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Every weekday, TED Talks Daily brings you the latest talks in audio. Join host and journalist Elise Hu for thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable — from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between — given by the world's leading thinkers and creators. With TED Talks Dai… read more

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The new urgency of climate change | Al Gore

July 3rd, 2020

42:15

The coronavirus brought much of the world to a standstill, dropping carbon emissions by five percent. Al Gore says keeping those rates down is now up to us. In this illuminating interview, he discusses how the steadily …

Scenes from a Black trans life | D-L Stewart

July 2nd, 2020

15:19

At the crossroads of life and livelihood, scholar D-L Stewart invites us into scenes from his own life as he resists and reflects on the dehumanizing …

What foods did your ancestors love? | Aparna Pallavi

July 1st, 2020

14:40

Around the world, Indigenous food cultures vanish because of industrialized agriculture and a shifting, Western-influenced concept of the ideal diet. …

Stop being a bystander in your own life | Tracy Edwards

June 30th, 2020

11:14

"Life doesn't go from A to B -- it's messy," says sailing legend Tracy Edwards. In this inspiring talk, she tells how she went from teenage misfit to skipper of the first all-female crew in the toughest race on the seas …

How we can build sustainable, equitable cities after the pandemic | Vishaan Chakrabarti

June 29th, 2020

18:30

Cities are engines of culture, commerce, knowledge and community, but they're also centers of inequality and poverty. As the world rebuilds from the …

The case to infect volunteers with COVID-19 to accelerate vaccine testing | Nir Eyal

June 27th, 2020

16:15

Conventional vaccine testing is a slow, years-long process. As thousands of people continue to die each day from COVID-19, bioethicist Nir Eyal …

How women will lead us to freedom, justice and peace | H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

June 26th, 2020

14:11

"I was the first woman president of an African nation, and I do believe more countries ought to try that," says H.E. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel laureate and former president of Liberia. Telling the story of how …

How Dolly Parton led me to an epiphany | Jad Abumrad

June 25th, 2020

13:11

How do you end a story? Host of "Radiolab" Jad Abumrad tells how his search for an answer led him home to the mountains of Tennessee, where he met an …

How to support and celebrate living artists | Swizz Beatz

June 24th, 2020

8:06

Legendary hip-hop producer Swizz Beatz is on a mission to revolutionize the way artists do business. In this glorious talk, he shares some of the …

Why is colonialism (still) romanticized? | Farish Ahmad-Noor

June 23rd, 2020

12:18

Colonialism remains an inescapable blight on the present, lingering in the toxic, internalized mythologies and stereotypes that have outlived the …

How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston

June 22nd, 2020

16:50

Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, …

How racial bias works -- and how to disrupt it | Jennifer L. Eberhardt

June 18th, 2020

14:17

Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a …

Hunting for dinosaurs showed me our place in the universe | Kenneth Lacovara

June 17th, 2020

15:49

What happens when you discover a dinosaur? Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara details his unearthing of Dreadnoughtus -- a 77-million-year-old sauropod …

My secret to staying focused under pressure | Russell Wilson

June 16th, 2020

6:11

Athletes train their bodies to run faster, jump higher, throw farther -- so why don't they train their minds, too? Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson talks about the power of "neutral thinking," which helps him …

3 secrets of resilient people | Lucy Hone

June 15th, 2020

16:05

Everyone experiences loss, but how do you cope with the tough moments that follow? Resilience researcher Lucy Hone shares three hard-won strategies …

The difference between being "not racist" and antiracist | Ibram X. Kendi

June 13th, 2020

51:14

There is no such thing as being "not racist," says author and historian Ibram X. Kendi. In this vital conversation, he defines the transformative concept of antiracism to help us more clearly recognize, take …

How drawing can set you free | Shantell Martin

June 12th, 2020

7:47

Who are you? To answer this question, artist Shantell Martin followed her pen. In this brilliantly visual talk featuring her signature freestyle line …

What tech companies know about your kids | Veronica Barassi

June 11th, 2020

11:01

The digital platforms you and your family use every day -- from online games to education apps and medical portals -- may be collecting and selling …

Introducing Pindrop: Bangkok | Pindrop

June 11th, 2020

28:29

Let's say you go into labor in the back of a taxi. The traffic is so bad you don't know if you'll make it to the hospital on time. You make the obvious call to the local radio station -- which serves as an emergency …

How to turn your dissatisfaction into action | Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr

June 10th, 2020

12:01

After the devastating rebel invasion of Freetown in 1999 and the Ebola epidemic in 2014, Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr, mayor of the city, refused to be …

We need to green the economy while restarting it | Nigel Topping

June 9th, 2020

40:45

Nigel Topping has a cool job: he's the UK's High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, the UN's climate change conference taking place in 2021. In …

5 steps to remove yourself from drama at work | Anastasia Penright

June 8th, 2020

14:06

No matter your industry, you've experienced drama at work. In this funny and all-too-relatable talk, community leader Anastasia Penright outlines …

The path to ending systemic racism in the US | Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King, Anthony D. Romero

June 5th, 2020

36:07

In a time of mourning and anger over the ongoing violence inflicted on Black communities by police in the US and the lack of accountability from …

Part 2: The path to ending systemic racism in the US | Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, Rashad Robinson, Dr. Bernice King, Anthony D. Romero

June 5th, 2020

28:40

This is part two of a special episode of TED Talks Daily. In the first, you heard from Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff, the CEO of the Center for Policing …

How to support witnesses of harassment and build healthier workplaces | Julia Shaw

June 4th, 2020

11:06

What makes you speak up -- or not -- when you see something you know is wrong? Memory scientist Julia Shaw explains the psychology of those who …

The urgency of intersectionality | Kimberlé Crenshaw

June 3rd, 2020

18:49

Now more than ever, it's important to look boldly at the reality of race and gender bias -- and understand how the two can combine to create even …

The true cost of financial dependence | Estelle Gibson

June 1st, 2020

8:36

Giving up control of your finances -- voluntarily or otherwise -- can leave you powerless and, in some cases, confined to a cycle of abuse. In this …

My story of love and loss as a transracial adoptee | Sara Jones

May 30th, 2020

12:56

A mysterious tattoo on her forearm was all that linked Sara Jones, adopted as a child by white parents, to her South Korean origins. Searching for her birth family taught her that transracial adoption stories often …

