Angus Hervey

Angus Hervey

294 stories
251: Unreal
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251: Unreal

Plus, the genius of Bach, strong vs. weak links, warp drives, and good news on global life expectancy, funding for women's rights, land restoration in Uzbekistan and falling emissions in China.

243: X-Men
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243: X-Men

Plus, parkour robots, 3D printed windpipes, that Dune chant, and good news on global child deaths, same-sex marriage in Thailand, ocean conservation in the Southern Ocean, and electric vehicle sales in China

240: Coda
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240: Coda

Plus, drill baby drill, nerd fandom, DNA data drives, and good news on healthcare in Southeast Asia, human rights in Greece, environmental legislation in Europe, and electric vehicle wrecking balls.

234: System Two
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234: System Two

Plus, the world's smallest national park, anthrobots, a golden age for workers, and good news on poverty in Vietnam, HIV in South Africa, methane restrictions in the US, and mangrove restoration in Mexico.

229: Bush Pilot
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229: Bush Pilot

Plus, fluorescent squirrels, Luddites, restoring lost senses, and good news on neglected tropical diseases in Africa, reproductive rights in France, brown bears in Europe, and an earlier-than-expected peak in carbon emissions.

227: Yo
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227: Yo

Plus, a really cute robot, Ghost in Hong Kong, why you're living in an explosion, and good news on polio eradication, conservation in Israel, education in low-income countries, and a carbon border tax in Europe

225: Empire

225: Empire

Plus dark stars, human cells, the sterile world of infinite choice, and good news on maternal and child health in Asia, social attitudes in the UK, Indigenous rights in Brazil, new hope for net zero, and crime (and cycling) in the United States.

224: Gigacasting
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224: Gigacasting

Plus, unintended consequences, artificial wombs, sex versus gender, and good news on child poverty, leprosy, girls' education in Nigeria, a conservation law in California, EV sales in Germany, and wind power in the UK.

223: Alice Ring
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223: Alice Ring

Plus, speaking to whales, the road trip of dreams, chirality, how electric vehicles made the Wall Street Journal look foolish, and good news on human rights in Mexico, mangroves in China, Medicare in the US, and coal generation in the EU

219: Glimmers
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219: Glimmers

Plus, modern day doom machine, back-of-the-pack running, CRISPR crops, thanobots, and good news on global breast-feeding rates, healthcare in India, serial killers, conservation in Gabon and wind energy in the UK.

214: Gravity Hum
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214: Gravity Hum

Plus, the myth of the lizard brain, airships, psychedelic first responders, and good news on funding for a new TB vaccine, crime in Mexico City, deforestation in Malaysia and Indonesia, and electric vehicles in Canada.

TED 2023

TED 2023

When we only tell the stories of doom, we fail to see the stories of possibility.

213: The Path to Happiness
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213: The Path to Happiness

Plus, cosmic ray muons, industrial stem cell engineering, new sci-fi recommendations, and good news on rubella in southeast Asia, breast cancer in the UK, blue whales in California, food waste in South Korea, and industrial clean energy policy in the US and Japan.

209: Topias
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209: Topias

Plus, open-source sourdough, synesthesia, the oldest architectural plans, and good news on tropical disease elimination in Bangladesh, Mali and Benin; homicide rates in the United States; deforestation in Brazil; platypus reintroductions in Australia; and falling emissions in Europe.

208: Pangenome
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208: Pangenome

Plus, a cloning milestone, mapping the planet's seabed, eavesdropping on animals, and good news on poverty (and deforestation) in Indonesia, press freedom in Fiji, debt for nature in Ecuador, shade in American cities, and wind power in the United Kingdom.

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