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Q&A with Nina Jablonski: Society and skin

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Before her TEDTalk went up on Friday, anthropologist and skin expert Nina Jablonski took some time out of writing her new book to talk to the the TEDBlog. Nina had a lot to say about how our skin affects how we are perceived, sometimes in ways we want it to and sometimes in much more […]

 

Breaking the illusion of skin color: Nina Jablonski on TED.com

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies’ adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that’s because he did not have access to NASA. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 14:32) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/1h Watch Nina Jablonski’s […]

 

Audience questions for Nina Jablonski

Posted By Mirandawulf

Nina Jablonski talked to us about skin. One thing we learned is that those with lots of melanin have to recognize that they have a lot of natural sun screen in their skin, which slows the process of making Vitamin D. I had the opportunity to ask Nina some of the questions emailed in (to […]

 

TED2009 minutes from Erik Hersman: Nina Jablonski on evolution and skin color

Posted By Tedstaff

Erik Hersman is livebloggingTED2009 allowing Ethan Zuckerman to accept an award in Denver, with no interruption in coverage. The following is a taste of his reporting on anthropologist Nina Jablonski: “She dives into the life of Darwin. Specifically, she is talking about human skin pigmentation. Darwin rejected the idea that skin color was determined by […]