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The week in comments


This week featured strong talks and we’ve found some equally strong comments to go with them. From touching reactions on Sophal Ear’s escape with his family from the Khmer Rouge to amazement at Kary Mullis’ strikingly deft cure for killer infections and appreciation for Eames Demetrios’ sentimental portrait of his legendary designer grandparents. Here they []

A next-gen cure for killer infection: Kary Mullis on TED.com


Drug-resistant bacteria kills, even in top hospitals. But now tough infections like staph and anthrax may be in for a surprise. Nobel-winning chemist Kary Mullis, who watched a friend die when powerful antibiotics failed, unveils a radical new cure that shows extraordinary promise. (Recorded at TED 2009, February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 4:35) []

Celebrating the scientific experiment: Kary Mullis on TED.com


Nobel-winning biochemist Kary Mullis talks about the basis of modern science: the experiment. Sharing tales from the 17th century and from his own backyard-rocketry days, Mullis celebrates the curiosity, inspiration and rigor of good science in all its forms. Filled with insights and a few thought-provoking “heresies” (listen for Mullis’ take on global warming), this []