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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
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
How to lead a conversation between people who disagree | Eve Pearlman
00:09:09
In a world deeply divided, how do we have hard conversations with nuance, curiosity, respect? Veteran reporter Eve Pearlman introduces "dialogue journalism": a project where journalists go to the heart of social and political divides to support discussions between people who disagree. See what happened when a group that would have never otherwise met -- 25 liberals from California and 25 conservatives from Alabama -- gathered to talk about contentious issues. "Real connection across difference: this is a salve that our democracy sorely needs," Pearlman says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/w7roy4tJzAM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 08, 2019
An AI smartwatch that detects seizures | Rosalind Picard
00:15:54
Every year worldwide, more than 50,000 otherwise healthy people with epilepsy suddenly die -- a condition known as SUDEP. These deaths may be largely preventable, says AI researcher Rosalind Picard. Learn how Picard helped develop a cutting-edge smartwatch that can detect epileptic seizures before they occur and alert nearby loved ones in time to help.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/zk6LvmzSWF4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 05, 2019
What refugees need to start new lives | Muhammed Idris
00:06:07
Every minute, 20 people are newly displaced by climate change, economic crisis and political instability, according to the UNHCR. How can we help them overcome the barriers to starting new lives? TED Resident Muhammed Idris is leading a team of technologists, researchers and refugees to develop Atar, the first-ever AI-powered virtual advocate that guides displaced people through resettlement, helping restore their rights and dignity. "Getting access to the right resources and information can be the difference between life and death," Idris says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/eKLFV7IQxkI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 04, 2019
Public art that turns cities into playgrounds of the imagination | Helen Marriage
00:12:08
Visual artist Helen Marriage stages astonishing, large-scale public art events that expand the boundaries of what's possible. In this visual tour of her work, she tells the story of three cities she transformed into playgrounds of the imagination -- picture London with a giant mechanical elephant marching through it -- and shows what happens when people stop to marvel and experience a moment together.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/CyRK-_xY4Ew" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 03, 2019
How does income affect childhood brain development? | Kimberly Noble
00:11:47
Neuroscientist and pediatrician Kimberly Noble is leading the Baby's First Years study: the first-ever randomized study of how family income changes children's cognitive, emotional and brain development. She and a team of economists and policy experts are working together to find out: Can we help kids in poverty simply by giving families more money? "The brain is not destiny," Noble says. "And if a child's brain can be changed, then anything is possible."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/IxH05daCH60" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 02, 2019
How centuries of sci-fi sparked spaceflight | Alexander MacDonald
00:13:15
Long before we had rocket scientists, the idea of spaceflight traveled from mind to mind across generations. With great visuals, TED Fellow and NASA economist Alexander MacDonald shows how 300 years of sci-fi tales -- from Edgar Allan Poe to Jules Verne to H.G. Wells and beyond -- sparked a culture of space exploration. A fascinating look at how stories become reality, featuring a goose machine sent to the Moon.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/vH_P4I3lTHE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 01, 2019
Can we regenerate heart muscle with stem cells? | Chuck Murry
00:14:35
The heart is one of the least regenerative organs in the human body -- a big factor in making heart failure the number one killer worldwide. What if we could help heart muscle regenerate after injury? Physician and scientist Chuck Murry shares his groundbreaking research into using stem cells to grow new heart cells -- an exciting step towards realizing the awesome promise of stem cells as medicine.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/HwMnpiu7bGM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 29, 2019
"East Virginia" / "John Brown's Dream" | Nora Brown
00:09:11
In a mesmerizing set, musician Nora Brown breathes new life into two old-time banjo tunes: "East Virginia" and "John Brown's Dream." An evocative performance paired with a quick history of the banjo's evolution.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ncNf0CXSMW8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 29, 2019
A short history of trans people's long fight for equality | Samy Nour Younes
00:06:14
Transgender activist and TED Resident Samy Nour Younes shares the remarkable, centuries-old history of the trans community, filled with courageous stories, inspiring triumphs -- and a fight for civil rights that's been raging for a long time. "Imagine how the conversation would shift if we acknowledge just how long trans people have been demanding equality," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/8iFmf7xtUvw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 28, 2019
To detect diseases earlier, let's speak bacteria's secret language | Fatima AlZahra'a Alatraktchi
00:11:41
Bacteria "talk" to each other, sending chemical information to coordinate attacks. What if we could listen to what they were saying? Nanophysicist Fatima AlZahra'a Alatraktchi invented a tool to spy on bacterial chatter and translate their secret communication into human language. Her work could pave the way for early diagnosis of disease -- before we even get sick.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/Iw7wGsMo7oM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 27, 2019