Let's make the world wild again | Kristine Tompkins

May 29th, 2020

16:22

Earth, humanity and nature are inextricably interconnected. To restore us all back to health, we need to "rewild" the world, says environmental activist Kristine Tompkins. Tracing her life from Patagonia CEO to …

Autofocusing reading glasses of the future | Nitish Padmanaban

May 28th, 2020

6:51

As you age, you gradually lose the ability to refocus your eyes -- a phenomenon as old as humanity itself -- leading to a reliance on bifocals, …

The secret weapon against pandemics | Georges C. Benjamin

May 27th, 2020

21:35

The coronavirus pandemic won't be the last crisis to test public health systems worldwide, says physician and health policy leader Georges C. …

A COVID-19 "exit" strategy to end lockdown and reopen the economy | Uri Alon

May 26th, 2020

12:45

How can we return to work without spurring a second surge of coronavirus infection? Biologist Uri Alon shares a thought-provoking strategy: four days …

10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee

May 25th, 2020

11:44

When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations -- and that most of us don't converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows …

How the US can address the tragedy of veteran suicide | Charles P. Smith

May 22nd, 2020

8:53

Veterans in the United States take their own lives at an alarming rate. Suggesting new ways to prioritize mental health in the military, veterans advocate Charles P. Smith offers a data-driven plan to help prevent …

The real reason you procrastinate | WorkLife with Adam Grant

May 21st, 2020

36:22

You procrastinate because you're lazy, right? Wrong. The truth is more complex -- and far more interesting. Learn how to stop putting off important tasks ... with a little help from master procrastinator Margaret …

Are we interrupting the kinky sex lives of fish? | Marah J. Hardt

May 20th, 2020

12:22

The ocean plays host to a peculiar party of wild, marine sex life that's perhaps quirkier (and kinkier) than you can fathom. But is human behavior …

Can we edit memories? | Amy Milton

May 19th, 2020

16:06

Trauma and PTSD rewire your brain -- especially your memory -- and can unearth destructive emotional responses when stirred. Could we eliminate these …

To overcome challenges, stop comparing yourself to others | Dean Furness

May 18th, 2020

12:14

When you stop comparing yourself to others, you can accomplish great things, says wheelchair athlete Dean Furness. He shares how, after losing the …

Why students should have mental health days | Hailey Hardcastle

May 15th, 2020

7:24

School can be rife with stress, anxiety, panic attacks and even burnout -- but there's often no formal policy for students who need to prioritize …

Restoring human dignity at the US southern border | Norma Pimentel

May 14th, 2020

12:27

After seeing the conditions in which children were held at a detention center on the US-Mexico border, Sister Norma Pimentel established a humanitarian respite center in Texas where people can get clean clothing, a warm …

An ER doctor on triaging your "crazy busy" life | Darria Long

May 13th, 2020

11:43

How do doctors in the emergency room stay calm and focused amidst the chaos? Drawing on years of experience, ER doctor Darria Long shares a …

The US is addicted to incarceration. Here's how to break the cycle | Robin Steinberg and Manoush Zomorodi

May 12th, 2020

17:38

Nearly half a million people in the US are in jail right now without being convicted of a crime, simply because they can't come up with the money to pay cash bail. To try and fix this system, public defender and …

A virus detection network to stop the next pandemic | Pardis Sabeti and Christian Happi

May 11th, 2020

5:54

How can we stop the next pandemic before it starts? Disease researchers Pardis Sabeti and Christian Happi introduce Sentinel, an early warning system …

The mental health benefits of storytelling for health care workers | Laurel Braitman

May 9th, 2020

9:44

Health care workers are under more stress than ever before. How can they protect their mental health while handling new and complex pressures? TED Fellow Laurel Braitman shows how writing and sharing personal stories …

How American and Chinese values shaped the coronavirus response | Huang Hung

May 8th, 2020

11:44

To combat COVID-19, countries have enforced city-wide shutdowns, stay-at-home orders and mask mandates -- but the reaction (and adherence) to these …

What you need to know about face surveillance | Kade Crockford

May 7th, 2020

12:49

Privacy isn't dead, but face surveillance technology might kill it, says civil rights advocate Kade Crockford. In an eye-opening talk, Kade outlines …

The cost of work stress -- and how to reduce it | Rob Cooke

May 6th, 2020

10:38

By some estimates, work-related stress drains the US economy of nearly 300 billion dollars a year -- and it can hurt your productivity and personal …

How we're using AI to discover new antibiotics | Jim Collins

May 5th, 2020

7:15

Before the coronavirus pandemic, bioengineer Jim Collins and his team combined the power of AI with synthetic biology in an effort to combat a …

The anti-CEO playbook | Hamdi Ulukaya

May 4th, 2020

17:17

Profit, money, shareholders: these are the priorities of most companies today. But at what cost? In an appeal to corporate leaders worldwide, Chobani …

How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas | Manoush Zomorodi

May 1st, 2020

16:13

Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes …

Who are you, really? The puzzle of personality | Brian Little

April 30th, 2020

15:15

What makes you, you? Psychologists like to talk about our traits, or defined characteristics that make us who we are. But Brian Little is more …

How to overcome apathy and find your power | Dolores Huerta

April 29th, 2020

13:27

"Sí, se puede!" -- "Yes, we can!" It's the rallying cry Dolores Huerta came up with as a young activist in the 1970s, and she's lived by it in her …

The injustice of "policing for profit" -- and how to end it | Dick M. Carpenter II

April 28th, 2020

12:54

Many countries have an active, centuries-old law that allows government agencies to take your things -- your house, your car, your business -- …

A global pandemic calls for global solutions | Larry Brilliant

April 24th, 2020

15:41

Examining the facts and figures of the coronavirus outbreak, epidemiologist Larry Brilliant evaluates the global response in a candid interview with …

How to shift your mindset and choose your future | Tom Rivett-Carnac

April 23rd, 2020

15:54

When it comes to big life problems, we often stand at a crossroads: either believe we're powerless against great change, or we rise to meet the …

What's missing from the American immigrant narrative | Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez

April 21st, 2020

10:53

Recounting her story of finding opportunity and stability in the US, Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez examines the flaws in narratives that simplify and idealize the immigrant experience -- and shares hard-earned wisdom on …

An evolutionary perspective on human health and disease | Lara Durgavich

April 20th, 2020

15:27

How does your genetic inheritance, culture and history influence your health? Biological anthropologist Lara Durgavich discusses the field of …

