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What's so important about an atmosphere? Find out here.
Many of the most important advances in scientific understanding were initially rejected or ignored.
In an era of global science, other nations are increasing their science budgets. Why aren't we?
Cancelled 03/16 due to virus shutdowns. Will reschedule and post info here. To tackle the problem of coronaviruses, it is necessary to understand how they originate and how they infect their victims.
Cancelled 03/16 due to virus shutdowns. Will reschedule and post info here. Jennie Rheuban of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution explains how the ocean acidification affects shellfish.
It took almost a century to determine if and how continents moved (continental drift). In the 1960s irrefutable evidence showed that tectonic plates caused regular shifts of the planet’s magnetic polarity, volcanoes and earthquakes -and the drift of continents.
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A very exciting investigation of the possible role of ultraviolet radiation in the emergence of life --on Earth and elsewhere. Sukrit Ranjan
A visionary approach to teaching, learning --and discovering-- mathematics. Sanjoy Mahajan
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Molecules in meteorites met with an optimal chemical environment on Earth. Alonso Ricardo
A visit to Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution to learn how researchers investigate the dynamic relationship between oceans and climate............... Amala Mahadevan
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Irrefutable evidence for why we should --and can-- transition to renewable energy without delay. Mara Prentiss
What we can do to speed up the transition to renewable energy, despite Big Oil's well funded resistance. Jeff Deyette
An international expert on the mechanisms of antibiotics resistance and a leader in creating public awareness