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The BBC to Air Hans Rosling's The Joy of Stats

See a short promo for the new BBC special on data and visualization, hosted by the energetic Swede Hans Rosling.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbkSRLYSojo

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Watch Hans Rosling's Latest Great Data-Driven TED Talk

His latest talk is about the unreported by amazing reductions in child mortality in the developing world. His enthusiasm is infectious.

Hans Rosling is a Dutch Swedish doctor and statistician who invented Gapminder, a very fun tool that lets you play around with global statistics. He is also a great performer and has given some amazingly entertaining TED Talks about global health statistics. You heard me, entertaining talks about global health statistics. His latest talk, just released, is about the unreported by amazing reductions in child mortality in the developing world. Watch it below, his enthusiasm is infectious.

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Hans Rosling Knowledge Onslaught

Watch the video below. Hans Rosling, a Swedish Professor of International Health (complete with high pants and funny accent) walks out in front of...

Watch the video below. Hans Rosling, a Swedish Professor of International Health (complete with high pants and funny accent) walks out in front of a computer screen projection and poses the question: which of these three countries–Cuba, Chile and the U.S.–is not like the others?

He then drops knowledge relentlessly for five straight minutes, answering his question, refining it, and answering it again with some of the most incredible data visualization software we've ever seen. When we think about the potential of technology to enhance education, it's this kind of stuff that gets us excited.

Check out Gapminder, his foundation, for much more.

Oh, he's also a sword swallower.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rz-VvNp1BNk

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