Here are the last two videos shown at TEDxBuffalo 2013, selected by TEDxBuffalo’s own polymath Carl Skompinski.

First up, Neuroscientist Beau Lotto tells and shows us what we’re missing when we restrict science and experiments to only accredited professionals. He enlisted 26 12-year-olds, including Amy O’Toole, to study bees, and the results are remarkable, funny, and worthy of further study.

Next up, National Geographic photo editor David Griffin makes a simple but remarkably strong case for how photojournalism tells stories that none of us could ever hope to capture in words. Talking to many attendees after the event, this is one that stuck with people. Having an adorable but carnivorous seal as a character probably helped.

Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of our TED video series to journey further along through our 2013 event. And stay tuned: official videos from our own Buffalo-based speakers are coming very, very, very soon.