How to co-parent as allies, not adversaries | Ebony Roberts and Shaka Senghor

April 17th, 2020

14:07

When Shaka Senghor and Ebony Roberts ended their relationship, they made a pact to protect their son from its fallout. What resulted was a poetic …

Racism has a cost for everyone | Heather C. McGhee

April 16th, 2020

14:21

Racism makes our economy worse -- and not just in ways that harm people of color, says public policy expert Heather C. McGhee. From her research and …

Regain control in an unpredictable world | Checking In with Susan David

April 15th, 2020

14:26

Many of us are feeling stuck right now, forced to adapt to a world that we have little control over. But if we focus too much on these uncontrollable …

A history of Indigenous languages -- and how to revitalize them | Lindsay Morcom

April 14th, 2020

13:29

Indigenous languages across North America are under threat of extinction due to the colonial legacy of cultural erasure, says linguist Lindsay …

Why sleep matters now more than ever | Matt Walker

April 13th, 2020

26:00

A good night's sleep has perhaps never been more important. Sharing wisdom and debunking myths, sleep scientist Matt Walker discusses the impact of sleep on mind and body -- from unleashing your creative powers to …

A monkey economy as irrational as ours | Laurie Santos

April 10th, 2020

19:45

Laurie Santos looks for the roots of human irrationality by watching the way our primate relatives make decisions. A clever series of experiments in "monkeynomics" shows that some of the silly choices we make, monkeys …

An ethical plan for ending the pandemic and restarting the economy | Danielle Allen

April 9th, 2020

25:00

As COVID-19 continues to spread, the world is facing two existential threats at once: a public health emergency and an economic crisis. Political …

How understanding divorce can help your marriage | Jeannie Suk Gersen

April 8th, 2020

10:50

To understand what makes marriages work, we need to talk about why they sometimes end, says family law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen. Follow along as …

It's OK to feel overwhelmed. Here's what to do next | Elizabeth Gilbert

April 7th, 2020

27:00

If you're feeling anxious or fearful during the coronavirus pandemic, you're not alone. Offering hope and understanding, author Elizabeth Gilbert …

In uncertain times, think like a mother | Yifat Susskind

April 6th, 2020

10:24

There's a simple and powerful way to confront the world's most pressing crises, says women's rights activist Yifat Susskind: think like a mother. As …

The intangible effects of walls | Alexandra Auer

April 3rd, 2020

11:48

More barriers exist now than at the end of World War II, says designer Alexandra Auer. And when you erect one wall, you unwittingly create a second -- an "us" versus "them" partition in the mind that compromises our …

Simple, effective tech to connect communities in crisis | Johanna Figueira

March 31st, 2020

9:56

The world is more connected than ever, but some communities are still cut off from vital resources like electricity and health care. In this …

How forgiveness can create a more just legal system | Martha Minow

March 30th, 2020

14:53

Pardons, commutations and bankruptcy laws are all tools of forgiveness within the US legal system. Are we using them frequently enough, and with …

What the world can learn from China's response to the coronavirus | Gary Liu

March 27th, 2020

58:23

From Hong Kong, South China Morning Post CEO Gary Liu tracks China's response to the coronavirus pandemic -- from the initial outbreak in Wuhan to the shutdown of Hubei province and the containment measures taken across …

2 questions to uncover your passion -- and turn it into a career | Noeline Kirabo

March 26th, 2020

11:06

What's your passion? Social entrepreneur Noeline Kirabo reflects on her work helping out-of-school young people in Uganda turn their passions into …

How we must respond to the coronavirus pandemic | Bill Gates

March 25th, 2020

51:50

Philanthropist and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates offers insights into the COVID-19 pandemic, discussing why testing and self-isolation are …

How to be your best self in times of crisis | Susan David

March 25th, 2020

46:03

"Life's beauty is inseparable from its fragility," says psychologist Susan David. In a special virtual conversation, she shares wisdom on how to …

Go ahead, dream about the future | Charlie Jane Anders

March 20th, 2020

11:55

"You don't predict the future -- you imagine the future," says sci-fi writer Charlie Jane Anders. In a talk that's part dream, part research-based …

How repaying loans with social service transforms communities | Angie Murimirwa

March 19th, 2020

11:03

What if you could repay loans through volunteering and mentorship instead of money? Activist Angie Murimirwa shares how a game-changing economic tool …

Without farmers, you'd be hungry, naked and sober | Eric Sannerud

March 18th, 2020

9:01

Farmers keep us fed and our economies stable, but in the US they're retiring faster than they're being replaced. Take a crash course in agricultural …

A fascinating time capsule of human feelings toward AI | Lucy Farey-Jones

March 17th, 2020

6:26

How comfortable are you with robots taking over your life? Covering a wide range of potential applications -- from the mundane (robot house cleaner) to the mischievous (robot sex partner) to the downright macabre …

Why COVID-19 is hitting us now -- and how to prepare for the next outbreak | Alanna Shaikh

March 16th, 2020

16:19

Where did the new coronavirus originate, how did it spread so fast -- and what's next? Sharing insights from the outbreak, global health expert and TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh traces the spread of COVID-19, discusses why …

A campaign for period positivity | Ananya Grover

March 16th, 2020

9:08

Having your period is exhausting -- and for many people across the world, menstruation is even more challenging because of stigmas and difficulty …

How we could change the planet's climate future | David Wallace-Wells

March 13th, 2020

11:21

The climate crisis is too vast and complicated to solve with a silver bullet, says author David Wallace-Wells. What we need is a shift in how we …

Why it's so hard to talk about the N-word | Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor

March 12th, 2020

19:21

Historian Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor leads a thoughtful and history-backed examination of one of the most divisive words in the English language: the …

How menopause affects the brain | Lisa Mosconi

March 10th, 2020

13:04

Many of the symptoms of menopause -- hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, memory lapses, depression and anxiety -- start in the brain. How exactly does menopause impact cognitive health? Sharing groundbreaking findings …

What happens when a Silicon Valley technologist works for the government | Matt Cutts

March 9th, 2020

6:04

What if the government ran more like Silicon Valley? Engineer Matt Cutts shares why he decided to leave Google (where he worked for nearly 17 years) for a career in the US government -- and makes the case that if you …

