 The Value of Philosophy 1:20:59 Cognitive Limits 1:35:43 Questions: – 1:35:56 Science & Politics – 1:43:33 The …

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Dec 01 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 46 | Reporting on Science (Part 2) – extended with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye

Neil deGrasse Tyson and veteran science journalist Miles O’Brien discuss the conflict between journalism and corporate America. Plus, a new interview about science deniers with Elise Andrew and Bill Nye.  

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Nov 27 2014

Nature Podcast: 27 November 2014

This week, energy-free air conditioning, the science of sex laid bare, and scientists who peer-review themselves.  

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Nov 24 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 45 | Reporting on Science (Part 1) – extended with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye

Take a journey beyond the headlines into the business of science journalism with Miles O’Brien, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice, and a new interview with Elise Andrew of IFLS and Bill Nye.  

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Nov 24 2014

The Royal Institution: Why science is NOT ‘Just a Theory’

Have you ever heard ‘evolution’ dismissed as ‘just a theory’? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. There’s an important difference between a scientific theory and the fanciful theories of an imaginative raconteur, and this quirk of semantics can lead to an …

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Oct 26 2014

Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science — and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.  

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Oct 13 2014

StarTalk: Season 5, Episode 39 | The Ig Nobel Prize

Dive into the strange world of the Ig® Nobel Prize when Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-host Leighann Lord interview Marc Abrahams, the prize’s founder and the co-founder of “The Annals of Improbable Research.” The prize is awarded for research that first makes you laugh, and then makes you think. You’ll discover the “first scientifically documented …

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Aug 18 2014

Guardian Science Weekly: The science of the invisible

This week on the podcast the Guardian’s Pascal Wyse meets science writer Philip Ball to delve into the role of the unseen in the evolution of science and culture. Throughout history, the world of the unseen has been fertile ground for both the ignorant and the enlightened. Ball’s book Invisible: The Dangerous Allure of the …

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Aug 07 2014

Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists. The above is a transcript by TED Talks.  

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Jun 24 2014

University of Surrey’s Jim Meets: Professor Brian Cox

Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics and Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey hosts an audience with Professor Brian Cox – live at University of Surrey, Guildford.  

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Jun 13 2014

Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line …

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May 09 2014

Randall Munroe: Comics that ask “what if?”

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer.  

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Mar 29 2014

The History of Science: Snakes, Lizards, and Manuscripts

Published on Jan 14, 2014 Drawing on techniques from both laboratory and archival research, history professor Pamela Smith crosses the science/humanities divide and explores the surprising relationships between manuscripts and experiments; between today’s lab and yesterday’s workshop; and between early modern conceptions of nature and our own understanding of science, art, and scholarship. Columbia University …

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Mar 21 2014

Brian Cox: It is not acceptable to promote bad science

Published on Oct 3, 2012 Professor Brian Cox criticises policy and journalism that ignores scientific facts and findings. He also talks about the importance of funding in physics with increased demand for the subject at university level. Sir Peter Knight presented him with the President’s Medal at an event in London. The Institute of Physics is …

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Mar 01 2014

David Eagleman: On Possibilianism

Neuroscientist and best-selling author David Eagleman introduces the concept of Possibilianism, a new philosophy that simultaneously embraces a scientific toolbox while exploring new, unconsidered uncertainties about the world around us. David Eagleman on Possibilianism from PopTech on Vimeo.

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Feb 10 2014

DLD14: On Information – An Edge Conversation

Anton Zeilinger, Svante Pääbo and John Brockman take part on a panel discussion during the Digital Life Design (DLD) Conference at the HVB Forum on January 19, 2014 in Munich, Germany. Information is the foundation of our universe–and life itself. Cultural impresario John Brockman hosts a Third Culture conversation, spanning science and the humanities. DLD …

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