RSVP for Rapid Evolution: Animals Adapt in a Human World



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RSVP here to join us on January 26 at 1PM PST/4PM EST for Rapid Evolution: Animals Adapt in a Human World. How do people impact ecosystems? In so many cases we pretty much wreck things in our effort to make seemingly the whole world into a built environment, driving animals…

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watch Safe Passage for Scientists: Exiting Afghanistan

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When the United States announced its intention to withdraw from Afghanistan, scientists and engineers with even the most tenuous connection to the United States recognized the looming jeopardy they and their families faced. The Taliban’s lightning fast takeover of the country left many of them scrambling to secure evacuation options.…

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Watch Code Red: The Urgency of the Clinician Burnout Crisis

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See below for resources mentioned throughout the event: Overview of the Clinician Burnout Crisis Strategies to Support the Health and Well-Being of Clinicians During the COVID-19 Outbreak Statistics on burnout during COVID-19: American Medical Association write-up in July 2021: Music Video “Rise Up Now” by Cleavon Gilman MD Psychological first…

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Watch your brain on anesthesia

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Most of us have undergone general anesthesia and remember counting back from 10, getting to about 7 before drifting off to … where exactly? What are our brains doing while under the influence of anesthesia? Typically anesthesiologists do not spend a whole lot of time pondering that question, focusing instead…

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Watch the mysteries of havana syndrome

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It sure sounds like the logline for a Hollywood thriller. In late 2016, U.S. Embassy personnel in Havana, Cuba, began to report an unusual, perplexing set of symptoms. Loud noises accompanied by pain, pressure, or vibration. Dizziness, vertigo, and cognitive difficulties. Then personnel in the U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou, China,…

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Watch Yes, in My Backyard: Climate Predictions for Your Neighborhood

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After a year of extreme weather that brought the risks of climate related disasters into sharp focus, the world’s attention is focused on climate negotiations in Glasgow for the COP26 climate conference. According to the Washington Post, at least 85 percent of the world’s population is already experiencing weather made…

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watch Law & Order: America on Fire

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Here’s the conventional wisdom: The increasingly violent relationship between the police and the citizens they are meant to serve and protect has been in direct response to escalating and widespread crime. But is that the right way to think about this dynamic? As we reflect on recent events that have…

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Watch The Science of Psychopaths

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About 1% of people may meet the clinical criteria for psychopathy… give or take. So if the average American has about 250 Facebook friends (according to The Atlantic) and claims a network of about 600 people (per The New York Times), by our reckoning, just about everyone knows a psychopath.…

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Watch Son of Monarchs: Virtual Screening and Talk-Back Event

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From writer/director Alexis Gambis comes the poetic Sundance award-winning film, Son of Monarchs. Tracing the journey of a Mexican butterfly biologist as he travels from New York to his hometown nestled in the majestic butterfly forests of Michoacán, the film deftly explores issues of identity, migration, and transfiguration. Forced to…

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Watch America Imprisoned: Our Mass Incarceration Problem

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The rate of imprisonment in the United States has more than quadrupled during the last four decades. With a penal population of 2.2 million adults, America has almost one-quarter of the world’s prisoners in its custody. Our current rate of incarceration is 5 to 10 times higher than the rates…

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