A new way to think about the transition to motherhood | Alexandra Sacks

When a baby is born, so is a mother — but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother — and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.

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How China is (and isn’t) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu

China is the world’s biggest polluter — and now one of its largest producers of clean energy. Which way will China go in the future, and how will it affect the global environment? Data scientist Angel Hsu describes how the most populous country on earth is creating a future based on alternative energy — and facing up to the environmental catastrophe it created as it rapidly industrialized.

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A rare galaxy that’s challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil

What’s it like to discover a galaxy — and have it named after you? Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil lets us know in this quick talk about her team’s surprising discovery of a mysterious new galaxy type.

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How sound can hack your memory while you sleep | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

Can you cram for a test while you sleep? Neuroscientist Greg Gage and his colleagues attempt to enhance memory by running experiments on subjects while they sleep. You’ll be surprised by the results.

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How octopuses battle each other | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

Them’s fighting words if you’re an octopus, in that more than one octopus in a space often means a rumble. Neuroscientist Greg Gage and his colleagues analyze aggression by observing the fighting behavior of two-spotted octopuses or, if you prefer, octopodes.

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The real reason why mosquitoes buzz | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

What does the love song of a mosquito sound like? Find out as neuroscientist Greg Gage and his colleagues explore the meaning of all that annoying buzzing in your ear.

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This computer is learning to read your mind | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

Modern technology lets neuroscientists peer into the human brain, but can it also read minds? Armed with the device known as an electroencephalogram, or EEG, and some computing wizardry, neuroscientist Greg Gage and his colleagues attempt to peer into a subject’s thoughts.

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How you can make a fruit fly eat veggies | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

Can the mind be manipulated to love a food we loathe? The evidence from fruit flies is compelling, and perhaps surprising. Our tag team of neuroscientists attempts to change a fly’s preference for fruit over vegetables simply by shining a light on their brain.

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How a dragonfly’s brain is designed to kill | DIY Neuroscience, a TED series

Dragonflies can catch prey with near perfect accuracy, the best among all predators. But how does something with so few neurons achieve such prowess? Neuroscientist Greg Gage and his colleagues explore how a dragonfly unerringly locks onto its preys and captures it within milliseconds using just sensors and a fake fly.

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How cancer cells communicate — and how we can slow them down | Hasini Jayatilaka

When cancer cells are closely packed together in a tumor, they’re able to communicate with each other and coordinate their movement throughout the body. What if we could interrupt this process? In this accessible talk about cutting-edge science, Hasini Jayatilaka shares her work on an innovative method to stop cancer cells from communicating — and halt their fatal ability to spread.

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