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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 SD video and audio-only formats.

Episode Date
How generational stereotypes hold us back at work | Leah Georges
00:11:35
The Silent Generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, Gen Z -- we're all in the workforce together. How are our assumptions about each other holding us back from working and communicating better? Social psychologist Leah Georges shows how we're more similar than different and offers helpful tactics for navigating the multigenerational workplace.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/B-1GuqFtjcs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 24, 2019
Can we cure genetic diseases by rewriting DNA? | David R. Liu
00:16:12
In a story of scientific discovery, chemical biologist David R. Liu shares a breakthrough: his lab's development of base editors that can rewrite DNA. This crucial step in genome editing takes the promise of CRISPR to the next level: if CRISPR proteins are molecular scissors, programmed to cut specific DNA sequences, then base editors are pencils, capable of directly rewriting one DNA letter into another. Learn more about how these molecular machines work -- and their potential to treat or even cure genetic diseases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/RNS3SPHVPZM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 23, 2019
A personal air-quality tracker that lets you know what you're breathing | Romain Lacombe
00:05:35
How often do you think about the air you're breathing? Probably not enough, says entrepreneur and TED Fellow Romain Lacombe. He introduces Flow: a personal air-quality tracker that fits in your hand and monitors pollution levels in real time. See how this device could help you track and understand pollution street by street, hour by hour -- and empower you to take action to improve your health.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/o9MXEZEiC0c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 22, 2019
How hip-hop helps us understand science | Danielle N. Lee
00:08:16
In the early 1990s, a scandal rocked evolutionary biology: scientists discovered that songbirds -- once thought to be strictly monogamous -- engaged in what's politely called "extra-pair copulation." In this unforgettable biology lesson on animal infidelity, TED Fellow Danielle N. Lee shows how she uses hip-hop to teach science, leading the crowd in an updated version of Naughty by Nature's hit "O.P.P."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/tRPpqCIaNZQ" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/aF_SE1bXcj0" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/l-eKkAAPIu4" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/AqTEcARp3jA" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/XfZxpatgAHI" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/SOswtxVZfdo" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/SDGD0Ac2PGI" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/m_eW3agVd-A" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/4PNwi1yQcYg" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/F8RKyPY9cV8" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/OUkb56N1pmg" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/s__5uoriN2U" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/j6pjf-FmIwI" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/h4uRJjrnUrA" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/LRLq9qSUOQw" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/dndVYTqWb9E" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/IVj7F1VMSfY" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/bSpaX0C0cuY" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/5U5u7WkgCb8" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/zVWYTj0QutU" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/HRmoPqYP67c" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/JZktp1_9AEY" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/s0IGLztycHc" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/gbr-yW0E8bM" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/qPwfypWGE1k" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/39zgCHeYxdw" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/dYp4JQ8ESAE" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/2Svsn5iQBUg" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/t5WYPWTnxzE" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/dgQ_-tDu1nA" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/lbknyPg_Bis" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/QaUlOrLAjKw" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/sWaeXmORkq0" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/2_YDBTsry1Y" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/YDMkXqKdiwk" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/MLpXEjV8gvA" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/BFKLBDtGLp0" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/A7czcW39mMk" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/zKSafQK3_mI" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/X0jqYhsBw-s" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/5n9oTfXwIL8" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/aknKlx3R8Ak" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/7Ww2ivPMX7A" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/Tig99ecfAqY" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/m0hecW48_BI" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/AyxaKZYD2qg" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/xVJC-HUO6EA" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/Dfqjggc8Ids" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/WhZQPsU-Ec0" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/PqfbKOj-atA" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/eq-Uu1e2D34" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/Sda0HyF60CA" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/HHmWsEDyV3Y" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/OGYb-rx9jk8" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/kr2NzqbsqPc" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/k1Zwpk_l2ZI" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/tGV-BAaxAjY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2019
7 common questions about workplace romance | Amy Nicole Baker
00:05:54
Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? Organizational psychologist Amy Nicole Baker shares the real answers to commonly asked questions about romance at the office.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/6aYu-ik-TY0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 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/TedtalksHD/~4/eZrz1TarBAI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
This is the side hustle revolution | Nicaila Matthews Okome
00:03:32
Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same career path) and we don't rely on a single income stream. The tools and resources are out there for us to do our own thing, and more of us are going with the entrepreneurial spirit -- even if it's on the side of a traditional job. Podcaster and marketer Nicaila Matthews Okome helps survey the scene.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/1tNRjk43e6w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
How to make applying for jobs less painful | Priyanka Jain
00:04:49
Finding a job used to start with submitting your résumé to a million listings and never hearing back from most of them. But more and more companies are using tech-forward methods to identify candidates. If AI is the future of hiring, what does that mean for you? Technologist Priyanka Jain gives a look at this new hiring landscape.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/fpUwkW93CU8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
Why working from home is good for business | Matt Mullenweg
00:04:44
As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of Wordpress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/87XtCB7F510" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
3 psychological tricks to help you save money | Wendy De La Rosa
00:05:50
We all want to save more money -- but overall, people today are doing less and less of it. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa studies how everyday people make decisions to improve their financial well-being. What she's found can help you painlessly make the commitment to save more and spend less.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/QKk_lPgnThA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
This is what makes employees happy at work | Michael C. Bush
00:04:12
There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their bottom lines by fostering satisfaction.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/kE1tw2WImPs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 05, 2019
Why you should bring your whole self to work | Dan Clay
00:04:51
Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Bzj_-X23_lI" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/0RQhhSo6uOk" 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/TedtalksHD/~4/boT05I-Vhn4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 04, 2019
How we can start to heal the pain of racial division | Ruby Sales
00:20:28
"Where does it hurt?" It's a question that activist and educator Ruby Sales has traveled the US asking, looking deeply at the country's legacy of racism and searching for sources of healing. In this moving talk, she shares what she's learned, reflecting on her time as a freedom fighter in the civil rights movement and offering new thinking on pathways to racial justice.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/qbyp5V0XrcY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 01, 2019
An astronaut's story of curiosity, perspective and change | Leland Melvin
00:13:05
What job is best for a young man who's been a tennis ace, a cross-country traveler, a chemistry nerd and an NFL draftee? How about ... astronaut? Leland Melvin tells the story of the challenges he's accepted and the opportunities he's seized -- and how they led him to the International Space Station and a whole new perspective of life on earth. (Contains mature content)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/pOLqp41wmz8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2019
The way we think about biological sex is wrong | Emily Quinn
00:14:01
Did you know that almost 150 million people worldwide are born intersex -- with biology that doesn't fit the standard definition of male or female? (That's as many as the population of Russia.) At age 10, Emily Quinn found out she was intersex, and in this wise, funny talk, she shares eye-opening lessons from a life spent navigating society's thoughtless expectations, doctors who demanded she get unnecessary surgery -- and advocating for herself and the incredible variety that humans come in. (Contains mature content)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/49k-b6GCwKo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2019
The disarming case to act right now on climate change | Greta Thunberg
00:11:12
In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world's attention. "The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg says. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/UsC0K9UXE6I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2019
Reflections from a lifetime fighting to end child poverty | Marian Wright Edelman
00:15:09
What does it take to build a national movement? In a captivating conversation with TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell, Marian Wright Edelman reflects on her path to founding the Children's Defense Fund in 1973 -- from the early influence of growing up in the segregated American South to her activism with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. -- and shares how growing older has only made her more radical.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/meldwRA_gP8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2019
Can we solve global warming? Lessons from how we protected the ozone layer | Sean Davis
00:09:50
The Montreal Protocol proved that the world could come together and take action on climate change. Thirty years after the world's most successful environmental treaty was signed, atmospheric scientist Sean Davis examines the world we avoided when we banned chlorofluorocarbons -- and shares lessons we can carry forward to address the climate crisis in our time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bbRVRJpkMcc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 29, 2019
The power of women's anger | Soraya Chemaly
00:11:43
Anger is a powerful emotion -- it warns us of threat, insult, indignity and harm. But across the world, girls and women are taught that their anger is better left unvoiced, says author Soraya Chemaly. Why is that, and what might we lose in this silence? In a provocative, thoughtful talk, Chemaly explores the dangerous lie that anger isn't feminine, showing how women's rage is justified, healthy and a potential catalyst for change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/o1YDpj4FQpU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 28, 2019
A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford
00:17:21
What can we learn from the world's most enduringly creative people? They "slow-motion multitask," actively juggling multiple projects and moving between topics as the mood strikes -- without feeling hurried. Author Tim Harford shares how innovators like Einstein, Darwin, Twyla Tharp and Michael Crichton found their inspiration and productivity through cross-training their minds.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/BNoOL3FLwik" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 25, 2019
"Autopilote" / "Pumper" | Mai Lan
00:09:08
Singing in French and English, Mai Lan brings her cool charisma to the TED stage in a performance of her songs "Autopilote" and "Pumper."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/x04SwZ8RzS4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 25, 2019
Stunning buildings made from raw, imperfect materials | Débora Mesa Molina
00:12:08
What would it take to reimagine the limits of architecture? Débora Mesa Molina offers some answers in this breathtaking, visual tour of her work, showing how structures can be made with overlooked materials and unconventional methods -- or even extracted from the guts of the earth. "The world around us is an infinite source of inspiration if we are curious enough to see beneath the surface of things," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/A-FRYUzaS38" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2019
What sticky sea creatures can teach us about making glue | Jonathan Wilker
00:13:59
What if we could harness the sticking powers of sea creatures like mussels, oysters and barnacles, which refuse to budge even on wet, stormy coastlines? Dive into the wonderful world of animals that make their own glue and cement with scientist Jonathan Wilker -- and preview some of the amazing things we can learn from how they do it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/RJ6cgidh_1k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2019
What's needed to bring the US voting system into the 21st century | Tiana Epps-Johnson
00:11:29
The American election system is complicated, to say the least -- but voting is one of the most tangible ways that each of us can shape our communities. How can we make the system more modern, inclusive and secure? Civic engagement champion Tiana Epps-Johnson shares what's needed to bring voting in the US into the 21st century -- and to get every person to the polls.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/BLHPa0w7iKA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 23, 2019
How to transform sinking cities into landscapes that fight floods | Kotchakorn Voraakhom
00:12:30
From London to Tokyo, climate change is causing cities to sink -- and our modern concrete infrastructure is making us even more vulnerable to severe flooding, says landscape architect and TED Fellow Kotchakorn Voraakhom. But what if we could design cities to help fight floods? In this inspiring talk, Voraakhom shows how she developed a massive park in Bangkok that can hold a million gallons of rainwater, calling for more climate change solutions that connect cities back to nature.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/CZhze4RG9EA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 22, 2019
The political progress women have made -- and what's next | Cecile Richards
00:17:04
Women have made enormous progress over the last century -- challenging the status quo, busting old taboos and changing business from the inside out. But when it comes to political representation, there's still a long way to go, says activist Cecile Richards. In this visionary talk, Richards calls for a global political revolution for women's equality and offers her ideas for how we can build it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/TWTfyQ57qxI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2019
How music crosses cultures and empowers communities | LADAMA
00:13:35
Singing in Spanish, Portuguese and English, LADAMA brings a vibrant, energizing and utterly danceable musical set to the TED stage. In between performances of their songs "Night Traveler" and "Porro Maracatu," they discuss how cross-cultural musical collaboration can empower communities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/DFYRA1-7zKI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 18, 2019
A life-saving device that detects silent heart attacks | Akash Manoj
00:08:15
You probably know the common symptoms of a heart attack: chest and arm pain, shortness of breath and fatigue. But there's another kind that's just as deadly and harder to detect because the symptoms are silent. In this quick talk, 17-year-old inventor Akash Manoj shares the device he's developed to stop this silent killer: a noninvasive, inexpensive, wearable patch that alerts patients during a critical moment that could mean the difference between life and death.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2M6LGRreC3Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2019
Embrace your raw, strange magic | Casey Gerald
00:17:03
The way we're taught to live has got to change, says author Casey Gerald. Too often, we hide parts of ourselves in order to fit in, win praise, be accepted. But at what cost? In this inspiring talk, Gerald shares the personal sacrifices he made to attain success in the upper echelons of American society -- and shows why it's time for us to have the courage to live in the raw, strange magic of ourselves.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/1JpcSHxRxso" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2019
