JUDY WOODRUFF: Last month, the Food and Drug Administration formally approved the first vaccine to prevent Ebola. It comes at a crucial time. An outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has infected more than 3,000 people since early last year. And yet the situation could be much worse. What… Continue Reading Despite outbreak, Ebola treatment and vaccine represent ‘resounding scientific success’

This Halloween, don’t get tricked into eating too much black licorice. This candy contains glycyrrihizin, a sweetening compound, that can cause potassium levels in the body to fall. Some people experience an abnormal heart beat, high blood pressure, swelling, lethargy, or congestive heart failure. Remember: Don’t eat large amounts of… Continue Reading Black Licorice: Trick or Treat

Translator: Bob Prottas Reviewer: Leonardo Silva So, just recently, I went out on a Match.com date, and it was fantastic. We liked the same things, we liked movies at the Angelika, unknown restaurants, Central Park; he had a job, (Laughter) a career, a graduate degree, and the first date was… Continue Reading Every body: glamour, dateability, sexuality & disability | Dr. Danielle Sheypuk | TEDxBarnardCollege

Translator: Li Chuanrong Reviewer: Denise RQ Have you ever had one of those buttons pop up on your computer screen that says, “Software update available. Do you want to install it now?” Our computers use programs to process vast amounts of information, and programmers know that if we are running… Continue Reading Body Language: The Key to Your Subconscious | Ann Washburn | TEDxIdahoFalls

Over the last five years we’ve seen so many new developments and so many new tools that are now available to advance the fight against HIV/AIDS. In particular we have really begun to understand the use of antiretrovirals, those are the drugs that are used to treat HIV, as effective… Continue Reading HIV Treatment as Prevention

Translator: Denise RQ Reviewer: Jim Taylor [The following talk contains descriptions of sexual violence [which may be triggering to survivors.] [Can you help me?] [Can you help change the world [with more meaningful questions?] [Question everything better.] (Reciting) It began as a typical Thursday: sunlight kissed my eyelids good morning.… Continue Reading I’m Taking My Body Back | Rupi Kaur | TEDxKC

Translator: Paulina Segovia Reviewer: Denise RQ Søren Kierkegaard once said: “Life can only be understood backwards but must be lived forwards.” With these words in mind, I want to tell you my story, and the pain, shame, anger, and fear that I had to walk through in order to move… Continue Reading Finding freedom in facing pain: Amy Dalton at TEDxLaJolla

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Ellen Maloney Do you remember where you were on June 12th, 2016? A few of you might, but I’m betting the vast majority probably don’t. On June 12th, 2016, a lone gunman walked into Pulse Nightclub, killing 46 people in the deadliest mass shooting by a… Continue Reading What the Columbine Shooting taught me about pain and addiction | Austin Eubanks | TEDxMileHigh