The gender-fluid history of the Philippines | France Villarta

March 9th, 2020

10:51

In much of the world, gender is viewed as binary: man or woman, each assigned characteristics and traits designated by biological sex. But that's not …

How women are revolutionizing Rwanda | Agnes Binagwaho

March 6th, 2020

12:03

In 1996, Agnes Binagwaho returned home to Rwanda in the aftermath of its genocide. She considered leaving amid the overwhelming devastation, but women in her community motivated her to stay and help rebuild -- and she's …

What investigating neural pathways can reveal about mental health | Kay M. Tye

March 5th, 2020

12:59

Neuroscientist Kay M. Tye investigates how your brain gives rise to complex emotional states like depression, anxiety or loneliness. From the cutting edge of science, she shares her latest findings -- including the …

How a miniaturized atomic clock could revolutionize space exploration | Jill Seubert

March 5th, 2020

11:20

Ask any deep space navigator like Jill Seubert what makes steering a spacecraft difficult, and they'll tell you it's all about the timing; a …

When local news dies, so does democracy | Chuck Plunkett

March 3rd, 2020

11:11

Nearly 1,800 newsrooms have shuttered across the US since 2004, leaving many communities unseen, unheard and in the dark. In this passionate talk and rallying cry, journalist Chuck Plunkett explains why he rebelled …

How to turn climate anxiety into action | Renée Lertzman

March 2nd, 2020

13:57

It's normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed by climate change, says psychologist Renée Lertzman. Can we turn those feelings into something productive? …

What you need to know about stalkerware | Eva Galperin

February 28th, 2020

12:56

"Full access to a person's phone is the next best thing to full access to a person's mind," says cybersecurity expert Eva Galperin. In an urgent …

How bumble bees inspired a network of tiny museums | Amanda Schochet

February 27th, 2020

11:07

Sometimes, small things make a huge impact. After studying how bees in urban environments can survive by navigating small land patches, ecologist …

3 ways to uproot a culture of corruption | Wanjira Mathai

February 26th, 2020

10:47

Corruption is a constant threat in Kenya, says social entrepreneur Wanjira Mathai -- and to stop it there (or anywhere else), we need to intervene …

How technology has changed what it's like to be deaf | Rebecca Knill

February 26th, 2020

13:58

"Complete silence is very addictive," says Rebecca Knill, a writer who has cochlear implants that enable her to hear. In this funny, insightful talk, …

How to design gender bias out of your workplace | Sara Sanford

February 25th, 2020

13:26

Equity expert Sara Sanford offers a certified playbook that helps companies go beyond good intentions, using a data-driven standard to actively counter unconscious bias and foster gender equity -- by changing how …

Management lessons from Chinese business and philosophy | Fang Ruan

February 25th, 2020

10:50

Business management in China is changing, says consultant Fang Ruan. Learn how Chinese entrepreneurs -- long guided by Confucianism's emphasis on …

What if a single human right could change the world? | Kristen Wenz

February 24th, 2020

8:14

More than a billion people worldwide, mostly children, do not have a legal identity. In many countries, this means they can't get access to vital services like health care and education, says legal identity expert …

A love story about the power of art as organizing | Aja Monet and phillip agnew

February 21st, 2020

11:54

In a lyrical talk full of radical imagination, poet Aja Monet and community organizer phillip agnew share the story of how they fell in love and what …

Why you should get paid for your data | Jennifer Zhu Scott

February 20th, 2020

14:27

The world's most valuable tech companies profit from the personal data you generate. So why aren't you getting paid for it? In this eye-opening talk, …

How to disagree productively and find common ground | Julia Dhar

February 17th, 2020

14:56

Some days, it feels like the only thing we can agree on is that we can't agree -- on anything. Drawing on her background as a world debate champion, …

How symbols and brands shape our humanity | Debbie Millman

February 14th, 2020

14:12

"Branding is the profound manifestation of the human spirit," says designer and podcaster Debbie Millman. In a historical odyssey that she …

How teachers can help students navigate trauma | Lisa Godwin

February 13th, 2020

15:20

"To make a difference in the life of a child ... I made the commitment to tell my personal story," says educator Lisa Godwin. In this moving talk, she shares her experience of overcoming childhood trauma with the quiet, …

What a nun can teach a scientist about ecology | Victoria Gill

February 12th, 2020

13:59

To save the achoque -- an exotic (and adorable) salamander found in a lake in northern Mexico -- scientists teamed up with an unexpected research …

How online marketplaces can help local economies, not hurt them | Amane Dannouni

February 11th, 2020

12:27

The growth of online marketplaces like Uber, Airbnb and Amazon can sometimes threaten local businesses such as taxis, hotels and retail shops by taking away jobs or reducing income to the community. But it doesn't have …

How to find the person who can help you get ahead at work | Carla Harris

February 10th, 2020

13:23

The workplace is often presented as a meritocracy, where you can succeed by putting your head down and working hard. Wall Street veteran Carla Harris learned early in her career that this a myth. The key to actually …

How bees can keep the peace between elephants and humans | Lucy King

February 7th, 2020

13:23

Imagine waking in the middle of the night to an elephant ripping the roof from your house in search of food. This is a reality in some communities in Africa where, as wild spaces shrink, people and elephants are …

Why fascism is so tempting -- and how your data could power it | Yuval Noah Harari

February 6th, 2020

18:22

In a profound talk about technology and power, author and historian Yuval Noah Harari explains the important difference between fascism and …

The science of friction -- and its surprising impact on our lives | Jennifer Vail

February 5th, 2020

11:47

Tribology: it's a funny-sounding word you might not have heard before, but it could change how you see and interact with the physical world, says …

Museums should honor the everyday, not just the extraordinary | Ariana Curtis

February 4th, 2020

12:19

Who deserves to be in a museum? For too long, the answer has been "the extraordinary" -- those aspirational historymakers who inspire us with their successes. But those stories are limiting, says museum curator Ariana …

A powerful way to unleash your natural creativity | Tim Harford

January 31st, 2020

17:21

What can we learn from the world's most enduringly creative people? They "slow-motion multitask," actively juggling multiple projects and moving …

The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it | Katharine Hayhoe

January 30th, 2020

17:11

How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, …

How humans and AI can work together to create better businesses | Sylvain Duranton

January 29th, 2020

14:10

Here's a paradox: as companies try to streamline their businesses by using artificial intelligence to make critical decisions, they may inadvertently …

