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40 Years of Evolution of Darwin's Finches with Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:46:33 -0800

(image) Charles Darwin said evolution was too slow to be observed, but modern studies have corrected this assertion. The Grants will discuss their decades of work studying Darwin's finches on the Galápagos Island of Daphne Major, as chronicled in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time. Their research showed that Darwin's finches evolve repeatedly when the environment changes. They have even observed the initial stages of new species formation! Drs. Peter and Rosemary Grant, Professors emeriti, Princeton University #DarwinsFinches The Capital Science Evenings are made possible with support from Margaret & Will Hearst and Whole Earth Films.
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:30:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2018/01/16/40_Years_of_Evolution_of_Darwins_Finches_with_Drs_Peter_and_Rosemary_Grant
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2018/01/16/40_Years_of_Evolution_of_Darwins_Finches_with_Drs_Peter_and_Rosemary_Grant



Pediatric Robotics: A Journey from Lab Innovations to Social Impact with Dr. Ayanna Howard

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 10:30:11 -0800

(image) There are an estimated 150 million children living with disabilities worldwide. Thanks to recent advances in robotics, therapeutic intervention protocols using robots are now ideally positioned to make an impact on this issue. Dr. Howard will discuss the role of robotics and related technologies for therapy and highlight methods that bring us closer to the goal of integrating robots more fully into our lives. Dr. Ayanna Howard, Professor, Linda J. and Mark C. Smith Endowed Chair, School of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology; Chief Technology Officer, Zyrobotics #PediatricRobotics The Capital Science Evenings are made possible with support from Margaret & Will Hearst and Whole Earth Films.
Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2017 15:30:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/12/13/Pediatric_Robotics_A_Journey_from_Lab_Innovations_to_Social_Impact_with_Dr_Ayanna_Howard
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/12/13/Pediatric_Robotics_A_Journey_from_Lab_Innovations_to_Social_Impact_with_Dr_Ayanna_Howard



Engineering Human Genomes and Environments with Dr. George M. Church

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:45:54 -0700

(image) Naturally occurring gene drive systems rig the inheritance game and cause some genes to be preferentially inherited, "driving" them out into the population. CRISPR gene-editing tools can be used to create a gene drive in the lab, enabling scientists to promote the inheritance of desired traits over undesirable ones. This opens up the possibility of using this technology to address urgent humanitarian problems, including the spread of insect-borne diseases like malaria, Lyme disease, and Zika. But the potential risks mean that it is crucial that officials develop and enforce safety protocols for employing this technology. Presented by Dr. George M. Church, Professor, Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Health Sciences & Technology, Harvard-MIT
Date: Mon, 08 May 2017 15:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/05/08/Engineering_Human_Genomes_and_Environments_with_Dr_George_M_Church
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/05/08/Engineering_Human_Genomes_and_Environments_with_Dr_George_M_Church



Dog Genes Tell Surprising Tales: Understanding the Genetics of Breed Behavior, Shape and Disease with Dr. Elaine Ostrander

Fri, 12 May 2017 15:50:35 -0700

(image) Dr. Ostrander's team has taken advantage of naturally occurring variations in dog populations in order to reveal the genetic mechanisms underlying both simple and complex traits. She will show how findings related to the genetic basis for canine disease, behavior, and morphologic traits frame our thinking of human growth regulation, disease, and population migration. Presented by Dr. Elaine Ostrander, Chief, Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics, National Human Genome Research Institute, Nation Institute of Health
Date: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 15:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/04/06/Dog_Genes_Tell_Surprising_Tales_Understanding_the_Genetics_of_Breed_Behavior_Shape_and_Disease_with_Dr_Elaine_Ostrander
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/04/06/Dog_Genes_Tell_Surprising_Tales_Understanding_the_Genetics_of_Breed_Behavior_Shape_and_Disease_with_Dr_Elaine_Ostrander



ALMA: In Search of Our Cosmic Origins with Dr. Pierre Cox

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 17:37:24 -0800

(image) The Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) released its first images of space in October 2011. Throughout its first half decade, ALMA has produced many exciting and fundamental results, enabling transformational science in a wide range of astronomy and planetary science subjects, from the Solar System to the early universe. Dr. Cox will present a selection of the most-remarkable ALMA scientific discoveries, compare the array's original fundamental science with its current results, and outline the future evolution of ALMA. Registration is required. Presented by Dr. Pierre Cox, Director, ALMA
Date: Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/07/ALMA_In_Search_of_Our_Cosmic_Origins_with_Dr_Pierre_Cox
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/07/ALMA_In_Search_of_Our_Cosmic_Origins_with_Dr_Pierre_Cox



Robb Wolf

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 15:15:17 -0800

(image) Ketogenic Diet Overview and Clinical Applications for Weight Loss, Traumatic Brain Injury and Other Conditions
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 09:15:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/robb_wolf
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/robb_wolf



Stephan Guyenet

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 14:54:26 -0800

(image) Does Insulin Cause Obesity? Applying the Scientific Method to Examine a Popular Hypothesis
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/stephan_guyenet
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/stephan_guyenet



Panel Discussion (Q&A)

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:38:45 -0800

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Chris Kresser

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:36:58 -0800

(image) Myths & Truths About "Adrenal Fatigue" : A New Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosing and Treating HPA Axis Dysfunction
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 16:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/chris_kresser
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/chris_kresser



Shilpa Saxena

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:33:50 -0800

(image) A Functional Medicine Approach to Cardiovascular and Metabolic Dysfunction and Disease
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 14:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/shilpa_saxena
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/shilpa_saxena



Ron Sinha

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:30:49 -0800

(image) Using Apps and Technology to Address Evolutionary Mismatch and Restore Health and Wellness
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 13:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/ron_sinha
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/ron_sinha



Michelle Tam

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 10:43:08 -0800

(image) Stocking Your Paleo Kitchen Like A Boss
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 11:15:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/michelle_tam
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/michelle_tam



Akil Palanisamy

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:26:14 -0800

(image) Achieving Lifelong Brain Health: Evidence-Based Use of Diet, Lifestyle and Supplements
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 10:15:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/akil_palanisamy
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/akil_palanisamy



James Maskell

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 13:20:45 -0800

(image) The Evolution of Medicine: How the Paleo, Crossfit and Functional Medicine Communities Can Transform Primary Care
Date: Sat, 04 Mar 2017 08:28:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/james_maskell
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/03/04/james_maskell



When There's No Diagnosis: One Rare Disease Researcher's Hunt for Answers

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 10:45:50 -0800

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  • Hudson Freeze, Director of the Human Genetics Program, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
  • Diana Papworth, Mother of Children with CDG
  • Shaun Papworth, CDG Patient
  • With Steve Clemons,The Atlantic

Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:05:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/02/14/when_theres_no_diagnosis_one_rare_disease_researchers_hunt_for_answers
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/02/14/when_theres_no_diagnosis_one_rare_disease_researchers_hunt_for_answers



