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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.)
Hits: 6282
Category: M.I.T.
2. Lecture 01: Organization of the Body
2. 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: 6130
Category: Berkeley
3. Lecture 5: Evolution
3. 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: 6121
Category: Stanford University
4. Lecture 1: Introduction To Philosophy of Film
4. 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: 6110
Category: M.I.T.
5. Lecture 3: Einstein's Field Equations
5. 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: 6107
Category: M.I.T.
6. Lecture 2: Realism & Formalism
6. 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.)
Hits: 6031
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: 6019
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: 5862
Category: Berkeley
9. Lecture 1: Introduction To Particle Physics
9. 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.)
Hits: 5681
Category: Stanford University
10. Lecture 5: The Universe and Three Examples
10. 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: 5658
Category: M.I.T.

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1. Lecture 6: Diary Equation & Higgs Particles
1. 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: 2.86
Category: Stanford University
2. Lecture 9: Equations of Quantum Field Theory
2. 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: 2.84
Category: Stanford University
3. Lecture 02: Skeletal System I
3. Lecture 02: Skeletal System I

(This lecture provides an overview of the Human skeletal system, addressing such things as connective tissues, identifying regions of the body, histology, and how to spot the characteristics of bones.)
Rating: 2.83
Category: Berkeley
4. Lecture 03: Skeletal System II
4. Lecture 03: Skeletal System II

(This Berkeley lecture starts with an overview of cells involved in the skeletal system, from the overall structure of various cells to their shape, function, and identification. Then goes into the structure of the skull.)
Rating: 2.83
Category: Berkeley
5. Lecture 11: Life Beyond Its Planet of Origin
5. Lecture 11: Life Beyond Its Planet of Origin

(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.)
Rating: 2.83
Category: Stanford University
6. Lecture 10: Muscular System II
6. 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: 2.83
Category: Berkeley
7. Lecture 27: Sensory and Motor Pathways
7. Lecture 27: Sensory and Motor Pathways

(This lecture begins with a discussion of the optical nerves and other vision related functions of the nervous system. It then moves into the sensory systems responsible for pain and temperature detection and transmission.)
Rating: 2.83
Category: Berkeley
8. Lecture 14: A Human Place in Outer Space
8. Lecture 14: A Human Place in Outer Space

(Dr. Yvonne Clearwater, Past Principle Investigator for NASA Habitability Research Program, explains the complexity of creating a habitable space station that both promotes research productivity and maintains astronaut health and morale. )
Rating: 2.83
Category: Stanford University
9. Lecture 9: The Search for Life on Mars
9. Lecture 9: The Search for Life on Mars

(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.)
Rating: 2.83
Category: Stanford University
10. Lecture 10: Darwin's Birthday
10. 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: 2.82
Category: Stanford University