Watch Body on a Chip: Exclusive Conversation w/ Visionary Scientist Anthony Atala

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Body on a Chip: Exclusive Conversation w/ Visionary Scientist Anthony Atala The vast majority of new medications in development fail. The few that ultimately get approved for human use may have unpredictable effects, or the outcome may not be known for months, as with cancer, when it may be too…

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Watch This Too Shall Pass: Creativity in the Time of COVID-19

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Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences and The Science & Entertainment Exchange Present: This Too Shall Pass: Creativity in the Time of COVID-19 One of the most visible and immediate creative responses to COVID-19 was musical. Videos quickly went viral on social media platforms showing homebound apartment dwellers…

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Watch Virtual STEMM Education Care Package: Stay Safe, Stay Schooled, Stay Sane

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A Virtual STEMM Education Care Package: Stay Safe, Stay Schooled, Stay Sane For those who have been helping young learners at home over the past few months, The Exchange wants to provide you with a science care package to help in these difficult times. Now is the time for preparing…

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Watch Alien Oceans on Earth and Beyond

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Alien Oceans on Earth and Beyond Beneath the frozen crusts of several of the small, ice-covered moons of Jupiter and Saturn lurk vast oceans that may have been in existence for as long as Earth. Could there be alien life in their depths? Recent scientific missions have revealed that some…

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Watch Virtual Science Speed Dating

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Watch the recording of a special online edition of our most popular event format, Science Speed Dating. Listen to five quick-fire talks by experts whose work spans a range of scientific fields. Hear about research taking place on the cutting edge of science, peer into the possibilities of our technological…

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Watch Alone Together

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Human beings are social creatures by nature. Even the more introverted among us instinctually enjoy the simple pleasure of gathering. Indeed, there is ample research to demonstrate that strong social connections are directly related to good health. Conversely, it is increasingly clear that social isolation and loneliness can lead to…

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Watch Going to Polar Extremes

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Join Kirk Johnson on a dramatic and surprising adventure as he guides us through our distant past, traversing the globe from pole to pole to uncover the extraordinary story of our planet’s changing climate. This geological journey will take us down a trail of strange fossils found in all the…

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Learn about Mapping a Pandemic in The Science of Where

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Many of us have spent the last month regularly hitting refresh on our web browsers to update the map that has now become ubiquitous in (quite literally) bearing witness to the persistent spread of COVID-19. Mapping technologies are used in a variety of situations to track vast amounts of data.…

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Learn About Bioethics in Worst Case Scenarios

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Catastrophic events quickly challenge fundamental assumptions about how we live and what we take for granted. This has been especially evident as we witness health systems around the world pushed to their limits in the wake of unprecedented strains caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Mounting examples of critical shortages in…

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Watch Our Gardening Event

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Our grandparents and great-grandparents grew “Victory Gardens” during World Wars I and II when fresh produce was scarce. All the best trends eventually come back. But these days we have a whole lot of nifty ways to ensure a tasty harvest in as little time as possible. Make something easy…

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