TEDTalks

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The secret language of letter design (with English subtitles) | Martina Flor
The secret language of letter design (with English subtitles) | Martina Flor
(Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) Look at the letters around you: on street signs, stores, restauran...
The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it |  Dan Gartenberg
The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it | Dan Gartenberg
There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (a...
Why I'm done trying to be
Why I'm done trying to be "man enough" | Justin Baldoni
Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity -- to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcil...
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi
Luvvie Ajayi isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed profession...
A Republican mayor's plan to replace partisanship with policy | G.T. Bynum
A Republican mayor's plan to replace partisanship with policy | G.T. Bynum
Conventional wisdom says that to win an election, you need to play to your constituencies' basest, most divisive instincts. But as a candidate for mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, G.T. Bynum decided to skip ...
What AI is -- and isn't | Sebastian Thrun and Chris Anderson
What AI is -- and isn't | Sebastian Thrun and Chris Anderson
Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity. In an inspiring, informative conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, ...
Fashion has a pollution problem -- can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza
Fashion has a pollution problem -- can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza
Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer on a mission -- to reduce pollution in the fashion industry while creating amazing new things to wear. In her lab, she noticed that the bacteria Streptomyces coelico...
The future of good food in China | Matilda Ho
The future of good food in China | Matilda Ho
Fresh food free of chemicals and pesticides is hard to come by in China: in 2016, the Chinese government revealed half a million food safety violations in just nine months. In the absence of safe, sus...
How we're using drones to deliver blood and save lives | Keller Rinaudo
How we're using drones to deliver blood and save lives | Keller Rinaudo
Keller Rinaudo wants everyone on earth to have access to basic health care, no matter how hard it is to reach them. With his start-up Zipline, he has created the world's first drone delivery system to...
The science of cells that never get old | Elizabeth Blackburn
The science of cells that never get old | Elizabeth Blackburn
What makes our bodies age ... our skin wrinkle, our hair turn white, our immune systems weaken? Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with the discove...
An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine | Leah Chase and Pat Mitchell
An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine | Leah Chase and Pat Mitchell
Leah Chase's New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came ...
How can groups make good decisions? | Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely
How can groups make good decisions? | Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely
We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? With his colleague Dan Ariely, neuroscientist Mar...
Activism needs introverts | Sarah Corbett
Activism needs introverts | Sarah Corbett
For the introverts among us, traditional forms activism like marches, protests and door-to-door canvassing can be intimidating and stressful. Take it from Sarah Corbett, a former professional campaign...
How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway
How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway
The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacula...
The hidden opportunities of the informal economy | Niti Bhan
The hidden opportunities of the informal economy | Niti Bhan
Niti Bhan studies business strategy for Africa's informal markets: the small shops and stands, skilled craftspeople and laborers who are the invisible engine that keeps the continent's economy running...
How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes
How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes
The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He's spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking about...
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët
Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët
Kayla Briët creates art that explores identity and self-discovery -- and the fear that her culture may someday be forgotten. She shares how she found her creative voice and reclaimed the stories of he...
I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter
I don't want children -- stop telling me I'll change my mind | Christen Reighter
One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn't kids, in spite of the insistence of many people (in...