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    How Do We Know Humans are Impacting the Health of Our Planet? - Exploring Ethics

    How Do We Know Humans are Impacting the Health of Our Planet? - Exploring Ethics

    The ocean plays a major role in regulating Earth’s temperature through exchange of chemicals and microbes with the atmosphere. When waves break, ocean-derived biological species including viruses and bacteria are transferred into the atmosphere. These species can ultimately form clouds, altering precipitation and climate. Highlights will be presented of novel experiments being conducted in a unique ocean-atmosphere simulator developed by the National Science Foundation (NSF) Center for Aerosol Impacts on Chemistry of the Environment (CAICE). Kimberly Prather, Professor of Climate, Atmospheric Science, and Physical Oceanography at UC San Diego will focus on recent CAICE studies aimed at advancing our understanding of how the oceans influence human and planetary health. New insights will be discussed as well as future studies designed to unravel human versus microbial impacts on the changing Earth’s system. Series: "Exploring Ethics" [Show ID: 35000]

    • 57 min
    Searching for Autism in our Social Brain

    Searching for Autism in our Social Brain

    Biological anthropologist Katerina Semendeferi describes how the human brain's extraordinary powers of social cognition may predispose only humans to conditions like autism and how she aids the search for the neurophysiology underlying these conditions. Series: "Stem Cell Channel" [Humanities] [Science] [Show ID: 34330]

    • 10 min
    The Origins of Life and the Work of Primo Levi - Into the Impossible (Audio Podcast)

    The Origins of Life and the Work of Primo Levi - Into the Impossible (Audio Podcast)

    Primo Levi was deeply interested in the fascinating mystery of the origin of life. Starting from Primo Levi’s writings, Scripps Research Institute's Luca Legnani discusses some answers that modern chemists are giving to the questions raised by Levi. Series: "STEAM Channel" [Show ID: 35082]

    • 27 min
    Crossing the Blood Brain Barrier: One Byte at a Time

    Crossing the Blood Brain Barrier: One Byte at a Time

    The blood-brain-barrier (BBB) is a special structure in the body that helps to protect the brain from unwanted toxins and germs. Unfortunately, this barrier can also make it extremely difficult for therapeutics to reach their intended target within brain. Lawrence Livermore Lab scientists describe how combining experimental techniques with computational methods, making use of some of the fastest supercomputers in the world, can speed up the process of optimizing therapeutics to cross the BBB. Series: "Field Trip at the Lab: Science on Saturday" [Science] [Show ID: 34467]

    • 53 min
    Exploring the Earth Under the Sea: Over 50 Years of Scientific Seafloor Drilling

    Exploring the Earth Under the Sea: Over 50 Years of Scientific Seafloor Drilling

    Scientific drill ships allow scientists access to some of Earth's most challenging environments, collecting data and samples of sediment, rock, fluids and living organisms from below the seafloor. Join Scripps paleontologist Dick Norris to learn about the long running international collaboration in scientific ocean drilling that has transformed human understanding of our planet. Series: "Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series" [Show ID: 35178]

    • 58 min
    CARTA presents Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition: Implications for the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mind - Introduction and Opening Remarks

    CARTA presents Impact of Early Life Deprivation on Cognition: Implications for the Evolutionary Origins of the Human Mind - Introduction and Opening Remarks

    Opening remarks to a symposium that addresses the influences of environment and culture on the emergence of the human mind based on available evidence, ranging from experiments by ancient monarchs to the follow-up of Romanian orphans, while addressing comparative and neurobiological issues. Series: "CARTA - Center for Academic Research and Training in Anthropogeny" [Show ID: 35279]

    • 6 min

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