science


Celebrate and empower #WomenInScience 

February 11 marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In 2015, the United Nations Assembly adopted the resolution stating that this day should recognize the role of women and girls in science. Why does it matter? For many reasons. The United Nations’ statement says: “Women and girls […]


That Stinks! Or Does It?

In October my partner and I made a spontaneous, lockdown puppy purchase; a Beagle. She came into our lives, big ears a’flapping and eyes pleading for more food, please! Beagles are scenthounds, bred over time to prioritise smell over everything else. This is particularly obvious when we walk her and […]


Recap: TEDxVienna Inspiring Interviews in 2020

For all of us at TEDxVienna, the year we left behind was an eye-opening and challenging one. Due to the pandemic, our big event was also postponed to 2021, as are many big events around the world. Nevertheless, in the midst of what was a transformative and strange year, we […]


Food for Thought: Science Distrust Debunked – Martin Kusch

Food for Thought was brought to the TEDx audience by the TEDx Vienna teams as a ‘digital dinner table.’ It is a space where professionals tackle topics such as politics, economy and how the professionals make sense of the current pandemic. On the 15th episode of Martin Kusch, a TEDx […]


History on the fly: documenting a pandemic 1

In early 2020, as Covid-19 began shutting down parts of the world, one group of academics was amassing a virtual army of volunteer research assistants to capture data about the policies and measures introduced by governments across the world in response to the pandemic. The CoronaNet Project as it is […]


Celebrating Earth Day in the Midst of a Pandemic

2020, or as we know it, “the future”. This was supposed to be the year we would finally get to see Amazon deliver packages via drones. This was supposed to be the year we would finally get to experience hyperloops and even flying cars! Fast forward and here we are, […]


Celebrating Women

When we think about feminism, we tend to focus on the things we have no yet achieved We think of the gender pay gap, the pervasive nature of rape culture or the unfair treatment of women in the workplace. There are countless problems that fourth-wave feminism still needs to address. […]


Sarah E. Hill on Women’s Brains and the Birth Control Pill

Sarah E. Hill is a research psychologist who uses theoretical tools taken from evolutionary sciences to study psychology and health. Recently, she has turned her expertise to uncovering what we know and don’t know about the impact of the birth control pill on the brain. In her TEDxVienna talk, she […]