I just watched another amazing talk from the TED conference. Spencer Wells is a natural public speaker. He talks about where we all, as a species, came from. Amazingly enough, everyone who is alive today share a common ancestor in Africa no more than about 2000 generations, or 60,000 years ago. Wells describes the fascinating questions and their answers, as we know them today.
The TED conference is full of remarkable talks. Here are some of my absolute favorites:
Robert Full: Secrets of movement
In this must-watch talk, Robert Full talks about feet. I promise you will absolutely fascinated by feet. I was hooked after about 2:30 minutes.
There’s another equally fascinating talk about locomotion in general: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUmOKfllAEo
Craig Venter: On the verge of creating synthetic life
I bet you had no idea how fast the art of bioengineering really is moving:
Richard St. John: The secret to success
Only 3:46 minutes long, this presentation shows how much you can communicate in very little time: