TEDTalks Science and Medicine

TEDTalks Science and Medicine


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TEDTalks Science and Medicine

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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The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu Jan 10, 2019 Listen Download
The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne | Li Wei Tan Dec 17, 2018 Listen Download
The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe Dec 14, 2018 Listen Download
3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd Dec 11, 2018 Listen Download
100 solutions to reverse global warming | Chad Frischmann Nov 28, 2018 Listen Download
The radical possibilities of man-made DNA | Floyd E. Romesberg Nov 26, 2018 Listen Download
The pharmacy of the future? Personalized pills, 3D printed at home | Daniel Kraft Oct 18, 2018 Listen Download
5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world | Johan Rockstrom Oct 17, 2018 Listen Download
The key to a better malaria vaccine | Faith Osier Oct 16, 2018 Listen Download
The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon Oct 5, 2018 Listen Download
How I became part sea urchin | Catherine Mohr Sep 21, 2018 Listen Download
Why we choke under pressure -- and how to avoid it | Sian Leah Beilock Sep 18, 2018 Listen Download
How data is helping us unravel the mysteries of the brain | Steve McCarroll Sep 4, 2018 Listen Download
How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu Aug 29, 2018 Listen Download
A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil Aug 28, 2018 Listen Download
Where are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb Jul 19, 2018 Listen Download
A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi Jul 12, 2018 Listen Download
How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson Jul 11, 2018 Listen Download
How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights Jul 10, 2018 Listen Download
A new way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere | Jennifer Wilcox Jul 5, 2018 Listen Download
How we're saving one of Earth's last wild places | Steve Boyes Jul 3, 2018 Listen Download
The tiny creature that secretly powers the planet | Penny Chisholm Jul 2, 2018 Listen Download
The story of 'Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system | Karen J. Meech Jun 27, 2018 Listen Download
The surprising science of alpha males | Frans de Waal Jun 18, 2018 Listen Download
Four billion years of evolution in six minutes | Prosanta Chakrabarty Jun 15, 2018 Listen Download
What we'll learn about the brain in the next century | Sam Rodriques Jun 12, 2018 Listen Download
The journey through loss and grief | Jason B. Rosenthal Jun 12, 2018 Listen Download
Let's turn the high seas into the world's largest nature reserve | Enric Sala Jun 6, 2018 Listen Download
How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource | Aaswath Raman Jun 1, 2018 Listen Download
How vultures can help solve crimes | Lauren Pharr May 31, 2018 Listen Download
The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx May 22, 2018 Listen Download
Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan May 16, 2018 Listen Download
The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam May 15, 2018 Listen Download
The "dead zone" of the Gulf of Mexico | Nancy Rabalais Apr 18, 2018 Listen Download
Should we create a solar shade to cool the earth? | Danny Hillis Apr 5, 2018 Listen Download
How fungi recognize (and infect) plants | Mennat El Ghalid Mar 27, 2018 Listen Download
The wonderful world of life in a drop of water | Tom Zimmerman Mar 7, 2018 Listen Download
How we look kilometers below the Antarctic ice sheet | Dustin Schroeder Mar 1, 2018 Listen Download
The role of human emotions in science and research | Ilona Stengel Feb 26, 2018 Listen Download
This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd Feb 6, 2018 Listen Download
Could fish social networks help us save coral reefs? | Mike Gil Jan 30, 2018 Listen Download
Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth -- mosquitoes | Fredros Okumu Jan 29, 2018 Listen Download
The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy | Amar Inamdar Jan 26, 2018 Listen Download
