A Hans Rosling quiz, a newly-discovered “Godzilla of Earths,” a new doc from Sebastian Junger, and why octopus arms don’t tangle

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Hans Rosling has given nine TED Talks over the years. A website celebrates the anniversary of his first with a surprisingly hard quiz. Photo: Asa Mathat Hans Rosling has given nine TED Talks over the years. A website celebrates the anniversary of his first with a surprisingly hard quiz. Photo: Asa Mathat

Members of the TED community saturated the news in the past two weeks. Below, just a few of these headline-makers:

Eight years ago, Hans Rosling shared “The best stats you’ve ever seen” at TED2006, flipping our thinking on global health. BigThink.com is marking the anniversary of that talk. Take their very fun quiz that tests your understanding of population statistics, and then watch an hour-long talk from Rosling—given in May at the Nordic Media Festival—to check your answers. (And while you’re at it, watch all nine of Hans’ TED Talks. They are all fantastic.)

Dimitar Sasselov is the head of a Harvard team that has found a very surprising Earth-like planet—17 times the weight of Earth. Previously, it was assumed…

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