Topic: Science & Nature

What is a Virus? – A Basic Description

A virus is a microscopic organism that can ‘infect’ all types of lifeforms, including animals, plants and even fellow microorganisms, including bacteria.

The Cove – The Massacre of 1000s of Dolphins Yearly in Taiji, Japan

Documentary about a secretive inlet near the town of Taiji in Japan where, it turns out, thousands of dolphins are massacred each

Marc Ona Essangui – Violence and Repression by Gabon’s Rulers

Environmental activist Marc Ona Essangui describes the brutal reality in his home country Gabon – a nation that fails to provide for

Wade Davis – Canada: Sacred Headwaters and its Tar Sands

Ethnographer Wade Davis explores hidden places in the wider world — but in this powerful short talk he urges us to save

Garth Lenz – Alberta Tar Sands Mining: The True Cost of Oil

What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project

Simon Berrow – Saving the Basking Shark, the 2nd Largest Fish

They’re the second largest fish in the world, they’re almost extinct, and we know almost nothing about them. In this talk, Simon

Robert Newman – A History Of Oil

Robert Newman gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years – but rather than adhering to the

Thirsty World, Global Responsibility? – Future Water Shortages

The United nations (UN) is warning of a 40 percent shortfall in water supplies by 2050 as world demand rises sharply. The

The Living Dead (Ep.2/3) You Have Used Me As A Fish Long Enough

In this episode, You Have Used Me as a Fish Long Enough, Adam Curtis takes a quick look over the mind control

Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre (US use of White Phosphorus)

*WARNING* This video contains distressing scenes which include partly-dissolved bodies! Fallujah, The Hidden Massacre is a documentary film by Sigfrido Ranucci and

US Embassy in Ireland Admits to Using White Phosphorous in Iraq

The following cable, sourced via Wikileaks, features two shocking revelations – that (1) White Phosphorous was used in Iraq, the US government

Bart Weetjens – How I Taught Rats to Sniff Out Land Mines

No one knows exactly how many landmines still litter the world, but it’s safe to safe: millions, waiting to kill and maim

Joe Landolina – The Gel that can Stop Bleeding Instantly

Forget stitches — there’s a better way to close wounds. In this talk, TED Fellow Joe Landolina talks about his invention —

An Unfashionable Tragedy – 1974 Bangladeshi Famine

John Pilger investigates the horrific conditions that were endured by the Bangladeshi people during the 1974 famine, which killed tens of thousands

An Unjustifiable Risk – Plutonium Usage and Fast-Breeder Reactors

John Pilger begins this film with three enlightening facts; (1) Anyone with a decent knowledge of physics can create an atomic bomb