A new type of medicine, custom-made with tiny proteins | Christopher Bahl

January 28th, 2020

4:41

Some common life-saving medicines, such as insulin, are made of proteins so large and fragile that they need to be injected instead of ingested as …

How the magic of kindness helped me survive the Holocaust | Werner Reich

January 27th, 2020

11:01

Holocaust survivor Werner Reich recounts his harrowing adolescence as a prisoner transported between concentration camps -- and shares how a small, …

3 psychological tricks to help you save money | Wendy De La Rosa

January 27th, 2020

5:50

We all want to save more money -- but overall, people today are doing less and less of it. Behavioral scientist Wendy De La Rosa studies how everyday people make decisions to improve their financial well-being. What …

The unpaid work that GDP ignores -- and why it really counts | Marilyn Waring

January 23rd, 2020

17:19

If you: do laundry, are (or have been) pregnant, tidy up, shop for your household or do similar labor, then by GDP standards, you're unproductive. In …

A personal health coach for those living with chronic diseases | Priscilla Pemu

January 22nd, 2020

7:49

There's no shortage of resources to help people change their health behaviors -- but far too often, these resources aren't accessible in underserved …

Are indoor vertical farms the future of agriculture? | Stuart Oda

January 21st, 2020

9:57

By 2050, the global population is projected to reach 9.8 billion. How are we going to feed everyone? Investment-banker-turned-farmer Stuart Oda …

8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for | Patty McCord

January 20th, 2020

5:10

Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a …

Why can't we talk about periods? | Jen Gunter

January 17th, 2020

11:42

"It shouldn't be an act of feminism to know how your body works," says gynecologist and author Jen Gunter. In this revelatory talk, she explains how …

Why are drug prices so high? Investigating the outdated US patent system | Priti Krishtel

January 16th, 2020

12:34

Between 2006 and 2016, the number of drug patents granted in the United States doubled -- but not because there was an explosion in invention or innovation. Drug companies have learned how to game the system, …

How supply chain transparency can help the planet | Markus Mutz

January 15th, 2020

13:29

Given the option, few would choose to buy products that harm the earth -- yet it's nearly impossible to know how most consumer goods are made or …

How guest worker visas could transform the US immigration system | David J. Bier

January 14th, 2020

10:56

The United States can create a more humane immigration system; in fact, it's been done before, says policy analyst David J. Bier. Pointing to the …

The perks of being a pirate | Tom Nash

January 14th, 2020

8:55

In this deeply charming and humorous talk, DJ and self-professed pirate Tom Nash meditates on how facing adversity due to disability invited patience, ambition and pragmatism into his life in enlightening, unexpected …

Why "biofabrication" is the next industrial revolution | Suzanne Lee

January 13th, 2020

12:20

What if we could "grow" clothes from microbes, furniture from living organisms and buildings with exteriors like tree bark? TED Fellow Suzanne Lee …

Why you should bring your whole self to work | Dan Clay

January 13th, 2020

4:51

Dan Clay was worried about being dismissed as "too gay" at work, so he dialed down his personality. But then his alter ego, Carrie Dragshaw, went viral online. Here's what happened next.

Climate change will displace millions. Here's how we prepare | Colette Pichon Battle

January 10th, 2020

12:47

Scientists predict climate change will displace more than 180 million people by 2100 -- a crisis of "climate migration" the world isn't ready for, …

What a digital government looks like | Anna Piperal

January 9th, 2020

13:53

What if you never had to fill out paperwork again? In Estonia, this is a reality: citizens conduct nearly all public services online, from starting a business to voting from their laptops, thanks to the nation's …

This is the side hustle revolution | Nicaila Matthews Okome

January 8th, 2020

3:32

Past generations found a company to work for and then stayed there for decades. But today, we rarely stay in the same job (let alone on the same …

The urgent case for antibiotic-free animals | Leon Marchal

January 7th, 2020

10:59

The UN predicts that antimicrobial resistance will be our biggest killer by 2050. "That should really scare the hell out of all of us," says …

The past, present and future of nicotine addiction | Mitch Zeller

January 6th, 2020

17:30

Tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable disease and death in the United States, killing more people each year than alcohol, AIDS, car …

Dangerous times call for dangerous women | Pat Mitchell

January 2nd, 2020

17:14

Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose -- she's become a "dangerous woman." Not dangerous as in feared, she says, but fearless: …

Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

January 1st, 2020

19:18

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the …

Why working from home is good for business | Matt Mullenweg

December 30th, 2019

4:44

As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How …

How civilization could destroy itself -- and 4 ways we could prevent it | Nick Bostrom

December 27th, 2019

21:09

Humanity is on its way to creating a "black ball": a technological breakthrough that could destroy us all, says philosopher Nick Bostrom. In this …

How we can protect truth in the age of misinformation | Sinan Aral

December 26th, 2019

15:03

Fake news can sway elections, tank economies and sow discord in everyday life. Data scientist Sinan Aral demystifies how and why it spreads so quickly -- citing one of the largest studies on misinformation -- and …

We don't "move on" from grief. We move forward with it | Nora McInerny

December 25th, 2019

15:05

In a talk that's by turns heartbreaking and hilarious, writer and podcaster Nora McInerny shares her hard-earned wisdom about life and death. Her candid approach to something that will, let's face it, affect us all, is …

7 common questions about workplace romance | Amy Nicole Baker

December 24th, 2019

5:54

Should you date your coworker? Should workplace couples keep their relationships secret? And why are coworkers so often attracted to each other? …

How we can turn the tide on climate | Christiana Figueres and Chris Anderson

December 21st, 2019

1:05:22

Witness the unveiling of Countdown, a major global campaign to cut greenhouse gas emissions. TED has partnered with scientists, policy makers, …

Why winning doesn't always equal success | Valorie Kondos Field

December 20th, 2019

15:49

Valorie Kondos Field knows a lot about winning. As the longtime coach of the UCLA women's gymnastics team, she won championship after championship and has been widely acclaimed for her leadership. In this inspiring, …

How to turn off work thoughts during your free time | Guy Winch

December 19th, 2019

12:29

Feeling burned out? You may be spending too much time ruminating about your job, says psychologist Guy Winch. Learn how to stop worrying about …

What we're getting wrong in the fight to end hunger | Jasmine Crowe

December 18th, 2019

12:11

In a world that's wasting more food than ever before, why do one in nine people still go to bed hungry each night? Social entrepreneur Jasmine Crowe calls for a radical transformation to our fight to end global hunger …