Looking for a Cure: The Rare Disease Patient Experience and Lysosomal Storage Disease

Wed, 14 Jun 2017 17:00:17 -0700

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  • Cara O'Neill, Co-founder and Vice President, Cure Sanfilippo Foundation
  • Elsa Shapiro, Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology, Division of Pediatric Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Minnesota
  • With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:40:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/02/14/looking_for_a_cure_the_rare_disease_patient_experience_and_lysosomal_storage_disease
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/02/14/looking_for_a_cure_the_rare_disease_patient_experience_and_lysosomal_storage_disease



Welcome to Accelerating the Conversation

Thu, 01 Jun 2017 12:29:40 -0700

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  • Jocelyn Miller, AtlanticLIVE
  • Tolga Tanguler, President of North America, Pfizer Rare Disease

Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2017 06:30:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2017/02/14/Welcome_to_Accelerating_the_Conversation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2017/02/14/Welcome_to_Accelerating_the_Conversation



Anxiety, Depression and Hydrocephalus in Adults and NPH

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:18:47 -0700

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Date: Sat, 18 Jun 2016 08:45:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/06/18/Anxiety_Depression_and_Hydrocephalus_in_Adults_and_NPH
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/06/18/Anxiety_Depression_and_Hydrocephalus_in_Adults_and_NPH



Douglas Coupland: The Extreme Present

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 09:38:56 -0800

(image) Douglas Coupland has done so much more than name a generation ("Generation X"-post-Boomer, pre-Millennial, from his novel of that name). He is a prolific writer (22 books, including nonfiction such as his biography of Marshall McLuhan) and a brilliant visual artist with installations at a variety of museums and public sites. His 1995 novel Microserfs nailed the contrast between corporate and startup cultures in software and Web design Coupland is fascinated by time. For Long Now he plans to deploy ideas and graphics "all dealing on some level with time and how we perceive it, how we used to perceive it, and where our perception of it may be going." A time series about time.
Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2016 19:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/11/01/Douglas_Coupland_The_Extreme_Present
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/11/01/Douglas_Coupland_The_Extreme_Present



Dr. Elizabeth Loftus - The Fiction of Memory

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 17:42:46 -0800

(image) For several decades, Dr. Elizabeth Loftus has been manufacturing memories in unsuspecting minds. Sometimes this involves changing details of events that someone actually experienced. Other times, it involves planting entire memories of events that never happened-something called "rich false memories." People can be led to believe that they have done implausible things. They can be led to falsely believe that they had experiences that would have been emotional or traumatic had they actually happened. False memories, like true ones, also have consequences for people, affecting later thoughts, intentions, and behaviors. Can we tell true memories from false ones? In several studies, Loftus created false memories in the minds of people, and then compared them to true memories. Once planted, the false memories look very much like true memories, in terms of behavioral characteristics, emotionality, and neural signatures. If false memories can be so readily planted in the mind, do we need to think about "regulating" this mind technology? And what do these pseudo-memories say about the nature of memory itself?
Date: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 15:30:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/12/05/Dr_Elizabeth_Loftus_-_The_Fiction_of_Memory
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/12/05/Dr_Elizabeth_Loftus_-_The_Fiction_of_Memory



Dr. Nadrian Seeman - DNA: Not Merely the Secret of Life

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 13:11:11 -0700

(image) Kavli Prize Laureate Letcure: Dr. Nadrian C. Seeman, Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor of Chemistry, New York University. Everyone learns in school that DNA is the genetic coding material found in all organisms. However, the information storage capacity that enables DNA to function in the world of biology can also be exploited to control the creation of 3D molecular structures. Dr. Seeman will talk about how DNA can be programmed readily to make objects, crystals, and even nanomechanical devices!
Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:28:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/10/13/Dr_Nadrian_Seeman_-_DNA_Not_Merely_the_Secret_of_Life
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/10/13/Dr_Nadrian_Seeman_-_DNA_Not_Merely_the_Secret_of_Life



Dr. Greg Asner - Exploring And Managing Earth From The Sky

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:49:12 -0800

(image) Human activities are rapidly changing the Earth's biosphere, calling for innovative ways to measure, monitor and manage ecosystems at large geographic scales. Fortunately, the science and technology landscape is also evolving fast to meet the challenge of better managing the biosphere in the coming decades. This lecture will explain one of the world's most advanced Earth mapping projects, and how it supports environmental conservation and decision-making around the world.
Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 15:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/11/02/Dr_Greg_Asner_-_Exploring_And_Managing_Earth_From_The_Sky
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/11/02/Dr_Greg_Asner_-_Exploring_And_Managing_Earth_From_The_Sky



MAT in Primary Care

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:13:56 -0800

(image) Liza Ortiz (Tuolumne); Shelly Mascari (Lake), and Matt Satterfield (Plumas) Click here to watch room 1 - Law Enforcement Approaches to the Epidemic
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:10:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/mat_in_primary_care
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/mat_in_primary_care



Naloxone in the Community: Coalitions share strategies that work

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:12:56 -0800

(image) Korina De Bruyne and Mira Parwiz (Santa Clara) Click here to watch room 1 - Integrating Addiction Treatment: Coordinating across the spectrum of care
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:10:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/naloxone_in_the_community_coalitions_share_strategies_that_work
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/naloxone_in_the_community_coalitions_share_strategies_that_work



Changing Community Hearts and Minds: Coalitions share strategies that work

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:58:56 -0800

(image) Ivan Petrzelka (Shasta) and Pam Conelly (Santa Cruz) Click here to watch room 1 - Prescribing Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:34:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/changing_community_hearts_and_minds_coalitions_share_strategies_that_work
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/changing_community_hearts_and_minds_coalitions_share_strategies_that_work



Law Enforcement Approaches to the Epidemic

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:38:56 -0800

(image) Mike Small and Victor Fazio Click here to watch room 2 - MAT in Primary Care
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:10:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/law_enforcement_approaches_to_the_epidemic
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/law_enforcement_approaches_to_the_epidemic



Integrating Addiction Treatment: Coordinating across the spectrum of care

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:38:56 -0800

(image) Andrew Kolodny Click here to watch room 2 - Naloxone in the Community: Coalitions share strategies that work
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:10:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/integrating_addiction_treatment_coordinating_across_the_spectrum_of_care
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/integrating_addiction_treatment_coordinating_across_the_spectrum_of_care



Prescribing Buprenorphine for Chronic Pain

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 10:37:56 -0800

(image) Corey Waller Click here to watch room 2 - Changing Community Hearts and Minds: Coalitions share strategies that work
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:15:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/prescribing_buprenorphine_for_chronic_pain
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/prescribing_buprenorphine_for_chronic_pain



