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197 Courses

  1. How Digital Technology Shapes Us Sale

    How Digital Technology Shapes Us

    Indre Viskontas
    Save up to $220.00 Starting at $59.95 $299.95 $59.95$299.95
    Many of us are concerned about the amount of technology in our lives these days and whether or not we are spending way too much time on screens. In How Digital Technology Shapes Us, Professor Indre Viskontas provides a scientific approach to judging the true pros and cons of our interaction with technology in the digital age. With this information, we can focus on the positives of digital media, empowering us to...
  2. Unlocking the Hidden History of DNA

    Unlocking the Hidden History of DNA

    Sam Kean
    4.9 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (21)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    Assuming the viewer has no background in science, these 12 half-hour lectures cover the fundamental properties of DNA, the techniques that have unraveled its mysteries, the exciting revelations that have come to light, and the stories of the all-too-human scientists involved. Witty and informative, the lectures are delivered by science writer and podcaster Sam Kean, author of the bestseller The Violinist’s Thumb.
  3. How Science Shapes Science Fiction

    How Science Shapes Science Fiction

    Charles L. Adler
    4.8 out of 5
    75% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (4)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    View scientific knowledge through the lens of fiction in and explore theories, concepts, and formulas that may seem daunting in more academic settings. How Science Shapes Science Fiction showcases the ways fiction has an amazing capacity to teach us about ourselves and the nature of the world we live in.
  4. Survival Mentality: The Psychology of Staying Alive

    Survival Mentality: The Psychology of Staying Alive

    Nancy Zarse
    4.8 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (19)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    When we hear about someone surviving a great challenge, we often hear that the person “rose to the occasion.” But in fact, psychologists find that in moments of terror, people revert to their lowest level of training and preparation. Knowing that, the trick is to bring up your “lowest level” by continually improving your training and preparation, practicing for survival now, and building the resilience that...
  5. The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics

    The Great Questions of Philosophy and Physics

    Steven Gimbel
    4.6 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    Dr. Steven Gimbel of Gettysburg College shows how physics and philosophy work together to reveal the true nature of the universe. Physics makes the discoveries and philosophy interprets the results. Those results have been very odd since the turn of the 20th century—with relativity, quantum theory, and Big Bang cosmology overthrowing our conventional picture of reality.
  6. Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way

    Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way

    David M. Meyer
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (23)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    Taught by Dr. David Meyer of Northwestern University, this course takes you on a tour of the Milky Way galaxy through spectacular images during the Hubble Space Telescope's third decade of operation. You view stars, star cluster, nebulae, and more, while learning such concepts as star birth, planet formation, black holes, and galactic evolution. The result is a tour that is as awe-inspiring as it is instructive,...
  7. A Field Guide to the Planets

    A Field Guide to the Planets

    Sabine Stanley
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (57)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Now that we’ve explored every major world in our solar system with cutting-edge science, it’s a perfect time to get to know the neighbors. Your instructor, Sabine Stanley, Ph.D., a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, guides you through this system on a thrilling ride of discovery, illustrated by the phenomenal images NASA has gathered through its telescopes, cameras, and laboratories...
  8. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works

    Kevin Ahern
    4.8 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (78)
    Starting at $349.95 Starting at $349.95 $429.95 $349.95$429.95
    Taught by Professor Kevin Ahern of Oregon State University, this course covers the essential topics of a first-semester college course in biochemistry and molecular biology, introducing amino acids, proteins, enzymes, genes, and dealing with the intricate workings of living cells. A background in high school-level chemistry is helpful.
  9. The Wonders of America's State Parks Sale

    The Wonders of America's State Parks

    Joe Yogerst
    3.6 out of 5
    54% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (37)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    In The Wonders of America’s State Parks, join best-selling travel writer Joe Yogerst for a virtual tour of over 100 state wilderness areas stretching from New England to the Alaskan frontier to the Hawaiian Islands. You’ll learn how these parks came into existence, what makes them a special part of America’s story, and how to get the most out of a visit—whether you want historical insights or panoramic views.
  10. Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications

    Introduction to C++: Programming Concepts and Applications

    John Keyser
    4.3 out of 5
    82% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (45)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor John Keyser of Texas A&M University, this course is a step-by-step guide to the popular computer programming language C++. Professor Keyser explains how to access C++ so you can program along with him as he covers the major coding styles offered by this versatile language, including object-oriented programming. In the last lecture, you create an AI game-playing program.
  11. Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

