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(Re)Inventing science publishing: 01:11:00

(Re)Inventing science publishing: the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society

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(Re)Inventing science publishing: the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 926 views
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Philosophical TransactionsÊis the worldÕs first and oldest scientific journal. Still published by the Royal Society, it is about to mark its 350th anniversary, and was instrumental in establishing many forms and facets of modern scholarly publishin....

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Griffin 00:56:00

Continuing the voyages of the Endeavour

by Mike Griffin
Continuing the voyages of the Endeavour
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 969 views
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NASA Administrator Mike Griffin's address applies certain lessons learned from one of the Royal Society's greatest explorers to the endeavours NASA is carrying out today in exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets of our solar system and o....

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Francis Crick: anti-vitalist activist 00:54:00

Francis Crick: anti-vitalist activist

by Christine Aicardi
Francis Crick: anti-vitalist activist
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 601 views
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In the course of his scientific career, Francis Crick changed research fields several times. In almost 30 years at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, he worked on protein crystallography, molecular genetics, developmental cell biol....

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Sardar 01:15:00

Islam and science: beyond the troubled relationship

by Ziauddin Sardar
Islam and science: beyond the troubled relationship
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 1018 views
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The basic sources of Islam - the Qur'an and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad - place a great deal of importance on science. So, theoretically, the relationship between Islam and science is both close and very deep. It was this relationship that....

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My Sister Rosalind Franklin 00:51:00

My sister Rosalind Franklin

by Jenifer Glynn
My sister Rosalind Franklin
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 747 views
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Jenifer Glynn discusses her bookÊMy Sister Rosalind Franklin. With the help of family letters and memories, the book puts Rosalind Franklin's DNA work in the context of her other achievements, and Rosalind herself in the context of her family.

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Varmus 00:30:00

Restoring Science to its Rightful Place

by Harold Varmus
Restoring Science to its Rightful Place
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 913 views
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They were the words that scientists everywhere wanted to hear and President Obama couldn't have been clearer, promising to 'restore science to its rightful place'.

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RS Bowler 00:41:00

Science for all: popular science in the age of radio

by Peter Bowler
Science for all: popular science in the age of radio
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 985 views
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How do you get ordinary people to take an interest in science? This was already becoming a problem for the scientific community in the early twntieth century.  But rather than letting outsiders do the job, the scientists took an active role.  They ....

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Bragg2 01:00:00

Seeing Further – The Story of Science and the Royal Society

by Melvyn Bragg
Seeing Further – The Story of Science and the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 984 views
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The Story of Science and the Royal Society - a panel discussion chaired by Melvyn Bragg. The panel is made up of Bill Bryson, Maggie Gee, Richard Holmes and Ian Stewart FRS.

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RS Aldersey-Williams 01:00:00

Shakespeare the metallurgist, Eliot the spectroscopist: the cultural journey of the chemical elements

by Hugh Aldersley-Williams
Shakespeare the metallurgist, Eliot the spectroscopist: the cultural journey of the chemical elements
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1077 views
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From the moment of their discovery, each of the chemical elements has embarked on a journey into our culture. Over millennia and decades, they have gained meaning through encounter and manipulation. Those long known, such as gold, silver, iron and su....

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The importance of science: an outsider's perspective 01:02:00

The importance of science: an outsider’s perspective

by Bill Bryson
The importance of science: an outsider’s perspective
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 618 views
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Award-winning author Bill Bryson speaks to Professor Jim Al-Khalili about his personal experiences and perspectives on science, from childhood and his school years, through to writing the highly successful 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' and e....

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Levy 00:45:00

The nature of collective intelligence

by Pierre Levy
The nature of collective intelligence
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 8 years ago | 824 views
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Digital data stem from our own personal and social cognitive processes and thus express them in one way or another. But we still don?t have any scientific tools to make sense of the data flows produced by online creative conversations at the scale of....

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RS Rousseau 00:58:00

The Notorious Sir John Hill: Georgian Celebrity Science and Attacks on the Royal Society

by George Rousseau
The Notorious Sir John Hill: Georgian Celebrity Science and Attacks on the Royal Society
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1020 views
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No man in Georgian England ever attacked the Royal Society more savagely than Sir John Hill (1714-1775), and no one in his era was more notorious for public scandal. This talk sketches Hill's multi-faceted life and assesses his attacks on the Royal S....

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