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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
What is economic value, and who creates it? | Mariana Mazzucato
00:18:55
Where does wealth come from, who creates it and what destroys it? In this deep dive into global economics, Mariana Mazzucato explains how we lost sight of what value means and why we need to rethink our current financial systems -- so capitalism can be steered toward a bold, innovative and sustainable future that works for all of us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/POPem6Dpiqw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 11, 2019
How to make inefficiency work for us | Edward Tenner
00:13:53
Is our obsession with efficiency actually making us less efficient? In this revelatory talk, writer and historian Edward Tenner discusses the promises and dangers of our drive to get things done as quickly as possible -- and suggests seven ways we can use "inspired inefficiency" to be more productive.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Bq_ZyMlmEps" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2019
Why I protest for climate justice | Jane Fonda
00:14:15
At age 81, actor and activist Jane Fonda is putting herself on the line for the planet -- literally. In a video interview with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Fonda speaks about getting arrested multiple times during Fire Drill Fridays, the weekly climate demonstrations she leads in Washington, DC -- and discusses why civil disobedience is becoming a new normal in the age of climate change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Q8Ilf4Ze0UI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2019
The unforeseen consequences of a fast-paced world | Kathryn Bouskill
00:09:26
Why does modern technology promise efficiency, but leave us constantly feeling pressed for time? Anthropologist Kathryn Bouskill explores the paradoxes of living in a fast-paced society and explains why we need to reconsider the importance of slowing down in a world that demands go, go, go.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/4YjxipEfWXc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 09, 2019
The profound power of an authentic apology | Eve Ensler
00:08:23
Genuine apology goes beyond remorse, says legendary playwright Eve Ensler. In this frank, wrenching talk, she shares how she transformed her own experience of abuse into wisdom on what wrongdoers can do and say to truly repent -- and offers a four-step roadmap to help begin the process. (This talk contains mature content.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/beNa5I59be4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 06, 2019
A video game that helps us understand loneliness | Cornelia Geppert
00:12:42
Step into artist Cornelia Geppert's visually stunning video game "Sea of Solitude," which explores how battling the "monsters" of loneliness and self-doubt can help us better grapple with the complexity and struggles of mental health.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/2UVG9NQmHQQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2019
The problem of light pollution -- and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson
00:13:28
Ever gaze up at the starry night sky? This stunning view is at risk of disappearing -- unless we act now, says astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. In this fascinating, unexpectedly funny talk, she explains how light pollution affects almost every species on earth (including us) and shares five "stupidly simple" things you can do to help solve the problem.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/upEvTAK6_os" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 04, 2019
3 ways to be a more effective fundraiser | Kara Logan Berlin
00:16:08
How do you raise money to get an idea off the ground, support a community, or help change the world? Take a crash course on the secret art of successful fundraising with development strategist Kara Logan Berlin as she shows how you can learn to ask for the resources you need -- and get them, too.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/VoeXX3_-JIY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 03, 2019
How I'm using biological data to tell better stories -- and spark social change | Heidi Boisvert
00:07:49
What kinds of stories move us to act? To answer this question, creative technologist Heidi Boisvert is measuring how people's brains and bodies unconsciously respond to different media. She shows how she's using this data to determine the specific narrative ingredients that inspire empathy and justice -- and spark large-scale social change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/iZxuO78RXhw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 02, 2019
How I use art to tackle plastic pollution in our oceans | Alejandro Durán
00:07:17
Alejandro Durán uses art to spotlight the ongoing destruction of our oceans' ecosystems. In this breathtaking talk, he shows how he meticulously organizes and reuses plastic waste from around the world that washes up on shores -- everything from water bottles to prosthetic legs -- to create vivid, environmental artworks that may leave you mesmerized and shocked.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/E7Q8iCsXfeM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 02, 2019
The incredible chemistry powering your smartphone | Cathy Mulzer
00:13:36
Ever wondered how your smartphone works? Take a journey down to the atomic level with scientist Cathy Mulzer, who reveals how almost every component of our high-powered devices exists thanks to chemists -- and not the Silicon Valley entrepreneurs that come to most people's minds. As she puts it: "Chemistry is the hero of electronic communications."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/oIkgHvDILEw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 27, 2019
How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit | Mike Cannon-Brookes
00:13:42
