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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
For the love of fangirls | Yve Blake
00:12:03
When you think of fangirls, what comes to mind: large swaths of fandom (usually for a boyband) whose feelings culminate in tears and joyful screams? Perhaps you grimace or roll your eyes at the thought. In this fun, lively talk, playwright Yve Blake asks us to reevaluate our reaction to the misunderstood passion and power of fangirls, emphasizing why we should all embrace our own unbridled enthusiasm.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/LlzXoGTTGMY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
How surfboards connect us to nature | Yves Béhar
00:03:23
Here's how the surfboard changed our relationship to water, according to fuseproject founder Yves Béhar.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/1xsyWTyI2pM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
The power of the Afro pick | Jon Gray
00:03:33
The Afro pick is much more than a styling tool. It's a major player in Black history, explains artist Jon Gray.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/mu0T4xxW4_A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
Why books are here to stay | Chip Kidd
00:03:17
Despite the rise of e-books, physical books aren't going anywhere. Graphic designer Chip Kidd shares why their design is so lasting.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/i6GXIkYr3-8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
Why 1.5 billion people eat with chopsticks | Jennifer 8. Lee
00:03:13
Author Jennifer 8. Lee explains how the chopstick spread from the East to the West -- and was designed to give you the perfect bite.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/rM3OrT6weno" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
The function and fashion of eyeglasses | Debbie Millman
00:03:15
Glasses were originally created to overcome physical obstacles, but design evangelist Debbie Millman shares how they turned into a fashion statement.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/2VPP5DKEjFg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
How the compass unlocked the world | David Biello
00:03:07
"Everything that we think of as world history would not have taken place without the compass." TED science curator David Biello explains how the device changed our relationship to the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/R_4y1IfAWYo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
The evolution of the coffee cup lid | A.J. Jacobs
00:03:01
Author A.J. Jacobs shows how the coffee cup lid was perfectly designed to give you a full sensory experience while drinking.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/86JTGc4AZ-A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
Why pasta comes in all shapes and sizes | Paola Antonelli
00:03:23
Think twice when picking what pasta you want for dinner. The shape of your noodle makes a difference, explains Paola Antonelli, senior curator at The Museum of Modern Art.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/UM8QuYvVEEs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 18, 2020
How symbols and brands shape our humanity | Debbie Millman
00:14:12
"Branding is the profound manifestation of the human spirit," says designer and podcaster Debbie Millman. In a historical odyssey that she illustrated herself, Millman traces the evolution of branding, from cave paintings to flags to beer labels and beyond. She explores the power of symbols to unite people, beginning with prehistoric communities who used them to represent beliefs and identify affiliations to modern companies that adopt logos and trademarks to market their products -- and explains how branding reflects the state of humanity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/PcaKUzEE4fo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 14, 2020
Online predators spread fake porn of me. Here's how I fought back | Noelle Martin
00:11:46
A casual reverse-image search unleashed a nightmarish reality on Noelle Martin when she discovered her face edited into pornographic materials across the internet. Join Martin as she recounts years battling shadowy online figures to reclaim her identity, narrative and peace of mind -- and learn how she helped change Australian law. (This talk contains mature content.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/3cUTGlLOrJg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 13, 2020
What a nun can teach a scientist about ecology | Victoria Gill
00:13:59
To save the achoque -- an exotic (and adorable) salamander found in a lake in northern Mexico -- scientists teamed up with an unexpected research partner: a group of nuns called the Sisters of the Immaculate Health. In this delightful talk, science journalist Victoria Gill shares the story of how this unusual collaboration saved the achoque from extinction -- and demonstrates how local and indigenous people could hold the secret to saving our planet's weird, wonderful and most threatened species.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/o42S2MA5YSw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2020
How teachers can help students navigate trauma | Lisa Godwin
00:15:20
