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Frith 01:30:00

Behaving badly

by Uta Frith
Behaving badly
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 819 views
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Are environment, or genetics, more to blame when a human being turns to a life of crime? What does it mean to be criminally insane? And how effectively can a criminal tendency be treated with drugs? What different lights can literature and science sh....

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Leakey 01:07:00

Climate change and extinction

by Richard Leakey
Climate change and extinction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 907 views
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Today countless protected areas for biodiversity are maintained at huge public and private expense. The question we must consider is whether our protection strategies actually protect when the real threats are related to the current climate change. M....

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Lovelock 01:05:00

Climate change on the living Earth

by James Lovelock
Climate change on the living Earth
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 984 views
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Observations from around the Earth suggest that even the gloomiest predictions of climate change from the 2007 IPCC report may underestimate the seriousness of the changes due this century. In this lecture, Professor James Lovelock discusses the cons....

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Aderin 00:47:00

Climate change: space and our own planet.

by Maggie Aderin
Climate change: space and our own planet.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 934 views
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Dr Maggie Aderin develops instruments that monitor climate change. Find out about these and other missions that are making science count in the battle against climate change. With practical experiments to show how climate change works Maggie shows ho....

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Continental loss 01:05:00

Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change

by Matt King
Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 3 years ago | 742 views
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For over 50 years scientists have been working to understand Antarctica’s contribution to sea level. For much of this time there has even been disagreement about if this massive ice sheet is growing or shrinking. In 2012, advances in data analysis....

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RS Gill 00:29:00

Coprolite Chemistry – what fossilised faeces can tell us about extinct animals

by Fiona Gill
Coprolite Chemistry – what fossilised faeces can tell us about extinct animals
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 6 years ago | 1673 views
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Faeces contains a complex mixture of chemical compounds, including substances from the diet and digestive processes. By better understanding the biology of extinct animals we can gain insights into how they interacted with their environment and poten....

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Alessi 01:12:00

Deciphering disease: cells and disruption of their communication

by Dario Alessi
Deciphering disease: cells and disruption of their communication
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 9 years ago | 802 views
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The human body may seem to be no more than a bundle of tissues and organs, yet the cells these are made from are capable of interacting, communicating and performing complex tasks. Our cells' capacity to interact in this way enables humans to adapt t....

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Rose 01:20:00

From sled dogs to rockets. Up the poles.

by Paul Rose
From sled dogs to rockets. Up the poles.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 802 views
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As part of the celebrations for International Polar Year, Paul Rose takes us on an insightful science journey to the Antarctic and the Arctic. What really are the challenges facing scientists as they work in the remotest field sites on earth?

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Oreszczyn 01:08:00

Housing for a low carbon energy future.

by Tadj Oreszczyn
Housing for a low carbon energy future.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 789 views
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Almost half of the UK 's energy is used in buildings to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, productive and fun environment. Most future low carbon scenarios assume significant reductions in carbon emissions associated with the built environment ove....

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How embryos build organs to last a lifetime 01:01:00

How embryos build organs to last a lifetime

by Brigid Hogan
How embryos build organs to last a lifetime
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 462 views
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All the organs of our body originate from small founder populations of cells which multiply into complex structures. ÊAdult stem cells are used to maintain organs throughout adult life and to repair or regenerate them after damage.Ê Focusing on the....

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Veron 01:01:00

Is the Great Barrier Reef on Death Row?

by Charlie Veron
Is the Great Barrier Reef on Death Row?
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 9 years ago | 1077 views
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Professor J.E.N Veron, the former Chief Scientist of the Australian Institute of Marine Science and widely regarded as the world's leading authority on coral reef ecosystems, presents the effects that climate change is having on coral reefs.

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NeuroNavigation 01:02:00

NeuroNavigation: how the brain represents the space we live in and finds our way around

by John O'Keefe
NeuroNavigation: how the brain represents the space we live in and finds our way around
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 5 years ago | 985 views
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Learning about new environments or locating ourselves in familiar environments are some of the most fundamental tasks that the brain performs. Information is not stored in response to biological needs such as hunger or thirst but on the basis of cogn....

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