About The Episode
There’s so much we’ve yet to explore—from outer space to the deep ocean to our own brains. This hour, Manoush goes on a journey through those uncharted places, led by TED Science Curator David Biello.
About David Biello
As TED’s Science Curator, David Biello finds scientists with spectacular stories of discovery and helps them bring those stories to life on the TED stage.
A science journalist by trade, he is also a contributing editor at Scientific American, where he’s been since 2005. He has also written for Yale E360, Aeon, Foreign Policy, The New York Times and New Republic. David has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows, and he hosts the ongoing duPont-Columbia award-wining documentary ”Beyond the Light Switch” as well as ”The Ethanol Effect” for PBS.
Biello is the author of The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age. He received a BA in English from Wesleyan University and a MS in Journalism from Columbia University.
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Astrophysicist and self-proclaimed “stellar mortician” Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz takes us through the spectacular life and death of supernovas that make all living things the stuff of stars.
Deep beneath our feet and beyond the ocean floor, there is a world teeming with microbes that get their energy not from the sun but from rocks. Karen Lloyd leads us into the alien world below.
Victor Vescovo has a submarine that takes him further down into the ocean than the height of Mt. Everest. He’s been to the deepest parts of our five oceans, revealing lifeforms that defy imagination.
Behavior, emotion … it’s all in our heads. Kay M. Tye has found neural pathways that create specific emotional or behavioral states — and she’s made a switch to turn them on and off.