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TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in high-def video and audio-only formats.

Episode Date
Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality | Lindsay Amer
00:07:47
Lindsay Amer is the creator of "Queer Kid Stuff," an educational video series that breaks down complex ideas around gender and sexuality through songs and metaphors. By giving kids and their families a vocabulary to express themselves, Amer is helping to create more empathetic adults -- and spreading a message of radical acceptance in a world where it's sometimes dangerous to just be yourself. "I want kids to grow up and into themselves with pride for who they are and who they can be," Amer says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/HklivgmGD-U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 24, 2019
The architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders | Brandon Clifford
00:04:22
How did ancient civilizations move massive stones to build Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Easter Island statues? In this quick, delightful talk, TED Fellow Brandon Clifford reveals some architectural secrets of the past and shows how we can use these ingenious techniques to build today. "In an era where we design buildings to last 30, maybe 60 years, I would love to learn how to create something that could entertain for an eternity," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/qCbvLRF4Czo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2019
"A Bird Made of Birds" | Sarah Kay
00:04:53
"The universe has already written the poem you were planning on writing," says Sarah Kay, quoting her friend, poet Kaveh Akbar. Performing "A Bird Made of Birds," she shares how and where she finds poetry. (Kay is also the host of TED's podcast "Sincerely, X." Listen on the Luminary podcast app at luminary.link/ted)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/U24I0KvAXJ4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2019
The living tech we need to support human life on other planets | Lynn Rothschild
00:16:20
What would it take to settle Mars? In a talk about the future of space exploration, Lynn Rothschild reviews the immense challenges to living elsewhere in the universe and proposes some bold, creative solutions to making a home off planet Earth -- like "growing" houses out of fungi or using bacteria to help generate electricity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/vzZ7b3qFE_s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 20, 2019
What almost dying taught me about living | Suleika Jaouad
00:17:23
"The hardest part of my cancer experience began once the cancer was gone," says author Suleika Jaouad. In this fierce, funny, wisdom-packed talk, she challenges us to think beyond the divide between "sick" and "well," asking: How do you begin again and find meaning after life is interrupted?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/UVb73I1DZUY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 19, 2019
How synthetic biology could wipe out humanity -- and how we can stop it | Rob Reid
00:16:36
The world-changing promise of synthetic biology and gene editing has a dark side. In this far-seeing talk, author and entrepreneur Rob Reid reviews the risks of a world where more and more people have access to the tools and tech needed to create a doomsday bug that could wipe out humanity -- and suggests that it's time to take this danger seriously.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/aXQAmgoNlkY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 18, 2019
5 challenges we could solve by designing new proteins | David Baker
00:10:19
Proteins are remarkable molecular machines: they digest your food, fire your neurons, power your immune system and so much more. What if we could design new ones, with functions never before seen in nature? In this remarkable glimpse of the future, David Baker shares how his team at the Institute for Protein Design is creating entirely new proteins from scratch -- and shows how they could help us tackle five massive challenges facing humanity. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Zm_p76AMR6I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 17, 2019
The political power of being a good neighbor | Michael Tubbs
00:17:25
Michael Tubbs is the youngest mayor in American history to represent a city with more than 100,000 people -- and his policies are sparking national conversations. In this rousing talk, he shares how growing up amid poverty and violence in Stockton, California shaped his bold vision for change and his commitment to govern as a neighbor, not a politician. "When we see someone different from us, they should not reflect our fears, our anxieties, our insecurities," he says. "We should see our common humanity."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/PCjtP2SL2EU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 14, 2019
My life as a work of art | Daniel Lismore
00:09:19
Daniel Lismore's closet is probably a bit different than yours -- his clothes are constructed out of materials ranging from beer cans and plastic crystals to diamonds, royal silks and 2,000-year-old Roman rings. In this striking talk, Lismore shares the vision behind his elaborate ensembles and explores what it's like to live life as a work of art. "Everyone is capable of creating their own masterpiece," he says. "You should try it sometime."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/poWEwovcIPU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 13, 2019
Why we get mad -- and why it's healthy | Ryan Martin
00:13:06
