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Below is a list of the latest lectures, but to find whole courses please select a school from the menu on the right.
Lecture 11: Life Beyond Its Planet of Origin
Posted in Stanford University
Rocco Mancinelli, Bay Area Environmental Research Institute, discusses how recent research has is expanding our understanding of how organisms can survive and evolve outside of planet Earth.
Lecture 10: Darwin's Birthday
Posted in Stanford University
Professor Lynn Rothschild and Stephen Palumbi, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station, discuss Charles Darwin's career, from his childhood to the end of his life. Naturally, the theory of evolution is also addressed.
Lecture 9: The Search for Life on Mars
Posted in Stanford University
Dr. Janice Bishop (of the Carl Sagan Center at the SETI Institute and the NASA Ames Research Center) discusses the mineralogy and geology of Mars and the active search for life on the red planet.
Lecture 8: Catastrophic Impacts in Earth's History
Posted in Stanford University
There are few events with a greater consequence than an asteroid impact. David Morrison, NASA Lunar Science Institute, discusses the discovery of the impact that caused the last mass extinction and explains NASA's research on the danger of future events.
Lecture 7: How Predictable Is Evolution?
Posted in Stanford University
This lecture discusses the predictability of evolution in regards to the world today. By reviewing the history of biological adaptation on Earth we gain much insight into topics like convergent evolution.
Lecture 6: Life in Extreme Environments
Posted in Stanford University
Professor Lynn Rothschild discusses the life and evolution of extremophiles and their relevance to the initial evolution of life and the possibilities of biospheres on even extreme worlds.

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1. Lecture 6: Cosmic Structure Formation, From Inflation to Galaxies
1. Lecture 6: Cosmic Structure Formation, From Inflation to Galaxies

(This lecture provides an indepth examination of the formation of the universe. It is quite extensive in its coverage of the expansion of the cosmos and the illusive dark matter and dark energy.)
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Category: M.I.T.
2. Lecture 1: Introduction To Philosophy of Film
2. Lecture 1: Introduction To Philosophy of Film

(In this first session Prof. Irving Singer goes over the syllabus and course requirements, before skimming over the basics of philosophy and film, Jean Cocteau, film as a cultural communication device, and recommended readings.)
Hits: 6795
Category: M.I.T.
3. Lecture 01: Organization of the Body
3. Lecture 01: Organization of the Body

(Professor Diamond begins this biology lecture with a piece on the human brain (using a preserved specimen), then launches into a discussion into the basics of the muscular system. Includes - functional types, muscle origins and insertions.)
Hits: 6678
Category: Berkeley
4. Lecture 2: Realism & Formalism
4. Lecture 2: Realism & Formalism

(This lecture shows the importance and relevance of studying film. It presents mathematics as a form of abstract art, breaks down the style and method of realism and formalism, outlines the differences and similarities between film and photography.)
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Category: M.I.T.
5. Lecture 5: Evolution
5. Lecture 5: Evolution

(Professor Lynn Rothschild discusses evolution in the context of space and time, focusing on the emergence of life in the context of planetary formation on Earth and possibly elsewhere, and the evolution of intelligence in here and beyond.)
Hits: 6583
Category: Stanford University
6. Lecture 3: Einstein's Field Equations
6. Lecture 3: Einstein's Field Equations

(In this lecture Edmund Bertschinger tackles Einstein's Field Equations, revealing the history of our understanding of curved spacetime and the mathematical and physical implications of this discovery.)
Hits: 6573
Category: M.I.T.
7. Lecture 1: Introduction to Black Holes and Astrophysics
7. Lecture 1: Introduction to Black Holes and Astrophysics

(This introductory lecture provides an overview of the course and introduces students to the general principals behind the structure of the universe and spacetime.)
Hits: 6537
Category: M.I.T.
8. Lecture 30: The Human Eye
8. Lecture 30: The Human Eye

