E.g., Tuesday, October 21, 2014
E.g., Tuesday, October 21, 2014
E.g., Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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We live in the moment. Or so it might seem. King’s College philosopher of physics Dr Eleanor Knox reveals how Einstein’s work has radical implications for past, present and future.

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What’s at the heart of the conflict between science and religion? Can it be solved? Philosopher and author Mark Vernon answers one of modernity’s most complex problems.

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Based on Next Generation Science Standards, this course provides an introduction to the role of science in society, feedback and regulation mechanisms, and using a systems approach to solve scientific problems. Participants will explore the nature of scientific inquiry and learn how to analyze scientific data.

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In October 2014, millions of young people across the nation—like you—will become scientists for the day during the seventh annual 4-H National Youth Science Day (NYSD). NYSD is the premiere national rallying event for 4-H Science year-round programming. It brings together thousands of youth, volunteers and educators from the nation’s 109 land-grant colleges and universities to simultaneously complete the National Science Experiment. The 2014 National Science Experiment, Rockets to the Rescue, provides the opportunity to explore firsthand how aerospace engineering can be used to solve real world challenges—such as food distribution in emergency situations—to make a positive impact in our world.

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This course is sponsored by Gibco® and designed to prepare you for their Cell Culture Basics Certification. Learn the basic techniques for effective, reproducible laboratory cell culture, including optimized procedures and products that will help you get the consistency your lab work demands.

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This course is designed for middle and high school students (ages 14 -18) to apply science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) concepts to evaluate and solve global challenges. Students will work collaboratively on international teams to create a simulated, sustainable outpost on Mars. The course is comprised of five modules, and participants will hear from experts in the areas of clean water, renewable energy, clean air, food and nutrition, and Mars.

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This course is a survey of philosophical issues surrounding the concepts and practices of modern science. The course covers the major areas of contemporary philosophy of science, including scientific reasoning, scientific progress, interpretations of scientific knowledge, and the social organization of scientific practice.

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The Philosophy courses are designed to cultivate an understanding of the major philosophical fields of study (including logic, ethics, metaphysics and epistemology), their methods, and their histories.

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This Research Methods course is part one of the two-part Research Methods series, which also includes the Research Methods Lab course. Research is the foundation on which any solid science is built. This course will introduce you to research methodologies frequently used in the social sciences and especially those used in the field of psychology.

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This Research Methods Lab course is part two of the Research Methods series. You should not attempt this course without having first completed the "Research Methods" course. This Lab extends beyond the basics of research methodology and the logic of experimental design, concepts you learned in "Research Methods".

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Feb 10th 2014

Should we be excited about the Higgs boson? Find out more about particle physics and understanding the universe.

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Jan 2nd 2015

A whirlwind introduction to evolution and genetics, from basic principles to current applications, including how disease genes are mapped and how we leverage evolutionary concepts to aid humanity.

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El curso empieza su recorrido histórico con los primeros intentos de la humanidad por definir de qué materia está hecho el universo. De los filósofos griegos y los alquimistas a los químicos de nuestro siglo. De los cuatro elementos primordiales: aire, agua, tierra, fuego, a los ciento quince elementos descubiertos hasta el momento.

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La búsqueda y recuperación de la información científica a través de Internet ha sufrido una gran revolución gracias al desarrollo del movimiento de acceso abierto. El usuario de Internet puede acceder a gran cantidad de recursos gracias a propuestas como repositorios institucionales y editoriales especializadas en dicho campo, a lo que hay que sumar nuevos proyectos, redes virtuales de investigación y herramientas para la gestión de los contenidos recuperados.

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Vamos a aprender a mejorar el rendimiento en cualquier actividad pero con una base científica simple que nos permita calcular las mejoras y razonar las modificaciones necesarias para lograrlo.

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El curso se centrará primero en los elementos clave del proceso investigador: cómo comunicar y colaborar desde un punto de vista personal y grupal, y qué elementos son los más importantes: desde el blog personal hasta el web grupal, pasando por los artículos científicos y de divulgación.

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Sep 29th 2014

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra).

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Oct 2nd 2014

This course teaches the concepts and computational methods in the exciting interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics and their applications in life sciences. The lectures are taught in both Mandarin Chinese and English with slides in English. 生物信息学是一门新兴的生命科学与计算科学的前沿交叉学科。本课程讲授生物信息学主要概念和方法,以及如何应用生物信息学手段解决生命科学问题。本课程同时提供中文普通话授课和英文授课两个版本,以及英文幻灯片。

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Oct 13th 2014

This is a course about dementia looking at a broad range of topics including, basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.

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Nov 10th 2014

Find out more about the climate of the past and how climate change can present a number of risks and opportunities.

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