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  1. Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way Sale

    Experiencing Hubble: Exploring the Milky Way

    David M. Meyer
    5 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (3)
    Save up to $185.00 Starting at $29.95 $229.95 $29.95$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,...
  2. A Field Guide to the Planets

    A Field Guide to the Planets

    Sabine Stanley
    4.9 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (28)
    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...
  3. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works Sale

    Biochemistry and Molecular Biology: How Life Works

    Kevin Ahern
    5 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (41)
    Save up to $330.00 Starting at $69.95 $429.95 $69.95$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.
  4. The Skeptic's Guide to Health, Medicine, and the Media Sale

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

    Roy Benaroch
    4.8 out of 5
    94% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (17)
    Save up to $230.00 Starting at $49.95 $299.95 $49.95$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...
  5. 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
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    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.
  6. Introduction to Astrophysics Sale

    Introduction to Astrophysics

    Joshua Winn
    4.8 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    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...
  7. The Scientific Wonder of Birds

    The Scientific Wonder of Birds

    Bruce E. Fleury
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (72)
    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.
  8. The Learning Brain

    The Learning Brain

    Thad A. Polk
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (43)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$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...
  9. What Einstein Got Wrong Sale

    What Einstein Got Wrong

    Dan Hooper
    4.8 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (74)
    Save up to $195.00 Starting at $14.95 $229.95 $14.95$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.
  10. Life in the World's Oceans Sale

    Life in the World's Oceans

    Sean K. Todd
    4.7 out of 5
    96% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (32)
    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...
  11. The Psychology of Performance: How to Be Your Best in Life Sale

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

    Eddie O'Connor
    4.8 out of 5
    91% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (34)
    Save up to $240.00 Starting at $39.95 $299.95 $39.95$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...
  12. Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Radio Astronomy: Observing the Invisible Universe

    Felix J. Lockman
    4.9 out of 5
    95% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (101)
    Starting at $249.95 Starting at $249.95 $299.95 $249.95$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?...
  13. Do-It-Yourself Engineering

    Do-It-Yourself Engineering

    Stephen Ressler
    4.7 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (69)
    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.
  14. The Science of Flight

    The Science of Flight

    James W. Gregory
    4.6 out of 5
    86% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (86)
    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.
  15. 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
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (100)
    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...
  16. Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works

    Chemistry and Our Universe: How It All Works

    Ron B. Davis Jr.
    4.6 out of 5
    88% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (77)
    Starting at $499.95 Starting at $499.95 $724.95 $499.95$724.95
    Chemistry is the study of matter and energy at the scale of atoms and molecules. Covering a year’s worth of introductory general chemistry at the college level, plus intriguing topics that are rarely discussed in the classroom, this visually engaging and comprehensive course requires nothing more advanced than high-school math and is suitable for any science background.
  17. How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making Sale

    How You Decide: The Science of Human Decision Making

    Ryan Hamilton
    4.6 out of 5
    84% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (19)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Scientists have spent centuries trying to discern how humans make choices. This course looks at the cutting-edge research revealed via the scientific method to understand and explain the human decision making process. You’ll better understand the choices you face every day, the tools you can use to make the best decisions for your personal goals, and how to most effectively influence the decisions of others.
  18. The Aging Brain

    The Aging Brain

    Thad A. Polk
    4.7 out of 5
    90% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (189)
    Starting at $149.95 Starting at $149.95 $229.95 $149.95$229.95
    Delve into the latest neuroscientific research with 12 fascinating lectures that give you a deep understanding of what happens to the brain over time. Cutting-edge science comes to life as you go down to the cellular level of the brain to discover why certain brain functions decline—and which functions stay stable or even improve—and learn what you can do to prolong your health and keep your mind sharp.
  19. Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds Sale

    Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds

    Roy Benaroch
    5 out of 5
    100% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (18)
    Save up to $250.00 Starting at $24.95 $299.95 $24.95$299.95
    Put on the doctor’s white coat and step into the exciting world of pediatrics in Medical School for Everyone: Pediatrics Grand Rounds. Kids, for all their youth and vigor, aren’t indestructible, and little patients can often have big ailments. Uncover clues to solve medical mysteries in infants, toddlers, and teens alongside an expert pediatrician as you learn how doctors treat young patients.
  20. The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You

    The Surveillance State: Big Data, Freedom, and You

    Paul Rosenzweig
    4.7 out of 5
    93% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (31)
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $299.95 $199.95$299.95
    The technological advances of the 21st century have brought both benefits and new questions about privacy and civil liberties. Around the globe, governments and corporations are capturing and analyzing vast quantities of information. Uncover how they gather and use the data, and explore the tension between security and freedom. Get the facts to make your own reasonable choices—and step toward an empowered future.