ToK issues and ideas of academic honesty abound in the series.
What is life and where does it come from?
How do we know that living things are made of cells?
What motivated (and still motivates) the great discoveries?
How and why did Virchow plagiarise Remak’s work on cell division?
What are the ethics of new and future developments in cell biology?
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Science + music + YouTube = awesome.
Here are some comedy highlights:
More musical mayhem after the jump…
On the heels of the NewScientist YouTube channel we have the offering from Nature. Where NewScientist provides a news-style clip of current Science headlines, Nature’s YouTube channel takes the approach of a video background to articles published in their journal. So far they have ten videos, though they provide useful background to articles such as the Antikythera mechanism, whale evolution and this one on sequencing the platypus genome:
It’s an encouraging trend to see these journals reach out into internet video publishing – cheap, easy and a great starting place for students getting involved in science. Let’s hope Nature can keep their channel going longer than ScientificAmerican, who started strongly but seem to have given up.
Another great channel (though not on YouTube) is the Journal of Visualised Experiments – actually publishing scientific research papers as videos. A good idea, and some really effective videos – especially for letting us see what is going on in the experiment or operation. Unfortunately, their videos can’t be embedded, so get yourself on over there and have a look.