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  1. How vultures can help solve crimes | Lauren Pharr

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    | Contributor(s):: Lauren Pharr

    Can a bird that symbolizes death help the living catch criminals? In this informative and accessible talk, forensic anthropologist Lauren Pharr shows us how vultures impact crime scenes -- and the assistance they can provide to detectives investigating murders. (This talk contains graphic images.)

  2. Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt

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    | Contributor(s):: Alan Mikhail

    In the land-based agrarian world of early modern Ottoman Egypt, animal wealth, labor, and movement were the bases of social and economic life. Animals were the trucks, motors, cranes, heaters, and gas stations of this early modern society. Interspecies relations between humans and various...

  3. Life lessons from a military working dog | Andrew Hanus | TEDxGeorgiaTechSalon

    | Contributor(s):: Andrew Hanu

    Andrew Hanus is a graduate student and Ohio native, pursuing his Masters in Public Policy and City & Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Andrew's personal goal is to bring positivity and a motivated attitude to every situation he handles. At Tech, he serves as a...

  4. One Starfish at a Time | Erika Neo | TEDxYouth@AIS

    Erika reflects on how her experiences with animals and children with special needs have impacted her outlook on the world. Erika Neo is an energetic, dedicated and hardworking individual who seeks to contribute as much as she can to any task she takes on. Starting at the age of 6 in Singapore...

  5. Life after academia -- helping homeless dogs | LC Ricke | TEDxLeeCollegeHuntsville

    For most professors, getting denied tenure is the end of their career. For LC Ricke, it was only the beginning. In this intriguing talk, LC argues that people with graduate degrees have a significant amount of skills to offer the world outside the Ivory Tower.LC is the founder and director of...

  6. Rhea and the plight of pachyderms | Rhea Lopez | TEDxStXaviersMumbai

    The life of a performing elephant is cruel. Despite the ban on animal performances in circuses, elephants are forced to perform illegally, continue to be beaten or they are kept chained up and endure poor care. The ex-circus elephant Rhea’s life was no different. After spending 53 years as...

  7. Wild Connection: How Do We Connect With Animals? | Leila Goulet | TEDxRoseburg

    We have all had an experience with an animal at some point in our lives… How have these experiences shaped the way we view and interact with living things? What can we do to be the voice of so many vanishing species? In this talk, personal wildlife conservation stories will be explored,...

  8. Pet therapy in work and school | Lorinda Schrammel | TEDxOStateU

    Lorinda Schrammel is the training and development manager at Oklahoma State University. She is also the owner of Evie, a 2-year-old black and tan shepherd who works with OSU's pet therapy program. While Lorinda works in Human Resources at OSU, Evie welcomes new employees and serves as a...

  9. The journey of saving strays | Kiran Maheen | TEDxFASTLahore

     Kiran Maheen talks about her journey and efforts to look after the largely ignored stray animals. Ms. Kiran is the founder of Todd’s Welfare Society (TWS), an animal rescue and rehabilitation NGO. TWS has rescued over 80 dogs, cats and donkeys till date and have assisted in 40...

  10. ¿Y si hacemos turismo con llamas? | Alejandra Arias-Stella | TEDxTukuy

    Antes de la conquista del Perú, las llamas eran el animal de carga por excelencia. Sin embargo, con la llegada de los españoles y la reducción de la población nativa, las llamas fueron reemplazadas por las mulas y los caballos. En esta charla, Alejandra Arias,...

  11. The Human-Animal Bond : Our History With Dogs

    | Contributor(s):: Stanley Coren

  12. Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert

    That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver...

  13. TIBURÓN TORO: DEL MIEDO A LA ESPERANZA PLAYENSE" | José Urbina | TEDxUPP

    | Contributor(s):: José Urbina

    En casi todo el mundo los tiburones despiertan para algunos, el terror pero para otros la fascinación. En Playa del Carmen, una comunidad de buzos, fascinados por estos animales, aprendieron que los tiburones visitantes en cada invierno, no son para nada una amenaza si no que son animales...

  14. Beyond Human | Geoff Luck | TEDxCharlottesville

    | Contributor(s):: Geoff Luck

    Geoff Luck, filmmaker/Executive Producer at National Geographic Television, reveals how his experience with filming elephants in Botswana taught him that by seeing ourselves as just another animal species, we can develop a richer way to live with every living being on the planet.Geoff Luck is a...

  15. How my dog taught me to be more human | Harsthitha Canchi | TEDxYouth@BrookhouseSchool

    | Contributor(s):: Harsthitha Canchi

    In her TEDx talk, “How my dog taught me to be more human”, she conveys what humanity means to her, and how the perspective was brought about by understanding her dog’s behavior.Harshitha is 17 years old and currently completing her A-level at Oshwal Academy Senior High.This talk...

  16. Save a Dog's Life | Karyn Garvin | TEDxTucson

    | Contributor(s):: Karyn Garvin

    Karyn Garvin’s talk, “Saving a Dogs’ Life” will appeal to dog enthusiasts from all walks of life. She brings a unique clarity to the distinction between Separation Anxiety in dogs and another condition referred to as Containment Phobia in dogs. The concern is that...

  17. A tryst with reptiles | Yamini Bhaskar | TEDxNTU

    | Contributor(s):: Yamini Bhaskar

    Reptiles have always been a misunderstood group of animals, often “vilified” for being different. It takes some education and understanding to see why they do the things they do and in some ways Yamini draw parallels with them, being a woman doing some pretty unconventional things....

  18. Why we should not keep dolphins in aquariums | Taison Chang | TEDxXiguan

    | Contributor(s):: Taison Chang

    Most people see the first dolphin in their lives at aquariums. Taison did too, and the love he felt towards this particular animal drove him into a position at Hong Kong Ocean Park many years later. Instead of feeling happy to be able to see and work with his favourite animals every day, he...

  19. What My Dogs Taught Me | Bruno Icobet | TEDxBacau

    | Contributor(s):: Bruno Icobet

    When working as a programmer for several hours a day, you need something to get in touch with your human nature and to break the patterns of your life. For Bruno, his savior was Alma, a gorgeous Golden Retriever.Bruno is not a professional dog trainer and he does not make a living training dogs...

  20. A World Without Elephants | Brad Spanbauer | TEDxOshkosh

    | Contributor(s):: Brad Spanbauer

    In the year 2026, countries across Africa are reporting ecosystem collapse, record temperatures, reduced rainfall, and dwindling animal populations. At the center of this chaos is a void that was once filled by the African elephant. Spanbauer highlights the potential far-reaching impacts of a...