"To make a difference in the life of a child ... I made the commitment to tell my personal story," says educator Lisa Godwin. In this moving talk, she shares her experience of overcoming childhood trauma with the quiet, unwavering support of a teacher and school counselor -- and shows how educators can help students and families navigate hardships by sharing their own stories.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/qIt7maf-av0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 11, 2020
How online marketplaces can help local economies, not hurt them | Amane Dannouni
00:12:27
The growth of online marketplaces like Uber, Airbnb and Amazon can sometimes threaten local businesses such as taxis, hotels and retail shops by taking away jobs or reducing income to the community. But it doesn't have to be this way, says strategy consultant Amane Dannouni. Pointing to examples like Gojek (Indonesia's Uber for motorbikes) and Jumia (Africa's version of Amazon), he explains how some online marketplaces make deliberate trade-offs to include, rather than replace, existing players in local economies -- benefiting everyone in the long run.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/q9mmLADKsvQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 11, 2020
Imaginative sculptures that explore how we perceive reality | Alicia Eggert
00:10:29
TED Fellow Alicia Eggert takes us on a visual tour of her work -- from a giant sculpture on an uninhabited island in Maine to an installation that inflates only when people hold hands to complete an electric current. Her work explores the power of art to inspire wonder and foster hope in dark times. As she puts it: "A brighter, more sustainable, more equitable future depends first on our ability to imagine it."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/m1jOw7nTcss" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
5 ways to create stronger connections | Robert Reffkin
00:02:53
In a tech-obsessed culture, it can be difficult to build genuine relationships with people, especially in the workplace. Robert Reffkin shares his tips and tricks for establishing authentic connections on the job.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/3wVwEnWDGPo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
How to know if it's time to change careers | Chieh Huang
00:04:15
Quitting your job can be scary, but sometimes it's the best thing you can do for your career, says entrepreneur Chieh Huang. He shares how to know when it's time to move on -- and what can you do to prepare.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ajUReCkuYS4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
3 things new parents should consider before going back to work | Emily Oster
00:05:10
Should you go back to work after having kids? It's an emotional decision, but weighing three factors can make it easier, says author and economist Emily Oster.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/XyPmF1ehoDc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
6 ways to improve your relationship with money | Thasunda Duckett
00:04:02
Taking control of our personal finances can feel overwhelming -- but it doesn't have to be. Thasunda Duckett shares how to minimize shame around money and start having honest conversations about how to save.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/GdmSUvDlza8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
The secret to giving great feedback | LeeAnn Renninger
00:04:48
Humans have been coming up with ways to give constructive criticism for centuries, but somehow we're still pretty terrible at it. Cognitive psychologist LeeAnn Renniger shares a scientifically proven method for giving effective feedback.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/tHLXP1bOAbA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
How to embrace emotions at work | Liz Fosslien
00:04:22
"You can't just flip a switch when you step into the office and turn your emotions off. Feeling feelings is part of being human," says author and illustrator Liz Fosslien. She shares why selective vulnerability is the key to bringing your authentic self to work.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/KwUQES1SwwQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
How burnout makes us less creative | Rahaf Harfoush
00:04:50
Our obsession with productivity -- to-do lists, life hacks, morning routines -- is making us less productive, says digital anthropologist Rahaf Harfoush. She explains why we need to redesign our workday around creativity -- not just efficiency.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/g_hqZidNhAE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
How to make faster decisions | Patrick McGinnis
00:04:54
In a world of endless reviews and options, it's easy to become paralyzed by indecision. Investor and writer Patrick McGinnis shares the dangers of "FOBO" -- the fear of better options -- and how to overcome it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/79HX8pVWiF4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 10, 2020
How bees can keep the peace between elephants and humans | Lucy King
00:13:23
Imagine waking in the middle of the night to an elephant ripping the roof from your house in search of food. This is a reality in some communities in Africa where, as wild spaces shrink, people and elephants are competing for space and resources like never before. In this engaging talk, zoologist Lucy King shares her solution to the rising conflict: fences made from beehives that keep elephants at bay while also helping farmers establish new livelihoods.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/7grGYds-ehA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2020