Keynote panel

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:47:56 -0800

(image) Changing the way we approach acute and chronic pain: how to have hard conversations about new starts and tapers (with patients, with family, with doctors) Corey Waller, MD, Camden Coalition Andrea Rubinstein, MD, Chief of Pain Medicine, Kaiser Permanente Lunch and networking: 12:00 - 12:45 pm PDT
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:45:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/keynote_panel
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/keynote_panel



Keynote presentation

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:45:56 -0800

(image) Andrew Kolodny, MD, Executive Director, Physicians for Responsible Opioid Prescribing, Chief Medical Officer Phoenix House Foundation
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/keynote_presentation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/keynote_presentation



Welcome and overview

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 11:44:56 -0800

(image) (Kelly Pfeifer, CHCF) A community perspective (Pastor Ray Lankford) Statewide strategies to address the epidemic (Karen Smith, Director, CDPH)
Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2016 08:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/welcome_and_overview
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/22/welcome_and_overview



Dr. Sean Carroll - The Serengeti Rules: The Quest To Discover How Nature Works and Why It Matters

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:00:56 -0700

(image) Everything in nature is regulated-from the number of vital molecules found in our bloodstreams to the number of lions living on an African savanna. Over the past 50 years, two revolutions have occurred in the study of biology that help scientists understand how life is regulated on both of these scales. Dr. Carroll will discuss the discovery of the so-called
Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/29/Dr_Sean_Carroll_-_The_Serengeti_Rules_The_Quest_To_Discover_How_Nature_Works_ampamp_Why_It_Matters
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/29/Dr_Sean_Carroll_-_The_Serengeti_Rules_The_Quest_To_Discover_How_Nature_Works_ampamp_Why_It_Matters



This Guy Is Making Furniture and Buildings Out of Trash

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:55:19 -0700

(image) Look around. How many objects in your vicinity contain recycled material? Probably none. Engineer and 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Arthur Huang is trying to change this by designing from trash new materials that can be used to make furniture, buildings, and even airplanes. Huang takes the stage to share his passion for sustainability, the challenges of reusing waste, and his incredible work pioneering new materials to give our trash a second life.
Date: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/26/This_Guy_Is_Making_Furniture_and_Buildings_Out_of_Trash
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/26/This_Guy_Is_Making_Furniture_and_Buildings_Out_of_Trash



How Finding Blue Whale Poop Changed My Life

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:29:05 -0700

(image) There are not many people who can say their career started with a pile of poop, but that is just what happened with marine biologist and 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorer Asha De Vos. Fresh out of undergrad, De Vos managed to talk her way onto a whale research vessel headed for her home country of Sri Lanka. The vessel came across some blue whales ... and an unexpected scene. A captivating story teller, De Vos takes the stage to share her passion for whales and the work she is doing to protect a population of "unorthodox whales" off the coast of her homeland.
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/21/How_Finding_Blue_Whale_Poop_Changed_My_Life
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/21/How_Finding_Blue_Whale_Poop_Changed_My_Life



Cave Art: Unlocking the Mysteries Behind These Markings

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 13:35:40 -0700

(image) When it comes to European Ice Age cave art, researchers have primarily focused their attention on the animal and human art, largely ignoring the geometric signs found to the sides of these beautiful paintings. At most sites, the geometric signs outnumber the animal paintings by two to one. That intrigued Genevieve Von Petzinger, a 2016 National Geographic emerging explorer. What could these rarely studied signs mean? Von Petzinger takes the stage to talk about her passion for exploration and her quest to uncover the hidden meaning behind these markings.
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/09/12/Cave_Art_Unlocking_the_Mysteries_Behind_These_Markings
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/09/12/Cave_Art_Unlocking_the_Mysteries_Behind_These_Markings



Seth Lloyd: Quantum Computer Reality

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 09:06:03 -0800

(image) Quantum computing is widely considered to be: The most potentially transformative technology of this century; Nothing but hope and hype. A reliable reporter who is familiar with all of the rich variety of quantum research going on and the reality of the remarkable progress in the field (along with its still-expanding potential) is quantum pioneer Seth Lloyd, professor of mechanical engineering and physics at MIT. Lloyd describes himself as a mechanic of quantum computing, quantum communication, and quantum biology. He is director of MIT's Center for Extreme Quantum Information Theory, which is working on breakthroughs in general-purpose optimization, vastly enhanced communication, and ultra-precise measurement. In his book Programming the Universe (2006) he proposes that the universe is a vast quantum computer that can eventually be completely understood through local-scale quantum computation.
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/08/09/Seth_Lloyd_Quantum_Computer_Reality
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/08/09/Seth_Lloyd_Quantum_Computer_Reality



Finding This Ancestor Is Making Us Rethink Our Origins

Tue, 30 Aug 2016 15:55:51 -0700

(image) The recent and incredible discovery of the human ancestor Homo naledi is changing the field of paleoanthropology. Biological anthropologist Marina Elliott, a 2016 National Geographic emerging explorer and the first scientist to enter the cave chamber after the initial bones were found, takes the stage to talk about what is was like to squeeze through the cramped cave system to reach the remains and how this remarkable discovery is changing the way we think about our human origins.
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/08/29/Finding_This_Ancestor_Is_Making_Us_Rethink_Our_Origins
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/08/29/Finding_This_Ancestor_Is_Making_Us_Rethink_Our_Origins



Searching For Life in Extreme Environments

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:32:32 -0700

(image) Found everywhere from the rim of a lava lake to the inside an iceberg, microbes are remarkable organisms that can live in places humans can only dream of. How do they do it? And what can we learn from them about the limits of life both on our planet and elsewhere in our solar system? Geobiologist Jeffrey Marlow, a 2016 National Geographic emerging explorer, is working on answering these questions. Much of Marlow's focus has been on the deep sea and exploring microbial metabolism. He is particularly interested in microbes on the sea floor that convert the greenhouse gas methane into rock. Might we be able to harness these microbes' metabolism to turn methane into biofuel? Marlow takes the stage to talk about these remarkable organisms and the passion that drives him to keep exploring the most extreme environments on our planet.
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/08/22/Searching_For_Life_in_Extreme_Environments
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/08/22/Searching_For_Life_in_Extreme_Environments



Black Holes, Blazars and Women of Color in Science

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:51:38 -0700

(image) From the young age of 12, Jedidah Isler, a 2016 National Geographic emerging explorer, knew she wanted to be an astrophysicist. Despite the fact that there are so few women of color in the disciple of astrophysics, Isler and her family knew that if anyone could do it, she could. The first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Yale, Isler studies blazing quasars, which are basically supermassive, hyperactive black holes. Isler takes the stage to talk about her passion for studying "blazars," her dedication to supporting and expanding opportunities for students of color within the sciences, and the need to include all people regardless of their identity into the conversation around science to make sure the best possible discoveries are being made.
Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/08/15/Black_Holes_Blazars_and_Women_of_Color_in_Science
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/08/15/Black_Holes_Blazars_and_Women_of_Color_in_Science



