How Nature Has Already Beat Cancer | Carlo Maley | TEDxASU

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven Thank you. It’s a real pleasure to be here. I’m here to tell you today that nature has beat cancer 12 times. Now, I’m at the Biodesign Institute. I know, gob-stopping, right? (Laughter) I’m at the Biodesign Institute, and the whole idea behind the Biodesign Institute is Read more…

The world is poorly designed. But copying nature helps.

In 1989, Japan’s Shinkansen Bullet Train had a problem. It was fast — really fast — like, pushing 170 miles per hour fast. But every time it exited a tunnel — it was loud. The noise was coming from a variety of sources, but whenever a train sped into a tunnel, it pushed waves of Read more…

Resurrection Biology: How to Bring Animals Back From Extinction

In May 2013, Russian researchers found a perfectly preserved Woolly Mammoth carcass frozen in the ice on an island off Siberia. As if it were pulled straight out of a meat locker, the animal’s body still had fresh red muscle tissue, and the real prize, liquid blood. The female mammoth had been laying there like Read more…

How to Cut a Trail in Amazonia

– This is the trail into camp. This is el comedor, the dining area. This is Nigel’s tent. This is the biologist work station. This is the helipad. This is where we wash our clothes. This is our bathing area. There’s an electric eel in there. – Iquitos, Iquitos, campamento Iquitos. ?? – The camp Read more…

Chicago Adventure, Part Seven: Octopus Sex

The Chicago Field Museum is one of the largest and most respected natural history museums in the world. Join me as we go behind the scenes! Dun dun dun! Would you like a chair? Sure. Is there one? – Grab that red one. I’ll grab the… Hoo. We know more about Mars anymore than we Read more…

How Your DNA Proves Evolution Is Real

Hey smart people. Joe here. Charles Darwin spent 5 years circling the world, to discover what became The Origin Of Species. Alfred Russel Wallace spent /8/ years traveling through South Asia to witness the story of evolution. But you can discover the same thing today, without going anywhere. Because the story of evolution is right Read more…

Two Bats and a Spider

– We’re looking for bats! Mario, our mammalogist, has set up a couple of mist nets that kinda traverse the trail that we have here, so there are some running this way and some running cross-ways. So bats will fly around kinda familiar paths at night, and oftentimes they’ll turn off their sonar if it’s, Read more…

Beetles, Mites, Cockroaches Oh My! [Insect Collection Tour]

We’re back with Crystal down here in the pinned Insect collection at The Field Museum! So the Insect Collection is the largest collection in the Field Museum It is, there is about twelve millions insects specimens and there is about four millions specimens right here in this room So the other…eight million are..? – They Read more…

Are Zoos Good or Bad for Animals?

– What more wholesome than taking a trip to the zoo? You get to be up close and personal with some amazing animals that you pretty much never get to see in the wild. Sure you could fire up the newest Deep Look episode. They just celebrated their hundredth episode. Congratulations to them. I see Read more…

Tales From the Cryptic Species – Shelf Life #16

[MUSIC PLAYS]>>EVON HEKKALA: I like to think of myself as a creative thinker about museum collections. [SWITCH CLICK, ELECTRIC SIZZLE]>>HEKKALA: I was doing my dissertation research on crocodiles, and I started to collect data. [SCRAPING]>>HEKKALA: And as I started collecting DNA, I realized that there were a lot of places where you couldn’t get samples Read more…