What if the poor were part of city planning? | Smruti Jukur Johari
00:13:27
Almost a billion people worldwide live in informal communities and slums, often without basic infrastructure like clean water, toilets or adequate roads. Urban planner Smruti Jukur Johari breaks down myths about these communities and shares examples of simple, common-sense solutions that arise when governments and architects work together with the residents -- instead of around them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/xIwIVEBgyU4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2020
The science of friction -- and its surprising impact on our lives | Jennifer Vail
00:11:47
Tribology: it's a funny-sounding word you might not have heard before, but it could change how you see and interact with the physical world, says mechanical engineer Jennifer Vail. Offering lessons from tribology -- the study of friction and wear -- Vail describes the surprisingly varied ways it impacts everyday life and how it could help us make a better world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/1V2Kk_ps-Vo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2020
The health benefits of clowning around | Matthew A. Wilson
00:07:28
As a medical clown, TED Resident Matthew A. Wilson takes the old adage that laughter is the best medicine very seriously. In this heartwarming talk, he shares glimpses of how clowning around can help patients (and medical staff) navigate stressful situations -- with no side effects.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/dev4kVsU4to" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 04, 2020
Tiny robots with giant potential | Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin
00:13:10
Take a trip down the microworld as roboticists Paul McEuen and Marc Miskin explain how they design and mass-produce microrobots the size of a single cell, powered by atomically thin legs -- and show how these machines could one day be "piloted" to battle crop diseases or study your brain at the level of individual neurons.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/nnJo6s-R5oE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 04, 2020
The real story of Rosa Parks -- and why we need to confront myths about black history | David Ikard
00:18:13
Black history taught in US schools is often watered-down, riddled with inaccuracies and stripped of its context and rich, full-bodied historical figures. Equipped with the real story of Rosa Parks, professor David Ikard highlights how making the realities of race more benign and digestible harms us all -- and emphasizes the power and importance of historical accuracy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/oMkBl8NZcJU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 03, 2020
Dictators hate political cartoons -- so I keep drawing them | Rayma Suprani
00:16:42
"A political cartoon is a barometer of freedom," says Rayma Suprani, who was exiled from her native Venezuela for publishing work critical of the government. "That's why dictators hate cartoonists." In a talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent railing against totalitarianism, Suprani explores how cartoons hold a mirror to society and reveal hidden truths -- and discusses why she keeps drawing even when it comes at a high personal cost. (In Spanish with consecutive English translation)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/lxbFNkUN8Q0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2020
Parasitic worms hold back human progress. Here's how we can end them | Ellen Agler
00:04:48
Parasitic worms date back thousands of years, causing diseases that limit human potential. But today, effective treatment against them requires just a few pills, taken once or twice a year. With 1.7 billion people at risk of infection, Ellen Agler and her team at the END Fund are imagining a world without disease caused by worms. Learn about how they're seeking to lower treatment costs, amplify prevention, support governments and nurture local leadership. This ambitious plan is a part of The Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change. (Voiced by Ama Adi-Dako)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/QWQQ3S_1I5I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2020
How humans and AI can work together to create better businesses | Sylvain Duranton
00:14:10
Here's a paradox: as companies try to streamline their businesses by using artificial intelligence to make critical decisions, they may inadvertently make themselves less efficient. Business technologist Sylvain Duranton advocates for a "Human plus AI" approach -- using AI systems alongside humans, not instead of them -- and shares the specific formula companies can adopt to successfully employ AI while keeping humans in the loop.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ef8bROIF9E4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 29, 2020
How virtual reality turns students into scientists | Jessica Ochoa Hendrix
00:06:34
Using low-cost virtual reality, education activist Jessica Ochoa Hendrix helps bring science to life in schools across the US. In this quick talk, she explains how a VR experience she developed invites students to explore underwater ecosystems as if they're marine biologists -- and envision themselves in other careers they might not have otherwise imagined.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/-ebwpRkcvtk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 28, 2020
