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Dickson Despommier on How to Join the Third Green Revolution

Dickson Despommier:
Venture capitalist? Magic words. Operators are standing by. Here’s how
to get involved. If you think this is a good idea, I would love to hear
from you, and I can hear from you by simply having you go online to
verticalfarm.com or just “vertical farm”, Google and you can find
because we’re listed number one, and then there’s a “Contact Us.” And
then just tell us what you think. Venture capital has already appeared.
I must tell you that there’s a line, and it’s not a short line. It’s
maybe 20 people deep, and this is a good sign by the way. This is a
very good sign. I realize that I do not reflect that in the way I
present myself, but nonetheless, we are very conservative at that
level. The money is there and we are in the negotiation stages right
now for at least four projects one of which is in the city of Chicago.
Another is in the city of Las Vegas. Another is in the city of Incheon,
Korea, and another is in the city of Abu Dhabi in the Arab Emirates of
Abu Dhabi. This Cheshire-like cat smile on my face belies the fact that
I was anticipating your question with glee, because I can finally tell
you that somebody out there really loves us to the point of saying if
we don’t try this, we’re going to have egg on our face.

Recorded on: 6/10/08

Search for the website on Google, says Dickson Despommier, and sign up.

The “new normal” paradox: What COVID-19 has revealed about higher education

Higher education faces challenges that are unlike any other industry. What path will ASU, and universities like ASU, take in a post-COVID world?

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Sponsored by Charles Koch Foundation
  • Everywhere you turn, the idea that coronavirus has brought on a "new normal" is present and true. But for higher education, COVID-19 exposes a long list of pernicious old problems more than it presents new problems.
  • It was widely known, yet ignored, that digital instruction must be embraced. When combined with traditional, in-person teaching, it can enhance student learning outcomes at scale.
  • COVID-19 has forced institutions to understand that far too many higher education outcomes are determined by a student's family income, and in the context of COVID-19 this means that lower-income students, first-generation students and students of color will be disproportionately afflicted.
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How Hemingway felt about fatherhood

Parenting could be a distraction from what mattered most to him: his writing.

Ernest Hemingway Holding His Son 1927 (Wikimedia Commons)
Culture & Religion

Ernest Hemingway was affectionately called “Papa," but what kind of dad was he?

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The biology of aliens: How much do we know?

Hollywood has created an idea of aliens that doesn't match the science.

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  • Ask someone what they think aliens look like and you'll probably get a description heavily informed by films and pop culture. The existence of life beyond our planet has yet to be confirmed, but there are clues as to the biology of extraterrestrials in science.
  • "Don't give them claws," says biologist E.O. Wilson. "Claws are for carnivores and you've got to be an omnivore to be an E.T. There just isn't enough energy available in the next trophic level down to maintain big populations and stable populations that can evolve civilization."
  • In this compilation, Wilson, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, Bill Nye, and evolutionary biologist Jonathan B. Losos explain why aliens don't look like us and why Hollywood depictions are mostly inaccurate.
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Masturbation boosts your immune system, helping you fight off infection and illness

Can an orgasm a day really keep the doctor away?

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  • Achieving orgasm through masturbation provides a rush of feel-good hormones (such as dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin) and can re-balance our levels of cortisol (a stress-inducing hormone). This helps our immune system function at a higher level.
  • The surge in "feel-good" hormones also promotes a more relaxed and calm state of being, making it easier to achieve restful sleep, which is a critical part in maintaining a high-functioning immune system.
  • Just as bad habits can slow your immune system, positive habits (such as a healthy sleep schedule and active sex life) can help boost your immune system which can prevent you from becoming sick.
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Live on Tuesday | Personal finance in the COVID-19 era

Sallie Krawcheck and Bob Kulhan will be talking money, jobs, and how the pandemic will disproportionally affect women's finances.

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