Featured This Month
CARTA: The Role of Hunting in Anthropogeny: Richard Wrangham - How the Control of Fire Changed Hunting
Hunting is considered a key human adaptation and is thought to have influenced our anatomy, physiology and behavior over time. This symposium explores the evidence pertaining to the origins of hominin hunting.
Panelists share their experiences about recently transitioning into a new opportunity, whether moving industries, changing job functions or developing a new company.
CARTA: Imagination and Human Origins: Alysson Muotri - Reconstructing the Neanderthal Mind in a Dish
Alysson Muotri of UC San Diego's Stem Cell Program discusses his work creating cortical organoids from modern humans and Neanderthal to compare the brains of humans and human predecessors. Recorded on 06/01/2018.
Exploration of our oceans continues to reveal strange new animals. Come along as Scripps Oceanography's Greg Rouse reviews some of the more famous discoveries dating back over the last century, and documents some of the more recent amazing discoveries focusing on California and the eastern Pacific Ocean. This will include the bizarre bone-eating worms known as Osedax, the green bomber worm Swima, the enigmatic Xenoturbella, and recent work on the extraordinary Ruby Seadragon. Recorded on 09/17/2018.
Scientists are often puzzled when members of the public reject what we consider to be well-founded explanations. They can't understand why the presentation of scientific data and theory doesn't suffice to convince others of the validity of "controversial" topics like evolution and climate change. Eugenie Scott, Founding Executive Director, National Center for Science Education, highlights the importance of ideology in shaping what scientific conclusions are considered reliable and acceptable. This research is quite relevant to the evolution wars and the opposition to climate change, and to other questions of the rejection of empirical evidence. Recorded on 10/03/2018.