Algorithms to Live By: Brian Christian

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:00:49 -0800

(image) It is possible to be extremely astute about how we manage difficult decisions.  With just a few mental tools we get the benefit of better outcomes along with release from agonizing about the process of deciding.   Many mental tools-algorithms-developed with obligatory clarity for computers turn out to have ready application for humans facing such problems as: when to stop hunting for an apartment (or lover); how much novelty to seek; how to get rid of the right stuff; how to allot scarce time; how to consider the future; when to relax constraints; how to give chance a chance; how to recognize when you're playing the wrong game; and how to make decisions easier for others ("computational kindness").
Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/06/20/Algorithms_to_Live_By_Brian_Christian
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/06/20/Algorithms_to_Live_By_Brian_Christian



Homo Naledi: Journey to Find a Human Ancestor, Part 3

Mon, 11 Jul 2016 16:55:25 -0700

(image) In part three, Lee Berger shares some of the challenges his team faced in the effort to recover the fossils, and he discusses Homo naledi's significance in understanding human origins. Many thought that the time for field exploration in the search for human origins was over. Then in 2013, paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Lee Berger made a remarkable discovery: While exploring the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, his team stumbled upon one of the greatest fossil discoveries in the past half century. They found a new species of human ancestor that could very well change the way we think about human ancestry and evolution.
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/07/11/Homo_Naledi_Journey_to_Find_a_Human_Ancestor_Part_3
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/07/11/Homo_Naledi_Journey_to_Find_a_Human_Ancestor_Part_3



Homo Naledi: Journey to Find a Human Ancestor, Part 2

Tue, 05 Jul 2016 13:10:12 -0700

(image) In part two, Lee Berger shares the story behind the recovery of the fossils and the incredible scientists who risked their lives to excavate the fossils in the cramped cave system. Many thought that the time for field exploration in the search for human origins was over. Then in 2013, paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Lee Berger made a remarkable discovery: While exploring the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, his team stumbled upon one of the greatest fossil discoveries in the past half century. They found a new species of human ancestor that could very well change the way we think about human ancestry and evolution.
Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/07/05/Homo_Naledi_Journey_to_Find_a_Human_Ancestor_Part_2
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/07/05/Homo_Naledi_Journey_to_Find_a_Human_Ancestor_Part_2



Homo Naledi: Journey to Find a Human Ancestor, Part 1

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:05:59 -0700

(image) Many thought that the time for field exploration in the search for human origins was over. Then in 2013, paleoanthropologist and National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence Lee Berger made a remarkable discovery: While exploring the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, his team stumbled upon one of the greatest fossil discoveries in the past half century. They found a new species of human ancestor that could very well change the way we think about human ancestry and evolution. In part one, Berger talks about the circumstances and passion that drove him to make this incredible find and the cavers who saw it first.
Date: Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/06/27/Homo_Naledi_Journey_to_Find_a_Human_Ancestor_Part_1
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/06/27/Homo_Naledi_Journey_to_Find_a_Human_Ancestor_Part_1



Walter Mischel: The Marshmallow Test - Mastering Self-Control

Thu, 01 Sep 2016 15:23:15 -0700

(image) Can you pass the marshmallow test? You're a little kid. A marshmallow is placed on the table in front of you. You're told you can eat it any time, but if you wait a little while, you'll be given two marshmallows to eat. The kids who have the self-control to pass this most famous of psychological tests turn out to have more rewarding and productive lives. Walter Mischel, who first ran the test in the 1960s, spent the rest of his career exploring how self-control works, summarized in his 2014 book The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control. "The ability to delay gratification and resist temptation has been a fundamental challenge since the dawn of civilization," he writes. "It is the 'master aptitude' underlying emotional intelligence, essential for constructing a fulfilling life." This talk spells out the remarkable things have has been learned about willpower and self-control in the individual. It also considers wider implications. Does it make a difference when an organization or society has more people able to fully engage self-control? Does it make a difference when that kind of behavior is publicly expected and trained for explicitly? Is there a social or political or cultural level of surmounting marshmallow-test temptations? That might be the essence of long-term behavior.
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 19:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/05/02/Walter_Mischel_The_Marshmallow_Test_-_Mastering_Self-Control
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/05/02/Walter_Mischel_The_Marshmallow_Test_-_Mastering_Self-Control



Siddhartha Mukherjee

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:51:50 -0700

(image) The Gene: An Intimate History, Mukherjee's follow-up to the bestselling, Pulitzer-winning The Emperor of All Maladies, is the story of the quest to decipher the master-code of instructions that makes and defines humans, that governs our form, function and fate, and determines the future of our children. The book interweaves science, social history, and the story of Mukherjee's own family to explain the powerful science of genetics and to grapple with the extraordinary influence of heredity on our lives, personalities, identities, and choices. Beginning in an obscure Augustinian abbey in Moravia in 1856, where a monk stumbled on the idea of a "unit of heredity" while working with pea plants, and intersecting with Darwin's theory of evolution and the horrors of Nazi eugenics in the 1940's, the gene ultimately transformed post-war biology, society and culture-and still sits at the epicenter of some of the most vital personal and political issues today. In The Gene, Mukherjee-an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician-enumerates the realms transformed by the understanding of the gene: race and identity, sexuality, gender identity, sexual preference, illness, temperament, even free will. The Gene is a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to "read" and "write" our own genetic information? The book provides the definitive account of the fundamental unit of heredity-and a vision for both humanity's past and future.
Date: Thu, 19 May 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/05/19/Siddhartha_Mukherjee
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/05/19/Siddhartha_Mukherjee



Dr. Neil Shubin - Finding Your Inner Fish

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:36:49 -0700

(image) What do fish fossils tell us about the human body? Ancient fossils, like the Tiktaalik roseae that Dr. Shubin discovered, illustrate the transitional form between fish and land animals. They teach scientists about how our limbs came into being, among other things. But how can scientists predict where to find such transitional fossils? Dr. Shubin will take us from the anatomy laboratory to the Canadian Arctic in search of answers.
Date: Wed, 25 May 2016 15:45:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/05/25/Dr_Neil_Shubin_-_Finding_Your_Inner_Fish
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/05/25/Dr_Neil_Shubin_-_Finding_Your_Inner_Fish



Buzz Aldrin

Thu, 19 May 2016 11:47:16 -0700

(image) Half a century after walking on the moon, icon and astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on a lifetime of achievements and what he's learned through it all in No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon, co-authored with Ken Abraham. Aldrin speaks intimately about his experiences in space, in war, and as a beloved public figure. No Dream Is Too High distills Aldrin's celebrated life into 13 principles that have shaped and guided him, including: Second comes right after first. (He muses about how it has felt to be known as the second man on the moon). Failure is always an option. Trust your gut...and your instruments. Help others go beyond where you have gone. Aldrin, best known for his Apollo 11 moonwalk, holds a doctoral degree in astronautics and, at age 86, continues to wield influence as an international advocate of space science and planetary exploration. In conversation with Christina Korp, Aldrin's Mission Control Director.
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/05/16/Buzz_Aldrin
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/05/16/Buzz_Aldrin



