Logo for The Great Courses In The News
In The News

Migrant Whales, Poisoned Bees, and More—In The News 10/1/18

October 5, 2018

London has a new tourist! A beluga whale has wandered way off course into the Thames River. Normally found in the arctic and subarctic waters, whale experts are concerned about the warm waters and the heavy boat traffic. Learn fascinating facts about the beluga and get an overview of the mammalian wildlife that inhabits or migrates to polar waters. Learn more in this week’s edition of “In The News.” […]

Logo for The Great Courses In The News
In The News

Taking Risks, Discovering Sunken Ships and More—In The News 9/24/18

September 28, 2018

The decades-long search for Captain Cook’s ship Endeavour has been narrowed down to one or two archaeological sites, in an area just off the Goat Island shore in Rhode Island, 10,500 miles from the country with which it is most famously associated. Get to know Captain James Cook, an explorer who in many ways epitomized the age of scientific discovery and—by filling in blank spots and correcting faulty maps—significantly advanced the representation of our world […]

Logo for The Great Courses In The News
In The News

Presidential Investigations, Neanderthal DNA, and Hurricane Season—In the News 8/27/18

September 5, 2018

With the recent turn of events regarding Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, a number of comparisons have been made between the events and actions surrounding Watergate and the current investigation of President Trump. Only time will tell if current events consist of mass political conspiracies or if this is history repeating itself. In the meantime, refresh your memory about the details of Watergate to form your own informed opinion on the matter. […]

A young boy and girl watch media on a tablet
Health And Fitness

Kids and Media Use: How Much is Too Much?

October 24, 2017

Excessive media use in early childhood is also associated with cognitive, language, and social delays. Some of these associations depend on exactly what’s being watched—switching from violent to pro-social content has been shown to improve preschool behavior, especially in boys. There’s also concern that excessive media use by parents can interfere with other family activities, and may model and reinforce media excess in their children. […]

Professor's Perspective

Bird Flu Update

May 17, 2017

The Bird Flu. It’s been out of the news for a while but is making a resurgence. Dr. Barry Fox discusses the risks and potential pandemic. […]

Game and probability theory concept
Applied Math

Our Random World—Probability Defined

April 17, 2017

While it’s nice to think that our challenge in life is to get rid of uncertainty and be in complete control of everything, that is not going to happen. One of life’s real challenges is to deal with the uncertain and the unknown in some sort of an effective way; and that is the realm of probability. […]

1 7 8 9 10