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February 2010

Catching Fire: How Cooking Made us Human

February 25, 2010
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/10763241 Eighth Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture - February 25, 2010, at the Linda Hall Library Did humans become human when they developed the ability to create and use tools or was it when they learned to flambé? Richard Wrangham, author of "Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human," explores the role of cooking in evolution. Dr. Wrangham is the Ruth Moore Professor of Biological Anthropology at Harvard University, Curator of Primate Behavioral Biology at the Peabody Museum, and…

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April 2011

Who Discovered The Periodic Table? The Anatomy of a Priority Dispute

April 13, 2011
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/22414954 April 13, 2011, in the Linda Hall Library Main Reading Room. Ninth Annual Paul D. Bartlett Sr. Lecture. Michael Gordin is a Professor of History of Science at Princeton University.

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February 2012

The Evolution of Economic Irrationality: Insights from Monkeys

February 23, 2012
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/37687509 10th Annual Paul D. Bartlett, Sr. Lecture Can the collapse of the world financial markets be explained in part by human evolutionary history? Are human economic decisions--rational & irrational--determined as much by nature as by intellect? Psychology professor Laurie R. Santos delves into questions about human economic behavior and decision-making through her behavioral studies of capuchin monkeys. Dr. Santos is an associate professor of psychology at Yale University and the director of Yale University's Comparative Cognition Laboratory.

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April 2013

The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World

April 16, 2013
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/64427691 11th Paul D. Bartlett, Sr., Lecture - April 16, 2013, in the Main Reading Room of the Linda Hall Library. Dr. Sean Carroll, Senior Research Associate, Department of Physics, California Institute of Technology. On July 4, 2012, scientists at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider announced an achievement on par with splitting the atom: the discovery of the Higgs boson, a particle that holds the key to understanding why mass exists. Join Caltech physicist and acclaimed writer Sean Carroll for a…

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