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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.

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Cryptographers, quantum computers and the war for information | Craig Costello
00:16:31
In this glimpse into our technological future, cryptographer Craig Costello discusses the world-altering potential of quantum computers, which could shatter the limits set by today's machines -- and give code breakers a master key to the digital world. See how Costello and his fellow cryptographers are racing to reinvent encryption and secure the internet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/tmK-i4Ja33g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 12, 2019
Small rockets are the next space revolution | Peter Beck
00:11:32
We're in the dawn of a new space revolution, says engineer Peter Beck: the revolution of the small. In a talk packed with insights into the state of the space industry, Beck shares his work building rockets capable of delivering small payloads to space rapidly and reliably -- helping us search for extraterrestrial life, learn more about the solar system and create a global internet network.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/8en87OpZ-m0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 12, 2019
How India's local recyclers could solve plastic pollution | Mani Vajipey
00:09:36
India has one of the world's highest rates of plastic recycling, thanks largely to an extensive network of informal recyclers known as "kabadiwalas." Entrepreneur Mani Vajipey discusses his work to organize their massive efforts into a collection system that could put India on the path to ending plastic pollution -- and show the rest of the world how to do it, too.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/cIpyPjyBJFw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 11, 2019
Hope and justice for women who've survived ISIS | Rabiaa El Garani
00:15:01
Human rights protector Rabiaa El Garani shares the challenging, heartbreaking story of sexual violence committed against Yazidi women and girls in Iraq by ISIS -- and her work seeking justice for the survivors. "These victims have been through unimaginable pain. But with a little help, they show how resilient they are," she says. "It is an honor to bear witness; it is a privilege to seek justice." (This talk contains mature content.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/RtSbRb7rBeU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 11, 2019
A historical musical that examines black identity in the 1901 World's Fair | Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin
00:10:40
In this lively talk and performance, artist and TED Fellow Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin offers a sneak peek of her forthcoming musical "At Buffalo." Drawing on archival material from the 1901 Pan-American Exhibition, a world's fair held in Buffalo, New York, the show examines conflicting representations of black identity exhibited at the fair -- highlighting unsettlingly familiar parallels between American society at the turn of the century and today, and asking: Are we all still part of the show?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/yb7lA5PaoPI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 08, 2019
Urban architecture inspired by mountains, clouds and volcanoes | Ma Yansong
00:12:51
Taking inspiration from nature, architect Ma Yansong designs breathtaking buildings that break free from the boxy symmetry of so many modern cities. His exuberant and graceful work -- from a pair of curvy skyscrapers that "dance" with each other to an opera house that looks like a snow-capped mountain -- shows us the beauty of architecture that defies norms.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/up2pPjDr270" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2019
What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good? | Eli Pariser
00:17:06
Social media has become our new home. Can we build it better? Taking design cues from urban planners and social scientists, technologist Eli Pariser shows how the problems we're encountering on digital platforms aren't all that new -- and shares how, by following the model of thriving towns and cities, we can create trustworthy online communities.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/-BN_IcWc8HA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2019
Our immigration conversation is broken -- here's how to have a better one | Paul A. Kramer
00:16:31
How did the US immigration debate get to be so divisive? In this informative talk, historian and writer Paul A. Kramer shows how an "insider vs. outsider" framing has come to dominate the way people in the US talk about immigration -- and suggests a set of new questions that could reshape the conversation around whose life, rights and thriving matters.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/d-sqXepHnZA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 06, 2019
What happens to people in solitary confinement | Laura Rovner
00:12:07
Imagine living with no significant human contact for years, even decades, in a cell the size of a small bathroom. This is the reality for those in long-term solitary confinement, a form of imprisonment regularly imposed in US prisons. In this eye-opening talk, civil rights lawyer Laura Rovner takes us to ADX, the US federal government's only supermax prison, and describes the dehumanizing effects of long-term solitude on the mind, personality and sense of self. What emerges is an urgent case for abolishing solitary confinement -- and evidence for how our tax dollars, public safety and values are implicated in it. "Prisons are administered in our name and on our behalf," she says. "We have an obligation to bear witness."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/_8G-qDID-3o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 05, 2019
The Amazon belongs to humanity -- let's protect it together | Tashka and Laura Yawanawá
00:05:52
Tashka and Laura Yawanawá lead the Yawanawá people in Acre, Brazil -- a tribe that stewards almost 500,000 acres of Amazon rainforest. As footage of the Amazon burning shocks the world's consciousness, Tashka and Laura call for us to transform this moment into an opportunity to support indigenous people who have the experience, knowledge and tools needed to protect the land.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/gWiwaxZe28s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 05, 2019
What open water swimming taught me about resilience | Bhakti Sharma
00:10:56
Dive into the deep with open water swimmer Bhakti Sharma, as she shares what she learned about resilience during her personal journey from the scorching heat of Rajasthan, India to the bone-chilling waters of her record-breaking swim in Antarctica and her courageous crossing of the English Channel. "In the middle of the ocean, there is nowhere to hide," Sharma says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/567WpCZCsvA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 04, 2019
The business case for working with your toughest critics | Bob Langert
00:15:00
As a "corporate suit" (his words) and former VP of sustainability at McDonald's, Bob Langert works with companies and their strongest critics to find solutions that are good for both business and society. In this actionable talk, he shares stories from the decades-long transition into corporate sustainability at McDonald's -- including his work with unlikely partners like the Environmental Defense Fund and Temple Grandin -- and shows why your adversaries can sometimes be your best allies.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/FUS3iDsWo4w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 04, 2019
The next software revolution: programming biological cells | Sara-Jane Dunn
00:14:47
The cells in your body are like computer software: they're "programmed" to carry out specific functions at specific times. If we can better understand this process, we could unlock the ability to reprogram cells ourselves, says computational biologist Sara-Jane Dunn. In a talk from the cutting-edge of science, she explains how her team is studying embryonic stem cells to gain a new understanding of the biological programs that power life -- and develop "living software" that could transform medicine, agriculture and energy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/cyCg_OSP9Ek" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 01, 2019
How changing your story can change your life | Lori Gottlieb
00:16:25
Stories help you make sense of your life -- but when these narratives are incomplete or misleading, they can keep you stuck instead of providing clarity. In an actionable talk, psychotherapist and advice columnist Lori Gottlieb shows how to break free from the stories you've been telling yourself by becoming your own editor and rewriting your narrative from a different point of view.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HFFGcIWeVbw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 01, 2019
What vaccinating vampire bats can teach us about pandemics | Daniel Streicker
00:15:39
Could we anticipate the next big disease outbreak, stopping a virus like Ebola before it ever strikes? In this talk about frontline scientific research, ecologist Daniel Streicker takes us to the Amazon rainforest in Peru where he tracks the movement of vampire bats in order to forecast and prevent rabies outbreaks. By studying these disease patterns, Streicker shows how we could learn to cut off the next pandemic at its source.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/QmSZl0pf5YY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2019
What productive conflict can offer a workplace | Jess Kutch
00:06:17
Got an idea to make your workplace better? Labor organizer and TED Fellow Jess Kutch can show you how to put it into action. In this quick talk, she explains how "productive conflict" -- when people organize to challenge and change their work lives for the better -- can be beneficial for employees and employers alike.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/UU1Q1KwfqbY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2019
Lessons from fungi on markets and economics | Toby Kiers
00:16:09
Resource inequality is one of our greatest challenges, but it's not unique to humans. Like us, mycorrhizal fungi that live in plant and tree roots strategically trade, steal and withhold resources, displaying remarkable parallels to humans in their capacity to be opportunistic (and sometimes ruthless) -- all in the absence of cognition. In a mind-blowing talk, evolutionary biologist Toby Kiers shares what fungi networks and relationships reveal about human economies, and what they can tell us about inequality.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/gDWGMsFe7Nc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2019
The price of a "clean" internet | Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck
00:15:37
Millions of images and videos are uploaded to the internet each day, yet we rarely see shocking and disturbing content in our social media feeds. Who's keeping the internet "clean" for us? In this eye-opening talk, documentarians Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck take us inside the shadowy world of online content moderators -- the people contracted by major platforms like Facebook, Twitter and Google to rid the internet of toxic material. Learn more about the psychological impact of this kind of work -- and how "digital cleaning" influences what all of us see and think.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/IjzX5km7FUc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 29, 2019
The medical potential of AI and metabolites | Leila Pirhaji
00:05:14
Many diseases are driven by metabolites -- small molecules in your body like fat, glucose and cholesterol -- but we don't know exactly what they are or how they work. Biotech entrepreneur and TED Fellow Leila Pirhaji shares her plan to build an AI-based network to characterize metabolite patterns, better understand how disease develops -- and discover more effective treatments.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/uyhuLqkS6rA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 29, 2019
How to bring affordable, sustainable electricity to Africa | Rose M. Mutiso
00:13:00
Energy poverty, or the lack of access to electricity and other basic energy services, affects nearly two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa. As the region's population continues to increase, so will the need to build a new energy system to grow with it, says Rose M. Mutiso. In a bold talk, she discusses how a balanced mix of solutions like solar, wind farms, geothermal power and modern grids could create a high-energy future for Africa -- providing reliable electricity, creating jobs and raising incomes.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/4tWUIq73i0Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 28, 2019
