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  • Manchanda, Rishi (2013-06-24)
    We all think we know what good medicine looks like: smart doctors, stethoscopes, imaging machines, high-tech tests, and the best prescriptions and procedures money can buy. But that picture is vastly incomplete, perhaps ...
  • Mufson, Steven (2013-04-24)
    The proposed Keystone XL pipeline has enflamed the bitter fight over America's energy future. Opponents of the 1,700-mile pipeline, which is designed to bring oil extracted from Canadian tar sands down to the US, say it ...
  • Pilloton, Emily (2013-04-24)
    'Tell Them I Built This' dramatically shows how creativity, critical thinking, citizenship, and dirt-under-your-fingernails construction can radically transform both high school education and the local community where the ...
  • Ramirez, Ainissa (2013-04-24)
    In Save Our Science: How to Inspire a New Generation of Scientists, long time Yale professor Ainissa Ramirez makes an impassioned call for a recommitment to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education ...
  • Williams, Anthony (2013-04-24)
    All over the world, the way people connect and collaborate is undergoing an astonishing transformation. Smart organizations are shunning their old, secretive practices and embracing transparency. Companies are widely sharing ...
  • Ort, Brett Van (2013-04-24)
    A Texan photographer who divides his time between London and Los Angeles, Brett Van Ort started out as a camera assistant and operator working on various films, documentaries, commercials and television shows. He has always ...
  • Unknown author (2013-04-24)
    The world’s cities are on pace to balloon from 3.6 billion inhabitants today to more than 6 billion by mid-century. As a result, we face both a dire emergency and a tremendous opportunity. At their best, our modern cities ...
  • Rothbart, Davy (TED Conferences, 2013)
    What do the questions we ask others, even complete strangers, reveal about ourselves? And can the answers we seek shape our own lives and dreams? Davy Rothbart wants to know. Rothbart — a writer, reporter, and documentary ...
  • Khanna, Ayesha; Khanna, Parag (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    Political scientists Ayesha and Parag Khanna (whom Esquire magazine calls one of the 75 people who will influence the 21st century) declare that we are rapidly moving from a point of co-existence with technology to a phase ...
  • Zimbardo, Philip G.; Duncan, Nikita (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    Why are young men failing socially, sexually, and in school? Is the rampant overuse of video games and online porn causing the demise of guys? Celebrated psychologist Philip Zimbardo and co-author Nikita Duncan, authors ...
  • Shlain, Tiffany (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    While many wonder what the pervasive use of technology is doing to our brains, Brain Power: From Neurons to Networks asks a bigger, more profound question: can cutting-edge neurological research into the way a child’s brain ...
  • Sharot, Tali (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    We all like to think of ourselves as rational creatures who smartly prepare for the worst. We watch our backs, weigh the odds, and pack an umbrella when the skies look threatening. But although we take such sensible ...
  • Shaikh, Alanna (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    In the past half-century, we’ve changed the way we collectively view the health of the 7 billion people who occupy this planet. Health issues were once seen as an isolated national or regional problem; now they are a global ...
  • Rheingold, Howard (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    Instead of asking whether the Web is making us stupid, Howard Rheingold turns that question around and asks how designing and using digital media mindfully could make us smarter. What if humans could build tools that ...
  • Petit, Philippe (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    High-wire artist Philippe Petit startled the world when he walked on a taut cable between the soaring twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City in 1974. But even a death-defying acrobat has to start somewhere. ...
  • Mitra, Sugata; Negroponte, Nicholas (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    Ten years ago, educator Sugata Mitra and his colleagues cracked open a hole in a wall bordering an urban slum in New Delhi, installed a networked PC, and left it there for the local children to freely explore. What they ...
  • Hornthal, Jim (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    Scouring the Internet for an answer to a complex question is not only frustrating but often futile. Asking a search engine where to take your next vacation or what film you might enjoy often results in a deluge of useless, ...
  • Gutman, Ron (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    How can something as simple as a smile be so deceptively complex? That's the mystery and magic explored in Smile: The Astonishing Powers of a Simple Act, which explores the sensation and science of the smile. From the broad ...
  • Grossman, Daniel (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    As global warming continues, the massive ice caps at Earth’s poles are melting at an increasingly alarming rate. Water once safely anchored in glacial ice is surging into the sea. The flow could become a deluge, and millions ...
  • Finn, Maria (Ted Conferences, 2012)
    Seafood is one of the healthiest foods you can eat, but the choices we make when we enjoy it are not just sensory — they also play a part in a large and interconnected system that involves the whole earth's well-being. In ...