A new class of drug that could prevent depression and PTSD | Rebecca Brachman
00:05:10
Current treatments for depression and PTSD only suppress symptoms, if they work at all. What if we could prevent these diseases from developing altogether? Neuroscientist and TED Fellow Rebecca Brachman shares the story of her team's accidental discovery of a new class of drug that, for the first time ever, could prevent the negative effects of stress -- and boost a person's ability to recover and grow. Learn how these resilience-enhancing drugs could change the way we treat mental illness.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/xl-PcRW3wwI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 26, 2019
What it's like to have Tourette's -- and how music gives me back control | Esha Alwani
00:09:55
Esha Alwani began writing songs when she was six years old, shortly after being diagnosed with Tourette syndrome. And she noticed something amazing: whenever she played music, her involuntary tics suddenly went away. Listen along as Alwani explores the power of music and delights the audience with an ethereal performance of her piano ballad "I'm Not Loving You (My Mask)."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/PgxkJMkequI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 25, 2019
The beautiful future of solar power | Marjan van Aubel
00:08:53
The Sun delivers more energy to Earth in one hour than all of humanity uses in an entire year. How can we make this power more accessible to everyone, everywhere? Solar designer Marjan van Aubel shows how she's turning everyday objects like tabletops and stained glass windows into elegant solar cells -- and shares her vision to make every surface a power station.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/17SQr6hGhVQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 22, 2019
Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school | Olympia Della Flora
00:13:22
To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write -- we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to help struggling, sometimes disruptive students -- things like stopping for brain breaks, singing songs and even doing yoga poses -- all with her existing budget and resources. "Small changes make huge differences, and it's possible to start right now ... You simply need smarter ways to think about using what you have, where you have it," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/2fYwQA6ADU8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 21, 2019
How you can help save the bees, one hive at a time | Noah Wilson-Rich
00:12:54
Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving? To find out, he recruited citizen scientists across the US to set up beehives in their backyards, gardens and rooftops. Learn how these little data factories are changing what we know about the habitats bees need to thrive -- and keep our future food systems stable.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/OJAW6255RFI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 20, 2019
Why I turned Chicago's abandoned homes into art | Amanda Williams
00:13:30
Amanda Williams shares her lifelong fascination with the complexity of color: from her experiences with race and redlining to her discovery of color theory to her work as a visual artist. Journey with Williams to Chicago's South Side and explore "Color(ed) Theory," a two-year art project in which she painted soon-to-be-demolished houses bold, monochromatic colors infused with local meaning -- catalyzing conversations and making the hidden visible.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/pisufL0i8VU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 19, 2019
The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait
00:11:08
Phil Plait was on a Hubble Space Telescope team of astronomers who thought they may have captured the first direct photo of an exoplanet ever taken. But did the evidence actually support that? Follow along as Plait shows how science progresses -- through a robust amount of making and correcting errors. "The price of doing science is admitting when you're wrong, but the payoff is the best there is: knowledge and understanding," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/bniOE3b20Qg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 18, 2019
How to keep human bias out of AI | Kriti Sharma
00:12:10
AI algorithms make important decisions about you all the time -- like how much you should pay for car insurance or whether or not you get that job interview. But what happens when these machines are built with human bias coded into their systems? Technologist Kriti Sharma explores how the lack of diversity in tech is creeping into our AI, offering three ways we can start making more ethical algorithms.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/nmjqogTYEjI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 15, 2019
"My Man" / "Bohanna" / "We Dance" | Crush Club
00:08:16
Indie pop duo Crush Club and singer Nicki B bring their blend of funk, house and Latin styles to the TED stage, performing three songs: "My Man," "Bohanna" and "We Dance."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/6BLvHEU2oVs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 15, 2019
Our dangerous obsession with perfectionism is getting worse | Thomas Curran
00:14:54
Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect -- in our social media feeds, in school, at work -- is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. Learn more about the causes of this phenomenon and how we can create a culture that celebrates the joys of imperfection.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/GcI6g-QtFHc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 14, 2019
Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart
00:11:10
