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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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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