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It's estimated that nearly half a billion animals have been killed in the fires in Australia since September. But the researcher who came up with that figure says the situation could turn much worse as fires there continue to burn. We talk with an ecologist at the University of Sydney. Also, some patients have had success treating movement disorders like Parkinson's disease with neurostimulators — devices implanted in the brain during a procedure called deep brain stimulation surgery. Chemistry and biology teacher Cheryl Sansone had the surgery in 2015 and describes it as "life-changing." That and more, in hour two of Here & Now's Jan. 6, 2020, full broadcast. You can find more at hereandnow.org, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation on Facebook.

This program aired on January 6, 2020.

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