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Why Vaccines are Made Too Late… If They’re Made At All | Seth Berkley | TED Talks

Why Vaccines are Made Too Late… If They’re Made At All | Seth Berkley | TED Talks

The child’s symptoms begin with mild fever, headache, muscle pains, followed by vomiting and diarrhea, then bleeding from the mouth, nose and gums. Death follows in the form of organ failure from low blood pressure. Sounds familiar? If you’re thinking this is Ebola, actually, in this case, it’s not. It’s an extreme form of dengue […]

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Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation

Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation

What I’m going to do, in the spirit of collaborative creativity, is simply repeat many of the points that the three people before me have already made, but do them — this is called “creative collaboration;” it’s actually called “borrowing” — but do it through a particular perspective, and that is to ask about the […]

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Daniel Kraft: Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

Daniel Kraft: Medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

A couple of years ago, when I was attending the TED conference in Long Beach, I met Harriet. We’d actually met online before — not the way you’re thinking. We were introduced because we both knew Linda Avey, one of the founders of the first online personal genomic companies. And because we shared our genetic […]

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Hector Ruiz: The power to connect the world

Hector Ruiz: The power to connect the world

You know, one of the things that I’d like to say upfront is that I’m really here by accident. And what I mean — not at TED — that I’m — at this point in my life, truly my set of circumstances I would truly consider an accident. But what I’d like to talk to […]

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How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

How to green the world’s deserts and reverse climate change | Allan Savory

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast The most massive tsunami perfect storm is bearing down upon us. This perfect storm is mounting a grim reality, increasingly grim reality, and we are facing that reality with the full belief that we can solve our problems with technology, and that’s very understandable. Now, this perfect storm that […]

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Ernest Madu: Bringing world-class health care to the poorest

Ernest Madu: Bringing world-class health care to the poorest

It is interesting that in the United States, the most significant health-care budget goes to cardiovascular disease care, whether it’s private or public. There’s no comparison at all. In Africa — where it is a major killer — it is totally ignored. And that situation cannot be right. We must do something about it. A […]

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Jonathan Drori: Why we’re storing billions of seeds

Jonathan Drori: Why we’re storing billions of seeds

All human life, all life, depends on plants. Let me try to convince you of that in a few seconds. Just think for a moment. It doesn’t matter whether you live in a small African village, or you live in a big city, everything comes back to plants in the end: whether it’s for the […]

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How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison | Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll

How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison | Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll

I was 14 years old inside of a bowling alley, burglarizing an arcade game, and upon exiting the building a security guard grabbed my arm, so I ran. I ran down the street, and I jumped on top of a fence. And when I got to the top, the weight of 3,000 quarters in my […]

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Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

What I want to talk about today is one idea. It’s an idea for a new kind of school, which turns on its head much of our conventional thinking about what schools are for and how they work. And it might just be coming to a neighborhood near you soon. Where it comes from is […]

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