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  • Imperial Research Teaching Fellow Helps Create “Alarm System” For Dengue Outbreaks
    Dengue is the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne viral illness in the world, and has become a leading cause of morbidity in many tropical and subtropical regions – including outbreaks in recent years in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republi…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 19, 8:59pm -
  • Putting the B(ee) in Business

    Putting the B(ee) in Business

    Deborah Mburu’s mother started selling honey to her friends for fun, but her daughter saw a way to turn this hobby into a thriving business.  After learning more about entrepreneurship through the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women online course on Course…
    - 5 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 4:09pm -
  • 4 Key Skills for Successful Computer Science Learning
    The University of Pennsylvania’s Online Master of Computing and Information Technology (MCIT) is a one-of-a-kind degree designed for students without a computer science background. MCIT Online helps professionals in any field leverage data mining,…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 7:37pm -
  • Trending Data Science Skills

    Trending Data Science Skills

    Demand for data-driven decision makers continues to grow.  There’s a projected 15% growth in data science careers and 110,000 new jobs for data-driven decision makers by 2020. According to our analysis of global skills, the most sought-after data…
    - 6 days ago, 11 Jul 19, 6:08pm -
  • Imperial Researchers Model US Health Impacts of FDA Sodium Targets
    Cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest public health challenges facing America today by any measure. It is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the U.S., resulting in 800,000 deaths and 6 million hospital admissions per year. Cardiov…
    - 7 days ago, 10 Jul 19, 6:58pm -

MediaBistro - for Online Media Pros

  • How to Pitch: Veranda
    Circulation: 500,000 Frequency: 6x/year Background: Veranda launched in 1987 and was purchased by Hearst in 2002. The publication focuses on homes, decorating, and garden projects all over the United States and abroad. However, its largest audience c…
    - 75 days ago, 3 May 19, 4:43pm -
  • How to Pitch: The Cut
    Background: The Cut is New York Magazine’s fashion and lifestyle site and the destination for women with sharp, stylish minds, covering culture, politics, fashion, and wellness, says Erika Allen, culture editor. Its mission is to provide a creati…
    - 93 days ago, 15 Apr 19, 4:11pm -
  • How to Pitch: Punch.com
    Unique Visitors: 535,391 Background: Punch went live in 2013 with the intention of bringing together the worlds of wine, spirits, and cocktails. “We pride ourselves on…championing stories that are under the radar or a little bit fringe,” says…
    - 98 days ago, 11 Apr 19, 2:33pm -
  • How To Pitch: Discover
    Circulation: 290,000 Frequency: 10 issues a year Special issues: “Year in Science” issue (January/February) highlights the top 100 science stories of the previous year. Background: Discover launched in 1980, and it’s been the go-to publication…
    - 29 Mar 19, 12:00pm -
  • How to Pitch: Dame
    Background: DAME has been around since the mid 1990s, and “is a magazine that is for everyone with a women’s point of view,” says Heather Wood Rudulph, managing editor. “We are 100 percent owned and operated by women, and our writers are most…
    - 21 Mar 19, 6:54pm -

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TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

  • newA new way to get every child ready for kindergarten | Claudia Miner

    A new way to get every child ready for kindergarten | Claudia Miner

    Early education is critical to children's success -- but millions of kids in the United States still don't have access to programs that prepare them to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. Enter the UPSTART Project, a plan to bring early learning into…
    - 13 hours ago, 17 Jul 19, 2:51pm -
  • The fundamental right to seek asylum | Melanie Nezer

    The fundamental right to seek asylum | Melanie Nezer

    Refugee and immigrants rights attorney Melanie Nezer shares an urgently needed historical perspective on the crisis at the southern US border, showing how citizens can hold their governments accountable for protecting the vulnerable. "A country shows…
    - 1 day ago, 16 Jul 19, 7:53pm -
  • Mentalism, mind reading and the art of getting inside your head | Derren Brown

    Mentalism, mind reading and the art of getting inside your head | Derren Brown

    "Magic is a great analogy for how we edit reality and form a story -- and then mistake that story for the truth," says psychological illusionist Derren Brown. In a clever talk wrapped around a dazzling mind-reading performance, Brown explores the sed…
    - 2 days ago, 16 Jul 19, 2:47pm -
  • The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren't exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi

    The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren't exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi

    We're not doing frontline exploratory science in a huge portion of the world -- the places governments deem too hostile or disputed. What might we be missing because we're not looking? In this fearless, unexpectedly funny talk, paleoanthropologist El…
    - 3 days ago, 15 Jul 19, 2:51pm -
  • How film transforms the way we see the world | Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    How film transforms the way we see the world | Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

    Film has the power to change the way we think about ourselves and our culture. Documentarian and TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy uses it to fight violence against women, turning her camera on the tradition of honor killings in Pakistan. In a stirrin…
    - 6 days ago, 12 Jul 19, 2:50pm -