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  • emThe Evolution of Beautyem
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    The Evolution of Beauty

    Richard Prum explored Charles Darwin’s studies on evolution and mate choice while providing insight into human sexuality.

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  • Helen Czerski Discusses emStorm in a Teacupem
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    Storm in a Teacup

    British physicist Helen Czerski talked about her book Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life, in which she uses every day objects and occurrences to explain physics and the universe in…

    2,647 views
  • emThe Physics of Everyday Thingsem
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    The Physics of Everyday Things

    James Kakalios talked about The Physics of Everyday Things: The Extraordinary Science Behind an Ordinary Day. In the book, Professor Kalakios explains the science and physics behind the…

    1,002 views
  • emDrawdownem
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    Drawdown

    Paul Hawken talked about Project Drawdown, a collection of policies, plans, and active programs to reduce carbon emissions outside of the purview of the federal government.

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  • Eugenia Cheng Discusses emBeyond Infinityem
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    Beyond Infinity

    Eugenia Cheng talked about her book Beyond Infinity: An Expedition to the Outer Limits of Mathematics, in which she explores the mathematical idea of “infinity.” In her book, she explains…

    1,881 views
  • emThe Master Algorithmem
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    The Master Algorithm

    Professor Pedro Domingos talked about his book The Master Algorithm, in which he says technology is close to achieving the ultimate learning algorithm that is capable of discovering any…

    2,872 views
  • emHarness the Sunem
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    Harness the Sun

    Philip Warburg talked about his book Harness the Sun: America’s Quest for a Solar-Powered Future, in which he examines why more people are opting to go with solar power, the impact on the…

    545 views
  • Martin Ford on emRise of the Robotsem
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    Rise of the Robots

    Martin Ford talked about his book Rise of Robots: Technology and the Threat of the Jobless Future, in which he discusses the impact of technology on jobs and the economy. Mr. Ford talked about how the…

    3,452 views
  • emThe Sixth Extinctionem
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    The Sixth Extinction

    Elizabeth Kolbert talked about her book, The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History, in which she argues that we are currently undergoing a sixth mass extinction (five others have occurred…

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  • American Women in Environmental History
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    American Women in Environmental History

    Santa Clara University history professor Nancy Unger talked about the role of women in American environmental history, from the nineteenth century journeys across the prairies to the publication…

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  • emBottled and Soldem
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    Bottled and Sold

    The president of Pacific Institute shares his theory of how the country became hooked on buying water in the bottle and details why he believes tap water is just fine. The event was in…

    468 views
  • emHow to Cool the Planetem
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    How to Cool the Planet

    The author of Big Coal and Sunnyvale tackles the topic of geoengineering and the attempt of some scientists to cool the planet through chemical means, rather than reduction of green house gases. He…

    259 views
  • emCool Item
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    Cool It

    Bjorn Lomborg talked about his book Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming, published by Knopf. In his book Mr. Lomborg asks readers to examine climate change…

    1,464 views
  • emUnscientific Americaem
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    Unscientific America

    Chris Mooney talked about his book Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future (Basic Books; July 13, 2009). In this sequel to his book, The Republican War on…

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  • emThe Vanishing Face of Gaiaem
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    The Vanishing Face of Gaia

    James Lovelock talked about his book The Vanishing Face of Gaia: A Final Warning (Basic Books; April 13, 2009). The award-winning scientist and originator of the Gaia Theory presented his latest…

    493 views