The Howard Hughes Medical Institute sponsors a series of holiday lectures every year, and many of the past talks are available on this site. There are over twenty holiday lectures here, and the site has a handful of informal talks as well. Perhaps what is most helpful to the casual visitor is that the talks are delivered in a non-technical, yet erudite and learned, fashion. For the individual who might be apprehensive about an overly technical approach to these subjects, there is nothing to fear. First-time visitors may wish to start with one of the most recent lectures, which cover topics like "Stone Tools and the Evolution of Human Behavior" and "Human Evolution and the Nature of Science." Other talks of note here include "Viral Outbreak: The Science of Emerging Disease" and "The Meaning of Sex: Genes and Gender."


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