How we experience awe -- and why it matters | Beau Lotto and Cirque du Soleil
00:14:48
Neuroscientist Beau Lotto conducted an ambitious study with Cirque du Soleil on the emotion of awe and its psychological and behavioral benefits. In this talk and live performance, he shares some of their findings -- and stands back as Cirque du Soleil dancers create their own awe-inducing spectacle.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/6UkYeUMEsgI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 25, 2019
How you can help transform the internet into a place of trust | Claire Wardle
00:12:11
How can we stop the spread of misleading, sometimes dangerous content while maintaining an internet with freedom of expression at its core? Misinformation expert Claire Wardle explores the new challenges of our polluted online environment and maps out a plan to transform the internet into a place of trust -- with the help everyday users. "Together, let's rebuild our information commons," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Uz1FvX0pxkE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2019
The link between fishing cats and mangrove forest conservation | Ashwin Naidu
00:05:39
Mangrove forests are crucial to the health of the planet, gobbling up CO2 from the atmosphere and providing a home for a diverse array of species. But these rich habitats are under continual threat from deforestation and industry. In an empowering talk, conservationist and TED Fellow Ashwin Naidu shares how community-driven efforts in South and Southeast Asia are working to protect mangroves -- all with a little help from the mysterious and endangered fishing cat.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/SHwPMGNrrGA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2019
The pride and power of representation in film | Jon M. Chu
00:14:21
On the heels of the breakout success of his film "Crazy Rich Asians," director Jon M. Chu reflects on what drives him to create -- and makes a resounding case for the power of connection and on-screen representation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/irNOSfDUZkc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2019
How motivation can fix public systems | Abhishek Gopalka
00:14:07
How do you fix broken public systems? You spark people's competitive spirit. In a talk about getting people motivated to make change, public sector strategist Abhishek Gopalka discusses how he helped improve the health system of Rajasthan, a state in India home to more than 80 million people, using the powers of transparency and public accountability. "Motivation doesn't just appear," Gopalka says. "Something needs to change to make you care."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/qSqx6DEVVPs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2019
The danger of AI is weirder than you think | Janelle Shane
00:10:28
The danger of artificial intelligence isn't that it's going to rebel against us, but that it's going to do exactly what we ask it to do, says AI researcher Janelle Shane. Sharing the weird, sometimes alarming antics of AI algorithms as they try to solve human problems -- like creating new ice cream flavors or recognizing cars on the road -- Shane shows why AI doesn't yet measure up to real brains.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/PcoMP1b0ljE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 22, 2019
Fashion that celebrates all body types -- boldly and unapologetically | Becca McCharen-Tran
00:08:29
Fashion designers have the power to change culture -- and Becca McCharen-Tran is using her platform to expand the industry's narrow definition of beauty. Sharing highlights of her work, McCharen-Tran discusses the inspiration behind her norm-shattering designs and shows how she's celebrating beauty in all forms. "I want the consumer to know that it's not your body that needs to change -- it's the clothes," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/xWjhtYYHnqE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 22, 2019
How we're using dogs to sniff out malaria | James Logan
00:17:40
What if we could diagnose some of the world's deadliest diseases by the smells our bodies give off? In a fascinating talk and live demo, biologist James Logan introduces Freya, a malaria-sniffing dog, to show how we can harness the awesome powers of animal scent to detect chemical signatures associated with infection -- and change the way we diagnose disease.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/g8pzsyUYPpo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 21, 2019
How nanoparticles could change the way we treat cancer | Joy Wolfram
00:10:53
Ninety-nine percent of cancer drugs never make it to tumors, getting washed out of the body before they have time to do their job. How can we better deliver life-saving drugs? Cancer researcher Joy Wolfram shares cutting-edge medical research into nanoparticles -- tiny particles that could be used to deliver drugs accurately to tumors -- and explains how they could keep drugs in the body longer to attack malignant cells.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/_586DcBeFGU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 18, 2019
A love story for the coral reef crisis | Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
00:06:42
Over the course of hundreds of scuba dives, marine biologist Ayana Elizabeth Johnson fell in love -- with a fish. In this ode to parrotfish, she shares five reasons why these creatures are simply amazing (from their ability to poop white sand to make colorful "wardrobe changes") and shows what's at stake -- for us and them -- as climate change threatens the future of coral reefs.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/LbNRlBeBbVU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 18, 2019
How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution | Alasdair Harris
00:11:49
We need a radically new approach to ocean conservation, says marine biologist and TED Fellow Alasdair Harris. In a visionary talk, he lays out a surprising solution to the problem of overfishing that could both revive marine life and rebuild local fisheries -- all by taking less from the ocean. "When we design it right, marine conservation reaps dividends that go far beyond protecting nature," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/fUAAYGkjTtY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2019
A circular economy for salt that keeps rivers clean | Tina Arrowood
00:13:19
During the winter of 2018-2019, one million tons of salt were applied to icy roads in the state of Pennsylvania alone. The salt from industrial uses like this often ends up in freshwater rivers, making their water undrinkable and contributing to a growing global crisis. How can we better protect these precious natural resources? Physical organic chemist Tina Arrowood shares a three-step plan to keep salt out of rivers -- and create a circular salt economy that turns industrial byproducts into valuable resources.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/zbbCBb9m7bU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 16, 2019
The psychological impact of child separation at the US-Mexico border | Luis H. Zayas
00:14:49
How does psychological trauma affect children's developing brains? In this powerful talk, social worker Luis H. Zayas discusses his work with refugees and asylum-seeking families at the US-Mexico border. What emerges is a stunning analysis of the long-term impact of the US's controversial detention and child separation policies -- and practical steps for how the country can do better.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/0R3UfobAi7I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019
An app that helps incarcerated people stay connected to their families | Marcus Bullock
00:15:06
Over his eight-year prison sentence, Marcus Bullock was sustained by his mother's love -- and by the daily letters and photos she sent of life on the outside. Years later, as an entrepreneur, Bullock asked himself: How can I make it easier for all families to stay connected during incarceration? Enter FlikShop: an app he developed that lets families send quick postcards to loved ones in prison and help keep open a critical line of support.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/TxJvdgPJGSY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019
How we can eliminate child sexual abuse material from the internet | Julie Cordua
00:13:51
Social entrepreneur Julie Cordua works on a problem that isn't easy to talk about: the sexual abuse of children in images and videos on the internet. At Thorn, she's building technology to connect the dots between the tech industry, law enforcement and government -- so we can swiftly end the viral distribution of abuse material and rescue children faster. Learn more about how this scalable solution could help dismantle the communities normalizing child sexual abuse around the world today. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HSJyCthcGKo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 15, 2019
After billions of years of monotony, the universe is waking up | David Deutsch
00:15:10
Theoretical physicist David Deutsch delivers a mind-bending meditation on the "great monotony" -- the idea that nothing novel has appeared in the universe for billions of years -- and shows how humanity's capacity to create explanatory knowledge could be the thing that bucks this trend. "Humans are not playthings of cosmic forces," he says. "We are users of cosmic forces."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2BfKuSLfblQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 14, 2019
Revelations from a lifetime of dance | Judith Jamison and members of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
00:17:05
"Dance can elevate our human experience beyond words," says Judith Jamison, artistic director emerita of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In between performances of excerpts from Alvin Ailey's classic works "Revelations" and "Cry," Jamison reflects on the enduring power of dance to transform history into art that thrills audiences around the world. (Performances by Solomon Dumas, Samantha Figgins and Constance Stamatiou)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/rRm2Ck_sWP8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 11, 2019
What Bruce Lee can teach us about living fully | Shannon Lee
00:11:09
Most of us know Bruce Lee as the famous martial artist and action film star -- but he was also a philosopher who taught "self-actualization": the practice of how to be yourself in the best way possible. In this inspiring talk, Bruce's daughter Shannon Lee takes us inside the mind of her father, exploring how to use his philosophy in your daily life to achieve profound personal growth and make a lasting impact.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/yJ7gZ5lXffE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2019
How we're using DNA tech to help farmers fight crop diseases | Laura Boykin
00:12:27
Nearly 800 million people worldwide depend on cassava for survival -- but this critical food source is under attack by entirely preventable viruses, says computational biologist and TED Senior Fellow Laura Boykin. She takes us to the farms in East Africa where she's working with a diverse team of scientists to help farmers keep their crops healthy using a portable DNA lab and mini supercomputer that can identify viruses in hours, instead of months.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/77HpdhBvmu8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2019
A personal plea for humanity at the US-Mexico border | Juan Enriquez
00:10:15
In this powerful, personal talk, author and academic Juan Enriquez shares stories from inside the immigration crisis at the US-Mexico border, bringing this often-abstract debate back down to earth -- and showing what you can do every day to create a sense of belonging for immigrants. "This isn't about kids and borders," he says. "It's about us. This is about who we are, who we the people are, as a nation and as individuals."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/yMh084NNAJE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 09, 2019
A radical plan to end plastic waste | Andrew Forrest
00:14:45
