CBC [ 28 MAR 2021 | Innovation Economics | 22:06 ] Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao were still in high school when they discovered plastic-eating bacteria in Vancouver’s Fraser River. Passionate about the problem of plastic waste, the two
I retweeted this story yesterday – and then woke up this morning realizing that I was going to want to find it faster later, a lot, probably. The first weird thing to report is that Twitter censored the video
TED-Ed [ 10 SEP 2020 | Innovation Economics | 5:40 ] Trace the history of the invention of plastic, and how the material ushered in what became known as the plastics century. For centuries, billiard balls were made of
Caroline Creado-Perez [ 24 APR 2020 | Data Literacy | 1:02:29 ] I’ve got Poppy in a bag and I’m just going to give her her own throne. . . if the gender data gap ever becomes too depressing you
Kelly Lambert [ 3 FEB 2020 | Reinventing Education | 19:41 ] Like most of you, we don’t get a lot of downtimes, but when I get some downtime, I really love to read a mystery. It seems that our
Karen Lloyd [ 29 JUL 2019 | Microbiology ] It may seem like we’re all standing on solid earth right now, but we’re not. The rocks and the dirt underneath us are crisscrossed by tiny little fractures and empty spaces.
Jason Fung [ 27 JUL 2019 | Obesity Epidemic | 1:11:27 ] is a nephrologist and expert in the use of intermittent fasting and low-carbohydrate diets for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. In this presentation, delivered on Aug.
Matthew Walker [ 12 JUN 2019 | Sleep Engineering | 56:55 ] The number of people who can survive on seven hours of sleep without showing any impairment, rounded to a whole number and expressed as a percent of
Suzana Herculano-Houzel [ 11 June 2019 | Neuroscience | 6:59 ] is a professor at Vanderbilt University whose pioneering “brain soup” technique made it possible to accurately count the number of neurons in brains of all sizes. From elephants, to
Matthew Walker [ 3 JUN 2019 | Sleep Engineering | 19:11 ] Well, I would like to start with testicles. Men who sleep five hours a night have significantly smaller testicles than those who sleep seven hours or more.