Debt Angels: Ex-Bill Collectors Erase Strangers’ Medical Debts With John Oliver & Occupy Wall Street

Half of all debt is medical This is Craig Antico. In 2014, he founded RIP Medical Debt with his co-founder Jerry Ashton. We’re a charity that buys medical debt, and we abolish it. You and I are one accident or one illness away from being destroyed financially. Before Jerry and Craig were debt abolishers. They […]

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Brian Chu, Chair, Board of Trustees, Ontario Science Centre

We’ve talked tonight about a lot about the connections between the Science Centre, and young people in particular, and that’s something that we really look forward to. We talked about the sparks of curiosity which – joined with science – drive the innovation, and I think innovation is one of those key words that you’ve […]

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Steven Pinker: Progress, Despite Everything

I’m very pleased today to be talking to Dr. Steven Pinker from Harvard University He’s the Johnstone family professor in the Department of Psychology there and has taught additionally at Stanford and MIT He’s an experimental psychologist who conducts research in visual cognition psycho linguistics and social relations Dr. Pinker grew up in Montreal and […]

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Lead Poisoning Is Still a Huge Problem, But There Could Be a Quick Fix

Zapping water with electricity could save your life. Not something you thought we’d ever say? We’re shocked, too. By introducing an electric current into lead pipes filled with a harmless phosphate solution researchers at UC Berkeley were able to rapidly form a protective coating around corroded lead pipes, reducing leaching of this toxic element by […]

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We Can Cure Ebola! (Mostly—Which Is Better Than Rarely) | SciShow News

[♩INTRO] More than eighteen hundred people have died so far in the second largest Ebola outbreak in history. But doctors on the front lines now have a new weapon. Two of them, actually, because a clinical trial in the Democratic Republic of the Congo revealed two new treatments which can cure the disease. The Ebola […]

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The Perspective from Africa – Behavior and Settlement Patterns in Coastal Stone Age Communities

(logo whooshing) (mouse clicking) (computer beeping) (soft music) – [Announcer] We are the paradoxical ape. Bipedal, naked, large-brained, long the master of fire, tools, and language, but still trying to understand ourselves. Aware that death is inevitable, yet filled with optimism. We grow up slowly. We hand down knowledge. We empathize and deceive. We shape […]

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CARTA presents Anthropogeny: The Perspective from Africa – Lyn Wadley Sarah Wurz Judith Sealy

(piano music) – [Man] We are the paradoxical ape, bipedal, naked, large-brained, long the master of fire, tools and language but still trying to understand ourselves. Aware that death is inevitable yet filled with optimism. We grow up slowly, we hand down knowledge, we empathize and deceive. We shape the future from our shared understanding […]

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