"Bees are vital to the pollination and production of our fruits and vegetables ... unfortunately, they're all in trouble" — Marla Spivak James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Why Are Bees Disappearing?

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Can 'Rewilding' Restore Vanishing Ecosystems?

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Aerial view of Biosphere 2, where Jane Poynter lived for two years and 20 minutes. Courtesy of Jane Poynter hide caption

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What Lessons Came Out Of Biosphere 2?

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"In habitats that are pretty much untouched, the sound is organized and structured in such a way so that each critter establishes its own bandwidth" — Bernie Kraus James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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How Does Listening To Nature Teach Us About Changing Habitats?

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An Iraqi civilian walks through the vault of the National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq, on April 12, 2003. Looters opened the museum vault, went on a rampage breaking ancient artifacts stored there by museum authorities before the war started. Jerome Delay/AP hide caption

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Chemistry Research Roundup

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What Predictions From 1984 Came True?

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"I'm really looking forward to a time when generations after us look back at us and say how ridiculous it was that humans were driving cars" — Sebastian Thrun James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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When Will Driverless Cars Be A Part Of Our Everyday Lives?

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"Everybody ... could live an extra five, 10, 20 years just because of this one thing" — Richard Resnick Mike Ritter/TED hide caption

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Will Sequencing Your Genes Change The Way You Live — And Die?

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