The Secret Lives of Galaxies

Fri, 27 May 2016 11:46:26 -0700

(image) The Hubble sequence of galaxies resembles a simple classification chart, yet underneath the neatly aligned shapes and colors lie complex and violent histories. Through radio, infrared, UV and optical astronomy, today we can deduce these histories - and the future. Nearby examples of every stage in the Hubble sequence provide living galactic fossils that reveal their 10 billion years of evolution. Dr. Alatalo will tour the Hubble sequence, exploring three avenues to galactic transitions: the quiet, slow fade; the violent merger; and the quietly violent evolution of a galaxy, likely due to a supermassive black hole in its center. By exploring how each piece of the puzzle fits with every other piece, we can understand the evolution of the Universe and fundamental questions of how we got here.
Date: Mon, 16 May 2016 19:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/05/16/The_Secret_Lives_of_Galaxies
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/05/16/The_Secret_Lives_of_Galaxies



Dr. Jennifer Doudna - CRISPR Biology and the New Era of Genome Engineering

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:22:43 -0700

(image) The genome editing system called CRISPR earned Science magazine's "2015 Breakthrough of the Year." The advent of facile genome engineering using the bacterial RNA-guided CRISPR-Cas9 system in animals and plants is transforming biology. In this talk, CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna presents a brief history of CRISPR biology from its initial discovery through the elucidation of the CRISPR-Cas9 enzyme mechanism, providing the foundation for remarkable developments using this technology to modify, regulate, or visualize genomic loci in a wide variety of cells and organisms. These results highlight a new era in which genomic manipulation is no longer a bottleneck to experiments, paving the way to both fundamental discoveries in biology, with applications in all branches of biotechnology, and strategies for human therapeutics. Recent results regarding the molecular mechanism of Cas9 and its use for targeted cell-based therapies will be discussed.

Co-hosted by the Carnegie Institution for Science with the Council of Scientific Society Presidents and The Kavli Foundation.
Date: Mon, 09 May 2016 15:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/05/09/Dr_Jennifer_Doudna_-_CRISPR_Biology_and_the_New_Era_of_Genome_Engineering
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/05/09/Dr_Jennifer_Doudna_-_CRISPR_Biology_and_the_New_Era_of_Genome_Engineering



Dr. Kevin Schlaufman: Exoplanets

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:35:55 -0700

(image) This is an extraordinary time in human history. While it has been only twenty years since astronomers first discovered planets outside of our solar system, we are already aware of several planets that could have liquid water on their surfaces. In just ten years, we will have the technological ability to search for signs of life, like oxygen and methane, in the atmospheres of a few select exoplanets. Dr. Schlaufman will tell the story of exoplanets to date, and outline the progress we will soon see in the search for life elsewhere in our Galaxy.
Date: Mon, 02 May 2016 19:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/05/02/Dr_Kevin_Schlaufman_Exoplanets
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/05/02/Dr_Kevin_Schlaufman_Exoplanets



Arianna Huffington

Mon, 02 May 2016 13:16:01 -0700

(image) With her #1 New York Times bestseller Thrive, Huffington kicked off a global dialogue about redefining success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. Thrive touched on the importance of sleep, and the topic struck such a powerful chord with audiences that she realized it deserved further exploration. In The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time, The Huffington Post co-founder and editor-in-chief delves into the role that sleep plays-and how we can harness its power to improve every aspect of our lives, from our health and happiness to our job performance and relationships. The book is a scientifically rigorous and deeply personal look at sleep, from its history through the ages to the mystery of dreams to today's golden age of sleep science. Arianna identifies the many ways that our cultural dismissal of sleep as time wasted undermines our health and decision-making and ravages our relationships, careers, and even sex lives. She explores the latest science, the dangerous sleeping pill industry, and the ways in which technology addiction disrupts our sleep. She also presents scientific recommendations and expert tips on how we can all achieve better, more restorative sleep. In today's 24/7, always-connected world, our need for sleep and its benefits is only getting stronger. The Sleep Revolution sounds the alarm on the sleep crisis, and offers a road map for how we can take back our sleep-and in doing so, transform our personal lives, our careers, our communities, and our world.
Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/04/25/Arianna_Huffington
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/04/25/Arianna_Huffington



Solving Dark Matter and Dark Energy

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 09:36:42 -0700

(image) No one thinks longer, or bigger, than astrophysicists. "This is the golden age of cosmology," says Priya Natarajan, one of the world's leading astrophysicists, because data keeps pouring in to vet even the most radical theories. And the dominant mysteries are profound. She observes that "The vast majority of stuff in the universe-both dark matter and dark energy, which dominate the content and fate of the universe-is unknown." The universe's greatest exotica are the focus of her research-dark matter, dark energy, and black holes. She is an expert, for example, in the complex behavior and gravitational lensing of galaxy clusters, where arrays of 1,000 galaxies are 95% dark matter. Her theory of the "direct" formation of supermassive black holes may explain the profound mystery of quasars. Priyamvada Natarajan is a professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University and at the Dark Cosmology Center, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. She is an active proponent for the public understanding and study of science.
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/04/11/Solving_Dark_Matter_and_Dark_Energy
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/04/11/Solving_Dark_Matter_and_Dark_Energy



A Short History of Planet Formation

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 16:42:21 -0700

(image) Our solar system formed 4.5 billion years ago in an extremely chaotic environment and has evolved significantly over that time. What we see today is an organized inner solar system with four very different terrestrial planets. Join Dr. Shahar for an exploration of these planets as we try to understand their diversity. By analyzing rocks we can hold in our hands today and conducting experiments in the laboratory, we can probe which processes and conditions the terrestrial planets experienced billions of years ago.
Date: Mon, 18 Apr 2016 19:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/04/18/A_Short_History_of_Planet_Formation
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/04/18/A_Short_History_of_Planet_Formation



MAPS 30th Anniversary Celebration

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 17:00:40 -0700

(image) The Celebration begins after dinner with an address from Rick Doblin, Ph.D., and continues into the night with a multimedia performance by internationally renowned artist Android Jones and PHADROID, a performance of The Hidden Code by DJ Spooky, and: SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: The Celebration will include a special guest performance by electronic music pioneer Ken Jordan of The Crystal Method, with live projections by Android Jones.
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:40:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/04/17/maps_30th_anniversary_celebration
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/04/17/maps_30th_anniversary_celebration



