How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Michael Bierut
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4 days ago ∗ Views: 72,270
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this ...
Songs that bring history to life | Rhiannon Giddens
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4 days ago ∗ Views: 31,550
Rhiannon Giddens pours the emotional weight of American history into her music. Listen as she performs traditional folk ballads — including "Waterbo...
No one should die because they live too far from a doctor | Raj Panjabi
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5 days ago ∗ Views: 28,223
Illness is universal — but access to care is not. Physician Raj Panjabi has a bold vision to bring health care to everyone, everywhere. With the 201...
Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform | Marlon Peterson
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6 days ago ∗ Views: 38,331
For a crime he committed in his early twenties, the courts sentenced Marlon Peterson to 10 years in prison -- and, as he says, a lifetime of irrelevan...
The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 50,047
Sixty-five million people were displaced from their homes by conflict and disaster in 2016. It's not just a crisis; it's a test of who we are and what...
Don't fear intelligent machines. Work with them | Garry Kasparov
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 52,808
We must face our fears if we want to get the most out of technology -- and we must conquer those fears if we want to get the best out of humanity, say...
How pollution is changing the ocean's chemistry | Triona McGrath
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 46,684
As we keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more of it is dissolving in the oceans, leading to drastic changes in the water's chemistry. Tr...
How to find a wonderful idea | OK Go
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 124,777
Where does OK Go come up with ideas like dancing in zero gravity, performing in ultra slow motion or constructing a warehouse-sized Rube Goldberg mach...
A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina Fedoroff
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 34,932
Where did Zika come from, and what can we do about it? Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff takes us around the world to understand Zika's origins and ho...
Why I speak up about living with epilepsy | Sitawa Wafula
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 34,247
Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. Now, she advocates for others who are yet to ...
Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 100,501
"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about ...
When Black women walk, things change | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 43,689
T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek, are on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death am...
Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel
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3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 107,611
Teens don't get enough sleep, and it's not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones -- it's because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing ...
A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead
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3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 71,732
Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted ...
What makes life worth living in the face of death | Lucy Kalanithi
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3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 77,070
In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned ...