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Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis

A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly f...

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A young poet tells the story of Darfur | Emtithal Mahmoud

Emtithal "Emi" Mahmoud writes poetry of resilience, confronting her experience of escaping the genocide in Darfur in verse. She shares two stirring original ...

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What we don't know about mother's milk | Katie Hinde

Breast milk grows babies' bodies, fuels neurodevelopment, provides essential immunofactors and safeguards against famine and disease -- why, then, does scien...

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What's Next in Science at TED2017? - YouTube

Watch TED2017 in cinemas to experience the freshest new ideas from Elon Musk, Serena Williams, Atul Gawande and more LIVE from the TED stage. Get tickets her...

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Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness | Michele L. Sullivan

We all go through challenges -- some you can see, most you can't, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit ...

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"Turceasca" | Silk Road Ensemble

Grammy-winning Silk Road Ensemble display their eclectic convergence of violin, clarinet, bass, drums and more in this energetic rendition of the traditional...

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What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about t...

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Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions | John Koenig

John Koenig loves finding words that express our unarticulated feelings -- like "lachesism," the hunger for disaster, and "sonder," the realization that ever...

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To raise brave girls, encourage adventure | Caroline Paul

Gutsy girls skateboard, climb trees, clamber around, fall down, scrape their knees, get right back up -- and grow up to be brave women. Learn how to spark a ...

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Stories from a home for terminally ill children | Kathy Hull

To honor and celebrate young lives cut short, Kathy Hull founded the first freestanding pediatric palliative care facility in the United States, the George M...

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The data behind Hollywood's sexism | Stacy Smith

Where are all the women and girls in film? Social scientist Stacy Smith analyzes how the media underrepresents and portrays women -- and the potentially dest...

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How to practice safe sexting | Amy Adele Hasinoff - YouTube

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 problematic res...

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Don't fear superintelligent AI | Grady Booch

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 our wor...

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3 ways to fix a broken news industry | Lara Setrakian

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 consistent, high...

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I grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's why I left | Megan Phelps-Roper

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's most...

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The incredible inventions of intuitive AI | Maurice Conti

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 that come ...

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How to get better at the things you care about | Eduardo Briceño

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 that's wor...

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Know your worth, and then ask for it | Casey Brown

Your boss probably isn't paying you what you're worth -- instead, they're paying you what they think you're worth. Take the time to learn how to shape their ...

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Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one | Michael Botticelli

Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Cont...

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A young inventor's plan to recycle Styrofoam | Ashton Cofer

From packing peanuts to disposable coffee cups, each year the US alone produces some two billion pounds of Styrofoam -- none of which can be recycled. Frustr...

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Who would the rest of the world vote for in your country's election? | Simon Anholt

To make the world work, we need leaders who consider the needs of every man, woman, child and animal on the planet -- not just their own voters. With the Glo...

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Lifelike simulations that make real-life surgery safer | Peter Weinstock

Critical care doctor Peter Weinstock shows how surgical teams are using a blend of Hollywood special effects and 3D printing to create amazingly lifelike rep...

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TED Imagines The Future You

Watch as brilliant TED speakers take the stage at TED2017, coming to a cinema near you this month. Visit http://tedcinema.com/ for more information.

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Adventures of an asteroid hunter | Carrie Nugent

TED Fellow Carrie Nugent is an asteroid hunter -- part of a group of scientists working to discover and catalog our oldest and most numerous cosmic neighbors...

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Why women should tell the stories of humanity | Jude Kelly

For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly poi...

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"Rollercoaster" | Sara Ramirez

Singer, songwriter and actress Sara Ramirez is a woman of many talents. Joined by Michael Pemberton on guitar, Ramirez sings of opportunity, wisdom and the h...

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What I learned from 2,000 obituaries | Lux Narayan

Lux Narayan starts his day with scrambled eggs and the question: "Who died today?" Why? By analyzing 2,000 New York Times obituaries over a 20-month period, ...

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A few ways to fix a government | Charity Wayua

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 governme...

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A robot that eats pollution | Jonathan Rossiter

Meet the "Row-bot," a robot that cleans up pollution and generates the electricity needed to power itself by swallowing dirty water. Roboticist Jonathan Ross...

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How jails extort the poor | Salil Dudani

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 locked up b...

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How racism harms pregnant women -- and what can help | Miriam Zoila Pérez

Racism is making people sick -- especially black women and babies, says Miriam Zoila Pérez. The doula turned journalist explores the relationship between rac...

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4 ways to make a city more walkable | Jeff Speck

Freedom from cars, freedom from sprawl, freedom to walk your city! City planner Jeff Speck shares his "general theory of walkability" -- four planning princi...

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My son was a Columbine shooter. This is my story | Sue Klebold

Sue Klebold is the mother of Dylan Klebold, one of the two shooters who committed the Columbine High School massacre, murdering 12 students and a teacher. Sh...

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Why you should love statistics | Alan Smith

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 terrib...

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"Music for Wood and Strings" | Sō Percussion

Sō Percussion creates adventurous performances with new, unconventional instruments. Performing "Music for Wood and Strings" by Bryce Dessner of The National...

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How early life experience is written into DNA | Moshe Szyf

Moshe Szyf is a pioneer in the field of epigenetics, the study of how living things reprogram their genome in response to social factors like stress and lack...

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3 ways to spot a bad statistic | Mona Chalabi

Sometimes it's hard to know what statistics are worthy of trust. But we shouldn't count out stats altogether ... instead, we should learn to look behind them...

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Why civilians suffer more once a war is over | Margaret Bourdeaux

War doesn't just kill people; it destroys the institutions that keep society running, like utilities, banks and hospitals. Physician and global health policy...

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Inside America's dead shopping malls | Dan Bell

What happens when a mall falls into ruin? Filmmaker Dan Bell guides us through abandoned monoliths of merchandise, providing a surprisingly funny and lyrical...

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Should we simplify spelling? | Karina Galperin

How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell -- is it worth it to spend so...

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A burial practice that nourishes the planet | Caitlin Doughty

Here's a question we all have to answer sooner or later: What do you want to happen to your body when you die? Mortician and funeral director Caitlin Doughty...

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How I'm fighting bias in algorithms | Joy Buolamwini

MIT grad student Joy Buolamwini was working with facial analysis software when she noticed a problem: the software didn't detect her face -- because the peop...

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A scientific approach to the paranormal | Carrie Poppy

What's haunting Carrie Poppy? Is it ghosts or something worse? In this talk, the investigative journalist narrates her encounter with a spooky feeling you'll...

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This app makes it fun to pick up litter | Jeff Kirschner

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 Kirschner ...

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Smelfies, and other experiments in synthetic biology | Ani Liu

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 intersection of ...

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The racial politics of time | Brittney Cooper

Cultural theorist Brittney Cooper examines racism through the lens of time, showing us how historically it has been stolen from people of color, resulting in...

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An electrifying acoustic guitar performance | Rodrigo y Gabriela

Guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela combine furiously fast riffs and dazzling rhythms to create a style that draws on both flamenco guitar and heavy metal in this ...

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What it's like to be a parent in a war zone | Aala El-Khani

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, psychologist Aala ...

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New nanotech to detect cancer early | Joshua Smith

What if every home had an early-warning cancer detection system? Researcher Joshua Smith is developing a nanobiotechnology "cancer alarm" that scans for trac...

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What time is it on Mars? | Nagin Cox

Nagin Cox is a first-generation Martian. As a spacecraft engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Cox works on the team that manages the United States' ...

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