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- -: Christina Warinner: Tracking ancient diseases using ... plaque

April 20, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Imagine what we could learn about diseases by studying the history of human disease, from ancient hominids to the present. But how? TED Fellow Christina Warinner is an achaeological geneticist, and she's found a spectacular new tool -- the microbial DNA in fossilized dental pla...

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- -: Brian Greene: Why is our universe fine-tuned for life?

April 23, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com At the heart of modern cosmology is a mystery: Why does our universe appear so exquisitely tuned to create the conditions necessary for life? In this tour de force tour of some of science's biggest new discoveries, Brian Greene shows how the mind-boggling idea of a multiverse m...

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- -: Michael Norton: How to buy happiness

April 24, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people. TEDTalks is a d...

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- -: Dan Ariely on our buggy moral code

April 26, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Behavioral economist Dan Ariely studies the bugs in our moral code: the hidden reasons we think it's OK to cheat or steal (sometimes). Clever studies help make his point that we're predictably irrational -- and can be influenced in ways we can't grasp. TEDTalks is a daily vide...

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- -: Eduardo Paes: The 4 commandments of cities

April 26, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a sprawling, complicated, beautiful city of 6.5 million. He shares four big ideas about leading Rio -- and all cities -- into the future, including bold (and do-able) infrastructure upgrades and how to make a city "smarter." TEDTalk...

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- -: Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives

April 27, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com When Nancy Lublin started texting teenagers to help with her social advocacy organization, what she found was shocking -- they started texting back about their own problems, from bullying to depression to abuse. So she's setting up a text-only crisis line, and the results might...

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- -: Liz Diller: A giant bubble for debate

April 30, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com How do you make a great public space inside a not-so-great building? Liz Diller shares the story of creating a welcoming, lighthearted (even, dare we say it, sexy) addition to the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, DC. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and perfo...

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- -: Amory Lovins: A 50-year plan for energy

May 1, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening -- like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks -- but some require a bigger v...

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- -: Reuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time

May 2, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Reuben Margolin is a kinetic sculptor, crafting beautiful pieces that move in the pattern of raindrops falling and waves combining. Take nine minutes and be mesmerized by his meditative art -- inspired in equal parts by math and nature. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of th...

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- -: Gary Kovacs: Tracking the trackers

May 3, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com As you surf the Web, information is being collected about you. Web tracking is not 100% evil -- personal data can make your browsing more efficient; cookies can help your favorite websites stay in business. But, says Gary Kovacs, it's your right to know what data is being colle...

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- -: Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

May 4, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where t...

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- -: Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time

May 7, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In this epic overview, Michael Tilson Thomas traces the development of classical music through the development of written notation, the record, and the re-mix. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leadi...

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- -: JP Rangaswami: Information is food

May 8, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com How do we consume data? At TED@SXSWi, technologist JP Rangaswami muses on our relationship to information, and offers a surprising and sharp insight: we treat it like food. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the ...

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- -: Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

May 10, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com There are people who can quickly memorize lists of thousands of numbers, the order of all the cards in a deck (or ten!), and much more. Science writer Joshua Foer describes the technique -- called the memory palace -- and shows off its most remarkable feature: anyone can learn ...

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- -: Renny Gleeson: 404, the story of a page not found

May 11, 2012 (about 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Oops! Nobody wants to see the 404: Page Not Found. But as Renny Gleeson shows us, while he runs through a slideshow of creative and funny 404 pages, every error is really a chance to build a better relationship. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performan...

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- -: Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo

April 13, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations -- until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese. TEDTal...

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- -: Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?

April 16, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine -- with fewer cowboys...

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- -: Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll

April 17, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http:www.ted.com Drew Curtis, the founder of fark.com, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, "...for the creation and distribution of news releases via email." Along the way he shares some nutty statistics about the growing legal problem of frivolous patents...

