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All posts tagged "science"

  • Why Earth may someday look like Mars | Anjali Tripathi

    Every minute, 400 pounds of hydrogen and almost 7 pounds of helium escape from Earth’s atmosphere into outer space. Astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi studies the phenomenon of atmospheric escape, and in this fascinating and accessible talk, she considers how this process might one day (a few billion years from now) turn our blue planet red.

    CONKJanuary 20, 2017
  • What happens when you have a disease doctors can’t diagnose | Jennifer Brea

    Five years ago, TED Fellow Jen Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activities and on bad days makes even the rustling of bed sheets unbearable.

    CONKJanuary 18, 2017
  • Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine | Kevin B. Jones

    Science is a learning process that involves experimentation, failure and revision — and the science of medicine is no exception. Cancer researcher Kevin B. Jones faces the deep unknowns about surgery and medical care with a simple answer: honesty.

    CONKJanuary 12, 2017