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Cornell University: How do plant roots find the quickest way down?

Most plants grow towards the light, but roots have to grow down into the soil to find water and nutrients. How do they do this? And what happens to a growing root when it encounters a rock? In this video a group of investigators from the Physics Department and from the Boyce Thompson Institute for …

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Cornell University: Shedding new light on the death of Julius Caesar

Barry Strauss, Cornell’s Bowmar Professor in Humanistic Studies and chair of the Department of History, talks about “The Death of Caesar: New Light on History’s Most Famous Assassination” in this July 22, 2015 lecture sponsored by the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions. Strauss is the author of a highly praised new book on …

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Cornell University: Linda Rayor: A Romance with Spiders

Spiders are the dominant terrestrial predators on earth, and their biology and behavior are fascinating. Cornell’s spider expert, Dr. Linda Rayor, explains how these little cannibals work out conflicts between the sexes, what happens when spiders live together in groups, which animals find them tasty, and interesting details about the most poisonous spider in the …

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Neil Price: The Shape of the Soul: The Viking Mind and the Individual

Professor Neil Price delivers the third of three lectures (part I, part II),  focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatization played in the mindset of the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries), occupying a crucial place not only in the cycles of life but particularly in the ritual responses to dying and the dead. …

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Neil Price: Life and Afterlife: Dealing with the Dead in the Viking Age

Professor Neil Price delivers the second of three lectures (part I), focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatisation played in the mindset of the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries), occupying a crucial place not only in the cycles of life but particularly in the ritual responses to dying and the dead. Early medieval …

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Niel Price: The Children of Ash: Cosmology and the Viking Universe

Professor Neil Price delivers the first of three lectures (part II, part III) focusing on the fundamental role that narrative, storytelling and dramatization played in the mindset of the Viking Age (8th-11th centuries), occupying a crucial place not only in the cycles of life but particularly in the ritual responses to dying and the dead. The …

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