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Ruder Boscovic, the eighteenth-century polymath

by Ivica Martinovic
Ruder Boscovic, the eighteenth-century polymath
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 7 years ago | 1234 views
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Roger Boscovich (1711-1787) was a true polymath, making original contributions in science, technology and the humanities. He was born in Dubrovnik but spent much of his working life in Rome, at the Collegium Romanum. This lecture will introduce his l....

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How to film the Earth from space

by Alex Baker
How to film the Earth from space
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Lectures | All ages | 8 years ago | 1194 views
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Two University of Sheffield students have recorded a video of the Earth from the edge of space, using homemade equipment and on a shoestring budget.

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The nature of collective intelligence

by Pierre Levy
The nature of collective intelligence
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 841 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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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 | 979 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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A natural history of scientists

by Richard Fortey
A natural history of scientists
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1223 views
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For most of his life, Richard Fortey, has worked with collections in London's Natural History Museum, so curation has become a kind of unbreakable habit for him. In his Michael Faraday Prize lecture he will present another collection: his own persona....

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Benjamin Franklin in Europe: electrician, academician etc.

by John Heilbron
Benjamin Franklin in Europe: electrician, academician etc.
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 1196 views
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Benjamin Franklin, American patriot and natural philosopher, was born 300 years ago. Apart from a brief stay in England as a young man, he spent the first fifty years of his life transforming himself from a nobody into the leading citizen of Philadel....

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Risk: food, fact and fantasy

by John Krebs
Risk: food, fact and fantasy
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 914 views
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We all take risks, but most of the time we don't notice it. Eating, like everything else in life, isn't risk free. Is that next mouthful pure pleasure or will it give you food poisoning? Will it clog up your arteries as well as filling your stomach?

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Science, belief and the unbelievable

by Lewis Wolpert
Science, belief and the unbelievable
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 940 views
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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 | 10 years ago | 905 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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Proof-reading: Telling stories with numbers and words

by Marcus du Sautoy
Proof-reading: Telling stories with numbers and words
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 10 years ago | 891 views
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How does doing mathematics and writing stories compare? What role is mathematics playing when it is used in literature? Are stories important to understanding mathematics? Do writers have eureka moments? Marcus du Sautoy and Mark Haddon discuss the f....

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Washing dirty lab coats on the page and the stage

by Carl Djerassi
Washing dirty lab coats on the page and the stage
for 22 and upwards,
Lectures | 22 and upwards | 10 years ago | 947 views
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The drive to publish first, even the order of the authors and the choice of the journal; the collegiality and the brutal competition; grantsmanship; the still existing glass ceiling for women; Schadenfreude, even Nobel lust - these are the soul and b....

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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 | 10 years ago | 1040 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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