How empowering women and girls can help stop global warming | Katharine Wilkinson
00:13:48
If we really want to address climate change, we need to make gender equity a reality, says writer and environmentalist Katharine Wilkinson. As part of Project Drawdown, Wilkinson has helped scour humanity's wisdom for solutions to draw down heat-trapping, climate-changing emissions: obvious things like renewable energy and sustainable diets and not so obvious ones, like the education and empowerment of women. In this informative, bold talk, she shares three key ways that equity for women and girls can help stop global warming. "Drawing down emissions depends on rising up," Wilkinson says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/YSPOLdVhVTg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 16, 2019
Why black girls are targeted for punishment at school -- and how to change that | Monique W. Morris
00:12:45
Around the world, black girls are being pushed out of schools because of policies that target them for punishment, says author and social justice scholar Monique W. Morris. The result: countless girls are forced into unsafe futures with restricted opportunities. How can we put an end to this crisis? In an impassioned talk, Morris uncovers the causes of "pushout" and shows how we can work to turn all schools into spaces where black girls can heal and thrive.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/iLDXLfs-bi0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 15, 2019
3 ways to build a happy marriage and avoid divorce | George Blair-West
00:11:13
Choosing to marry and share your life with someone is one of the most important decisions you can make in life. But with divorce rates approaching fifty percent in some parts of the world, it's clear we could use some help picking a partner. In an actionable, eye-opening talk, psychiatrist George Blair-West shares three keys to preventing divorce -- and spotting potential problems while you're still dating.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/10i9Qu7M4d0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2019
A mother and son's photographic journey through dementia | Tony Luciani
00:13:32
Artist Tony Luciani was testing out a new camera when his 91-year-old mother, Elia, snuck into the background of his photos. The spontaneous images that resulted sparked a years-long collaboration, with Luciani documenting his mom's life and spirit as she lived with dementia. In this touching talk, he shares the stories behind some of their favorite shots, capturing the joy and grief of caring for an aging parent.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/NhKw_8oO-Fg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 14, 2019
Quantum computing explained in 10 minutes | Shohini Ghose
00:10:04
A quantum computer isn't just a more powerful version of the computers we use today; it's something else entirely, based on emerging scientific understanding -- and more than a bit of uncertainty. Enter the quantum wonderland with TED Fellow Shohini Ghose and learn how this technology holds the potential to transform medicine, create unbreakable encryption and even teleport information.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ilVkVE77jLg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 11, 2019
The biology of gender, from DNA to the brain | Karissa Sanbonmatsu
00:12:52
How exactly does gender work? It's not just about our chromosomes, says biologist Karissa Sanbonmatsu. In a visionary talk, she shares new discoveries from epigenetics, the emerging study of how DNA activity can permanently change based on social factors like trauma or diet. Learn how life experiences shape the way genes are expressed -- and what that means for our understanding of gender.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/G27Auylugtg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2019
What should electric cars sound like? | Renzo Vitale
00:11:51
Electric cars are extremely quiet, offering some welcome silence in our cities. But they also bring new dangers, since they can easily sneak up on unsuspecting pedestrians. What kind of sounds should they make to keep people safe? Get a preview of what the future may sound like as acoustic engineer and musician Renzo Vitale shows how he's composing a voice for electric cars.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/X3ZxYh3fuxM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 09, 2019
How India's smartphone revolution is creating a new generation of readers and writers | Chiki Sarkar
00:10:06
India has the second largest population of any country in the world -- yet it has only 50 decent bookstores, says publisher Chiki Sarkar. So she asked herself: How do we get more people reading books? Find out how Sarkar is tapping into India's smartphone revolution to create a new generation of readers and writers in this fun talk about a fresh kind of storytelling.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/MxfSsBNVeZk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2019
What are you willing to give up to change the way we work? | Martin Danoesastro
00:13:11
What does it take to build the fast, flexible, creative teams needed to challenge entrenched work culture? For transformation expert Martin Danoesastro, it all starts with one question: "What are you willing to give up?" He shares lessons learned from companies on both sides of the innovation wave on how to structure your organization so that people at all levels are empowered to make decisions fast and respond to change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/YQf8Y3JDgGE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 08, 2019
The story of a parent's transition and a son's redemption | Paula Stone Williams and Jonathan Williams
00:13:12
Paula Stone Williams knew from a young age that she was transgender. But as she became a parent and prominent evangelical pastor, she feared that coming out would mean losing everything. In this moving, deeply personal talk, Paula and her son Jonathan Williams share what Paula's transition meant for their family -- and reflect on their path to redemption. As Jonathan says: "I cannot ask my father to be anything other than her true self."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/0euhiy4h12s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 07, 2019
The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová
00:10:45
Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language gene," says Lýdia Machová. In an upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent -- and have fun while doing it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/zmT5HzlpYFs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 04, 2019
How to break bad management habits before they reach the next generation of leaders | Elizabeth Lyle
00:12:03
Companies are counting on their future leaders to manage with more speed, flexibility and trust than ever before. But how can middle managers climb the corporate ladder while also challenging the way things have always been done? Leadership expert Elizabeth Lyle offers a new approach to breaking the rules while you're on your way up, sharing creative ways organizations can give middle managers the space and coaching they need to start leading differently.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/5wA-fUrfyXE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 03, 2019
In the opioid crisis, here's what it takes to save a life | Jan Rader
00:14:31
As a fire chief and first responder, Jan Rader has spent her career saving lives. But when the opioid epidemic hit her town, she realized they needed to take a brand-new approach to life-saving. In this powerful, hopeful talk, Rader shows what it's like on the front lines of this crisis -- and how her community is taking an unusual new approach to treating substance-abuse disorder that starts with listening.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/xMEENHkMQlA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 02, 2019
Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis
00:12:19
Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" -- those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana Curtis. In a visionary talk, she imagines how museums can more accurately represent history by honoring the lives of people both extraordinary and everyday, prominent and hidden -- and amplify diverse perspectives that should have always been included.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/JSB1CphIGfE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 21, 2018
The real reason female entrepreneurs get less funding | Dana Kanze
00:14:48
Women own 39 percent of all businesses in the US, but female entrepreneurs get only two percent of venture funding. What's causing this gap? Dana Kanze shares research suggesting that it might be the types of questions start-up founders get asked when they're invited to pitch. Whether you're starting a new business or just having a conversation, learn how to spot the kinds of questions you're being asked -- and how to respond more effectively.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ggh_9mJ2xN0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 20, 2018
The joyful, perplexing world of puzzle hunts | Alex Rosenthal
00:11:55
Welcome to the strange, deviously difficult and incredibly joyful world of puzzle hunts. Follow along as Alex Rosenthal lifts the veil on one of the world's most complex puzzle hunts, the MIT Mystery Hunt -- and reveals how puzzles can be found in the most unexpected places. (Hint: see if you can spot the puzzle hidden in this TED Talk.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/NAPCO-WwuS0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 19, 2018
How "baby bonds" could help close the wealth gap | Darrick Hamilton
00:12:36
Hard work, resilience and grit lead to success, right? This narrative pervades the way we think, says economist Darrick Hamilton, but the truth is that our chances at economic security have less to do with what we do and more to do with the wealth position we're born into. Enter "baby bonds": trust accounts of up to $60,000 for every newborn, calibrated to the wealth of their family. Learn how this bold proposal could help us reduce inequality -- and give every child personal seed money for important things like going to college, buying a home or starting a business. "Without capital, inequality is locked in," Hamilton says. "When it comes to economic security, wealth is both the beginning and the end."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bggZHDACaCE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2018
How I unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity | Eldra Jackson
00:11:21
In a powerful talk, educator Eldra Jackson III shares how he unlearned dangerous lessons about masculinity through Inside Circle, an organization that leads group therapy for incarcerated men. Now he's helping others heal by creating a new image of what it means to be a whole, healthy man. "The challenge is to eradicate this cycle of emotional illiteracy and groupthink," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/pKaj9tYAsNE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 18, 2018
The fascinating science of bubbles, from soap to champagne | Li Wei Tan
00:14:17
In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles -- from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Uqiur-0ATK4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 17, 2018
The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe
00:17:11
How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion -- and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. "We can't give in to despair," she says. "We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act -- and that hope begins with a conversation, today."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Olcv7xC8hIQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 14, 2018
"Top Knot Turn Up" / "Bad Habits" | Madame Gandhi and Amber Galloway-Gallego
00:12:47
"Music is so much more than sound simply traveling through the ear," says sign language interpreter Amber Galloway-Gallego. In a spirited performance, musician and activist Madame Gandhi plays two songs -- "Top Knot Turn Up" and "Bad Habits" -- while Galloway-Gallego provides an animated sign language interpretation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/lwH8r3ODCsg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 14, 2018
How to be "Team Human" in the digital future | Douglas Rushkoff
00:12:23
Humans are no longer valued for our creativity, says media theorist Douglas Rushkoff -- in a world dominated by digital technology, we're now just valued for our data. In a passionate talk, Rushkoff urges us to stop using technology to optimize people for the market and start using it to build a future centered on our pre-digital values of connection, creativity and respect. "Join 'Team Human.' Find the others," he says. "Together let's make the future that we always wanted."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/qqur6Vfga0I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2018
How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work | Carla Harris
00:13:23
The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth. The key to actually getting ahead? Get a sponsor: a person who will speak on your behalf in the top-level, closed-door meetings you're not invited to (yet). Learn how to identify and develop a productive sponsor relationship in this candid, powerful talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/IYTopKH-jQQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 13, 2018
Why you should treat the tech you use at work like a colleague | Nadjia Yousif
00:11:36
Imagine your company hires a new employee and then everyone just ignores them, day in and day out, while they sit alone at their desk getting paid to do nothing. This situation actually happens all the time -- when companies invest millions of dollars in new tech tools only to have frustrated employees disregard them, says Nadjia Yousif. In this fun and practical talk, she offers advice on how to better collaborate with the technologies in your workplace -- by treating them like colleagues.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ffWeP7Sbn-I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 12, 2018
3 kinds of bias that shape your worldview | J. Marshall Shepherd
00:12:21
What shapes our perceptions (and misperceptions) about science? In an eye-opening talk, meteorologist J. Marshall Shepherd explains how confirmation bias, the Dunning-Kruger effect and cognitive dissonance impact what we think we know -- and shares ideas for how we can replace them with something much more powerful: knowledge.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/AvpI4lfoVzQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 11, 2018
How storytelling helps parents in prison stay connected to their kids | Alan Crickmore
00:15:28
When a parent is sent to prison, the unintended victims of their crimes are their own children -- without stability and support, kids are at higher risk for mental health and development issues. In a heartfelt talk, Alan Crickmore explains how the charity Storybook Dads is keeping families connected through the simple act of storytelling.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/C_xNUhnBb1s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 10, 2018
The work that makes all other work possible | Ai-jen Poo
00:16:01
Domestic workers are entrusted with the most precious aspects of people's lives -- they're the nannies, the elder-care workers and the house cleaners who do the work that makes all other work possible. Too often, they're invisible, taken for granted or dismissed as "help," yet they continue to do their wholehearted best for the families and homes in their charge. In this sensational talk, activist Ai-Jen Poo shares her efforts to secure equal rights and fair wages for domestic workers and explains how we can all be inspired by them. "Think like a domestic worker who shows up and cares no matter what," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/3QiNb8Bldrk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 07, 2018
A lesson on looking | Amy Herman
00:12:59
Are you looking closely? Visual educator Amy Herman explains how to use art to enhance your powers of perception and find connections where they may not be apparent. Learn the techniques Herman uses to train Navy SEALs, doctors and crime scene investigators to convert observable details into actionable knowledge with this insightful talk.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/qNyMc2KphGM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 06, 2018
How to motivate people to do good for others | Erez Yoeli
00:12:22
How can we get people to do more good: to go to the polls, give to charity, conserve resources or just generally act better towards others? MIT research scientist Erez Yoeli shares a simple checklist for harnessing the power of reputations -- or our collective desire to be seen as generous and kind instead of selfish -- to motivate people to act in the interest of others. Learn more about how small changes to your approach to getting people to do good could yield surprising results.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Gil4Swb6LjY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2018
3 questions to ask yourself about everything you do | Stacey Abrams
00:12:38
How you respond after setbacks is what defines your character. Stacey Abrams was the first black woman in the history of the United States to be nominated by a major party for governor -- she lost that hotly contested race, but as she says: the only choice is to move forward. In an electrifying talk, she shares the lessons she learned from her campaign for governor of Georgia, some advice on how to change the world -- and a few hints at her next steps. "Be aggressive about your ambition," Abrams says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/qip3ZZTbkQo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 04, 2018
Confessions of a recovering micromanager | Chieh Huang
00:12:07
Think about the most tired you've ever been at work. It probably wasn't when you stayed late or came home from a road trip -- chances are it was when you had someone looking over your shoulder, watching your each and every move. "If we know that micromanagement isn't really effective, why do we do it?" asks entrepreneur Chieh Huang. In a funny talk packed with wisdom and humility, Huang shares the cure for micromanagement madness -- and how to foster innovation and happiness at work.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/i9KpcpDL2mo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 03, 2018