    Don Lincoln
    4.2 out of 5
    73% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (53)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    In Understanding the Misconceptions of Science, join Professor Don Lincoln, a Senior Scientist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, on a 24-lecture exploration of shocking truths about some of science’s most well-known—and often controversial—concepts, including the physics of flight, black holes, quantum mechanics, evolution, and even the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
  12. Understanding the Quantum World

    Understanding the Quantum World

    Erica W. Carlson
    4.3 out of 5
    79% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (105)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Quantum theory baffles even physicists, but it also gives them unprecedented insight into nature—and it can do the same for you, once you understand the fundamentals. Open your mind and broaden your scientific horizons with this 24-lecture course on the quantum world.
  13. The Skeptic's Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media

    The Skeptic's Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media

    Roy Benaroch
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (20)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    As consumers of medical news, how can we know whether the article we just read is based on solid science or worthless trash? Professor Roy Benaroch of Emory University School of Medicine provides just the direction we need in The Skeptic’s Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media. In 24 fascinating lectures that address the most important health issues of our day, Dr. Benaroch shares six questions that will help...
  14. What Darwin Didn't Know: The Modern Science of Evolution Sale

    What Darwin Didn't Know: The Modern Science of Evolution

    Scott Solomon
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $29.95 $299.95 $29.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Scott Solomon of Rice University, this course follows the revolution in biology and genetics sparked by Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection. In Darwin’s day, there were many gaps and uncertainties in his theory—most of which were conclusively solved by his successors. Throughout, Dr. Solomon contrasts what Darwin knew with our tremendous increase in knowledge today.
  15. Introduction to Astrophysics Sale

    Introduction to Astrophysics

    Joshua Winn
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Joshua Winn of Princeton University, this course takes you step by step through the major calculations of astrophysics, including Newton’s law of gravity, a black hole’s event horizon, the ignition temperature of a star, and many more. Knowledge of first-year college physics and math is assumed, but Dr. Winn—an award-winning teacher—makes the course rewarding for anyone curious about the...
  16. The Scientific Wonder of Birds

    The Scientific Wonder of Birds

    Bruce E. Fleury
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (93)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $229.95 $199.95$229.95
    Accompanied by exceptionally rich visuals, from vivid color images and diagrams to video clips of bird behavior, animations, and moving graphics, The Scientific Wonder of Birds unfolds as a thrilling and many-sided panorama of avian life. Ultimately, this course offers you remarkable insight into some of the most beautiful and extraordinary of living creatures.
  17. The Learning Brain Sale

    The Learning Brain

    Thad A. Polk
    4.6 out of 5
    87% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (47)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    How does the human brain make memories, learn a language, solve problems, and retain the state capitals? Identify and differentiate between several, major kinds of memories and what control we have over retaining and recalling them. Whether you or someone you know needs better study habits, struggles with learning a new skill, or just worries about memories fading with age, get the tools you need with The Learning...
  18. Nuclear Physics Explained Sale

    Nuclear Physics Explained

    Lawrence Weinstein
    4.2 out of 5
    68% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (61)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Lawrence Weinstein of Old Dominion University, this course explains the science, history, hazards, applications, and latest advances in nuclear physics. You learn the principles of radioactivity, how nuclear bombs and reactors work, the uses of radiation for cancer treatment and medical imaging, what makes some forms of radiation dangerous, plus you tour a linear accelerator.
  19. What Einstein Got Wrong

    What Einstein Got Wrong

    Dan Hooper
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (82)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Taught by physicist Dan Hooper of Fermilab and the University of Chicago, this course focuses on Einstein’s mistakes as a window into his theory-building technique. He was spectacularly effective with relativity and early quantum mechanics, but he also made some missteps by doubting some of the staple concepts of today’s physics, including black holes, the big bang, and the uncertainty principle.
  20. Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality Sale

    Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality

    Mark Leary
    4.5 out of 5
    80% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (52)
    Save up to $30.00 Starting at $234.95 $299.95 $234.95$299.95
    What makes you different from other people? And what makes you—sometimes—the same? Designed as a fascinating, accessible scientific inquiry, the 24 lectures of Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality, will have you thinking about your personality in a way that leaves you enriched and better informed about what makes you, you.