Your body was forged in the spectacular death of stars | Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz

December 17th, 2019

15:34

We are all connected by the spectacular birth, death and rebirth of stars, says astrophysicist Enrico Ramirez-Ruiz. Journey through the cosmic …

How the gut microbes you're born with affect your lifelong health | Henna-Maria Uusitupa

December 16th, 2019

10:40

Your lifelong health may have been decided the day you were born, says microbiome researcher Henna-Maria Uusitupa. In this fascinating talk, she shows how the gut microbes you acquire during birth and as an infant …

This is what makes employees happy at work | Michael C. Bush

December 16th, 2019

4:12

There are three billion working people on this planet, and only 40 percent of them report being happy at work. Michael C. Bush shares his insights into what makes workers unhappy -- and how companies can benefit their …

Why lakes and rivers should have the same rights as humans | Kelsey Leonard

December 13th, 2019

13:21

Water is essential to life. Yet in the eyes of the law, it remains largely unprotected -- leaving many communities without access to safe drinking …

To help solve global problems, look to developing countries | Bright Simons

December 12th, 2019

9:48

To address the problem of counterfeit goods, African entrepreneurs like Bright Simons have come up with innovative and effective ways to confirm …

A guide to collaborative leadership | Lorna Davis

December 12th, 2019

14:12

What's the difference between heroes and leaders? In this insightful talk, Lorna Davis explains how our idolization of heroes is holding us back from …

What is economic value, and who creates it? | Mariana Mazzucato

December 11th, 2019

18:55

Where does wealth come from, who creates it and what destroys it? In this deep dive into global economics, Mariana Mazzucato explains how we lost sight of what value means and why we need to rethink our current …

The paradox of efficiency | Edward Tenner

December 10th, 2019

13:53

Is our obsession with efficiency actually making us less efficient? In this revelatory talk, writer and historian Edward Tenner discusses the promises and dangers of our drive to get things done as quickly as possible …

Why I protest for climate justice | Jane Fonda

December 10th, 2019

14:15

At age 81, actor and activist Jane Fonda is putting herself on the line for the planet -- literally. In a video interview with TEDWomen curator Pat …

The unforeseen consequences of a fast-paced world | Kathryn Bouskill

December 9th, 2019

9:26

Why does modern technology promise efficiency, but leave us constantly feeling pressed for time? Anthropologist Kathryn Bouskill explores the …

The profound power of an authentic apology | Eve Ensler

December 6th, 2019

8:23

Genuine apology goes beyond remorse, says legendary playwright Eve Ensler. In this frank, wrenching talk, she shares how she transformed her own …

A video game that helps us understand loneliness | Cornelia Geppert

December 5th, 2019

12:42

Step into artist Cornelia Geppert's visually stunning video game "Sea of Solitude," which explores how battling the "monsters" of loneliness and …

The problem of light pollution -- and 5 ridiculously easy ways to fix it | Kelsey Johnson

December 4th, 2019

13:28

Ever gaze up at the starry night sky? This stunning view is at risk of disappearing -- unless we act now, says astrophysicist Kelsey Johnson. In this fascinating, unexpectedly funny talk, she explains how light …

3 ways to be a more effective fundraiser | Kara Logan Berlin

December 3rd, 2019

16:08

How do you raise money to get an idea off the ground, support a community, or help change the world? Take a crash course on the secret art of …

How I'm using biological data to tell better stories -- and spark social change | Heidi Boisvert

December 2nd, 2019

7:49

What kinds of stories move us to act? To answer this question, creative technologist Heidi Boisvert is measuring how people's brains and bodies …

A healthy economy should be designed to thrive, not grow | Kate Raworth

November 29th, 2019

15:53

What would a sustainable, universally beneficial economy look like? "Like a doughnut," says Oxford economist Kate Raworth. In a stellar, eye-opening …

My journey to thank all the people responsible for my morning coffee | A.J. Jacobs

November 28th, 2019

15:29

Author A.J. Jacobs embarked on a quest with a deceptively simple idea at its heart: to personally thank every person who helped make his morning cup of coffee. More than one thousand "thank yous" later, Jacobs reflects …

The incredible chemistry powering your smartphone | Cathy Mulzer

November 27th, 2019

13:36

Ever wondered how your smartphone works? Take a journey down to the atomic level with scientist Cathy Mulzer, who reveals how almost every component …

How you can use impostor syndrome to your benefit | Mike Cannon-Brookes

November 26th, 2019

13:42

Have you ever doubted your abilities, feared you were going to be discovered as a "fraud"? That's called "impostor syndrome," and you're definitely not alone in feeling it, says entrepreneur and CEO Mike Cannon-Brookes. …

3 questions we should ask about nuclear weapons | Emma Belcher

November 25th, 2019

13:02

There are more than 10,000 nuclear weapons in existence today, each one capable of causing immense destruction. Why don't we talk about this threat as much as some other major issues? In this practical talk, nuclear …

The search for our solar system's ninth planet | Mike Brown

November 22nd, 2019

13:52

Could the strange orbits of small, distant objects in our solar system lead us to a big discovery? Planetary astronomer Mike Brown proposes the …

How to save a language from extinction | Daniel Bögre Udell

November 21st, 2019

6:46

As many as 3,000 languages could disappear within the next 80 years, all but silencing entire cultures. In this quick talk, language activist Daniel …

A creative solution for the water crisis in Flint, Michigan | LaToya Ruby Frazier

November 20th, 2019

11:49

Artist LaToya Ruby Frazier spent five months living in Flint, Michigan, documenting the lives of those affected by the city's water crisis for her photo essay "Flint is Family." As the crisis dragged on, she realized it …

Why it's so hard to make healthy decisions | David Asch

November 19th, 2019

16:53

Why do we make poor decisions that we know are bad for our health? In this frank, funny talk, behavioral economist and health policy expert David …

How to change your behavior for the better | Dan Ariely

November 18th, 2019

15:13

What's the best way to get people to change their behavior? In this funny, information-packed talk, psychologist Dan Ariely explores why we make bad …

Why gender-based marketing is bad for business | Gaby Barrios

November 15th, 2019

10:49

Companies often target consumers based on gender, but this kind of advertising shortcut doesn't just perpetuate outdated stereotypes -- it's also bad for business, says marketing expert Gaby Barrios. In this clear, …