Me Too is a movement, not a moment | Tarana Burke
00:16:15
In 2006, Tarana Burke was consumed by a desire to do something about the sexual violence she saw in her community. She took out a piece of paper, wrote "Me Too" across the top and laid out an action plan for a movement centered on the power of empathy between survivors. More than a decade later, she reflects on what has since become a global movement -- and makes a powerful call to dismantle the power and privilege that are building blocks of sexual violence. "We owe future generations nothing less than a world free of sexual violence," she says. "I believe we can build that world."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Vi81wa4SljQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 30, 2018
The story of Marvel's first queer Latina superhero | Gabby Rivera
00:11:16
With Marvel's "America Chavez," Gabby Rivera wrote a new kind of superhero -- one who can punch portals into other dimensions while also embracing her gentle, goofy, soft side. In a funny, personal talk, Rivera shares how her own childhood as a queer Puerto Rican in the Bronx informed this new narrative -- and shows images from the comic book that reveal what happens when a superhero embraces her humanity. As she says: "That myth of having to go it alone and be tough is not serving us."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/xL0vMxZ8XDw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 29, 2018
100 solutions to reverse global warming | Chad Frischmann
00:17:01
What if we took out more greenhouse gases than we put into the atmosphere? This hypothetical scenario, known as "drawdown," is our only hope of averting climate disaster, says strategist Chad Frischmann. In a forward-thinking talk, he shares solutions to climate change that exist today -- conventional tactics like the use of renewable energy and better land management as well as some lesser-known approaches, like changes to food production, better family planning and the education of girls. Learn more about how we can reverse global warming and create a world where regeneration, not destruction, is the rule.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/yHZ9Q8jS4DQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2018
When technology can read minds, how will we protect our privacy? | Nita Farahany
00:13:04
Tech that can decode your brain activity and reveal what you're thinking and feeling is on the horizon, says legal scholar and ethicist Nita Farahany. What will it mean for our already violated sense of privacy? In a cautionary talk, Farahany warns of a society where people are arrested for merely thinking about committing a crime (like in "Minority Report") and private interests sell our brain data -- and makes the case for a right to cognitive liberty that protects our freedom of thought and self-determination.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/PBjNK2wa-Aw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 27, 2018
The radical possibilities of man-made DNA | Floyd E. Romesberg
00:13:56
Every cell that's ever lived has been the result of the four-letter genetic alphabet: A, T, C and G -- the basic units of DNA. But now that's changed. In a visionary talk, synthetic biologist Floyd E. Romesberg introduces us to the first living organisms created with six-letter DNA -- the four natural letters plus two new man-made ones, X and Y -- and explores how this breakthrough could challenge our basic understanding of nature's design.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/VHjlGGd6UXo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 26, 2018
Where do your online returns go? | Aparna Mehta
00:07:38
Do you ever order clothes online in different sizes and colors, just to try them on and then send back what doesn't work? Aparna Mehta used to do this all time, until she one day asked herself: Where do all these returned clothes go? In an eye-opening talk, she reveals the unseen world of "free" online returns -- which, instead of ending up back on the shelf, are sent to landfills by the billions of pounds each year -- and shares a plan to help put an end to this growing environmental catastrophe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/mO8SpZ-iAXA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2018
How my mom inspired my approach to the cello | Paul Rucker
00:04:11
Multidisciplinary artist and TED Fellow Paul Rucker has developed his own style of cello; he puts chopsticks between his strings, uses the instrument as a drum and experiments with electronics like loop pedals. Moving between reflective storytelling and performance, Rucker shares his inspiration -- and definitely doesn't play the same old Bach.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/XiczfObvlw8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2018
How video games turn players into storytellers | David Cage
00:10:09
Have you ever watched a film or read a novel, wishing that you could change the narrative to save your favorite character? Game designer David Cage allows you do just that in his video games, where players make decisions that shape an ever-changing plot. In a talk and live demo, Cage presents a scene from his new project, letting the audience control a character's decisions. "Interactive storytelling can be what cinema was in the 20th century: an art that deeply changes its time," Cage says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/y-pCVaLfh6I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2018
How a fleet of wind-powered drones is changing our understanding of the ocean | Sebastien de Halleux
00:12:41
Our oceans are unexplored and undersampled -- today, we still know more about other planets than our own. How can we get to a better understanding of this vast, important ecosystem? Explorer Sebastien de Halleux shares how a new fleet of wind- and solar-powered drones is collecting data at sea in unprecedented detail, revealing insights into things like global weather and the health of fish stocks. Learn more about what a better grasp of the ocean could mean for us back on land.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Bgkek_8MTMo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2018
How to disagree productively and find common ground | Julia Dhar
00:14:56
Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can't agree -- on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, Julia Dhar offers three techniques to reshape the way we talk to each other so we can start disagreeing productively and finding common ground -- over family dinners, during work meetings and in our national conversations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/RNMBoov0h8w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 19, 2018
How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis | Alexander Belcredi
00:11:13
Viruses have a bad reputation -- but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly precision, and shows how these once-forgotten organisms could provide new hope against the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/XtLvezvYuxY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 16, 2018
A librarian's case against overdue book fines | Dawn Wacek
00:13:53
Libraries have the power to create a better world; they connect communities, promote literacy and spark lifelong learners. But there's one thing that keeps people away: the fear of overdue book fines. In this thought-provoking talk, librarian Dawn Wacek makes the case that fines don't actually do what we think they do. What if your library just ... stopped asking for them altogether?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/CzuO4Tqc8ys" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 15, 2018
Is civility a sham? | Teresa Bejan
00:13:53
What exactly is civility, and what does it require? In a talk packed with historical insights, political theorist Teresa Bejan explains how civility has been used as both the foundation of tolerant societies and as a way for political partisans to silence and dismiss opposing views. Bejan suggests that we should instead try for "mere civility": the virtue of being able to disagree fundamentally with others without destroying the possibility of a common life tomorrow. (This talk contains mature language.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/4NBVNtN_7O0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 14, 2018
My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee | AJ Jacobs
00:15:29
Author AJ Jacobs embarked on a quest with a deceptively simple idea at its heart: to personally thank every person who helped make his morning cup of coffee. More than one thousand "thank yous" later, Jacobs reflects on the globe-trotting journey that ensued -- and shares the life-altering wisdom he picked up along the way. "I discovered that my coffee would not be possible without hundreds of people I take for granted," Jacobs says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/4rLVxQCu6-A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 13, 2018
What to trust in a "post-truth" world | Alex Edmans
00:17:47
Only if you are truly open to the possibility of being wrong can you ever learn, says researcher Alex Edmans. In an insightful talk, he explores how confirmation bias -- the tendency to only accept information that supports your personal beliefs -- can lead you astray on social media, in politics and beyond, and offers three practical tools for finding evidence you can actually trust. (Hint: appoint someone to be the devil's advocate in your life.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/oZzapVhOoso" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 12, 2018
The case for a decentralized internet | Tamas Kocsis
00:10:00
Who controls the internet? Increasingly, the answer is large corporations and governments -- a trend that's threatening digital privacy and access to information online, says web developer Tamas Kocsis. In this informative talk, Kocsis breaks down the different threats to internet freedom and shares his plan to build an alternative, decentralized network that returns power to everyday users.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/6l5jg7sPHwo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 09, 2018
The global goals we've made progress on -- and the ones we haven't | Michael Green
00:14:11
"We are living in a world that is tantalizingly close to ensuring that no one need die of hunger or malaria or diarrhea," says economist Michael Green. To help spur progress, back in 2015 the United Nations drew up a set of 17 goals around important factors like health, education and equality. In this data-packed talk, Green shares his analysis on the steps each country has (or hasn't) made toward these Sustainable Development Goals -- and offers new ideas on what needs to change so we can achieve them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HIoCe3BDJyk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 08, 2018
How kids can help design cities | Mara Mintzer
00:14:24
Adults tend to think of kids as "future citizens" -- their ideas and opinions will matter someday, just not today. But kids make up a quarter of the population, so shouldn't they have a say in what the world they'll inherit will look like? Urban planner Mara Mintzer shares what happened when she and her team asked kids to help design a park in Boulder, Colorado -- and how it revealed an important blind spot in how we construct the built environment. "If we aren't including children in our planning, who else aren't we including?" Mintzer asks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/et-6zfArGEc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2018
How I accidentally changed the way movies get made | Franklin Leonard
00:16:20
How does Hollywood choose what stories get told on-screen? Too often, it's groupthink informed by a narrow set of ideas about what sells at the box office. As a producer, Franklin Leonard saw too many great screenplays never get made because they didn't fit the mold. So he started the Black List, an anonymous email that shared his favorite screenplays and asked: Why aren't we making these movies? Learn the origin story of some of your favorite films with this fascinating insider view of the movie business.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Qj2L9mYikMQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2018
Why I have coffee with people who send me hate mail | Özlem Cekic
00:15:21
Özlem Cekic's email inbox has been full of hate mail since 2007, when she won a seat in the Danish Parliament -- becoming the first female Muslim to do so. At first she just deleted the emails, dismissing them as the work of fanatics, until one day a friend made an unexpected suggestion: to reach out to the hate mail writers and invite them to meet for coffee. Hundreds of "dialogue coffee" meetings later, Cekic shares how face-to-face conversation can be one of the most powerful forces to disarm hate -- and challenges us all to engage with people we disagree with.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/UBFOW1bVhn0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 06, 2018
The case for curiosity-driven research | Suzie Sheehy
00:09:19
Seemingly pointless scientific research can lead to extraordinary discoveries, says physicist Suzie Sheehy. In a talk and tech demo, she shows how many of our modern technologies are tied to centuries-old, curiosity-driven experiments -- and makes the case for investing in more to arrive at a deeper understanding of the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/DGOvgmg29o0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 05, 2018
A memory scientist's advice on reporting harassment and discrimination | Julia Shaw
00:09:41
How do you turn a memory, especially one of a traumatic event, into hard evidence of a crime? Julia Shaw is working on this challenge, combining tools from memory science and artificial intelligence to change how we report workplace harassment and bias. She shares three lessons to apply if you've been harassed or discriminated against -- and introduces Spot: a free, anonymous, online reporting tool that helps empower victims.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/NecQffnlex4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 02, 2018
How to let go of being a "good" person -- and become a better person | Dolly Chugh
00:11:48
What if your attachment to being a "good" person is holding you back from actually becoming a better person? In this accessible talk, social psychologist Dolly Chugh explains the puzzling psychology of ethical behavior -- like why it's hard to spot your biases and acknowledge mistakes -- and shows how the path to becoming better starts with owning your mistakes. "In every other part of our lives, we give ourselves room to grow -- except in this one, where it matters most," Chugh says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/NyItCFbJ830" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 01, 2018
How tech companies deceive you into giving up your data and privacy | Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad
00:12:12
Have you ever actually read the terms and conditions for the apps you use? Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad and his team at the Norwegian Consumer Council have, and it took them nearly a day and a half to read the terms of all the apps on an average phone. In a talk about the alarming ways tech companies deceive their users, Myrstad shares insights about the personal information you've agreed to let companies collect -- and how they use your data at a scale you could never imagine.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ak96G9LcvqU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2018
Is war between China and the US inevitable? | Graham Allison
00:18:43
Taking lessons from a historical pattern called "Thucydides's Trap," political scientist Graham Allison shows why a rising China and a dominant United States could be headed towards a violent collision no one wants -- and how we can summon the common sense and courage to avoid it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ME0mJYiYMLw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2018
What everyday citizens can do to claim power on the internet | Fadi Chehadé and Bryn Freedman
00:08:34
Technology architect Fadi Chehadé helped set up the infrastructure that makes the internet work -- essential things like the domain name system and IP address standards. Today he's focused on finding ways for society to benefit from technology. In a crisp conversation with Bryn Freedman, curator of the TED Institute, Chehadé discusses the ongoing war between the West and China over artificial intelligence, how tech companies can become stewards of the power they have to shape lives and economies and what everyday citizens can do to claim power on the internet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/XSzel0Czs-Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2018
How isolation fuels opioid addiction | Rachel Wurzman
00:18:31
What do Tourette syndrome, heroin addiction and social media obsession all have in common? They converge in an area of the brain called the striatum, says neuroscientist Rachel Wurzman -- and this critical discovery could reshape our understanding of the opioid crisis. Sharing insights from her research, Wurzman shows how social isolation contributes to relapse and overdose rates and reveals how meaningful human connection could offer a potentially powerful source of recovery.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bcLOSTmRpAI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 29, 2018
How will we survive when the population hits 10 billion? | Charles C. Mann
00:12:58
By 2050, an estimated 10 billion people will live on earth. How are we going to provide everybody with basic needs while also avoiding the worst impacts of climate change? In a talk packed with wit and wisdom, science journalist Charles C. Mann breaks down the proposed solutions and finds that the answers fall into two camps -- wizards and prophets -- while offering his own take on the best path to survival.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ZnA6IMSvhtc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 26, 2018
"We Are the Halluci Nation" | A Tribe Called Red
00:11:26
A Tribe Called Red creates music that acts as a gateway into urban, contemporary indigenous culture, celebrating all of its layers and complexity. In a set that blends traditional powwow drums and vocals with hip-hop and electronic music, the DJ collective tells stories of the First Nations in beats and images -- expanding on the concept of the "Halluci Nation," inspired by the poet, musician and activist John Trudell.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/SIg9UaQXrEQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 26, 2018
