A talk about the beauty of molecules. How the discovery of new compounds can reveal the beauty involved in inventing new forms of chemistry. Dr. Clardy focuses on the chemical makeup of various bacteria
Dr. Fiske talks about the psychological effects of comparing social status. How does class consciousness divide American society?; Further reading: Fiske, S. Envy Up, Scorn Down : How Status Divides Us (Russell Sage: 2012)
Nobel prize winner Angus Deaton examines the economics of happiness and mobidity.; Further reading: Deaton, A. The Great Escape: Health, wealth, and the origins of inequality (Princeton University Press: 2013)
Kevin Anchukaitis talks about his work researching tree rings and how they reveal new observations of climate change.; Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. 161, No. 3 (September 2017) pp. 244-263.
SYMPOSIUM: Science, Art and Knowledge: Practicing Natural History from the Enlightenment to the 21st Century. Part I.; Where was natual history practiced in the 18th century? Dr. Rudwick explains how museums and the outdoors met during the Age of Enlightenment.
Naming something gives the namer dominion over that thing. Loren Graham discusses how the Moscow school of mathematics used the power of naming things to create a new kind of mathematics.; Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society. Vol. 157, No. 2 (June 2013), pp. 229-234
Dr. Cohen talks about what demographers expect until 2050 and what effect this will have on the climate. How do culture, economics, population, and environment interact to create climate change?; More by Dr. Cohen: https://www.jstor.org/stable/23056834?seq=1