What's really happening at the US-Mexico border -- and how we can do better | Erika Pinheiro

November 14th, 2019

14:03

At the US-Mexico border, policies of prolonged detention and family separation have made seeking asylum in the United States difficult and dangerous. …

How can we support the emotional well-being of teachers? | Sydney Jensen

November 13th, 2019

11:31

Teachers emotionally support our kids -- but who's supporting our teachers? In this eye-opening talk, educator Sydney Jensen explores how teachers are at risk of "secondary trauma" -- the idea that they absorb the …

In the war for information, will quantum computers defeat cryptographers? | Craig Costello

November 12th, 2019

16:31

In this glimpse into our technological future, cryptographer Craig Costello discusses the world-altering potential of quantum computers, which could …

Hope and justice for women who've survived ISIS | Rabiaa El Garani

November 11th, 2019

15:01

Human rights protector Rabiaa El Garani shares the challenging, heartbreaking story of sexual violence committed against Yazidi women and girls in …

A historical musical that examines black identity in the 1901 World's Fair | Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin

November 8th, 2019

10:40

In this lively talk and performance, artist and TED Fellow Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin offers a sneak peek of her forthcoming musical "At Buffalo." Drawing on archival material from the 1901 Pan-American Exhibition, a …

What obligation do social media platforms have to the greater good? | Eli Pariser

November 7th, 2019

17:06

Social media has become our new home. Can we build it better? Taking design cues from urban planners and social scientists, technologist Eli Pariser …

Our immigration conversation is broken -- here's how to have a better one | Paul A. Kramer

November 6th, 2019

16:31

How did the US immigration debate get to be so divisive? In this informative talk, historian and writer Paul A. Kramer shows how an "insider vs. …

What happens to people in solitary confinement | Laura Rovner

November 5th, 2019

12:07

Imagine living with no significant human contact for years, even decades, in a cell the size of a small bathroom. This is the reality for those in …

The next software revolution: programming biological cells | Sara-Jane Dunn

November 1st, 2019

14:47

The cells in your body are like computer software: they're "programmed" to carry out specific functions at specific times. If we can better …

How changing your story can change your life | Lori Gottlieb

November 1st, 2019

16:25

Stories help you make sense of your life -- but when these narratives are incomplete or misleading, they can keep you stuck instead of providing …

What vaccinating vampire bats can teach us about pandemics | Daniel Streicker

October 31st, 2019

15:39

Could we anticipate the next big disease outbreak, stopping a virus like Ebola before it ever strikes? In this talk about frontline scientific …

What productive conflict can offer a workplace | Jess Kutch

October 30th, 2019

6:17

Got an idea to make your workplace better? Labor organizer and TED Fellow Jess Kutch can show you how to put it into action. In this quick talk, she explains how "productive conflict" -- when people organize to …

Lessons from fungi on markets and economics | Toby Kiers

October 30th, 2019

16:09

Resource inequality is one of our greatest challenges, but it's not unique to humans. Like us, mycorrhizal fungi that live in plant and tree roots …

The price of a "clean" internet | Hans Block and Moritz Riesewieck

October 29th, 2019

15:37

Millions of images and videos are uploaded to the internet each day, yet we rarely see shocking and disturbing content in our social media feeds. Who's keeping the internet "clean" for us? In this eye-opening talk, …

The medical potential of AI and metabolites | Leila Pirhaji

October 29th, 2019

5:14

Many diseases are driven by metabolites -- small molecules in your body like fat, glucose and cholesterol -- but we don't know exactly what they are …

How to bring affordable, sustainable electricity to Africa | Rose M. Mutiso

October 28th, 2019

13:00

Energy poverty, or the lack of access to electricity and other basic energy services, affects nearly two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa. As the …

The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

October 25th, 2019

21:58

"From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From isolationists, we will learn the need …

How you can help transform the internet into a place of trust | Claire Wardle

October 24th, 2019

12:11

How can we stop the spread of misleading, sometimes dangerous content while maintaining an internet with freedom of expression at its core? …

The link between fishing cats and mangrove forest conservation | Ashwin Naidu

October 24th, 2019

5:39

Mangrove forests are crucial to the health of the planet, gobbling up CO2 from the atmosphere and providing a home for a diverse array of species. But these rich habitats are under continual threat from deforestation …

The pride and power of representation in film | Jon M. Chu

October 23rd, 2019

14:21

On the heels of the breakout success of his film "Crazy Rich Asians," director Jon M. Chu reflects on what drives him to create -- and makes a resounding case for the power of connection and on-screen representation.

How motivation can fix public systems | Abhishek Gopalka

October 23rd, 2019

14:07

How do you fix broken public systems? You spark people's competitive spirit. In a talk about getting people motivated to make change, public sector strategist Abhishek Gopalka discusses how he helped improve the health …

Fashion that celebrates all body types -- boldly and unapologetically | Becca McCharen-Tran

October 22nd, 2019

8:29

Fashion designers have the power to change culture -- and Becca McCharen-Tran is using her platform to expand the industry's narrow definition of …

Why we have an emotional connection to robots | Kate Darling

October 21st, 2019

11:51

We're far from developing robots that feel emotions, but we already have feelings towards them, says robot ethicist Kate Darling, and an instinct …

An app that helps incarcerated people stay connected to their families | Marcus Bullock

October 18th, 2019

15:06

Over his eight-year prison sentence, Marcus Bullock was sustained by his mother's love -- and by the daily letters and photos she sent of life on the …

How a handful of fishing villages sparked a marine conservation revolution | Alasdair Harris

October 17th, 2019

11:49

We need a radically new approach to ocean conservation, says marine biologist and TED Fellow Alasdair Harris. In a visionary talk, he lays out a …

A circular economy for salt that keeps rivers clean | Tina Arrowood

October 16th, 2019

13:19

During the winter of 2018-2019, one million tons of salt were applied to icy roads in the state of Pennsylvania alone. The salt from industrial uses like this often ends up in freshwater rivers, making their water …

The psychological impact of child separation at the US-Mexico border | Luis H. Zayas

October 15th, 2019

14:49

How does psychological trauma affect children's developing brains? In this powerful talk, social worker Luis H. Zayas discusses his work with …

How we can eliminate child sexual abuse material from the internet | Julie Cordua