Plastic is an incredible substance for the economy -- and the worst substance possible for the environment, says entrepreneur Andrew Forrest. In a conversation meant to spark debate, Forrest and head of TED Chris Anderson discuss an ambitious plan to get the world's biggest companies to fund an environmental revolution -- and transition industry towards getting all of its plastic from recycled materials, not from fossil fuels.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/A4Jx8lIOeO8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 08, 2019
How we're helping local reporters turn important stories into national news | Gangadhar Patil
00:04:45
Local reporters are on the front lines of important stories, but their work often goes unnoticed by national and international news outlets. TED Fellow and journalist Gangadhar Patil is working to change that. In this quick talk, he shows how he's connecting grassroots reporters in India with major news outlets worldwide -- and helping elevate and expose stories that might never get covered otherwise.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/pmEcuEoWdFE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 08, 2019
The transformative power of video games | Herman Narula
00:12:00
A full third of the world's population -- 2.6 billion people -- play video games, plugging into massive networks of interaction that have opened up opportunities well beyond entertainment. In a talk about the future of the medium, entrepreneur Herman Narula makes the case for a new understanding of gaming -- one that includes the power to create new worlds, connect people and shape the economy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/7VwYz6q8XVg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 08, 2019
This ancient rock is changing our theory on the origin of life | Tara Djokic
00:09:30
Exactly when and where did life on Earth begin? Scientists have long thought that it emerged three billion years ago in the ocean -- until astrobiologist Tara Djokic and her team made an unexpected discovery in the western Australian desert. Learn how an ancient rock found near a hot volcanic pool is shifting our understanding of the origin-of-life puzzle.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/86d4ta9qXTk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 07, 2019
Reducing corruption takes a specific kind of investment | Efosa Ojomo
00:11:45
Traditional thinking on corruption goes like this: if you put good laws in place and enforce them well, then economic development increases and corruption falls. In reality, we have the equation backwards, says innovation researcher Efosa Ojomo. In this compelling talk, he offers new thinking on how we could potentially eliminate corruption worldwide by focusing on one thing: scarcity. "Societies don't develop because they've reduced corruption," he says. "They're able to reduce corruption because they've developed."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Nece1Ap5fW4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 04, 2019
Why language is humanity's greatest invention | David Peterson
00:14:33
Civilization rests upon the existence of language, says language creator David Peterson. In a talk that's equal parts passionate and hilarious, he shows how studying, preserving and inventing new languages helps us understand our collective humanity -- and gives a quick lesson on High Valyrian, one of two languages he created for "Game of Thrones" (along with Dothraki). "Language is not merely a tool," he says. "It is our legacy, it's our way of conveying what it means to be human."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/EvAhbVrCXuk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2019
What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen
00:13:42
With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people's sense of taste via brain scans. She reveals surprising insights about the way our brains subconsciously experience food -- and shows how this data could help us eat healthier without sacrificing taste.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2iyVITrBdSc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2019
What the US health care system assumes about you | Mitchell Katz
00:16:00
The US health care system assumes many things about patients: that they can take off from work in the middle of the day, speak English, have a working telephone and a steady supply of food. Because of that, it's failing many of those who are most in need, says Mitchell Katz, CEO of the largest public health care system in the US. In this eye-opening talk, he shares stories of the challenges low-income patients face -- and how we can build a better system for all.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/9KKifMxpflM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 02, 2019
How community-led conservation can save wildlife | Moreangels Mbizah
00:05:16
Conservationist and TED Fellow Moreangels Mbizah studied the famous Cecil the lion until he was shot by a trophy hunter in 2015. She wonders how things could've gone differently, asking: "What if the community that lived next to Cecil was involved in protecting him?" In a quick talk, Mbizah shares the state of conservation in her home of Zimbabwe -- and why she thinks that communities living with wildlife are the ones best positioned to help them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/uH77zl4jxGo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 01, 2019
Why you should shop at your local farmers market | Mohammad Modarres
00:06:05
The average farmer in America makes less than 15 cents of every dollar on a product that you purchase at a store. They feed our communities, but farmers often cannot afford the very foods they grow. In this actionable talk, social entrepreneur Mohammad Modarres shows how to put your purchasing power into action to save local agriculture from collapse and transform the food industry from the bottom up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/82Hx4726P08" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 01, 2019
How we experience time and memory through art | Sarah Sze
00:13:51
Artist Sarah Sze takes us on a kaleidoscopic journey through her work: immersive installations as tall as buildings, splashed across walls, orbiting through galleries -- blurring the lines between time, memory and space. Explore how we give meaning to objects in this beautiful tour of Sze's experiential, multimedia art.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/gwx_TPf4Odw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 30, 2019
Creativity builds nations | Muthoni Drummer Queen
00:11:56
In a hopeful talk followed by an empowering performance, musician and TED Fellow Muthoni Drummer Queen shares how industries like music, film and fashion provide a platform for Africans to broadcast their rich and diverse talents -- and explains how the shared experience of creativity can replace attitudes of exclusionism and othering with acceptance and self-love.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/INu84pkDCdA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 27, 2019
How one tree grows 40 different kinds of fruit | Sam Van Aken
00:11:24
Artist Sam Van Aken shares the breathtaking work behind the "Tree of 40 Fruit," an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees that grow 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines and cherries -- all on the same tree. What began as an art project to showcase beautiful, multi-hued blossoms has become a living archive of rare heirloom specimens and their histories, a hands-on (and delicious!) way to teach people about cultivation and a vivid symbol of the need for biodiversity to ensure food security. "More than just food, embedded in these fruit is our culture ... In many ways, these fruit are our story," Van Aken says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/998SBC3uTlA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 27, 2019
A wall won't solve America's border problems | Will Hurd
00:17:23
"Building a 30-foot-high concrete structure from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security," says Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican from Texas whose district encompasses two times zones and shares an 820-mile border with Mexico. Speaking from Washington, DC in a video interview with former state attorney general Anne Milgram, Hurd discusses the US government's border policy and its controversial detention and child separation practices -- and lays out steps toward a better future at the border. (Recorded at the TED World Theater in New York on September 10, 2019)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/GEo2BC2k_PU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2019
How we're building the world's largest family tree | Yaniv Erlich
00:11:23
Computational geneticist Yaniv Erlich helped build the world's largest family tree -- comprising 13 million people and going back more than 500 years. He shares fascinating patterns that emerged from the work -- about our love lives, our health, even decades-old criminal cases -- and shows how crowdsourced genealogy databases can shed light not only on the past but also on the future.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/H-o9gwWJY4s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 25, 2019
How couples can sustain a strong sexual connection for a lifetime | Emily Nagoski
00:09:57
As a sex educator, Emily Nagoski is often asked: How do couples sustain a strong sexual connection over the long term? In this funny, insightful talk, she shares her answer -- drawing on (somewhat surprising) research to reveal why some couples stop having sex while others keep up a connection for a lifetime.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/pHzRZfsjtO0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 24, 2019
Can seaweed help curb global warming? | Tim Flannery
00:14:00
It's time for planetary-scale interventions to combat climate change -- and environmentalist Tim Flannery thinks seaweed can help. In a bold talk, he shares the epic carbon-capturing potential of seaweed, explaining how oceangoing seaweed farms created on a massive scale could trap all the carbon we emit into the atmosphere. Learn more about this potentially planet-saving solution -- and the work that's still needed to get there.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Kp9kTUkJsyE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 23, 2019
"You Are Not Alone" / "Extraordinary Being" / "Shine" | Emeli Sandé
00:11:27
"We are intricately connected by the most glorious of energies," says singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé. Accompanied by Ray Angry on piano, Sandé sings three soaring ballads: "You Are Not Alone," "Extraordinary Being" and "Shine."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2klA8pNlw_s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 23, 2019
A bold plan to empower 1.6 million out-of-school girls in India | Safeena Husain
00:09:59
"Girls' education is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet to help solve some of the world's most difficult problems," says social entrepreneur Safeena Husain. In a visionary talk, she shares her plan to enroll a staggering 1.6 million girls in school over the next five years -- combining advanced analytics with door-to-door community engagement to create new educational pathways for girls in India. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/H65FGZjpga4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 23, 2019
We need to track the world's water like we track the weather | Sonaar Luthra
00:13:29
We need a global weather service for water, says entrepreneur and TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra. In a talk about environmental accountability, Luthra shows how we could forecast water shortages and risks with a global data collection effort -- just like we monitor the movement of storms -- and better listen to what the earth is telling us.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/7jKkQod46rk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 20, 2019
4 questions you should always ask your doctor | Christer Mjåset
00:11:25
"Doctor, is this really necessary?" Backed by startling statistics about overtreatment, neurosurgeon Christer Mjåset explains the power of this and other simple questions in the context of medical treatment and surgery -- and shares how patients can better work with doctors to get the care they need.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/sDku-cktUWU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 19, 2019
This could be why you're depressed or anxious | Johann Hari
00:20:31
In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as well as some exciting emerging solutions. "If you're depressed or anxious, you're not weak and you're not crazy -- you're a human being with unmet needs," Hari says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/KRTftCF4J0A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2019