The surprising solution to ocean plastic | David Katz Jan 25, 2018 Listen Download
How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain | Kevin Njabo Jan 10, 2018 Listen Download
You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them | Lisa Feldman Barrett Jan 2, 2018 Listen Download
Lessons from a solar storm chaser | Miho Janvier Dec 12, 2017 Listen Download
Adventures of an interplanetary architect | Xavier De Kestelier Dec 11, 2017 Listen Download
How augmented reality could change the future of surgery | Nadine Hachach-Haram Dec 8, 2017 Listen Download
Fashion has a pollution problem -- can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza Nov 29, 2017 Listen Download
The future of good food in China | Matilda Ho Nov 28, 2017 Listen Download
Why wildfires have gotten worse -- and what we can do about it | Paul Hessburg Nov 7, 2017 Listen Download
How to win at evolution and survive a mass extinction | Lauren Sallan Oct 31, 2017 Listen Download
Can we stop climate change by removing CO2 from the air? | Tim Kruger Oct 31, 2017 Listen Download
What's hidden under the Greenland ice sheet? | Kristin Poinar Oct 17, 2017 Listen Download
A global food crisis may be less than a decade away | Sara Menker Oct 5, 2017 Listen Download
Mind-blowing, magnified portraits of insects | Levon Biss Oct 4, 2017 Listen Download
How LIGO discovered gravitational waves -- and what might be next | Gabriela González Oct 3, 2017 Listen Download
The fascinating secret lives of giant clams | Mei Lin Neo Sep 26, 2017 Listen Download
The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos Sep 20, 2017 Listen Download
What it feels like to see Earth from space | Benjamin Grant Sep 7, 2017 Listen Download
What the sugar coating on your cells is trying to tell you | Carolyn Bertozzi Aug 24, 2017 Listen Download
Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face | Anne Madden Aug 11, 2017 Listen Download
Why I still have hope for coral reefs | Kristen Marhaver Jul 28, 2017 Listen Download
You smell with your body, not just your nose | Jennifer Pluznick Jul 27, 2017 Listen Download
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth Jul 18, 2017 Listen Download
Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel Jul 17, 2017 Listen Download
What rivers can tell us about the earth's history | Liz Hajek Jul 13, 2017 Listen Download
What happens in your brain when you pay attention? | Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar Jun 8, 2017 Listen Download
How pollution is changing the ocean's chemistry | Triona McGrath May 29, 2017 Listen Download
A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina Fedoroff May 25, 2017 Listen Download
A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead May 17, 2017 Listen Download
How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford May 12, 2017 Listen Download
A tribute to nurses | Carolyn Jones May 8, 2017 Listen Download
What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova Apr 28, 2017 Listen Download
Science in service to the public good | Siddhartha Roy Apr 25, 2017 Listen Download
How radio telescopes show us unseen galaxies | Natasha Hurley-Walker Apr 18, 2017 Listen Download
How we can find ourselves in data | Giorgia Lupi Apr 7, 2017 Listen Download
How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman Apr 4, 2017 Listen Download
How early life experience is written into DNA | Moshe Szyf Mar 30, 2017 Listen Download
3 ways to spot a bad statistic | Mona Chalabi Mar 24, 2017 Listen Download
Lifelike simulations that make real-life surgery safer | Peter Weinstock Mar 20, 2017 Listen Download
Adventures of an asteroid hunter | Carrie Nugent Mar 14, 2017 Listen Download
A scientific approach to the paranormal | Carrie Poppy Mar 3, 2017 Listen Download
Smelfies, and other experiments in synthetic biology | Ani Liu Feb 27, 2017 Listen Download
A robot that eats pollution | Jonathan Rossiter Feb 22, 2017 Listen Download
What time is it on Mars? | Nagin Cox Feb 3, 2017 Listen Download
Why you should love statistics | Alan Smith Jan 31, 2017 Listen Download
The ethical dilemma of designer babies | Paul Knoepfler Jan 23, 2017 Listen Download
What happens when you have a disease doctors can't diagnose | Jennifer Brea Jan 17, 2017 Listen Download
