Why care about the mental health of therapy dogs | Everett Lowenstein | TEDxChallengeEarlyCollegeHS
Videos | Contributor(s): Everett Lowenstein
Everett loves dogs - particularly his own dog who also works as a therapy dog. In their therapy work together, Everett became concerned about the emotional well-being of his dog due to the stress of it. In this talk, Everett not only shares findings about the stress levels of dogs -...
The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon
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Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain -- and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation...
Nurturing altruism, one animal at a time | Jayanthi Kallam | TEDxREVAUniversity
Videos | Contributor(s): Jayanthi Kallam
Altruism is the principle and moral practice of concern for happiness of other human beings and/or animals, resulting in a quality of life both material and spiritual. In the common world we can witness empathy for own kind, but we need to be aware that there are beings who live among us in our...
What Your Dog Can Teach You About Aliens | Arik Kershenbaum | TEDxCambridgeUniversity
Videos | Contributor(s): Arik Kershenbaum
Animal communication on Earth shows us fundamental constraints on language that would also apply on any other planet. Dr Arik Kershenbaum is a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Girton College. He researches animal communication, particularly in cooperative predators like...
Dog Whisper || Manoor Sachdev || TEDxSIULavale | Manoor Sachdev | TEDxSIULavale
Videos | Contributor(s): Manoor Sachdev
“We as humans think we are great but we are not. We are supposed to take inspiration from life because it is your biggest gift” Manoor Sachdev is a chief canine student at Canines Solution private limited. His foremost responsibility is attracting, engaging, developing and finding...
How To Help Animals Through Innovation | N.G. Jayasimha | TEDxShivNadarUniversity
Videos | Contributor(s): N. G. Jayasimha
“Most of these animals get more space in your microwave, than when they are alive.” In an extremely captivating talk, Mr. N G Jayasimha sheds light on how animals are suffering today in the name of science and advancements. With the epitome of our endless desires, we’ve been...
My Dog Chip | Jerry Roberson | TEDxFlowerMound
Can an animal save your life? After a bad break up, Jerry found himself broke, lonely and lost. Wandering into an animal shelter. He couldn't afford to adopt an animal he knew he had no choice when Chip adopted him. His story shows us the healing power and energy that animals can bring into...
How psychology can contribute to human-animal welfare? | Hanna Mamzer | TEDxFulbrightWarsaw
Videos | Contributor(s): Hanna Mamzer
Do we understand animals? Do we really know what they need? Or maybe we just give them what WE THINK they need? By getting the knowledge from the combination of psychology and cultural differences we can look at animals as someone coming from other culture. Understanding that animals have their...
My Gentle Barn: Learning to Listen to Animals | Ellie Laks | TEDxWilmingtonWomen
Videos | Contributor(s): Ellie Laks
The story of a mom’s desperate cries for her lost baby, their miraculous reunion, and the life lessons for us all that make us better humans. Ellie Laks is the Founder of The Gentle Barn, a national nonprofit that rescues and rehabilitates unwanted animals and heals people with the same...
The Human Animal Bond–Learning From the Past, Looking Toward the Future | Angela Moe | TEDxKalamazoo
Videos | Contributor(s): Angela Moe
Throughout human history, animals have played a central role in our lives. The human-animal bond is a complex and fascinating phenomenon, perhaps best exemplified by our relationship with canines. What is it about dogs that sets them apart in their ability to connect to us? This talk examines...
Service Dogs and Invisible Disabilities | Sarah Meikle | TEDxDeerfield
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Psychiatric service dogs are misunderstood; very few people produce them and there is a desperate need for more people to do so. There are even more people that could benefit from these animals that do not realize that exist--and that they represent a treatment that can often meet needs that no...
Service Dogs Are Not A Pet Project | Jocelynn Johnson | TEDxWpg
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Service dogs are increasingly visible in society, but do you know how to behave around one? Jocelynn Johnson, is a Geospatial Analyst for the Government of Manitoba. She is a graduate of both Red River College and the University of Manitoba (BSc), and is currently pursuing a third degree....
How vultures can help solve crimes | Lauren Pharr
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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.)
Unleashing the Beast: Animals, Energy, and the Economy of Labor in Ottoman Egypt
Videos | 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...
Life lessons from a military working dog | Andrew Hanus | TEDxGeorgiaTechSalon
Videos | 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...
The different story of one cat | Vladislav Zlatinov | TEDxNBU
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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...
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...
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...
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,...