Enjoy some of the best Science TED Talks we’ve featured!

Here are our favorite Science TED Talks. From researchers making human ears out of apples to scientists discovering the previously unknown glow-in-the-dark world beneath the sea, these are the TED Talks that inspire our curiosity!

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Are Plants “Talking” to Each Other? They Are!

40 minutes

[ Conservation & Sustainability ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Trees may seem like some of the planet's quietest living things, but it turns out that they and their other plant friends are actually communicating with each other in amazing and complex ways!
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How Paper Tools will Change the World

14 minutes

[ Health ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

When it comes to innovations that will change the world, shouldn't we consider how many hands will have access to them? Check out this brilliant TED Talk from Manu Prakash, one of the remarkable brains behind the paper technologies of the future that will revolutionize how we think about science!
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Solving Old Problems by Studying New Species

14 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

How can studying new species lead to a brighter future? Here's a great reminder that inspiration is all around us, we just have to search for connections!
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Take A Look At The Book Of You!

17 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What makes you, you? Here's a remarkable TED Talk from Riccardo Sabatini that gives the marvelous complexity of life new perspective.
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What We’re Getting Wrong About Concussions

16 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Do helmets really protect us from a concussion? It turns out there is a lot we don't know and a lot we have completely wrong when it comes to this seemingly common form of brain trauma!
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Turning Apples into Ears: Creativity in the Lab

20 minutes

[ Art ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What if we let creativity and play mix with science? Here's a lab that is doing just that, and in doing so coming up with incredible discoveries, like the ability to turn apples into ears...
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Why Spend Public Funds on “Curiosity-Driven Science”?

17 minutes

[ Education Enrichment ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

In tough economic times, have you ever heard someone rant about how worthless some science research can be? Here's what I'm going to add to that conversation next time! Take a look...
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“My Stroke of Insight”: A Scientist’s Best and Worst Day

19 minutes

[ Books ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

What happens when a brain scientist studying strokes has a stroke of her own? It's a riveting story with a huge insight for us all! Find out in today's featured TED Talk.
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The Glow-in-the-Dark World Beneath the Sea

16 minutes

[ Animals ]

By Liesl Ulrich-Verderber

Just below the ocean waves is a world that, until recently, we had never seen before. This world of glowing sharks, eels, turtles, and much more has been swimming all around us, but it took asking the right question to find it!
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