A new type of medicine, custom-made with tiny proteins | Christopher Bahl
00:04:41
Some common life-saving medicines, such as insulin, are made of proteins so large and fragile that they need to be injected instead of ingested as pills. But a new generation of medicine -- made from smaller, more durable proteins known as peptides -- is on its way. In a quick, informative talk, molecular engineer and TED Fellow Christopher Bahl explains how he's using computational design to create powerful peptides that could one day neutralize the flu, protect against botulism poisoning and even stop cancer cells from growing.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/rewCoZ9fhY0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 28, 2020
How the magic of kindness helped me survive the Holocaust | Werner Reich
00:11:01
Holocaust survivor Werner Reich recounts his harrowing adolescence as a prisoner transported between concentration camps -- and shares how a small, kind act can inspire a lifetime of compassion. "If you ever know somebody who needs help, if you know somebody who is scared, be kind to them," he says. "If you do it at the right time, it will enter their heart, and it will be with them wherever they go, forever."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/mG05du0iErc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 27, 2020
What ocean microbes reveal about the changing climate | Angelicque White
00:13:05
When the ocean changes, the planet changes -- and it all starts with microbes, says biological oceanographer Angelicque White. Backed by decades of data, White shares how scientists use these ancient microorganisms as a crucial barometer of ocean health -- and how we might rejuvenate them as marine temperatures steadily rise.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/p7lYFjjuKDM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2020
The unpaid work that GDP ignores -- and why it really counts | Marilyn Waring
00:17:19
If you: do laundry, are (or have been) pregnant, tidy up, shop for your household or do similar labor, then by GDP standards, you're unproductive. In this visionary talk, economist Marilyn Waring seeks to correct the failures of this narrow-minded system, detailing why we deserve a better way to measure growth that values not just our own livelihood but the planet's as well.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hqW_FdLmfYw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2020
Does photographing a moment steal the experience from you? | Erin Sullivan
00:08:23
When we witness something amazing, many of us instinctively pull out our phones and snap pictures. Is this obsession with photographing everything impacting our experiences? In a meditative talk, Erin Sullivan reflects on how being more intentional with her lens enhanced her ability to enjoy the moment -- and could help you do the same, too.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/v7xyyAr6ZZM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2020
A personal health coach for those living with chronic diseases | Priscilla Pemu
00:07:49
There's no shortage of resources to help people change their health behaviors -- but far too often, these resources aren't accessible in underserved communities, says physician Priscilla Pemu. Enter "culturally congruent coaching," a program Pemu and her team developed to help patients with chronic diseases monitor their health with the assistance of a coach from their community. Learn more about how this approach transcends language and cultural barriers -- and could potentially transform health care in America.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/xo_1SD-tVl4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 22, 2020
Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture? | Stuart Oda
00:09:57
By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion. How are we going to feed everyone? Investment-banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda points to indoor vertical farming: growing food on tiered racks in a controlled, climate-proof environment. In a forward-looking talk, he explains how this method can maintain better safety standards, save money, use less water and help us provide for future generations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/4q49I32XZUw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 21, 2020
How designing brand-new enzymes could change the world | Adam Garske
00:13:12
"If DNA is the blueprint of life, enzymes are the laborers that carry out its instructions," says chemical biologist Adam Garske. In this fun talk and demo, he shows how scientists can now edit and design enzymes for specific functions -- to help treat diseases like diabetes, create energy-efficient laundry detergent and even capture greenhouse gases -- and performs his own enzyme experiment onstage.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/cGCuydAUOHk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 21, 2020
Why can't we talk about periods? | Jen Gunter
00:11:42
"It shouldn't be an act of feminism to know how your body works," says gynecologist and author Jen Gunter. In this revelatory talk, she explains how menstrual shame silences and represses -- and leads to the spread of harmful misinformation and the mismanagement of pain. Declaring the era of the menstrual taboos over, she delivers a clear, much-needed lesson on the once-mysterious mechanics of the uterus.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/EqdGMVd_Btk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2020
