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Podcast Profile: TED Talks Science and Medicine

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136 episodes
2018 to 2023
Median: 12 minutes
Collection: Science


Description (podcaster-provided):

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.


Themes and summary (AI-generated based on podcaster-provided show and episode descriptions):

➤ Science and medicine discoveries • Climate change solutions • Technological advancements • Ocean and space exploration • DNA and genetics • Environmental sustainability • Human health innovations

This podcast, titled "TED Talks Science and Medicine," features an array of episodes where prominent scientists, doctors, and medical researchers share their groundbreaking discoveries and visions. The content spans multiple facets of science and medicine, blending complex technologies and innovative ideas with accessible explanations and captivating narratives.

A predominant theme in this podcast is the intersection of environmental science and technology. Several episodes delve into climate change, exploring innovative methods such as solar geoengineering, CO2 scrubbing, and the creation of supercharged plants to mitigate global warming. Discussions also cover the role of various organisms—plankton, fungi, microbes, and bees—in maintaining ecological balance and our efforts to protect them.

Medical advancements form another central thread, highlighting cutting-edge research in synthetic DNA, stem cell therapy, malaria vaccines, and personalized medication using 3D printing. Additionally, the podcast explores novel diagnostic tools, like bacteria monitoring devices and non-invasive vital sign trackers, underscoring the future of healthcare technology.

The podcast also shines a light on space exploration and astronomical discoveries, detailing the implications of rare cosmic phenomena like the interstellar comet `Oumuamua and the first-ever image of a black hole. The deep dives into the universe extend to the mysterious origins of the Moon and the unveiling of new human ancestors, providing insights into our planetary and biological history.

Moreover, ethical considerations in science and societal impacts are frequently addressed. Discussions range from the stifling of scientific inquiry, the ethical treatment of animals, to the humanitarian efforts in war-torn regions exemplifying the application of science for societal good.

Overall, this podcast offers a comprehensive view of contemporary scientific endeavors, emphasizing the profound connections between environmental stewardship, medical innovation, space exploration, and ethical responsibility.


