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Why sex really matters | David Page | TEDxBeaconStreet

Translator: Jenny Lam-Chowdhury Reviewer: Capa Girl I would like to talk with you about sex and disease, but perhaps not what you’re thinking. So, now that I’ve gotten your attention, I’d like to tell you about something that’s really fundamental. I’d like to tell you about a connection between sex and disease that is very […]

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Lawrence Summers: Decoding the DNA of Education in Search of Actual Knowledge

Hi.  My name is Larry Summers and I’m glad to be with you.  I’m doing something a little different than most of the other classes in this series.  Rather than talking about a specific area of knowledge, rather than talking about my field of economics, I’m going to talk about knowledge in general, talk about […]

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Karin B. Michels | Is Epigenetics Inherited? || Radcliffe Institute

– Well, thank you very much. And thank you for this extremely kind introduction. It was probably the nicest introduction I’ve ever got for any talk. And I’m also extremely privileged to be a hero among all these unbelievable Fellows, and I’m very, very flattered to be having been selected as a Radcliffe Fellow. When […]

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This New Form of Light Is a Physical Molecule, Here’s How We Made It

Photons are oddballs. When they’re not busy being waves, they’re massless particles that can travel at light speed because, well, that’s what they are, little packets of light. For decades it was also thought photons didn’t interact with each other, but recently researchers have discovered how to bind photons together as though they were molecules. […]

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MIT FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: Maxine Jonas, PhD, a Biological Engineering Instructor

Usually, when we think of professors, we think of people who are primarily researchers but also teach. Within the MIT Department of Biological Engineering, there are actually people who are primarily teachers but also do research. This is Maxine Jonas, a person who is an instructor in the department and is known throughout the entire […]

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Making the Cut | Session 1: Science and Society || Radcliffe Institute

– Good morning, everyone. I’m Tomiko Brown-Nagin, the Dean of the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and I’m delighted to see all of you here today. I’m so pleased to welcome you to the Radcliffe Symposium focused on the critical and urgent topic of human gene editing. Now, I say urgent because we find ourselves […]

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