A path to security for the world's deadliest countries | Rachel Kleinfeld
00:15:40
You are more likely to die violently if you live in a middle-income democracy with high levels of inequality and political polarization than if you live in a country at war, says democracy advisor Rachel Kleinfeld. This historical shift in the nature of violence presents an opportunity for everyday voters to act as a great force for change in their unbalanced societies. In this eye-opening talk, Kleinfeld unravels the causes of violence and offers a path to security for the world's deadliest countries.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/_9H5Gr232Ww" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2020
Why are drug prices so high? Investigating the outdated US patent system | Priti Krishtel
00:12:34
Between 2006 and 2016, the number of drug patents granted in the United States doubled -- but not because there was an explosion in invention or innovation. Drug companies have learned how to game the system, accumulating patents not for new medicines but for small changes to existing ones, which allows them to build monopolies, block competition and drive prices up. Health justice lawyer Priti Krishtel sheds light on how we've lost sight of the patent system's original intent -- and offers five reforms for a redesign that would serve the public and save lives.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Sc-3j6CjILs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2020
How supply chain transparency can help the planet | Markus Mutz
00:13:29
Given the option, few would choose to buy products that harm the earth -- yet it's nearly impossible to know how most consumer goods are made or where they're sourced from. That's about to change, says supply chain innovator Markus Mutz. He shares how he used blockchain technology to track Patagonian toothfish on their journey from ocean to dinner plate -- and proved it's possible to offer consumers a product they can trust.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/_JXhc3fUYKg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 15, 2020
How guest worker visas could transform the US immigration system | David J. Bier
00:10:56
The United States can create a more humane immigration system; in fact, it's been done before, says policy analyst David J. Bier. Pointing to the historical success of the US guest worker program, which allows foreign workers to legally enter and work in the country, Bier shows why expanding the program to Central Americans could alleviate the border crisis and provide new opportunities for immigrants.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/fjJ1poe88J8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2020
The perks of being a pirate | Tom Nash
00:08:55
In this deeply charming and humorous talk, DJ and self-professed pirate Tom Nash meditates on how facing adversity due to disability invited patience, ambition and pragmatism into his life in enlightening, unexpected ways. "We all have unique weaknesses," he says. "If we're honest about what they are, we can learn how to best take advantage of them."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/sKU9BbuSih0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2020
Why "biofabrication" is the next industrial revolution | Suzanne Lee
00:12:20
What if we could "grow" clothes from microbes, furniture from living organisms and buildings with exteriors like tree bark? TED Fellow Suzanne Lee shares exciting developments from the field of biofabrication and shows how it could help us replace major sources of waste, like plastic and cement, with sustainable and eco-friendly alternatives.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/-ww4IJaI5BQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 13, 2020
A swarm of mini drones makes ... magic! | Marco Tempest
00:03:20
Leading a swarm of small, buzzing flying machines, techno-magician Marco Tempest orchestrates a "cyber illusion" that will have you asking yourself: Was that science or magic?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/wvDFdh48bvQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2020
Climate change will displace millions. Here's how we prepare | Colette Pichon Battle
00:12:47
Scientists predict climate change will displace more than 180 million people by 2100 -- a crisis of "climate migration" the world isn't ready for, says disaster recovery lawyer and Louisiana native Colette Pichon Battle. In this passionate, lyrical talk, she urges us to radically restructure the economic and social systems that are driving climate migration -- and caused it in the first place -- and shares how we can cultivate collective resilience, better prepare before disaster strikes and advance human rights for all.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/BmRM32TYkmM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2020
What a digital government looks like | Anna Piperal
00:13:53
What if you never had to fill out paperwork again? In Estonia, this is a reality: citizens conduct nearly all public services online, from starting a business to voting from their laptops, thanks to the nation's ambitious post-Soviet digital transformation known as "e-Estonia." One of the program's experts, Anna Piperal, explains the key design principles that power the country's "e-government" -- and shows why the rest of the world should follow suit to eradicate outdated bureaucracy and regain citizens' trust.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/8gvWQgYWXhc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2020
