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TED ED: Is there a reproducibility crisis in science? – Matt Anticole

Published scientific studies can motivate research, inspire products, and inform policy. However, recent studies that examined dozens of published pharmaceutical papers managed to replicate the results of less than 25% of them — and similar results have been found in other scientific disciplines. How do we combat this crisis of scientific irreproducibility? Matt Anticole investigates. …

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ASU Origins Project: Mariette DiChristina & Lawrence Krauss: An Origins Project Dialog (2/2)

Join us for an evening with trailblazing science journalist and Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for an enlightening evening on the role of science in our life. Watch as DiChristina and Krauss discuss how to better fuse the relationship between science and journalism in the digital age, the importance …

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ASU Origins Project: Mariette DiChristina & Lawrence Krauss: An Origins Project Dialog (1/2)

Join us for an evening with trailblazing science journalist and Scientific American editor-in-chief Mariette DiChristina and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss for an enlightening evening on the role of science in our life. Watch as DiChristina and Krauss discuss how to better fuse the relationship between science and journalism in the digital age, the importance …

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TED-Ed: How does the Nobel Peace Prize work?

Among the top prestigious awards in the world, the Nobel Peace Prize has honored some of the most celebrated and revered international figures and organizations in history. But how does the nomination process work? And who exactly is eligible? Adeline Cuvelier and Toril Rokseth detail the specifics of the Nobel Peace Prize.  

Harvard Institute of Politics: Robert McNamara Lecture: Science and Diplomacy for Solving Humanity’s Big Issues

United States Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, presented the Robert McNamara Lecture on War and Peace, and spoke regarding “Science and Diplomacy for Solving Humanity’s Big Issues: Iran, HEU, and Climate Change.” He emphasized the strengths of the US-Iran nuclear agreement, including that America maintains extensive surveillance in the area moving forward. Secretary Moniz also …

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Captain America Civil War Girls Reforming The Future Challenge

Marvel Studios, in collaboration with the American Academy of Sciences (National Academy of Sciences), started a competition that aim to make more young girls interested in science. The competition involves girls aged 15 to 18 years that are to figure out some scientific thing that will make the world a better place.  

World Economic Forum: Davos 2016 – Global Science Outlook

What are the top issues on the global science agenda and how will they be addressed in the year ahead? On the agenda: – Incentivizing science for societal impact – Role of business in science – Public trust and reliability of research findings. Speakers: -Elizabeth Blackburn, Professor, University of California, San Francisco, USA. -Suzanne Fortier, …

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Het Denkgelag: Richard Dawkins & Lawrence Krauss share their passion for Science and Reason

Clinton Richard Dawkins is an English ethologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer. He is an emeritus fellow of New College, Oxford, and was the University of Oxford’s Professor for Public Understanding of Science from 1995 until 2008. Lawrence Maxwell Krauss is an American theoretical physicist and cosmologist who is Foundation Professor of the School of Earth …

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Origins Project: Alda & Krauss | An Origins Project Dialogue (2/2)

Join stage and screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation for the inaugural Origins Project Dialogue. Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers is a candid and unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy and the role of science and creativity in our society. A thought-provoking and interesting night …

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Origins Project: Alda & Krauss | An Origins Project Dialogue (1/2)

Join stage and screen legend Alan Alda and Lawrence Krauss for an intimate evening of conversation for the inaugural Origins Project Dialogue. Science and Art: Long Lost Lovers is a candid and unscripted conversation on the importance of scientific literacy and the role of science and creativity in our society. A thought-provoking and interesting night …

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World Economic Forum: Global Science Outlook

How will science solve global problems and change our lives? Dimensions to be addressed: – Tackling climate change – Solving great mysteries, from the brain to the cosmos – Establishing the science-driven economies of the future • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council, Belgium • Francis S. Collins, Director, National Institutes of Health, USA; Global …

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Het Denkgelag: The Limits Of Science | With Daniel Dennett, Lawrence Krauss and Massimo Pigliucci

Daniel Dennett, Lawrence Krauss and Massimo Pigliucci discuss “The Limits Of Science” at a Het Denkgelag seminar. 00:00 Introduction 07:07 Limits of Science 19:40 God & the Supernatural 31:20 Science & Morality 50:11 Something out of Nothing 1:03:42 The Value of Philosophy 1:20:59 Cognitive Limits 1:35:43 Questions: – 1:35:56 Science & Politics – 1:43:33 The …

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The Royal Institution: Why science is NOT ‘Just a Theory’

Have you ever heard ‘evolution’ dismissed as ‘just a theory’? Is a scientific theory no different to the theory that Elvis is still alive? Jim Al-Khalili puts the record straight. There’s an important difference between a scientific theory and the fanciful theories of an imaginative raconteur, and this quirk of semantics can lead to an …

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Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

As founder of the Ig Nobel awards, Marc Abrahams explores the world’s most improbable research. In this thought-provoking (and occasionally side-splitting) talk, he tells stories of truly weird science — and makes the case that silliness is critical to boosting public interest in science.  

Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

3D animation can bring scientific hypotheses to life. Molecular biologist (and TED Fellow) Janet Iwasa introduces a new open-source animation software designed just for scientists. The above is a transcript by TED Talks.  

University of Surrey’s Jim Meets: Professor Brian Cox

Professor Jim Al-Khalili, Professor of Physics and Public Engagement in Science at the University of Surrey hosts an audience with Professor Brian Cox – live at University of Surrey, Guildford.  

Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

While studying for his PhD in physics, Uri Alon thought he was a failure because all his research paths led to dead ends. But, with the help of improv theater, he came to realize that there could be joy in getting lost. A call for scientists to stop thinking of research as a direct line …

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Randall Munroe: Comics that ask “what if?”

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer.  

The History of Science: Snakes, Lizards, and Manuscripts

Published on Jan 14, 2014 Drawing on techniques from both laboratory and archival research, history professor Pamela Smith crosses the science/humanities divide and explores the surprising relationships between manuscripts and experiments; between today’s lab and yesterday’s workshop; and between early modern conceptions of nature and our own understanding of science, art, and scholarship. Columbia University …

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Brian Cox: It is not acceptable to promote bad science

Published on Oct 3, 2012 Professor Brian Cox criticises policy and journalism that ignores scientific facts and findings. He also talks about the importance of funding in physics with increased demand for the subject at university level. Sir Peter Knight presented him with the President’s Medal at an event in London. The Institute of Physics is …

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