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  • The most mysterious star in the universe | Tabetha Boyajian

    Something massive, with roughly 1000 times the area of Earth, is blocking the light coming from a distant star known as KIC 8462852, and nobody is quite sure ...

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  • Dark Matter - 
What We're Really Made Of: Michelle Thaller at TEDxBinghamtonUniversity

    Assistant director for science communication and higher education, NASA Sciences and Exploration Directorate, and specialist in the lifecycles of stars.

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  • The Universe is Big: Brian Schmidt at TEDxSydney

    Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt takes us on a 15-minute tour of the Universe, explaining the thinking that led him and his colleagues to identify a hitherto unknown ...

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  • Let's not use Mars as a backup planet | Lucianne Walkowicz

    Stellar astronomer and TED Senior Fellow Lucianne Walkowicz works on NASA's Kepler mission, searching for places in the universe that could support life.

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  • Sara Seager: The search for planets beyond our solar system

    Every star we see in the sky has at least one planet orbiting it, says astronomer Sara Seager. So what do we know about these exoplanets, and how can we find ...

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  • Gravitational wave astronomy -- opening a new window on the Universe | Martin Hendry | TEDxGlasgow

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Did you know that gravity can bend space and time, and that clocks ...

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  • Hubble Space Telescope: Re-imagining the Universe | Zoltan Levay | TEDxKC

    The lead imager for the Hubble Space Telescope takes us on a spectacular ride through the universe posing the questions: Who are we? How did we get here?

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  • How a blind astronomer found a way to hear the stars | Wanda Diaz Merced

    Wanda Diaz Merced studies the light emitted by gamma-ray bursts, the most energetic events in the universe. When she lost her sight and was left without a way ...

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  • An asteroid impact can ruin your whole day. And your species | Phil Plait | TEDxBoulder

    Phil Plait is an astronomer, author, and science advocate. His blog, Bad Astronomy, is hosted by Discover Magazine, and he writes about news and current ...

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  • Making sense of string theory | Brian Greene

    http://www.ted.com In clear, nontechnical language, string theorist Brian Greene explains how our understanding of the universe has evolved from Einstein's ...

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  • Staring at the Sun | Lucie Green | TEDxLondon

    As science unlocks the secrets of the Sun, we should appreciate its role in our lives more than ever. Lucie is a Professor of Physics and a Royal Society ...

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  • Towards the search for life on other earths | Sara Seager | TEDxCoconutGrove

    Sara Seager examines her pursuit of an Earth Twin. Looking at Earth from the perspective of outer space may allow us to recognize and to identify ...

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  • Why the universe seems so strange | Richard Dawkins

    http://www.ted.com Biologist Richard Dawkins makes a case for "thinking the improbable" by looking at how the human frame of reference limits our ...

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  • Neutrino Astronomy: Can You See What I See? | Jim Madsen | TEDxUWRiverFalls

    Neutrino astronomy may sound like an overwhelming topic, but Jim Madsen puts discovering an intense astrophysical neutrino flux into terms everyone can ...

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  • This new telescope might show us the beginning of the universe | Wendy Freedman

    When and how did the universe begin? A global group of astronomers wants to answer that question by peering as far back in time as a large new telescope will ...

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  • The Spacetime Symphony of Gravitational Waves | Kelly Holley-Bockelmann | TEDxNashville

    Science is on the verge of observing the ripples in spacetime caused by moving black holes; these gravitational waves will open a new window to the universe ...

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  • How and Where to Colonize Space. | Joe Strout | TEDxYouth@MileHigh

    Where will the best real estate outside of Earth be? In this fascinating talk, The building of the most accurate space colony simulator examines the evidence that ...

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  • Astronomical medicine | Michelle Borkin | TEDxBoston

    "You really never know where your next great idea is going to come from." Michelle Borkin of Harvard University combines astronomy and medical imaging to ...

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  • Where Are All The Aliens? | Tim O'Brien | TEDxOldham

    We now know of thousands of planets orbiting other stars. But we know of only planet that hosts life – the Earth. Most scientists think that life elsewhere in the ...

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  • Tycho Brahe, the scandalous astronomer - Dan Wenkel

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/tycho-brahe-the-scandalous-astronomer-dan-wenkel If you think scientists lead boring, monotonous lives, you must ...

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  • A 3D atlas of the universe - Carter Emmart

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-3d-atlas-of-the-universe-carter-emmart For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of ...

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  • Breaking barriers with quantum physics | Dr. Shohini Ghose | TEDxNickelCity

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Dr. Shohini Ghose talks about how the laws of quantum mechanics ...

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  • How many universes are there? - Chris Anderson

    View the full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-many-un... The fact that no one knows the answer to this question is what makes it exciting. The story of ...

