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How pandemics spread – Mark Honigsbaum

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In our increasingly globalized world, a single infected person can board a plane and spread a virus across continents. Mark Honigsbaum describes the history of pandemics and how that knowledge can help halt future out...

In the Company of Big Animals

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BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year Amos Nachoum talks about making photographs of large undersea animals. Amos Nachoum is a wildlife photographer and explorer. He has shot just about everything there is to shoot...

RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

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This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.

Born and Raised in a Concentration Camp

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Google will be hosting Dong Hyuk Shin, a 26-year-old North Korean defector born and raised in a concentration camp. Shin was born on Nov. 19, 1982 and called the camp home until 2005. While at the camp, he endured dai...

Bill Gates: Mosquitos, Malaria and Education

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Bill Gates hopes to solve some of the world's biggest problems using a new kind of philanthropy. In a passionate and, yes, funny 18 minutes, he asks us to consider two big questions and how we might answer them.

Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with the best stats you’ve ever seen

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You've never seen data presented like this. With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called "developing world."

Hans Rosling: Stats that reshape your world-view

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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 ...

Rescuing the EU Carbon Market — EU-ETS Video infographic

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The EU is at the forefront of the fight against climate change. But the EU Emissions Trading Scheme -- Europe's flagship tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- is floundering. See this previous IIEA blog. The m...

Hans Rosling: Global population growth, box by box

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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 ...

Alternative Energy and the Americas

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Stanford R. Ovshinsky has been called "the modern world's most important energy visionary." His career has combined path-breaking scientific work, the creation of new industries and a deep commitment to "make a better...

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