My quest to defy gravity and fly | Elizabeth Streb
00:09:13
Over the course of her fearless career, extreme action specialist Elizabeth Streb has pushed the limits of the human body. She's jumped through broken glass, toppled from great heights and built gizmos to provide a boost along the way. Backed by footage of her work, Streb reflects on her lifelong quest to defy gravity and fly the only way a human can -- by mastering the landing.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/0f88iGJPGIM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2018
How revenge porn turns lives upside down | Darieth Chisolm
00:10:00
What can you do if you're the victim of revenge porn or cyberbullying? Shockingly little, says journalist and activist Darieth Chisolm, who found herself living the nightmare scenario of having explicit photos taken without her knowledge or consent posted online. She describes how she's working to help victims and outlines the current state of legislation aimed at punishing perpetrators.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/GRo6jSKrZoo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2018
How we can help young people build a better future | Henrietta Fore
00:14:25
A massive generation of young people is about to inherit the world, and it's the duty of everyone to give them a fighting chance for their futures, says UNICEF executive director Henrietta Fore. In this forward-looking talk, she explores the crises facing them and details an ambitious new global initiative, Generation Unlimited, which aims to ensure every young person is in school, training or employed by 2030.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/WcamN1ogLjM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2018
How nationalism and globalism can coexist | Wanis Kabbaj
00:12:54
Why do we have to choose between nationalism and globalism, between loving our countries and caring for the world? In a talk with lessons for avowed nationalists and globalists alike, Wanis Kabbaj explains how we can challenge this polarizing, binary thinking -- and simultaneously be proud citizens of both our countries and the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/WgRpEtojosI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2018
How conscious investors can turn up the heat and make companies change | Vinay Shandal
00:13:37
In a talk that's equal parts funny and urgent, consultant Vinay Shandal shares stories of the world's top activist investors, showing how individuals and institutions can take a page from their playbook and put pressure on companies to drive positive change. "It's your right to have your money managed in line with your values," Shandal says. "Use your voice, and trust that it matters."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/gf_47uh6hOo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 22, 2018
What does the universe sound like? A musical tour | Matt Russo
00:16:52
Is outer space really the silent and lifeless place it's often depicted to be? Perhaps not. Astrophysicist and musician Matt Russo takes us on a journey through the cosmos, revealing the hidden rhythms and harmonies of planetary orbits. The universe is full of music, he says -- we just need to learn how to hear it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/EaE3Im5-acI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 19, 2018
The pharmacy of the future? Personalized pills, 3D printed at home | Daniel Kraft
00:12:12
We need to change how we prescribe drugs, says physician Daniel Kraft: too often, medications are dosed incorrectly, cause toxic side effects or just don't work. In a talk and concept demo, Kraft shares his vision for a future of personalized medication, unveiling a prototype 3D printer that could design pills that adapt to our individual needs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ypKsRcYfV1k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 18, 2018
5 transformational policies for a prosperous and sustainable world | Johan Rockström
00:12:22
In a talk about how we can build a robust future without wrecking the planet, sustainability expert Johan Rockström debuts the Earth3 model -- a new methodology that combines the UN Sustainable Development Goals with the nine planetary boundaries, beyond which earth's vital systems could become unstable. Learn more about five transformational policies that could help us achieve inclusive and prosperous world development while keeping the earth stable and resilient.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/b3YeLm7HAB8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2018
The key to a better malaria vaccine | Faith Osier
00:07:11
The malaria vaccine was invented more than a century ago -- yet each year, hundreds of thousands of people still die from the disease. How can we improve this vital vaccine? In this informative talk, immunologist and TED Fellow Faith Osier shows how she's combining cutting-edge technology with century-old insights in the hopes of creating a new vaccine that eradicates malaria once and for all.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/kwFIHsIQynw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 16, 2018
Why we have an emotional connection to robots | Kate Darling
00:11:51
We're far from developing robots that feel emotions, but we already have feelings towards them, says robot ethicist Kate Darling, and an instinct like that can have consequences. Learn more about how we're biologically hardwired to project intent and life onto machines -- and how it might help us better understand ourselves.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/JTJWF8rmeC0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 16, 2018
Let's protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang
00:12:13
You don't have to be a scientist to help protect the world's oceans, says underwater drone expert and TED Fellow David Lang -- in fact, ordinary citizens have pulled together to save the planet's natural treasures many times in history. Lang asks us to take a lesson from the story of the US National Parks Service, offering a three-point plan for conserving underwater wonders.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/lPBMTN3Luqg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2018
How whistle-blowers shape history | Kelly Richmond Pope
00:12:01
Fraud researcher and documentary filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope shares lessons from some of the most high-profile whistle-blowers of the past, explaining how they've shared information that has shaped society -- and why they need our trust and protection.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ZSqbWa8A0og" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 12, 2018
What baby boomers can learn from millennials at work -- and vice versa | Chip Conley
00:12:22
For the first time ever, we have five generations in the workplace at the same time, says entrepreneur Chip Conley. What would happen if we got intentional about how we all work together? In this accessible talk, Conley shows how age diversity makes companies stronger and calls for different generations to mentor each other at work, with wisdom flowing from old to young and young to old alike.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/P1Y-6_qkdug" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 11, 2018
What Americans agree on when it comes to health | Rebecca Onie
00:12:56
We may not be as deeply divided as we think -- at least when it comes to health, says Rebecca Onie. In a talk that cuts through the noise, Onie shares research that shows how, even across economic, political and racial divides, Americans agree on what they need to live good lives -- and asks both health care providers and patients to focus on what makes us healthy, not what makes us angry.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/8b2kzbWEdg8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2018
3 ways to create a space that moves you, from a Broadway set designer | David Korins
00:10:36
You don't have to work on Broadway to design a set, says creative director David Korins -- you can be the set designer of any space in your life. Sharing insights from his work on hits like "Hamilton" and "Dear Evan Hansen," Korins offers a three-step process to start creating the world you want to live in.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/RF45FK3STHE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 09, 2018
How cryptocurrency can help start-ups get investment capital | Ashwini Anburajan
00:06:38
We're living in a golden era of innovation, says entrepreneur Ashwini Anburajan -- but venture capital hasn't evolved to keep up, and start-ups aren't getting the funding they need to grow. In this quick talk, she shares the story of how her company became part of an entirely new way to raise capital, using the powers of cooperation and cryptocurrency.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/p8l-cPN1-5I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 09, 2018
The secrets of spider venom | Michel Dugon
00:12:52
Spider venom can stop your heart within minutes, cause unimaginable pain -- and potentially save your life, says zoologist Michel Dugon. As a tarantula crawls up and down his arm, Dugon explains the medical properties of this potent toxin and how it might be used to produce the next generation of antibiotics.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/sHnFii6kwVY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 05, 2018
"New Second Line" | Camille A. Brown
00:10:08
Inspired by the events of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, TED Fellow Camille A. Brown choreographed "New Second Line," a celebration of the culture of New Orleans and the perseverance of Black people in the midst of devastation. The performance borrows its name from the energetic, spirited people who follow the traditional brass band parades for weddings, social events and, most notably, funerals in New Orleans. "It honors our ability to rise and keep rising," Brown says. (Music includes "New Second Line" by Los Hombres Calientes featuring Kermit Ruffins)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/koKai0F421Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 05, 2018
Why it's too hard to start a business in Africa -- and how to change it | Magatte Wade
00:09:12
Many African countries are poor for a simple reason, says entrepreneur Magatte Wade: governments have created far too many obstacles to starting and running a business. In this passionate talk, Wade breaks down the challenges of doing business on the continent and offers some solutions of her own -- while calling on leaders to do their part, too.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/kwpaSfMb9YA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 04, 2018
3 ways to be a better ally in the workplace | Melinda Epler
00:09:37
We're taught to believe that hard work and dedication will lead to success, but that's not always the case. Gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation are among the many factors that affect our chances, says writer and advocate Melinda Epler, and it's up to each of us to be allies for those who face discrimination. In this actionable talk, Epler shares three ways to support people who are underrepresented in the workplace. "There's no magic wand for correcting diversity and inclusion," she says. "Change happens one person at a time, one act at a time, one word at a time."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/yKUUapC0jh4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 04, 2018
Why being respectful to your coworkers is good for business | Christine Porath
00:15:24
Looking to get ahead in your career? Start by being respectful to your coworkers, says leadership researcher Christine Porath. In this science-backed talk, she shares surprising insights about the costs of rudeness and shows how little acts of respect can boost your professional success -- and your company's bottom line.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/n0NUeWERp_Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2018
What doctors should know about gender identity | Kristie Overstreet
00:14:25
Kristie Overstreet is on a mission to ensure that the transgender community gets their health care needs met. In this informative, myth-busting talk, she provides a primer for understanding gender identity and invites us to shift how we view transgender health care -- so that everyone gets the respect and dignity they deserve when they go to a doctor.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/G6k9Ozh4d_E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 02, 2018
How we can make energy more affordable for low-income families | DeAndrea Salvador
00:05:31
Every month, millions of Americans face an impossible choice: pay for energy to power their homes, or pay for basic needs like food and medicine. TED Fellow DeAndrea Salvador is working to reduce energy costs so that no one has to make this kind of decision. In this quick talk, she shares her plan to help low-income families reduce their bills while also building a cleaner, more sustainable and more affordable energy future for us all.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/4zs8gHlROdQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 02, 2018
3 lessons on decision-making from a poker champion | Liv Boeree
00:06:07
Is it better to be lucky or good? Should we trust our gut feelings or rely on probabilities and careful analysis when making important decisions? In this quick talk, professional poker player Liv Boeree shares three strategies she's learned from the game and how we can apply them to real life.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/DZjBcQldICA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 01, 2018
Intimate photos of a senior love triangle | Isadora Kosofsky
00:05:21
Photographer and TED Fellow Isadora Kosofsky is a chronicler of love, loss and loneliness. In this searching talk, she shares photos from her four years documenting the lives of a senior citizen love triangle -- and reveals what they can teach us about the universal search for identity and belonging.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/VS2VZ8tkNJo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 28, 2018
"Chasms" | Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes
00:06:23
Writer and activist Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes lights up the stage with a powerful poem about hope, truth and the space between who we are and who we want to be.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/5B-IhBVuZC0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 28, 2018
How to build a thriving music scene in your city | Elizabeth Cawein
00:09:57
How does a city become known as a "music city"? Publicist Elizabeth Cawein explains how thriving music scenes make cities healthier and happier and shares ideas for bolstering your local music scene -- and showing off your city's talent to the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/__0RlLBVFGE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 27, 2018
What happened when we tested thousands of abandoned rape kits in Detroit | Kym Worthy
00:19:05
In 2009, 11,341 untested rape kits -- some dating back to the 1980s -- were found in an abandoned warehouse once used by the Detroit police to store evidence. When this scandal was uncovered, prosecutor Kym Worthy set a plan into action to get justice for the thousands of victims affected. In this powerful, eye-opening talk, Worthy explains how her office helped develop an innovative program to track and test these kits -- and calls for a national effort to help solve the problem of stockpiled rape kits.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/dYIC6q-XE2o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2018
How police and the public can create safer neighborhoods together | Tracie Keesee
00:09:57
We all want to be safe, and our safety is intertwined, says Tracie Keesee, cofounder of the Center for Policing Equity. Sharing lessons she's learned from 25 years as a police officer, Keesee reflects on the public safety challenges faced by both the police and local neighborhoods, especially in the African American community, as well as the opportunities we all have preserving dignity and guaranteeing justice. "We must move forward together. There's no more us versus them," Keesee says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/LXZIRXkSgXQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 25, 2018
The simple genius of a good graphic | Tommy McCall
00:05:57
In a talk that's part history lesson, part love letter to graphics, information designer Tommy McCall traces the centuries-long evolution of charts and diagrams -- and shows how complex data can be sculpted into beautiful shapes. "Graphics that help us think faster, or see a book's worth of information on a single page, are the key to unlocking new discoveries," McCall says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/0p3WLyoQyrk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 24, 2018
How I became part sea urchin | Catherine Mohr
00:06:15
As a young scientist, Catherine Mohr was on her dream scuba trip -- when she put her hand right down on a spiny sea urchin. While a school of sharks circled above. What happened next? More than you can possibly imagine. Settle in for this fabulous story with a dash of science.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/7l2W_eXBxfk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 21, 2018
"Afterneath" / "Killing Me" | Luke Sital-Singh
00:11:48
Luke Sital-Singh sings songs of love, longing and grief in this stirring performance of "Afterneath" and "Killing Me." "These are the songs I just never tire of hearing and I never tire of writing, because they make me feel less alone," Sital-Singh says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/oDFEiKPTQBw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 21, 2018
Why museums are returning cultural treasures | Chip Colwell
00:13:01
Archaeologist and curator Chip Colwell collects artifacts for his museum, but he also returns them to where they came from. In a thought-provoking talk, he shares how some museums are confronting their legacies of stealing spiritual objects and pillaging ancient graves -- and how they're bridging divides with communities who are demanding the return of their cultural treasures.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/e0ZvzuvQgFE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 20, 2018
How we could teach our bodies to heal faster | Kaitlyn Sadtler
