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Louise Leakey

Sharing a Past and a Future

Hugh Aldersey-Williams | Posted 09.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Hugh Aldersey-Williams

Browne-like, I wonder what a Leakey 200,000 years hence -- quite likely on present trends of the family's dedication to this field -- might deduce from our remains. And what might they miss? What could they never know?

Breast Cancer's Evolution

Marisa Weiss, M.D. | Posted 09.07.2013 | TED Weekends
Marisa Weiss, M.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgToday, there are many more chemicals in greater volume in the environment that are hormonally active and therefore interact with breast cells in detrimental ways. One hundred years ago, they didn't exist and breast cancer was a relatively uncommon disease.

What If Our Big Brain Isn't That Different

Rebel Brown | Posted 07.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Rebel Brown

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgIn her powerful TEDTalk, Louise Leakey shares that we are big brained, upright and walking hominids. It's that big brain that differentiates us from our homo erectus brothers, including the chimpanzee and great apes.

Game Changers But Not Brain Changers

Dr. Larry Rosen | Posted 09.04.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Larry Rosen

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWith technology evolving so rapidly and our brains remaining the same, we have to learn to covet our most prized possession -- our humanware.

Evolution, Humanity & God

Beth Green | Posted 07.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Beth Green

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgMost of us still, consciously or unconsciously, cling to the belief in a perfect God. Why?

Humans, Stars, and the Big Bang

Mario Livio | Posted 07.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Mario Livio

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhere did the atoms of hydrogen, carbon, oxygen, phosphorus, and iron (all essential for life) come from? When Joni Mitchell sang "We are stardust," she was poetically giving the correct answer to this question.

Why We Deny The Realities Of Population Growth

Laura Carroll | Posted 07.05.2013 | TED Weekends
Laura Carroll

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat if we made our first obligation to the planet and those already here, and that means not just humans, but as conservationist Dave Foreman calls them, "wild things" (all other living beings on earth)?