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Richard Wrangham: Did Cooking Make Us Human? (6/10/09)

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Richard Wrangham, Professor of Biological Anthropology, Harvard University

Renowned primatologist Wrangham offers a startling new argument about how we came to be the social, intelligent and sexual species we are today. Our ancestors were apelike beings the size of chimpanzees until two million years ago, when homo erectus was born and we became human. What caused this extraordinary transformation? Wrangham argues that cooking created the human lineage. He will explain his bold theory. Read more »

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Perlan Project: Exploring the Stratospheric Polar Night Jet by Sailplane (4/29/09)

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Einar Enevoldson, Team Leader, Perlan Project; Aeronautical Engineer; Experimental Test Pilot Read more »

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Chronic Disease and Microbial Pathogenesis (4/21/09)

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Homer Boushey, Chief, Division of Allergy & Immunology, UCSF Read more »

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Ocean Adventures: Call of the Killer Whale (4/16/09)

Jean-Michel Cousteau, Explorer; Environmentalist; Educator; Producer

“I’ve always said, if you protect the ocean, you protect yourself,” says Cousteau. The son of Jacques travels to the most extreme locations on Earth, combining science with storytelling, to reveal how the ocean is connected with our own lives. His "Ocean Adventures" series and killer whale documentary bring to light the threats to sea life because of human activity, and ways we can protect these important creatures. Read more »

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Cosmetic Surgery, from Blast Wounds to Brow Lifts (3/24/09)

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Roger Friedenthal, Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, CPMC Read more »

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The Crowded Universe

Alan Boss, Astronomer; Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution of Washington Department of Terrestrial Magnetism; Author, The Crowded Universe Read more »

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Toying with Trouble

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David Bisno, M.D., Ophthalmologist (retired) Read more »

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Bias in Drug Trials

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Lisa Bero, Professor, School of Pharmacy, UCSF Read more »

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