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Step inside the Millennium Seed Bank: VideoStep inside the Millennium Seed Bank: Video

Posted By Tedstaff

This lovely new video, with lots of extreme closeups, walks us through the scientific facility that Jonathan Drori discussed in his 2009 TEDTalk “Why we’re storing billions of seeds.” For even more, the TED Blog’s Q&A with Drori, where he answers our detailed questions about saving and germinating the seeds that represent some 10% of […]


Every pollen grain has a story: Jonathan Drori on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

Pollen goes unnoticed by most of us, except when hay fever strikes. But microscopes reveal it comes in stunning colors and shapes — and travels remarkably well. Jonathan Drori gives an up-close glimpse of these fascinating flecks of plant courtship. (Recorded at TED University 2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 07:12) Watch Jonathan […]


Scenes from the Millennium Seed Bank: Q&A with Jonathan Drori

Posted By Emily McManus

Last week, we posted Jonathan Drori’s fascinating short talk about the Millennium Seed Bank — a massive effort to preserve the world’s threatened plant life within a global network of seed archives. It’s a big topic to cover in 3 minutes, so the TED Blog asked Drori if he had time to answer a few […]


Why we're storing billions of seeds: Jonathan Drori on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

In this brief talk from TED U 2009, Jonathan Drori encourages us to save biodiversity — one seed at a time. Reminding us that plants support human life, he shares the vision of The Millennium Seed Bank, which has stored over 3 billion seeds to date from dwindling yet essential plant species. (Recorded at TED2009, […]


Why we don’t understand as much as we think we do: Jonathan Drori on TED.com

Posted By Tedstaff

Starting with four basic questions (that you may be surprised to find you can’t answer), Jonathan Drori looks at the gaps in our knowledge — and specifically, what we don’t about science that we might think we do. (Recorded at TEDU, February 2007 in Monterey, California. Duration: 12:34.) Watch Jonathan Drori’s 2007 talk on TED.com, […]