Anger researcher Ryan Martin draws from a career studying what makes people mad to explain some of the cognitive processes behind anger -- and why a healthy dose of it can actually be useful. "Your anger exists in you ... because it offered your ancestors, both human and nonhuman, an evolutionary advantage," he says. "[It's] a powerful and healthy force in your life."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/nAjTa_1_qHg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2019
3 steps to turn everyday get-togethers into transformative gatherings | Priya Parker
00:10:17
Why do some gatherings take off and others don't? Author Priya Parker shares three easy steps to turn your parties, dinners, meetings and holidays into meaningful, transformative gatherings.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/awh8biswxwc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 11, 2019
The mysterious microbes living deep inside the earth -- and how they could help humanity | Karen Lloyd
00:13:59
The ground beneath your feet is home to a massive, mysterious world of microbes -- some of which have been in the earth's crust for hundreds of thousands of years. What's it like down there? Take a trip to the volcanoes and hot springs of Costa Rica as microbiologist Karen Lloyd shines a light on these subterranean organisms and shows how they could have a profound impact on life up here.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/AFUI6FXdZbU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 10, 2019
The most detailed map of galaxies, black holes and stars ever made | Juna Kollmeier
00:14:13
Humans have been studying the stars for thousands of years, but astrophysicist Juna Kollmeier is on a special mission: creating the most detailed 3-D maps of the universe ever made. Journey across the cosmos as she shares her team's work on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, imaging millions of stars, black holes and galaxies in unprecedented detail. If we maintain our pace, she says, we can map every large galaxy in the observable universe by 2060. "We've gone from arranging clamshells to general relativity in a few thousand years," she says. "If we hang on 40 more, we can map all the galaxies."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Q1UbAG0VTJA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 07, 2019
The healing power of reading | Michelle Kuo
00:18:27
Reading and writing can be acts of courage that bring us closer to others and ourselves. Author Michelle Kuo shares how teaching reading skills to her students in the Mississippi Delta revealed the bridging power of the written word -- as well as the limitations of its power.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/aUpmRKCJbLY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2019
The lies our culture tells us about what matters -- and a better way to live | David Brooks
00:14:54
Our society is in the midst of a social crisis, says op-ed columnist and author David Brooks: we're trapped in a valley of isolation and fragmentation. How do we find our way out? Based on his travels across the United States -- and his meetings with a range of exceptional people known as "weavers" -- Brooks lays out his vision for a cultural revolution that empowers us all to lead lives of greater meaning, purpose and joy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/1LqfXFX2RaE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 05, 2019
"Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved | Kate Bowler
00:14:49
In life's toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at age 35. In a profound, heartbreaking and unexpectedly funny talk, she offers some answers -- challenging the idea that "everything happens for a reason" and sharing hard-won wisdom about how to make sense of the world after your life is suddenly, completely changed. "I believe that in the darkness, even there, there will be beauty and there will be love," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Ni1Nu8slB7E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 04, 2019
Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future | Bjarke Ingels
00:15:24
Design gives form to the future, says architect Bjarke Ingels. In this worldwide tour of his team's projects, journey to a waste-to-energy power plant (that doubles as an alpine ski slope) and the LEGO Home of the Brick in Denmark -- and catch a glimpse of cutting-edge flood resilience infrastructure in New York City as well as an ambitious plan to create floating, sustainable cities that are adapted to climate change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/xoNh-oj9yUA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 03, 2019
The amazing brains and morphing skin of octopuses and other cephalopods | Roger Hanlon
00:13:30
Octopus, squid and cuttlefish -- collectively known as cephalopods -- have strange, massive, distributed brains. What do they do with all that neural power? Dive into the ocean with marine biologist Roger Hanlon, who shares astonishing footage of the camouflaging abilities of cephalopods, which can change their skin color and texture in a flash. Learn how their smart skin, and their ability to deploy it in sophisticated ways, could be evidence of an alternative form of intelligence -- and how it could lead to breakthroughs in AI, fabrics, cosmetics and beyond.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/GS7sBxtKrcY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 31, 2019
The story we tell about millennials -- and who we leave out | Reniqua Allen
00:11:28
Millennials are now the largest, most diverse adult population in the US -- but far too often, they're reduced to the worn-out stereotype of lazy, entitled avocado toast lovers, says author Reniqua Allen. In this revealing talk, she shares overlooked stories of millennials of color, offering a broader, more nuanced view of the generation. "Millennials are not a monolith," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/qROn6KqnbYw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2019
