TEDYouth 2012 schedule

Saturday 17th November 2012

  • Early forensics and crime-solving chemists

    by Deborah Blum

    In a CSI age, we take forensic science for granted. New York did not have a medical examiner or forensic toxicologist until 1918, whose eventual arrival changed the landscape of crime investigation forever. At TEDYouth 2012, Deborah Blum prompts the audience to solve crimes with chemistry.

    On Saturday 17th November

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  • Parasite tales: The jewel wasp's zombie slave

    by carlzimmer

    This is stranger than science fiction. The jewel wasp and the cockroach have a disgusting and fascinating parasitic relationship. The jewel wasp stuns the cockroach, and months later, a jewel wasp hatches out of the cockroach. At TEDYouth 2012, Carl Zimmer walks us through how this happens and why it personally fascinates him.

    On Saturday 17th November

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