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Evolution. How strong is the evidence? Speaker: Ken Miller

Evolution. How strong is the evidence? Speaker: Ken Miller

More than 160 years have passed since Charles Darwin published his theory of Evolution by Natural Selection. He wrote his book

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A Mouthful of Chemistry Speaker: Bryn Lutes

A Mouthful of Chemistry Speaker: Bryn Lutes

Did you know that your teeth dissolve in your mouth? It’s not pleasant to think about, but demineralization (dissolving) and remineralization (precipitation) are ongoing processes that have a big impact on oral health. The combination of chemicals in toothpaste are chosen to not only clean teeth but also to protect them from the demineralization process by making them less soluble. Come learn about how solubility equilibria and Le Châtelier’s Principle play a role in keeping your teeth intact.

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COVID-19 and Other Dangerous Viral Diseases: Where do they come from? How can we fight them? Speaker: Joseph Levine

COVID-19 and Other Dangerous Viral Diseases: Where do they come from? How can we fight them? Speaker: Joseph Levine

SARS-CoV-2 is the newest viral threat to humanity, following HIV, SARS, MERS, and flu strains like the one that caused the 1918 pandemic. Why are some viruses so deadly? How do new ones arise and spread? Can we draw from experience to defeat this one? This webinar puts coronaviruses in context, discovering many topics you will soon cover in your biology course - genetics, ecology, evolution, and immunology.

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From 23 and Me to Three-Parent Babies. The new Human Genetics. Speaker: Ken Miller

From 23 and Me to Three-Parent Babies. The new Human Genetics. Speaker: Ken Miller

New techniques, such as CRISPR gene editing, mitochondrial transformation, and genetic drives, are changing the ways in which living organisms are studied and modified. Learn about these techniques and confront the social, moral, and ethical issues raised by the new human genetics.

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Experience Kinematics: Using Multiple Representations to Understand the Motion of 'sailing stones' Speaker: Christopher Moore

Experience Kinematics: Using Multiple Representations to Understand the Motion of 'sailing stones' Speaker: Christopher Moore

Long trails terminated by heavy rocks called 'sailing stones' were discovered along smooth valley floors in Nevada, California...

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Going The Distance: Educator Virtual Symposium

Going The Distance: Educator Virtual Symposium

The Going the Distance Educator Virtual Symposium was an exclusive Professional Development conference focused on teaching to enhance distance learning.

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The Adaptable Human Body: Speaker Tanjuer Hart

The Adaptable Human Body: Speaker Tanjuer Hart

The human body is equipped with remarkable systems to defend and recover against harm and maintain homeostasis. Let’s discover and investigate these complex systems and feedback methods that work together to maintain homeostasis in the human body and apply it to the public health issues of today.

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Modeling a Sneeze: Kinematics in Pictures Speaker: Christopher Moore

Modeling a Sneeze: Kinematics in Pictures Speaker: Christopher Moore

Social distancing recommendations specify we keep at least 2 meters away from each other. Why? To answer this question, we’ll simulate and model the trajectory of particles in a sneeze. Using pictures and graphs, instead of blindly plugging numbers into equations, we’ll solve what is essentially a projectile problem. We’ll also learn about distributions while determining the average force and energy exerted during a sneeze.

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Ten Ways the Earth is Dangerous To Humans Speaker: Michael Wysession

Ten Ways the Earth is Dangerous To Humans Speaker: Michael Wysession

We are currently in the midst of one of the worst pandemics of this generation, but it is important to remember that there are also many non-biological catastrophes that nature can throw at us and that a large reason that our global population has grown so large so fast (now approaching 8 billion) is that Earth has been relatively quiet for the past two centuries. In this presentation, Professor Wysession will take us through a Top-10 list of Earth and planetary events such as supervolcanoes, asteroid impacts, magnetic field reversals, massive underwater avalanches, and enormous solar flares that have significantly impacted life in the past and could do so again in the future.