What it takes to launch a telescope | Erika Hamden
00:07:18
TED Fellow and astronomer Erika Hamden leads the team building FIREBall, a telescope that hangs from a giant balloon at the very edge of space and looks for clues about how stars are created. She takes us inside the roller-coaster, decade-long journey to get the telescope from an idea into orbit -- and shows how failure is inevitable when you're pushing the limits of knowledge.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/JcCFPCI-dak" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2019
How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston
00:16:50
Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walking or generally "living while black." In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing -- while challenging us all to level up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/yVUnakVIEvE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2019
These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague
00:09:13
Humans produce 300 million tons of new plastic each year -- yet, despite our best efforts, less than 10 percent of it ends up being recycled. Is there a better way to deal with all this waste? Morgan Vague describes her research with microbiologist Jay Mellies on bacteria that have evolved the unexpected ability to eat plastic -- and how they could help us solve our growing pollution problem.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/c-ygmD4-VBM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 28, 2019
What prosecutors and incarcerated people can learn from each other | Jarrell Daniels
00:12:04
A few weeks before his release from prison, Jarrell Daniels took a class where incarcerated men learned alongside prosecutors. By simply sitting together and talking, they uncovered surprising truths about the criminal justice system and ideas for how real change happens. Now a scholar and activist, Daniels reflects on how collaborative education could transform the justice system and unlock solutions to social problems.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/g4xwVb4alTI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 24, 2019
My identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle | America Ferrera
00:14:02
Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her career, she calls for more authentic representation of different cultures in media -- and a shift in how we tell our stories. "Presence creates possibility," she says. "Who we see thriving in the world teaches us how to see ourselves, how to think about our own value, how to dream about our futures."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/KxQvqKTRgjA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 23, 2019
The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya
00:17:17
Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the business playbook of the past -- and shares his vision for a new, "anti-CEO playbook" that prioritizes people over profits. "This is the difference between profit and true wealth," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/je-H2KHYa8Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2019
The next global agricultural revolution | Bruce Friedrich
00:05:48
Conventional meat production causes harm to our environment and presents risks to global health, but people aren't going to eat less meat unless we give them alternatives that cost the same (or less) and that taste the same (or better). In an eye-opening talk, food innovator and TED Fellow Bruce Friedrich shows the plant- and cell-based products that could soon transform the global meat industry -- and your dinner plate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ZMs-yU5TKDY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2019
Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal | Lucy Cooke
00:14:11
Sloths have been on this planet for more than 40 million years. What's the secret to their success? In a hilarious talk, zoologist Lucy Cooke takes us inside the strange life of the world's slowest mammal and shows what we can learn from their ingenious adaptations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/0wTN_KIFrGQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2019
How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett
00:13:30
"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In an inspiring talk, she shares three ways to crack the code of confidence -- and her dream for a world where revolutionary confidence helps turn our most ambitious dreams into reality.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/DWomPqgwjf4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 20, 2019
The difference between healthy and unhealthy love | Katie Hood
00:12:13
In a talk about understanding and practicing the art of healthy relationships, Katie Hood reveals the five signs you might be in an unhealthy relationship -- with a romantic partner, a friend, a family member -- and shares the things you can do every day to love with respect, kindness and joy. "While love is an instinct and an emotion, the ability to love better is a skill we can all build and improve on over time," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Xp9UvKqyqmk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2019
How AI could become an extension of your mind | Arnav Kapur
00:08:58
Try talking to yourself without opening your mouth, by simply saying words internally. What if you could search the internet like that -- and get an answer back? In the first live public demo of his new technology, TED Fellow Arnav Kapur introduces AlterEgo: a wearable AI device with the potential to let you silently talk to and get information from a computer system, like a voice inside your head. Learn more about how the device works and the far-reaching implications of this new kind of human-computer interaction.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/vF98exUg-IE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2019