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- -: Taryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines

April 18, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Taryn Simon captures the essence of vast, generation-spanning stories by photographing the descendants of people at the center of the narrative. In this riveting talk she shows a stream of these stories from all over the world, investigating the nature of genealogy and the way ...

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- -: Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier

April 19, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good? Surprisingly, yes! At TEDxWomen psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive o...

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- -: Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is

April 4, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Chip Kidd doesn't judge books by their cover, he creates covers that embody the book -- and he does it with a wicked sense of humor. In one of the funniest talks from TED2012, he shows the art and deep thought of his cover designs. (From The Design Studio session at TED2012, gu...

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- -: Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table

April 5, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Onstage at TED2012, Jack Choi demonstrates a powerful tool for training medical students: a stretcher-sized multi-touch screen of the human body that lets you explore, dissect and understand the body's parts and systems. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and ...

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- -: Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body?

April 6, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect -- she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body's insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallo...

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- -: Frank Warren: Half a million secrets

April 9, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com "Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances f...

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- -: Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals

April 10, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share. ...

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- -: Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda

April 11, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Contraception. The topic has become controversial in recent years. But should it be? Melinda Gates believes that many of the world's social change issues depend on ensuring that women are able to control their rate of having kids. In this significant talk, she makes the case fo...

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- -: Tal Golesworthy: How I repaired my own heart

April 12, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Tal Golesworthy is a boiler engineer -- he knows piping and plumbing. When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors' medical knowledge to design a better repair job. TEDTalks is a daily video podcas...

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- -: Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

April 3, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other? Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have. TEDTalks is a dai...

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- -: Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

March 28, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee has two powerful stories to tell -- of her own life's transformation, and of the untapped potential of girls around the world. Can we transform the world by unlocking the greatness of girls? TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best t...

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- -: Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

March 29, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Imagine a set of electronics as easy to play with as Legos. TED Fellow Ayah Bdeir introduces littleBits, a set of simple, interchangeable blocks that make programming as simple and important a part of creativity as snapping blocks together. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of...

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- -: Marco Tempest: A magical tale (with augmented reality)

March 30, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Marco Tempest spins a beautiful story of what magic is, how it entertains us and how it highlights our humanity -- all while working extraordinary illusions with his hands and an augmented reality machine. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances fr...

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- -: Regina Dugan: From mach-20 glider to humming bird drone

March 27, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com "What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?" asks Regina Dugan, then director of DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. In this breathtaking talk she describes some of the extraordinary projects -- a robotic hummingbird, a prosthetic arm control...

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- -: Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

March 26, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com What's the key to using alternative energy, like solar and wind? Storage -- so we can have power on tap even when the sun's not out and the wind's not blowing. In this accessible, inspiring talk, Donald Sadoway takes to the blackboard to show us the future of large-scale batter...

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- -: Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

March 5, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In an engaging and personal talk -- with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black mal...

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- -: James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

March 7, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future. TEDTalks is a daily...

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- -: Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

March 8, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Can government be run like the Internet, permissionless and open? Coder and activist Jennifer Pahlka believes it can -- and that apps, built quickly and cheaply, are a powerful new way to connect citizens to their governments -- and their neighbors. TEDTalks is a daily video p...

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- -: A TED speaker's worst nightmare

March 9, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Colin Robertson had 3 minutes on the TED stage to tell the world about his solar-powered crowdsourced health care solution. And then... the whole talk turned out to be a wonderful and hilarious prank by ImprovEverywhere. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and ...

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- -: Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

March 14, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Psychologist Jonathan Haidt asks a simple, but difficult question: why do we search for self-transcendence? Why do we attempt to lose ourselves? In a tour through the science of evolution by group selection, he proposes a provocative answer. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast o...

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- -: Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod

March 15, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Comic author Rob Reid unveils Copyright Math (TM), a remarkable new field of study based on actual numbers from entertainment industry lawyers and lobbyists. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leadin...

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- -: Brené Brown: Listening to shame

March 16, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Shame is an unspoken epidemic, the secret behind many forms of broken behavior. Brené Brown, whose earlier talk on vulnerability became a viral hit, explores what can happen when people confront their shame head-on. Her own humor, humanity and vulnerability shine through every ...

