Category: Ted Talks

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Bill T. Jones: The dancer, the singer, the cellist … and a moment of creative magic

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Legendary dance choreographer Bill T. Jones and TED Fellows Joshua Roman and Somi didn't know exactly what was going to

Abe Davis: New video technology that reveals an object’s hidden properties

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Subtle motion happens around us all the time, including tiny vibrations caused by sound. New technology shows that we can

Pamela Ronald: The case for engineering our food

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Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes

Alice Goffman: How where you live can determine your path to college — or prison

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In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent

Sophie Scott: Why we laugh

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Did you know that you're 13 times more likely to laugh if you're with somebody else than if you're alone?

Greg Gage: How to control someone else’s arm with your brain

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Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo,

Nick Bostrom: What happens when our computers get smarter than we are?

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Artificial intelligence is getting smarter by leaps and bounds — within this century, research suggests, a computer AI could be

Nizar Ibrahim: How we unearthed the spinosaurus

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A 50-foot-long carnivore who hunted its prey in rivers 97 million years ago, the spinosaurus is a "dragon from deep

Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

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As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night

Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine

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Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story

Jedidah Isler: How I fell in love with quasars, blazars and our incredible universe

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Jedidah Isler first fell in love with the night sky as a little girl. Now she’s an astrophysicist who studies

Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

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Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet

Nathalie Cabrol: How Mars might hold the secret to the origin of life

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While we like to imagine little green men, it’s far more likely that life on other planets will be microbial.

Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism

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Paul Tudor Jones II loves capitalism. It's a system that has done him very well over the last few decades.

Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

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At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's

Kailash Satyarthi: How to make peace? Get angry

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How did a young man born into a high caste in India come to free 83,000 children from slavery? Nobel

Barat Ali Batoor: My desperate journey with a human smuggler

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Photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor was living in Afghanistan — until his risky work forced him to leave the country. But

Fred Jansen: How to land on a comet

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As manager of the Rosetta mission, Fred Jansen was responsible for the successful 2014 landing of a probe on the

Dan Ariely: How equal do we want the world to be? You’d be surprised

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The news of society's growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely reveals some new, surprising research

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón: Math is forever

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With humor and charm, mathematician Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón answers a question that’s wracked the brains of bored students the

Bel Pesce: 5 ways to kill your dreams

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All of us want to invent that game-changing product, launch that successful company, write that best-selling book. And yet so

Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready

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In 2014, the world avoided a horrific global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers — plus,

Boniface Mwangi: The day I stood up alone

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Photographer Boniface Mwangi wanted to protest against corruption in his home country of Kenya. So he made a plan: He

Kevin Rudd: Are China and the US doomed to conflict?

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The former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is also a longtime student of China, with a unique vantage point

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