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Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke

Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the hei...

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"Awoo" | Sofi Tukker

Electro-pop duo Sofi Tukker dance it out with the TED audience in a performance of their upbeat, rhythmic song "Awoo," featuring Betta Lemme. The TED Talks c...

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How I built a jet suit | Richard Browning

We've all dreamed of flying -- but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He's built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of m...

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12 truths I learned from life and writing | Anne Lamott

A few days before she turned 61, writer Anne Lamott decided to write down everything she knew for sure. She dives into the nuances of being a human who lives...

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Why glass towers are bad for city life -- and what we need instead | Justin Davidson

There's a creepy transformation taking over our cities, says architecture critic Justin Davidson. From Houston, Texas to Guangzhou, China, shiny towers of co...

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How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Michael Bierut

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 often h...

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Don't fear intelligent machines. Work with them | Garry Kasparov

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, says Garry...

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How to find a wonderful idea | OK Go

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 machine for...

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Poverty isn't a lack of character; it's a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

"Ideas can and do change the world," says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the ide...

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A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead

Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead p...

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How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford

Oceanographer Kate Stafford lowers us into the sonically rich depths of the Arctic Ocean, where ice groans, whales sing to communicate over vast distances --...

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A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga

In the US, most kids have a very long summer break, during which they forget an awful lot of what they learned during the school year. This "summer slump" af...

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This is what democracy looks like | Anthony D. Romero

In a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprisi...

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On tennis, love and motherhood | Serena Williams and Gayle King

Twenty-three Grand Slam titles later, tennis superstar Serena Williams sits down with journalist Gayle King to share a warm, mischievous conversation about h...

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How fake news does real harm | Stephanie Busari

On April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the crime be...

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How radio telescopes show us unseen galaxies | Natasha Hurley-Walker

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 telescop...

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Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan

"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 arc of...

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Why we need to imagine different futures | Anab Jain

Anab Jain brings the future to life, creating experiences where people can touch, see and feel the potential of the world we're creating. Do we want a world ...

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Science didn't understand my kids' rare disease until I decided to study it | Sharon Terry

Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed wit...

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When I die, recompose me | Katrina Spade

What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses "recompo...

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To understand autism, don't look away | Carina Morillo

(Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) Carina Morillo knew almo...

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How to see past your own perspective and find truth | Michael Patrick Lynch

The more we read and watch online, the harder it becomes to tell the difference between what's real and what's fake. It's as if we know more but understand l...

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No one should die because they live too far from a doctor | Raj Panjabi

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 2017 TED Pri...

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The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband

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 we sta...

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A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina Fedoroff

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 how it sp...

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When Black women walk, things change | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison

T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek, are on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death among Bla...

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What makes life worth living in the face of death | Lucy Kalanithi

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 to writ...

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The biology of our best and worst selves | Robert Sapolsky

How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic -- and also so brutal and violent? To understand why we do what we do, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky looks...

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There's no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn't take care of their mental health. In...

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Behind the lies of Holocaust denial | Deborah Lipstadt

"There are facts, there are opinions, and there are lies," says historian Deborah Lipstadt, telling the remarkable story of her research into Holocaust denie...

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What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's | Lisa Genova

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 investigatin...

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A doctor's case for medical marijuana | David Casarett

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 own. He c...

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We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

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 Chimamanda Ng...

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Poetry, music and identity | Jorge Drexler

(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 fri...

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Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at a good life? | Jim Yong Kim

Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet -- will they be met with opportunity or frustra...

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Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth

Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experienc...

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Why you should define your fears instead of your goals | Tim Ferriss

The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action?...

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What happens in your brain when you pay attention? | Mehdi Ordikhani-Seyedlar

Attention isn't just about what we focus on -- it's also about what our brains filter out. By investigating patterns in the brain as people try to focus, com...

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Songs that bring history to life | Rhiannon Giddens

Rhiannon Giddens pours the emotional weight of American history into her music. Listen as she performs traditional folk ballads — including "Waterboy," "Up A...

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Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform | Marlon Peterson

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 irrelevance. Whi...

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How pollution is changing the ocean's chemistry | Triona McGrath

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. Triona Mc...

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Why I speak up about living with epilepsy | Sitawa Wafula

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 find th...

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Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel

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 from he...

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3 principles for creating safer AI | Stuart Russell

How can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? As we move closer toward creating all-knowing ...

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A tribute to nurses | Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation's biggest p...

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How (and why) Russia hacked the US election | Laura Galante

Hacking, fake news, information bubbles ... all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace analyst Laura Galante de...

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Science in service to the public good | Siddhartha Roy

We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we're not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for example...

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How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll

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 of a d...

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A video game to cope with grief | Amy Green

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 resulted was ...

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How do you build a sacred space? | Siamak Hariri

To design the Bahá'í Temple of South America, architect Siamak Hariri focused on illumination -- from the temple's form, which captures the movement of the s...

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