Health/Phys. Ed.

Your Warped Perception of Time | BrainCraft

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Time flies, or does it? In this episode, we explore our perception of time.

DIY Brain Enhancement or Frankenstein? | BrainCraft

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Would you experiment with your brain? We investigate the risks and effects of electrical stimulation of the brain.

Ebola Invades | Spillover - Zika, Ebola & Beyond: Part 2

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Learn about Ebola, a virus was first recognized in Zaire in 1976, transmitted by person-to-person contact and causing isolated outbreaks. An unexpected and large outbreak occurred in 2014 in West Africa, a region that had not experienced the disease before.

Is This The Most Beautiful Face in the World? | BrainCraft

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Can we define beauty? According to science, there is a formula for beauty, and it looks fairly average.

Gender Roles in Shakespeare

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This media gallery contains a series of videos from Shakespeare Uncovered that highlight commonly held beliefs regarding gender roles and identity in society. As you view the videos and complete the activities, examine the ways in which women and men are presented in the plays and think about what motivates their actions--is it their individualism or their gender?

What Is Insanity? Featuring AsapSCIENCE! | BrainCraft

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What is insanity, and what does it mean to be insane? We figure it out in this episode.

Sweaty T-shirts and Human Mate Choice

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Evolutionary psychology is a relatively new field. Scientists like Victor Johnston study the human brain and human behaviors -- why we do the things we do -- in the context of evolution. This video segment outlines the "sweaty T-shirt" experiment, which showed that the sense of smell may have more to do with mate choice than previously thought. Females sniffing the T-shirts recently worn by males favored the scent of those whose immune response genes were different from their own. Meredith Small and Geoffrey Miller are also interviewed. From Evolution: Why Sex?

Stonewall Uprising: An Uprising, Not a Riot

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Gay rights advocates remember the 1969 Stonewall riots, and reflect on how they felt pushed to extremes and violence to defend their rights. Video from American Experience: “Stonewall Uprising.”

Altered Lives: Stories From the Medina Tragedy | The Children

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Learn how the shootout in Medina, North Dakota, on February 13, 1983, affected the children of the families involved.

NOVA scienceNOW: Can We Slow Aging?

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This video segment adapted from NOVA scienceNOW examines how a gene called FOXO affects life span. Researcher Cynthia Kenyon at the University of California, San Francisco, increased the activity of a single FOXO gene in the microscopic worm C. elegans and doubled the worm's life span. FOXO regulates about 100 other genes that protect an organism's cells and tissues. Researchers Bradley Willcox and Timothy Donlon found that FOXO performs a similar role in humans. People who possess a single copy of the protective version of the gene are twice as likely to live to the age of 100, while those with two copies have triple the chance.

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