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Science Is Better With Bats
Posted by Alexa Sadier

One of the most interesting and under-studied of animals is the bat. Dr. Alexa Sadier explains how important bats are to our natural world, and how we can understand scientific inquiry and discovery by studying them. She reminds us that scientific inquiry can take centuries: the work being done [...]
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14:48

How To Prepare For The Flight Of A Lifetime
Posted by Ellen Brennan

“3-2-1 see ya!”, Ellen Brennan flies into history as a pioneer in the extreme sport of Wingsuit BASE-jumping. She tells her powerful story of what it took to master her craft and do the impossible. Ellen Brennan follows her passion of Wingsuit BASE-jumping to explore the boundaries of what we [...]
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13:31

Give Me A Map Of The Unknown
Posted by Misha Gopaul

Technology is changing how we navigate our world. “We are moving from static abstractions to virtual worlds”, says Misha Gopaul as he describes how 21st Century mapping of the mountains is making adventure possible. He tells his personal story of how taking risk and having faith in the science [...]
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16:54

Our Dirty Mountain Air

92% of the world’s population is exposed to health-damaging levels of air pollution. Anne Lassman-Trappier shares the eye-opening truth on air pollution in the Chamonix valley and how her organization, Inspire, is leading the fight against it. Committed people can make change, and her talk is [...]
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15:52

Why Cash Is Better Aid For Refugees

The humanitarian aid industry needs an overhaul to bring the “humanity” back into “humanitarian”. Alyoscia D’Onofrio outlines four main problems (scale, urgency, habits and power disparities) and three scalable solutions (cash assistance, data and accountability) that work in urgent situations.
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15:51

How Open Science Protects Us
Posted by Tim Smith

Science is a process by which we understand our Universe. Sharing results openly at every stage of the process enables others to cross-check and build on the results, says Dr Tim Smith. Tim illustrates this process through the eyes of CERN, the world’s biggest scientific experiment, and [...]
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14:01

Pre-habilitate And Come Back Stronger

Dr. Jean-Charles Rollier debunks the myth of physical limitations after orthopedic surgery. His groundbreaking techniques employed before and after surgery get patients walking, running, skiing and more -- faster and stronger. Dr Jean-Charles Rollier is a world-renowned orthopaedic surgeon. He [...]
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13:41

What Corporations Can Do About Climate Change
Posted by Naomi Swickard

Naomi Swickard looks at changes that need to occur on a mass scale to ensure that we can continue to sustain life on our planet. We must think beyond government policy and individual action and involve large corporations that utilize most the earth’s resources. Naomi Swickard has worked on [...]
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17:04

We Are All Instinctively Mathematical

Dr. Lise-Anne Putnam believes that humans are instinctively mathematical. What do mathematical probability and statistics say about the real world? About the reality we all inhabit, where probabilistic events happen all around us and where statistical statements fill our news feeds. How can we [...]
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14:39

Stop Eating Junk News
Posted by Heba Aly

Over the last decade, we've awoken to the fact that junk food hurts us. It's time for a similar revolution in our news consumption. Much as a nutritionist gives us tools for healthy eating, Heba Aly gives us tools to stop consuming and supporting junk news. As director of www.irinnews.org, Heba [...]
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12:15

Breaking Gender Barriers In The World Of Alpinism
Posted by Marion Poitevin

Marion Poitevin has three rules for success that have led her to break many barriers for women in high mountain professions in France. Her entertaining personal story of triumph is an inspiration. Marion is as enthusiastic as she is passionate about the mountains and overcoming challenges. Her [...]
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