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Why Earth may someday look like Mars | Anjali Tripathi 11:56

Why Earth may someday look lik...

Every minute, 400 pounds of hydrogen and almost 7 pounds of helium escape from Earth's atmosphere into outer space. Astrophysicist Anjali Tripathi stu...


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How online abuse of women has spiraled out of control | Ashley Judd 16:11

How online abuse of women has ...

Enough with online hate speech, sexual harassment and threats of violence against women and marginalized groups. It's time to take the global crisis o...


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What happens when you have a disease doctors can 17:08

What happens when you have a d...

Five years ago, TED Fellow Jen Brea became progressively ill with myalgic encephalomyelitis, commonly known as chronic fatigue syndrome, a debilitatin...


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How students of color confront impostor syndrome | Dena Simmons 10:21

How students of color confront...

As a black woman from a tough part of the Bronx who grew up to attain all the markers of academic prestige, Dena Simmons knows that for students of co...


Published 2 days ago • Views: 34,763

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Could a drug prevent depression and PTSD? | Rebecca Brachman 18:24

Could a drug prevent depressio...

The path to better medicine is paved with accidental yet revolutionary discoveries. In this well-told tale of how science happens, neuroscientist Rebe...


Published 6 days ago • Views: 70,582

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How AI can bring on a second Industrial Revolution | Kevin Kelly 13:45

How AI can bring on a second I...

"The actual path of a raindrop as it goes down the valley is unpredictable, but the general direction is inevitable," says digital visionary Kevin Kel...


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Why curiosity is the key to science and medicine | Kevin B. Jones 17:14

Why curiosity is the key to sc...

Science is a learning process that involves experimentation, failure and revision -- and the science of medicine is no exception. Cancer researcher Ke...


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Do kids think of sperm donors as family? | Veerle Provoost 12:27

Do kids think of sperm donors ...

How do we define a parent -- or a family? Bioethicist Veerle Provoost explores these questions in the context of non-traditional families, ones brough...


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Say your truths and seek them in others | Elizabeth Lesser 15:45

Say your truths and seek them ...

In a lyrical, unexpectedly funny talk about heavy topics such as frayed relationships and the death of a loved one, Elizabeth Lesser describes the hea...


Published 1 week ago • Views: 49,067

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What I learned from 100 days of rejection | Jia Jiang 15:32

What I learned from 100 days o...

Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection. By seeking out rejection for 100 days -- from asking a stranger to borrow ...


Published 2 weeks ago • Views: 261,567

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Let 10:16

Let's clean up the space junk ...

Our lives depend on a world we can't see: the satellite infrastructure we use every day for information, entertainment, communication and so much more...


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A queer vision of love and marriage | Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan 17:08

A queer vision of love and mar...

Love is a tool for revolutionary change and a path toward inclusivity and understanding for the LGBTQ+ community. Married activists Tiq and Kim Katrin...


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4 larger-than-life lessons from soap operas | Kate Adams 12:28

4 larger-than-life lessons fro...

Soap operas and telenovelas may be overblown and exaggerated, but as Kate Adams shows us, they often reflect the intensity and drama of real life. Ada...


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How an old loop of railroads is changing the face of a city | Ryan Gravel 11:27

How an old loop of railroads i...

Urban planner Ryan Gravel shares the story of how his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, rallied to build a massive urban park that will transform an aband...


Published 4 weeks ago • Views: 61,092

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What will you tell your daughters about 2016? | Chinaka Hodge 03:58

What will you tell your daught...

With words like shards of glass, Chinaka Hodge cuts open 2016 and lets 12 months of violence, grief, fear, shame, courage and hope spill out in this o...


Published 4 weeks ago • Views: 70,065

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Maps that show us who we are (not just where we are) | Danny Dorling 14:08

Maps that show us who we are (...

What does the world look like when you map it using data? Social geographer Danny Dorling invites us to see the world anew, with his captivating and i...


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How America 13:51

How America's public schools k...

Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack ....


Published 2 months ago • Views: 83,940

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What a driverless world could look like | Wanis Kabbaj 11:32

What a driverless world could ...

What if traffic flowed through our streets as smoothly and efficiently as blood flows through our veins? Transportation geek Wanis Kabbaj thinks we ca...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 778,902

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Can a divided America heal? | Jonathan Haidt 20:18

Can a divided America heal? | ...

How can the US recover after the negative, partisan presidential election of 2016? Social psychologist Jonathan Haidt studies the morals that form the...


Published 2 months ago • Views: 134,546

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We 17:09

We've stopped trusting institu...

Something profound is changing our concept of trust, says Rachel Botsman. While we used to place our trust in institutions like governments and banks,...


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