October 15th, 2019

13:50

Social entrepreneur Julie Cordua works on a problem that isn't easy to talk about: the sexual abuse of children in images and videos on the internet. …

After billions of years of monotony, the universe is waking up | David Deutsch

October 14th, 2019

15:10

Theoretical physicist David Deutsch delivers a mind-bending meditation on the "great monotony" -- the idea that nothing novel has appeared in the universe for billions of years -- and shows how humanity's capacity to …

The psychology of your future self | Dan Gilbert

October 11th, 2019

6:49

"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are …

What Bruce Lee can teach us about living fully | Shannon Lee

October 10th, 2019

11:09

Most of us know Bruce Lee as the famous martial artist and action film star -- but he was also a philosopher who taught "self-actualization": the practice of how to be yourself in the best way possible. In this …

How we're using DNA tech to help farmers fight crop diseases | Laura Boykin

October 10th, 2019

12:27

Nearly 800 million people worldwide depend on cassava for survival -- but this critical food source is under attack by entirely preventable viruses, …

A personal plea for humanity at the US-Mexico border | Juan Enriquez

October 9th, 2019

10:15

In this powerful, personal talk, author and academic Juan Enriquez shares stories from inside the immigration crisis at the US-Mexico border, …

A radical plan to end plastic waste | Andrew Forrest

October 8th, 2019

14:46

Plastic is an incredible substance for the economy -- and the worst substance possible for the environment, says entrepreneur Andrew Forrest. In a conversation meant to spark debate, Forrest and head of TED Chris …

How we're helping local reporters turn important stories into national news | Gangadhar Patil

October 8th, 2019

4:45

Local reporters are on the front lines of important stories, but their work often goes unnoticed by national and international news outlets. TED Fellow and journalist Gangadhar Patil is working to change that. In this …

The transformative power of video games | Herman Narula

October 8th, 2019

12:00

A full third of the world's population -- 2.6 billion people -- play video games, plugging into massive networks of interaction that have opened up …

This ancient rock is changing our theory on the origin of life | Tara Djokic

October 7th, 2019

9:30

Exactly when and where did life on Earth begin? Scientists have long thought that it emerged three billion years ago in the ocean -- until …

Reducing corruption takes a specific kind of investment | Efosa Ojomo

October 4th, 2019

11:45

Traditional thinking on corruption goes like this: if you put good laws in place and enforce them well, then economic development increases and corruption falls. In reality, we have the equation backwards, says …

What happens in your brain when you taste food | Camilla Arndal Andersen

October 3rd, 2019

13:43

With fascinating research and hilarious anecdotes, neuroscientist Camilla Arndal Andersen takes us into the lab where she studies people's sense of taste via brain scans. She reveals surprising insights about the way …

How community-led conservation can save wildlife | Moreangels Mbizah

October 1st, 2019

5:16

Conservationist and TED Fellow Moreangels Mbizah studied the famous Cecil the lion until he was shot by a trophy hunter in 2015. She wonders how …

Why you should shop at your local farmers market | Mohammad Modarres

October 1st, 2019

6:05

The average farmer in America makes less than 15 cents of every dollar on a product that you purchase at a store. They feed our communities, but …

Four billion years of evolution in six minutes | Prosanta Chakrabarty

September 30th, 2019

5:41

Did humans evolve from monkeys or from fish? In this enlightening talk, ichthyologist and TED Fellow Prosanta Chakrabarty dispels some hardwired …

You may be accidentally investing in cigarette companies | Bronwyn King

September 27th, 2019

14:38

Tobacco causes more than seven million deaths every year -- and many of us are far more complicit in the problem than we realize. In a bold talk, …

A wall won't solve America's border problems | Will Hurd

September 26th, 2019

17:23

"Building a 30-foot-high concrete structure from sea to shining sea is the most expensive and least effective way to do border security," says Congressman Will Hurd, a Republican from Texas whose district encompasses …

How we're building the world's largest family tree | Yaniv Erlich

September 25th, 2019

11:22

Computational geneticist Yaniv Erlich helped build the world's largest family tree -- comprising 13 million people and going back more than 500 years. He shares fascinating patterns that emerged from the work -- about …

How couples can sustain a strong sexual connection for a lifetime | Emily Nagoski

September 24th, 2019

9:57

As a sex educator, Emily Nagoski is often asked: How do couples sustain a strong sexual connection over the long term? In this funny, insightful …

Can seaweed help curb global warming? | Tim Flannery

September 23rd, 2019

14:00

It's time for planetary-scale interventions to combat climate change -- and environmentalist Tim Flannery thinks seaweed can help. In a bold talk, he …

A bold plan to empower 1.6 million out-of-school girls in India | Safeena Husain

September 23rd, 2019

9:59

"Girls' education is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet to help solve some of the world's most difficult problems," says social …

We need to track the world's water like we track the weather | Sonaar Luthra

September 20th, 2019

13:29

We need a global weather service for water, says entrepreneur and TED Fellow Sonaar Luthra. In a talk about environmental accountability, Luthra …

4 questions you should always ask your doctor | Christer Mjåset

September 19th, 2019

11:25

"Doctor, is this really necessary?" Backed by startling statistics about overtreatment, neurosurgeon Christer Mjåset explains the power of this and other simple questions in the context of medical treatment and surgery …

This could be why you're depressed or anxious | Johann Hari

September 18th, 2019

20:31

In a moving talk, journalist Johann Hari shares fresh insights on the causes of depression and anxiety from experts around the world -- as well as …

How we use astrophysics to study earthbound problems | Federica Bianco

September 17th, 2019

5:17

To study a system as complex as the entire universe, astrophysicists need to be experts at extracting simple solutions from large data sets. What …

How climate change could make our food less nutritious | Kristie Ebi

September 16th, 2019

11:00

Rising carbon levels in the atmosphere can make plants grow faster, but there's another hidden consequence: they rob plants of the nutrients and vitamins we need to survive. In a talk about global food security, …

The dirty secret of capitalism -- and a new way forward | Nick Hanauer

September 13th, 2019

17:03

Rising inequality and growing political instability are the direct result of decades of bad economic theory, says entrepreneur Nick Hanauer. In a …

Community-powered criminal justice reform | Raj Jayadev

September 12th, 2019

12:54

Community organizer Raj Jayadev wants to transform the US court system through "participatory defense" -- a growing movement that empowers families and community members to impact their loved ones' court cases. He …

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