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  • 11:45 10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

    10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

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    When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great con

  • 05:53 How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage

    How to control someone else's arm with your brain | Greg Gage

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    Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor tric

  • 15:26 Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

    Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

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    What do science and play have in common? Neuroscientist Beau Lotto thinks all people (kids included) should participate in science and, through the process of discovery, change perceptions. He's seconded by 12-year-old Amy O'Toole, who, along with 25 of h

  • 08:37 Bill Gates: The next outbreak? Were not ready

    Bill Gates: The next outbreak? Were not ready

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    In 2014, the world avoided a horrific global outbreak of Ebola, thanks to thousands of selfless health workers — plus, frankly, thanks to some very good luck. In hindsight, we know what we should have done better. So, now's the time, Bill Gates sugg

  • 17:51 Homeopathy, quackery and fraud | James Randi

    Homeopathy, quackery and fraud | James Randi

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    http://www.ted.com Legendary skeptic James Randi takes a fatal dose of homeopathic sleeping pills onstage, kicking off a searing 18-minute indictment of irrational beliefs. He throws out a challenge to the world's psychics: Prove what you do is real, and

  • 14:27 How a typeface helped launch Apollo | Douglas Thomas

    How a typeface helped launch Apollo | Douglas Thomas

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    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 mo

  • 19:00 Optical illusions show how we see | Beau Lotto

    Optical illusions show how we see | Beau Lotto

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    http://www.ted.com Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at your own versatile sense of sight reveals how evolution tints your perception of what's

  • 12:52 How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman

    How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman

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    At the heart of the Milky Way, there's a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close -- even light. We can't see it, but its event horizon casts a shadow, and an image of that shadow could

  • 09:09 Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

    Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

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    http://www.ted.com We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do -- Drew Berry wants to change that. At TEDxSydney he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help researchers see unseeable processes within ou

  • 20:44 The transformative power of classical music | Benjamin Zander

    The transformative power of classical music | Benjamin Zander

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    http://www.ted.com Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension, our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new connections. TEDTalks is a daily vi

  • 07:26 The playful wonderland behind great inventions | Steven Johnson

    The playful wonderland behind great inventions | Steven Johnson

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    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 at all but instead from the strange delight of play. Share

  • 11:58 Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz

    Why you should make useless things | Simone Giertz

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    In this joyful, heartfelt talk featuring demos of her wonderfully wacky creations, Simone Giertz shares her craft: making useless robots. Her inventions -- designed to chop vegetables, cut hair, apply lipstick and more -- rarely (if ever) succeed, and tha

  • 11:12 How we look kilometers below the Antarctic ice sheet | Dustin Schroeder

    How we look kilometers below the Antarctic ice sheet | Dustin Schroeder

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    Antarctica is a vast and dynamic place, but radar technologies -- from World War II-era film to state-of-the-art miniaturized sensors -- are enabling scientists to observe and understand changes beneath the continent's ice in unprecedented detail. Join ra

  • 09:43 Be humble -- and other lessons from the philosophy of water | Raymond Tang

    Be humble -- and other lessons from the philosophy of water | Raymond Tang

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    How do we find fulfillment in a world that's constantly changing? Raymond Tang struggled with this question until he came across the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Ching. In it, he found a passage comparing goodness to water, an idea he's now ap

  • 11:07 The wonderful world of life in a drop of water | Tom Zimmerman and Simone Bianco

    The wonderful world of life in a drop of water | Tom Zimmerman and Simone Bianco

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    "Hold your breath," says inventor Tom Zimmerman. "This is the world without plankton." These tiny organisms produce two-thirds of our planet's oxygen -- without them, life as we know it wouldn't exist. In this talk and tech demo, Zimmerman and cell engine

  • 05:42 What soccer can teach us about freedom | Marc Bamuthi Joseph

    What soccer can teach us about freedom | Marc Bamuthi Joseph

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    "Soccer is the only thing on this planet that we can all agree to do together," says theater maker and TED Fellow Marc Bamuthi Joseph. Through his performances and an engagement initiative called "Moving and Passing," Joseph combines music, dance and socc

  • 13:16 What I learned when I conquered the world's toughest triathlon | Minda Dentler

    What I learned when I conquered the world's toughest triathlon | Minda Dentler

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    A 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and then a full-length marathon on hot, dry ground -- with no breaks in between: the legendary Ironman triathlon in Kona, Hawaii, is a bucket list goal for champion athletes. But when Minda Dentler decided to take

  • 04:01 The genius of the London Tube Map | Michael Bierut on "Small Thing Big Idea"

    The genius of the London Tube Map | Michael Bierut on "Small Thing Big Idea"

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    "Small Thing Big Idea," an original TED series, celebrates the lasting genius of everyday objects so perfectly designed that they changed the world around them. Check out the whole series: https://go.ted.com/STBI

  • 06:25 The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

    The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

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    Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!) TEDTalks is a daily vide

  • 07:53 A garden in my apartment | Britta Riley

    A garden in my apartment | Britta Riley

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    http://www.ted.com Britta Riley wanted to grow her own food (in her tiny apartment). So she and her friends developed a system for growing plants in discarded plastic bottles -- researching, testing and tweaking the system using social media, trying many

