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Science on FORA.tv: Watch science videos from live events, lectures, interviews, and debates going on all the time at top universities, public forums, think tanks and conferences.

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Episodes of FORA.tv Science

    • Psychologist Daniel Kahneman: You Believe What Y...

      Psychologist Daniel Kahneman: You Believe What You LikeThe Long Now Foundation - Marines' Memorial TheatreDaniel Kahneman is the world's most influential psychologist because he has, based on empirical research, figured out how we can notice when we are not thinking rationally. That knowledge gives us the choice to think "slow"---ignore brisk intuition and notional risks---when we decide we really need to get something right.His book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, is an international best-seller in...

      • Release date
        Aug 28, 2013
      • Runtime
        03:12
    • The Surprisingly Simple, Yet Effective Fecal Tra...

      The Surprisingly Simple, Yet Effective Fecal TransplantCommonwealth Club - SF Club OfficeWhy doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before you literally burst? Can constipation really kill you? The ever-curious Mary Roach is set to find out. In her latest release, Gulp, the best-selling author of Stiff, Bonk and Packing for Mars takes readers on a crazy tour of the invisible realm that we carry around inside of us. With the help of mad scientists, nuns, exorcists and Eskimos, ...

      • Release date
        Jul 15, 2013
      • Runtime
        03:14
    • A Story Too Hot for Print in Mary Roach's 'Bonk'

      A Story Too Hot for Print in Mary Roach's 'Bonk'Commonwealth Club - SF Club OfficeWhy doesn't the stomach digest itself? How much can you eat before you literally burst? Can constipation really kill you? The ever-curious Mary Roach is set to find out. In her latest release, Gulp, the best-selling author of Stiff, Bonk and Packing for Mars takes readers on a crazy tour of the invisible realm that we carry around inside of us. With the help of mad scientists, nuns, exorcists and Eskimos, she exa...

      • Release date
        Jul 15, 2013
      • Runtime
        01:54
    • Killer Asteroids: Earth's Orbit, Cosmic Shooting...

      Killer Asteroids: Earth's Orbit, Cosmic Shooting GalleryThe Long Now Foundation - Cowell TheaterAre humans smarter than dinosaurs? We haven't proved it yet.In the long now, the greatest threat to life on Earth, or (more frequently) to civilization, or (still more frequently) to cities, is asteroid impact. The technology exists to eliminate the threat permanently. It is relatively easy and relatively cheap to do. However to date, government organizations have not made this a priority. That leav...

      • Release date
        Jun 28, 2013
      • Runtime
        01:30
    • What Does the Mind Have That the Brain Doesn't?

      What Does the Mind Have That the Brain Doesn't?American Enterprise Institute - American Enterprise Institute"Brainwashed: The Seductive Appeal of Mindless Neuroscience" (Basic Books, June 2013), by psychiatrist and AEI scholar Sally Satel and Emory University psychologist Scott Lilienfeld, follows the migration of brain science - and brain imaging in particular - out of the lab and into the public sphere.Join New York Times columnist David Brooks as he engages the authors in a discussion of po...

      • Release date
        Jun 27, 2013
      • Runtime
        03:08
    • Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African ...

      Mapping Ivory Poaching Data to Save the African ElephantCalifornia Academy of Sciences - California Academy of SciencesFeaturing Dr. Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Founding Director of Save the Elephants -- the leader in the pursuit of high-tech conservation solutions, which are combined with grassroots knowledge to secure a future for Africa's elephants and leverages technology to help people understand how they can live together with the wildlife of the land.

      • Release date
        Jun 27, 2013
      • Runtime
        02:45
    • Roni Zeiger, MD: Electronic Health Records Are U...

      Roni Zeiger, MD: Electronic Health Records Are Uselessswissnex San Francisco - swissnex San FranciscoA panel of healthcare professionals gives an outlook of the next five years in medicine and what's to come for open, patient-centered health.

      • Release date
        Jun 19, 2013
      • Runtime
        02:12
    • You Are Predictable: Manipulating Behavior with ...

      You Are Predictable: Manipulating Behavior with Big Dataswissnex San Francisco - swissnex San FranciscoChristine Lemke, co-founder of AchieveMint, show how the healthcare system can use more incentives and take advantage of patient data to provide personal care.

      • Release date
        Jun 19, 2013
      • Runtime
        03:47
    • Scattered Health Records Bring Medicine to a Sta...

      Scattered Health Records Bring Medicine to a Standstillswissnex San Francisco - swissnex San FranciscoDevelopmental geneticist and professor of molecular biology at ETH Zurich Ernst Hafen describes the imperative to use healthcare data to make medicine more efficient.

      • Release date
        Jun 19, 2013
      • Runtime
        02:45
    • Smart Patients: Building a Community for Cancer ...

      Smart Patients: Building a Community for Cancer Patientsswissnex San Francisco - swissnex San FranciscoRoni Zeiger, former Google Chief Health Strategist, describes his new project Smart Patients that gives patients and caregivers the ability to become 'microexperts' about the latest medical advances.

      • Release date
        Jun 19, 2013
      • Runtime
        03:10