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RSVP for OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE – Special Screening and Talk-Back

RSVP here to join us for OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE – Special Screening and Talk-Back on January 27 at 3PM PST/6PM EST. From filmmaker Ric Burns comes this extraordinary documentary revealing the story of legendary neurologist Oliver Sacks, a

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

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

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

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

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Watch The 2020 Mixtape

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

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Watch Flipping the Switch on Right and Wrong: Evolving Ethics in Science

Most people have a pretty strong sense of right and wrong and can be quick to judge others through that sharply focused ethical lens. What if everything you accepted about the notions of right and wrong changed… and all of

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Watch Phone Home

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

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Watch Risky Business

‘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

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Watch Science Speed Dating

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Watch Picture a Scientist Panel

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

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Watch Human Nature Panel

The Science & Entertainment Exchange Presents a Special Pre-Release Viewing and Talk-Back for the New Documentary Human Nature. From executive producer Dan Rather and director Adam Bolt, and the co-writer and editor of the Oscar-winning film Inside Job, comes the

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Watch This too shall pass

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 In our next installment of this event series, we are continuing to focus on the

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Watch 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 future, and leave inspired by a STEMM

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Watch The Vaccine – Where, When, and for Whom?

Almost as soon as the world began to track the progress of the COVID-19 pandemic, our attention shifted to the possibility of a vaccine. Tune in to this fascinating conversation with one of the world’s experts in vaccine who will

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

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

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

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

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Watch The Viruses That Make Us Human

The Viruses That Make Us Human and Other Surprises from 4 Billion Years of Evolution Read this article about the event from The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. If you think that feathers arose to help animals fly

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

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

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Watch Alien Oceans on Earth and Beyond

 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

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Watch Virtual Science Speed Dating

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

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Watch Alone Together

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

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Watch Going to Polar Extremes

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

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Learn about Mapping a Pandemic in The Science of Where

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

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#AskAScientist with Katherine McNamara and Nicole Lurie

#AskAScientist is a down-and-dirty, shot-at-home, short video series of uncertain duration and frequency in which our friends talk to scientists who answer their most pressing questions about the state of the state in science. Our latest installment features Katherine McNamara

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#AskAScientist with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Peggy Hamburg

#AskAScientist is a down-and-dirty, shot-at-home, short video series of uncertain duration and frequency in which our friends talk to scientists who answer their most pressing questions about the state of the state in science. Our first installment features Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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#AskAScientist with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Peggy Hamburg

#AskAScientist is a down-and-dirty, shot-at-home, short video series of uncertain duration and frequency in which our friends talk to scientists who answer their most pressing questions about the state of the state in science. Our first installment features Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Learn About Bioethics in Worst Case Scenarios

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

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Watch Our Gardening Event

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

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Watch Our First Online Event

Current events have us very focused on the search for a vaccine for COVID-19. But this is not the first time that scientists have sought quick solutions to address an emerging infection that posed a risk to human health. We

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