Episodes:
Episode Image The wonderful world of life in a drop of water | Simone Bianco and Tom Zimmerman
2018-Mar-07
11 minutes
Episode Image Should we create a solar shade to cool the earth? | Danny Hillis
2018-Apr-05
6 minutes
Episode Image The "dead zone" of the Gulf of Mexico | Nancy Rabalais
2018-Apr-18
12 minutes
Episode Image How fungi recognize (and infect) plants | Mennat El Ghalid
2018-Mar-27
4 minutes
Episode Image Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan
2018-May-16
13 minutes
Episode Image How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource | Aaswath Raman
2018-Jun-01
13 minutes
Episode Image The doctors, nurses and aid workers rebuilding Syria | Rola Hallam
2018-May-15
7 minutes
Episode Image How vultures can help solve crimes | Lauren Pharr
2018-May-31
10 minutes
Episode Image Let's turn the high seas into the world's largest nature reserve | Enric Sala
2018-Jun-06
13 minutes
Episode Image The journey through loss and grief | Jason B. Rosenthal
2018-Jun-12
14 minutes
Episode Image Four billion years of evolution in six minutes | Prosanta Chakrabarty
2018-Jun-15
5 minutes
Episode Image The story of 'Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system | Karen J. Meech
2018-Jun-27
13 minutes
Episode Image How we're saving one of Earth's last wild places | Steve Boyes
2018-Jul-03
9 minutes
Episode Image The tiny creature that secretly powers the planet | Penny Chisholm
2018-Jul-02
16 minutes
Episode Image How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson
2018-Jul-11
15 minutes
Episode Image A new way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere | Jennifer Wilcox
2018-Jul-05
14 minutes
Episode Image A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi
2018-Jul-12
13 minutes
Episode Image Where are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb
2018-Jul-19
13 minutes
Episode Image A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil
2018-Aug-28
4 minutes
Episode Image How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu
2018-Aug-29
12 minutes
Episode Image How I became part sea urchin | Catherine Mohr
2018-Sep-21
6 minutes
Episode Image The radical possibilities of man-made DNA | Floyd E. Romesberg
2018-Nov-26
13 minutes
Episode Image The key to a better malaria vaccine | Faith Osier
2018-Oct-16
7 minutes
Episode Image The pharmacy of the future? Personalized pills, 3D printed at home | Daniel Kraft
2018-Oct-18
12 minutes
Episode Image 5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world | Johan Rockström
2018-Oct-17
12 minutes
Episode Image 100 solutions to reverse global warming | Chad Frischmann
2018-Nov-28
17 minutes
Episode Image 3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd
2018-Dec-11
12 minutes
Episode Image The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu
2019-Jan-10
12 minutes
Episode Image The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne | Li Wei Tan
2018-Dec-17
14 minutes
Episode Image The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe
2018-Dec-14
17 minutes
Episode Image Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis
2019-Jan-29
9 minutes
Episode Image What sticky sea creatures can teach us about making glue | Jonathan Wilker
2019-Jan-24
13 minutes
Episode Image The age of genetic wonder | Juan Enriquez
2019-Feb-15
18 minutes
Episode Image How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy
2019-Mar-01
11 minutes
Episode Image Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart
2019-Mar-13
11 minutes
Episode Image The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait
2019-Mar-18
11 minutes
Episode Image To detect diseases earlier, let's speak bacteria's secret language | Fatima AlZahra'a Alatraktchi
2019-Mar-27
11 minutes
Episode Image How you can help save the bees, one hive at a time | Noah Wilson-Rich
2019-Mar-20
12 minutes
Episode Image Can we regenerate heart muscle with stem cells? | Chuck Murry
2019-Mar-29
14 minutes
Episode Image A personal air-quality tracker that lets you know what you're breathing | Romain Lacombe
2019-Apr-22
5 minutes
Episode Image Inside the black hole image that made history | Sheperd Doeleman
2019-Apr-18
11 minutes
Episode Image How supercharged plants could slow climate change | Joanne Chory
2019-May-02
13 minutes
Episode Image Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal | Lucy Cooke
2019-May-21
14 minutes
Episode Image These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague
2019-May-28
9 minutes
Episode Image The amazing brains and morphing skin of octopuses and other cephalopods | Roger Hanlon
2019-May-31
13 minutes
Episode Image The mysterious microbes living deep inside the earth -- and how they could help humanity | Karen Lloyd
2019-Jun-10
13 minutes
Episode Image 5 challenges we could solve by designing new proteins | David Baker
