"Science has a geography problem..."

A TED talk by National Geographic Explorer Ella Al- Shamahi.
Added to the TED website April 2019

Thanks to Daniel Raven Ellison for the tip-off

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.

Check out the Socotra Project website as well.
I shall be following this while it shapes, and also worth catching up with Ella's programme on