How we use astrophysics to study earthbound problems | Federica Bianco
00:05:17
To study a system as complex as the entire universe, astrophysicists need to be experts at extracting simple solutions from large data sets. What else could they do with this expertise? In an interdisciplinary talk, TED Fellow and astrophysicist Federica Bianco explains how she uses astrophysical data analysis to solve urban and social problems -- as well as stellar mysteries.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/_hf_syJZa94" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 17, 2019
A free world needs satire | Patrick Chappatte
00:14:28
We need humor like we need the air we breathe, says editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte. In a talk illustrated with highlights from a career spent skewering everything from dictators and ideologues to selfies and social media mobs, Chappatte makes a resounding, often hilarious case for the necessity of satire. "Political cartoons were born with democracy, and they are challenged when freedom is," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HAL1MFveI0U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 17, 2019
How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi
00:11:00
Rising carbon levels in the atmosphere can make plants grow faster, but there's another hidden consequence: they rob plants of the nutrients and vitamins we need to survive. In a talk about global food security, epidemiologist Kristie Ebi explores the potentially massive health consequences of this growing nutrition crisis -- and explores the steps we can take to ensure all people have access to safe, healthy food.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/l_pti0-p9NQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 16, 2019
What streaming means for the future of entertainment | Emmett Shear
00:14:55
In a talk and demo, Twitch cofounder Emmett Shear shares his vision for the future of interactive entertainment -- and explains how video game streaming is helping people build communities online. "I am excited for a world where our entertainment could connect us instead of isolating us -- a world where we can bond with each other over our shared interests and create real, strong communities," Shear says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Tuyi_wLT6pg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 16, 2019
The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward | Nick Hanauer
00:17:03
Rising inequality and growing political instability are the direct result of decades of bad economic theory, says entrepreneur Nick Hanauer. In a visionary talk, he dismantles the mantra that "greed is good" -- an idea he describes as not only morally corrosive, but also scientifically wrong -- and lays out a new theory of economics powered by reciprocity and cooperation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/XTvwWTYzQ2Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 13, 2019
Community-powered criminal justice reform | Raj Jayadev
00:12:54
Community organizer Raj Jayadev wants to transform the US court system through "participatory defense" -- a growing movement that empowers families and community members to impact their loved ones' court cases. He shares the remarkable results of their work -- including more than 4,000 years of "time saved" from incarceration -- and shows how this new model could shift the landscape of power in the courts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/fouwJErZEfI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2019
What reading slowly taught me about writing | Jacqueline Woodson
00:10:54
Reading slowly -- with her finger running beneath the words, even when she was taught not to -- has led Jacqueline Woodson to a life of writing books to be savored. In a lyrical talk, she invites us to slow down and appreciate stories that take us places we never thought we'd go and introduce us to people we never thought we'd meet. "Isn't that what this is all about -- finding a way, at the end of the day, to not feel alone in this world, and a way to feel like we've changed it before we leave?" she asks.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/mwefr3zcO_8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2019
How deepfakes undermine truth and threaten democracy | Danielle Citron
00:13:16
The use of deepfake technology to manipulate video and audio for malicious purposes -- whether it's to stoke violence or defame politicians and journalists -- is becoming a real threat. As these tools become more accessible and their products more realistic, how will they shape what we believe about the world? In a portentous talk, law professor Danielle Citron reveals how deepfakes magnify our distrust -- and suggests approaches to safeguarding the truth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/l317mv1E_eY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2019
How your emotions change the shape of your heart | Sandeep Jauhar
00:16:02
"A record of our emotional life is written on our hearts," says cardiologist and author Sandeep Jauhar. In a stunning talk, he explores the mysterious ways our emotions impact the health of our hearts -- causing them to change shape in response to grief or fear, to literally break in response to emotional heartbreak -- and calls for a shift in how we care for our most vital organ.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/XnJJ2-V4TY4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 10, 2019
A "living drug" that could change the way we treat cancer | Carl June
00:15:09
Carl June is the pioneer behind CAR T-cell therapy: a groundbreaking cancer treatment that supercharges part of a patient's own immune system to attack and kill tumors. In a talk about a breakthrough, he shares how three decades of research culminated in a therapy that's eradicated cases of leukemia once thought to be incurable -- and explains how it could be used to fight other types of cancer.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/F417S7KWuQU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 10, 2019
How we can make racism a solvable problem -- and improve policing | Phillip Atiba Goff
00:12:13
When we define racism as behaviors instead of feelings, we can measure it -- and transform it from an impossible problem into a solvable one, says justice scientist Phillip Atiba Goff. In an actionable talk, he shares his work at the Center for Policing Equity, an organization that helps police departments diagnose and track racial gaps in policing in order to eliminate them. Learn more about their data-driven approach -- and how you can get involved with the work that still needs to be done. (This ambitious plan is part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/t6y7ZkCCoHA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 09, 2019
Why you should be a climate activist | Luisa Neubauer
00:17:43
"I dream of a world where geography classes teach about the climate crisis as this one great challenge that was won by people like you and me," says climate activist Luisa Neubauer. With Greta Thunberg, Neubauer helped initiate "Fridays For Future," the momentous international school strike movement that protests the lack of action on the climate crisis. She shares four first steps that anyone, regardless of age, can take to become a climate activist. "This is not a job for a single generation. This is a job for humanity," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/X8T3lfYwwCs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 06, 2019
Inside the bizarre world of internet trolls and propagandists | Andrew Marantz
00:14:36
Journalist Andrew Marantz spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists, seeking out the people who are propelling fringe talking points into the heart of conversation online and trying to understand how they're making their ideas spread. Go down the rabbit hole of online propaganda and misinformation -- and learn we can start to make the internet less toxic.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bAM3L09TSdM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2019
"Stumbling towards intimacy": An improvised TED Talk | Anthony Veneziale
00:11:11
In a hilarious, completely improvised talk, improv master Anthony Veneziale takes to the TED stage for a truly one-of-a-kind performance. Armed with an audience-suggested topic ("stumbling towards intimacy") and a deck of slides he's never seen before, Veneziale crafts a meditation on the intersection of love, language and ... avocados?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Fy6si6RfNvQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2019
How porn changes the way teens think about sex | Emily F. Rothman
00:15:12
"The free, online, mainstream pornography that teenagers are most likely to see is a completely terrible form of sex education," says public health researcher Emily F. Rothman. She shares how her mission to end dating and sexual violence led her to create a pornography literacy program that helps teens learn about consent and respect -- and invites them to think critically about sexually explicit media.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/7VmuJXYCv_M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2019
What happened when we paired up thousands of strangers to talk politics | Jochen Wegner
00:13:46
In spring 2019, more than 17,000 Europeans from 33 countries signed up to have a political argument with a complete stranger. They were part of "Europe Talks," a project that organizes one-on-one conversations between people who disagree -- sort of like a Tinder for politics. Editor Jochen Wegner shares the unexpected things that happened when people met up to talk -- and shows how face-to-face discussions could get a divided world to rethink itself.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/wKO7nYzaBHc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 03, 2019
A climate change solution that's right under our feet | Asmeret Asefaw Berhe
00:13:42
There's two times more carbon in the earth's soil than in all of its vegetation and the atmosphere -- combined. Biogeochemist Asmeret Asefaw Berhe dives into the science of soil and shares how we could use its awesome carbon-trapping power to offset climate change. "[Soil] represents the difference between life and lifelessness in the earth system, and it can also help us combat climate change -- if we can only stop treating it like dirt," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bE06oVmbxVA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 03, 2019
What I learned about freedom after escaping North Korea | Yeonmi Park
00:10:48
"North Korea is unimaginable," says human rights activist Yeonmi Park, who escaped the country at the age of 13. Sharing the harrowing story of her childhood, she reflects on the fragility of freedom -- and shows how change can be achieved even in the world's darkest places.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/VUsEn3mTV2Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 30, 2019
How I help people understand vitiligo | Lee Thomas
00:15:44
TV news anchor Lee Thomas thought his career was over after he was diagnosed with vitiligo, an autoimmune disorder that left large patches of his skin without pigment and led to derision and stares. In a captivating talk, he shares how he discovered a way to counter misunderstanding and fear around his appearance with engagement, dialogue -- and a smile. "Positivity is something worth fighting for, and the fight is not with others -- it's internal," Thomas says. "If you want to make positive changes in your life, you have to consistently be positive."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/IJud_UhM5fw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 29, 2019
Can we choose to fall out of love? | Dessa
00:11:40
What's the best way to get over heartbreak? Rapper and writer Dessa came up with an unconventional approach after a chance viewing of Helen Fisher's TED Talk about the brains of the lovestruck. In a wryly funny talk, she describes how she worked with a neuroscientist to try to get her brain to fall out of love with her ex -- and shares wisdom about romance that she gained along the way.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/l6TCGNO5QR4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 29, 2019
Emergency medicine for our climate fever | Kelly Wanser
00:14:49
As we recklessly warm the planet by pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, some industrial emissions also produce particles that reflect sunshine back into space, putting a check on global warming that we're only starting to understand. Climate activist Kelly Wanser asks: Can we engineer ways to harness this effect and further reduce warming? Learn more about the promises and risks of "cloud brightening" -- and how it could help restore our climate to health.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/9WXM6vhlkZ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2019
