Science

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Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee: The Second Machine Age

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Tue, Jan 28 2014 - 6:00pm

Erik Brynjolfsson, Professor of Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Director, MIT Center for Digital Business; Co-author, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies; Twitter @erikbryn Read more »

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Crash Course

Tue, Apr 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Crash Course Chris Martenson, Ph.D., Futurist; Author, The Crash Course Tom Van Dyck, Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management The combination of financial market volatility and depleting resources (notably peak oil) present a challenging outlook for investors. Building wealth is even more daunting when considering how flimsy government figures about the economy can be. If the great disruption is near or here, what are some tips for building a resilient family and community? Read more »

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Death by Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries

Published in:
Fri, Feb 9 2007

Tyson, Neil deGrasse- Director, Hayden Planetarium, 2000-

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Science and Security: Achieving the Right Balance

Published in:
Tue, Oct 3 2000

Browne, John- Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

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National Ocean Policy: Working to Protect Our Oceans and Resources

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Sarah Chasis, Director of Ocean Initiative, Natural Resources Defense Council
Julie Packard, Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Michael Thuss, Director and Member, Texas Water Conservancy Association Read more »

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Stephen Schneider: What’s Science Got to Do with Climate Change?

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What’s Science Got to Do with Climate Change?


Stephen Schneider, Professor of Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies, Stanford


Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One


What risks does the changing climate pose to the global economy and how can we manage those risks? Rather than betting so much on a cap-and-trade regime for carbon pollution, Schneider says policymakers should fund more research to invent our way to a greener economy. Read more »

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Henry N. Pollack, Ph.D: A World Without Ice

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A World Without Ice: Man’s Impact on Climate Change


Henry N. Pollack, Ph.D., Professor of Geophysics, University of Michigan Read more »

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Global Climate Change in the Decades Ahead: Fact Versus Fiction

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Rob Dunbar, Professor of Earth Science, Senior Fellow, Stanford’s Woods Institute for the Environment and Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Dunbar takes a fresh look at the controversy surrounding the global warming crisis. He discusses unprecedented changes in the environment, focusing on air-sea interactions, tropical marine ecosystems, polar climate and the transfer of chemicals between organisms and environments. Read more »

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Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Director General, Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi

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Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC); Director General, Energy and Resources Institute in New Delhi
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board (CARB)
Ray Lane, Managing partner of venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Read more »

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David Shenk: The Genius in All of Us (3/18/10)

David Shenk, Author, The Forgetting, Data Smog and The Immortal Game
 
Shenk presents a compelling case against the notion of genetic “giftedness.” Forget everything you think you know about genes, talent and intelligence. In recent years, some scientific evidence has emerged suggesting a completely new paradigm: not talent scarcity, but latent talent abundance.
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