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TED Talks Science and Medicine

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Rank #18 in Science & Medicine category

Science & Medicine
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Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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By Diginay - Mar 17 2019
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Brilliant! I loved this so much it inspires me soo much, thank you for making this podcast

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I look forward to listening to these Ted talks.

iTunes Ratings

370 Ratings
Average Ratings
184
83
49
24
30

Wow!

By Diginay - Mar 17 2019
Read more

Brilliant! I loved this so much it inspires me soo much, thank you for making this podcast

A+

By KMB0105 - May 04 2018
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I look forward to listening to these Ted talks.

Cover image of TED Talks Science and Medicine

TED Talks Science and Medicine

Updated 20 days ago

Rank #18 in Science & Medicine category

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Some of the world's greatest scientists, doctors and medical researchers share their discoveries and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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Rank #1: Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart

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The Earth and Moon are like identical twins, made up of the exact same materials -- which is really strange, since no other celestial bodies we know of share this kind of chemical relationship. What's responsible for this special connection? Looking for an answer, planetary scientist and MacArthur "Genius" Sarah T. Stewart discovered a new kind of astronomical object -- a synestia -- and a new way to solve the mystery of the Moon's origin.

Mar 13 2019
11 mins
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Rank #2: How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy

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In 2013, a treasure trove of unusual fossils were uncovered in a cave in South Africa, and researchers soon realized: these were the remains of a new species of ancient humans. Paleoanthropologist Juliet Brophy takes us inside the discovery of Homo naledi, explaining how this mysterious ancestor is forcing us to rethink where we come from -- and what it means to be human.

Mar 01 2019
11 mins
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Rank #3: The age of genetic wonder | Juan Enriquez

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Gene-editing tools like CRISPR enable us to program life at its most fundamental level. But this raises some pressing questions: If we can generate new species from scratch, what should we build? Should we redesign humanity as we know it? Juan Enriquez forecasts the possible futures of genetic editing, exploring the immense uncertainty and opportunity of this next frontier.

Feb 15 2019
18 mins
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Rank #4: Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis

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The Montreal Protocol proved that the world could come together and take action on climate change. Thirty years after the world's most successful environmental treaty was signed, atmospheric scientist Sean Davis examines the world we avoided when we banned chlorofluorocarbons -- and shares lessons we can carry forward to address the climate crisis in our time.

Jan 29 2019
9 mins
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Rank #5: What sticky sea creatures can teach us about making glue | Jonathan Wilker

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What if we could harness the sticking powers of sea creatures like mussels, oysters and barnacles, which refuse to budge even on wet, stormy coastlines? Dive into the wonderful world of animals that make their own glue and cement with scientist Jonathan Wilker -- and preview some of the amazing things we can learn from how they do it.

Jan 24 2019
13 mins
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Rank #6: The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu

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How exactly does gender work? It's not just about our chromosomes, says biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu. In a visionary talk, she shares new discoveries from epigenetics, the emerging study of how DNA activity can permanently change based on social factors like trauma or diet. Learn how life experiences shape the way genes are expressed -- and what that means for our understanding of gender.

Jan 10 2019
12 mins
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Rank #7: The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne | Li Wei Tan

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In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles -- from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday world.

Dec 17 2018
14 mins
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Rank #8: The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe

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How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion -- and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. "We can't give in to despair," she says. "We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act -- and that hope begins with a conversation, today."

Dec 14 2018
17 mins
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Rank #9: 3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd

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What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge.

Dec 11 2018
12 mins
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Rank #10: 100 solutions to reverse global warming | Chad Frischmann

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What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as "drawdown," is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking talk, he shares solutions to climate change that exist today -- conventional tactics like the use of renewable energy and better land management as well as some lesser-known approaches, like changes to food production, better family planning and the education of girls. Learn more about how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule.

Nov 28 2018
17 mins
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