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This is a fascinating video series that covers the basics of Biology. In this 40-video series, learn about carbon, chemical bonding, cells, photosynthesis, genetics, natural selection and much more.
A very educational series and extremely entertaining if you’re into geek humor.
This is a great talk with Stephen Colbert and Neil DeGrasse Tyson at the Kimberley Academy in Montclair, New Jersey.
Stephen Colbert is a smart science fan and often features great science book authors and scientists on his show, The Colbert Report. I also appreciate his funny takes on scientific topics such as tissue engineered meat, the LHC and more!
Astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson has appeared on The Colbert Report six times. What a boon for the world of science that Colbert is willing to feature science and science personalities who will make science seem enjoyable for the general public.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks are usually under 20 minutes, and each of them presents some unique ideas from very diverse fields: physics, economy, biology, technology…
They are extremely entertaining and addictive, so here’s a compilation of some of the best 40 TED talks.
For one night only, Professor Brian Cox goes unplugged in a specially recorded programme from the lecture theatre of the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Brian takes an audience of famous faces, scientists and members of the public on a journey through some of the most challenging concepts in physics.
During the lecture, Brian recruits Jim Al-Khalili, Jonathan Ross, Simon Pegg, Sarah Millican and James May to help him in demonstrating some of the most interesting concepts in physics.
The Royal Institutions Christmas Lectures – Meet Your Brain by Professor Bruce Hood. Fascinating lectures that present some of the most interesting features of the human brain. Lots of great information presented in a very interesting manner that’s typical for the Royal Institution.
A lecture by Christopher White , Ph.D. explaining the nature of the recent Faster than Light neutrino experiment.
This lecture gives us a brief history of neutrino physics, explains some theories like the tachyon particles, and puts the whole story about FTL neutrinos into right context, while criticizing the bombastic media headlines that proclaimed Einstein wrong.
This lecture was given on October 05, 2011 at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn (suburb of Chicago) , Illinois.
Bioengineering at MIT is represented by the diverse curricula offered by most Departments in the School of Engineering. The beginning lectures describe the science basis for bioengineering with particular emphasis on molecular cell biology and systems biology. Bioengineering faculty will then describe the bioengineering options in a particular engineering course as well as the type of research conducted by faculty in the department.
“For the next 18 minutes I’m going to try to explain the beauty of particle physics without equations”, that is how physicist and surfer Garrett Lisi starts this lecture, and he sure does. He presents a controversial new model that could answer some big questions. His theory gives us a pattern, or layout for sub-atomic particles (similar to the periodic table of elements). DISPROVED: This theory has been disproved in the meantime, although Lisi updated the theory and published new papers. You can read about it on Wikipedia. Thanks to Jeff Milne for pointing that out.
This is a series of lectures about Astrophysics from Yale University. Taught by Professor Charles Bailyn,these lectures are aimed towards non-scientists. So it’s great in explaining some difficult concepts. What is even more interesting, this course focuses on three particularly interesting areas of astronomy that are advancing very rapidly: Extra-Solar Planets, Black Holes, and Dark Energy. Particular attention is paid to current projects that promise to improve our understanding significantly over the next few years.