What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes | Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin
00:14:29
E-cigarettes and vapes have exploded in popularity in the last decade, especially among youth and young adults -- from 2011 to 2015, e-cigarette use among high school students in the US increased by 900 percent. Biobehavioral scientist Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin explains what you're actually inhaling when you vape (hint: it's definitely not water vapor) and explores the disturbing marketing tactics being used to target kids. "Our health, the health of our children and our future generations is far too valuable to let it go up in smoke -- or even in aerosol," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/vtdiLQadxZ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2019
Could a tattoo help you stay healthy? | Carson Bruns
00:10:58
Can we make tattoos both beautiful and functional? Nanotechnologist Carson Bruns shares his work creating high-tech tattoos that react to their environment -- like color-changing ink that can tell you when you're getting a sunburn -- and shows exciting ways they can deliver real-time information about our health.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/zFTgW0J8FOk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 14, 2019
Digital humans that look just like us | Doug Roble
00:12:34
In an astonishing talk and tech demo, software researcher Doug Roble debuts "DigiDoug": a real-time, 3-D, digital rendering of his likeness that's accurate down to the scale of pores and wrinkles. Powered by an inertial motion capture suit, deep neural networks and enormous amounts of data, DigiDoug renders the real Doug's emotions (and even how his blood flows and eyelashes move) in striking detail. Learn more about how this exciting tech was built -- and its applications in movies, virtual assistants and beyond.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/wV1FBzVVdSE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 13, 2019
Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker
00:19:18
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code -- as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/T3GvpNDUiUc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 10, 2019
How your brain's executive function works -- and how to improve it | Sabine Doebel
00:09:15
You use your brain's executive function every day -- it's how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses. Can you improve it to change for the better? With highlights from her research on child development, cognitive scientist Sabine Doebel explores the factors that affect executive function -- and how you can use it to break bad habits and achieve your goals.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/-WBhl44sutc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 09, 2019
The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali
00:13:00
The global fertility rate, or the number of children per woman, has halved over the last 50 years. What will having fewer babies mean for the future of humanity? In this funny, eye-opening talk, journalist (and self-described exhausted dad) Wajahat Ali examines how the current trend could lead to unexpected problems -- and shares why he believes we need to make it easier for people to have babies. "For those who can and choose to, may you pass on this beautiful thing called life with kindness, generosity, decency and love," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ul3g_SlEbJA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 09, 2019
The crisis of leadership -- and a new way forward | Halla Tómasdóttir and Bryn Freedman
00:14:13
What should modern leadership look like? Entrepreneur and former Icelandic presidential candidate Halla Tómasdóttir thinks global leaders need to change their ways -- or risk becoming irrelevant. In a conversation with curator Bryn Freedman, she shows how anybody can step up and make a difference, even if you don't yet have power. "There's a leader inside every single one of us," she says, "and our most important work in life is to release that leader."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/DA1i_UcRs20" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 08, 2019
How to revive your belief in democracy | Eric Liu
00:14:33
Civic evangelist Eric Liu shares a powerful way to rekindle the spirit of citizenship and the belief that democracy still works. Join him for a trip to "Civic Saturday" and learn more about how making civic engagement a weekly habit can help build communities based on shared values and a path to belonging.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/dpJWJZW8_fs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2019
Everything around you can become a computer | Ivan Poupyrev
00:13:11
Designer Ivan Poupyrev wants to integrate technology into everyday objects to make them more useful and fun -- like a jacket you can use to answer phone calls or a houseplant you can play like a keyboard. In a talk and tech demo, he lays out his vision for a physical world that's more deeply connected to the internet and shows how, with a little collaboration, we can get there. Unveiled in this talk: Poupyrev announces that his newest device, Jacquard, is now publicly available for all designers to use.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/FyQdy-1xF90" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 06, 2019
Mind-blowing stage sculptures that fuse music and technology | Es Devlin
00:16:52