Have you ever doubted your abilities, feared you were going to be discovered as a "fraud"? That's called "impostor syndrome," and you're definitely not alone in feeling it, says entrepreneur and CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. In this funny, relatable talk, he shares how his own experiences of impostor syndrome helped pave the way to his success -- and shows how you can use it to your advantage, too.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/BPyvYB5TH_Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 26, 2019
7 beliefs that can silence women -- and how to unlearn them | Deepa Narayan
00:12:59
In India (and many other countries), girls and women still find themselves silenced by traditional rules of politeness and restraint, says social scientist Deepa Narayan. In this frank talk, she identifies seven deeply entrenched norms that reinforce inequality -- and calls on men to help usher in change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ASmk1g-Tu10" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 25, 2019
Why I draw with robots | Sougwen Chung
00:08:30
What happens when humans and robots make art together? In this awe-inspiring talk, artist Sougwen Chung shows how she "taught" her artistic style to a machine -- and shares the results of their collaboration after making an unexpected discovery: robots make mistakes, too. "Part of the beauty of human and machine systems is their inherent, shared fallibility," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hrnRRuOrWRY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 25, 2019
The search for our solar system's ninth planet | Mike Brown
00:13:52
Could the strange orbits of small, distant objects in our solar system lead us to a big discovery? Planetary astronomer Mike Brown proposes the existence of a new, giant planet lurking in the far reaches of our solar system -- and shows us how traces of its presence might already be staring us in the face.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/p6uvqk6IfnQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 22, 2019
How to save a language from extinction | Daniel Bögre Udell
00:06:46
As many as 3,000 languages could disappear within the next 80 years, all but silencing entire cultures. In this quick talk, language activist Daniel Bögre Udell shows how people around the world are finding new ways to revive ancestral languages and rebuild their traditions -- and encourages us all to investigate the tongues of our ancestors. "Reclaiming your language and embracing your culture is a powerful way to be yourself," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/OuN6hru1pQQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2019
A creative solution for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan | LaToya Ruby Frazier
00:11:49
Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier spent five months living in Flint, Michigan, documenting the lives of those affected by the city's water crisis for her photo essay "Flint is Family." As the crisis dragged on, she realized it was going to take more than a series of photos to bring relief. In this inspiring, surprising talk, she shares the creative lengths she went to in order to bring free, clean water to the people of Flint.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ln5OZh6fjyw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2019
3 questions we should ask about nuclear weapons | Emma Belcher
00:13:02
There are more than 10,000 nuclear weapons in existence today, each one capable of causing immense destruction. Why don't we talk about this threat as much as some other major issues? In this practical talk, nuclear security expert Emma Belcher shares three questions you can ask your elected officials to gain a better understanding of nuclear weapons and the measures we need to stay safe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/3Ap0PElj-fM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 19, 2019
Why it's so hard to make healthy decisions | David Asch
00:16:53
Why do we make poor decisions that we know are bad for our health? In this frank, funny talk, behavioral economist and health policy expert David Asch explains why our behavior is often irrational -- in highly predictable ways -- and shows how we can harness this irrationality to make better decisions and improve our health care system overall.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/47osgwtvzIE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 19, 2019
5 steps for clean air in India | Arunabha Ghosh
00:09:05
India's big cities have some of the worst air quality in the world. How can we fix this public health crisis? In an actionable talk, social entrepreneur Arunabha Ghosh lays out a five-step plan to put India on the path to cleaner, safer air -- and shows how every citizen can play an active role in getting there.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/iF1Wt_NZYwk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 18, 2019
How to change your behavior for the better | Dan Ariely
00:15:13
What's the best way to get people to change their behavior? In this funny, information-packed talk, psychologist Dan Ariely explores why we make bad decisions even when we know we shouldn't -- and discusses a couple tricks that could get us to do the right thing (even if it's for the wrong reason).<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/9DXGitviT0c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 18, 2019
Why gender-based marketing is bad for business | Gaby Barrios
00:10:49
Companies often target consumers based on gender, but this kind of advertising shortcut doesn't just perpetuate outdated stereotypes -- it's also bad for business, says marketing expert Gaby Barrios. In this clear, actionable talk, she explains why gender-based marketing doesn't drive business nearly as much as you might think -- and shows how companies can find better ways to reach customers and grow their brands.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/2nVERNmHfSQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 15, 2019
