• Center builds community of diverse scientists
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    Center builds community of diverse scientists

    When I was a kid I was planting a bean in a pot of soil and I was amazed that this little sprout came from that little bean. And I just fell in love with the environment and science. My name is Venezia Ramirez. I am a fourth-year undergrad studying environmental science with a concentration in Earth and environmental science. My name is Rob Ulrich. I’m a third-year Ph.D. student in geochemistry at UCLA. The Center for Diverse Leadership in Science is a center that focuses on promoting diversity within the sciences. Aradhna Tripati is the founder and director. Aradhna is always putting other people first. With CDLS, it’s very…

  • Making sense of science, faith and Genesis (Creation Magazine LIVE! 8-01)
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    Making sense of science, faith and Genesis (Creation Magazine LIVE! 8-01)

    Creation, evolution and the first book in the Bible: Genesis. How important are those things to today’s Christian? Is creation a secondary issue? Whether you believe creation or evolution, does that impact the Gospel at all? Those are the kinds of questions we’ll be exploring this week on Creation Magazine LIVE! Welcome to Creation Magazine LIVE! My name is Richard Fangrad, and I’m Matt Bondy. This week: making sense of science, faith and Genesis. We’ll dive into questions about whether different beliefs about origins have any impact on today’s Christian and what Jesus did to save sinners, we need to start by defining some terms to understand what the issue…

  • Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?
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    Are We Running Out Of Drinking Water?

    You’ve probably heard a lot about rising sea levels and flooding like never before. But the biggest water crisis brought on by climate change could be not having enough to drink. Thirty-three of the world’s biggest cities, with over 3 million people, already face extremely high water stress. That’s a total of 255 million people throughout the world. But by 2030, that number could almost double. 71% of the planet is covered in water, but only 2% of that is fresh. And only half of that is actually accessible. 1%. The rest is trapped in glaciers and ice sheets. After looking at how much water is actually available, and how…

  • Light Pollution Is One of the World’s Biggest Buzzkills…Here’s Why
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    Light Pollution Is One of the World’s Biggest Buzzkills…Here’s Why

    Have you ever come home from a long day to find your front door swarmed by flying insects? Or more accurately, your front door’s light? Turns out, that’s more than a minor inconvenience. Light pollution is contributing to worldwide insect decline and that’s actually a huge problem. Insects may seem pesky. They bite and sting us, flutter and scuttle into our houses, swarm around our faces and eat our crops. But actually, of all the insects in the world, only 1% of them are pests responsible for any real damage! And almost all insects play really important roles in our world. For instance, many are pollinators, so they keep ecosystems…

  • Meet Angus, he studies Wildlife Science
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    Meet Angus, he studies Wildlife Science

    Hi I’m Angus and I study wildlife science at the University of Queensland. So wildlife science is essentially a science degree that has a really strong focus on the native fauna of Australia and we look at things like conservation we look at things like ecology, research, mitigating between human and animal interactions so along those lines. As a wildlife scientist you can take the path of NGO work to work for organizations like the Queensland Trust for Nature, World Wildlife Fund along those lines, and I’ve also got a few friends who are looking at pathways such as a researcher, working in zoos even Park Rangers. So far the…

  • Career choice & Worldly happiness
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    Career choice & Worldly happiness

    CAREER CHOICE AND WORLDLY HAPPINESS Padanamaskaram Swamiji! I am Bharath from Amrita School of Engineering. My question is related to Pravrutti. Swamiji, I am going to finish MTech in two months and I have to find a Job. It has always been my desire to work in Aerospace Industry. By your grace I have confidence in myself that I will be able to become good engineer. But the problem is I don’t want to work for that industry anymore. Actually I have lost my desire to work as an engineer itself because nowadays engineering is mostly used for increasing the comforts for humans which leads to unsustainable world. I believe…

  • What does Net Zero emissions actually mean?
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    What does Net Zero emissions actually mean?

    It’s easy to get lost in the numbers when we talk about climate cha… *DISTANT* The limit of 2 degrees or 1.5 degrees was agreed at COP21 in 2015. CO2 is at over 410ppm and emissions need to fall by… But there’s one number that is very easy to get your head around. Zero. Net zero greenhouse gas emissions, to be precise. Net zero just means adding no greenhouse gases overall. We need to reach net zero if we want to stop global warming. And the more we want to limit it, the sooner we need to reach net zero. For our most ambitious targets, we need to reach it…

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    “Investigating Geochemical Processes of Fluid-rock Interactions” – a public oral defense

    As a geochemist, I often get this question “what is geochemistry?”. Geochemistry, essentially, is using chemistry to understand geological phenomena. And this talk will explore the fluid-rock interactions from a geochemical perspective. Understanding fluid-rock interaction is essential for subsurface energy applications such as fossil fuel development, nuclear waste disposal, CO2 sequestration, and geothermal energy extraction. All these activities involve geochemical processes. My PhD research includes two different approaches: computational and experimental. Here I would like to share two stories to highlight each. The first story is about using computational techniques to study the interactions between oil and shale. The second story is about the experiments targeting the interaction between aqueous…

  • The Natural Environment of Tudor London
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    The Natural Environment of Tudor London

    I could have chosen any number of individuals to act as a guide through the Tudor London. but we know that Sir Thomas was an intelligent man with an eye for curiosity and an understanding of the broad sweep of history too – and that’s a sound basis I think for a companionable walk. I’m not a historian, so I should own up to that. I’m an environmental scientist, so some of the history, I’ve had – I’ve had to get to grips with myself. Strictly speaking the medieval period ended and the Tudor period began on the 22nd of August 1485, when Henry Tudor defeated Richard the third at…