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Hans Rosling: No more boring data: TEDTalks
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http://www.ted.com With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital... Read more

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- -: Hans Rosling: No more boring data: TEDTalks

January 16, 2007 (over 7 years ago)

http://www.ted.com With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to present data that debunks several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute, and f...

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- -: Craig Venter: On the verge of creating synthetic life

March 10, 2008 (over 6 years ago)

http://www.ted.com "Can we create new life out of our digital universe?" asks Craig Venter. And his answer is, yes, and pretty soon. He walks the TED2008 audience through his latest research into "fourth-generation fuels" -- biologically created fuels with CO2 as their feedstock. His talk covers...

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- -: Stephen Hawking: Asking big questions about the universe

April 4, 2008 (over 6 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Professor Stephen Hawking asks some big questions about our universe -- How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone? -- and discusses how we might go about answering them. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Confer...

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- -: Louise Leakey: Digging for humanity's origins

July 23, 2008 (about 6 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Louise Leakey asks, "Who are we?" The question takes her to the Rift Valley in Eastern Africa, where she digs for the evolutionary origins of humankind -- and suggests a stunning new vision of our competing ancestors.

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- -: Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

June 14, 2010 (over 4 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Michael Shermer says the human tendency to believe strange things -- from alien abductions to dowsing rods -- boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired survival skills. He explains what they are, and how they get us into trouble. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast...

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- -: Hans Rosling on global population growth

July 9, 2010 (about 4 years ago)

http://www.ted.com The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you...

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- -: Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?

February 4, 2011 (over 3 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human desire to run. How did running help early humans survive -- and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today? At TEDxPennQuarter, McDougall tells the story of the marathoner with a heart of gold, the unlikely u...

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- -: JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide survivors

June 11, 2011 (over 3 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Even when our lives appear fine from the outside, locked within can be a world of quiet suffering, leading some to the decision to end their life. At TEDYou, JD Schramm asks us to break the silence surrounding suicide and suicide attempts, and to create much-needed resources to...

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- -: TEDxColumbus 2011 - Trent Tipple - Many Moments of Gratitude

November 19, 2011 (almost 3 years ago)

In a touching reflection on the fragility of our existence, Trent will question our ability to truly appreciate what life has offered. He should know, he's faced his own mortality three times. And fortunately for his family, his patients and the world, he's here to openly share that appreciation ...

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- -: Wilderness Survival: Building and using a wilderness...

October 9, 2007 (almost 7 years ago)

Google Tech Talks January 18, 2007 ABSTRACT We'll cover: -approapriate attire for wilderness activities ("cotton kills") -how not to get lost :-) Once lost: -signaling for assistance (both day and night) -building land markers to indicate direction -choosing a location for shelter -building sh...

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