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- -: T. Boone Pickens: Let's transform energy -- with natural gas

March 19, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com The US consumes 25% of the world's oil -- but as energy tycoon T. Boone Pickens points out onstage, the country has no energy policy to prepare for the inevitable. Is alternative energy our bridge to an oil-free future? After losing $150 million investing in wind energy, Picken...

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- -: Myshkin Ingawale: A blood test without bleeding

March 20, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Anemia is a major -- and completely preventable -- cause of deaths in childbirth in many places around the world, but the standard test is invasive and slow. In this witty and inspiring talk, TED Fellow Myshkin Ingawale describes how (after 32 tries) he and his team created a s...

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- -: Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face

March 21, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Surprising, but true: More women now die of heart disease than men, yet cardiovascular research has long focused on men. Pioneering doctor C. Noel Bairey Merz shares what we know and don't know about women's heart health -- including the remarkably different symptoms women pres...

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- -: Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

March 21, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Filmmaker Andrew Stanton ("Toy Story," "WALL-E") shares what he knows about storytelling -- starting at the end and working back to the beginning. (Contains graphic language ...) TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, whe...

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- -: Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor

March 22, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Taylor Wilson believes nuclear fusion is a solution to our future energy needs, and that kids can change the world. And he knows something about both of those: When he was 14, he built a working fusion reactor in his parents' garage. Now 17, he takes the TED stage to tell (the ...

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- -: Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time

March 23, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Combining dry wit with artistic depth, Billy Collins shares a project in which several of his poems were turned into delightful animated films in a collaboration with Sundance Channel. Five of them are included in this wonderfully entertaining and moving talk -- and don't miss ...

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- -: Tan Le: My immigration story

February 24, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In 2010, technologist Tan Le took the TEDGlobal stage to demo a powerful new interface. But now, at TEDxWomen, she tells a very personal story: the story of her family -- mother, grandmother and sister -- fleeing Vietnam and building a new life. TEDTalks is a daily video podca...

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- -: Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

February 27, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Kevin Allocca is YouTube's trends manager, and he has deep thoughts about silly web video. In this talk from TEDYouth, he shares the 4 reasons a video goes viral. (This is the first talk posted from an amazing TEDYouth event. Many others will come on line next month as part of ...

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- -: Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean

February 28, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Oceanographer Paul Snelgrove shares the results of a ten-year project with one goal: to take a census of all the life in the oceans. He shares amazing photos of some of the surprising finds of the Census of Marine Life. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and p...

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- -: Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

February 29, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Have we used up all our resources? Have we filled up all the livable space on Earth? Paul Gilding suggests we have, and the possibility of devastating consequences, in a talk that's equal parts terrifying and, oddly, hopeful. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks...

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- -: Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

February 29, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Onstage at TED2012, Peter Diamandis makes a case for optimism -- that we'll invent, innovate and create ways to solve the challenges that loom over us. "I'm not saying we don't have our set of problems; we surely do. But ultimately, we knock them down." TEDTalks is a daily vid...

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- -: Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate

March 1, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In his lab at Penn, Vijay Kumar and his team build flying quadrotors, small, agile robots that swarm, sense each other, and form ad hoc teams -- for construction, surveying disasters and far more. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TE...

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- -: Susan Cain: The power of introverts

March 2, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and cel...

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- -: Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow

February 23, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com It's easy to imagine saving money next week, but how about right now? Generally, we want to spend it. Economist Shlomo Benartzi says this is one of the biggest obstacles to saving enough for retirement, and asks: How do we turn this behavioral challenge into a behavioral soluti...

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- -: Shilo Shiv Suleman: Using tech to enable dreaming

February 22, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Has our technology -- our cell phones and iPods and cameras -- stopped us from dreaming? Young artist Shilo Shiv Suleman says no, as she demos "Khoya," her new storybook for iPad, which floats us through a magical world in 7 minutes of pure creativity. TEDTalks is a daily vide...

