Post Tagged with: “TED”

Should We Bring Back Lost Species?

Should We Bring Back Lost Species?

Should we use our scientific and economic resources to restore lost species, many of which were stamped out by our own hands? A recent TEDx conference met to discuss this question.

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Why Do We See Illusions?

Why Do We See Illusions?

Vision scientist Mark Changizi disassembles the aura of optical illusions in this brief talk for TedEd. Why do we see illusions? Aren’t our eyes and brains complex enough to avoid being fooled by simple visual trickery?

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One Journalist’s Search for Einstein’s Brain

One Journalist’s Search for Einstein’s Brain

A fun TEDx talk by Steven Levy recounting his quest to understand just what happened to Einstein’s brain.

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Zimmer: Parasite Tales

Zimmer: Parasite Tales

One would be hard-pressed to find more disturbing behavior in all of the animal kingdom than what we observe in the the jewel and ichneumon wasps. Carl Zimmer’s TED talk topic is parasitic wasps.

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Schwartzberg: The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

Schwartzberg: The Hidden Beauty of Pollination

In this brief TED presentation, Louie Schwartzberg shares with us clips of his 35-year collection of time-lapse footage. The video captures in exquisite detail nature’s four primary pollinators: bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and bats.

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Bill Gates Gives a TED Talk

Bill Gates Gives a TED Talk

Bill Gates gave a TED talk in 2009 titled “Mosquitoes, malaria and education“. It’s a broad-sweeping talk, but here are a few points that stuck out for me.

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Math Class Needs a Makeover

Math Class Needs a Makeover

In this brief TED talk, Dan Meyer discusses the backwardness of math education in America and how we can improve the situation.

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Harvey Fineberg on Neo-Evolution

Harvey Fineberg on Neo-Evolution

Harvey Fineberg discusses the future of human evolution. What’s coming next for our species?

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Schwartz’s Paradox of Choice

Schwartz’s Paradox of Choice

Barry Schwartz’s “The Paradox of Choice” remains one of the greatest TED talks I’ve heard. Incisive and comprehensively applicable, the way he connects choice psychology to marketing, human welfare and social policy is masterful.

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