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The stories behind The New Yorker's iconic covers | Françoise Mouly
Meet Françoise Mouly, The New Yorker's art director. For the past 24 years, she's helped decide what appears on the magazine's famous cover, from the ...
What six years in captivity taught me about fear and faith (English subtitles) | Ingrid Betancourt
Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) In 2002, the Colombian guerrilla ...
Can art amend history? | Titus Kaphar
Artist Titus Kaphar makes paintings and sculptures that wrestle with the struggles of the past while speaking to the diversity and advances of the present.
Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert
That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, ...
Why I still have hope for coral reefs | Kristen Marhaver
Corals in the Pacific Ocean have been dying at an alarming rate, particularly from bleaching brought on by increased water temperatures. But it's not too late to ...
You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse | David Baron
On August 21, 2017, the moon's shadow will race from Oregon to South Carolina in what some consider to be the most awe-inspiring spectacle in all of nature: a ...
You smell with your body, not just your nose | Jennifer Pluznick
Do your kidneys have a sense of smell? Turns out, the same tiny scent detectors found in your nose are also found in some pretty unexpected places -- like your ...
A simple new blood test that can catch cancer early | Jimmy Lin
Jimmy Lin is developing technologies to catch cancer months to years before current methods. He shares a breakthrough technique that looks for small signals ...
How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) | Grace Kim
Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us ...
Hamilton vs. Madison and the birth of American partisanship | Noah Feldman
The divisiveness plaguing American politics today is nothing new, says constitutional law scholar Noah Feldman. In fact, it dates back to the early days of the ...
How I fail at being disabled | Susan Robinson
Born with a genetic visual impairment that has no correction or cure, Susan Robinson is legally blind (or partially sighted, as she prefers it) and entitled to a label ...
The human insights missing from big data | Tricia Wang
Why do so many companies make bad decisions, even with access to unprecedented amounts of data? With stories from Nokia to Netflix to the oracles of ...
Why our screens make us less happy | Adam Alter
What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter has spent the last five years studying how much time screens steal from us and how ...
Can clouds buy us more time to solve climate change? | Kate Marvel
Climate change is real, case closed. But there's still a lot we don't understand about it, and the more we know the better chance we have to slow it down.
How a handful of tech companies control billions of minds every day | Tristan Harris
A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris. From Facebook ...
What rivers can tell us about the earth's history | Liz Hajek
Rivers are one of nature's most powerful forces -- they bulldoze mountains and carve up the earth, and their courses are constantly moving. Understanding how ...
Why journalists have an obligation to challenge power (with English subtitles) | Jorge Ramos
Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) You can kick Jorge Ramos out of your ...
How we can face the future without fear, together | Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks
It's a fateful moment in history. We've seen divisive elections, divided societies and the growth of extremism -- all fueled by anxiety and uncertainty. "Is there ...
Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them | Luma Mufleh
"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who ...
Lifesaving scientific tools made of paper | Manu Prakash
Inventor Manu Prakash turns everyday materials into powerful scientific devices, from paper microscopes to a clever new mosquito tracker. From the TED ...
Why design should include everyone | Sinéad Burke
Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a ...
Your brain hallucinates your conscious reality | Anil Seth
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experience ...
Why you should define your fears instead of your goals | Tim Ferriss
The hard choices -- what we most fear doing, asking, saying -- are very often exactly what we need to do. How can we overcome self-paralysis and take action?
To understand autism, don't look away (with English subtitles) | Carina Morillo
Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) Carina Morillo knew almost nothing ...
On tennis, love and motherhood | Serena Williams and Gayle King
Twenty-three Grand Slam titles later, tennis superstar Serena Williams sits down with journalist Gayle King to share a warm, mischievous conversation about her ...
How I learned to read -- and trade stocks -- in prison | Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll
Financial literacy isn't a skill -- it's a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis "Wall Street" Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power of a dollar. While in ...
Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan
"I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people," says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood's biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, ...
The future we're building -- and boring | Elon Musk
Elon Musk discusses his new project digging tunnels under LA, the latest from Tesla and SpaceX and his motivation for building a future on Mars in conversation ...
Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis
Turn on subtitles, available in more than 20 languages, using the CC button in the bottom right of your screen.) A single individual is enough for hope to exist, ...
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 Mark ...
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