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- -: Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation

February 21, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Every act of communication is, in some way, an act of translation. Onstage at TEDxRainier, writer Chris Bliss thinks hard about the way that great comedy can translate deep truths for a mass audience. Chris Bliss explores the inherent challenge of communication, and how comedy...

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- -: Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object

February 20, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com A clay cylinder covered in Akkadian cuneiform script, damaged and broken, the Cyrus Cylinder is a powerful symbol of religious tolerance and multi-culturalism. In this enthralling talk Neil MacGregor, Director of the British Museum, traces 2600 years of Middle Eastern history t...

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- -: Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism

February 17, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com The disastrous earthquake in Haiti taught humanitarian groups an unexpected lesson: the power of mobile devices to coordinate, inform, and guide relief efforts. At TEDxRC2, Paul Conneally shows extraordinary examples of social media and other new technologies becoming central t...

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- -: Simon Berrow: How do you save a shark you know nothing about?

February 16, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com They're the second largest fish in the world, they're almost extinct, and we know almost nothing about them. At TEDxDublin, Simon Berrow describes the fascinating basking shark ("Great Fish of the Sun" in Irish), and the exceptional -- and wonderfully low-tech -- ways he's lear...

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- -: Lucien Engelen: Crowdsource your health

February 15, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com You can use your smartphone to find a local ATM, but what if you need a defibrillator? At TEDxMaastricht, Lucien Engelen shows us online innovations that are changing the way we save lives, including a crowdsourced map of local defibrillators. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast...

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- -: Jenna McCarthy: What you don't know about marriage

February 14, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In this funny, casual talk from TEDx, writer Jenna McCarthy shares surprising research on how marriages (especially happy marriages) really work. One tip: Do not try to win an Oscar for best actress. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from th...

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- -: Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby?

February 13, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Filmmaker Penelope Jagessar Chaffer was curious about the chemicals she was exposed to while pregnant: Could they affect her unborn child? So she asked scientist Tyrone Hayes to brief her on one he studied closely: atrazine, a herbicide used on corn. (Hayes, an expert on amphib...

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- -: Erik Johansson: Impossible photography

February 10, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Erik Johansson creates realistic photos of impossible scenes -- capturing ideas, not moments. In this witty how-to, the Photoshop wizard describes the principles he uses to make these fantastical scenarios come to life, while keeping them visually plausible. TEDTalks is a dail...

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- -: Jack Horner: Shape-shifting dinosaurs

February 9, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Where are the baby dinosaurs? In a spellbinding talk from TEDxVancouver paleontologist Jack Horner describes how slicing open fossil skulls revealed a shocking secret about some of our most beloved dinosaurs. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances...

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- -: Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global

February 8, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Sheikha Al Mayassa, a patron of artists, storytellers and filmmakers in Qatar, talks about how art and culture create a country's identity -- and allow every country to share its unique identity with the wider world. As she says: "We don't want to be all the same, but we do wan...

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- -: Stephen Coleman: The moral dangers of non-lethal weapons

February 7, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Pepper spray and tasers are in increasing use by both police and military, and more exotic non-lethal weapons such as heat rays are in the works. At TEDxCanberra, ethicist Stephen Coleman explores the unexpected consequences of their introduction and asks some challenging quest...

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- -: Neil Burgess: How your brain tells you where you are

February 6, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com How do you remember where you parked your car? How do you know if you're moving in the right direction? Neuroscientist Neil Burgess studies the neural mechanisms that map the space around us, and how they link to memory and imagination. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the...

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- -: Danny Hillis: Back to the future (of 1994)

February 3, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com From deep in the TED archive, Danny Hillis outlines an intriguing theory of how and why technological change seems to be accelerating, by linking it to the very evolution of life itself. The presentation techniques he uses may look dated, but the ideas are as relevant as ever. ...