2019-Jun-17
10 minutes
Episode Image Grief and love in the animal kingdom | Barbara J. King
2019-Jul-08
14 minutes
Episode Image The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren't exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi
2019-Jul-15
15 minutes
Episode Image What's at the bottom of the ocean -- and how we're getting there | Victor Vescovo
2019-Aug-02
7 minutes
Episode Image How climate change affects your mental health | Britt Wray
2019-Aug-27
7 minutes
Episode Image Emergency medicine for our climate fever | Kelly Wanser
2019-Aug-28
14 minutes
Episode Image A climate change solution that's right under our feet | Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
2019-Sep-03
13 minutes
Episode Image How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi
2019-Sep-16
11 minutes
Episode Image We need to track the world's water like we track the weather | Sonaar Luthra
2019-Sep-20
13 minutes
Episode Image Can seaweed help curb global warming? | Tim Flannery
2019-Sep-23
14 minutes
Episode Image How one tree grows 40 different kinds of fruit | Sam Van Aken
2019-Sep-27
11 minutes
Episode Image How community-led conservation can save wildlife | Moreangels Mbizah
2019-Oct-01
5 minutes
Episode Image What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen
2019-Oct-03
13 minutes
Episode Image How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution | Alasdair Harris
2019-Oct-17
11 minutes
Episode Image A coral reef love story | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
2019-Oct-18
6 minutes
Episode Image The link between fishing cats and mangrove forest conservation | Ashwin Naidu
2019-Oct-24
5 minutes
Episode Image The next software revolution: programming biological cells | Sara-Jane Dunn
2019-Nov-01
14 minutes
Episode Image Small rockets are the next space revolution | Peter Beck
2019-Nov-12
11 minutes
Episode Image What it's like to live on the International Space Station | Cady Coleman
2019-Nov-13
6 minutes
Episode Image The search for our solar system's ninth planet | Mike Brown
2019-Nov-22
13 minutes
Episode Image Your body was forged in the spectacular death of stars | Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz
2019-Dec-17
15 minutes
Episode Image The search for dark matter -- and what we've found so far | Risa Wechsler
2020-Jan-06
15 minutes
Episode Image The urgent case for antibiotic-free animals | Leon Marchal
2020-Jan-07
10 minutes
Episode Image Why are drug prices so high? Investigating the outdated US patent system | Priti Krishtel
2020-Jan-16
12 minutes
Episode Image How designing brand-new enzymes could change the world | Adam Garske
2020-Jan-21
13 minutes
Episode Image Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture? | Stuart Oda
2020-Jan-21
9 minutes
Episode Image What ocean microbes reveal about the changing climate | Angelicque White
2020-Jan-24
13 minutes
Episode Image A new type of medicine, custom-made with tiny proteins | Christopher Bahl
2020-Jan-28
4 minutes
Episode Image The science of friction -- and its surprising impact on our lives | Jennifer Vail
2020-Feb-05
11 minutes
Episode Image What a nun can teach a scientist about ecology | Victoria Gill
2020-Feb-12
13 minutes
Episode Image How a miniaturized atomic clock could revolutionize space exploration | Jill Seubert
2020-Mar-05
11 minutes
Episode Image The dangers of a noisy ocean -- and how we can quiet it down | Nicola Jones
2020-Mar-11
13 minutes
Episode Image How we could change the planet's climate future | David Wallace-Wells
2020-Mar-13
11 minutes
Episode Image The weird history of the "sex chromosomes" | Molly Webster
2020-Mar-23
13 minutes
Episode Image Indigenous knowledge meets science to take on climate change | Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim
2020-Mar-27
13 minutes
Episode Image How you can help save the monarch butterfly -- and the planet | Mary Ellen Hannibal
2020-Apr-01
11 minutes
Episode Image A history of Indigenous languages -- and how to revitalize them | Lindsay Morcom
2020-Apr-07
13 minutes
Episode Image The galactic recipe for a living planet | Karin Öberg
2020-Apr-10
13 minutes
Episode Image The wonders of the molecular world, animated | Janet Iwasa
2020-Apr-13
6 minutes
Episode Image An ER doctor on triaging your "crazy busy" life | Darria Long
2020-May-13
11 minutes
Episode Image Let's make the world wild again | Kristine Tompkins
2020-May-26
16 minutes
Episode Image The new science of personalized vaccines | Ofer Levy
2020-Jun-18
11 minutes
Episode Image The case to infect volunteers with COVID-19 to accelerate vaccine testing | Nir Eyal
2020-Jun-25
18 minutes
Episode Image Can light stop the coronavirus? | David Brenner
2020-Jul-24
30 minutes
Episode Image Could we treat spinal cord injuries with asparagus? | Andrew Pelling
