President Obama Kicks Off “Educate to Innovate”

The President:  Thank you.  I am extraordinarily excited to have you all here today.  A couple of special acknowledgements I want to make — first of all, two of my outstanding Cabinet members:  Secretary Arne Duncan, our Education Secretary; and Secretary Steven Chu, who is our Energy Secretary.  They are both doing outstanding work each and every day.  […]

Mission X 2020 | Kick-off and 10 year anniversary

Hello everyone, I am ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano here at the European Astronaut Center Today I’d like to wish the Mission X train like an astronaut programme a very happy 10-year anniversary. Since 2011 thousands of children and adults across the world have trained like an astronaut by completing physical exercises and hands-on activities. Many of my astronaut […]

Why Does Getting Kicked in the Groin Hurt SO Much?

Getting kicked anywhere hurts. But getting kicked in the groin really hurts. It hurts so much that in most martial arts it’s an illegal move, sometimes called a “low blow”. And that phrase has come to mean any kind of shameful, unfair attack. Even if you’ve never experienced the immense pain of that low blow yourself, you’re probably […]

Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Morton Bast So I’d like to start by focusing on the world’s most dangerous animal. Now, when you talk about dangerous animals, most people might think of lions or tigers or sharks. But of course the most dangerous animal is the mosquito. The mosquito has killed more humans than any other creature in human […]

A new weapon in the fight against superbugs | David Brenner

So … we’re in a real live war at the moment, and it’s a war that we’re truly losing. It’s a war on superbugs. So you might wonder, if I’m going to talk about superbugs, why I’m showing you a photograph of some soccer fans — Liverpool soccer fans celebrating a famous victory in Istanbul, a decade ago. […]

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