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Mind:  In Search Of Universals In Human Emotion with Dr. Paul Ekman (Clip)
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01:09:02
Join us as UC Berkeley's Dr. Robert Levenson interviews acclaimed psychologist Dr. Paul Ekman about his 40 years of research into the universality of human facial expressions. The talk includes photographs and never-before-seen footage from Dr. Ekman's fieldwork among the Fore, an isolated New Guinea tribe he first visited in the early 1960s.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: January 26, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: paul ekman, robert levenson, new guinea, fore, emotion, mind, psychology, facial expressions, biology, darwin, margaret mead, anthropology


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Mind:  Dr. Temple Grandin Lectures on Autism and the Animal Mind (Clip)
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Author and animal scientist Dr. Grandin shares her insights on ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), visual thinking, and human and animal minds. Dr. Grandin, herself autistic, believes the autistic person's capacity to "see the actual things themselves" places autistic individuals in a unique position to understand the ways animals think.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: January 17, 2008
Format: Lecture
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Cognitive Science/Psychology

Keywords: temple grandin, mind lecture series, autism, asperberger's, asd, visual thinking, animal behavior, external stimuli


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Ice Stories:  Glaciologists at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (Webcast)
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00:46:36
Meet glaciologist Slawek Tulaczyk and his team, who work in the fast-emerging field of ice sheet dynamics. They speak to us just after returning from a month at a remote camp on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Project: Ice Stories: Dispatches from Polar Scientists | Browse All

Date: January 12, 2008
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: antarctica, glaciers, ice sheet dynamics, subglacial lakes, west antarctic ice sheet, floods, streams, ice quakes

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Mind:  The Science of Laughter (Webcast)
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Join us as we talk with Dr. William Fry, emeritus professor at Stanford University and the father of gelotology, the study of humor and laughter, and their effects on the human body.

Project: Mind | Browse All

Date: November 10, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: laughter, gelotology, humor, dr. william fry, effect of laughter


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Bees:  The Latest Buzz on Bees (Webcast)
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00:31:01
In this interactive presentation with Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck, find out how flowers entice bees, what bees see in a flower, and the importance of bees to agriculture. Also learn about Colony Collapse Disorder, which is causing once-thriving honeybee colonies to disappear.

Project: Bees | Browse All

Date: June 29, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: bees, bee, colony collapse disorder, honey, pollination,


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Saturn:  Cassini Update with Paul Doherty (Webcast)
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00:38:30
The Cassini spacecraft continues to orbit Saturn, sending back astonishing images of the ringed planet and its moons. Join us as we look at the latest images and do some hands-on activities to help us understand.

Project: Saturn: Jewel of the Solar System | Browse All

Date: May 12, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: saturn, planets, cassini, space, orbit, paul doherty


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Science from the Poles:  The Impact of Climate Change on Community (Webcast)
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Join host Mary Miller and Dr. Mickey Glantz in a discussion on issues around climate change and how it may affect communities.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: April 22, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology, Geology/Earth Science

Keywords: climate change, global warming, community, mickey glantz

Links: Mickey Glantz Homepage

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Science from the Poles:  Understanding The Gulf Stream, Part 2 (Webcast)
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00:29:34
Join Exploratorium staff scientist Charlie Carlson as he continues to examine issues around the Gulf Stream and climate change.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: April 21, 2007
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Life Science/Biology

Keywords: climate change, global warming, gulf stream, ocean, currents, weather, storms


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SmallTalk:  Nanotechnology’s Role in Making Cheap Solar Power (Podcast)
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00:26:04
Want to get off the grid but think it’s just too expensive? UCB's Dr. Jeff Grossman explains how nanotechnology may be used to make solar panels cheaper. We’ll also hear from philosopher Patrick Lin of the Nanoethics Group about ethical dilemmas that crop up when we try to improve our lives through nanotechnology.

Project: NISE: SmallTalk | Browse All

Date: April 16, 2007
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Physics, Chemistry

Keywords: nano, nanotechnology, physics, chemistry, solar, energy, ethics, nanoethics, philosophy, patrick lin, jeff grossman

Links: Dr. Jeff Grossman: Computational Nanoscience Group
The Nanoethics Group

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Science from the Poles:  First Light from the New South Pole Telescope (Webcast)
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The South Pole Telescope captured its first light on Feb. 16, 2007! Join Exploratorium host Mary Miller as she talks with scientists at the South Pole and finds out more about life at the Pole.

Project: Science from the Poles | Browse All

Date: March 30, 2007
Format: Expedition
Category: Popular Science
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, General Science

Keywords: south pole, telescope, antarctica, space, dark energy, weather, ice, cold, climate, neutrinos, icecube

Links: South Pole Telescope Homepage

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