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  • Andrea Ghez: The hunt for a supermassive black hole

    http://www.ted.com With new data from the Keck telescopes, Andrea Ghez shows how state-of-the-art adaptive optics are helping astronomers understand our ...

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  • Alan Stern | The Exploration of Pluto- New Horizons Update | NEAF Talks

    Filmed in HD April 2016 In 2015, the NASA New Horizons mission conducted the extremely successful reconnaissance the Pluto system. Dr. Stern will ...

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  • The design of the universe | George Smoot

    http://www.ted.com At Serious Play 2008, astrophysicist George Smoot shows stunning new images from deep-space surveys, and prods us to ponder how the ...

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  • How do we study the stars? - Yuan-Sen Ting

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-we-study-the-stars-yuan-sen-ting Our best technology can send men to the Moon and probes to the edge of ...

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  • Astrophysics for Dummies | Prof Chris Done | TEDxNewcastle

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Astrophysicist with an interest in black holes. Back in the UK after a ...

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  • The genius of science: GZA & Science Genius at TEDxTeen 2014

    http://j.mp/TxT14GZA -- GZA is a founding member of the seminal hip hop group, the Wu-Tang Clan, and co-founder of SCIENCE GENIUS with Christopher ...

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  • Graham Hancock - The War on Consciousness BANNED TED TALK

    Re-uploaded as TED have decided to censor Graham and remove this video from the TEDx youtube channel. Follow this link for TED's statement on the matter ...

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  • Forget what you know | Jacob Barnett | TEDxTeen

    Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: ...

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  • A life on mars | Joseph Roche | TEDxDublin

    This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. What would it mean for a human to set foot on Mars? Astrophysicist ...

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  • What if climate change is real? | Katharine Hayhoe | TEDxTexasTechUniversity

    Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing the United States and the world. Over the coming century, it is expected to affect agriculture, energy, ...

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  • The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

    http://www.ted.com Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the Internet, in a riveting 18 ...

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  • LSST Astronomy Talks - Dr. Beth Willman

    Dr. Beth Willman, LSST / University of Arizona Dr. Beth Willman is an observational astronomer. Her research focuses on our own Milky Way galaxy and the ...

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  • Why we need the explorers | Brian Cox

    http://www.ted.com In tough economic times, our exploratory science programs -- from space probes to the LHC -- are first to suffer budget cuts. Brian Cox ...

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  • Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

    Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and ...

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  • Dark matter: How does it explain a star's speed? - Don Lincoln

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/dark-matter-how-does-it-explain-a-star-s-speed-don-lincoln All the stars in a spiral galaxy rotate around a center -- but ...

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  • Alex Filippenko at TEDxBerkeley

    Alex Filippenko received his Ph.D. in astronomy from Caltech in 1984 and joined the University of California, Berkeley faculty in 1986, where he is currently the ...

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  • De-Light the Night (Light Pollution Solutions) | Diane Turnshek | TEDxPittsburgh

    Diane Turnshek wants to change how we see the sky at night. She wants to light up our night skies with stars. Based on her work as an astronomer and ...

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  • The Universe Speaks of Black Hole Collisions | Michael Landry | TEDxYYC

    In 1916, Einstein used his Theory of Relativity to predict that gravity moved throughout the universe as tiny ripples in the very fabric of spacetime: gravitational ...

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  • Neil deGrasse Tyson Lecture @ UW 5/12/2011 FULL

    Neil deGrasse Tyson gives a wonderful lecture at the University of Washington; covering Astronomy, Sociology, and Scientific development in an entertaining ...

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  • Light seconds, light years, light centuries: How to measure extreme distances - Yuan-Sen Ting

    View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-we-measure-distances-in-space-yuan-sen-ting When we look at the sky, we have a flat, two-dimensional view ...

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  • Sean Carroll: "The Big Picture" | Talks at Google

    The Big Picture: On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself. Already internationally acclaimed for his notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is one ...

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  • Big Data, Small World: Kirk Borne at TEDxGeorgeMasonU

    Talk given at TEDxGeorgeMasonU, April 6th 2013. Read full bios and event information at www.TEDxGeorgeMasonU.com Dr. Kirk Borne is a Multidisciplinary ...

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  • Questioning the universe | Stephen Hawking

    http://www.ted.com Professor Stephen Hawking asks some big questions about our universe -- How did the universe begin? How did life begin? Are we alone?

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  • Youth in research: an astronomer's perspective | Puragra (Raja) Guha Thakurta | TEDxHarkerSchool

    Dr. Puragra (Raja) Guha Thakurta is a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at UCSC. His research focuses on the formation and evolution of galaxies.

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  • Your kids might live on Mars. Here's how they'll survive | Stephen Petranek

    It sounds like science fiction, but journalist Stephen Petranek considers it fact: within 20 years, humans will live on Mars. In this provocative talk, Petranek makes ...

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