The next step in nanotechnology | George Tulevski Jan 10, 2017 Listen Download
How we explore unanswered questions in physics | James Beacham Dec 22, 2016 Listen Download
Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine | Kevin B. Jones Dec 12, 2016 Listen Download
Let's clean up the space junk orbiting Earth | Natalie Panek Dec 6, 2016 Listen Download
We need nuclear power to solve climate change | Joe Lassiter Nov 28, 2016 Listen Download
What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez Nov 22, 2016 Listen Download
A temporary tattoo that brings hospital care to the home | Todd Coleman Oct 18, 2016 Listen Download
What you need to know about CRISPR | Ellen Jorgensen Oct 3, 2016 Listen Download
How we're harnessing nature's hidden superpowers | Oded Shoseyov Sep 28, 2016 Listen Download
The era of personal DNA testing is here | Sebastian Kraves Sep 22, 2016 Listen Download
How fear of nuclear power is hurting the environment | Michael Shellenberger Sep 14, 2016 Listen Download
Why helmets don't prevent concussions -- and what might | David Camarillo Sep 8, 2016 Listen Download
3 moons and a planet that could have alien life | James Green Aug 16, 2016 Listen Download
What a planet needs to sustain life | Dave Brain Aug 12, 2016 Listen Download
How trees talk to each other | Suzanne Simard Jul 22, 2016 Listen Download
A new way to study the brain's invisible secrets | Ed Boyden Jul 21, 2016 Listen Download
What will be the next big scientific breakthrough? | Eric Haseltine Jul 12, 2016 Listen Download
Clues to prehistoric times, found in blind cavefish | Prosanta Chakrabarty Jun 30, 2016 Listen Download
How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars | Wanda Diaz Merced Jun 27, 2016 Listen Download
Why genetic research must be more diverse | Keolu Fox Jun 21, 2016 Listen Download
This scientist makes ears out of apples | Andrew Pelling Jun 15, 2016 Listen Download
A smarter, more precise way to think about public health | Sue Desmond-Hellmann May 31, 2016 Listen Download
This tiny particle could roam your body to find tumors | Sangeeta Bhatia May 12, 2016 Listen Download
Gene editing can now change an entire species -- forever | Jennifer Kahn May 9, 2016 Listen Download
How to read the genome and build a human being | Riccardo Sabatini Apr 29, 2016 Listen Download
Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara Apr 22, 2016 Listen Download
We can reprogram life. How to do it wisely | Juan Enriquez Apr 20, 2016 Listen Download
A new superweapon in the fight against cancer | Paula Hammond Apr 13, 2016 Listen Download
Your kids might live on Mars. Here's how they'll survive | Stephen Petranek Apr 12, 2016 Listen Download
The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian Apr 7, 2016 Listen Download
How humans could evolve to survive in space | Lisa Nip Mar 30, 2016 Listen Download
This country isn't just carbon neutral -- it's carbon negative | Tshering Tobgay Mar 11, 2016 Listen Download
The secrets I find on the mysterious ocean floor | Laura Robinson Mar 9, 2016 Listen Download
Why your doctor should care about social justice | Mary Bassett Feb 25, 2016 Listen Download
What the discovery of gravitational waves means | Allan Adams Feb 18, 2016 Listen Download
The case for fish farming | Mike Velings Feb 11, 2016 Listen Download
The boiling river of the Amazon | Andrés Ruzo Feb 2, 2016 Listen Download
Should you be able to patent a human gene? | Tania Simoncelli Jan 27, 2016 Listen Download
How we can make crops survive without water | Jill Farrant Jan 19, 2016 Listen Download
Have we reached the end of physics? | Harry Cliff Jan 4, 2016 Listen Download
Let's not use Mars as a backup planet | Lucianne Walkowicz Dec 15, 2015 Listen Download
The untapped genius that could change science for the better | Jedidah Isler Dec 7, 2015 Listen Download
How we're growing baby corals to rebuild reefs | Kristen Marhaver Dec 1, 2015 Listen Download
What are animals thinking and feeling? | Carl Safina Nov 19, 2015 Listen Download
The coolest animal you know nothing about ... and how we can save it | Patrícia Medici Nov 4, 2015 Listen Download
Deep under the Earth's surface, discovering beauty and science | Francesco Sauro Oct 23, 2015 Listen Download