What's really happening at the US-Mexico border -- and how we can do better | Erika Pinheiro
00:14:03
At the US-Mexico border, policies of prolonged detention and family separation have made seeking asylum in the United States difficult and dangerous. In this raw and heartfelt talk, immigration attorney Erika Pinheiro offers a glimpse into her daily work on both sides of the border and shares some of the stories behind the statistics -- including her own story of being detained and separated from her son. It's a clear-eyed call to remember the humanity that's impacted by policy -- and a warning: "History shows us that the first population to be vilified and stripped of their rights is rarely the last," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/kuoFps0114g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 14, 2019
How can we support the emotional well-being of teachers? | Sydney Jensen
00:11:31
Teachers emotionally support our kids -- but who's supporting our teachers? In this eye-opening talk, educator Sydney Jensen explores how teachers are at risk of "secondary trauma" -- the idea that they absorb the emotional weight of their students' experiences -- and shows how schools can get creative in supporting everyone's mental health and wellness.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hqpt0ZHDoXM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 13, 2019
What it's like to live on the International Space Station | Cady Coleman
00:06:16
In this quick, fun talk, astronaut Cady Coleman welcomes us aboard the International Space Station, where she spent nearly six months doing experiments that expanded the frontiers of science. Hear what it's like to fly to work, sleep without gravity and live life hurtling at 17,500 miles per hour around the Earth. "The space station is the place where mission and magic come together," Coleman says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/IM7D2zeXsc8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 13, 2019
In the war for information, will quantum computers defeat cryptographers? | Craig Costello
00:16:31
In this glimpse into our technological future, cryptographer Craig Costello discusses the world-altering potential of quantum computers, which could shatter the limits set by today's machines -- and give code breakers a master key to the digital world. See how Costello and his fellow cryptographers are racing to reinvent encryption and secure the internet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Xboz9N5b0rw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 12, 2019
Small rockets are the next space revolution | Peter Beck
00:11:32
We're in the dawn of a new space revolution, says engineer Peter Beck: the revolution of the small. In a talk packed with insights into the state of the space industry, Beck shares his work building rockets capable of delivering small payloads to space rapidly and reliably -- helping us search for extraterrestrial life, learn more about the solar system and create a global internet network.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/IAJMhxtYcA4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 12, 2019
How India's local recyclers could solve plastic pollution | Mani Vajipey
00:09:36
India has one of the world's highest rates of plastic recycling, thanks largely to an extensive network of informal recyclers known as "kabadiwalas." Entrepreneur Mani Vajipey discusses his work to organize their massive efforts into a collection system that could put India on the path to ending plastic pollution -- and show the rest of the world how to do it, too.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/wCC9lW79wEg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 11, 2019
Hope and justice for women who've survived ISIS | Rabiaa El Garani
00:15:01
Human rights protector Rabiaa El Garani shares the challenging, heartbreaking story of sexual violence committed against Yazidi women and girls in Iraq by ISIS -- and her work seeking justice for the survivors. "These victims have been through unimaginable pain. But with a little help, they show how resilient they are," she says. "It is an honor to bear witness; it is a privilege to seek justice." (This talk contains mature content.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/wdbM7HskqBw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 11, 2019
A historical musical that examines black identity in the 1901 World's Fair | Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin
00:10:40
In this lively talk and performance, artist and TED Fellow Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin offers a sneak peek of her forthcoming musical "At Buffalo." Drawing on archival material from the 1901 Pan-American Exhibition, a world's fair held in Buffalo, New York, the show examines conflicting representations of black identity exhibited at the fair -- highlighting unsettlingly familiar parallels between American society at the turn of the century and today, and asking: Are we all still part of the show?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/0WfJzNMGaDY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 08, 2019
Urban architecture inspired by mountains, clouds and volcanoes | Ma Yansong
00:12:51
Taking inspiration from nature, architect Ma Yansong designs breathtaking buildings that break free from the boxy symmetry of so many modern cities. His exuberant and graceful work -- from a pair of curvy skyscrapers that "dance" with each other to an opera house that looks like a snow-capped mountain -- shows us the beauty of architecture that defies norms.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/BWsib9a6esc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2019
What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good? | Eli Pariser
00:17:06
