TED Talks: Science and Medicine

Listen to scientists and medical professionals talk about new ideas and discoveries in the field.

It’s fascinating to know that even after kilo years of studies, we still have a lot to learn.

In our constant quest for knowledge, science surprises us with new findings all the time.

Keep yourself posted with the latest in medicine and scientific research. From life-like surgery simulations to fungi, it’s gonna be worth your while.

latest episodes

What time is it on Mars? | Nagin Cox

2017-02-03 16:06:45
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A robot that eats pollution | Jonathan Rossiter

2017-02-22 16:17:33
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A scientific approach to the paranormal | Carrie Poppy

2017-03-03 16:38:07
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Lifelike simulations that make real-life surgery safer | Peter Weinstock

2017-03-20 14:57:11
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3 ways to spot a bad statistic | Mona Chalabi

2017-03-24 14:48:55
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How early life experience is written into DNA | Moshe Szyf

2017-03-30 15:17:00
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How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman

2017-04-04 15:10:25
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How radio telescopes show us unseen galaxies | Natasha Hurley-Walker

2017-04-18 15:02:39
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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova

2017-04-28 17:07:37
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How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford

2017-05-12 15:04:35
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A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead

2017-05-17 14:38:21
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A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina Fedoroff

2017-05-25 14:53:13
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What happens in your brain when you pay attention? | Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar

2017-06-08 14:48:53
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Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel

2017-07-17 15:05:42
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Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

2017-07-18 15:00:13
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Why I still have hope for coral reefs | Kristen Marhaver

2017-07-28 14:51:23
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Meet the microscopic life in your home -- and on your face | Anne Madden

2017-08-11 14:54:31
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What the sugar coating on your cells is trying to tell you | Carolyn Bertozzi

2017-08-24 19:27:29
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What it feels like to see Earth from space | Benjamin Grant

2017-09-07 19:55:59
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The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos

2017-09-20 15:02:17
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The fascinating secret lives of giant clams | Mei Lin Neo

2017-09-26 14:55:15
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How LIGO discovered gravitational waves -- and what might be next | Gabriela González

2017-10-03 13:02:04
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A global food crisis may be less than a decade away | Sara Menker

2017-10-05 19:22:22
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What's hidden under the Greenland ice sheet? | Kristin Poinar

2017-10-17 14:52:16
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Can we stop climate change by removing CO2 from the air? | Tim Kruger

2017-10-31 14:49:07
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How to win at evolution and survive a mass extinction | Lauren Sallan

2017-10-31 20:25:54
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Why wildfires have gotten worse -- and what we can do about it | Paul Hessburg

2017-11-07 20:35:34
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The future of good food in China | Matilda Ho

2017-11-28 21:07:04
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The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon

2018-10-05 14:47:02
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Lessons from a solar storm chaser | Miho Janvier

2017-12-12 20:52:55
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What we'll learn about the brain in the next century | Sam Rodriques

2018-06-12 19:53:38
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Fashion has a pollution problem -- can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza

2017-11-29 16:01:33
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Adventures of an interplanetary architect | Xavier De Kestelier

2017-12-11 21:04:06
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How augmented reality could change the future of surgery | Nadine Hachach-Haram

2017-12-08 16:03:42
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How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain | Kevin Njabo

2018-01-10 16:02:06
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Why I study the most dangerous animal on earth -- mosquitoes | Fredros Okumu

2018-01-29 16:00:52
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You aren't at the mercy of your emotions -- your brain creates them | Lisa Feldman Barrett

2018-01-02 20:57:52
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The surprising solution to ocean plastic | David Katz

2018-01-25 15:49:39
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Could fish social networks help us save coral reefs? | Mike Gil

2018-01-30 20:56:29
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This deep-sea mystery is changing our understanding of life | Karen Lloyd

2018-02-06 15:55:37
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The thrilling potential for off-grid solar energy | Amar Inamdar

2018-01-26 15:57:43
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The role of human emotions in science and research | Ilona Stengel

2018-02-26 16:02:34
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How we look kilometers below the Antarctic ice sheet | Dustin Schroeder

2018-03-01 15:59:53
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The wonderful world of life in a drop of water | Simone Bianco and Tom Zimmerman

2018-03-07 20:51:31
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Should we create a solar shade to cool the earth? | Danny Hillis

2018-04-05 14:48:27
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The "dead zone" of the Gulf of Mexico | Nancy Rabalais