The Earth and Moon are like identical twins, made up of the exact same materials -- which is really strange, since no other celestial bodies we know of share this kind of chemical relationship. What's responsible for this special connection? Looking for an answer, planetary scientist and MacArthur "Genius" Sarah T. Stewart discovered a new kind of astronomical object -- a synestia -- and a new way to solve the mystery of the Moon's origin.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/7jtCHij4mGY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2019
What happens in your throat when you beatbox? | Tom Thum and Matthew Broadhurst
00:17:20
Viral beatboxer Tom Thum has an orchestra in his mouth, but how does he make all those sounds? Get an up-close-and-personal look as laryngeal surgeon Matthew Broadhurst sticks a camera down Thum's throat while he creates a mind-boggling array of noises. This hilarious, somewhat stomach-churning talk and performance is not for the squeamish! (Contains graphic medical imagery)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/DR4mTGEtQW4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 12, 2019
The "dementia village" that's redefining elder care | Yvonne van Amerongen
00:10:30
How would you prefer to spend the last years of your life: in a sterile, hospital-like institution or in a village with a supermarket, pub, theater and park within easy walking distance? The answer seems obvious now, but when Yvonne van Amerongen helped develop the groundbreaking Hogeweyk dementia care center in Amsterdam 25 years ago, it was seen as a risky break from tradition. Journey with van Amerongen to Hogeweyk and get a glimpse at what a reimagined nursing home based on freedom, meaning and social life could look like.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/JAonxnW_K7g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 11, 2019
An unexpected tool for understanding inequality: abstract math | Eugenia Cheng
00:11:19
How do we make sense of a world that doesn't? By looking in unexpected places, says mathematician Eugenia Cheng. She explains how applying concepts from abstract mathematics to daily life can lead us to a deeper understanding of things like the root of anger and the function of privilege. Learn more about how this surprising tool can help us to empathize with each other.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/hfAxh-0qLB4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 08, 2019
The most powerful woman you've never heard of | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
00:13:17
Everyone's heard of Martin Luther King Jr. But do you know the woman Dr. King called "the architect of the civil rights movement," Septima Clark? The teacher of some of the generation's most legendary activists -- like Rosa Parks, Diane Nash, Fannie Lou Hamer and thousands more -- Clark laid out a blueprint for change-making that has stood the test of time. Now T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, the cofounders of GirlTrek, are taking a page from Clark's playbook to launch a health revolution in the US -- and get one million women walking for justice. (This ambitious idea 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/kVD3BDjg6wQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 07, 2019
How we can store digital data in DNA | Dina Zielinski
00:12:54
From floppy disks to thumb drives, every method of storing data eventually becomes obsolete. What if we could find a way to store all the world's data forever? Bioinformatician Dina Zielinski shares the science behind a solution that's been around for a few billion years: DNA.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/lQpTIrZjx0w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 06, 2019
A bold idea to replace politicians | César Hidalgo
00:13:08
César Hidalgo has a radical suggestion for fixing our broken political system: automate it! In this provocative talk, he outlines a bold idea to bypass politicians by empowering citizens to create personalized AI representatives that participate directly in democratic decisions. Explore a new way to make collective decisions and expand your understanding of democracy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/J9xYw88MHpw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 05, 2019
How I'm making bricks out of ashes and rubble in Gaza | Majd Mashharawi
00:10:45
Majd Mashharawi was walking through her war-torn neighborhood in Gaza when an idea flashed in her mind: What if she could take the rubble and transform it into building materials? See how she designed a brick made out of ashes that's helping people rebuild their homes -- and learn about her new project: bringing solar-powered energy to families living in darkness.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/wo0HHdizVjU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 04, 2019
How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy
00:11:23
In 2013, a treasure trove of unusual fossils were uncovered in a cave in South Africa, and researchers soon realized: these were the remains of a new species of ancient humans. Paleoanthropologist Juliet Brophy takes us inside the discovery of Homo naledi, explaining how this mysterious ancestor is forcing us to rethink where we come from -- and what it means to be human.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/NUhu10MfRMk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 01, 2019
Is your country at risk of becoming a dictatorship? Here's how to know | Farida Nabourema
00:11:18
Farida Nabourema has dedicated her life to fighting the military regime in Togo, Africa's oldest autocracy. She's learned two truths along the way: no country is destined to be oppressed -- and no country is immune to dictatorship. But how can you tell if you're at risk before it happens? In a stirring talk, Nabourema shares the four key signs of a dictatorship, along with the secret to defiance for those living within an oppressive system.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/yFIwgEZFsTQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 28, 2019
The self-assembling computer chips of the future | Karl Skjonnemand
00:11:57
