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Paleo-oncologist Katie Hunt has a personal connection to an exciting new field of archaeology.

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Catharine Young describes a visit to Liberia, where Ebola may be contained but the public health story has only just begun.


Deaf artist Christine Sun Kim describes how she combines American Sign Language and musical notation systems in her drawings.

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Here’s how the dancer, teacher and dance historian Andrew Nemr is trying to make tap dance relevant again.


Chances are, you don’t know much about tapirs. Don’t feel bad; neither do scientists. TED Fellow and conservationist Patricia Medici shares photos of the lowland tapir and explains why these elusive creatures provide far more than just your day’s “awww, cute!” moment.


How the artist Mundano uses his work to call attention to the urgency of vanishing water supplies in California.


What’s it like to have a song inside your head, itching to get out? A neuroscientist and a songwriter compare notes from the frontier of music and science.