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Bill Nye: Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children

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Evolution is the fundamental idea in all of life science, in all of biology. According to Bill Nye, aka "the science guy," if grownups want to "deny evolution and live in your world that's completely inconsistent with...

Marianne Legato: Why Men Die Young

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Males are less likely to make it through the embryonic state and more likely to develop a wealth of disorders and diseases.

Evolutionaries – Unlocking the Spiritual and Cultural Potential of Science’s Greatest Idea

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Carter Phipps speaks with Big Think's Jason Gots about what he calls 'evolutionaries' - individuals whose evolutionary perspective on personal and social development enables them to radically improve their own lives a...

Dr. Stuart Firestein: The Limits of Our Sense of Smell

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After three or four odors are blended together, even the best noses in the world have a difficult time distinguishing one original scent from another.

Search for Habitable Exoplanets – Sara Seager

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For centuries people have wondered, "Are we alone?" With hundreds of planets now known to orbit other stars, we are finally able to begin answering the ancient questions, "Do other Earths exist? Are they common? Do an...

Aging of the Other Genome: A Decisive but Ambitious Solution

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The DNA in our cells consists of not only the well-known 46 chromosomes currently receiving such avid attention from specialists in sequencing technology, but also a large number of copies of a relatively tiny, circul...

Heart Failure

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Euan Ashley and Michael Fowler, professors of cardiovascular medicine at the Stanford University Medical Center, discuss heart failure, a condition that affects nearly 5 million U.S. adults, with an estimated 400,000 ...

Authors@Google: John Searle

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John Searle visits Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters to discuss his book " Freedom and Neurobiology: Reflections on Free Will, Language, and Political Power." This event took place on October 30, 2007 as part of...

Authors@Google: Dr. John Medina

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Most of us have no idea what's really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every business leader, parent, and teacher should know--such as the brain's need for physical activity to wo...

In the Company of Big Animals

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BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Amos Nachoum talks about making photographs of large undersea animals. Amos Nachoum is a wildlife photographer and explorer. He has shot just about everything there is to shoot...

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