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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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The Einstein myth: Why the cult of personality is bad for science | Michelle Thaller

So Jonathan you ask a question that actually gets to the heart of a lot of my ideas about science and culture. And you ask about the celebrity culture. We hear about these famous scientists, it goes Albert Einstein or Stephen Hawking or Neil deGrasse Tyson; we know of these wonderful kind of larger than […]

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Biology Research – Regenerating Retina Cells

>>DEAN CHRIS MAKAROFF: There are pretty much unlimited opportunities for students to do research in the College of Arts and Science. It runs the gamut of research in anthropology to zoology, from biochemistry to microbiology to history to understanding cultures in different parts of the world.>>RENATE GYENGE: I wanted to be a zoology major because […]

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How Much Does Your “Ghost” Weigh? (Because Science w/ Kyle Hill)

– Try something for me. Point to where you are. Point to where you think your consciousness is, where you’re experiencing the world from. You’re probably all now pointing somewhere around your head, right? We all feel like we are somewhere behind our eyes, but we know that all that’s in there is your brain […]

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