The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren’t exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi

Anthropology Ted Talks

We’re not doing frontline exploratory science in a huge portion of the world — the places governments deem too hostile or disputed. What might we be missing because we’re not looking? In this fearless, unexpectedly funny talk, paleoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi takes us on an expedition to the Yemeni island of Socotra — one of the most biodiverse places on earth — and makes the case for scientists to explore the unstable regions that could be home to incredible discoveries.

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