2018-04-18 17:25:41
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How fungi recognize (and infect) plants | Mennat El Ghalid

2018-03-27 19:56:43
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Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan

2018-05-16 14:58:50
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How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource | Aaswath Raman

2018-06-01 16:03:24
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The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam

2018-05-15 14:50:11
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How vultures can help solve crimes | Lauren Pharr

2018-05-31 18:35:45
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Let's turn the high seas into the world's largest nature reserve | Enric Sala

2018-06-06 18:28:20
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The journey through loss and grief | Jason B. Rosenthal

2018-06-12 14:53:00
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Four billion years of evolution in six minutes | Prosanta Chakrabarty

2018-06-15 14:54:00
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The story of 'Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system | Karen J. Meech

2018-06-27 18:17:20
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How we're saving one of Earth's last wild places | Steve Boyes

2018-07-03 20:03:57
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The tiny creature that secretly powers the planet | Penny Chisholm

2018-07-02 14:56:50
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How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson

2018-07-11 14:54:07
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A new way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere | Jennifer Wilcox

2018-07-05 14:44:18
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A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi

2018-07-12 14:57:32
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Where are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb

2018-07-19 14:56:12
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A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil

2018-08-28 19:53:29
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How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu

2018-08-29 14:51:23
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How I became part sea urchin | Catherine Mohr

2018-09-21 15:21:03
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The radical possibilities of man-made DNA | Floyd E. Romesberg

2018-11-26 15:53:51
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The key to a better malaria vaccine | Faith Osier

2018-10-16 19:46:16
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The pharmacy of the future? Personalized pills, 3D printed at home | Daniel Kraft

2018-10-18 14:56:53
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5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world | Johan Rockström

2018-10-17 13:04:27
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100 solutions to reverse global warming | Chad Frischmann

2018-11-28 15:56:20
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3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd

2018-12-11 15:39:24
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The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu

2019-01-10 15:59:42
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The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne | Li Wei Tan

2018-12-17 15:38:26
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The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe

2018-12-14 15:54:54
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Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis

2019-01-29 15:50:53
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What sticky sea creatures can teach us about making glue | Jonathan Wilker

2019-01-24 15:43:54
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The age of genetic wonder | Juan Enriquez

2019-02-15 15:44:36
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How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy

2019-03-01 16:01:58
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Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart

2019-03-13 14:55:30
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The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait

2019-03-18 14:52:42
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To detect diseases earlier, let's speak bacteria's secret language | Fatima AlZahra'a Alatraktchi

2019-03-27 14:51:50
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How you can help save the bees, one hive at a time | Noah Wilson-Rich

2019-03-20 14:53:36
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Can we regenerate heart muscle with stem cells? | Chuck Murry

2019-03-29 15:19:35
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A personal air-quality tracker that lets you know what you're breathing | Romain Lacombe

2019-04-22 14:54:57
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Inside the black hole image that made history | Sheperd Doeleman

2019-04-18 14:58:46
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How supercharged plants could slow climate change | Joanne Chory

2019-05-02 14:49:18
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Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal | Lucy Cooke

2019-05-21 14:46:14
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These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague

2019-05-28 14:58:25
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The amazing brains and morphing skin of octopuses and other cephalopods | Roger Hanlon

2019-05-31 14:55:23
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The mysterious microbes living deep inside the earth -- and how they could help humanity | Karen Lloyd

2019-06-10 14:44:46
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5 challenges we could solve by designing new proteins | David Baker

2019-06-17 14:53:59
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Grief and love in the animal kingdom | Barbara J. King

2019-07-08 14:56:35
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The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren't exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi

2019-07-15 14:51:00
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What's at the bottom of the ocean -- and how we're getting there | Victor Vescovo

2019-08-02 14:47:38
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How climate change affects your mental health | Britt Wray

2019-08-27 14:55:39
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Emergency medicine for our climate fever | Kelly Wanser

2019-08-28 14:53:31
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A climate change solution that's right under our feet | Asmeret Asefaw Berhe

2019-09-03 14:51:55
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How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

2019-09-16 19:46:20
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We need to track the world's water like we track the weather | Sonaar Luthra

2019-09-20 14:52:47
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Can seaweed help curb global warming? | Tim Flannery

2019-09-23 19:04:30
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How one tree grows 40 different kinds of fruit | Sam Van Aken

2019-09-27 15:21:14
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