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  • It's time to reclaim religion | Sharon Brous - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 21 hours ago
    • 37,248 views
    At a moment when the world seems to be spinning out of control, religion might feel irrelevant -- or like part of the problem. But Rabbi Sharon Brous believes we can reinvent religion to meet the n...
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  • How we explore unanswered questions in physics | James Beacham - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 3 days ago
    • 59,388 views
    James Beacham looks for answers to the most important open questions of physics using the biggest science experiment ever mounted, CERN's Large Hadron Collider. In this fun and accessible talk abou...
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  • Why Earth may someday look like Mars | Anjali Tripathi - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 4 days ago
    • 61,714 views
    Every minute, 400 pounds of hydrogen and almost 7 pounds of helium escape from Earth's atmosphere into outer space. Astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi studies the phenomenon of atmospheric escape, and ...
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  • How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control | Ashley Judd - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 5 days ago
    • 126,731 views
    Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It's time to take the global crisis of online abuse seriously. In this searching, po...
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  • What happens when you have a disease doctors can't diagnose | Jennifer Brea - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 6 days ago
    • 96,094 views
    Five years ago, TED Fellow Jen Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitating illness that severely impairs normal activiti...
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  • How students of color confront impostor syndrome | Dena Simmons - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 6 days ago
    • 41,515 views
    As a black woman from a tough part of the Bronx who grew up to attain all the markers of academic prestige, Dena Simmons knows that for students of color, success in school sometimes comes at the c...
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  • Could a drug prevent depression and PTSD? | Rebecca Brachman - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    • 75,770 views
    The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebecca Brachman shares news of a serendipitous bre...
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  • How AI can bring on a second Industrial Revolution | Kevin Kelly - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    • 97,278 views
    "The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable," says digital visionary Kevin Kelly -- and technology is much the same, driven b...
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  • Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine | Kevin B. Jones - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    • 39,797 views
    Science is a learning process that involves experimentation, failure and revision -- and the science of medicine is no exception. Cancer researcher Kevin B. Jones faces the deep unknowns about surg...
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  • Do kids think of sperm donors as family? | Veerle Provoost - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 1 week ago
    • 40,102 views
    How do we define a parent -- or a family? Bioethicist Veerle Provoost explores these questions in the context of non-traditional families, ones brought together by adoption, second marriages, surro...
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  • Say your truths and seek them in others | Elizabeth Lesser - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 52,326 views
    In a lyrical, unexpectedly funny talk about heavy topics such as frayed relationships and the death of a loved one, Elizabeth Lesser describes the healing process of putting aside pride and defensi...
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  • What I learned from 100 days of rejection | Jia Jiang - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 329,428 views
    Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days -- from asking a stranger to borrow $100 to requesting a "burger refill" at a resta...
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  • Let's clean up the space junk orbiting Earth | Natalie Panek - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 78,070 views
    Our lives depend on a world we can't see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more. But Earth orbit isn't a limitless resource, a...
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  • A queer vision of love and marriage | Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 53,328 views
    Love is a tool for revolutionary change and a path toward inclusivity and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community. Married activists Tiq and Kim Katrin Milan have imagined their marriage -- as a tra...
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  • 4 larger-than-life lessons from soap operas | Kate Adams - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 2 weeks ago
    • 67,194 views
    Soap operas and telenovelas may be overblown and exaggerated, but as Kate Adams shows us, they often reflect the intensity and drama of real life. Adams, a former assistant casting director for "As...
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  • How an old loop of railroads is changing the face of a city | Ryan Gravel - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 62,138 views
    Urban planner Ryan Gravel shares the story of how his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, rallied to build a massive urban park that will transform an abandoned railroad track into 22 miles of public gre...
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  • What will you tell your daughters about 2016? | Chinaka Hodge - Duration: 3 minutes, 58 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 72,203 views
    With words like shards of glass, Chinaka Hodge cuts open 2016 and lets 12 months of violence, grief, fear, shame, courage and hope spill out in this original poem about a year none of us will soon ...
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  • Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) | Danny Dorling - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 191,456 views
    What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and insightful maps that show Earth as it truly is -...
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  • The top 10 TED Talks of 2016 - Duration: 2 minutes, 43 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 311,215 views
    Watch the talks we loved in 2016 and discover the year's most powerful ideas. To watch the full talks, check out the playlist: http://go.ted.com/2016

    Can we build AI without losing control over it...
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  • An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter | Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 54,477 views
    Born out of a social media post, the Black Lives Matter movement has sparked discussion about race and inequality across the world. In this spirited conversation with Mia Birdsong, the movement's t...
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  • We need nuclear power to solve climate change | Joe Lassiter - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 83,825 views
    Joe Lassiter is a deep thinker and straight talker focused on developing clean, secure and carbon-neutral supplies of reliable, low-cost energy. His analysis of the world's energy realities puts a ...
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  • How to speak up for yourself | Adam Galinsky - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 166,911 views
    Speaking up is hard to do, even when you know you should. Learn how to assert yourself, navigate tricky social situations and expand your personal power with sage guidance from social psychologist ...
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  • What will humans look like in 100 years? | Juan Enriquez - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 627,710 views
    We can evolve bacteria, plants and animals -- futurist Juan Enriquez asks: Is it ethical to evolve the human body? In a visionary talk that ranges from medieval prosthetics to present day neuroengi...
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  • A political party for women's equality | Sandi Toksvig - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 41,270 views
    Women's equality won't just happen -- not unless more women are put in positions of power, says Sandi Toksvig. In a disarmingly hilarious talk, Toksvig tells the story of how she helped start a new...
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  • Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world | Roger Antonsen - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 129,479 views
    Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever -- mathematics -- with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can ...
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  • Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 49,260 views
    Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack -- especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner...
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  • The playful wonderland behind great inventions | Steven Johnson - Duration: 7 minutes, 26 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 65,101 views
    Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Well, not always. Steven Johnson shows us how some of the most transformative ideas and technologies, like the computer, didn't emerge out of necessity ...
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  • How the blockchain will radically transform the economy | Bettina Warburg - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 108,507 views
    Say hello to the decentralized economy -- the blockchain is about to change everything. In this lucid explainer of the complex (and confusing) technology, Bettina Warburg describes how the blockcha...
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  • The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw - Duration: 18 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 37,348 views
    Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even more harm. Kimberlé Crenshaw uses the term "interse...
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  • We train soldiers for war. Let's train them to come home, too | Hector Garcia - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 53,495 views
    Before soldiers are sent into combat, they're trained on how to function in an immensely dangerous environment. But they also need training on how to return from the battlefield to civilian life, s...
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  • Islamophobia killed my brother. Let's end the hate | Suzanne Barakat - Duration: 14 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 89,315 views
    On February 10, 2015, Suzanne Barakat's brother Deah, her sister-in-law Yusor and Yusor's sister Razan were murdered by their neighbor in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The perpetrator's story, that ...
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  • Easy DIY projects for kid engineers | Fawn Qiu - Duration: 7 minutes, 4 seconds.