The transistors that power the phone in your pocket are unimaginably small: you can fit more than 3,000 of them across the width of a human hair. But to keep up with innovations in fields like facial recognition and augmented reality, we need to pack even more computing power into our computer chips -- and we're running out of space. In this forward-thinking talk, technology developer Karl Skjonnemand introduces a radically new way to create chips. "This could be the dawn of a new era of molecular manufacturing," Skjonnemand says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/i2FXB6H-vaA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 27, 2019
A juror's reflections on the death penalty | Lindy Lou Isonhood
00:16:00
Lindy Lou Isonhood grew up in a town where the death penalty was a fact of life, part of the unspoken culture. But after she served as a juror in a capital murder trial -- and voted "yes" to sentencing a guilty man to death -- something inside her changed. In this engaging and personal talk, Isonhood reflects on the question she's been asking herself in the 25 years since the trial: Am I a murderer?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/g3GOCRTeuXw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 26, 2019
An architect's subversive reimagining of the US-Mexico border wall | Ronald Rael
00:11:28
What is a border? It's a line on a map, a place where cultures mix and merge in beautiful, sometimes violent and occasionally ridiculous ways. And a border wall? An overly simplistic response to that complexity, says architect Ronald Rael. In a moving, visual talk, Rael reimagines the physical barrier that divides the United States and Mexico -- sharing satirical, serious works of art inspired by the borderlands and showing us the border we don't see in the news. "There are not two sides defined by a wall. This is one landscape, divided," Rael says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/6oVWHFGkj3w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 25, 2019
How to overcome apathy and find your power | Dolores Huerta
00:13:27
"Sí, se puede!" -- "Yes, we can!" It's the rallying cry Dolores Huerta came up with as a young activist in the 1970s, and she's lived by it in her tireless pursuit of civil rights ever since. With her signature wit and humor, Huerta reflects on her life's work, offering inspiration for anybody trying to overcome apathy, get involved and find their own power.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/UNqE7SxdqUI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 22, 2019
How education helped me rewrite my life | Ashweetha Shetty
00:10:41
There's no greater freedom than finding your purpose, says education advocate Ashweetha Shetty. Born to a poor family in rural India, Shetty didn't let the social norms of her community stifle her dreams and silence her voice. In this personal talk, she shares how she found self-worth through education -- and how she's working to empower other rural youth to explore their potential. "All of us are born into a reality that we blindly accept -- until something awakens us and a new world opens up," Shetty says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/ju2Oei9XbPA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 21, 2019
How to teach kids to talk about taboo topics | Liz Kleinrock
00:12:01
When one of Liz Kleinrock's fourth-grade students said the unthinkable at the start of a class on race, she knew it was far too important a teachable moment to miss. But where to start? Learn how Kleinrock teaches kids to discuss taboo topics without fear -- because the best way to start solving social problems is to talk about them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/3SRW7mWde64" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2019
What if all US health care costs were transparent? | Jeanne Pinder
00:07:04
In the US, the very same blood test can cost $19 at one clinic and $522 at another clinic just blocks away -- and nobody knows the difference until they get a bill weeks later. Journalist Jeanne Pinder says it doesn't have to be this way. She's built a platform that crowdsources the true costs of medical procedures and makes the data public, revealing the secrets of health care pricing. Learn how knowing what stuff costs in advance could make us healthier, save us money -- and help fix a broken system.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/AxX1WgjMxW8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2019
What is the meaning of work? | Roy Bahat and Bryn Freedman
00:10:58
Roy Bahat was worried. His company invests in new technology like AI to make businesses more efficient -- but, he wondered, what was AI doing to the people whose jobs might change, go away or become less fulfilling? The question sent him on a two-year research odyssey to discover what motivates people, and why we work. In this conversation with curator Bryn Freedman, he shares what he learned, including some surprising insights that will shape the conversation about the future of our jobs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/TbzjWa5QdRU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 19, 2019
The age of genetic wonder | Juan Enriquez
00:18:05
Gene-editing tools like CRISPR enable us to program life at its most fundamental level. But this raises some pressing questions: If we can generate new species from scratch, what should we build? Should we redesign humanity as we know it? Juan Enriquez forecasts the possible futures of genetic editing, exploring the immense uncertainty and opportunity of this next frontier.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/mePiArsZ81k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 15, 2019
A love story about the power of art as organizing | Aja Monet and phillip agnew
00:11:54
In a lyrical talk full of radical imagination, poet Aja Monet and community organizer phillip agnew share the story of how they fell in love and what they've learned about the powerful connection between great social movements and meaningful art. Journey to Smoke Signals Studio in Miami, their home and community art space where they're creating a refuge for neighbors and creators -- and imagining a new answer to distraction, anger and anxiety.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/YUzAKq2Be48" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 14, 2019
