Watch Human Nature: With Jennifer Doudna, Adam Bolt, and Walter Isaacson

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Watch a Special Conversation with Nobel Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna and Filmmaker Adam Bolt, moderated by Author Walter Isaacson. Science holds the potential to shape our planet and every living thing in it. One of the greatest science stories of a generation culminated in 2020 with Nobel Prizes awarded for…

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Watch Grey Matters: What the History of Vaccines Can Tell Us About the Future

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In record time, the world has three COVID-19 vaccines but our resumption of normal life hangs on the success of making and distributing hundreds of millions of doses. Will people take them? There are also serious equity issues as to who has access to vaccine. Asking Americans to place their…

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Watch The 2020 Mixtape

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Watch Here As we close the door on 2020, it’s clear that we don’t want to do that again. But looking back at eight months of online programming, there were definitely highlights and bright spots, some amazing speakers deserving of more time on our virtual stage. In this final event…

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Watch Phone Home

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Jill Tarter has spent more than 40 years trying to answer the question, “Are we alone in the universe?” An astronomer and co-founder of the SETI Institute, she was the inspiration for Ellie Arroway, the alien-hunting protagonist made famous by Jodie Foster in the 1997 Robert Zemeckis film adaptation of…

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Watch Risky Business

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‘Tis the season for goblins and ghosts, that time when fear is actually meant to be fun and festive. Of course this year, has been an especially frightening one and the idea of actively seeking out new things to spook us just feels… wrong. But it turns out that, as…

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Watch Science Speed Dating

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https://vimeo.com/471491258 Science Speed Dating This special edition of Science Speed Dating brings together experts from some of the most hotly contested fields of science: climate change, genetically engineered foods, evolution, and vaccines. Filtered through campaigns of misinformation and political rhetoric, the underlying science of these topics is often obscured or…

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Watch A Series of Fortunate Events with Sean B. Carroll and Seth MacFarlane

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SEAN B. CARROLL AND SETH MacFARLANE In Conversation A Series of Fortunate Events: Exploring Chance and the Making of the Planet, Life, and You For more than 10 years The Science & Entertainment Exchange has facilitated conversations between thought leaders in the entertainment industry and experts in the science community.…

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

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Watch our co-presentation with Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences for: This Too Shall Pass: Creativity in the Time of COVID-19 In our third installment of this event series, we explore the pandemic’s impact on mainstream storytelling. Join us as we discuss how stories may rely on, could…

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Watch The COVID-19 Dashboard: Deciphering the Data, Visualizing the Virus

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How is complex data collected and used to improve our understanding of the COVID-19 pandemic?  You’ve likely been using it for months to track the global spread of COVID-19. Certainly you’ve seen the charts, graphs, and gifs that are used to provide regular pandemic updates to the public. The Johns…

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Watch Picture a Scientist Panel

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Picture a Scientist chronicles the researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Characterized by Science Magazine as “sweeping in scope yet intimately compelling,” the film leads viewers on a journey deep into the very personal experiences of female researchers who have confronted a range of challenges from…

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