Hinduism in brief

Hinduism in brief

What has come to be called the Hindu tradition is a rich fabric of civilization, interweaving numerous threads and hues of religious life. The intricate blend of Aryan, Dravidian, and various tribal cultures has resulted in a rich variety of religious practices, a diverse region …

Mitochondria: the cell’s powerhouse

Mitochondria: the cell’s powerhouse

RL: Mitochondria are organelles found in eukaryotic cells that play an important role in the production of ATP, the universal energy currency used in all cells. Most mitochondrial proteins are transported from the cytosol into mitochondria through specialized protein translocator complexes. Interactions between these complexes …

Justice | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video

Justice | HarvardX on edX | Course About Video

[MUSIC PLAYING] What’s the right thing to do? That’s a question I’ve asked thousands of students at Harvard University in my class Justice. Would it be just to torture the suspect to get the information? Do you think that a person with a bad parent …

Lifeboat ethics: Would you sacrifice one life to save many?

Lifeboat ethics: Would you sacrifice one life to save many?

[MUSIC] In the summer of 1884, four English sailors were stranded at sea in a lifeboat in the south Atlantic, over 1,000 miles from land. Dudley was the captain, Stephens, the first mate, and Brooks, a sailor. The fourth member of the crew was the …

edX: The Future of Online Education

edX: The Future of Online Education

L RAFAEL REIF: These very early stages where something’s so novel, so new, so different, is for many faculty and students at MIT very exciting, at the same time and scary. It is something. It’s different. It is potentially disruptive. MICHAEL D SMITH: Harvard and …

Electron transport chain

Electron transport chain

RL: All eukaryotic cells, from yeast to those that make up the human body, contain membrane-bound organelles with specialized functions. Mitochondria are double-membraned organelles that harness most of the energy that cells need to grow and reproduce. Nearly all of this energy comes from reactions …

Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science | Harvard X on edX | About Video

Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science | Harvard X on edX | About Video

[MUSIC PLAYING] MICHAEL BRENNER: Cooking is such an amazing way to learn about science. Many of us cook every day. But when you start to think about why the recipes work, why is that, when you knead bread, it has this remarkable texture, or why …

Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science | HarvardX on edX | About Video

Science & Cooking: From Haute Cuisine to Soft Matter Science | HarvardX on edX | About Video

MICHAEL BRENNER: In science, we attempt to better understand the world in which we live. Hi, I’m Michael Brenner. I’m an applied mathematician at Harvard, and I’d like to welcome you to Harvard’s class on Science and Cooking. DAVID WEITZ: Hi, I’m not Michael Brenner. …

Medieval scrolls at Harvard

Medieval scrolls at Harvard

[No sound] [MUSIC PLAYING] [MUSIC PLAYING] [MUSIC – A MEDIEVAL CHANT] THOMAS FORREST KELLY: Welcome to the Houghton Library at Harvard University. I’m standing in the entrance hall. And behind me is the door to the Reading Room where, with proper introductions, you can come …