How climate change affects your mental health | Britt Wray
00:07:31
"For all that's ever been said about climate change, we haven't heard nearly enough about the psychological impacts of living in a warming world," says science writer Britt Wray. In this quick talk, she explores how climate change is threatening our well-being -- mental, social and spiritual -- and offers a starting point for what we can do about it.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/rioCiBUS0Rw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 27, 2019
How the West can adapt to a rising Asia | Kishore Mahbubani
00:17:53
As Asian economies and governments continue to gain power, the West needs to find ways to adapt to the new global order, says author and diplomat Kishore Mahbubani. In an insightful look at international politics, Mahbubani shares a three-part strategy that Western governments can use to recover power and improve relations with the rest of the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/6G3i5sH6ZNY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 26, 2019
What ping-pong taught me about life | Pico Iyer
00:12:43
Growing up in England, Pico Iyer was taught that the point of a game was to win. Now, some 50 years later, he's realized that competition can be "more like an act of love." In this charming, subtly profound talk, he explores what regular games of ping-pong in his neighborhood in Japan have revealed about the riddle of winning -- and shows why not knowing who's won can feel like the ultimate victory.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/g2zNG-GM0X8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 23, 2019
The power to think ahead in a reckless age | Bina Venkataraman
00:13:11
In a forward-looking talk, author Bina Venkataraman answers a pivotal question of our time: How can we secure our future and do right by future generations? She parses the mistakes we make when imagining the future of our lives, businesses and communities, revealing how we can reclaim our innate foresight. What emerges is a surprising case for hope -- and a path to becoming the "good ancestors" we long to be.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/GiNBo_cBOH4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 22, 2019
Family, hope and resilience on the migrant trail | Jon Lowenstein
00:13:51
For the past 20 years, photographer and TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein has documented the migrant journey from Latin America to the United States, one of the largest transnational migrations in world history. Sharing photos from his decade-long project "Shadow Lives USA," Lowenstein takes us into the inner worlds of the families escaping poverty and violence in Central America -- and pieces together the complex reasons people leave their homes in search of a better life.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/BRkFwOZeX9M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2019
How craving attention makes you less creative | Joseph Gordon-Levitt
00:13:15
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has gotten more than his fair share of attention from his acting career. But as social media exploded over the past decade, he got addicted like the rest of us -- trying to gain followers and likes only to be left feeling inadequate and less creative. In a refreshingly honest talk, he explores how the attention-driven model of big tech companies impacts our creativity -- and shares a more powerful feeling than getting attention: paying attention.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/PoNlik3_BjU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2019
When do kids start to care about other people's opinions? | Sara Valencia Botto
00:10:11
Drawing on her research into early childhood development, psychologist Sara Valencia Botto investigates when (and how) children begin to change their behaviors in the presence of others -- and explores what it means for the values we communicate in daily interactions. (Watch for cute footage of sneaky toddlers.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/UFfJofutnrQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2019
What's at the bottom of the ocean -- and how we're getting there | Victor Vescovo
00:07:51
Victor Vescovo is leading the first-ever manned expedition to the deepest point of each of the world's five oceans. In conversation with TED science curator David Biello, Vescovo discusses the technology that's powering the explorations -- a titanium submersible designed to withstand extraordinary conditions -- and shows footage of a never-before-seen creature taken during his journey to the bottom of the Indian Ocean.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/BwU7tWnNHRs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 02, 2019
"You Have the Rite" | Marc Bamuthi Joseph
00:07:14
In a breathtaking, jazz-inflected spoken-word performance, TED Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph shares a Black father's tender and wrenching internal reflection on the pride and terror of seeing his son enter adulthood.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/VgwsyIAUeAw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 02, 2019
The human skills we need in an unpredictable world | Margaret Heffernan
00:15:52
The more we rely on technology to make us efficient, the fewer skills we have to confront the unexpected, says writer and entrepreneur Margaret Heffernan. She shares why we need less tech and more messy human skills -- imagination, humility, bravery -- to solve problems in business, government and life in an unpredictable age. "We are brave enough to invent things we've never seen before," she says. "We can make any future we choose."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Si2QGiJI2Mk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 01, 2019
What it was like to grow up under China's one-child policy | Nanfu Wang
00:05:56
China's one-child policy ended in 2015, but we're just beginning to understand what it was like to live under the program, says TED Fellow and documentary filmmaker Nanfu Wang. With footage from her film "One Child Nation," she shares untold stories that reveal the policy's complex consequences and expose the creeping power of propaganda.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ax1A34zWRFc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 31, 2019
How policewomen make communities safer | Ivonne Roman
00:05:51
Less than 13 percent of police officers in the United States are women -- despite their proven effectiveness in diffusing violent situations and reducing the use of force. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a police officer and chief, TED Fellow Ivonne Roman shares how a simple change to police academy physical fitness tests could help build a more balanced force that benefits communities and officers alike.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/QMsQp2oscfY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 30, 2019
Why governments should prioritize well-being | Nicola Sturgeon
00:10:00
In 2018, Scotland, Iceland and New Zealand established the network of Wellbeing Economy Governments to challenge the acceptance of GDP as the ultimate measure of a country's success. In this visionary talk, First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon explains the far-reaching implications of a "well-being economy" -- which places factors like equal pay, childcare, mental health and access to green space at its heart -- and shows how this new focus could help build resolve to confront global challenges.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/ILG0X0hupNw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 29, 2019
The new political story that could change everything | George Monbiot
00:15:15
To get out of the mess we're in, we need a new story that explains the present and guides the future, says author George Monbiot. Drawing on findings from psychology, neuroscience and evolutionary biology, he offers a new vision for society built around our fundamental capacity for altruism and cooperation. This contagiously optimistic talk will make you rethink the possibilities for our shared future.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/jz8I-s1a2Mo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 26, 2019
An urgent call to protect the world's "Third Pole" | Tshering Tobgay
00:14:33
The Hindu Kush Himalaya region is the world's third-largest repository of ice, after the North and South Poles -- and if current melting rates continue, two-thirds of its glaciers could be gone by the end of this century. What will happen if we let them melt away? Environmentalist and former Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay shares the latest from the "water towers of Asia," making an urgent call to create an intergovernmental agency to protect the glaciers -- and save the nearly two billion people downstream from catastrophic flooding that would destroy land and livelihoods.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/TDBdBE9J4jo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2019
The real relationship between your age and your chance of success | Albert-László Barabási
00:16:16
Backed by mathematical analysis, network theorist Albert-László Barabási explores the hidden mechanisms that drive success -- no matter your field -- and uncovers an intriguing connection between your age and your chance of making it big.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/LGnA2u8I-FQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2019
How to use family dinner to teach politics | Hajer Sharief
00:11:21
Everyone should participate in decision-making and politics -- and it starts at home, says activist Hajer Sharief. She introduces a simple yet transformative idea: that parents can teach their children about political agency by giving them a say in how their households are run, in the form of candid family meetings where everyone can express their opinions, negotiate and compromise. "We need to teach people that political, national and global affairs are as relevant to them as personal and family affairs," she says. "Can you really afford not to be interested or not participate in politics?"<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/B18PPuPLUaM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 23, 2019
The architectural wonder of impermanent cities | Rahul Mehrotra
00:13:37
Every 12 years, a megacity springs up in India for the Kumbh Mela religious festival -- what's built in ten weeks is completely disassembled in one. What can we learn from this fully functioning, temporary settlement? In a visionary talk, urban designer Rahul Mehrotra explores the benefits of building impermanent cities that can travel, adapt or even disappear, leaving the lightest possible footprint on the planet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/kmZw9igTNok" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 22, 2019
How a typeface helped launch Apollo | Douglas Thomas
00:14:26
When humanity first landed on the moon in 1969, the typeface Futura was right there with them. In this fascinating history of typography, designer Douglas Thomas shares Futura's role in launching the Apollo 11 spacecraft -- and how it became one of the most used fonts in the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/b2Hkgk3UF1s" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 19, 2019
How we can improve maternal healthcare -- before, during and after pregnancy | Elizabeth Howell
00:15:17
Shocking, but true: the United States has the highest rate of deaths for new mothers of any developed country -- and 60 percent of them are preventable. With clarity and urgency, physician Elizabeth Howell explains the causes of maternal mortality and shares ways for hospitals and doctors to make pregnancy safer for women before, during and after childbirth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/FUpxOtNtJDk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 18, 2019
A new way to get every child ready for kindergarten | Claudia Miner
00:09:36
Early education is critical to children's success -- but millions of kids in the United States still don't have access to programs that prepare them to thrive in kindergarten and beyond. Enter the UPSTART Project, a plan to bring early learning into the homes of children in underserved communities, at no cost to families. Education innovator Claudia Miner shares how UPSTART is setting four-year-olds up for success with 15 minutes of learning a day -- and how you can help. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/vDAuoXEI1ZI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 17, 2019
