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Galatee’s The Seasons, on which Jesse Ausubel served as a science advisor, earns good reviews.
‘Seasons’ takes a visually dazzling journey into the animal kingdom Los Angeles Times –
‘Seasons‘ takes a gorgeous, unfiltered look at the animal kingdom Washington Post–Nov 22, 2016
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During 1996, on behalf of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, Jesse Ausubel helped Prof. Thomas Bailey establish the Community College Research Center at Teachers College. The influential center celebrated its 20th anniversary on 17 November 2016 with a symposium highlighted by a talk by Dr. Jill Biden, 2nd Lady of the USA and professor at Northern Virginia Community College. For Jesse’s role, please watch minutes 10 to 18 of this video:
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“The reduction in life hours of work since 1850: estimates for Dutch males” by Jaap de Koning follows the 1995 paper by Jesse Ausubel and Arnulf Gruebler Working less and living longer: Long-term trends in working time and time budgets .
de Koning finds the number of hours Dutchmen work during their lives gradually diminished. Men born in 1840 worked on average 118 thousands hours, while it is only 67 thousands hours for the 1950 cohort. As a percent of total number of hours available to a man, the decline is from 23% for the 1840 birth cohort to 9%for the 1950 birth cohort. The finding resembles what Jesse and Arnulf found for American males. Technology lifts productivity and lengthens lives, and the changed ratio of work to life explains many of the benefits and worries of modern societies.
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Dr. Robert Ballard’s inspiring speech about ocean exploration begins at the 16-minute mark in this video from the 2016 National Ocean Exploration Forum held at the Rockefeller University 20-21 October.
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A Press Release describes recent discoveries by ocean explorers and the 2016 National Ocean Exploration Forum, organized by Jesse Ausubel (Rockefeller University) and Paul Gaffney (Monmouth University). Thanks to the 110 participants and for great preparation by Alan Curry, Doris Manville, Karl Vilacoba, and Danica Simmons.
News reports of the recent discoveries:
WorkBoat (blog)–Oct 20, 2016
“A lot of the difficulty with ocean exploration since Ulysses is we move slowly at sea,” said Jesse Ausubel, director of the Program for the Human …
Strange purple sea creatures found in deep ocean trenches
BBC News–Oct 20, 2016
500 ‘Champagne’ Methane Seeps Discovered Off Pacific Coast
Live Science–Oct 20, 2016
Methane leak along the West Coast that could contribute to global …
Daily Mail–Oct 20, 2016
There’s an Enormous Natural Gas Seep Along the West Coast
Gizmodo India–15 hours ago
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Deep Carbon Observatory researchers have created an eye-popping animation that shows volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and associated emissions since 1960…and reveals the seamy structure of the Earth. See the press release about Exhaling Earth and the 70-second E3 animation.
New York Times
Congratulations to Liz Cottrell, Tobias Fischer, Marie Edmonds and Co. on super science!
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The slides from Jesse Ausubel’s lecture on
are posted at the site of the conference celebrating the 70th birthday of Russia’s Shirshov Institute of Oceanology. Thanks to Mark Stoeckle, who leads PHE’s eDNA work.
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Distributor Music Box Films has posted the release schedule in USA theatres of the new Jacques Perrin documentary film about forests and forest fauna, The Seasons. Here is a photo with Kathleen Townsend, Jacques Perrin, and Jesse Ausubel at the dinner in honor of the film at the home of the French ambassador in Washington DC.
See also the earlier entries below.
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During September, PHE welcomed a guest, Dr. David Burg, a Bio-statistician based at the Golan Research Institute in Katzrin, Israel, as a visiting researcher. Dr. Burg is working with PHE on a number of projects including the development of online software for statistical analysis of time series data as well as studies applying biological models to social and technical phenomena. We were fortunate enough to have the participation of many, if not all, the PHE members involved in the joint research. Pictured below with New York City in the background from left to right are: Jason, Mark, Jesse, Doris, Perrin, Iddo, and David Burg.
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