It starts with a sketch. Then it evolves into a larger-than-life visual masterpiece, a celebration of human connection. Follow along as legendary artist and designer Es Devlin takes us on a visual tour of her work -- including iconic stage sculptures she's created for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West, U2 and more -- and previews her design for the upcoming World Expo 2020 in Dubai.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/TCNXVKfre1w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 03, 2019
How supercharged plants could slow climate change | Joanne Chory
00:13:48
Plants are amazing machines -- for millions of years, they've taken carbon dioxide out of the air and stored it underground, keeping a crucial check on the global climate. Plant geneticist Joanne Chory is working to amplify this special ability: with her colleagues at the Salk Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, she's creating plants that can store more carbon, deeper underground, for hundreds of years. Learn more about how these supercharged plants could help slow climate change. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/QR3lHeH5MGw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 02, 2019
Why we ignore obvious problems -- and how to act on them | Michele Wucker
00:10:05
Why do we often neglect big problems, like the financial crisis and climate change, until it's too late? Policy strategist Michele Wucker urges us to replace the myth of the "black swan" -- that rare, unforeseeable, unavoidable catastrophe -- with the reality of the "gray rhino," the preventable danger that we choose to ignore. She shows why predictable crises catch us by surprise -- and lays out some signs that there may be a charging rhino in your life right now.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/t_VI5L4sFyk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 01, 2019
How to recover from activism burnout | Yana Buhrer Tavanier
00:07:56
When you're feeling burned out as an activist, what's the best way to bounce back? TED Senior Fellow Yana Buhrer Tavanier explores the power of "playtivism" -- the incorporation of play and creativity into movements for social change. See how this versatile approach can spark new ideas, propel action and melt fear.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/M32HW3sYh_w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 30, 2019
Three ideas. Three contradictions. Or not. | Hannah Gadsby
00:18:33
Hannah Gadsby's groundbreaking special "Nanette" broke comedy. In a talk about truth and purpose, she shares three ideas and three contradictions. Or not.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hm-CaPG21Uc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 29, 2019
Helping others makes us happier -- but it matters how we do it | Elizabeth Dunn
00:14:29
Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact -- and boost our own happiness along the way -- if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/OMBhr4xhlbk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 26, 2019
The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime | Kim Gorgens
00:11:42
Here's a shocking statistic: 50 to 80 percent of people in the criminal justice system in the US have had a traumatic brain injury. In the general public, that number is less than five percent. Neuropsychologist Kim Gorgens shares her research into the connection between brain trauma and the behaviors that keep people in the revolving door of criminal justice -- and some ways to make the system more effective and safer for everyone.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/zDK-P52fPF0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 25, 2019
How generational stereotypes hold us back at work | Leah Georges
00:11:35
The Silent Generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, Gen Z -- we're all in the workforce together. How are our assumptions about each other holding us back from working and communicating better? Social psychologist Leah Georges shows how we're more similar than different and offers helpful tactics for navigating the multigenerational workplace.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/p7hlHBm8dfc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 24, 2019
Can we cure genetic diseases by rewriting DNA? | David R. Liu
00:16:12
In a story of scientific discovery, chemical biologist David R. Liu shares a breakthrough: his lab's development of base editors that can rewrite DNA. This crucial step in genome editing takes the promise of CRISPR to the next level: if CRISPR proteins are molecular scissors, programmed to cut specific DNA sequences, then base editors are pencils, capable of directly rewriting one DNA letter into another. Learn more about how these molecular machines work -- and their potential to treat or even cure genetic diseases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ZC8e-xlIgCY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 23, 2019
A personal air-quality tracker that lets you know what you're breathing | Romain Lacombe
00:05:35
How often do you think about the air you're breathing? Probably not enough, says entrepreneur and TED Fellow Romain Lacombe. He introduces Flow: a personal air-quality tracker that fits in your hand and monitors pollution levels in real time. See how this device could help you track and understand pollution street by street, hour by hour -- and empower you to take action to improve your health.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/BtSktENOAT8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 22, 2019
How hip-hop helps us understand science | Danielle N. Lee
00:08:16
In the early 1990s, a scandal rocked evolutionary biology: scientists discovered that songbirds -- once thought to be strictly monogamous -- engaged in what's politely called "extra-pair copulation." In this unforgettable biology lesson on animal infidelity, TED Fellow Danielle N. Lee shows how she uses hip-hop to teach science, leading the crowd in an updated version of Naughty by Nature's hit "O.P.P."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/QZvfJGt-qlk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 19, 2019