MAPS 30th Anniversary Banquet

Mon, 03 Oct 2016 17:00:39 -0700

(image) At this historic gathering, the global psychedelic science community will come together to celebrate the progress we've made since our founding, and to help build the future of psychedelic medicine with a fundraiser to support our $400,000 purchase of one kilogram of pharmaceutical grade (GMP) MDMA for Phase 3 clinical trials and other research around the world.
Date: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 17:15:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/04/17/maps_30th_anniversary_banquet
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/04/17/maps_30th_anniversary_banquet



Dr. Sean Solomon - First Rock from the Sun: Exploring Mercury by Spacecraft

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:00:54 -0800

(image) The MESSENGER spacecraft, the first to orbit the planet Mercury, overcame many technical challenges to survive the harsh environment of the inner Solar System. Along the way, the mission's discoveries about one of our nearest planetary neighbors have changed our understanding of how the inner planets - including Earth - formed and evolved.
Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2016 15:45:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/04/13/Dr_Sean_Solomon_-_First_Rock_from_the_Sun_Exploring_Mercury_by_Spacecraft
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/04/13/Dr_Sean_Solomon_-_First_Rock_from_the_Sun_Exploring_Mercury_by_Spacecraft



Jane Langdale: Radical Ag: C4 Rice and Beyond

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:11:43 -0700

(image) Three billion people-nearly half of us--depend on rice for survival. What if you could adjust rice genetically so 1) it has a 50% greater yield, 2) using half the water, 3) needing far less fertilizer, 4) along with higher resilience to climate change? It would transform world agriculture. All you need to do is switch rice from inefficient C3 photosynthesis to the kind of C4 photosynthesis employed by corn, sugarcane, and sorghum. That switch has been made in plants 60 independent times by evolution, so we have models for how to do it. In 02008 the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, set in motion a consortium of 12 labs worldwide working on developing C4 rice. One of the major leaders of the work is Professor Jane Langdale at Oxford University's Department of Plant Sciences. Former Long Now speaker Charles C. Mann (who is writing about C4 rice) recommended her highly. If C4 rice proves successful, it could lead to similar radical improvement for other inefficient crops such as wheat. Decades of focussed research could produce centuries in which ever less land provides ever more food, leaving ever more of the planet to nature.
Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2016 19:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/03/14/Jane_Langdale_Radical_Ag_C4_Rice_and_Beyond
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/03/14/Jane_Langdale_Radical_Ag_C4_Rice_and_Beyond



Las Campanas Observatory: A Southern Window on the Universe

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:22:43 -0700

(image) For 45 years, the Las Campanas Observatory of the Carnegie Institution for Science has provided a superlative window in the Southern Hemisphere for exploring the wonders of our Universe. Located in the Andes foothills of northern Chile, the Las Campanas telescopes have yielded many breakthrough discoveries: giant voids and immense structures in the distribution of galaxies, the first detection of a proto- planetary disk around a neighboring star, the first naked-eye supernova since the invention of the telescope, and much more. Dr. Phillips will recount the spectacular growth of astronomical research in this unique land, while also looking ahead to the bright future of scientific discovery that awaits Las Campanas.
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:20:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/04/04/Las_Campanas_Observatory_A_Southern_Window_on_the_Universe
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/04/04/Las_Campanas_Observatory_A_Southern_Window_on_the_Universe



The Science of a Happy Mind, Part 2

Thu, 31 Mar 2016 16:20:49 -0700

(image) Renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson is finding that happiness is something we can cultivate and a skill that can be learned. Working with the Dalai Lama, Davidson is investigating the far-reaching impact of mindfulness, meditation, and the cultivation of kindness on human health and well-being. In part two, Davidson talks about his research findings and the four fundamental components that, he has found, contribute to well-being: resilience, positive outlook, attention, and generosity.
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/03/28/The_Science_of_a_Happy_Mind_Part_2
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/03/28/The_Science_of_a_Happy_Mind_Part_2



The Science of a Happy Mind, Part 1

Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:37:35 -0700

(image) Renowned neuroscientist Richard Davidson is finding that happiness is something we can cultivate and a skill that can be learned. Working with the Dalai Lama, Davidson is investigating the far-reaching impact of mindfulness, meditation, and the cultivation of kindness on human health and well-being. In part one, Davidson talks about his research findings and the four main areas of scientific research that support his work: neuroplasticity, epigenetics, mind/body communication, and innate basic goodness.
Date: Mon, 21 Mar 2016 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/03/21/The_Science_of_a_Happy_MindPart_1
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/03/21/The_Science_of_a_Happy_MindPart_1



Resistance: The Antibiotics Challenge Welcome

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:11:43 -0700

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  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE
  • John Johnson, Chief Operating Officer, National Pork Board

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 05:30:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/03/16/welcome
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/03/16/welcome



Treating with Antibiotics

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:00:11 -0700

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  • Georges Benjamin, Executive Director, American Public Health Association
  • Barry I. Eisenstein, Distinguished Physician, Antimicrobials, Merck
  • Wanda Filer, President, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Kathy Talkington, Director, Antibiotics Resistance Project, Pew Charitable Trusts
  • With: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 06:40:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/03/16/treating_with_antibiotics
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/03/16/treating_with_antibiotics



Farm to Table

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:00:21 -0700

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  • Christine Daugherty, Vice President of Sustainable Food Production, Tyson Foods
  • Colby Ferguson, Hog Farmer; Government Relations Director, Maryland Farm Bureau
  • Susan Vaughn Grooters, Policy Analyst, Keep Antibiotics Working Coalition
  • Christine Hoang, Assistant Director of the Division of Animal and Public Health, American Veterinary Medical Association
  • With: Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 06:10:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/03/16/farm_to_table
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/03/16/farm_to_table



Making a Difference: How to Create Stem Cells and Have their Products Change the World

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:22:43 -0700

(image) Standing strong and silent, plants are all around us, both shaping our world and responding to it. Plants can live for hundreds, if not thousands of years, continuously renewing themselves through active stem cells, yet also avoiding cancer. What lessons might we learn about our own biological potential from a closer look at their life strategies?
Date: Wed, 02 Mar 2016 15:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/03/02/Making_a_Difference_How_to_Create_Stem_Cells_and_Have_their_Products_Change_the_World
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/03/02/Making_a_Difference_How_to_Create_Stem_Cells_and_Have_their_Products_Change_the_World



Creating Objects That Build Themselves

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 14:47:06 -0800

(image) What if, in the future, a chair could morph its shape to fit your own unique body so it is truly comfortable? National Geographic Emerging Explorer Skylar Tibbits just might be able to make this a reality. As the director of the Self-Assembly Lab at MIT, Tibbits is taking 3-D printing to a whole new level by adding a fourth dimension, the element of time. Through 4-D printing, Tibbits is developing ways to program materials so they can build themselves or change shape over time, which will allow us to reinvent products and construction in the future.
Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2016 02:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/02/16/Creating_Objects_That_Build_Themselves
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/02/16/Creating_Objects_That_Build_Themselves