  • 19:05 The power of introverts | Susan Cain

    The power of introverts | Susan Cain

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    http://www.ted.com In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to t

  • 11:32 What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj

    What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj

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    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 to design the transit systems of the future. In this forw

  • 18:23 What I learned from going blind in space | Chris Hadfield

    What I learned from going blind in space | Chris Hadfield

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    There's an astronaut saying: In space, "there is no problem so bad that you can't make it worse." So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid por

  • 11:36 Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D'Andrea

    Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D'Andrea

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    When you hear the word "drone," you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D'Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundarie

  • 22:12 Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100 plus

    Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100 plus

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    http://www.ted.com To find the path to long life and health, Dan Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that kee

  • 12:09 The Math Behind Basketball's Wildest Moves | Rajiv Maheswaran | TED Talks

    The Math Behind Basketball's Wildest Moves | Rajiv Maheswaran | TED Talks

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    Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with

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  • 13:52 Latif Nasser: The Amazing Story Of The Man Who Gave Us Modern Pain Relief

    Latif Nasser: The Amazing Story Of The Man Who Gave Us Modern Pain Relief

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    For the longest time, doctors basically ignored the most basic and frustrating part of being sick — pain. In this lyrical, informative talk, Latif Nasser tells the extraordinary story of wrestler and doctor John J. Bonica, who persuaded the medical profes

  • 12:12 John Graham-Cumming: The Greatest Machine That Never Was

    John Graham-Cumming: The Greatest Machine That Never Was

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    TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus

  • 18:38 Seth Shostak: ET Is (probably) Out There — Get Ready

    Seth Shostak: ET Is (probably) Out There — Get Ready

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    SETI researcher Seth Shostak bets that we will find extraterrestrial life in the next twenty-four years, or he'll buy you a cup of coffee. At TEDxSanJoseCA, he explains why new technologies and the laws of probability make the breakthrough so likely — and

  • 15:30 Chris Urmson: How A Driverless Car Sees The Road

    Chris Urmson: How A Driverless Car Sees The Road

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    Statistically, the least reliable part of the car is ... the driver. Chris Urmson heads up Google's driverless car program, one of several efforts to remove humans from the driver's seat. He talks about where his program is right now, and shares fascinati

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  • 12:11 Mick Mountz: What Happens Inside Those Massive Warehouses?

    Mick Mountz: What Happens Inside Those Massive Warehouses?

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    We make millions of online purchases daily, but who (or what) actually puts our items into packages? In this talk, Mick Mountz weaves a fascinating, surprisingly robot-filled tale of what happens inside a warehouse. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of th

  • 15:39 This New Telescope Might Show Us The Beginning Of The Universe | Wendy Freedman | TED Talks

    This New Telescope Might Show Us The Beginning Of The Universe | Wendy Freedman | TED Talks

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    When and how did the universe begin? A global group of astronomers wants to answer that question by peering as far back in time as a large new telescope will let us see. Wendy Freedman headed the creation of the Giant Magellan Telescope, under constructio

  • 09:00 These Robots Come To The Rescue After A Disaster | Robin Murphy | TED Talks

    These Robots Come To The Rescue After A Disaster | Robin Murphy | TED Talks

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    When disaster strikes, who's first on the scene? More and more, it’s a robot. In her lab, Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl through disaster scenes, helping firefighters and rescue workers save more lives safely — and help commun

  • 16:10 How Quantum Biology Might Explain Life’s Biggest Questions | Jim Al-Khalili | TED Talks

    How Quantum Biology Might Explain Life’s Biggest Questions | Jim Al-Khalili | TED Talks

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    How does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the extremely new, extremely strange world of quantum biology, where something Einstein once called “spooky action at

  • 04:26 Could We Cure HIV With Lasers? | Patience Mthunzi | TED Talks

    Could We Cure HIV With Lasers? | Patience Mthunzi | TED Talks

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    Swallowing pills to get medication is a quick, painless and often not entirely effective way of treating disease. A potentially better way? Lasers. In this passionate talk, TED Fellow Patience Mthunzi explains her idea to use lasers to deliver drugs direc

  • 06:44 Henry Lin: What We Can Learn From Galaxies Far, Far Away

    Henry Lin: What We Can Learn From Galaxies Far, Far Away

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    In a fun, exciting talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: distant galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the universe's largest pieces, says the Intel Science Fair award winner, we can learn quite a lot about scientific

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  • 14:21 Jonathan Eisen: Meet Your Microbes

    Jonathan Eisen: Meet Your Microbes

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    Our bodies are covered in a sea of microbes — both the pathogens that make us sick and the "good" microbes, about which we know less, that might be keeping us healthy. At TEDMED, microbiologist Jonathan Eisen shares what we know, including some surprising

  • 23:08 A Rare Interview With The Mathematician Who Cracked Wall Street | Jim Simons | TED Talks

    A Rare Interview With The Mathematician Who Cracked Wall Street | Jim Simons | TED Talks

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    Jim Simons was a mathematician and cryptographer who realized: the complex math he used to break codes could help explain patterns in the world of finance. Billions later, he’s working to support the next generation of math teachers and scholars. TED’s Ch


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