2018 Ulam Lectures – Cris Moore – Limits of Computers in Science and Society Part 2

good evening everybody so everybody can hear me fine my name is David walpert I’m a professor up at the Santa Fe Institute and before anything else some thanks are in order it just disappeared first off I’d like to thank Thornburg investment management for underwriting these community lecture series this is always said at […]

Advanced Census Data Analysis in Excel

Welcome to the video tutorial on using Census data in Excel. I am Alexandra Barker, Data Dissemination Specialist with the Census Bureau. During this tutorial, you will learn about how to perform advanced analysis of Census data using Excel. The vast majority of time Excel as it is provides you with what you need to […]

A Visual History of Human Knowledge | Manuel Lima | TED Talks

Over the past 10 years, I’ve been researching the way people organize and visualize information. And I’ve noticed an interesting shift. For a long period of time, we believed in a natural ranking order in the world around us, also known as the great chain of being, or “Scala naturae” in Latin, a top-down structure […]

Surveys in society

Today we are inundated by surveys and public opinion polls, and not just during election season. Buy something over the internet, you’ll probably get an email with a link to a customer satisfaction survey. Take a class at a university, expect a teaching evaluation survey at the end of the semester. Two things are driving […]

Paul Krugman Teaches Economics and Society | Official Trailer | MasterClass

[MUSIC PLAYING] We live in strange times. The housing bubble burst– rise of China– and the rise of inequality. Health is a very big deal. Taxes are a front rank issue. Blue-collar jobs were lost. Two groups have been left behind. But it’s a complicated story. Instead of saying, ah, it’s a complicated world, I […]

How economic inequality harms societies | Richard Wilkinson

You all know the truth of what I’m going to say. I think the intuition that inequality is divisive and socially corrosive has been around since before the French Revolution. What’s changed is we now can look at the evidence, we can compare societies, more and less equal societies, and see what inequality does. I’m […]

The at-home DNA test craze is putting us all at risk

– I’ve always wanted to take one of these at home DNA tests ’cause I wanna learn more about my family’s background and they’re super cheap so I figured why not? – And I have no interest in these tests. I think it’s really creepy for some company to have my private DNA. Either way […]

Our Current Knowledge Society | Rumi Chunara | TEDxSugarLand

Translator: Imamali Dadashzada Reviewer: Denise RQ In 2013, riding the wave of Google Flu Trends, our research group found that Google search queries from Thailand could actually be predictive of the number of cases of malaria in Thailand. But what would happen when we looked a little bit closer is we found that some of […]

Finding Family with DNA Data | Data & Me

I have never had my DNA tested. Not to my knowledge. I don’t think I have had my DNA tested. DNA test? No but I want to do it. I’d rather not know about genetic conditions that I’m predisposed to. No I haven’t had my DNA tested I’m an Aussie. We don’t need to do […]

Can Your DNA Really Reveal Your Hidden Ancestry? #IsThisReal