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  1. An Empire Without Food: The Astonishing Existence of Life on the Deep Sea Floor


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    Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center in Durham, North Carolina. He explores how deep sea animals survive on the meager food supply that…

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    • A Scientist Walks into a Bar...Science Cafés with Sigma Xi and NOVA scienceNOW


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      Science café events involve lively conversations with scientists about current science topics. They are open to everyone, and they take place in relaxed settings like pubs, coffeehouses, and…

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      • Authors without borders training video


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      • Candy Crush's Puzzling Mathematics


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        The addictiveness of Candy Crush Sega may stem from its complex underlying computation. By turning the game into the equivalent of a logic puzzle, mathematicians can prove how hard it is. Watch how…

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        • Citizen Scientists Aid Researchers in Studying Camel Crickets


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          They may bounce really high and look strange, but don't worry, they are harmless...they even scavenge for crumbs off of your floor! A continental-scale citizen science campaign was launched in…

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          • Cleaner than Clean: Understanding the Grooming Habits of Termites in Japan


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            Many unfortunate homeowners in the United States, around 600,000 to be exact, will discover these pesky and hard-to-control insects snacking away at their homes. On top of that, it's estimated…

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            • Engineering Around Extreme Events


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              Extreme events, such as super floods and hurricanes, are becoming more common, so civil engineers are trying to adapt civil infrastructure such as bridges to these unpredictable and sometimes devastating…

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              • Everything is Dangerous: Stan Young's pizza lunch lecture


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                Stan Young, director of bioinformatics at the National Institute of Statistical Sciences, critiques statistical analysis by some epidemiologists, especially their multiple testing of data sets obtained…

              • Friends or Foes: Female Relationships Among the Gombe Chimpanzees


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                Rivalries and alliances among female chimpanzees can be intense and sometimes shocking. Anne Pusey, an evolutionary anthropologist at Duke University, studies chimpanzee behavior using both new and…

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                • From Biology to Military History: Patterns in Animal Weaponry


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                  What are the parallels between an ancient war ship and a dung beetle? More than you would think, actually! Professor Douglas J. Emlen, PhD, a professor in the Division of Biological Sciences at the…

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                  • From Cloning to Stem Cells: How Can Pigs Help Us Solve Problems in Human Medicine? Jorge Piedrahita's pizza lunch lecture


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                    Jorge Piedrahita, a professor of genomics at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, describes his research with cloned swine and how their abnormal growth provides insight…

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                    • Future Renewable Electric Energy Delivery and Management Systems: Alex Huang's pizza lunch lecture


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                      Electrical Engineer Alex Huang directs a newly established national engineering research center, the FREEDM Systems Center, based at North Carolina State University. He talks about research into electric…

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