00:04:57
What if we could help our bodies heal faster and without scars, like Wolverine in X-Men? TED Fellow Kaitlyn Sadtler is working to make this dream a reality by developing new biomaterials that could change how our immune system responds to injuries. In this quick talk, she shows the different ways these products could help the body regenerate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/RDoOKujHftY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 20, 2018
Why the hospital of the future will be your own home | Niels van Namen
00:11:36
Nobody likes going to the hospital, whether it's because of the logistical challenges of getting there, the astronomical costs of procedures or the alarming risks of complications like antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But what if we could get the lifesaving care provided by hospitals in our own homes? Health care futurist Niels van Namen shows how advances in technology are making home care a cheaper, safer and more accessible alternative to hospital stays.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/F7Re7hvXZHo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 19, 2018
The press trampled on my privacy. Here's how I took back my story | Kate Stone
00:06:18
After a horrific accident put her in the tabloid headlines, Kate Stone found a way to take control of her narrative -- and help prevent others from losing their privacy, too. Learn how she reclaimed her story in this personal talk infused with humor and courage.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/VpK7YxuUH2M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2018
Why we choke under pressure -- and how to avoid it | Sian Leah Beilock
00:15:13
When the pressure is on, why do we sometimes fail to live up to our potential? Cognitive scientist and Barnard College president Sian Leah Beilock reveals what happens in your brain and body when you choke in stressful situations, sharing psychological tools that can help you perform at your best when it matters most.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/irSzx55iTIQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2018
Your fingerprints reveal more than you think | Simona Francese
00:10:05
Our fingerprints are what make us unique -- but they're also home to a world of information hidden in molecules that reveal our actions, lifestyles and routines. In this riveting talk, chemist Simona Francese shows how she studies these microscopic traces using mass spectrometry, a technology that analyzes fingerprints in previously impossible detail, and demonstrates how this cutting-edge forensic science can help police catch criminals. (Note: This talk contains descriptions of sexual violence.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/3zkUABk6YOc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 17, 2018
"Rebelosis" / "Rebel Rock" / "Rebel on That Level" | The Soul Rebels
00:14:58
Live and direct from New Orleans, The Soul Rebels rock the TED stage with a tight, energetic performance blending elements of hip-hop, jazz and funk. The eight-piece brass band plays three songs -- "Rebelosis," "Rebel Rock" and "Rebel on That Level" -- turning the red circle into a joyful French Quarter street corner.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/j_zlEsCxNwU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 17, 2018
3 ways to make better decisions -- by thinking like a computer | Tom Griffiths
00:11:47
If you ever struggle to make decisions, here's a talk for you. Cognitive scientist Tom Griffiths shows how we can apply the logic of computers to untangle tricky human problems, sharing three practical strategies for making better decisions -- on everything from finding a home to choosing which restaurant to go to tonight.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/zL40YrA-dI0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 14, 2018
How to create a world where no one dies waiting for a transplant | Luhan Yang
00:13:40
For nearly half a century, scientists have been trying to create a process for transplanting animal organs into humans, a theoretical dream that could help the hundreds of thousands of people in need of a lifesaving transplant. But the risks, specifically of transmitting the PERV virus from pigs to humans, have always been too great, stalling research -- until now. In a mind-blowing talk, geneticist Luhan Yang explains a breakthrough: using CRISPR, a technique for editing genes, she and her colleagues have created pigs that don't carry the virus, opening up the possibility of safely growing human-transplantable organs in pigs. Learn more about this cutting-edge science and how it could help solve the organ shortage crisis.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/JUpSqKkug5w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2018
How I'm using LEGO to teach Arabic | Ghada Wali
00:08:19
After a visit to a European library in search of Arabic and Middle Eastern texts turned up only titles about fear, terrorism and destruction, Ghada Wali resolved to represent her culture in a fun, accessible way. The result: a colorful, engaging project that uses LEGO to teach Arabic script, harnessing the power of graphic design to create connection and positive change. "Effective communication and education is the road to more tolerant communities," Wali says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/YPGDLjLvYBs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2018
What are the most important moral problems of our time? | Will MacAskill
00:11:54
Of all the problems facing humanity, which should we focus on solving first? In a compelling talk about how to make the world better, moral philosopher Will MacAskill provides a framework for answering this question based on the philosophy of "effective altruism" -- and shares ideas for taking on three pressing global issues.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/9QhRxbk8fuA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2018
"You Never Can Tell" / "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea" | Elise LeGrow
00:10:57
Singer-songwriter Elise LeGrow pays homage to early soul and rock innovators with intimate, stripped-down interpretations of their hits. Listen as she and her band perform two of these soulful renditions: Chuck Berry's "You Never Can Tell" and "Over the Mountain, Across the Sea," first popularized by Johnnie and Joe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/JwSqWMqxHZk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2018
Did the global response to 9/11 make us safer? | Benedetta Berti
00:07:47
If we want sustainable, long-term security to be the norm in the world, it's time to radically rethink how we can achieve it, says TED Fellow and conflict researcher Benedetta Berti. In an eye-opening talk, Berti explains how building a safer world has a lot less to do with crushing enemies on the battlefield and a lot more to do with protecting civilians -- no matter where they're from or where they live.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/mvnhOgXbWS0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2018
A new way to fund health care for the most vulnerable | Andrew Bastawrous
00:11:15
In 2011, eye surgeon and TED Fellow Andrew Bastawrous developed a smartphone app that brings quality eye care to remote communities, helping people avoid losing their sight to curable or preventable conditions. Along the way, he noticed a problem: strict funding regulations meant that he could only operate on people with specific diseases, leaving many others without resources for treatment. In this passionate talk, Bastawrous calls for a new health care funding model that's flexible and ambitious -- to deliver better health to everyone, whatever their needs are.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/7pE8BBoD5nw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 10, 2018
How AI could compose a personalized soundtrack to your life | Pierre Barreau
00:08:29
Meet AIVA, an artificial intelligence that has been trained in the art of music composition by reading more than 30,000 of history's greatest scores. In a mesmerizing talk and demo, Pierre Barreau plays compositions created by AIVA and shares his dream: to create original live soundtracks based on our moods and personalities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/XjL-onj7hqs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 10, 2018
A love letter to realism in a time of grief | Mark Pollock and Simone George
00:19:22
When faced with life's toughest circumstances, how should we respond: as an optimist, a realist or something else? In an unforgettable talk, explorer Mark Pollock and human rights lawyer Simone George explore the tension between acceptance and hope in times of grief -- and share the groundbreaking work they're undertaking to cure paralysis.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Q-8BtTkFyq0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 07, 2018
Let's launch a satellite to track a threatening greenhouse gas | Fred Krupp
00:08:33
When we talk about greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide gets the most attention -- but methane, which often escapes unseen from pipes and wells, has a far greater immediate impact on global warming. Environmentalist Fred Krupp has an idea to fix the problem: launch a satellite that tracks global methane emissions, and openly share the data it collects with the public. Learn more about how simple fixes to cut down on this invisible pollutant can help us put the brakes on climate change. (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/TedtalksHD/~4/6n-Hyj_iX-U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 06, 2018
3 ways businesses can fight sex trafficking | Nikki Clifton
00:12:29
Sex buying doesn't just happen late at night on street corners in the shady part of town -- it also happens online, in the middle of the workday, using company equipment and resources. With this problem comes an opportunity, says attorney Nikki Clifton, because it means that the business community is in a unique position to educate and mobilize their employees to fight sex trafficking. In an honest talk, Clifton outlines how businesses can help, from setting clear policies to hiring survivors.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/zCY7LQnuiEg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 06, 2018
What commercialization is doing to cannabis | Ben Cort
00:16:04
In 2012, Colorado legalized cannabis and added to what has fast become a multibillion-dollar global industry for all things weed-related: from vape pens to brownies and beyond. But to say that we've legalized marijuana is subtly misleading -- what we've really done is commercialized THC, says educator Ben Cort, and that's led to products that are unnaturally potent. In an eye-opening talk, Cort examines the often unseen impacts of the commercial cannabis industry -- and calls on us to question those who are getting rich off of it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/cN92P4_Tk88" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2018
How data is helping us unravel the mysteries of the brain | Steve McCarroll
00:17:22
Geneticist Steve McCarroll wants to make an atlas of all the cells in the human body so that we can understand in precise detail how specific genes work, especially in the brain. In this fascinating talk, he shares his team's progress -- including their invention of "Drop-seq," a technology that allows scientists to analyze individual cells at a scale that was never before possible -- and describes how this research could lead to new ways of treating mental illnesses like schizophrenia.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Mpk9hZzPY_c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2018
Let's get honest about our money problems | Tammy Lally
00:12:30
Struggling to budget and manage finances is common -- but talking honestly and openly about it isn't. Why do we hide our problems around money? In this thoughtful, personal talk, author Tammy Lally encourages us to break free of "money shame" and shows us how to stop equating our bank accounts with our self-worth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/USPW7GO58O4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 31, 2018
"Wild Women" | Sunni Patterson
00:04:36
With lightning on her tongue, Sunni Patterson performs her powerful poem, "Wild Women," accompanied by the entrancing moves of dancer Chanice Holmes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/lIozzaBhE9M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 31, 2018
A new way to think about the transition to motherhood | Alexandra Sacks
00:06:16
When a baby is born, so is a mother -- but the natural (and sometimes unsteady) process of transition to motherhood is often silenced by shame or misdiagnosed as postpartum depression. In this quick, informative talk, reproductive psychiatrist Alexandra Sacks breaks down the emotional tug-of-war of becoming a new mother -- and shares a term that could help describe it: matrescence.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2LiV2VDvFfA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2018
How I went from child refugee to international model | Halima Aden
00:07:58
Halima Aden made history when she became the first hijab-wearing model on the cover of Vogue magazine. Now she returns to Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp -- where she was born and lived until the age of seven -- to share an inspiring message about what she's learned on the path from child refugee to international model.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/EqK49z_kP5Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2018
How China is (and isn't) fighting pollution and climate change | Angel Hsu
00:12:18
China is the world's biggest polluter -- and now one of its largest producers of clean energy. Which way will China go in the future, and how will it affect the global environment? Data scientist Angel Hsu describes how the most populous country on earth is creating a future based on alternative energy -- and facing up to the environmental catastrophe it created as it rapidly industrialized.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/M_1DDYMjFjs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 29, 2018
A rare galaxy that's challenging our understanding of the universe | Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil
00:04:39
What's it like to discover a galaxy -- and have it named after you? Astrophysicist and TED Fellow Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil lets us know in this quick talk about her team's surprising discovery of a mysterious new galaxy type.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/MbfGoNPH4xM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2018
Why art thrives at Burning Man | Nora Atkinson
00:10:21
Craft curator Nora Atkinson takes us on a trip to Nevada's Black Rock Desert to see the beautifully designed and participatory art of Burning Man, revealing how she discovered there what's often missing from museums: curiosity and engagement. "What is art for in our contemporary world if not this?" she asks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/buxGzzuHoFg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2018
How art can shape America's conversation about freedom | Dread Scott
00:04:32
In this quick talk, visual artist Dread Scott tells the story of one of his most transgressive art installations, which drew national attention for its controversial use of the American flag and led to a landmark First Amendment case in the US Supreme Court.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/YqYPQYI8leA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 27, 2018
How we can use light to see deep inside our bodies and brains | Mary Lou Jepsen
00:16:50
In a series of mind-bending demos, inventor Mary Lou Jepsen shows how we can use red light to see and potentially stimulate what's inside our bodies and brains. Taking us to the edge of optical physics, Jepsen unveils new technologies that utilize light and sound to track tumors, measure neural activity and could possibly replace the MRI machine with a cheaper, more efficient and wearable system.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/__XVlliprGU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 24, 2018
Don't fail fast -- fail mindfully | Leticia Gasca
00:12:34
We celebrate bold entrepreneurs whose ingenuity led them to success, but what happens to those who fail? Far too often, they bury their stories out of shame or humiliation -- and miss out on a valuable opportunity for growth, says author and entrepreneur Leticia Gasca. In this thoughtful talk, Gasca calls for business owners to open up about their failures and makes the case for replacing the idea of "failing fast" with a new mantra: fail mindfully.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2wecp8Jaz6U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2018
How to get serious about diversity and inclusion in the workplace | Janet Stovall
00:11:04
Imagine a workplace where people of all colors and races are able to climb every rung of the corporate ladder -- and where the lessons we learn about diversity at work actually transform the things we do, think and say outside the office. How do we get there? In this candid talk, inclusion advocate Janet Stovall shares a three-part action plan for creating workplaces where people feel safe and expected to be their unassimilated, authentic selves.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/k71jEUPWemw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 22, 2018
To transform child welfare, take race out of the equation | Jessica Pryce
00:07:41
In this eye-opening talk about the impact of race and neighborhood on foster-care decisions, social worker Jessica Pryce shares a promising solution to help child welfare agencies make bias-free assessments about when to remove children from their families. "Let's work together to build a system that wants to make families stronger instead of pulling them apart," Pryce says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/QoTmOjo0g3M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2018
Why the "wrong side of the tracks" is usually the east side of cities | Stephen DeBerry
00:06:50
What do communities on the social, economic and environmental margins have in common? For one thing, they tend to be on the east sides of cities. In this short talk about a surprising insight, anthropologist and venture capitalist Stephen DeBerry explains how both environmental and man-made factors have led to disparity by design in cities from East Palo Alto, California to East Jerusalem and beyond -- and suggests some elegant solutions to fix it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ROSWLtoIg9s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2018
