TED Radio Hour draws from the vast archive of TED Talks and weaves in new interviews to tackle a central theme or question. It’s a journey through fascinating ideas, astonishing inventions, and new ways to think and create.
It was a strange mistake. But it revealed the greater truth about the nature of our universe. Physicist Brian Greene explains how the prevailing assumption about the fabric of space has changed dramatically in the last century — twice.
What's six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there. Blogger Phil Plait explains all the ways asteroids can cause great destruction, and what we must do to avoid them.
Astronomer Jill Tarter wants to know if we're alone in the universe. She's spent her career hunting for signs of sentient beings elsewhere in space. In this talk, she explains why searching for cosmic company is important to the entire human race.