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TED Talks with novel ways of thinking about epidemics

TED Talks with novel ways of thinking about epidemics

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As a physician and epidemiologist, Gary Slutkin didn’t think he had much to contribute to the conversation about gun violence in America. But then he began to realize something — that outbreaks of violence follow the same patterns as outbreaks of tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS, all of which he’d worked on reversing during a decade in []

The past and future of malaria: A Q&A with Sonia Shah

The past and future of malaria: A Q&A with Sonia Shah

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Hundreds of thousands of people die from malaria every year. So why is it still around? In today’s talk, journalist Sonia Shah takes a look at the history of malaria and outlines some of the major challenges facing the end of one of the world’s deadliest diseases. It’s not simply that we need to improve []

Why haven’t we gotten rid of malaria? Sonia Shah at TEDGlobal 2013

Why haven’t we gotten rid of malaria? Sonia Shah at TEDGlobal 2013

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There’s a question that’s been troubling journalist Sonia Shah since she was a child: What is malaria, and why is it killing so many people? This morning during the session “Listening to Nature,” journalist Shah looks at the complexities making it so hard for humanity to rid itself of this killer disease, which kills hundreds []

Listening to Nature: The speakers in Session 5 at TEDGlobal 2013

Listening to Nature: The speakers in Session 5 at TEDGlobal 2013

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This session asks us to pay closer attention to what nature has to tell us — both about itself and about the world around us. We’ll investigate a variety of sources — from the soundscapes of ecosystems to the neurons of cockroaches to the extraordinary sex lives of animals. Here are the speakers who appeared []