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[ Nature ]
By Sam Burns
Have you ever looked at a mushroom and wondered, can I eat that? Well, before you decide to take a bite, you might want to meet a few of the guides on today’s adventures. They’ll have you excited to grab your basket and start foraging!
[ Science ]
Join a group of courageously curious ordinary people, willing to go deep below the Earth’s surface, to help us meet our cousins: an ancient species of humans who walked alongside us in the not so distant past!
[ Innovation ]
By Sam Burns
A simple and ingenious solution has been found to the enormous problem of Methane gas produced by cows — which is 34 times worse for our planet than all the world’s vehicle emissions. Another brilliant idea that combines two things no one ever thought to put together!
The discovery of microorganisms completely changed the way we looked at the world. In this age of science are we just as close to perspective shifting discovery?
The discovery of Homo Naledi, a new human ancestor, was a momentous occasion. It not only shifted our understanding of our origins, it also changed the way we conduct and talk about scientific research!
[ Animals ]
For millennia, we have sought to explore the ocean’s depths. This journey is as harrowing as it is beautiful. Join us as we explore this history and the first remarkable craft that took us to unexplored worlds on our own planet…
Andrés Ruzo grew up hearing legends of a boiling river in the Amazon. Years later, he went on a search for the source of the legend and uncovered a remarkable natural wonder. Here is his remarkable story from the TED stage!