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Accessible (and affordable) learning: universities offer free online courses, known as MOOCs, have enrolled millions of students around the world. What about you?
Bill Nye, Isaac Asimov, Richard Alley... Our biggest challenge presents perspective on what we can do in response to what can easily be seen as one of our greatest challenges. Global Warming.
The National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Board on Atmospheric Science and Climate have produced this video to illustrate the current state of understanding pertaining to climate change.
Minutephysics explains the Higgs and why it's great that it looks like it has been found... and what that might mean... and that we need to keep learning and understanding to that we might figure out more stuff... that helps figure out other things :)
Could the fascism of WWII and Hitler's regime ever happen again? Maybe that's not the right question. Maybe the questions should be is it happening now? To what extent? And, am I participating in it unwittingly? What within us allows us to participate in such things and why can't we see the dangers? Because it is happening, in different places all around the world... and even in our own communities. Ultimately, how can we recognize it, and more importantly, how can we stop it.
The Symphony of Science sets to music the beauty, magic and wonder of our universe, our world, our existence with melody and the poetry of knowledge unfolding.
The most recent revelation in a long history of transgressions, violations, and generally dishonorable behavior that has proven not only dangerous and damaging, but deadly. To complain that corporations whose main intention is profitability should be unrestrained in their pursuit of profits while diminishing the safety of the public and our environment is ultimately not profitable. It's a tax – on all of us.
Ken Cuccinelli has taken it upon himself to crusade against the perils of trusting science to defend the fallacy of his opinion to support his agenda; even his opinion has already been shown to be factually wrong. Yes ladies and gentleman, Ken Cuccinelli is a politician.
Food, Inc. is a brilliant movie all about the US food industry and the food we eat. And since we select the food we eat, we do have a choice and we are the 'buying power' for that industry – meaning our daily food.
This is a simple and illustrative demonstration of our global interconnectedness. The Story of Stuff is a wonderful illustration by Annie Leonard that shows the basic cycle of the products we use, where they come from, and where the stuff goes.
While the 'Greenhouse Effect' has been known for nearly 200 years it was not until the 1950's with the aid of studies funded by the US military that the major components of the theory were well understood. This largely had to do with understanding the atmospheric composition in the stratosphere but there are many interesting pieces to the puzzle of climate science.
In 1972 Jonas Salk has written these thoughts "The Survival of the Wisest" that I find incredible relevant and revealing for our today's World.
Looking for the HIGGS or the experiment to re-create the Big Bang. Update: Endgame for the Higgs boson