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How to design a library that makes kids want to read |  Michael Bierut 12:27

How to design a library that m...

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 ...


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Songs that bring history to life | Rhiannon Giddens 14:46

Songs that bring history to li...

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


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No one should die because they live too far from a doctor | Raj Panjabi 20:31

No one should die because they...

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 201...


Published 2 days ago • Views: 22,107

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Am I not human? A call for criminal justice reform | Marlon Peterson 07:33

Am I not human? A call for cri...

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 irrelevan...


Published 3 days ago • Views: 32,054

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The refugee crisis is a test of our character | David Miliband 18:39

The refugee crisis is a test o...

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...


Published 4 days ago • Views: 43,230

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Don 15:21

Don't fear intelligent machine...

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, say...


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How pollution is changing the ocean 09:04

How pollution is changing the ...

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. Tr...


Published 5 days ago • Views: 43,126

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How to find a wonderful idea | OK Go 17:36

How to find a wonderful idea |...

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 mach...


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A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina Fedoroff 15:11

A secret weapon against Zika a...

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 ho...


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Why I speak up about living with epilepsy | Sitawa Wafula 08:30

Why I speak up about living wi...

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 ...


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Poverty isn 14:59

Poverty isn't a lack of charac...

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


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When Black women walk, things change | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison 15:34

When Black women walk, things ...

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


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Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel 10:34

Why school should start later ...

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 ...


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A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead 13:08

A climate solution where all s...

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


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What makes life worth living in the face of death | Lucy Kalanithi 16:10

What makes life worth living i...

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 ...


Published 2 weeks ago • Views: 75,197

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3 principles for creating safer AI | Stuart Russell 17:36

3 principles for creating safe...

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


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How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford 11:52

How human noise affects ocean ...

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


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The biology of our best and worst selves | Robert Sapolsky 15:52

The biology of our best and wo...

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


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A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga 07:06

A summer school kids actually ...

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 sl...


Published 4 weeks ago • Views: 55,872

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There 09:07

There's no shame in taking car...

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 hea...


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