Science in service to the public good | Siddhartha Roy
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14 hours ago ∗ Views: 11,285
We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we're not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for ...
On tennis, love and motherhood | Serena Williams and Gayle King
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19 hours ago ∗ Views: 17,601
Twenty-three Grand Slam titles later, tennis superstar Serena Williams sits down with journalist Gayle King to share a warm, mischievous conversation ...
What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova
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4 days ago ∗ Views: 102,181
Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science inves...
How fake news does real harm | Stephanie Busari
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5 days ago ∗ Views: 43,140
On April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the c...
How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll
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5 days ago ∗ Views: 86,275
Financial literacy isn't a skill -- it's a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power...
A doctor's case for medical marijuana | David Casarett
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6 days ago ∗ Views: 42,239
Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic's hat and investigated on his ow...
A video game to cope with grief | Amy Green
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6 days ago ∗ Views: 57,062
When Amy Green's young son was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, she made up a bedtime story for his siblings to teach them about cancer. What result...
How radio telescopes show us unseen galaxies | Natasha Hurley-Walker
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7 days ago ∗ Views: 53,050
Our universe is strange, wonderful and vast, says astronomer Natasha Hurley-Walker. A spaceship can't carry you into its depths (yet) -- but a radio t...
We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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1 week ago ∗ Views: 52,498
We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much ... to be successful, but not too successful, or they'll threaten men, says author Chimam...
How do you build a sacred space? | Siamak Hariri
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 62,486
To design the Bahá'í Temple of South America, architect Siamak Hariri focused on illumination -- from the temple's form, which captures the movement...
Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 1,824,030
"I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people," says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the...
Poetry, music and identity | Jorge Drexler
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 63,165
Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) One night in 2002,...
A simple birth kit for mothers in the developing world | Zubaida Bai
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 26,298
TED Fellow Zubaida Bai works with medical professionals, midwives and mothers to bring dignity and low-cost interventions to women's health care. In t...
An intergalactic guide to using a defibrillator | Todd Scott
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 38,719
If Yoda goes into cardiac arrest, will you know what to do? Artist and first-aid enthusiast Todd Scott breaks down what you need to know about using a...
In praise of conflict | Jonathan Marks
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2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 35,100
Conflict is bad; compromise, consensus and collaboration are good — or so we're told. Lawyer and bioethicist Jonathan Marks challenges this conventi...