(This segment begins with the histology of the cerebral cortex before moving onto the eye. This class shows the development of the eye, the structure of the retina, and an overview of accessory systems.)
Hits: 6299
Category: Berkeley
9. Lecture 5: The Universe and Three Examples
9. Lecture 5: The Universe and Three Examples

(Alan Guth discusses the overall history and structure of the Universe, covering topics from big bang scenarios to the background radiation of the cosmos.)
Hits: 6162
Category: M.I.T.
10. Lecture 1: Introduction To Particle Physics
10. Lecture 1: Introduction To Particle Physics

(Leonard Susskind gives the introductory lecture of a course that will explore the newest revolutions in particle physics. This class explores the properties of light, particles and the quantum field theory.)
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Category: Stanford University

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1. Lecture 4: What is Life?
1. Lecture 4: What is Life?

(Lynn Rothschild, Research Scientist at NASA's Astrobiology Institute Ames Research Center, discusses the need for an operational definition of what it means to be alive and attempts to hammer out a definition of her own.)
Rating: 2.82
Category: Stanford University
2. Lecture 2: Quantum Field Theory
2. Lecture 2: Quantum Field Theory

(In this lecture Susskind discusses the quantum field theory (QFT), a theoretical framework for constructing quantum mechanical models of systems classically parametrized (represented) by an infinite number of fields.)
Rating: 2.81
Category: Stanford University
3. Lecture 6: Diary Equation & Higgs Particles
3. Lecture 6: Diary Equation & Higgs Particles

(Leonard Susskind continues elaborating the subject of quantum field theory, including, the diary equation and the hypothetical Higgs Bosons - the particle responsible for mass.)
Rating: 2.81
Category: Stanford University
4. Lecture 9: Equations of Quantum Field Theory
4. Lecture 9: Equations of Quantum Field Theory

(In this lecture Leonard Susskind tackles the motion of fields containing particles and quantum field theory. He also shows how basic processes are coded by a Lagrangian.)
Rating: 2.81
Category: Stanford University
5. Lecture 10: Muscular System II
5. Lecture 10: Muscular System II

(Professor Diamond begins this lesson with the muscular structure of the abdomen, including the rectus abdominis and external oblique muscle. She ends the lecture with the muscles of the hip, including the gluteal muscle.)
Rating: 2.81
Category: Berkeley
6. Lecture 10: Darwin's Birthday
6. Lecture 10: Darwin's Birthday

(Professor Lynn Rothschild and Stephen Palumbi, Director of the Hopkins Marine Station, discuss Charles Darwin's career, from his childhood to the end of his life. Naturally, the theory of evolution is also addressed.)
Rating: 2.81
Category: Stanford University
7. Lecture 4: From Orson Welles To The Dead
7. Lecture 4: From Orson Welles To The Dead

(This, final, lecture of the Philosophy of Film class overviews the works of Orson Welles, particularly The Magnificent Ambersons. It also looks at the 1980s flick The Dead.)
Rating: 2.81
Category: M.I.T.
8. Lecture 3: Beauty & The Beast To William James
8. Lecture 3: Beauty & The Beast To William James

(This third lecture of Philosophy of Film breaks down the many layers (production and story wise) of Beauty and the Beast and Citizen Kane. It also discusses William James, a distinguished psychologist and philosopher.)
Rating: 2.81
Category: M.I.T.
9. Lecture 12: Hematology I
9. Lecture 12: Hematology I

(Hematology is the branch of medicine that deals with blood, the blood-forming organs, and blood diseases. This discusses topics including plasma, multiple sclerosis, and erythropoiesis (the process by which red blood cells are formed).)
Rating: 2.8
Category: Berkeley
10. Lecture 24: Development Of The Nervous System
10. Lecture 24: Development Of The Nervous System

(This lecture goes over the classification of neurons and the terminology of neuron clusters before shifting into the development of the nervous system. It then discusses the development and divisions of neural tubes. )
Rating: 2.8
Category: Berkeley