[LESS INFO] 26 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 02/09/13
University of Toronto Zoology researcher, Susannah Varmuza, discusses the evolving field of Epigenetics and what research into such things as mouse coat colour is telling scientists about the age-old "nature versus nurture" debate.
[LESS INFO] 37 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/26/13
Lieutenant General (retired) Andrew Leslie, the Former Chief of Transformation for the Canadian Armed Forces, discusses the lessons that can be learned from the Canadian military mission in Afghanistan. He explores how these lessons need to be applied to the Canadian Force's priorities in the face of future budget cuts.
[LESS INFO] 24 VIEWS | ADDED 04:30:00 01/05/13
Science writer Philip Ball on his book Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything. Ball explores how the history of science was influenced by the cultural accetance or rejection of human curiosity.
[LESS INFO] 7 VIEWS | ADDED 04:25:00 01/05/13
Philip Ball - Question and Answer session following the lecture based on his book, Curiosity: How Science Became Interested in Everything
[LESS INFO] 12 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 12/29/12
Jordan Peterson on Music and the Patterns of the Mind and World. Peterson, a University of Toronto professor of psychology, discusses the way in which music is perceived by humans. He compares the way we respond to visual arts, particularly the paintings of Picasso, to our perceptions of music in an effort to show how our brains respond differently to varied art forms.
[LESS INFO] 10 VIEWS | ADDED 04:00:00 12/27/12
Dr. Jill Tarter, Director at the Centre for SETI Research, discusses the ongoing Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence and how new tools including the Allen Telescope Array and the Keplar Spacecraft are helping to make the search much more likely to succeed.