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What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared? – Dan Kwartler

What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared? – Dan Kwartler

Human beings are everywhere. With settlements on every continent, we can be found in the most isolated corners of Earth’s jungles, oceans, and tundras. Our impact is so profound, most scientists believe humanity has left a permanent mark on Earth’s geological record. So what would happen if suddenly, every human on Earth disappeared? With no …

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Inside the killer whale matriarchy – Darren Croft

Inside the killer whale matriarchy – Darren Croft

Off the rugged coast of the pacific northwest, pods of killer whales inhabit the frigid waters. Each family is able to survive here thanks mainly to one member, its most knowledgeable hunter: the grandmother. These matriarchs can live eighty years or more, while most males die off in their thirties. Though killer whales inhabit every …

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Let’s Help Refugees Thrive, Not Just Survive | Melissa Fleming | TED Talks

Let’s Help Refugees Thrive, Not Just Survive | Melissa Fleming | TED Talks

So I started working with refugees because I wanted to make a difference, and making a difference starts with telling their stories. So when I meet refugees, I always ask them questions. Who bombed your house? Who killed your son? Did the rest of your family make it out alive? How are you coping in …

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Conquering depression: how I became my own hero | Hunter Kent | [email protected]

Conquering depression: how I became my own hero | Hunter Kent | TEDxYouth@CEHS

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Denise RQ I’m sure all of us can remember a time when we were sad, upset, or discouraged: a pet died, you got a bad grade, you had a fight with your best friend, and you’re sad. That’s natural. But eventually, a day, a week, a month passes, and we feel …

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Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Shattering cancer with resonant frequencies: Anthony Holland at TEDxSkidmoreCollege

Translator: Delia Bogdan Reviewer: Ilze Garda Usually, I would be standing on this stage over here, conducting the college orchestra, because I’m a music professor. But tonight I’m going to talk about my moonlight activities in the field of science. (Laughter) And how they led to a cancer research lab and an important breakthrough. Over …

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Could we survive prolonged space travel? – Lisa Nip

Could we survive prolonged space travel? – Lisa Nip

Prolonged space travel takes a severe toll on the human body. Microgravity impairs muscle and bone growth, and high doses of radiation cause irreversible mutations. As we seriously consider the human species becoming space-faring, a big question stands. Even if we break free from Earth’s orbit and embark on long-duration journeys among the stars, can …

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How do you decide where to go in a zombie apocalypse? – David Hunter

How do you decide where to go in a zombie apocalypse? – David Hunter

Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Jessica Ruby Worst case scenario: zombie apocalypse. How will you survive? You might be surprised to find out how much geography skills can help you fend off doom. By geography, I mean analyzing the world around you. One geographic concept that could really help you out in a zombie apocalypse is …

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Can you survive nuclear fallout? – Brooke Buddemeier and Jessica S. Wieder

The full scope of a nuclear detonation is almost unimaginable. Hopefully, no one will ever experience another of these catastrophic incidents. But there is a scientifically supported plan of action that could save hundreds of thousands of lives in the area surrounding a nuclear explosion. So what is this plan, and what exactly would it …

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TEDxSydney – Katherine Samaras – Starve to Survive

TEDxSydney – Katherine Samaras – Starve to Survive

I’m Katherine Samaras, your most humble servant, and a messenger from the front line, I bear ill news. As a doctor and a scientist observing disease, I’m treating people in their 20s, 30s and 40s with the diseases I would associate with advanced age. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, why? I bear news of the culprit, …