2020-Nov-20
7 minutes
Episode Image How COVID-19 human challenge trials work -- and why I volunteered | Sophie Rose
2020-Nov-20
6 minutes
Episode Image The power of venom -- and how it could one day save your life | Mandë Holford
2020-Oct-29
9 minutes
Episode Image A concrete idea to reduce carbon emissions | Karen Scrivener
2020-Oct-10
4 minutes
Episode Image The promise of quantum computers | Matt Langione
2021-Feb-09
12 minutes
Episode Image A stellar history of modern astronomy | Emily Levesque
2020-Dec-04
15 minutes
Episode Image The hidden history found in your teeth | Carolyn Freiwald
2021-Feb-12
10 minutes
Episode Image The electrical blueprints that orchestrate life | Michael Levin
2021-Mar-31
19 minutes
Episode Image How your memory works -- and why forgetting is totally OK | Lisa Genova
2021-Apr-21
22 minutes
Episode Image How COVID-19 transformed the future of medicine | Daniel Kraft
2021-May-10
14 minutes
Episode Image The death of the universe -- and what it means for life | Katie Mack
2021-May-24
6 minutes
Episode Image The search for microscopic aliens | Sarah Rugheimer
2021-May-24
5 minutes
Episode Image How animals and plants are evolving in cities | Menno Schilthuizen
2020-Aug-24
12 minutes
Episode Image The missing 96 percent of the universe | Claire Malone
2021-Jul-14
12 minutes
Episode Image Meet the scientist couple driving an mRNA vaccine revolution | Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci
2021-Aug-03
24 minutes
Episode Image A sci-fi vision of life in 2041 | Chen Qiufan
2021-Sep-08
8 minutes
Episode Image Planet City -- a sci-fi vision of an astonishing regenerative future | Liam Young
2021-Sep-20
9 minutes
Episode Image The brain science of obesity | Mads Tang-Christensen
2021-Oct-06
9 minutes
Episode Image How we could eat real meat without harming animals | Isha Datar
2021-Oct-19
12 minutes
Episode Image The problem of vaccine spoilage -- and a smart sensor to help | Nithya Ramanathan
2021-Nov-03
5 minutes
Episode Image The science of extreme weather — and how to reduce the harm | Al Roker, Al Gore, David Biello and Latif Nasser
2021-Nov-23
5 minutes
Episode Image A king cobra bite -- and a scientific discovery | Gowri Shankar
2021-Dec-17
5 minutes
Episode Image How biochar removes CO2 from the air -- and helps farmers thrive | Axel Reinaud
2022-Jan-10
11 minutes
Episode Image Could we treat Alzheimer's with light and sound? | Li-Huei Tsai
2022-Jan-24
12 minutes
Episode Image The incredible cancer-detecting potential of photoacoustic imaging | Lei Li
2022-Feb-02
6 minutes
Episode Image What seaweed and cow burps have to do with climate change | Ermias Kebreab
2022-Mar-03
9 minutes
Episode Image The deep sea's medicinal secrets | Sam Afoullouss
2022-Mar-17
13 minutes
Episode Image 5 promising factors propelling climate action | Gabriel Kra
2022-Apr-06
11 minutes
Episode Image We can make COVID-19 the last pandemic | Bill Gates
2022-Apr-22
14 minutes
Episode Image How mRNA medicine will change the world | Melissa J. Moore
2022-Apr-27
18 minutes
Episode Image Humanity's search for cosmic truth and poetic beauty | Maria Popova
2022-May-23
7 minutes
Episode Image The brain science (and benefits) of ASMR | Craig Richard
2022-Jun-07
11 minutes
Episode Image The search for the invisible matter that shapes the universe | Chanda Prescod-Weinstein
2022-Jul-11
14 minutes
Episode Image The future of fashion -- made from mushrooms | Dan Widmaier
2022-Jul-25
10 minutes
Episode Image How we're reverse engineering the human brain in the lab | Sergiu P. Pasca
2022-Aug-24
12 minutes
Episode Image A giant Jurassic sea dragon, unearthed | Dean R. Lomax
2022-Sep-06
14 minutes
Episode Image How green hydrogen could end the fossil fuel era | Vaitea Cowan
2022-Sep-08
9 minutes
Episode Image A virus-resistant organism -- and what it could mean for the future | Jason W. Chin
2022-Oct-28
11 minutes
Episode Image The wheat field that could change the world | Guntur V. Subbarao
2022-Nov-14
10 minutes
Episode Image How to harness the ancient partnership between forests and fungi | Colin Averill
2023-Jan-06
11 minutes
Episode Image Can we feed ourselves without devouring the planet? | George Monbiot
2023-Jan-18
15 minutes
Episode Image Where does your sense of self come from? A scientific look | Anil Ananthaswamy
2023-Jan-19
12 minutes
Episode Image The fantastically weird world of photosynthetic sea slugs | Michael Middlebrooks
2023-Mar-06
12 minutes
Episode Image The brain-changing benefits of exercise | Wendy Suzuki
2018-Feb-28
13 minutes
Episode Image What to do when there's a polar bear in your backyard | Alysa McCall
2023-Apr-11
10 minutes
Episode Image Are life-saving medicines hiding in the world's coldest places? | Normand Voyer
2023-May-25
11 minutes