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"Almost Chimpanzee" author Jon Cohen recounts the captivating story of how researchers cracked the code of the chimpanzee genome, providing a startling new window into the differences between humans and their nearest primate cousins that ultimately redefines what it means to be human. Cohen is presented by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC San Diego.

Luke Wiseman of the Scripps Research Institute chronicles his experiences and growth as a scientist - from childhood to his present day research in finding potential treatments for diseases caused by faulty regulation of protein folding. Recorded on 10/21/2017.

In his role as a Scripps Oceanography shark research biologist, Daniel Cartamil has traveled the Pacific coast of Baja California for over a decade. He discovered a fragile paradise of remote landscapes, wildlife, and cultural treasures, on the verge of being overtaken by modern civilization. Science and art converge as we take a photographic journey through western Baja California illustrated with breathtaking photography from Cartamil's new book, "Baja's Wild Side." Recorded on 07/11/2017.

Jamie Ward examines the relationship between autism and synaesthesia, and the characteristics shared by these two cognitive anomalies. Recorded on 05/05/2017.

This symposium explores the evolutionary origins of human imagination, its impact on the sciences and arts, the consequences of imagination impairment, and the fundamental genetic and neurological basis of human imagination. Recorded on 06/01/2018.

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.

David Traver explores how discoveries made using tiny Zebrafish will lead to cures for blood diseases like leukemia using stem cells.

The science of stem cells allows us to understand our genome by comparing our own genome to that of our ancient cousins – the Neanderthal.

The motion picture William is a story about a Neanderthal living among modern humans. The director of the UC San Diego Stem Cell Program Alysson Muotri was able to visit with the creator and director, Tim Disney, to discuss the real issues explored by this fantasy.

In this Front Row presentation, Kristian Andersen shares how he, with a global network of collaborators, applies a 'team science' approach to deciphering outbreaks of emerging diseases such as Ebola and Lassa Virus. His highly cross-disciplinary work combines next-generation sequencing, computational biology, experimentation and field work to investigate how viruses emerge and cause large-scale outbreaks. Recorded on 08/15/2019.

At the 24th meeting of the Parties to the UN Climate Change Convention, governments completed the so-called Paris Rulebook, the set of guidelines for implementing the Paris Climate Change Agreement, and attention is shifting to implementation of measures that cut greenhouse gas emissions. Mark Radka, Chief of the Energy and Climate Branch at UN Environment, describes how the UN works with countries, companies, and people to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. Recorded on 04/08/2019.

The science of stem cells and how they impact your health.

Tony Wynshaw-Boris, MD, PhD describes his lab's efforts to use mouse and IPSC models to find commonalities that give insight into the complex disorder of autism.

Decarbonizing our electricity and transportation sectors will require large deployments of wind, solar, and storage. Ranjit Deshmukh develops models for planning and operations of low carbon electricity grids and analyzes tradeoffs between economic, environmental, and social objectives for regions in the U.S., India, and Africa. These models optimize wind, solar, and other generation, demand, and storage resources for region-specific conditions including spatial and temporal variability of renewable resources. Recorded on 05/16/2019.

Understanding how the brain works has traditionally been undertaken by men and about men but cognitive neuroscientist Emily Jacobs argues that diversity of researchers and their research is what drives science innovation. She discusses several studies undertaken in her lab so that questions about the brain can benefit women and men equally. Recorded on 06/26/2019.

Scientific drill ships allow scientists access to some of Earth's most challenging environments, collecting data and samples of sediment, rock, fluids and living organisms from below the seafloor. Join Scripps paleontologist Dick Norris to learn about the long running international collaboration in scientific ocean drilling that has transformed human understanding of our planet. Recorded on 11/18/2019.

This CARTA symposium addresses the influences of environment and culture on the emergence of the human mind. Douglas Candland (Bucknell University) Feral Children: Two Living Examples and a Little Neurology; Elissa Newport (Georgetown University) Maturational Constraints on Learning; Paula Tallal (Salk Institute) Individual Differences in Language Development and Disorders. Recorded on 10/11/2019.
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