Steven Pinker – On Psychology and Human Nature


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Season 2
Economic Growth & Complexity by Kartik Akilesawaran and Nicolas Grosman

Economic Growth & Complexity by Kartik Akilesawaran and Nicolas Grosman

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Artificial Neural Networks by Joan Fargus

Artificial Neural Networks by Joan Fargus

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Evolution of Information Discovery by Victor Lee

Evolution of Information Discovery by Victor Lee

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Network of Foreign Assistance by Ted Perkins

Network of Foreign Assistance by Ted Perkins

The Network of Foreign Assistance from Ted Perkins on Vimeo. Tweet

Cambridge Nights Season 2 Summary

Cambridge Nights Season 2 Summary

Cambridge Nights is a Science Late Night show made at the MIT Media Lab. Season 2 will bring us 10 guests and 37 videos, in which different aspects of life and science will be discussed. Tweet

Alessandro Vespignani – Networks & Epidemic Spreading

Alessandro Vespignani – Networks & Epidemic Spreading

Alessandro Vespignani talks with us about networks and epidemic spreading. Tweet

Marta Gonzalez – Understanding Human Mobility

Marta Gonzalez – Understanding Human Mobility

Marta Gonzalez talks with us about how big data can be used to understand human mobility and the diffusion of online technologies. Tweet

Ted Kaptchuk – On Life

Ted Kaptchuk – On Life

Ted Kaptchuk talks to us about his life. 1. How did you go from Brooklyn NY to studying placebos at Harvard Medical School? Tweet

Ted Kaptchuk – On the Power of Placebos

Ted Kaptchuk – On the Power of Placebos

1. How strong is the placebo effect? 2. Are placebo effects used outside of medicine? 3. How are placebo studies perceived by people working in other aspects of medicine? 4. What is the future of placebo studies? Tweet

Ted Kaptchuk – On The Placebo Effect

Ted Kaptchuk – On The Placebo Effect

Ted Kaptchuk talks to us about the placebo effect. 1. What are placebo studies? 2. Is the placebo effect a social phenomena? 3. Could we use the placebo effect to design better healthcare facilities? 4. Can placebo cure patients, or…


Season 1
Lant Pritchett

Lant Pritchett

Lant Pritchett talks to us about education, migration and development. Lant Pritchett is a Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Harvard Kennedy School. Tweet

Juan Pérez Mercader

Juan Pérez Mercader

Juan Pérez Mercader talks to us about the origins of life and astrobiology. Juan Pérez Mercader directs the Synthetic Life project at Harvard’s Origin of Life Inititative. Tweet

Marshall Van Alstyne

Marshall Van Alstyne

Marshall Van Alstyne talks to us about Information Markets and how they are beginning to change the way organizations and institutions work. Marshall Van Alstyne is a professor at Boston University’s Department of Management and Information Science. Tweet

Luis Bettencourt

Luis Bettencourt

Luis Bettencourt talks to us about the science of cities and on scientific productivity. Luis is a Researcher 4 from LANL and Professor at the SFI. Tweet

Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann

Ricardo Hausmann talks to us about his views on what differentiates nations at different levels of development and on economic “black matter”. Ricardo Hausmann is the director of Harvard’s Center for International Development and Professor of the Practice of Economic…

Marc Vidal

Marc Vidal

Marc Vidal talks to us about systems biology and how we can understand the molecular biology or organisms in an integrative way. Marc Vidal is professor of Genetics at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Dana Farber’s Center for…

Geoffrey West

Geoffrey West

Geoffrey West talks to us about the fractal nature of the metabolism and the scaling laws of life. Geoffrey West is a distinguished professor and former President of the Santa Fe Institute and a fellow of the American Physical Society….

Albert-László Barabási

Albert-László Barabási

Albert-László Barabási discusses the science of networks, from its fundamental aspects, to its implications in biology.Barabási is distinguished professor of physics and the director of Northeastern University’s Center for Complex Networks Research. Tweet