    • 1 month ago
    • 79,612 views
    TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk from the creator of the "Flappy B...
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  • It's time for women to run for office | Halla Tómasdóttir - Duration: 19 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 36,933 views
    With warmth and wit, Halla Tómasdóttir shares how she overcame media bias, changed the tone of the political debate and surprised her entire nation when she ran for president of Iceland -- inspirin...
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  • 4 ways to build a human company in the age of machines | Tim Leberecht - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 67,155 views
    In the face of artificial intelligence and machine learning, we need a new radical humanism, says Tim Leberecht. For the self-described "business romantic," this means designing organizations and w...
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  • Your company's data could help end world hunger | Mallory Soldner - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 41,471 views
    Your company might have donated money to help solve humanitarian issues, but you could have something even more useful to offer: your data. Mallory Soldner shows us how private sector companies can...
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  • How America's public schools keep kids in poverty | Kandice Sumner - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 1 month ago
    • 84,653 views
    Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools...
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  • Your smartphone is a civil rights issue | Christopher Soghoian - Duration: 7 minutes, 45 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 120,931 views
    The smartphone you use reflects more than just personal taste ... it could determine how closely you can be tracked, too. Privacy expert Christopher Soghoian details a glaring difference between th...
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  • Enough with the fear of fat | Kelli Jean Drinkwater - Duration: 12 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 255,317 views
    In a society obsessed with body image and marked by a fear of fat, Kelli Jean Drinkwater engages in radical body politics through art. She confronts the public's perception of bigger bodies by brin...
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  • "St. James Infirmary Blues" | Silk Road Ensemble + Rhiannon Giddens - Duration: 8 minutes, 44 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 27,426 views
    Singer Rhiannon Giddens joins international music collective Silk Road Ensemble to perform "St. James Infirmary Blues," spiking the American folk song that Louis Armstrong popularized in the 1920s ...
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  • Everything you hear on film is a lie | Tasos Frantzolas - Duration: 16 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 154,518 views
    Sound design is built on deception — when you watch a movie or TV show, nearly all of the sounds you hear are fake. In this audio-rich talk, Tasos Frantzolas explores the role of sound in storytell...
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  • The unexpected challenges of a country's first election | Philippa Neave - Duration: 10 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 61,536 views
    How do you teach an entire country how to vote when no one has done it before? It's a huge challenge facing fledgling democracies around the world — and one of the biggest problems turns out to be ...
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  • How loss helped one artist find beauty in imperfection | Alyssa Monks - Duration: 13 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 64,888 views
    Painter Alyssa Monks finds beauty and inspiration in the unknown, the unpredictable and even the awful. In a poetic, intimate talk, she describes the interaction of life, paint and canvas through h...
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  • TED Residency - Channel

    • 27 videos
    The TED Residency program is an incubator for breakthrough ideas. It is free and open to all via a semi-annual competitive application. Those chosen as TED Residents spend four months at TED headquart
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  • How the US should use its superpower status | Ian Bremmer - Duration: 15 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 65,616 views
    Americanization and globalization have basically been the same thing for the last several generations. But the US's view of the world -- and the world's view of the US -- is changing. In a fast-pac...
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  • What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj - Duration: 11 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 781,197 views
    What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we can find inspiration in the genius of our biology...
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  • Inside the mind of a former radical jihadist | Manwar Ali - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 225,675 views
    "For a long time, I lived for death," says Manwar Ali, a former radical jihadist who participated in violent, armed campaigns in the Middle East and Asia in the 1980s. In this moving talk, he refle...
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  • Machine intelligence makes human morals more important | Zeynep Tufekci - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 89,189 views
    Machine intelligence is here, and we're already using it to make subjective decisions. But the complex way AI grows and improves makes it hard to understand and even harder to control. In this caut...
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  • A temporary tattoo that brings hospital care to the home | Todd Coleman - Duration: 9 minutes, 40 seconds.

    • 2 months ago
    • 116,522 views
    What if doctors could monitor patients at home with the same degree of accuracy they'd get during a stay at the hospital? Bioelectronics innovator Todd Coleman shares his quest to develop wearable,...
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  • Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt - Duration: 20 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 135,928 views
    How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals that form the basis of our political choices. In conversatio...
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  • We've stopped trusting institutions and started trusting strangers | Rachel Botsman - Duration: 17 minutes.

    • 2 months ago
    • 88,148 views
    Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks, today we increasingly rely on others, often st...
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