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  • emSpace Capitalismem
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    Space Capitalism

    Loyola University economics professor Walter Block discussed his book, Space Capitalism: How Humans Will Colonize Planets, Moons, and Asteroids.

    875 views
  • emGreat American Outpostem
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    Great American Outpost

    Minneapolis Star-Tribune staff writer Maya Rao talked about the oil boom in North Dakota and the people who ventured there to capitalize on it.

    230 views
  • emSaudi Americaem
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    Saudi America

    Vanity Fair’s Bethany McLean took a critical look at the fracking industry in America.

    604 views
  • emClimate Justiceem
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    Climate Justice

    Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson highlighted stories of those fighting climate change at a grass roots level. Later in the event, Voice of Women co-founder Thilmeeza Hussain joined…

    58 views
  • emThe Tangled Treeem
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    The Tangled Tree

    David Quammen reported on recent discoveries in molecular biology and how they affect our understanding of evolution.

    889 views
  • emUnderbugem
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    Underbug

    Lisa Margonelli explored termites, from their hive and swarm behavior and the over $20 billion dollars of damage they cause each year to military and scientific research to develop…

    400 views
  • emWork in the Age of Robotsem
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    Work in the Age of Robots

    Manhattan Institute senior fellow Mark Mills discussed his book, Work in the Age of Robots.

    558 views
  • emThe Poisoned Cityem
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    The Poisoned City

    Journalist Anna Clark chronicled the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

    259 views
  • emThe Omega Principleem
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    The Omega Principle

    James Beard Award-winning author Paul Greenberg looked at the effect humans have on oceans, through the consumption of seafood and Omega-3s.

    824 views
  • emSpying on Whalesem
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    Spying on Whales

    Paleontologist Nick Pyenson explored the evolution of whales, from their anatomy to current migratory patterns.

    303 views
  • emThrough Two Doors at Onceem
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    Through Two Doors at Once

    Anil Ananthaswamy recounted the “double-slit” experiment, an 1800s light experiment by Thomas Young that challenged Isaac Newton’s theory that light is made of particles and was debated…

    621 views
  • emReader Come Homeem
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    Reader, Come Home

    Maryanne Wolf explored how our brains process reading print versus digital mediums.

    963 views
  • Alaskan Reporter Recounts 1989 Massive Oil Spill
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    The Spill

    On March 24, 1989, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker struck a reef and spilled close to 11 million gallons of oil. Stan Jones, former investigative reporter with the Anchorage Daily News, recounted the timeline of…

    419 views
  • History of Pluto
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    History of Pluto

    Authors William Sheehan and Kevin Schindler discussed their books, Discovering Pluto: Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System and Pluto and Lowell Observatory: A History of Discovery at Flagstaff.…

    204 views
  • emWhen Einstein Walked with Godelem
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    When Einstein Walked with Godel

    New York Times' Jim Holt discussed the relationship between physicist Albert Einstein and Austrian mathematician Kurt Godel and profiled other scientific leaders, including Alan Turing, Ada…

    914 views
  • Michael Pollan Discusses emHow to Change Your Mindem
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    How to Change Your Mind

    Michael Pollan reported on the medical and scientific uses and affects of psychedelic drugs.

    2,138 views
  • After Words with Mona HannaAttisha
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    After Words with Mona Hanna-Attisha

    Physician Mona Hanna-Attisha detailed her efforts to provide scientific evidence that children in Flint, Michigan, were being exposed to lead poisoning through the water supply. She’s…

    1,138 views
  • emShe Has Her Mothers Laughem
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    She Has Her Mother's Laugh

    Carl Zimmer looked at heredity, biomedical technology, and the ethics of scientific intervention.

    628 views
  • emBefore the Falloutem
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    Before the Fallout

    Diana Preston talked about her book Before The Fallout: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima, published by Walker and Company. On December 26, 1898, Marie Curie announced the discovery of radium and observed that…

    480 views
  • emFuture Presenceem
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    Future Presence

    Peter Rubin of Wired Magazine reported on virtual reality and the impact it will have on entertainment, work, and even human emotions and interaction.

    588 views
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