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- -: Erica Frenkel: The universal anesthesia machine

February 2, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com What if you're in surgery and the power goes out? No lights, no oxygen -- and your anesthesia stops flowing. It happens constantly in hospitals throughout the world, turning routine procedures into tragedies. Erica Frenkel demos one solution: the universal anesthesia machine. ...

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- -: Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

February 1, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and perfo...

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- -: Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields

January 31, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation are the best-known methods for treating cancer. At TEDMED, Bill Doyle presents a new approach, called Tumor Treating Fields, which uses electric fields to interrupt cancer cell division. Still in its infancy -- and approved for only certain t...

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- -: Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun

January 30, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Peter van Uhm is the Netherlands' chief of defense, but that does not mean he is pro-war. At TEDxAmsterdam he explains how his career is one shaped by a love of peace, not a desire for bloodshed -- and why we need armies if we want peace. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of t...

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- -: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception

January 27, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Women aren't micro--so why do they only get micro-loans? At TEDxWomen reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon argues that women running all types of firms-- from home businesses to major factories-- are the overlooked key to economic development. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of th...

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- -: Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

January 26, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Imagine playing a video game controlled by your mind. Now imagine that game also teaches you about your own patterns of stress, relaxation and focus. At TEDxToronto Ariel Garten shows how looking at our own brain activity gives new meaning to the ancient dictum "know thyself." ...

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- -: Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

January 25, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Every doctor makes mistakes. But, says physician Brian Goldman, medicine's culture of denial (and shame) keeps doctors from ever talking about those mistakes, or using them to learn and improve. Telling stories from his own long practice, he calls on doctors to start talking ab...

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- -: Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish

January 24, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In the 1970s, Diana Nyad set long-distance swim records that are still unbroken. Thirty years later, at 60, she attempted her longest swim yet, from Cuba to Florida. In this funny, powerful talk at TEDMED, she talks about how to prepare mentally to achieve an extreme dream, and...

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- -: Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

January 23, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com 2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things -- including intricate objects once impossible to create. TEDTalks is a...

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- -: Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier

January 19, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com We all want customized experiences and products -- but when faced with 700 options, consumers freeze up. With fascinating new research, Sheena Iyengar demonstrates how businesses (and others) can improve the experience of choosing. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best...

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- -: Defend our freedom to share (or why SOPA is a bad idea)

January 18, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com What does a bill like PIPA/SOPA mean to our shareable world? At the TED offices, Clay Shirky delivers a proper manifesto -- a call to defend our freedom to create, discuss, link and share, rather than passively consume. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and p...

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- -: Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack

January 18, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Cybercrime expert Mikko Hypponen talks us through three types of online attack on our privacy and data -- and only two are considered crimes. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and do...

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- -: Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0

January 17, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a "religion for atheists" -- call it Atheism 2.0 -- that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence. TEDTalks is a daily ...

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- -: TEDxNUST - Farhana Azim - Hidden Gems through Floral Art

January 17, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

About Speaker Farhana Azim developed a love for flowers very early in her life. As she grew up in an environment adorned with a large variety of flora and fauna, laid out painstakingly and formally in their gardens. She enjoyed decorating the house with flowers and green plants from an early age...

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- -: TEDxNUST - Puruesh Chaudhary - Agaahi

January 17, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

About Speaker Puruesh Chaudhary's passion entails creativity and inception of new ideas and enjoys working with innovative and forward thinking minds. She has over 7 years of experience in media and strategic communications pertaining to key functional areas covering research and content develop...

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- -: TEDxNUST - Masoora Ali - Active Citizenship - Key to Development

January 17, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

About Speaker Masoora Ali has six years of nonprofit experience both at national & International level. Currently, she is managing a National level program of National Volunteering & Youth Development with Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) Pakistan. She is very committed to work with the partner ...

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- -: TEDxNUST - Puruesh Chaudhary - Agahi

January 17, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

About Speaker Puruesh Chaudhary's passion entails creativity and inception of new ideas and enjoys working with innovative and forward thinking minds. She has over 7 years of experience in media and strategic communications pertaining to key functional areas covering research and content develop...

