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  • emThe Fear Factorem
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    The Fear Factor

    Abigail Marsh, using her research of psycopathic and altruistic brains, described the science behind fear and how people respond to it.

    491 views
  • emSoonishem
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    Soonish

    Scientist Kelly Weinersmith and cartoonist Zach Weinersmith talked about their book Soonish, in which they detail several scientific advancements and studies being explored and the implications…

    824 views
  • emWorld Without Mindem
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    World Without Mind

    Franklin Foer talked about his book World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech, in which he looks at the influence of tech companies such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and others…

    905 views
  • emDarwins Backyardem
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    Darwin's Backyard

    Biology professor James Costa talked about his book Darwin’s Backyard, in which he chronicles the life, career, and experiments of Charles Darwin.

    602 views
  • emOn the Vergeem
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    On the Verge

    Rebecca Costa talked about his book, On the Verge, about using technology and science to predict future events and outcomes with more precision.

    255 views
  • emHit Refreshem
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    Hit Refresh

    Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella talked about his book, Hit Refresh, about the reinvention of Microsoft and the technology the company is about to release.

    413 views
  • emThe Undoing Projectem
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    The Undoing Project

    Michael Lewis talked about his book, The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds. He spoke at the 17th annual National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    2,171 views
  • Open Phones with Leland Melvin
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    Open Phones with Leland Melvin

    Astronaut and former professional football player Leland Melvin talked about his book, Chasing Space: An Astronaut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Second Chances, and responded to viewer…

    401 views
  • Panel Discussion on the Science of Time
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    Panel Discussion on the Science of Time

    Panelists talked about the science of time. Panelists included Alan Burdick, author of Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Investigation; Jimena Canales, author of The Physicist and the…

    971 views
  • Panel Discussion on Big Data
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    Panel Discussion on Big Data

    Panelists talked about big data. Panelists included Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, and Tim Wu, author of The…

    834 views
  • David Haskell Discusses emThe Songs of Treesem
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    The Songs of Trees

    Professor David Haskell talked about his book The Songs of Trees, in which he examines the role of trees in the world and how they connect to human beings. He spoke at the 2017 Southern…

    463 views
  • emLife in Codeem
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    Life in Code

    Ellen Ullman talked about her book, Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology. She spoke at the 2017 Texas Book Festival in Austin.

    178 views
  • Author Discussion on Oceans
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    Author Discussion on Oceans

    Peter Wadhams, author of A Farewell to Ice, and Juli Berwald, author of Spineless, talked about the state of the world’s oceans. They spoke at the 2017 Texas Book Festival in Austin.…

    316 views
  • emLife 30em
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    Life 3.0

    Professor Max Tegmark talked about his book Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, in which he examines the concept of intelligence and what questions should be asked…

    876 views
  • emLife in Codeem
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    Life in Code

    Software engineer Ellen Ullman talked about her book Life in Code: A Personal History of Technology, in which she described changes in technology through the lens of her professional…

    607 views
  • emWindfallem
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    Windfall

    Meghan O’Sullivan talked about her book, Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America’s Power, about how the energy revolution in the U.S. has…

    793 views
  • After Words with Bob Schieffer
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    After Words with Bob Schieffer

    Bob Schieffer talked about his book Overload, in which he examines the impact of changing technology on journalism. He spoke with Susan Glasser.

    1,112 views
  • emCaesars Last Breathem
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    Caesar's Last Breath

    Sam Kean talked about his book Caesar’s Last Breath, in which he explains how molecules in Julius Caesar’s final gasp still linger in every breath shared across the globe. Mr. Kean goes on to explore the…

    230 views
  • emA World of Three Zerosem
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    A World of Three Zeros

    Muhammad Yunus talked about his book, A World of Three Zeros, about how to solve the problems of global poverty, unemployment, and climate change. He spoke with Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia…

    882 views
  • emThe Lobster Coastem
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    The Lobster Coast

    Colin Woodard, author of The Lobster Coast: Rebels, Rusticators, and the Struggle for a Forgotten Frontier, explained the beginnings of the Maine lobster industry and how it preserves itself. Maine’s lobster…

    164 views
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