Category “Conference”

40 Years of Hip-Hop

KRS-One takes us on a journey through the history of Hip-Hop, letting us in on his interpretation of the art and the meaning behind it. This documentary however is more of a speech given by KRS-One edited together with clips from his Hip-Hop career. This speech was held throughout Hip-Hop appreciation week in...

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Overpopulated

We live in a world of relentless change, huge migrations of people to new mega-cities filling soaring skyscrapers and vast slums, ravenous appetites for fuel and food, unpredictable climate change and all this in a world where the population is still growing. Should we be worried? Should we be scared? How to make sense of it...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Orgasms

Join “Bonk” author Mary Roach as she delves into obscure scientific research, some of it centuries old, to make 10 surprising claims about sexual climax. Her discoveries range from the bizarre to the hilarious but are highly entertaining and educational at the same time. Scientists have been studying orgasms for years. Long before sex became an acceptable household topic, people have been trying to understand what triggers it. What we know is that an orgasm is a reflex of the Autonomic Nervous System. This part of the nervous system deals with processes that we don’t consciously...

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Sheryl Sandberg: Why We Have too Few Women Leaders

Sheryl Sandberg is Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for helping Mark Zucherberg make Facebook profitable. Yet, with women like Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer leading the way, there are still far too few women in positions of power. Why is this? Sandberg delivers a reflective TED talk on why we have too few women leaders. Mayer and Sandberg are seen as true trail blazers for women. Yet, there are far too few women in positions of power. In a punchy 14 minute talk, Sandberg gets to the heart of the matter. You’ll see why Zuckerberg courted Sandberg to...

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Exploring the Deep Frontier

It's been more than 50 years since the first and only human expedition to the deepest part of the sea. Dr. Sylvia Earle, world-renowned marine scientist, president of the Sea Alliance, and founder of Deep Ocean Exploration and Research (D.O.E.R. Marine), which pioneers technologies for scientific ocean research and exploration, discusses how the technology to take humans directly into the sea for research and exploration has evolved over the years and what the future holds for human exploration of inner space. Series: "UC Berkeley Graduate Council...

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Jiddu Krishnamurti On What Can We Do In This World

Talks and Q&A Meetings at Brockwood Park, 1982. Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 in Madanapalle, a small town in south India. He and his brother were adopted in their youth by Dr Annie Besant, then president of the Theosophical Society. Dr Besant and others proclaimed that Krishnamurti was to be a world teacher whose coming the Theosophists had predicted. To prepare the world for this coming, a world-wide organization called the Order of the Star in the East was formed and the young Krishnamurti was made its head. In 1929, however, Krishnamurti renounced the role that he was...

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Our Future in Space

This vigorous discussion on "Our Future In Space" featuring Phil Plait, Pamela Gay, Lawrence Krauss, Bill Nye, and Neil deGrasse Tyson was one of the most memorable moments at TAM 2011 Las Vegas. We invite you to enjoy the video of this great panel...

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The Bitter Truth About Sugar

Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin. Series: UCSF Mini Medical School for the Public [7/2009] [Health and Medicine] [Show ID:...

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Frank Abagnale

The movie "Catch Me If You Can" is based on the life of Frank Abagnale. Now you can hear Frank's version of Steven Spielbergs movie as he tells it here at this conference. You can read more about Frank Abagnale over on his wikipedia...

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