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TEDTalks Science and Medicine

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Rank #24 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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Nevermind...

By E. LaTella - Nov 18 2018
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Who is this Ted guy? He sure talks a lot! And why does he cast pods all over the place? Is he like Johnny Appleseed or something? Maybe like Hal... trying to open pod doors?

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

iTunes Ratings

293 Ratings
Average Ratings
144
62
39
19
29

Nevermind...

By E. LaTella - Nov 18 2018
Read more

Who is this Ted guy? He sure talks a lot! And why does he cast pods all over the place? Is he like Johnny Appleseed or something? Maybe like Hal... trying to open pod doors?

A+

By KMB0105 - May 04 2018
Read more

I look forward to listening to these Ted talks.

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Top 10 Episode of TEDTalks Science and Medicine

Rank #1: The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon

Oct 05 2018
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Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain -- and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation of antibiotics.

Rank #2: How I became part sea urchin | Catherine Mohr

Sep 21 2018
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As a young scientist, Catherine Mohr was on her dream scuba trip -- when she put her hand right down on a spiny sea urchin. While a school of sharks circled above. What happened next? More than you can possibly imagine. Settle in for this fabulous story with a dash of science.

Rank #3: Why we choke under pressure -- and how to avoid it | Sian Leah Beilock

Sep 18 2018
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When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock reveals what happens in your brain and body when you choke in stressful situations, sharing psychological tools that can help you perform at your best when it matters most.

Rank #4: How data is helping us unravel the mysteries of the brain | Steve McCarroll

Sep 04 2018
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Geneticist Steve McCarroll wants to make an atlas of all the cells in the human body so that we can understand in precise detail how specific genes work, especially in the brain. In this fascinating talk, he shares his team's progress -- including their invention of "Drop-seq," a technology that allows scientists to analyze individual cells at a scale that was never before possible -- and describes how this research could lead to new ways of treating mental illnesses like schizophrenia.

Rank #5: How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu

Aug 29 2018
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China is the world's biggest polluter -- and now one of its largest producers of clean energy. Which way will China go in the future, and how will it affect the global environment? Data scientist Angel Hsu describes how the most populous country on earth is creating a future based on alternative energy -- and facing up to the environmental catastrophe it created as it rapidly industrialized.

Rank #6: A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil

Aug 28 2018
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What's it like to discover a galaxy -- and have it named after you? Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil lets us know in this quick talk about her team's surprising discovery of a mysterious new galaxy type.

Rank #7: Where are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb

Jul 19 2018
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The universe is incredibly old, astoundingly vast and populated by trillions of planets -- so where are all the aliens? Astronomer Stephen Webb has an explanation: we're alone in the universe. In a mind-expanding talk, he spells out the remarkable barriers a planet would need to clear in order to host an extraterrestrial civilization -- and makes a case for the beauty of our potential cosmic loneliness. "The silence of the universe is shouting, 'We're the creatures who got lucky,'" Webb says.

Rank #8: A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi

Jul 12 2018
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At MIT, Dina Katabi and her team are working on a bold new way to monitor patients' vital signs in a hospital (or even at home), without wearables or bulky, beeping devices. Bonus: it can see through walls. In a mind-blowing talk and demo, Katabi previews a system that captures the reflections of signals like Wi-Fi as they bounce off people, creating a reliable record of vitals for healthcare workers and patients. And in a brief Q&A with TED curator Helen Walters, Katabi discusses safeguards being put in place to prevent people from using this tech to monitor somebody without their consent.

Rank #9: How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson

Jul 11 2018
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Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his "code" creates life, giving scientists the power to convert digital information into biological material like proteins and vaccines. Now he's on to a new project: "biological transportation," which holds the promise of beaming new medicines across the globe over the internet. Learn more about how this technology could change the way we respond to disease outbreaks and enable us to download personalized prescriptions in our homes.

Rank #10: How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights

Jul 10 2018
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There are about a hundred trillion microbes living inside your gut -- protecting you from infection, aiding digestion and regulating your immune system. As our bodies have adapted to life in modern society, we've started to lose some of our normal microbes; at the same time, diseases linked to a loss of diversity in microbiome are skyrocketing in developed nations. Computational microbiologist Dan Knights shares some intriguing discoveries about the differences in the microbiomes of people in developing countries compared to the US, and how they might affect our health. Learn more about the world of microbes living inside you -- and the work being done to create tools to restore and replenish them.