The secret weapon that let dinosaurs take over the planet | Emma Schachner
00:10:12
We've all heard the theories on why the dinosaurs died -- but how did they come to dominate the earth for so long in the first place? (Hint: it has nothing to do with their size, speed, spikes or fantastic feathers.) Travel back in time to 200 million years before their extinction with paleontologist Emma Schachner for a breath of fresh air on dinosaur history.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/KxCu5G6ZTLs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2020
The urgent case for antibiotic-free animals | Leon Marchal
00:10:59
The UN predicts that antimicrobial resistance will be our biggest killer by 2050. "That should really scare the hell out of all of us," says bioprocess engineer Leon Marchal. He's working on an urgently needed solution: transforming the massive, global animal feed industry. Learn why the overuse of antibiotics in animal products, from livestock feed to everyday pet treats, has skyrocketed worldwide -- and how we can take common-sense measures to stave off a potential epidemic.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/DxzE7bTesAQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 07, 2020
The search for dark matter -- and what we've found so far | Risa Wechsler
00:15:43
Roughly 85 percent of mass in the universe is "dark matter" -- mysterious material that can't be directly observed but has an immense influence on the cosmos. What exactly is this strange stuff, and what does it have to do with our existence? Astrophysicist Risa Wechsler explores why dark matter may be the key to understanding how the universe formed -- and shares how physicists in labs around the world are coming up with creative ways to study it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/i-qxSlWl05w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 06, 2020
The past, present and future of nicotine addiction | Mitch Zeller
00:17:30
Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, killing more people each year than alcohol, AIDS, car accidents, illegal drugs, murder and suicide combined. Follow health policy expert Mitch Zeller into the murky depths of the tobacco industry as he details the sordid history of nicotine addiction -- and invites us to imagine a world where policy change helps stop people from becoming addicted in the first place.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/qPPi6xVjKfs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 03, 2020
The "opportunity gap" in US public education -- and how to close it | Anindya Kundu
00:07:59
How can we tap into the potential of all students, especially those who come from disadvantaged backgrounds? Sociologist Anindya Kundu invites us to take a deeper look at the personal, social and institutional challenges that keep students from thriving in the United States -- and shows how closing this "opportunity gap" means valuing public education for what it really is: the greatest investment in our collective future.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/fD2BenOuoOg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 03, 2020
To challenge the status quo, find a "co-conspirator" | Ipsita Dasgupta
00:11:03
In a complex and changing world, how can we make sure unconventional people and their ideas thrive? Business executive Ipsita Dasgupta introduces the concept of "co-conspirators" -- people willing to bend or break the rules to challenge the status quo -- and shows how they can help create new ways of thinking, acting and being.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/u7FI5y4Lsvo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2020
Dangerous times call for dangerous women | Pat Mitchell
00:17:14
Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose -- she's become a "dangerous woman." Not dangerous as in feared, she says, but fearless: a force to be reckoned with. In this powerful call to action, Mitchell invites all women, men and allies to join her in embracing the risks necessary to create a world where safety, respect and truth burn brighter than the darkness of our current times.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/RBOSC8q1JQs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2020
The beautiful balance between courage and fear | Cara E. Yar Khan
00:09:55
After being diagnosed with a rare genetic condition that deteriorates muscle, Cara E. Yar Khan was told she'd have to limit her career ambitions and dial down her dreams. She ignored that advice and instead continued to pursue her biggest ambitions. In this powerful, moving talk, she shares her philosophy for working on the projects that matter to her most -- while letting courage and fear coexist. Watch for heart-stopping, vertigo-inducing footage of a trip that shows her living her theory to the full.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/B6pFYBqLtn8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 23, 2019
Why winning doesn't always equal success | Valorie Kondos Field
00:15:49
Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women's gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, brutally honest and, at times, gut-wrenching talk, she shares the secret to her success. Hint: it has nothing to do with "winning."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/5tHa0ClDlUY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2019