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  • Welcome to Fig. 1!

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    Fig. 1 explores new ideas and research out of the University of California — ranging from science, technology, art and humanities. Get inside the mind of a researcher.

    New episodes every Tuesday!

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    • The Dr. Seuss Stories You've Never Heard - Duration: 115 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 5,935 views
      UC San Diego's Special Collections holds over 8500 works done by Dr. Seuss. Lynda Claassen walks us through some of the interesting unpublished works of this collection.

      FEATURING: Lynda Claasse...
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    • How Do Our Bodies Fight Off Dangerous Chemicals? - Duration: 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 5,563 views
      UC San Diego's Amro Hamdoun explains how you can think of cells like night clubs. With every substance that a cell encounters it has to decide which to eliminate and which to let in. Since humans h...
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    • The Life Of A Star Explained In 1 Minute - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 10,003 views
      The iron in our blood, the silicon in your computer, the oxygen that we breath - all of those elements were synthesized inside a star. UC Santa Cruz astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz walks us thro...
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    • Is The Secret To A Happy Marriage In Your DNA? - Duration: 4 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 63,494 views
      Are some people genetically predisposed to stay happily married? Researchers at UC Berkeley have found a major clue in our DNA.

      Robert Levenson and his team have found a link between relationship ...
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    • How Much Sugar Are You Really Eating? - Duration: 92 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 13,919 views
      In the near future, the Nutrition Facts label on the back of packaged foods will have a new look and more information. UC Davis' Dr. Kimber Stanhope explains how this will reveal the amount of suga...
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    • Why Science Needs Art - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 5,983 views
      UCSC's Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz gives us a glimpse of how he visualizes his research. Since much of what he studies is abstract calculations and theories, he shows us how important it is to have visuals...
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    • Why Carrots Taste Sweeter In Winter - Duration: 63 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 18,998 views
      UCLA's Liz Roth-Johnson explains why carrots have more sugar when it's cold outside.

      Because plants are immobile, they must develop defense techniques against predators and the severe cold in wint...
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    • How Power Makes People Selfish - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 95,164 views
      “Power tends to corrupt; absolute power corrupts absolutely,” said the British historian Lord Acton. Unfortunately, this is not entirely a myth.

      A great deal of research—especially from social psy...
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    • Where Does Gold Come From? - Duration: 2 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      • 20,064 views
      The iron in our blood or the oxygen that we breathe all formed during chemical reactions inside of a star, but when it comes to heavier elements such as gold, a different process might be at play. ...
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    • Is Sugar in Fruit Different Than Sugar in Soda? - Duration: 86 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 24,044 views
      How does the sugar in fruit compare to the sugar in processed foods like soda or cookies?

      Everyone loves a sweet treat, but on average, Americans eat nearly 66 pounds of added sugar per person per...
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    • How Dr. Seuss Created Green Eggs & Ham - Duration: 85 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 35,516 views
      Dr. Seuss was well known for his childrens books, but how did he go about putting them together and where did his ideas come from? UC San Diego's Lynda Claassen walks us through his process of note...
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    • Make The Best Pie Ever Using Science - Duration: 2 minutes, 49 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      • 22,226 views
      You may have Grandma’s recipe for the perfect crust, but do you really know what goes on at a molecular level? UCLA biophysicist Amy Rowat shares some of the scientific aspects of apple pie and exp...
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