How to get better at the things you care about | Eduardo Briceño
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1 day ago ∗ Views: 62,367
Working hard but not improving? You're not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether th...
Why you should love statistics | Alan Smith
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2 days ago ∗ Views: 55,440
Think you're good at guessing stats? Guess again. Whether we consider ourselves math people or not, our ability to understand and work with numbers is...
Nationalism vs. globalism: the new political divide | Yuval Noah Harari
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3 days ago ∗ Views: 74,827
How do we make sense of today's political divisions? In a wide-ranging conversation full of insight, historian Yuval Harari places our current turmoil...
Help discover ancient ruins -- before it's too late | Sarah Parcak
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4 days ago ∗ Views: 38,783
Sarah Parcak uses satellites orbiting hundreds of miles above Earth to uncover hidden ancient treasures buried beneath our feet. There's a lot to disc...
A young scientist's quest for clean water | Deepika Kurup
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 59,597
Deepika Kurup has been determined to solve the global water crisis since she was 14 years old, after she saw kids outside her grandparents' house in I...
What we don't know about Europe's Muslim kids | Deeyah Khan
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 86,246
As the child of an Afghan mother and Pakistani father raised in Norway, Deeyah Khan knows what it's like to be a young person stuck between your commu...
Where is cybercrime really coming from? | Caleb Barlow
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 106,687
Cybercrime netted a whopping $450 billion in profits last year, with 2 billion records lost or stolen worldwide. Security expert Caleb Barlow calls ou...
Buildings that blend nature and city | Jeanne Gang
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 91,208
A skyscraper that channels the breeze ... a building that creates community around a hearth ... Jeanne Gang uses architecture to build relationships. ...
Our story of rape and reconciliation | Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 245,161
In 1996, Thordis Elva shared a teenage romance with Tom Stranger, an exchange student from Australia. After a school dance, Tom raped Thordis, after w...
The ethical dilemma of designer babies | Paul Knoepfler
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 81,725
Creating genetically modified children is no longer a science fiction fantasy; it's a likely future scenario. Biologist Paul Knoepfler estimates that ...
How to have better political conversations | Robb Willer
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 90,850
Robb Willer studies the forces that unite and divide us. As a social psychologist, he researches how moral values -- typically a source of division --...
Art made of the air we breathe | Emily Parsons-Lord
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 62,032
Emily Parsons-Lord re-creates air from distinct moments in Earth's history -- from the clean, fresh-tasting air of the Carboniferous period to the sod...
How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 367,782
There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam studies how busy people spend ...
Will automation take away all our jobs? | David Autor
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3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 118,295
Here's a paradox you don't hear much about: despite a century of creating machines to do our work for us, the proportion of adults in the US with a jo...
To solve old problems, study new species | Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado
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3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 82,776
Nature is wonderfully abundant, diverse and mysterious -- but biological research today tends to focus on only seven species, including rats, chickens...