How CRISPR lets us edit our DNA | Jennifer Doudna Oct 20, 2015 Listen Download
Why medicine often has dangerous side effects for women | Alyson McGregor Oct 14, 2015 Listen Download
You can grow new brain cells. Here's how | Sandrine Thuret Oct 8, 2015 Listen Download
Soon we'll cure diseases with a cell, not a pill | Siddhartha Mukherjee Oct 6, 2015 Listen Download
Alzheimer's is not normal aging — and we can cure it | Samuel Cohen Sep 28, 2015 Listen Download
Why climate change is a threat to human rights | Mary Robinson Sep 23, 2015 Listen Download
I leapt from the stratosphere. Here's how I did it | Alan Eustace Sep 4, 2015 Listen Download
The troubling reason why vaccines are made too late ... if they're made at all | Seth Berkley Aug 25, 2015 Listen Download
How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questions | Jim Al-Khalili Aug 24, 2015 Listen Download
Could we cure HIV with lasers? | Patience Mthunzi Aug 14, 2015 Listen Download
What we learn from insects' sex lives | Marlene Zuk Jul 17, 2015 Listen Download
What happened when I open-sourced my brain cancer | Salvatore Iaconesi Jul 16, 2015 Listen Download
The amazing story of the man who gave us modern pain relief | Latif Nasser Jul 1, 2015 Listen Download
The forgotten history of autism | Steve Silberman Jun 17, 2015 Listen Download
Do we see reality as it is? | Donald Hoffman Jun 11, 2015 Listen Download
The search for planets beyond our solar system | Sara Seager May 28, 2015 Listen Download
The joy of surfing in ice-cold water | Chris Burkard May 22, 2015 Listen Download
Chimps have feelings and thoughts. They should also have rights | Steven Wise May 20, 2015 Listen Download
The first 21 days of a bee's life | Anand Varma May 11, 2015 Listen Download
The case for engineering our food | Pamela Ronald May 4, 2015 Listen Download
How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage Apr 28, 2015 Listen Download
How Mars might hold the secret to the origin of life | Nathalie Cabrol Apr 17, 2015 Listen Download
How to land on a comet | Fred Jansen Apr 9, 2015 Listen Download
How I use sonar to navigate the world | Daniel Kish Mar 31, 2015 Listen Download
Can we create new senses for humans? | David Eagleman Mar 18, 2015 Listen Download
The power of herd immunity | Romina Libster Feb 25, 2015 Listen Download
How our microbes make us who we are | Rob Knight Feb 23, 2015 Listen Download
How butterflies self-medicate | Jaap de Roode Feb 9, 2015 Listen Download
10 myths about psychology, debunked | Ben Ambridge Feb 4, 2015 Listen Download
Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it | Miguel Nicolelis Jan 26, 2015 Listen Download
Let's save the last pristine continent | Robert Swan Jan 13, 2015 Listen Download
Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests | Tasso Azevedo Jan 9, 2015 Listen Download
What veterinarians know that physicians don't | Barbara Natterson-Horowitz Dec 4, 2014 Listen Download
Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time | Will Marshall Nov 18, 2014 Listen Download
What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country | Michael Green Nov 11, 2014 Listen Download
Humble plants that hide surprising secrets | Ameenah Gurib-Fakim Nov 4, 2014 Listen Download
A science award that makes you laugh, then think | Marc Abrahams Oct 24, 2014 Listen Download
The future of early cancer detection? | Jorge Soto Oct 15, 2014 Listen Download
Where to train the world's doctors? Cuba. | Gail Reed Oct 1, 2014 Listen Download
Big data is better data | Kenneth Cukier Sep 23, 2014 Listen Download
The state of the climate — and what we might do about it | Nicholas Stern Sep 22, 2014 Listen Download
An engineer's vision for tiny forests, everywhere | Shubhendu Sharma Sep 4, 2014 Listen Download
Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding | Rose Goslinga Aug 26, 2014 Listen Download
Depressed dogs, cats with OCD — what animal madness means for us humans | Laurel Braitman Aug 21, 2014 Listen Download
How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis | Janet Iwasa Aug 7, 2014 Listen Download
What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime | Heather Barnett Jul 17, 2014 Listen Download