The fundamental right to seek asylum | Melanie Nezer
00:10:55
Refugee and immigrants rights attorney Melanie Nezer shares an urgently needed historical perspective on the crisis at the southern US border, showing how citizens can hold their governments accountable for protecting the vulnerable. "A country shows strength through compassion and pragmatism, not through force and through fear," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/nb4s3Sqy3ws" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 16, 2019
Mentalism, mind reading and the art of getting inside your head | Derren Brown
00:14:21
"Magic is a great analogy for how we edit reality and form a story -- and then mistake that story for the truth," says psychological illusionist Derren Brown. In a clever talk wrapped around a dazzling mind-reading performance, Brown explores the seductive appeal of finding simple answers to life's complex and subtle questions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/fHmnAHME5Xw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 16, 2019
The fascinating (and dangerous) places scientists aren't exploring | Ella Al-Shamahi
00:15:54
We're not doing frontline exploratory science in a huge portion of the world -- the places governments deem too hostile or disputed. What might we be missing because we're not looking? In this fearless, unexpectedly funny talk, paleoanthropologist Ella Al-Shamahi takes us on an expedition to the Yemeni island of Socotra -- one of the most biodiverse places on earth -- and makes the case for scientists to explore the unstable regions that could be home to incredible discoveries.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Dgxo77_jC2o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 15, 2019
How film transforms the way we see the world | Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
00:12:19
Film has the power to change the way we think about ourselves and our culture. Documentarian and TED Fellow Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy uses it to fight violence against women, turning her camera on the tradition of honor killings in Pakistan. In a stirring talk, she shares how she took her Oscar-winning film on the road in a mobile cinema, visiting small towns and villages across Pakistan -- and shifting the dynamics between women, men and society, one screening at a time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/O-xCm0_eP7k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 12, 2019
How we're honoring people overlooked by history | Amy Padnani
00:11:00
Since its founding in 1851, the "New York Times" has published thousands of obituaries -- for heads of state, famous celebrities, even the inventor of the sock puppet. But only a small percentage of them chronicle the lives of women and people of color. In this insightful talk, "Times" editor Amy Padnani shares the story behind "Overlooked," the project she's leading to recognize people from history whose deaths were ignored -- and refocus society's lens on who is considered important.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/rUB1pg2hfnQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 11, 2019
Origami robots that reshape and transform themselves | Jamie Paik
00:12:26
Taking design cues from origami, robotician Jamie Paik and her team created "robogamis": folding robots made out super-thin materials that can reshape and transform themselves. In this talk and tech demo, Paik shows how robogamis could adapt to achieve a variety of tasks on earth (or in space) and demonstrates how they roll, jump, catapult like a slingshot and even pulse like a beating heart.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/rKzrrEsRPJI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2019
The future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy | Rick Doblin
00:16:32
Could psychedelics help us heal from trauma and mental illnesses? Researcher Rick Doblin has spent the past three decades investigating this question, and the results are promising. In this fascinating dive into the science of psychedelics, he explains how drugs like LSD, psilocybin and MDMA affect your brain -- and shows how, when paired with psychotherapy, they could change the way we treat PTSD, depression, substance abuse and more.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/KBljA00tSiU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 09, 2019
Grief and love in the animal kingdom | Barbara J. King
00:14:42
From mourning orcas to distressed elephants, biological anthropologist Barbara J. King has witnessed grief and love across the animal kingdom. In this eye-opening talk, she explains the evidence behind her belief that many animals experience complex emotions, and suggests ways all of us can treat them more ethically -- including every time we eat. "Animals don't grieve exactly like we do, but this doesn't mean that their grief isn't real," she says. "It is real, and it's searing, and we can see it if we choose."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/pd-D_UsMiy8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 08, 2019
3 ways to measure your adaptability -- and how to improve it | Natalie Fratto
00:06:31
When venture investor Natalie Fratto is determining which start-up founder to support, she doesn't just look for intelligence or charisma; she looks for adaptability. In this insightful talk, Fratto shares three ways to measure your "adaptability quotient" -- and shows why your ability to respond to change really matters.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/la1fJxinNB8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 05, 2019
A vision for the future of Sierra Leone | Julius Maada Bio
00:16:13
When Julius Maada Bio first seized political power in Sierra Leone in 1996, he did so to improve the lives of its citizens. But he soon realized that for democracy to flourish, its foundation needs to be built on the will of the people. After arranging an election, he voluntarily gave up power and left Africa. Twenty years later, after being democratically elected president of Sierra Leone, he reflects on the slow path to democracy, the importance of education for all and his focus on helping young Sierra Leoneans thrive.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Z2Ta0gBiYqE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 03, 2019
The world's first crowdsourced space traffic monitoring system | Moriba Jah
00:05:29
"Most of what we send into outer space never comes back," says astrodynamicist and TED Fellow Moriba Jah. In this forward-thinking talk, Jah describes the space highways orbiting earth and how they're mostly populated by space junk. Learn more about his quest to develop and scale the world's first crowdsourced space traffic monitoring system -- and how it could help solve the debris problem in near-earth space.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/XMMJuBJ3_LQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 02, 2019
How augmented reality is changing activism | Glenn Cantave
00:06:57
Glenn Cantave uses technology to highlight narratives of the oppressed. In a tour of immersive visual projects, he shares his work with the team at Movers and Shakers NYC, a coalition that executes direct action and advocacy campaigns for marginalized communities using virtual reality, augmented reality and the creative arts.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/rePtEJY3aXQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 01, 2019
The next big thing is coming from the Bronx, again | Jon Gray
00:09:48
"The hood is good," says Jon Gray of the Bronx, New York-based creative collective Ghetto Gastro. Working at the intersection of food, design and art, Gray and his team honor the soul and history of their community while applying their unbridled creativity and expansive imagination to unexpected, otherworldly collaborations. Learn more about how they're creating and investing in their home borough -- bringing the Bronx to the world and vice versa.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/he-zupsXL6c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 28, 2019
You are not alone in your loneliness | Jonny Sun
00:10:36
Being open and vulnerable with your loneliness, sadness and fear can help you find comfort and feel less alone, says writer and artist Jonny Sun. In an honest talk filled with his signature illustrations, Sun shares how telling stories about feeling like an outsider helped him tap into an unexpected community and find a tiny sliver of light in the darkness.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/UVrOVIXpNB8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 27, 2019
How to ask for help -- and get a "yes" | Heidi Grant
00:11:53
Asking for help is tough. But to get through life, you have to do it all the time. So how do you get comfortable asking? In this actionable talk, social psychologist Heidi Grant shares four simple rules for asking for help and getting it -- while making the process more rewarding for your helper, too.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/59OlkOxJjHc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2019
Why we need to fight misinformation about vaccines | Ethan Lindenberger
00:07:21
Ethan Lindenberger never got vaccinated as a kid. So one day, he went on Reddit and asked a simple question: "Where do I go to get vaccinated?" The post went viral, landing Lindenberger in the middle of a heated debate about vaccination and, ultimately, in front of a US Senate committee. Less than a year later, the high school senior reports back on his unexpected time in the spotlight and a new movement he's leading to fight misinformation and advocate for scientific truth.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/YcWcKZ6olEw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 25, 2019
Why kids need to learn about gender and sexuality | Lindsay Amer
00:07:47
Lindsay Amer is the creator of "Queer Kid Stuff," an educational video series that breaks down complex ideas around gender and sexuality through songs and metaphors. By giving kids and their families a vocabulary to express themselves, Amer is helping to create more empathetic adults -- and spreading a message of radical acceptance in a world where it's sometimes dangerous to just be yourself. "I want kids to grow up and into themselves with pride for who they are and who they can be," Amer says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/6PweLHR2QNY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 24, 2019
Architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders | Brandon Clifford
00:04:22
How did ancient civilizations move massive stones to build Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Easter Island statues? In this quick, delightful talk, TED Fellow Brandon Clifford reveals some architectural secrets of the past and shows how we can use these ingenious techniques to build today. "In an era where we design buildings to last 30, maybe 60 years, I would love to learn how to create something that could entertain for an eternity," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/Gu5L018lMIw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2019
"A Bird Made of Birds" | Sarah Kay
00:04:53
"The universe has already written the poem you were planning on writing," says Sarah Kay, quoting her friend, poet Kaveh Akbar. Performing "A Bird Made of Birds," she shares how and where she finds poetry. (Kay is also the host of TED's podcast "Sincerely, X." Listen on the Luminary podcast app at luminary.link/ted)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/aW9H8ebGAkk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 21, 2019
The living tech we need to support human life on other planets | Lynn Rothschild
00:16:20
What would it take to settle Mars? In a talk about the future of space exploration, Lynn Rothschild reviews the immense challenges to living elsewhere in the universe and proposes some bold, creative solutions to making a home off planet Earth -- like "growing" houses out of fungi or using bacteria to help generate electricity.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/FpOKhKvpN_A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 20, 2019
What almost dying taught me about living | Suleika Jaouad
00:17:23
"The hardest part of my cancer experience began once the cancer was gone," says author Suleika Jaouad. In this fierce, funny, wisdom-packed talk, she challenges us to think beyond the divide between "sick" and "well," asking: How do you begin again and find meaning after life is interrupted?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HuTGCWEnXlc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 19, 2019
