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Quoted: Denise Herzing on communicating with extraterrestrialsQuoted: Denise Herzing on communicating with extraterrestrials

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Denise Herzing has spent more than 25 years studying dolphins in the wild, living each summer on a boat in the Bahamas for better access to our finned friends in their natural habitat. Today, in Session 8, she shared her work in using an interactive device to communicate with the dolphins — and let them […]

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New playlists: “Ancient clues,” “Planes, trains and automobiles” and “Are we alone in the universe?”New playlists: “Ancient clues,” “Planes, trains and automobiles” and “Are we alone in the universe?”

Posted By Tedstaff

TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, three new playlists are available: “Ancient clues,” “Planes, trains and automobiles” and “Are we alone in the universe?” Ancient clues Five fascinating talks by archaeologists and evolutionary biologists about humanity’s beginnings and […]

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Are we alone? Join SETI Live to help answer that question …Are we alone? Join SETI Live to help answer that question …

Posted By TED Guest Author

Are we alone? It’s a question with which we are all familiar. Jill Tarter says she started asking it “as a little girl, walking along the deserted and dark beaches of Manasota Key, Florida, holding on to my father’s hand.” She went on to advanced studies in engineering, physics and astrophysics, to pursue a career […]

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Why haven’t we seen aliens? Chris Anderson at TED2012Why haven’t we seen aliens? Chris Anderson at TED2012

Posted By Ben Lillie

Photo: James Duncan Davidson TED Curator Chris Anderson talks about the TED-Ed project — a major initiative to bring TED to school and education outside of the classroom. As part of that, he tries his own talk. With a pre-recorded animation (by Andrew Park) playing behind him, he asks a question that has bugged him ever […]