Mario J. Molina shared the 1995 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with Paul J. Cruzen and Frank Sherwood Rowland for his work on the effect of man-made compounds such as chlorofluorocarbons on the Earth’s upper atmosphere. Dr. Molia’s research predicted the depletion of the protective ozone layer prior to the appearance and detection of ozone holes in the upper atmosphere. He was the first Mexican-born citizen to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Click here to read a short autobiography of Dr. Molina.
Click here to view a 2011 interview (32 minutes) with Dr. Molina. In this video Dr. Molina discusses what made him interested in science, his inspirations, his research, and his current activities in air quality and climate change issues.
This post was produced as part of the 2015 Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Hillsborough Community College, Math and Science Division, Dale Mabry Campus.
Hank Green – SciShow
Being a teenager is hard. Especially when hormones play their part in wreaking havoc on the teenage body and brain. In this episode, Hank explains what is happening to the during the angsty-time.
Penn State University anthropologist Dr. Nina Jablonski walks us through the evidence that the different shades of skin color among human populations arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world.
Click here to access this short film from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
In this video collaboration from Khan Academy and 23andMe, you’ll learn about the basics of cells, chromosomes, and the genes contained in your DNA.
Jeroen Raes at TEDxBrussels
Jeroen Raes is a bionaut, he researches the human microbiome. What he’s discovered in his lab at the Flanders Institute of Biology could herald a major breakthrough not just in gastro-intestinal medicine, but in our fundamental knowledge of the human biology. It turns out that there are only three different types of gut bacteria and, just like blood groups, the three types are totally independent of race, sex, age or diet.
Ending cannibalism stopped a deadly brain-wasting disease called kuru. But evolution already had devised a cure for the prion disease, a new study shows.
Click here to access this article by Tina Hesman Saey at Science News.
Hank Green – SciShow
Ever notice how one side of your nose always seems to be more stuffed than the other? What’s up with that? Quick Questions knows!