Social media has become our new home. Can we build it better? Taking design cues from urban planners and social scientists, technologist Eli Pariser shows how the problems we're encountering on digital platforms aren't all that new -- and shares how, by following the model of thriving towns and cities, we can create trustworthy online communities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/MvZ-wX70-1Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2019
Our immigration conversation is broken -- here's how to have a better one | Paul A. Kramer
00:16:31
How did the US immigration debate get to be so divisive? In this informative talk, historian and writer Paul A. Kramer shows how an "insider vs. outsider" framing has come to dominate the way people in the US talk about immigration -- and suggests a set of new questions that could reshape the conversation around whose life, rights and thriving matters.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/qakvLP_aeXk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 06, 2019
What happens to people in solitary confinement | Laura Rovner
00:12:07
Imagine living with no significant human contact for years, even decades, in a cell the size of a small bathroom. This is the reality for those in long-term solitary confinement, a form of imprisonment regularly imposed in US prisons. In this eye-opening talk, civil rights lawyer Laura Rovner takes us to ADX, the US federal government's only supermax prison, and describes the dehumanizing effects of long-term solitude on the mind, personality and sense of self. What emerges is an urgent case for abolishing solitary confinement -- and evidence for how our tax dollars, public safety and values are implicated in it. "Prisons are administered in our name and on our behalf," she says. "We have an obligation to bear witness."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/E7ATncD9uy4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 05, 2019
The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together | Tashka and Laura Yawanawá
00:05:52
Tashka and Laura Yawanawá lead the Yawanawá people in Acre, Brazil -- a tribe that stewards almost 500,000 acres of Amazon rainforest. As footage of the Amazon burning shocks the world's consciousness, Tashka and Laura call for us to transform this moment into an opportunity to support indigenous people who have the experience, knowledge and tools needed to protect the land.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ga2_7NHmSS0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 05, 2019
What open water swimming taught me about resilience | Bhakti Sharma
00:10:56
Dive into the deep with open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma, as she shares what she learned about resilience during her personal journey from the scorching heat of Rajasthan, India to the bone-chilling waters of her record-breaking swim in Antarctica and her courageous crossing of the English Channel. "In the middle of the ocean, there is nowhere to hide," Sharma says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/mkuqhTNLWW0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 04, 2019
The business case for working with your toughest critics | Bob Langert
00:15:00
As a "corporate suit" (his words) and former VP of sustainability at McDonald's, Bob Langert works with companies and their strongest critics to find solutions that are good for both business and society. In this actionable talk, he shares stories from the decades-long transition into corporate sustainability at McDonald's -- including his work with unlikely partners like the Environmental Defense Fund and Temple Grandin -- and shows why your adversaries can sometimes be your best allies.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/webRadBkoi4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 04, 2019
The next software revolution: programming biological cells | Sara-Jane Dunn
00:14:47
The cells in your body are like computer software: they're "programmed" to carry out specific functions at specific times. If we can better understand this process, we could unlock the ability to reprogram cells ourselves, says computational biologist Sara-Jane Dunn. In a talk from the cutting-edge of science, she explains how her team is studying embryonic stem cells to gain a new understanding of the biological programs that power life -- and develop "living software" that could transform medicine, agriculture and energy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/q8pfnD4280k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 01, 2019
How changing your story can change your life | Lori Gottlieb
00:16:25
Stories help you make sense of your life -- but when these narratives are incomplete or misleading, they can keep you stuck instead of providing clarity. In an actionable talk, psychotherapist and advice columnist Lori Gottlieb shows how to break free from the stories you've been telling yourself by becoming your own editor and rewriting your narrative from a different point of view.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/PPHg6iADAos" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 01, 2019
What vaccinating vampire bats can teach us about pandemics | Daniel Streicker
00:15:39
Could we anticipate the next big disease outbreak, stopping a virus like Ebola before it ever strikes? In this talk about frontline scientific research, ecologist Daniel Streicker takes us to the Amazon rainforest in Peru where he tracks the movement of vampire bats in order to forecast and prevent rabies outbreaks. By studying these disease patterns, Streicker shows how we could learn to cut off the next pandemic at its source.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Z9PRwxpJcUI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2019
What productive conflict can offer a workplace | Jess Kutch
00:06:17
Got an idea to make your workplace better? Labor organizer and TED Fellow Jess Kutch can show you how to put it into action. In this quick talk, she explains how "productive conflict" -- when people organize to challenge and change their work lives for the better -- can be beneficial for employees and employers alike.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/6CZ5YmDmLqA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2019