How women in rural India turned courage into capital | Chetna Gala Sinha
00:14:28
When bankers refused to serve her neighbors in rural India, Chetna Gala Sinha did the next best thing: she opened a bank of her own, the first ever for and by women in the country. In this inspiring talk, she shares stories of the women who encouraged her and continue to push her to come up with solutions for those denied traditional financial backing.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/1mMoF59VAyQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2018
"Interpassion" / "Ba$$in" | Yelle
00:07:22
Yelle and GrandMarnier bring their danceable electropop hits to the TED stage in an energizing performance of two songs, "Interpassion" and "Ba$$in."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/VYhScwtALcU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2018
How urban spaces can preserve history and build community | Walter Hood
00:14:14
Can public spaces both reclaim the past and embrace the future? Landscape architect Walter Hood has explored this question over the course of an iconic career, with projects ranging from Lafayette Square Park in San Francisco to the upcoming International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina. In this inspiring talk packed with images of his work, Hood shares the five simple concepts that guide his approach to creating spaces that illuminate shared memories and force us to look at one another in a different way.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/IhXRZLCJ-9A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 17, 2018
How cancer cells communicate -- and how we can slow them down | Hasini Jayatilaka
00:10:19
When cancer cells are closely packed together in a tumor, they're able to communicate with each other and coordinate their movement throughout the body. What if we could interrupt this process? In this accessible talk about cutting-edge science, Hasini Jayatilaka shares her work on an innovative method to stop cancer cells from communicating -- and halt their fatal ability to spread.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/1GFHpoYqq5A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 16, 2018
What a scrapyard in Ghana can teach us about innovation | DK Osseo-Asare
00:14:17
In Agbogbloshie, a community in Accra, Ghana, people descend on a scrapyard to mine electronic waste for recyclable materials. Without formal training, these urban miners often teach themselves the workings of electronics by taking them apart and putting them together again. Designer and TED Fellow DK Osseo-Asare wondered: What would happen if we connected these self-taught techies with students and young professionals in STEAM fields? The result: a growing maker community where people engage in peer-to-peer, hands-on education, motivated by what they want to create. Learn more about how this African makerspace is pioneering a grassroots circular economy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Y6cfPGB2N3U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 16, 2018
Why I fight for the education of refugee girls (like me) | Mary Maker
00:16:47
After fleeing war-torn South Sudan as a child, Mary Maker found security and hope in the school at Kenya's Kakuma Refugee Camp. Now a teacher of young refugees herself, she sees education as an essential tool for rebuilding lives -- and empowering a generation of girls who are too often denied entrance into the classroom. "For the child of war, an education can turn their tears of loss into a passion for peace," Maker says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/AlbnEsyafF8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 15, 2018
The little risks you can take to increase your luck | Tina Seelig
00:11:39
Luck is rarely a lightning strike, isolated and dramatic -- it's much more like the wind, blowing constantly. Catching more of it is easy but not obvious. In this insightful talk, Stanford engineering school professor Tina Seelig shares three unexpected ways to increase your luck -- and your ability to see and seize opportunities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/A2Pg5rT-8bI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2018
How teachers can help kids find their political voices | Sydney Chaffee
00:16:59
Social justice belongs in our schools, says educator Sydney Chaffee. In a bold talk, she shows how teaching students to engage in activism helps them build important academic and life skills -- and asks us to rethink how we can use education to help kids find their voices. "Teaching will always be a political act," Chaffee says. "We can't be afraid of our students' power. Their power will help them make tomorrow better."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/F-sPVbN4KXk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2018
How AI can save our humanity | Kai-Fu Lee
00:14:49
AI is massively transforming our world, but there's one thing it cannot do: love. In a visionary talk, computer scientist Kai-Fu Lee details how the US and China are driving a deep learning revolution -- and shares a blueprint for how humans can thrive in the age of AI by harnessing compassion and creativity. "AI is serendipity," Lee says. "It is here to liberate us from routine jobs, and it is here to remind us what it is that makes us human."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bwyW0w89KfY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 13, 2018
You are fluent in this language (and don't even know it) | Christoph Niemann
00:12:42
Without realizing it, we're fluent in the language of pictures, says illustrator Christoph Niemann. In a charming talk packed with witty, whimsical drawings, Niemann takes us on a hilarious visual tour that shows how artists tap into our emotions and minds -- all without words.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/9mu1CGMAI8c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 27, 2018
You may be accidentally investing in cigarette companies | Bronwyn King
00:14:38
Tobacco causes more than seven million deaths every year -- and many of us are far more complicit in the problem than we realize. In a bold talk, oncologist Dr. Bronwyn King tells the story of how she uncovered the deep ties between the tobacco industry and the entire global finance sector, which invests our money in cigarette companies through big banks, insurers and pension funds. Learn how Dr. King has ignited a worldwide movement to create tobacco-free investments and how each of us can play a role in ending this epidemic.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/kGc1iEZUruA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 26, 2018
Fake videos of real people -- and how to spot them | Supasorn Suwajanakorn
00:07:15
Do you think you're good at spotting fake videos, where famous people say things they've never said in real life? See how they're made in this astonishing talk and tech demo. Computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn shows how, as a grad student, he used AI and 3D modeling to create photorealistic fake videos of people synced to audio. Learn more about both the ethical implications and the creative possibilities of this tech -- and the steps being taken to fight against its misuse.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/eNnPUzFKQok" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2018
How to stop swiping and find your person on dating apps | Christina Wallace
00:05:19
Let's face it, online dating can suck. So many potential people, so much time wasted -- is it even worth it? Podcaster and entrepreneur Christina Wallace thinks so, if you do it right. In a funny, practical talk, Wallace shares how she used her MBA skill set to invent a "zero date" approach and get off swipe-based apps -- and how you can, too.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/QjXvzsfrSUE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2018
How AI is making it easier to diagnose disease | Pratik Shah
00:04:59
Today's AI algorithms require tens of thousands of expensive medical images to detect a patient's disease. What if we could drastically reduce the amount of data needed to train an AI, making diagnoses low-cost and more effective? TED Fellow Pratik Shah is working on a clever system to do just that. Using an unorthodox AI approach, Shah has developed a technology that requires as few as 50 images to develop a working algorithm -- and can even use photos taken on doctors' cell phones to provide a diagnosis. Learn more about how this new way to analyze medical information could lead to earlier detection of life-threatening illnesses and bring AI-assisted diagnosis to more health care settings worldwide.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Fls9kAqbbNA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2018
Why doctors are offering free tax prep in their waiting rooms | Lucy Marcil
00:04:56
More than 90 percent of children in the US see a doctor at least once a year, which means countless hours spent in waiting rooms for parents. What if those hours could be used for something productive -- like saving money? Through her organization StreetCred, pediatrician and TED Fellow Lucy Marcil is offering free tax prep to parents right in the waiting room, reimagining what a doctor's visit can look like and helping to lift families out of poverty. Learn more about how free tax prep and guidance could be the best poverty prescription we have in the US.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/QTZUbQiybLk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 23, 2018
How to train employees to have difficult conversations | Tamekia MizLadi Smith
00:08:10
It's time to invest in face-to-face training that empowers employees to have difficult conversations, says Tamekia MizLadi Smith. In a witty, provocative talk, Smith shares a workplace training program called "I'm G.R.A.C.E.D." that will inspire bosses and employees alike to communicate with compassion and respect. Bottom line: always let people know why their work matters.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/eUqQkBTF210" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 20, 2018
"Dead Romance" | Boy Girl Banjo
00:03:42
Acoustic duo Anielle Reid and Matthew Brookshire (playing together as Boy Girl Banjo) take the TED stage to perform their original song "Dead Romance," weaving together the sounds of Americana folk music and modern pop.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Lh0ROWXrZmw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 20, 2018
Where are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb
00:13:18
The universe is incredibly old, astoundingly vast and populated by trillions of planets -- so where are all the aliens? Astronomer Stephen Webb has an explanation: we're alone in the universe. In a mind-expanding talk, he spells out the remarkable barriers a planet would need to clear in order to host an extraterrestrial civilization -- and makes a case for the beauty of our potential cosmic loneliness. "The silence of the universe is shouting, 'We're the creatures who got lucky,'" Webb says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/KC_YBPTg7Ss" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 19, 2018
What the Russian Revolution would have looked like on social media | Mikhail Zygar
00:04:49
History is written by the victors, as the saying goes -- but what would it look like if it was written by everyone? Journalist and TED Fellow Mikhail Zygar is on a mission to show us with Project1917, a "social network for dead people" that posts the real diaries and letters of more than 3,000 people who lived during the Russian Revolution. By showing the daily thoughts of the likes of Lenin, Trotsky and many less celebrated figures, the project sheds new light on history as it once was -- and as it could have been. Learn more about this digital retelling of the past as well as Zygar's latest project about the transformative year of 1968.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/78P2_BYlR0Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 18, 2018
What your smart devices know (and share) about you | Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu
00:09:05
Once your smart devices can talk to you, who else are they talking to? Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu wanted to find out -- so they outfitted Hill's apartment with 18 different internet-connected devices and built a special router to track how often they contacted their servers and see what they were reporting back. The results were surprising -- and more than a little bit creepy. Learn more about what the data from your smart devices reveals about your sleep schedule, TV binges and even your tooth-brushing habits -- and how tech companies could use it to target and profile you. (This talk contains mature language.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bmlymoDKogA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 18, 2018
The power of diversity within yourself | Rebeca Hwang
00:09:44
Rebeca Hwang has spent a lifetime juggling identities -- Korean heritage, Argentinian upbringing, education in the United States -- and for a long time she had difficulty finding a place in the world to call home. Yet along with these challenges came a pivotal realization: that a diverse background is a distinct advantage in today's globalized world. In this personal talk, Hwang reveals the endless benefits of embracing our complex identities -- and shares her hopes for creating a world where identities aren't used to alienate but to bring people together instead.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/t2YtIHTrdcc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 17, 2018
The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's surface | Will Marshall
00:06:13
What if you could search the surface of the Earth the same way you search the internet? Will Marshall and his team at Planet use the world's largest fleet of satellites to image the entire Earth every day. Now they're moving on to a new project: using AI to index all the objects on the planet over time -- which could make ships, trees, houses and everything else on Earth searchable, the same way you search Google. He shares a vision for how this database can become a living record of the immense physical changes happening across the globe. "You can't fix what you can't see," Marshall says. "We want to give people the tools to see change and take action."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/EJiH465eQ9o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 16, 2018
The genius behind some of the world's most famous buildings | Renzo Piano
00:15:03
Legendary architect Renzo Piano -- the mind behind such indelible buildings as The Shard in London, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the new Whitney Museum of Art in New York City -- takes us on a stunning tour through his life's work. With the aid of gorgeous imagery, Piano makes an eloquent case for architecture as the answer to our dreams, aspirations and desire for beauty. "Universal beauty is one of the few things that can change the world," he says. "This beauty will save the world. One person at a time, but it will do it."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/WI9mO2vApxI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 13, 2018
"The Last Serenade" | Lili Haydn
00:04:04
In a stirring, emotional performance, violinist Lili Haydn plays a selection from her musical "The Last Serenade."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bSUI7m6rcts" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 13, 2018
An honest look at the personal finance crisis | Elizabeth White
00:18:12
Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a younger generation facing the same challenges. In this deeply personal talk, author Elizabeth White opens up an honest conversation about financial trouble and offers practical advice for how to live a richly textured life on a limited income.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/YV4AREiZdiM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 12, 2018
A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi
00:13:17
At MIT, Dina Katabi and her team are working on a bold new way to monitor patients' vital signs in a hospital (or even at home), without wearables or bulky, beeping devices. Bonus: it can see through walls. In a mind-blowing talk and demo, Katabi previews a system that captures the reflections of signals like Wi-Fi as they bounce off people, creating a reliable record of vitals for healthcare workers and patients. And in a brief Q&A with TED curator Helen Walters, Katabi discusses safeguards being put in place to prevent people from using this tech to monitor somebody without their consent.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/RRMka0BLjwg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 12, 2018
How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson
00:15:08
Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his "code" creates life, giving scientists the power to convert digital information into biological material like proteins and vaccines. Now he's on to a new project: "biological transportation," which holds the promise of beaming new medicines across the globe over the internet. Learn more about how this technology could change the way we respond to disease outbreaks and enable us to download personalized prescriptions in our homes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/guqt9rOtQW8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 11, 2018
How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights
00:09:56
There are about a hundred trillion microbes living inside your gut -- protecting you from infection, aiding digestion and regulating your immune system. As our bodies have adapted to life in modern society, we've started to lose some of our normal microbes; at the same time, diseases linked to a loss of diversity in microbiome are skyrocketing in developed nations. Computational microbiologist Dan Knights shares some intriguing discoveries about the differences in the microbiomes of people in developing countries compared to the US, and how they might affect our health. Learn more about the world of microbes living inside you -- and the work being done to create tools to restore and replenish them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/vHivyG8t04o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2018
How farming could employ Africa's young workforce -- and help build peace | Kola Masha
00:10:50
