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  1. 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.
  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. 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...
  4. 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.
  5. 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
    (22)
    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,...
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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.
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. What Einstein Got Wrong

    What Einstein Got Wrong

    Dan Hooper
    4.8 out of 5
    92% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (81)
    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.
  14. Life in the World's Oceans Sale

    Life in the World's Oceans

    Sean K. Todd
    4.7 out of 5
    97% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (36)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$429.95
    The Great Courses teams with the Smithsonian to produce a vivid exploration of life in the world’s oceans with Professor Sean K. Todd of the College of the Atlantic. From the beginning of life on Earth to the state of our oceans today, you’ll learn about the latest research on marine-mammal intelligence and communication, bioluminescence, exploration of the ocean floor, the Smithsonian’s own cutting-edge...
  15. The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life

    Eddie O'Connor
    4.8 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (38)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    In The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life, clinical sport psychologist Eddie O’Connor, Ph.D., shares the best ways for you to reach your personal performance goals based on the latest scientific research—whether your performance environment is music, dance, business, or sport. These often surprising research results will make you rethink your own strategies, offering approaches you might...
  16. Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe Sale

    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Felix J. Lockman
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (107)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe takes you on a thrilling journey through astounding discoveries with Felix J. Lockman, Ph.D. You’ll learn that the dominant molecular structures in interstellar space are all based on carbon, just like Earth. It is likely that any extraterrestrial galactic life would be related to us at least on the molecular level. Will we find other organic lifeforms out there?...
  17. Do-It-Yourself Engineering

    Do-It-Yourself Engineering

    Stephen Ressler
    4.7 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (76)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor Stephen Ressler of West Point, this course conducts you through 17 thrilling engineering projects that you can build at home—from a suspension bridge across a small stream to a low-altitude sounding rocket. Dr. Ressler walks you through the entire process, from design to build to test, showing you how to think like an engineer in approaching any problem.
  18. The Science of Flight

    The Science of Flight

    James W. Gregory
    4.6 out of 5
    85% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (91)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Taught by Professor James Gregory of Ohio State University, with commentary by Smithsonian curators and examples from the National Air and Space Museum, this course is a treasure trove for all who wonder where lift comes from, how a pilot flies a plane, what air traffic controllers do, and many other things about flight, including how rockets and orbits work. Extensive graphics make the concepts clear.
  19. Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You Sale

    Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You

    Peter M. Vishton
    4.7 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (123)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$299.95
    Outsmart Yourself: Brain-Based Strategies to a Better You will give you insights into how your mind works and the tools you need to make lasting change. Taught by Professor Peter M. Vishton of William & Mary, these 24 practical lectures draw from a wealth of scientific evidence to take you inside your brain and show you why you behave the way you do—and what you can do to strengthen your creativity, improve your...
  20. Introduction to Paleontology

    Introduction to Paleontology

    Stuart Sutherland
    4.6 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (116)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$299.95
    Introduction to Paleontology is a thrilling journey through Earth’s history—from a lifeless planet to initial bursts of life, from extinctions to recovery, and ultimately to our world today. Relying considerably on the National Museum of Natural History’s curatorial expertise and extensive collections and taught by award-winning Professor Stuart Sutherland, this course reveals how paleontology helps us better...