How synthetic biology could wipe out humanity -- and how we can stop it | Rob Reid
00:16:36
The world-changing promise of synthetic biology and gene editing has a dark side. In this far-seeing talk, author and entrepreneur Rob Reid reviews the risks of a world where more and more people have access to the tools and tech needed to create a doomsday bug that could wipe out humanity -- and suggests that it's time to take this danger seriously.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/-S5W54C-eDE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 18, 2019
5 challenges we could solve by designing new proteins | David Baker
00:10:19
Proteins are remarkable molecular machines: they digest your food, fire your neurons, power your immune system and so much more. What if we could design new ones, with functions never before seen in nature? In this remarkable glimpse of the future, David Baker shares how his team at the Institute for Protein Design is creating entirely new proteins from scratch -- and shows how they could help us tackle five massive challenges facing humanity. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/EwerVPrM9pE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 17, 2019
The political power of being a good neighbor | Michael Tubbs
00:17:25
Michael Tubbs is the youngest mayor in American history to represent a city with more than 100,000 people -- and his policies are sparking national conversations. In this rousing talk, he shares how growing up amid poverty and violence in Stockton, California shaped his bold vision for change and his commitment to govern as a neighbor, not a politician. "When we see someone different from us, they should not reflect our fears, our anxieties, our insecurities," he says. "We should see our common humanity."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/TQCc9kNPmuU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 14, 2019
My life as a work of art | Daniel Lismore
00:09:19
Daniel Lismore's closet is probably a bit different than yours -- his clothes are constructed out of materials ranging from beer cans and plastic crystals to diamonds, royal silks and 2,000-year-old Roman rings. In this striking talk, Lismore shares the vision behind his elaborate ensembles and explores what it's like to live life as a work of art. "Everyone is capable of creating their own masterpiece," he says. "You should try it sometime."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/qzdd3oC_2Z4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 13, 2019
Why we get mad -- and why it's healthy | Ryan Martin
00:13:06
Anger researcher Ryan Martin draws from a career studying what makes people mad to explain some of the cognitive processes behind anger -- and why a healthy dose of it can actually be useful. "Your anger exists in you ... because it offered your ancestors, both human and nonhuman, an evolutionary advantage," he says. "[It's] a powerful and healthy force in your life."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/6In2bNPktt4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2019
3 steps to turn everyday get-togethers into transformative gatherings | Priya Parker
00:10:17
Why do some gatherings take off and others don't? Author Priya Parker shares three easy steps to turn your parties, dinners, meetings and holidays into meaningful, transformative gatherings.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/u4FYKDL7iEQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 11, 2019
The mysterious microbes living deep inside the earth -- and how they could help humanity | Karen Lloyd
00:13:59
The ground beneath your feet is home to a massive, mysterious world of microbes -- some of which have been in the earth's crust for hundreds of thousands of years. What's it like down there? Take a trip to the volcanoes and hot springs of Costa Rica as microbiologist Karen Lloyd shines a light on these subterranean organisms and shows how they could have a profound impact on life up here.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/WV4XM78_RAw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 10, 2019
The most detailed map of galaxies, black holes and stars ever made | Juna Kollmeier
00:14:13
Humans have been studying the stars for thousands of years, but astrophysicist Juna Kollmeier is on a special mission: creating the most detailed 3-D maps of the universe ever made. Journey across the cosmos as she shares her team's work on the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, imaging millions of stars, black holes and galaxies in unprecedented detail. If we maintain our pace, she says, we can map every large galaxy in the observable universe by 2060. "We've gone from arranging clamshells to general relativity in a few thousand years," she says. "If we hang on 40 more, we can map all the galaxies."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/bUgLyczbHKI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 07, 2019
The healing power of reading | Michelle Kuo
00:18:27
Reading and writing can be acts of courage that bring us closer to others and ourselves. Author Michelle Kuo shares how teaching reading skills to her students in the Mississippi Delta revealed the bridging power of the written word -- as well as the limitations of its power.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/-7QIM6KK6A4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2019
The lies our culture tells us about what matters -- and a better way to live | David Brooks
00:14:54
Our society is in the midst of a social crisis, says op-ed columnist and author David Brooks: we're trapped in a valley of isolation and fragmentation. How do we find our way out? Based on his travels across the United States -- and his meetings with a range of exceptional people known as "weavers" -- Brooks lays out his vision for a cultural revolution that empowers us all to lead lives of greater meaning, purpose and joy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/zKe3VIs6XpQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 05, 2019
"Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved | Kate Bowler
00:14:49
In life's toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at age 35. In a profound, heartbreaking and unexpectedly funny talk, she offers some answers -- challenging the idea that "everything happens for a reason" and sharing hard-won wisdom about how to make sense of the world after your life is suddenly, completely changed. "I believe that in the darkness, even there, there will be beauty and there will be love," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/El3Q5Y60-18" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 04, 2019
Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future | Bjarke Ingels
00:15:24
Design gives form to the future, says architect Bjarke Ingels. In this worldwide tour of his team's projects, journey to a waste-to-energy power plant (that doubles as an alpine ski slope) and the LEGO Home of the Brick in Denmark -- and catch a glimpse of cutting-edge flood resilience infrastructure in New York City as well as an ambitious plan to create floating, sustainable cities that are adapted to climate change.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/lWSPzTFyChA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 03, 2019
The amazing brains and morphing skin of octopuses and other cephalopods | Roger Hanlon
00:13:30
Octopus, squid and cuttlefish -- collectively known as cephalopods -- have strange, massive, distributed brains. What do they do with all that neural power? Dive into the ocean with marine biologist Roger Hanlon, who shares astonishing footage of the camouflaging abilities of cephalopods, which can change their skin color and texture in a flash. Learn how their smart skin, and their ability to deploy it in sophisticated ways, could be evidence of an alternative form of intelligence -- and how it could lead to breakthroughs in AI, fabrics, cosmetics and beyond.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/C55PqcK2xi4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 31, 2019
The story we tell about millennials -- and who we leave out | Reniqua Allen
00:11:28
Millennials are now the largest, most diverse adult population in the US -- but far too often, they're reduced to the worn-out stereotype of lazy, entitled avocado toast lovers, says author Reniqua Allen. In this revealing talk, she shares overlooked stories of millennials of color, offering a broader, more nuanced view of the generation. "Millennials are not a monolith," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2Jdfc6UDKKo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2019
What it takes to launch a telescope | Erika Hamden
00:07:18
TED Fellow and astronomer Erika Hamden leads the team building FIREBall, a telescope that hangs from a giant balloon at the very edge of space and looks for clues about how stars are created. She takes us inside the roller-coaster, decade-long journey to get the telescope from an idea into orbit -- and shows how failure is inevitable when you're pushing the limits of knowledge.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/uK5FZ1ns7-g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2019
How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston
00:16:50
Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walking or generally "living while black." In this profound, thought-provoking and often hilarious talk, he reveals the power of language to change stories of trauma into stories of healing -- while challenging us all to level up.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/LkMohfFNmMk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2019
These bacteria eat plastic | Morgan Vague
00:09:13
Humans produce 300 million tons of new plastic each year -- yet, despite our best efforts, less than 10 percent of it ends up being recycled. Is there a better way to deal with all this waste? Morgan Vague describes her research with microbiologist Jay Mellies on bacteria that have evolved the unexpected ability to eat plastic -- and how they could help us solve our growing pollution problem.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/_K28TV-o5O8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 28, 2019
What prosecutors and incarcerated people can learn from each other | Jarrell Daniels
00:12:04
A few weeks before his release from prison, Jarrell Daniels took a class where incarcerated men learned alongside prosecutors. By simply sitting together and talking, they uncovered surprising truths about the criminal justice system and ideas for how real change happens. Now a scholar and activist, Daniels reflects on how collaborative education could transform the justice system and unlock solutions to social problems.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/LLHpxaHDjaM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 24, 2019
My identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle | America Ferrera
00:14:02
Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her career, she calls for more authentic representation of different cultures in media -- and a shift in how we tell our stories. "Presence creates possibility," she says. "Who we see thriving in the world teaches us how to see ourselves, how to think about our own value, how to dream about our futures."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HxnNBY51Z4I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 23, 2019
The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya
00:17:17
Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani founder Hamdi Ulukaya calls for an end to the business playbook of the past -- and shares his vision for a new, "anti-CEO playbook" that prioritizes people over profits. "This is the difference between profit and true wealth," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/c04xiawuYvo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2019
The next global agricultural revolution | Bruce Friedrich
00:05:48
Conventional meat production causes harm to our environment and presents risks to global health, but people aren't going to eat less meat unless we give them alternatives that cost the same (or less) and that taste the same (or better). In an eye-opening talk, food innovator and TED Fellow Bruce Friedrich shows the plant- and cell-based products that could soon transform the global meat industry -- and your dinner plate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/kgyiAr41BL8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2019
Sloths! The strange life of the world's slowest mammal | Lucy Cooke
00:14:11