Lifespans Are Long Enough

Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:20:36 -0800

(image) What if we didn't have to grow old and die? The average American can expect to live for 78.8 years, an improvement over the days before clean water and vaccines, when life expectancy was closer to 50, but still not long enough for most of us. So researchers around the world have been working on arresting the process of aging through biotechnology and finding cures to diseases like Alzheimer's and cancer. What are the ethical and social consequences of radically increasing lifespans? Should we accept a "natural" end, or should we find a cure to aging?
Date: Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/02/03/Lifespans_Are_Long_Enough
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/02/03/Lifespans_Are_Long_Enough



The Lancet Breastfeeding Series Global Launch

Tue, 09 Feb 2016 12:37:24 -0800

(image) Presentation by Authors:
  • Simon Murch, Professor, University of Warwick
  • Nigel Rollins, Scientist, World Health Organization
  • Special video presentation: Cesar Victora, Emeritus Professor, Federal University of Pelotas in Brazil
Moderator:
  • Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Speakers:
  • Susan Desmond-Hellmann, CEO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Sue Horton, Professor, University of Waterloo
  • Truong Quoc Hung, Deputy Director and Assistant to the President, Vietnam Institute for Legislative Studies
  • Werner Schultink, Chief of Nutrition, UNICEF
  • Katie Taylor, Deputy Child and Maternal Survival Coordinator & Deputy Administrator for the Bureau of Global Health, USAID

Date: Fri, 29 Jan 2016 07:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/01/29/the_lancet_breastfeeding_series_global_launch
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/01/29/the_lancet_breastfeeding_series_global_launch



Dr. Pamela Conrad: A Tale of Two Planets

Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:29:55 -0800

(image) The Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for more than three years, measuring the past and present habitability potential of our nearest planetary neighbor. We've also been busy on Earth, exploring the harshest environments we could find on this planet, not only to help us understand what makes them habitable, but also how to measure it. Dr. Conrad will tell us about what we've learned on and from both planets about the evolution and decline of habitable environments.
Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2016/01/21/Dr_Pamela_Conrad_A_Tale_of_Two_Planets
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2016/01/21/Dr_Pamela_Conrad_A_Tale_of_Two_Planets



Kavli Laureate Lecture - The Restless Brain

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:22:43 -0700

(image) Traditionally studies of brain function have focused on task-evoked responses. By their very nature such experiments tacitly encourage a reflexive view of brain function. While such an approach has been remarkably productive at all levels of neuroscience, it ignores the alternative possibility that brain functions are mainly intrinsic involving information processing for interpreting, responding to and predicting environmental demands. Dr. Raichle will argue that the latter view best captures the essence of brain function. Understanding the nature of this intrinsic activity will require integrating knowledge from all levels of neuroscience. The reward for doing so will be a much better understanding of human behavior in health and disease.
Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2015 15:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/12/08/Kavli_Laureate_Lecture_-_The_Restless_Brain
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/12/08/Kavli_Laureate_Lecture_-_The_Restless_Brain



Specialty Research and Frontiers Journals

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

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Michael L. Moritz, M.D.
Field Chief Editor, Frontiers in Pediatrics
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:05:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Specialty_Research_and_Frontiers_Journals
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Specialty_Research_and_Frontiers_Journals



Hosting a Successful Research Topic

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

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Laura Santambrogio M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:55:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Hosting_a_Successful_Research_Topic
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Hosting_a_Successful_Research_Topic



Research Topics - Showcase Your Research

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

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Sandra Hausmann
Business Development, Frontiers

Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Research_Topics_-_Showcase_Your_Research
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Research_Topics_-_Showcase_Your_Research



Loop Research Network

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

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Sandra Hausmann
Business Development, Frontiers

Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:25:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Loop_Research_Network
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Loop_Research_Network



Frontiers for Young Minds

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

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Amanda Baker
Project Manager, Frontiers for Young Minds

Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 13:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Frontiers_for_Young_Minds
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Frontiers_for_Young_Minds



Collaborative Peer Review & Platform Developments

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

(image) Marie Soulière, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Frontiers

Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:15:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Collaborative_Peer_Review__Platform_Developments
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Collaborative_Peer_Review__Platform_Developments



Building High Quality Journals

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

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Lee Samuel Finn, Ph.D.
Field Chief Editor, Frontiers in Astronomy

Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 12:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Building_High_Quality_Journals
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Building_High_Quality_Journals



Open-Access and Frontiers

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

(image) Marie Soulière, Ph.D. Program Manager, Frontiers
Date: Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:30:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Open-Access_and_Frontiers
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/09/Open-Access_and_Frontiers



Andy Weir: The Red Planet for Real

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

(image) Andy Weir's self-published novel The Martian has become a New York Times bestseller and the #1 movie in America. But it began with a series of blog posts that reflected Andy's lifelong love of space science and detailed research about traveling to and surviving on the fourth planet in our Solar System. You can see the film in theaters everywhere, but only at The Interval will you hear Andy skip the fiction and talk about the details of how a real world mission to reach and colonize Mars would work. He'll discuss his book, too, and answer your questions at this very special event in our Interval salon series.
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/10/27/Andy_Weir_The_Red_Planet_for_Real
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/10/27/Andy_Weir_The_Red_Planet_for_Real



Climate Change Through Bill Nye's Eyes

Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:32:33 -0800

(image) Entertaining and fun, Bill Nye takes the stage at National Geographic headquarters to talk about his experiences with climate change and how he hopes to combat the problem through technology.
Date: Tue, 17 Nov 2015 02:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/17/Climate_Change_Through_Bill_Nyes_Eyes
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/17/Climate_Change_Through_Bill_Nyes_Eyes



Conversation: Citizens and Diabetes

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

(image) This conversation will discuss how patients and communities access and communicate with the public health system.
  • Christel Aprigliano, Chief Executive Officer, The Diabetes Collective
  • Kelly Close, President and Founder, Close Concerns
  • Dr. Ronald Tamler, Medical Director, Mount Sinai Clinical Diabetes Institute, Mount Sinai Health System
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:40:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/13/conversation_citizens_and_diabetes
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/13/conversation_citizens_and_diabetes



Conversation: Mapping Diabetes in the City

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

(image) This conversation will showcase the challenge of diabetes in cities, and how communities are responding to the challenge.
  • Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, Director, Chronic Disease Prevention, Department of Health, City of Philadelphia
  • Dr. Faith Foreman, Assistant Director of Health and Human Services, City of Houston
  • With Peter Beinart, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:05:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/13/conversation_mapping_diabetes_in_the_city
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/13/conversation_mapping_diabetes_in_the_city



Headline Interview: Nutrition and Diabetes in the United States

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

(image) This interview will survey the landscape of diabetes in America, focusing on how the growing nature of cities is leading to a surge in diabetes rates. We will also look at the role nutrition, healthy eating, and access to food play in addressing the epidemic.
  • Dan Glickman, Executive Director, Aspen Institute Congressional Program & Former Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • With Mary Louise Kelly, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:30:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/13/headline_interview_nutrition_and_diabetes_in_the_united_states
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/13/headline_interview_nutrition_and_diabetes_in_the_united_states



