What I learned from 2,000 obituaries | Lux Narayan
by TED
7 hours ago ∗ Views: 14,450
Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: "Who died today?" Why? By analyzing 2000 New York Times obituaries over a 20-month .....
This app makes it fun to pick up litter | Jeff Kirschner
by TED
1 day ago ∗ Views: 40,854
The earth is a big place to keep clean. With Litterati -- an app for users to identify, collect and geotag the world's litter -- TED Resident Jeff Kir...
The data behind Hollywood's sexism | Stacy Smith
by TED
2 days ago ∗ Views: 41,893
Where are all the women and girls in film? Social scientist Stacy Smith analyzes how the media underrepresents and portrays women -- and the potential...
A few ways to fix a government | Charity Wayua
by TED
3 days ago ∗ Views: 46,425
Charity Wayua put her skills as a cancer researcher to use on an unlikely patient: the government of her native Kenya. She shares how she helped her ....
Smelfies, and other experiments in synthetic biology | Ani Liu
by TED
6 days ago ∗ Views: 54,111
What if you could take a smell selfie, a smelfie? What if you had a lipstick that caused plants to grow where you kiss? Ani Liu explores the intersect...
How to practice safe sexting | Amy Adele Hasinoff
by TED
1 week ago ∗ Views: 78,147
Sexting, like anything that's fun, runs its risks -- but a serious violation of privacy shouldn't be one of them. Amy Adele Hasinoff looks at problema...
A robot that eats pollution | Jonathan Rossiter
by TED
1 week ago ∗ Views: 68,491
Meet the "Row-bot," a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonath...
The racial politics of time | Brittney Cooper
by TED
1 week ago ∗ Views: 34,258
Cultural theorist Brittney Cooper examines racism through the lens of time, showing us how historically it has been stolen from people of color, resul...
Don't fear superintelligent AI | Grady Booch
by TED
1 week ago ∗ Views: 103,477
New tech spawns new anxieties, says scientist and philosopher Grady Booch, but we don't need to be afraid an all-powerful, unfeeling AI. Booch allays ...
How jails extort the poor | Salil Dudani
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 64,228
Why do we jail people for being poor? Today, half a million Americans are in jail only because they can't afford to post bail, and still more are lock...
3 ways to fix a broken news industry | Lara Setrakian
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 69,752
Something is very wrong with the news industry. Trust in the media has hit an all-time low; we're inundated with sensationalist stories, and consisten...
How racism harms pregnant women -- and what can help | Miriam Zoila Pérez
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 41,373
Racism is making people sick -- especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship bet...
What it's like to be a parent in a war zone | Aala El-Khani
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 58,302
How do parents protect their children and help them feel secure again when their homes are ripped apart by war? In this warm-hearted talk, psychologis...
I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper
by TED
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 909,190
What's it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing ... everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America...
The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti
by TED
3 weeks ago ∗ Views: 462,470
What do you get when you give a design tool a digital nervous system? Computers that improve our ability to think and imagine, and robotic systems tha...