Lessons from fungi on markets and economics | Toby Kiers
00:16:09
Resource inequality is one of our greatest challenges, but it's not unique to humans. Like us, mycorrhizal fungi that live in plant and tree roots strategically trade, steal and withhold resources, displaying remarkable parallels to humans in their capacity to be opportunistic (and sometimes ruthless) -- all in the absence of cognition. In a mind-blowing talk, evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers shares what fungi networks and relationships reveal about human economies, and what they can tell us about inequality.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/C4Mf4iOkt1Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2019
The price of a "clean" internet | Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck
00:15:37
Millions of images and videos are uploaded to the internet each day, yet we rarely see shocking and disturbing content in our social media feeds. Who's keeping the internet "clean" for us? In this eye-opening talk, documentarians Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck take us inside the shadowy world of online content moderators -- the people contracted by major platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google to rid the internet of toxic material. Learn more about the psychological impact of this kind of work -- and how "digital cleaning" influences what all of us see and think.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/tT0mJSt4MMg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 29, 2019
The medical potential of AI and metabolites | Leila Pirhaji
00:05:14
Many diseases are driven by metabolites -- small molecules in your body like fat, glucose and cholesterol -- but we don't know exactly what they are or how they work. Biotech entrepreneur and TED Fellow Leila Pirhaji shares her plan to build an AI-based network to characterize metabolite patterns, better understand how disease develops -- and discover more effective treatments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/j47aF9B6F58" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 29, 2019
How to bring affordable, sustainable electricity to Africa | Rose M. Mutiso
00:13:00
Energy poverty, or the lack of access to electricity and other basic energy services, affects nearly two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa. As the region's population continues to increase, so will the need to build a new energy system to grow with it, says Rose M. Mutiso. In a bold talk, she discusses how a balanced mix of solutions like solar, wind farms, geothermal power and modern grids could create a high-energy future for Africa -- providing reliable electricity, creating jobs and raising incomes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/HOR0Yh6kn_I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 28, 2019
How we experience awe -- and why it matters | Beau Lotto and Cirque du Soleil
00:14:48
Neuroscientist Beau Lotto conducted an ambitious study with Cirque du Soleil on the emotion of awe and its psychological and behavioral benefits. In this talk and live performance, he shares some of their findings -- and stands back as Cirque du Soleil dancers create their own awe-inducing spectacle.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/2H0c6qyLcws" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2019
How you can help transform the internet into a place of trust | Claire Wardle
00:12:11
How can we stop the spread of misleading, sometimes dangerous content while maintaining an internet with freedom of expression at its core? Misinformation expert Claire Wardle explores the new challenges of our polluted online environment and maps out a plan to transform the internet into a place of trust -- with the help everyday users. "Together, let's rebuild our information commons," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/-b9XIoTDrjk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2019
The link between fishing cats and mangrove forest conservation | Ashwin Naidu
00:05:39
Mangrove forests are crucial to the health of the planet, gobbling up CO2 from the atmosphere and providing a home for a diverse array of species. But these rich habitats are under continual threat from deforestation and industry. In an empowering talk, conservationist and TED Fellow Ashwin Naidu shares how community-driven efforts in South and Southeast Asia are working to protect mangroves -- all with a little help from the mysterious and endangered fishing cat.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/K6atYQB4frs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2019
The pride and power of representation in film | Jon M. Chu
00:14:21
On the heels of the breakout success of his film "Crazy Rich Asians," director Jon M. Chu reflects on what drives him to create -- and makes a resounding case for the power of connection and on-screen representation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/tVcAUJWMIwk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2019
How motivation can fix public systems | Abhishek Gopalka
00:14:07
How do you fix broken public systems? You spark people's competitive spirit. In a talk about getting people motivated to make change, public sector strategist Abhishek Gopalka discusses how he helped improve the health system of Rajasthan, a state in India home to more than 80 million people, using the powers of transparency and public accountability. "Motivation doesn't just appear," Gopalka says. "Something needs to change to make you care."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/DfjY-ifM1Ng" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2019
The danger of AI is weirder than you think | Janelle Shane
00:10:28