Africa's youth is coming of age rapidly, but job growth on the continent isn't keeping up. The result: financial insecurity and, in some cases, a turn towards insurgent groups. In a passionate talk, agricultural entrepreneur Kola Masha details his plan to bring leadership and investment to small farmers in Africa -- and employ a rising generation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/5fmcc4_rkTo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2018
The rapid growth of the Chinese internet -- and where it's headed | Gary Liu
00:12:41
The Chinese internet has grown at a staggering pace -- it now has more users than the combined populations of the US, UK, Russia, Germany, France and Canada. Even with its imperfections, the lives of once-forgotten populations have been irrevocably elevated because of it, says South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu. In a fascinating talk, Liu details how the tech industry in China has developed -- from the innovative, like AI-optimized train travel, to the dystopian, like a social credit rating that both rewards and restricts citizens.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HKO99PNu8O0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 09, 2018
A crash course in organic chemistry | Jakob Magolan
00:15:53
Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/v91LQymdSkc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 06, 2018
A new way to remove CO2 from the atmosphere | Jennifer Wilcox
00:14:15
Our planet has a carbon problem -- if we don't start removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, we'll grow hotter, faster. Chemical engineer Jennifer Wilcox previews some amazing technology to scrub carbon from the air, using chemical reactions that capture and reuse CO2 in much the same way trees do ... but at a vast scale. This detailed talk reviews both the promise and the pitfalls.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/kSjtcvk75Bk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 05, 2018
How we're saving one of Earth's last wild places | Steve Boyes
00:09:01
Navigating territorial hippos and active minefields, TED Fellow Steve Boyes and a team of scientists have been traveling through the Okavango Delta, Africa's largest remaining wetland wilderness, to explore and protect this near-pristine habitat against the rising threat of development. In this awe-inspiring talk packed with images, he shares his work doing detailed scientific surveys in the hopes of protecting this enormous, fragile wilderness.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/G85TPqcb73o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 03, 2018
Why teens confess to crimes they didn't commit | Lindsay Malloy
00:14:43
Why do juveniles falsely confess to crimes? What makes them more vulnerable than adults to this shocking, counterintuitive phenomenon? Through the lens of Brendan Dassey's interrogation and confession (as featured in Netflix's "Making a Murderer" documentary), developmental psychology professor and researcher Lindsay Malloy breaks down the science underlying false confessions and calls for change in the way kids are treated by a legal system designed for adults.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/4CHo3BiDTU0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 03, 2018
The tiny creature that secretly powers the planet | Penny Chisholm
00:16:37
Oceanographer Penny Chisholm introduces us to an amazing little being: Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet. A marine microbe that has existed for millions of years, Prochlorococcus wasn't discovered until the mid-1980s -- but its ancient genetic code may hold clues to how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/O_2IqPhacEA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 02, 2018
How autonomous flying taxis could change the way you travel | Rodin Lyasoff
00:08:08
Flight is about to get a lot more personal, says aviation entrepreneur Rodin Lyasoff. In this visionary talk, he imagines a new golden age of air travel in which small, autonomous air taxis allow us to bypass traffic jams and fundamentally transform how we get around our cities and towns. "In the past century, flight connected our planet," Lyasoff says. "In the next, it will reconnect our local communities."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/vMK5umnpjew" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 29, 2018
The agony of opioid withdrawal -- and what doctors should tell patients about it | Travis Rieder
00:14:17
The United States accounts for five percent of the world's population but consumes almost 70 percent of the total global opioid supply, creating an epidemic that has resulted in tens of thousands of deaths each year. How did we get here, and what can we do about it? In this personal talk, Travis Rieder recounts the painful, often-hidden struggle of opioid withdrawal and reveals how doctors who are quick to prescribe (and overprescribe) opioids aren't equipped with the tools to eventually get people off the meds.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/uazVJokZ9t4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 28, 2018
The story of 'Oumuamua, the first visitor from another star system | Karen J. Meech
00:13:24
In October 2017, astrobiologist Karen J. Meech got the call every astronomer waits for: NASA had spotted the very first visitor from another star system. The interstellar comet -- a half-mile-long object eventually named `Oumuamua, from the Hawaiian for "scout" or "messenger" -- raised intriguing questions: Was it a chunk of rocky debris from a new star system, shredded material from a supernova explosion, evidence of alien technology or something else altogether? In this riveting talk, Meech tells the story of how her team raced against the clock to find answers about this unexpected gift from afar.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/V1Co7sJNIBE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 27, 2018
Bridges should be beautiful | Ian Firth
00:14:01
Bridges need to be functional, safe and durable, but they should also be elegant and beautiful, says structural engineer Ian Firth. In this mesmerizing tour of bridges old and new, Firth explores the potential for innovation and variety in this essential structure -- and how spectacular ones reveal our connectivity, unleash our creativity and hint at our identity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/oNi8E88O940" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 27, 2018
The symbols of systemic racism -- and how to take away their power | Paul Rucker
00:07:01
Multidisciplinary artist and TED Fellow Paul Rucker is unstitching the legacy of systemic racism in the United States. A collector of artifacts connected to the history of slavery -- from branding irons and shackles to postcards depicting lynchings -- Rucker couldn't find an undamaged Ku Klux Klan robe for his collection, so he began making his own. The result: striking garments in non-traditional fabrics like kente cloth, camouflage and silk that confront the normalization of systemic racism in the US. "If we as a people collectively look at these objects and realize that they are part of our history, we can find a way to where they have no more power over us," Rucker says. (This talk contains graphic images.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/G7TbtKiLbOc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
How octopuses battle each other | Greg Gage
00:03:52
Them's fighting words if you're an octopus, in that more than one octopus in a space often means a rumble. Our intrepid neuroscientists analyze aggression by observing the fighting behavior of two-spotted octopuses or, if you prefer, octopodes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/b1Gg3RHmivM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
The real reason why mosquitoes buzz | Greg Gage
00:04:46
What does the love song of a mosquito sound like? Find out as our intrepid neuroscientists explore the meaning of all that annoying buzzing in your ear.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/K0v35SUm2iY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
This computer is learning to read your mind | Greg Gage
00:05:51
Modern technology lets neuroscientists peer into the human brain, but can it also read minds? Armed with the device known as an electroencephalogram, or EEG, and some computing wizardry, our intrepid neuroscientists attempt to peer into a subject's thoughts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/WKT5xGy1rlo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
How you can make a fruit fly eat veggies | Greg Gage
00:04:29
Can the mind be manipulated to love a food we loathe? The evidence from fruit flies is compelling, and perhaps surprising. Our tag team of neuroscientists attempts to change a fly's preference for fruit over vegetables simply by shining a light on their brain.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/-QqjVeriABk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
How sound can hack your memory while you sleep | Greg Gage
00:04:07
Can you cram for a test while you sleep? Our intrepid neuroscientists attempt to enhance memory by running experiments on subjects while they sleep. You'll be surprised by the results.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HoYyzu5UnE4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
How a dragonfly's brain is designed to kill | Greg Gage
00:05:17
Dragonflies can catch prey with near perfect accuracy, the best among all predators. But how does something with so few neurons achieve such prowess? Our intrepid neuroscientists explore how a dragonfly unerringly locks onto its preys and captures it within milliseconds using just sensors and a fake fly.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/QcTIdvtRaaw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
What if we eliminated one of the world's oldest diseases? | Caroline Harper
00:10:12
Thousands of years ago, ancient Nubians drew pictures on tomb walls of a terrible disease that turns the eyelids inside out and causes blindness. This disease, trachoma, is still a scourge in many parts of the world today -- but it's also completely preventable, says Caroline Harper. Armed with data from a global mapping project, Harper's organization Sightsavers has a plan: to focus on countries where funding gaps stand in the way of eliminating the disease and ramp up efforts where the need is most severe. Learn more about their goal of consigning trachoma to the history books -- and how you can help. (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/TedtalksHD/~4/ym9VzIovFGQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2018
How we can design timeless cities for our collective future | Vishaan Chakrabarti
00:13:13
There's a creeping sameness in many of our newest urban buildings and streetscapes, says architect Vishaan Chakrabarti. And this physical homogeneity -- the result of regulations, mass production, safety issues and cost considerations, among other factors -- has blanketed our planet in a social and psychological homogeneity, too. In this visionary talk, Chakrabarti calls for a return to designing magnetic, lyrical cities that embody their local cultures and adapt to the needs of our changing world and climate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ltdGRaLc-bg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 25, 2018
The nightmare videos of children's YouTube -- and what's wrong with the internet today | James Bridle
00:16:32
Writer and artist James Bridle uncovers a dark, strange corner of the internet, where unknown people or groups on YouTube hack the brains of young children in return for advertising revenue. From "surprise egg" reveals and the "Finger Family Song" to algorithmically created mashups of familiar cartoon characters in violent situations, these videos exploit and terrify young minds -- and they tell us something about where our increasingly data-driven world is headed. "We need to stop thinking about technology as a solution to all of our problems, but think of it as a guide to what those problems actually are, so we can start thinking about them properly and start to address them," Bridle says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/cRPnQlncbDA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 22, 2018
Why you should love gross science | Anna Rothschild
00:13:12
What can we learn from the slimy, smelly side of life? In this playful talk, science journalist Anna Rothschild shows us the hidden wisdom of "gross stuff" and explains why avoiding the creepy underbelly of nature, medicine and technology closes us off to important sources of knowledge about our health and the world. "When we explore the gross side of life, we find insights that we never would have thought we'd find, and we even often reveal beauty that we didn't think was there," Rothschild says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/fuuGa_YEsL8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2018
How Netflix changed entertainment -- and where it's headed | Reed Hastings
00:20:51
Netflix changed the world of entertainment -- first with DVD-by-mail, then with streaming media and then again with sensational original shows like "Orange Is the New Black" and "Stranger Things" -- but not without taking its fair share of risks. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the company's bold internal culture, the powerful algorithm that fuels their recommendations, the $8 billion worth of content they're investing in this year and his philanthropic pursuits supporting innovative education, among much more.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/y0eg3jX7zSE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2018
How we can bring mental health support to refugees | Essam Daod
00:05:26
The global refugee crisis is a mental health catastrophe, leaving millions in need of psychological support to overcome the traumas of dislocation and conflict. To undo the damage, child psychiatrist and TED Fellow Essam Daod has been working in camps, rescue boats and the shorelines of Greece and the Mediterranean Sea to help refugees (a quarter of which are children) reframe their experiences through short, powerful psychological interventions. "We can all do something to prevent this mental health catastrophe," Daod says. "We need to acknowledge that first aid is not just needed for the body, but it has also to include the mind, the soul."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/EMs4-4I0kjU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 20, 2018
Technology that knows what you're feeling | Poppy Crum
00:12:42
What happens when technology knows more about us than we do? Poppy Crum studies how we express emotions -- and she suggests the end of the poker face is near, as new tech makes it easy to see the signals that give away how we're feeling. In a talk and demo, she shows how "empathetic technology" can read physical signals like body temperature and the chemical composition of our breath to inform on our emotional state. For better or for worse. "If we recognize the power of becoming technological empaths, we get this opportunity where technology can help us bridge the emotional and cognitive divide," Crum says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/lccVBiRbOD4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 19, 2018
The surprising science of alpha males | Frans de Waal
00:15:54
In this fascinating look at the "alpha male," primatologist Frans de Waal explores the privileges and costs of power while drawing surprising parallels between how humans and primates choose their leaders. His research reveals some of the unexpected capacities of alpha males -- generosity, empathy, even peacekeeping -- and sheds light on the power struggles of human politicians. "Someone who is big and strong and intimidates and insults everyone is not necessarily an alpha male," de Waal says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/nN4k8HA75G0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 18, 2018
Can home cooking change the world? | Gastón Acurio
00:13:25
When Gastón Acurio started his now world-famous restaurant Astrid & Gastón in the 1990s, no one suspected that he would elevate the Peruvian home-cooking he grew up with to haute cuisine. Nearly thirty years and a storied career later, the chef wants the rest of us to embrace our culinary roots and transform the world with the meals we prepare each day. (In Spanish with English subtitles)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/JpEViixGWjc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 18, 2018
Four billion years of evolution in six minutes | Prosanta Chakrabarty
00:05:41
Did humans evolve from monkeys or from fish? In this enlightening talk, ichthyologist and TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty dispels some hardwired myths about evolution, encouraging us to remember that we're a small part of a complex, four-billion-year process -- and not the end of the line. "We're not the goal of evolution," Chakrabarty says. "Think of us all as young leaves on this ancient and gigantic tree of life -- connected by invisible branches not just to each other, but to our extinct relatives and our evolutionary ancestors."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/jM1GweFYRww" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 15, 2018
How I'm bringing queer pride to my rural village | Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile
00:05:49
In a poetic, personal talk, TED Fellow Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile examines the connection between her modern queer lifestyle and her childhood upbringing in a rural village in Botswana. "In a time where being brown, queer, African and seen as worthy of space means being everything but rural, I fear that we're erasing the very struggles that got us to where we are now," she says. "Indigenizing my queerness means bridging the many exceptional parts of myself."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Uuh-h3NUw1o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 14, 2018
The incredible potential of flexible, soft robots | Giada Gerboni
00:09:27
Robots are designed for speed and precision -- but their rigidity has often limited how they're used. In this illuminating talk, biomedical engineer Giada Gerboni shares the latest developments in "soft robotics," an emerging field that aims to create nimble machines that imitate nature, like a robotic octopus. Learn more about how these flexible structures could play a critical role in surgery, medicine and our daily lives.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/s750pOyINjk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 14, 2018
How to get empowered, not overpowered, by AI | Max Tegmark
00:17:15