Opening Remarks - The Diabetes Divide: Cities, Inequality and the Spread of a Disease

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

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  • Emily Akhtarzandi, Managing Director, AtlanticLIVE

Date: Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:25:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/13/opening_remarks
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/13/opening_remarks



Robert Hazen - Chance, Necessity, and the Origins of Life

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 15:22:43 -0700

(image) Earth's 4.5 billion year history is a complex tale of deterministic physical and chemical processes, as well as "frozen accidents". Most models of life's origins also invoke chance and necessity. Recent research adds two important insights to this discussion. First, chance versus necessity is an inherently false dichotomy--a range of probabilities exists for many natural events. Second, given the astonishing combinatorial chemical richness of early Earth, events that are extremely rare may, nevertheless, be deterministic on time scales of a billion years.
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/12/Robert_Hazen_-_Chance_Necessity_and_the_Origins_of_Life
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/12/Robert_Hazen_-_Chance_Necessity_and_the_Origins_of_Life



Discussion: Do medical scandals sell?

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Sir Harold Evans Reuters
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/discussion_do_medical_scandals_sell
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/discussion_do_medical_scandals_sell



Closing remarks - Medical Investigative Journalism: Staying on the Cutting Edge

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Fiona Godlee The BMJ
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/closing_remarks
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/closing_remarks



Conference snapshot 2: Q&A

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Martin McKee London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 12:30:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/conference_snapshot_2_qa
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/conference_snapshot_2_qa



Communicating medicine in the media: Medical statistics for journalists

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Steven Woloshin The Dartmouth Institute Lisa Schwartz The Dartmouth Institute
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/communicating_medicine_in_the_media_medical_statistics_for_journalists
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/communicating_medicine_in_the_media_medical_statistics_for_journalists



Holding pharmaceutical companies and regulatory bodies to account

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Deborah Cohen The BMJ Carl Heneghan Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Break: 12:45 - 2:45 pm EST
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 08:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/holding_pharmaceutical_companies_and_regulatory_bodies_to_account
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/holding_pharmaceutical_companies_and_regulatory_bodies_to_account



Tell it to the judge: how not to get sued, and if you get sued, how to win

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Intro video - https://youtu.be/8r8kXgcnzkk Brian Deer Investigative Reporter
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:15:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/how_not_to_get_sued_and_if_you_get_sued_how_to_win
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/how_not_to_get_sued_and_if_you_get_sued_how_to_win



Conference snapshot 1: In cancer, costs matter

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Peter Bach Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Leonard Saltz Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Break: 10:15 - 11:45 am EST
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/conference_snapshot_1_in_cancer_costs_matter
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/conference_snapshot_1_in_cancer_costs_matter



Medical Investigative Journalism: Why it matters?

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Robert Whitaker Investigative Reporter
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/medical_investigative_journalism_why_it_matters
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/medical_investigative_journalism_why_it_matters



Welcome and reflections on BMJ's key investigations

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) Intro video - https://youtu.be/aG7UwyR4b3Q Fiona Godlee The BMJ Els Torreele Open Society Foundations
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:45:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/welcome_and_reflections_on_bmjs_key_investigations
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/welcome_and_reflections_on_bmjs_key_investigations



Can We Use Bacteria to Treat Diseases?

Tue, 10 Nov 2015 11:07:30 -0800

(image) In the intestines alone, the average person houses around 100 trillion microbes, and for every human cell in the body there are 10 microbial cells-making us more microbial than human. Scientific studies are beginning to show that these bacteria may be playing a much larger role in our lives than we originally thought. It appears that microbes may be influencing our brain and behavior, and many conditions, including schizophrenia, depression, and autism, have been linked to microbial abnormalities within the body. Elaine Hsiao, a 2015 National Geographic emerging explorer, is working on the cutting edge of this science to better understand how our microbiota influences our health. Is it possible that in the future we could treat health conditions with the right microbes?
Date: Tue, 10 Nov 2015 02:00:00 -0800
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/Can_We_Use_Bacteria_to_Treat_Diseases
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/11/10/Can_We_Use_Bacteria_to_Treat_Diseases



Revolutionizing the Way We Grow Food

Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:49:02 -0700

(image) As the climate changes and water becomes scarce in many parts of the world, growing enough food to feed the world's increasing population will be a challenge. Caleb Harper, a 2015 National Geographic emerging explorer, is working to solve this problem by using technology to reenvision the way we grow our food and move farms into the city. Imagine living in a world where food can be farmed from anywhere via a personal food computer, and your plants can send you a tweet when you're away to tell you how they're doing.
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 2015 03:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/10/27/Revolutionizing_the_Way_We_Grow_Food
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/10/27/Revolutionizing_the_Way_We_Grow_Food



Hunting Planets: Celebrating 20 Years of Exoplanets

Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:33:49 -0700

(image) To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the first discovery of exoplanets - planets around other sun-like stars - the Carnegie Institution for Science and the NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program are hosting a special program, highlighting prominent scientists connected to the discovery and our understanding of exoplanets.
Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2015 15:45:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/10/21/_Hunting_Planets_Celebrating_20_Years_of_Exoplanets
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/10/21/_Hunting_Planets_Celebrating_20_Years_of_Exoplanets



Headline Interview

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

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  • Dr. Ellen Stofan, Chief Scientist, NASA

Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 08:00:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/10/08/headline_interview
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/10/08/headline_interview



Sponsor Content Presented by Siemens at Bold Bets: Commercializing the Cosmos

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

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  • Eric Spiegel​, President and CEO, Siemens USA
  • Jilda Garton, Vice President, Research and General Manager, Georgia Institute of Technology Applied Research Corporation

Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:45:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/10/08/sponsor_content_presented_by_siemens
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/10/08/sponsor_content_presented_by_siemens



Panel Discussion: The Future of Space Exploration

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

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  • George C. Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration
  • John Roth, Vice President Business Development, SNC Space Systems
  • Frank Slazer, Vice President of Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association

Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 07:10:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/10/08/panel_discussion_the_future_of_space_exploration
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/10/08/panel_discussion_the_future_of_space_exploration



Panel Discussion: The Commercialization and Personalization of Space

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:31:27 -0700

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  • Salvatore "Tory" Bruno, President and Chief Executive Officer, United Launch Alliance (ULA)
  • Steve Justice, Director, Georgia Center of Innovation for Aerospace
  • Michael Paul, Mission Director, Penn State Lunar Lion Program

Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2015 06:35:00 -0700
Location: http://fora.tv/2015/10/08/panel_discussion_the_commercialization_and_personalization_of_space
Program and discussion: http://fora.tv/2015/10/08/panel_discussion_the_commercialization_and_personalization_of_space