Sloths have been on this planet for more than 40 million years. What's the secret to their success? In a hilarious talk, zoologist Lucy Cooke takes us inside the strange life of the world's slowest mammal and shows what we can learn from their ingenious adaptations.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/IhVrD4cqmAo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 21, 2019
How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett
00:13:30
"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In an inspiring talk, she shares three ways to crack the code of confidence -- and her dream for a world where revolutionary confidence helps turn our most ambitious dreams into reality.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/54jgG4W1GAQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 20, 2019
The difference between healthy and unhealthy love | Katie Hood
00:12:13
In a talk about understanding and practicing the art of healthy relationships, Katie Hood reveals the five signs you might be in an unhealthy relationship -- with a romantic partner, a friend, a family member -- and shares the things you can do every day to love with respect, kindness and joy. "While love is an instinct and an emotion, the ability to love better is a skill we can all build and improve on over time," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/AmMqUXTL0ac" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 17, 2019
How AI could become an extension of your mind | Arnav Kapur
00:08:58
Try talking to yourself without opening your mouth, by simply saying words internally. What if you could search the internet like that -- and get an answer back? In the first live public demo of his new technology, TED Fellow Arnav Kapur introduces AlterEgo: a wearable AI device with the potential to let you silently talk to and get information from a computer system, like a voice inside your head. Learn more about how the device works and the far-reaching implications of this new kind of human-computer interaction.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/gen4ts8x3jE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2019
What you should know about vaping and e-cigarettes | Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin
00:14:29
E-cigarettes and vapes have exploded in popularity in the last decade, especially among youth and young adults -- from 2011 to 2015, e-cigarette use among high school students in the US increased by 900 percent. Biobehavioral scientist Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin explains what you're actually inhaling when you vape (hint: it's definitely not water vapor) and explores the disturbing marketing tactics being used to target kids. "Our health, the health of our children and our future generations is far too valuable to let it go up in smoke -- or even in aerosol," she says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HkDHBam7j1E" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2019
Could a tattoo help you stay healthy? | Carson Bruns
00:10:58
Can we make tattoos both beautiful and functional? Nanotechnologist Carson Bruns shares his work creating high-tech tattoos that react to their environment -- like color-changing ink that can tell you when you're getting a sunburn -- and shows exciting ways they can deliver real-time information about our health.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/G2fxytzNhj0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 14, 2019
Digital humans that look just like us | Doug Roble
00:12:34
In an astonishing talk and tech demo, software researcher Doug Roble debuts "DigiDoug": a real-time, 3-D, digital rendering of his likeness that's accurate down to the scale of pores and wrinkles. Powered by an inertial motion capture suit, deep neural networks and enormous amounts of data, DigiDoug renders the real Doug's emotions (and even how his blood flows and eyelashes move) in striking detail. Learn more about how this exciting tech was built -- and its applications in movies, virtual assistants and beyond.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/J7cgdhXZSeU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 13, 2019
Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker
00:19:18
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body. Learn more about sleep's impact on your learning, memory, immune system and even your genetic code -- as well as some helpful tips for getting some shut-eye.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/7BATxws6qnw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 10, 2019
How your brain's executive function works -- and how to improve it | Sabine Doebel
00:09:15
You use your brain's executive function every day -- it's how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses. Can you improve it to change for the better? With highlights from her research on child development, cognitive scientist Sabine Doebel explores the factors that affect executive function -- and how you can use it to break bad habits and achieve your goals.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/FfVwqAcKRys" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 09, 2019
The case for having kids | Wajahat Ali
00:13:00
The global fertility rate, or the number of children per woman, has halved over the last 50 years. What will having fewer babies mean for the future of humanity? In this funny, eye-opening talk, journalist (and self-described exhausted dad) Wajahat Ali examines how the current trend could lead to unexpected problems -- and shares why he believes we need to make it easier for people to have babies. "For those who can and choose to, may you pass on this beautiful thing called life with kindness, generosity, decency and love," he says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/VNIIn19PAVA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 09, 2019
The crisis of leadership -- and a new way forward | Halla Tómasdóttir and Bryn Freedman
00:14:13
What should modern leadership look like? Entrepreneur and former Icelandic presidential candidate Halla Tómasdóttir thinks global leaders need to change their ways -- or risk becoming irrelevant. In a conversation with curator Bryn Freedman, she shows how anybody can step up and make a difference, even if you don't yet have power. "There's a leader inside every single one of us," she says, "and our most important work in life is to release that leader."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/UKrLt-7VTw4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 08, 2019
How to revive your belief in democracy | Eric Liu
00:14:33
Civic evangelist Eric Liu shares a powerful way to rekindle the spirit of citizenship and the belief that democracy still works. Join him for a trip to "Civic Saturday" and learn more about how making civic engagement a weekly habit can help build communities based on shared values and a path to belonging.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/2Qv4_5gRPh0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 07, 2019
Everything around you can become a computer | Ivan Poupyrev
00:13:11
Designer Ivan Poupyrev wants to integrate technology into everyday objects to make them more useful and fun -- like a jacket you can use to answer phone calls or a houseplant you can play like a keyboard. In a talk and tech demo, he lays out his vision for a physical world that's more deeply connected to the internet and shows how, with a little collaboration, we can get there. Unveiled in this talk: Poupyrev announces that his newest device, Jacquard, is now publicly available for all designers to use.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/y0xI-6AKbVY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 06, 2019
Mind-blowing stage sculptures that fuse music and technology | Es Devlin
00:16:52
It starts with a sketch. Then it evolves into a larger-than-life visual masterpiece, a celebration of human connection. Follow along as legendary artist and designer Es Devlin takes us on a visual tour of her work -- including iconic stage sculptures she's created for Beyoncé, Adele, Kanye West, U2 and more -- and previews her design for the upcoming World Expo 2020 in Dubai.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/d-6q5wh8DIM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 03, 2019
How supercharged plants could slow climate change | Joanne Chory
00:13:48
Plants are amazing machines -- for millions of years, they've taken carbon dioxide out of the air and stored it underground, keeping a crucial check on the global climate. Plant geneticist Joanne Chory is working to amplify this special ability: with her colleagues at the Salk Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, she's creating plants that can store more carbon, deeper underground, for hundreds of years. Learn more about how these supercharged plants could help slow climate change. (This ambitious plan is a part of the Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/OTxSkIuELD8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 02, 2019
Why we ignore obvious problems -- and how to act on them | Michele Wucker
00:10:05
Why do we often neglect big problems, like the financial crisis and climate change, until it's too late? Policy strategist Michele Wucker urges us to replace the myth of the "black swan" -- that rare, unforeseeable, unavoidable catastrophe -- with the reality of the "gray rhino," the preventable danger that we choose to ignore. She shows why predictable crises catch us by surprise -- and lays out some signs that there may be a charging rhino in your life right now.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/LIhs2St6tvg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 01, 2019
How to recover from activism burnout | Yana Buhrer Tavanier
00:07:56
When you're feeling burned out as an activist, what's the best way to bounce back? TED Senior Fellow Yana Buhrer Tavanier explores the power of "playtivism" -- the incorporation of play and creativity into movements for social change. See how this versatile approach can spark new ideas, propel action and melt fear.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/StN7bv9baTc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 30, 2019
Three ideas. Three contradictions. Or not. | Hannah Gadsby
00:18:33
Hannah Gadsby's groundbreaking special "Nanette" broke comedy. In a talk about truth and purpose, she shares three ideas and three contradictions. Or not.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/HFosnb06iP4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 29, 2019
Helping others makes us happier -- but it matters how we do it | Elizabeth Dunn
00:14:29
Research shows that helping others makes us happier. But in her groundbreaking work on generosity and joy, social psychologist Elizabeth Dunn found that there's a catch: it matters how we help. Learn how we can make a greater impact -- and boost our own happiness along the way -- if we make one key shift in how we help others. "Let's stop thinking about giving as just this moral obligation and start thinking of it as a source of pleasure," Dunn says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/dB8jwM2Uw-Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 26, 2019
The surprising connection between brain injuries and crime | Kim Gorgens
00:11:42
Here's a shocking statistic: 50 to 80 percent of people in the criminal justice system in the US have had a traumatic brain injury. In the general public, that number is less than five percent. Neuropsychologist Kim Gorgens shares her research into the connection between brain trauma and the behaviors that keep people in the revolving door of criminal justice -- and some ways to make the system more effective and safer for everyone.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/TedtalksHD/~4/pxgl4dIpfIk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 25, 2019
How generational stereotypes hold us back at work | Leah Georges
00:11:35
The Silent Generation, baby boomers, Generation X, millennials, Gen Z -- we're all in the workforce together. How are our assumptions about each other holding us back from working and communicating better? Social psychologist Leah Georges shows how we're more similar than different and offers helpful tactics for navigating the multigenerational workplace.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/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 as 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
How do we find dignity at 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
A beginner's guide to quantum computing | 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
Music with a message should be accessible | 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/CP_bZtrw6ro" 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
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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