Inside the black hole image that made history | Sheperd Doeleman
00:11:29
At the center of a galaxy more than 55 million light-years away, there's a supermassive black hole with the mass of several billion suns. And now, for the first time ever, we can see it. Astrophysicist Sheperd Doeleman, head of the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, speaks with TED's Chris Anderson about the iconic, first-ever image of a black hole -- and the epic, worldwide effort involved in capturing it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/4O8njw0SKI8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 18, 2019
How Twitter needs to change | Jack Dorsey
00:25:47
Can Twitter be saved? In a wide-ranging conversation with TED's Chris Anderson and Whitney Pennington Rodgers, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey discusses the future of the platform -- acknowledging problems with harassment and moderation and proposing some fundamental changes that he hopes will encourage healthy, respectful conversations. "Are we actually delivering something that people value every single day?" Dorsey asks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/h_DGGKb0mbE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2019
Facebook's role in Brexit -- and the threat to democracy | Carole Cadwalladr
00:15:15
In an unmissable talk, journalist Carole Cadwalladr digs into one of the most perplexing events in recent times: the UK's super-close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. Tracking the result to a barrage of misleading Facebook ads targeted at vulnerable Brexit swing voters -- and linking the same players and tactics to the 2016 US presidential election -- Cadwalladr calls out the "gods of Silicon Valley" for being on the wrong side of history and asks: Are free and fair elections a thing of the past?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/M6eM_hEBoDY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 16, 2019
The artificial muscles that will power robots of the future | Christoph Keplinger
00:10:54
Robot brains are getting smarter and smarter, but their bodies are often still clunky and unwieldy. Mechanical engineer Christoph Keplinger is designing a new generation of soft, agile robot inspired by a masterpiece of evolution: biological muscle. See these "artificial muscles" expand and contract like the real thing and reach superhuman speeds -- and learn how they could power prosthetics that are stronger and more efficient than human limbs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/cgI5cLQBJIQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 16, 2019
Empower a girl, transform a community | Kakenya Ntaiya
00:12:31
Kakenya Ntaiya turned her dream of getting an education into a movement to empower vulnerable girls and bring an end to harmful traditional practices in Kenya. Meet two students at the Kakenya Center for Excellence, a school where girls can live and study safely -- and uplift their community along the way. "When you empower a girl, you transform a community," Ntaiya says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/RKHU_hHCRSs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 15, 2019
3 lessons on starting a movement from a self-defense trailblazer | Rana Abdelhamid
00:11:11
At 16, Rana Abdelhamid started teaching self-defense to women and girls in her neighborhood. Almost 10 years later, these community classes have grown into Malikah: a global grassroots network creating safety, power and solidarity for all women. How did she do it? Abdelhamid shares three ingredients for building a movement from the ground up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Fo5mJ8hyWx0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 12, 2019
How risk-taking changes a teenager's brain | Kashfia Rahman
00:11:39
Why do teenagers sometimes make outrageous, risky choices? Do they suddenly become reckless, or are they just going through a natural phase? To find out, Kashfia Rahman -- winner of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (and a Harvard freshman) -- designed and conducted an experiment to test how high school students respond to and get used to risk, and how it changes their still-developing brains. What she discovered about risk and decision-making could change how we think about why teens do what they do.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/kC33nOeTxiY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 11, 2019
Wearable tech that helps you navigate by touch | Keith Kirkland
00:06:21
Keith Kirkland is developing wearable tech that communicates information using only the sense of touch. He's trying to figure out: What gestures and vibration patterns could intuitively communicate ideas like "stop" or "go"? Check out his team's first product, a navigation device for the blind and visually impaired, and learn more about the entirely new "haptic language" he's creating to power it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/4EUw0BE3sKI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 10, 2019
We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it | Nora McInerny
00:15:05
In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is as liberating as it is gut-wrenching. Most powerfully, she encourages us to shift how we approach grief. "A grieving person is going to laugh again and smile again," she says. "They're going to move forward. But that doesn't mean that they've moved on."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/UTLvkgj0Yjk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 09, 2019