3 ways to practice civility | Steven Petrow
00:14:26
What does it mean to be civil? Journalist Steven Petrow looks for answers in the original meaning of the word, showing why civility shouldn't be dismissed as conversation-stifling political correctness or censorship. Learn three ways we can each work to be more civil -- and start talking about our differences with respect.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/F12sWVWYOPE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 13, 2019
How doctors can help low-income patients (and still make a profit) | P.J. Parmar
00:10:21
Modern American health care is defined by its high costs, high overhead and inaccessibility -- especially for low-income patients. What if we could redesign the system to serve the poor and still have doctors make money? In an eye-opening (and surprisingly funny) talk, physician P.J. Parmar shares the story of the clinic he founded in Colorado, where he serves only resettled refugees who mostly use Medicaid, and makes the business case for a fresh take on medical service.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/-yofhhCzCJc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2019
Why noise is bad for your health -- and what you can do about it | Mathias Basner
00:10:04
Silence is a rare commodity these days. There's traffic, construction, air-conditioning, your neighbor's lawnmower ... and all this unwanted sound can have a surprising impact on your health, says noise researcher Mathias Basner. Discover the science behind how noise affects your health and sleep -- and how you can get more of the benefits of the sound of silence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/f6eylaJuHkw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 12, 2019
How women in Pakistan are creating political change | Shad Begum
00:13:55
Activist Shad Begum has spent her life empowering women to live up to their full potential. In a personal talk, she shares her determined struggle to improve the lives of women in her deeply religious and conservative community in northwest Pakistan -- and calls for women around the world to find their political voice. "We must stand up for our own rights -- and not wait for someone else to come and help us," Begum says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/YRAcQi3QRMI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 11, 2019
Ink made of air pollution | Anirudh Sharma
00:08:24
What if we could capture pollution in the air around us and turn it into something useful? Inventor Anirudh Sharma shares how he created AIR-INK, a deep black ink that's made from PM 2.5 pollution. See how he hacked together a clever way to capture these tiny particles -- and make the world just a little bit cleaner in the process.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/glIKVNhWCTA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 08, 2019
What your breath could reveal about your health | Julian Burschka
00:13:29
There's no better way to stop a disease than to catch and treat it early, before symptoms occur. That's the whole point of medical screening techniques like radiography, MRIs and blood tests. But there's one medium with overlooked potential for medical analysis: your breath. Technologist Julian Burschka shares the latest in the science of breath analysis -- the screening of the volatile organic compounds in your exhaled breath -- and how it could be used as a powerful tool to detect, predict and ultimately prevent disease.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/d3WcP4WjL0E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2019
How we can help the "forgotten middle" reach their full potential | Danielle R. Moss
00:12:58
You know the "forgotten middle": they're the students, coworkers and regular people who are often overlooked because they're seen as neither exceptional nor problematic. How can we empower them to reach their full potential? Sharing her work helping young people get to and through college, social activist Danielle R. Moss challenges us to think deeper about who deserves help and attention -- and shows us how to encourage those in the middle to dream big.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/lpb3806wBn4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2019
8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | Patty McCord
00:05:10
Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to toss the handbook out the window.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/HtGTmxRK71c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
The uncomplicated truth about women's sexuality | Sarah Barmak
00:11:20
Is women's sexuality more complicated than men's? Well, not really, no, says author Sarah Barmak. In this frank, eye-opening talk, she shows how a flawed understanding of the female body has shaped this discussion for centuries. She debunks some age-old myths (you're welcome) and offers a richer definition of pleasure that gets closer to the simple truth about women's sexuality.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/eSYqxoiiFm8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
How do we learn to work with intelligent machines? | Matt Beane
00:09:50
The path to skill around the globe has been the same for thousands of years: train under an expert and take on small, easy tasks before progressing to riskier, harder ones. But right now, we're handling AI in a way that blocks that path -- and sacrificing learning in our quest for productivity, says organizational ethnographer Matt Beane. What can be done? Beane shares a vision that flips the current story into one of distributed, machine-enhanced mentorship that takes full advantage of AI's amazing capabilities while enhancing our skills at the same time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TEDTalks_video/~4/RwWUO-ntXC8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 04, 2019