7 women in science expand our knowledge of the world


This Friday and Saturday, November 30 and December 1, over 150 TEDx events will join the anchor TEDxWomen event in Washington D.C. in a global conversation about the state of women in the world today. Right now, influential and inspiring women are making great strides in the field of science, from the study of tiny microbes to the development of quantum computing. In the spirit of TEDxWomen, we present seven talks from women who are helping to expand our scientific horizons.

Click here for the TEDxWomen livestream, which will be broadcasting from
Friday, November 30 at 6:00 pm to Saturday, December 1 at 7:45 pm EST.

Exploit to preserve: Larissa Oliveira at TEDxAmazonia

When Larissa Oliveira arrived in Peru to study a new species of fur seal, she discovered that it was already threatened by the loss of its primary food source due to overfishing and the effects of climate change. She shares her story of taking action to convince governments and communities that the the little-known anchovita fish — and the creatures who depend on it — are worth saving. (Spanish, with English subtitles).

The secret language of flowers: Heather Whitney at TEDxSalford

Flowers are astoundingly manipulative, and need to be if they are to defend themselves against predators, find food and reproduce. Heather Whitney sheds light on the invisible tactics flowers use to exploit their pollinators.

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Super awesome :)