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- -: Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary

January 16, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com After a crisis, how can we tell if water is safe to drink? Current tests are slow and complex, and the delay can be deadly, as in the cholera outbreak after Haiti's earthquake in 2010. TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra previews his design for a simple tool that quickly tests water for s...

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- -: TEDxNUST - Shah Sharabeel - Change through Performing Art

January 14, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

About Speaker Squeeze a lifetime worth of excellence into a span of twenty years and you get what the letters in the name of the Director/ Producer Shah Sharahbeel truly represent. His production house CSP (Center Stage Productions) dawned as a legislature for both the makers and the audience of...

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- -: TEDxNUST - Yousuf Bashir Qureshi - Pakistan in the Fashion World

January 14, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

About Speaker Yousuf Bashir Qureshi is an Artist who chose fashion design and editorial photography as a profession. A farmer by inheritance, a student by virtue, a teacher by passion, an artist by choice and a philanthropist by nature. Lives his life according to Rumi's saying, " Either exist ...

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- -: Morley sings "Women of Hope"

January 13, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Inspired by Aung San Suu Kyi's call to action, "If you're feeling helpless, help someone," Morley composed this song. She sings it at TEDxWomen in her gorgeous, warm voice. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the ...

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- -: Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

January 12, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within our own cells. TEDTalks is a daily video po...

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- -: Jonas Gahr Støre: In defense of dialogue

January 11, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In politics, it seems counterintuitive to engage in dialogue with violent groups, with radicals and terrorists, and with the states that support them. But Jonas Gahr Støre, the foreign minister of Norway, makes a compelling case for open discussion, even when values diverge, in...

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- -: Award-winning teen-age science in action

January 10, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com In 2011 three young women swept the top prizes of the first Google Science Fair. At TEDxWomen Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose and Naomi Shah described their extraordinary projects-- and their route to a passion for science. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and perf...

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- -: Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words

January 6, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Sebastian Wernicke thinks every TEDTalk can be summarized in six words. At TEDxZurich, he shows how to do just that -- and less. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the ...

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- -: Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift

January 5, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Paddy Ashdown claims that we are living in a moment in history where power is changing in ways it never has before. In a spellbinding talk at TEDxBrussels he outlines the three major global shifts that he sees coming. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and per...

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- -: Jane Fonda: Life's third act

January 4, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Within this generation, an extra 30 years have been added to our life expectancy -- and these years aren't just a footnote or a pathology. At TEDxWomen, Jane Fonda asks how we can think about this new phase of our lives. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and ...

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- -: AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me

January 3, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com For a full year, AJ Jacobs followed every piece of health advice he could -- from applying sunscreen by the shotglass to wearing a bicycle helmet while shopping. Onstage at TEDMED, he shares the surprising things he learned. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks ...

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- -: TEDxNUST - Adnan Shahid - Green Computing and Recycling

January 1, 2012 (over 5 years ago)

About Speaker Adnan Shahid is an Electrical Engineer by profession from NUST with masters in Innovation and Global Leadership from Sloan School of Management. He is a passionate manager, likes to accept challenges in life. Having a diverse personality coupled with leadership abilities, communica...

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- -: Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men

December 23, 2011 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Alberto Cairo's clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why -- and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war. TEDTalks is a daily...

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- -: Karen Tse: How to stop torture

December 22, 2011 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Political prisoners aren't the only ones being tortured -- the vast majority of judicial torture happens in ordinary cases, even in 'functioning' legal systems. Social activist Karen Tse shows how we can, and should, stand up and end the use of routine torture. TEDTalks is a d...

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- -: Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self

December 21, 2011 (over 5 years ago)

http://www.ted.com Every day, we make decisions that have good or bad consequences for our future selves. (Can I skip flossing just this one time?) Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices for Future Us. TEDTalks is a daily video podcas...

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