The danger of artificial intelligence isn't that it's going to rebel against us, but that it's going to do exactly what we ask it to do, says AI researcher Janelle Shane. Sharing the weird, sometimes alarming antics of AI algorithms as they try to solve human problems -- like creating new ice cream flavors or recognizing cars on the road -- Shane shows why AI doesn't yet measure up to real brains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/SPEKlU296hw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 22, 2019
Fashion that celebrates all body types -- boldly and unapologetically | Becca McCharen-Tran
00:08:29
Fashion designers have the power to change culture -- and Becca McCharen-Tran is using her platform to expand the industry's narrow definition of beauty. Sharing highlights of her work, McCharen-Tran discusses the inspiration behind her norm-shattering designs and shows how she's celebrating beauty in all forms. "I want the consumer to know that it's not your body that needs to change -- it's the clothes," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/01Ij7Fg9P0w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 22, 2019
How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan
00:17:40
What if we could diagnose some of the world's deadliest diseases by the smells our bodies give off? In a fascinating talk and live demo, biologist James Logan introduces Freya, a malaria-sniffing dog, to show how we can harness the awesome powers of animal scent to detect chemical signatures associated with infection -- and change the way we diagnose disease.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/M5su9BHQcHw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 21, 2019
How nanoparticles could change the way we treat cancer | Joy Wolfram
00:10:53
Ninety-nine percent of cancer drugs never make it to tumors, getting washed out of the body before they have time to do their job. How can we better deliver life-saving drugs? Cancer researcher Joy Wolfram shares cutting-edge medical research into nanoparticles -- tiny particles that could be used to deliver drugs accurately to tumors -- and explains how they could keep drugs in the body longer to attack malignant cells.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/yy6WbpVyTeQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 18, 2019
A love story for the coral reef crisis | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
00:06:42
Over the course of hundreds of scuba dives, marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson fell in love -- with a fish. In this ode to parrotfish, she shares five reasons why these creatures are simply amazing (from their ability to poop white sand to make colorful "wardrobe changes") and shows what's at stake -- for us and them -- as climate change threatens the future of coral reefs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hZcBwLGGhBk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 18, 2019
How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution | Alasdair Harris
00:11:49
We need a radically new approach to ocean conservation, says marine biologist and TED Fellow Alasdair Harris. In a visionary talk, he lays out a surprising solution to the problem of overfishing that could both revive marine life and rebuild local fisheries -- all by taking less from the ocean. "When we design it right, marine conservation reaps dividends that go far beyond protecting nature," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/15JuPHATv8s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2019
A circular economy for salt that keeps rivers clean | Tina Arrowood
00:13:19
During the winter of 2018-2019, one million tons of salt were applied to icy roads in the state of Pennsylvania alone. The salt from industrial uses like this often ends up in freshwater rivers, making their water undrinkable and contributing to a growing global crisis. How can we better protect these precious natural resources? Physical organic chemist Tina Arrowood shares a three-step plan to keep salt out of rivers -- and create a circular salt economy that turns industrial byproducts into valuable resources.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/i_g2_igKIRc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 16, 2019
The psychological impact of child separation at the US-Mexico border | Luis H. Zayas
00:14:49
How does psychological trauma affect children's developing brains? In this powerful talk, social worker Luis H. Zayas discusses his work with refugees and asylum-seeking families at the US-Mexico border. What emerges is a stunning analysis of the long-term impact of the US's controversial detention and child separation policies -- and practical steps for how the country can do better.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/0oXdQmpgHr8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019
An app that helps incarcerated people stay connected to their families | Marcus Bullock
00:15:06
Over his eight-year prison sentence, Marcus Bullock was sustained by his mother's love -- and by the daily letters and photos she sent of life on the outside. Years later, as an entrepreneur, Bullock asked himself: How can I make it easier for all families to stay connected during incarceration? Enter FlikShop: an app he developed that lets families send quick postcards to loved ones in prison and help keep open a critical line of support.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/y0q1wV-5U5E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019
How we can eliminate child sexual abuse material from the internet | Julie Cordua
00:13:50
Social entrepreneur Julie Cordua works on a problem that isn't easy to talk about: the sexual abuse of children in images and videos on the internet. At Thorn, she's building technology to connect the dots between the tech industry, law enforcement and government -- so we can swiftly end the viral distribution of abuse material and rescue children faster. Learn more about how this scalable solution could help dismantle the communities normalizing child sexual abuse around the world today. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/z0CzBXrIQcE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019