A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery | Nikolai Begg Jul 15, 2014 Listen Download
The loves and lies of fireflies | Sara Lewis Jul 1, 2014 Listen Download
Why we should trust scientists | Naomi Oreskes Jun 25, 2014 Listen Download
Why science demands a leap into the unknown | Uri Alon Jun 12, 2014 Listen Download
The psychology of your future self | Dan Gilbert Jun 3, 2014 Listen Download
The emergent patterns of climate change | Gavin Schmidt May 1, 2014 Listen Download
Get your next eye exam on a smartphone | Andrew Bastawrous Apr 30, 2014 Listen Download
Autism — what we know (and what we don't know yet) | Wendy Chung Apr 28, 2014 Listen Download
How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion | Michel Laberge Apr 22, 2014 Listen Download
The sore problem of prosthetic limbs | David Sengeh Apr 10, 2014 Listen Download
The discovery that could rewrite physics | Allan Adams Apr 1, 2014 Listen Download
Zombie roaches and other parasite tales | Ed Yong Mar 26, 2014 Listen Download
The neuroscience of restorative justice | Daniel Reisel Mar 18, 2014 Listen Download
The birds and the bees are just the beginning | Carin Bondar Mar 14, 2014 Listen Download
My DNA vending machine | Gabriel Barcia-Colombo Mar 6, 2014 Listen Download
Could future devices read images from our brains? | Mary Lou Jepsen Mar 3, 2014 Listen Download
Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore | Leyla Acaroglu Feb 11, 2014 Listen Download
A bold new way to fund drug research | Roger Stein Jan 7, 2014 Listen Download
The $80 prosthetic knee that's changing lives | Krista Donaldson Dec 19, 2013 Listen Download
Body parts on a chip | Geraldine Hamilton Dec 3, 2013 Listen Download
What is so special about the human brain? | Suzana Herculano-Houzel Nov 26, 2013 Listen Download
How your "working memory" makes sense of the world | Peter Doolittle Nov 22, 2013 Listen Download
The paralyzed rat that walked | Grégoire Courtine Nov 6, 2013 Listen Download
A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis | Mohamed Hijri Oct 29, 2013 Listen Download
Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge | Gian Giudice Oct 24, 2013 Listen Download
How reliable is your memory? | Elizabeth Loftus Sep 23, 2013 Listen Download
Why bees are disappearing | Marla Spivak Sep 17, 2013 Listen Download
3 reasons we still haven’t gotten rid of malaria | Sonia Shah Sep 12, 2013 Listen Download
Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers | Adam Spencer Sep 3, 2013 Listen Download
A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory. | Xu Liu Aug 15, 2013 Listen Download
Our shared condition -- consciousness | John Searle Jul 22, 2013 Listen Download
The voice of the natural world | Bernie Krause Jul 15, 2013 Listen Download
The interspecies internet? An idea in progress | Vint Cerf Jul 10, 2013 Listen Download
Why we should build wooden skyscrapers | Michael Green Jul 9, 2013 Listen Download
How we'll resurrect the gastric brooding frog, the Tasmanian tiger | Michael Archer Jun 27, 2013 Listen Download
Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem? | Peter Attia Jun 25, 2013 Listen Download
Could we speak the language of dolphins? | Denise Herzing Jun 6, 2013 Listen Download
Bring back the woolly mammoth! | Hendrik Poinar May 30, 2013 Listen Download
Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off | Andres Lozano Apr 18, 2013 Listen Download
The Philosophical Breakfast Club | Laura Snyder Apr 12, 2013 Listen Download
When you're making a deal, what's going on in your brain? | Colin Camerer Mar 28, 2013 Listen Download
The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready? | Stewart Brand Mar 13, 2013 Listen Download
Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals | David Anderson Mar 12, 2013 Listen Download
How we found the giant squid | Edith Widder Mar 5, 2013 Listen Download
How to fight desertification and reverse climate change | Allan Savory Mar 4, 2013 Listen Download
How a fly flies | Michael Dickinson Feb 22, 2013 Listen Download
Let the environment guide our development | Johan Rockstrom Aug 31, 2010 Listen Download
The riddle of experience vs. memory | Daniel Kahneman Mar 1, 2010 Listen Download

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