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Jonathan Elsen On Microbes: the 'Dark Matter' of Biology (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 41

01/09/12
'Dark matter' is what physics calls the invisible, theoretical stuff that makes up the majority of the universe. In a way, says biologist ...
1:22:22

Will We Ever Understand the Brain? (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 40

01/04/12
Neuroscience has given us fleeting insights into our own intuition, habits and seemingly unexplainable preferences, often with profound ...

Why Space Matters: Investing in the Next Frontier (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 39

12/29/11
Space is often thought of as a frontier for exploration and colonization, but it also holds enormous potential for economic investment. In ...
1:14:01

Lucy's Legacy: the Quest for Human Origins (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 38

08/04/11
Donald Johanson changed our understanding of the past with his 1974 discovery of a 3.2 million year-old skeleton now known as 'Lucy.' In ...
1:33:22

Carl Zimmer: A Planet of Viruses (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 37

06/23/11
'Scientists are discovering viruses faster than they can make sense of them,' says science writer Carl Zimmer of the most rapidly-evolving ...
1:37:53

Lera Boroditsky: How Language Shapes Thought (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 36

04/06/11
Do the languages we speak shape the way we think And can learning new ways to talk change how you think Stanford psychologist Lera ...
1:16:41

Robert Sapolsky: Are Humans Just Another Primate? (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 35

03/10/11
Just how much separates homo sapiens from our closest relatives in the animal kingdom Not all that much, as it turns out. In this ...
1:40:17

Life's Future in the Cosmos (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 34

02/10/11
In this captivating lecture, Lord Martin Rees, President of the Royal Society and England's Astronomer Royal, brings a lifetime of ...
1:08:44

The World's Oldest Living Organisms (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 33

01/13/11
While we may aspire to live a century, Rachel Sussman documents creatures who don't bat an eye at a millennium or two. In this ...
1:00:29

Assassin Spiders Around the World (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 32

12/09/10
They may be small, but assassin spiders are among the most dangerous spiders on the planet - if you're another spider, that is. Join ...

Poisons, Venoms and Pills: Toxicology 101 (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 31

10/07/10
From pills in your medicine chest to a viper in the wilderness, join California Poison Control System MD Patil Armenian for this lecture on ...
1:06:45

Mary Roach: Packing for Mars (Full Episode) Season 1, Episode 30

09/10/10
What happens when you've been in space for a year Is it possible to survive a bailout at 17,000 miles per hour From the space shuttle ...