Many artificial intelligence researchers expect AI to outsmart humans at all tasks and jobs within decades, enabling a future where we're restricted only by the laws of physics, not the limits of our intelligence. MIT physicist and AI researcher Max Tegmark separates the real opportunities and threats from the myths, describing the concrete steps we should take today to ensure that AI ends up being the best -- rather than worst -- thing to ever happen to humanity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2_2hQMihrXI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 13, 2018
What we'll learn about the brain in the next century | Sam Rodriques
00:13:31
In this imaginative talk, neuroengineer Sam Rodriques takes us on a thrilling tour of the next 100 years in brain science. He envisions strange (and sometimes frightening) innovations that may be the key to understanding and treating brain disease -- like lasers that drill tiny holes in our skulls and allow probes to study the electrical activity of our neurons.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/1pksBw1jQUM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2018
The journey through loss and grief | Jason B. Rosenthal
00:14:08
In her brutally honest, ironically funny and widely read meditation on death, "You May Want to Marry My Husband," the late author and filmmaker Amy Krouse Rosenthal gave her husband Jason very public permission to move on and find happiness. A year after her death, Jason offers candid insights on the often excruciating process of moving through and with loss -- as well as some quiet wisdom for anyone else experiencing life-changing grief.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ic_WG5Js7r4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2018
Why the secret to success is setting the right goals | John Doerr
00:11:51
Our leaders and institutions are failing us, but it's not always because they're bad or unethical, says venture capitalist John Doerr -- often, it's simply because they're leading us toward the wrong objectives. In this practical talk, Doerr shows us how we can get back on track with "Objectives and Key Results," or OKRs -- a goal-setting system that's been employed by the likes of Google, Intel and Bono to set and execute on audacious goals. Learn more about how setting the right goals can mean the difference between success and failure -- and how we can use OKRs to hold our leaders and ourselves accountable.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Vgmi06feDPM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 11, 2018
The discoveries awaiting us in the ocean's twilight zone | Heidi M. Sosik
00:10:01
What will we find in the twilight zone: the vast, mysterious, virtually unexplored realm hundreds of meters below the ocean's surface? Heidi M. Sosik of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution wants to find out. In this wonder-filled talk, she shares her plan to investigate these uncharted waters, which may hold a million new species and 90 percent of the world's fish biomass, using submersible technology. What we discover there won't just astound us, Sosik says -- it will help us be better stewards of the world's oceans. (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/TedtalksHD/~4/HJkRuWEaX5k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 08, 2018
Inside the fight against Russia's fake news empire | Olga Yurkova
00:05:16
When facts are false, decisions are wrong, says editor and TED Fellow Olga Yurkova. To stop the spread of fake news, she and a group of journalists launched StopFake.org, which exposes biased or inaccurate reporting in order to rebuild the trust we've lost in our journalists, leaders and institutions. Learn more about the fight against misinformation as well as two critical ways we can ensure we're not reading (or sharing) fake news.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/58yZqIy_Dqg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 07, 2018
Let's turn the high seas into the world's largest nature reserve | Enric Sala
00:13:05
What if we could save the fishing industry and protect the ocean at the same time? Marine ecologist Enric Sala shares his bold plan to safeguard the high seas -- some of the last wild places on earth, which fall outside the jurisdiction of any single country -- by creating a giant marine reserve that covers two-thirds of the world's ocean. By protecting the high seas, Sala believes we will restore the ecological, economic and social benefits of the ocean. "When we can align economic needs with conservation, miracles can happen," Sala says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/opzns1232qY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2018
How technology can fight extremism and online harassment | Yasmin Green
00:13:40
Can technology make people safer from threats like violent extremism, censorship and persecution? In this illuminating talk, technologist Yasmin Green details programs pioneered at Jigsaw (a unit within Alphabet Inc., the collection of companies that also includes Google) to counter radicalization and online harassment -- including a project that could give commenters real-time feedback about how their words might land, which has already increased spaces for dialogue. "If we ever thought that we could build an internet insulated from the dark side of humanity, we were wrong," Green says. "We have to throw our entire selves into building solutions that are as human as the problems they aim to solve."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/FJWkZ4IESTc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2018
What if we replaced politicians with randomly selected people? | Brett Hennig
00:09:31
If you think democracy is broken, here's an idea: let's replace politicians with randomly selected people. Author and activist Brett Hennig presents a compelling case for sortition democracy, or random selection of government officials -- a system with roots in ancient Athens that taps into the wisdom of the crowd and entrusts ordinary people with making balanced decisions for the greater good of everyone. Sound crazy? Learn more about how it could work to create a world free of partisan politics.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Fx5FPAfsZt8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 05, 2018
The critical role librarians play in the opioid crisis | Chera Kowalski
00:12:01
Public libraries have always been about more than just books -- and their mission of community support has taken on new urgency during the current opioid epidemic. After witnessing overdoses at her library in Philadelphia, Chera Kowalski learned how to administer naloxone, a drug that reverses the effects of narcotics, and she's put it to use to save patrons' lives. In this personal talk, she shares the day-to-day reality of life on the frontline of the opioid crisis and advocates for each of us to find new ways to keep our communities safe and healthy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/pzE-lJwrxVc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 05, 2018
Why theater is essential to democracy | Oskar Eustis
00:13:10
Truth comes from the collision of different ideas, and theater plays an essential role in showing us that truth, says legendary artistic director Oskar Eustis. In this powerful talk, Eustis outlines his plan to reach (and listen to) people in places across the US where the theater, like many other institutions, has turned its back -- like the deindustrialized Rust Belt. "Our job is to try to hold up a vision to America that shows not only who all of us are individually, but that welds us back into the commonality that we need to be," Eustis says. "That's what the theater is supposed to do."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ru7equr0nyY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 04, 2018
How we can turn the cold of outer space into a renewable resource | Aaswath Raman
00:13:27
What if we could use the cold darkness of outer space to cool buildings on earth? In this mind-blowing talk, physicist Aaswath Raman details the technology he's developing to harness "night-sky cooling" -- a natural phenomenon where infrared light escapes earth and heads to space, carrying heat along with it -- which could dramatically reduce the energy used by our cooling systems (and the pollution they cause). Learn more about how this approach could lead us towards a future where we intelligently tap into the energy of the universe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/m8WAtzzihr0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 01, 2018
How vultures can help solve crimes | Lauren Pharr
00:10:46
Can a bird that symbolizes death help the living catch criminals? In this informative and accessible talk, forensic anthropologist Lauren Pharr shows us how vultures impact crime scenes -- and the assistance they can provide to detectives investigating murders. (This talk contains graphic images.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/mgwgDE6URxg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 31, 2018
What gardening taught me about life | tobacco brown
00:06:41
Gardens are mirrors of our lives, says environmental artist tobacco brown, and we must cultivate them with care to harvest their full beauty. Drawing on her experience bringing natural public art installations to cities around the world, brown reveals what gardening can teach us about creating lives of compassion, connection and grace.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/awzIyHeJP_U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 31, 2018
How we'll become cyborgs and extend human potential | Hugh Herr
00:15:13
Humans will soon have new bodies that forever blur the line between the natural and synthetic worlds, says bionics designer Hugh Herr. In an unforgettable talk, he details "NeuroEmbodied Design," a methodology for creating cyborg function that he's developing at the MIT Media Lab, and shows us a future where we've augmented our bodies in a way that will redefine human potential -- and, maybe, turn us into superheroes. "During the twilight years of this century, I believe humans will be unrecognizable in morphology and dynamics from what we are today," Herr says. "Humanity will take flight and soar."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/F3VvMSJur4I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2018
A teen scientist's invention to help wounds heal | Anushka Naiknaware
00:06:58
Working out of her garage, Anushka Naiknaware designed a sensor that tracks wound healing, becoming the youngest winner (at age 13) of the Google Science Fair. Her clever invention addresses the global challenge of chronic wounds, which don't heal properly due to preexisting conditions like diabetes and account for billions in medical costs worldwide. Join Naiknaware as she explains how her "smart bandage" works -- and how she's sharing her story to inspire others to make a difference.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/p3FTdzGMZzo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2018
This simple test can help kids hear better | Susan Emmett
00:05:24
Children who live in rural areas can have a hard time getting to the doctor -- much less to an audiologist's clinic for expensive, complex tests to check their hearing. The result for too many kids is hearing loss caused by ear infections and other curable or preventable problems. That's why ear surgeon and TED Fellow Susan Emmett is working with 15 communities in rural Alaska to create a simple, low-cost test that only requires a cell phone. Learn more about her work and how it could change the lives of children who don't have access to hearing care.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/jpEHM1aA4vM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2018
Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang
00:10:36
Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education -- and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/UPtJdQzDK-Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 25, 2018
How to start a conversation about suicide | Jeremy Forbes
00:12:16
Is there someone in your life dealing with anxiety, depression or thoughts of suicide -- but is too ashamed to talk about it? Jeremy Forbes saw this happening around him, and now he's on a mission to teach people how to start a conversation about it. In this deeply personal talk, Forbes shares his approach to helping a group of traditionally silent men in his community open up about their struggles. "We can all be life preservers," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/3bBr8i8v30Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 24, 2018
How to turn a group of strangers into a team | Amy Edmondson
00:13:07
Business school professor Amy Edmondson studies "teaming," where people come together quickly (and often temporarily) to solve new, urgent or unusual problems. Recalling stories of teamwork on the fly, such as the incredible rescue of 33 miners trapped half a mile underground in Chile in 2010, Edmondson shares the elements needed to turn a group of strangers into a quick-thinking team that can nimbly respond to challenges.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/7P8MdWROiYE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 24, 2018
How I made friends with reality | Emily Levine
00:15:27
With her signature wit and wisdom, Emily Levine meets her ultimate challenge as a comedian/philosopher: she makes dying funny. In this personal talk, she takes us on her journey to make friends with reality -- and peace with death. Life is an enormous gift, Levine says: "You enrich it as best you can, and then you give it back."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/nXlltTvbsUg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 23, 2018
The shocking danger of mountaintop removal -- and why it must end | Michael Hendryx
00:13:44
Research investigator Michael Hendryx studies mountaintop removal, an explosive type of surface coal mining used in Appalachia that comes with unexpected health hazards. In this data-packed talk, Hendryx presents his research and tells the story of the pushback he's received from the coal industry, advocating for the ethical obligation scientists have to speak the truth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/M0vxt5xZbNE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2018
What it's like to be the child of immigrants | Michael Rain
00:08:01
Michael Rain is on a mission to tell the stories of first-generation immigrants, who have strong ties both to the countries they grew up in and their countries of origin. In a personal talk, he breaks down the mischaracterizations and limited narratives of immigrants and shares the stories of the worlds they belong to. "We're walking melting pots of culture," Rain says. "If something in that pot smells new or different to you, don't turn up your nose. Ask us to share."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/AnC7faDZQP4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2018
Where joy hides and how to find it | Ingrid Fetell Lee
00:13:38
Cherry blossoms and rainbows, bubbles and googly eyes: Why do some things seem to create such universal joy? In this captivating talk, Ingrid Fetell Lee reveals the surprisingly tangible roots of joy and shows how we all can find -- and create -- more of it in the world around us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/q-N-fuTcRX8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2018
Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari
00:18:22
In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and nationalism -- and what the consolidation of our data means for the future of democracy. Appearing as a hologram live from Tel Aviv, Harari warns that the greatest danger that now faces liberal democracy is that the revolution in information technology will make dictatorships more efficient and capable of control. "The enemies of liberal democracy hack our feelings of fear and hate and vanity, and then use these feelings to polarize and destroy," Harari says. "It is the responsibility of all of us to get to know our weaknesses and make sure they don't become weapons." (Followed by a brief conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/PykeUJ7W2Cw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2018
"You Found Me" | Helen Gillet
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Cellist and singer Helen Gillet mixes her classical training, New Orleans-based jazz roots and free improvisational skills to perform her own eclectic music. In a powerful, melodious performance, she plays her song "You Found Me."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Uur7J2qXzMY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 18, 2018
How Pakistani women are taking the internet back | Nighat Dad
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TED Fellow Nighat Dad studies online harassment, especially as it relates to patriarchal cultures like the one in her small village in Pakistan. She tells the story of how she set up Pakistan's first cyber harassment helpline, offering support to women who face serious threats online. "Safe access to the internet is access to knowledge, and knowledge is freedom," she says. "When I fight for a woman's digital rights, I am fighting for equality."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Zswuu1qX3jg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2018
The age-old sharing economies of Africa -- and why we should scale them | Robert Neuwirth
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From rides to homes and beyond, we're sharing everything these days, with the help of digital tools. But as modern and high-tech as the sharing economy seems, it's been alive in Africa for centuries, according to author Robert Neuwirth. He shares fascinating examples -- like apprenticeships that work like locally generated venture capital and systems for allocating scarce water -- and says that if we can propagate and scale these models, they could help communities thrive from the bottom up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/vw1LuGjoIyM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2018
Scientists must be free to learn, to speak and to challenge | Kirsty Duncan
00:13:55
"You do not mess with something so fundamental, so precious, as science," says Kirsty Duncan, Canada's first Minister of Science. In a heartfelt, inspiring talk about pushing boundaries, she makes the case that researchers must be free to present uncomfortable truths and challenge the thinking of the day -- and that we all have a duty to speak up when we see science being stifled or suppressed.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/VnxoErJTdlw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2018