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  • Not just for April Fools’ Day: 8 winners of the Ig Nobel Prize, whose scientific works sounds funny but is actually perfectly serious, mostly

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    Brooke Borel
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Photo: James Duncan Davidson In 1995, Kees Moeliker heard a loud bang coming from the Natural History Museum Rotterdam’s new wing. He knew exactly what it was. Kees Moeliker: How a dead duck changed my life A curator at the museum, Moeliker had gotten used to the sound of birds hitting the glass exterior of the new wing, and had even taken to stuffing the dead birds for the museum’s collection. But, as Moeliker explains in this humorous TED Talk, the duck that met its death on this particular day “changed his life.” Just how the duck qualified as a life-changing event sounds like an…
  • Kevin Rudd: Are China and the US doomed to conflict?

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    TEDTalks
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    The former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is also a longtime student of China, with a unique vantage point to watch its power rise in the past few decades. He asks whether the growing ambition of China will inevitably lead to conflict with other major powers -- and suggests another narrative.
  • Kevin Rudd: Are China and the US doomed to conflict?

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    TEDTalks
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    The former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is also a longtime student of China, with a unique vantage point to watch its power rise in the past few decades. He asks whether the growing ambition of China will inevitably lead to conflict with other major powers -- and suggests another narrative.
  • Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity

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    TEDTalks
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing -- from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."
  • Virginia Postrel

    After Ted Talks
    brian
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    Virginia Postrel Writer Who are you, and what do you do […] The post Virginia Postrel appeared first on After Ted Talks.
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    TED Blog

  • Not just for April Fools’ Day: 8 winners of the Ig Nobel Prize, whose scientific works sounds funny but is actually perfectly serious, mostly

    Brooke Borel
    1 Apr 2015 | 6:30 am
    Photo: James Duncan Davidson In 1995, Kees Moeliker heard a loud bang coming from the Natural History Museum Rotterdam’s new wing. He knew exactly what it was. Kees Moeliker: How a dead duck changed my life A curator at the museum, Moeliker had gotten used to the sound of birds hitting the glass exterior of the new wing, and had even taken to stuffing the dead birds for the museum’s collection. But, as Moeliker explains in this humorous TED Talk, the duck that met its death on this particular day “changed his life.” Just how the duck qualified as a life-changing event sounds like an…
  • The mind of a murderer, saving the earth’s soil and how we might be shaping human evolution

    Cynthia Betubiza
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    The stars of your favorite TED Talks have been busy over the past week. Below, a few newsy highlights. Inside the mind of a murderer. What makes murderers do what they do? A BBC piece revealed that some murderers have reduced activity in their prefrontal cortex, which controls emotional impulses, and over-activity in their amygdala, which generates emotion. Also, if a person lacks a gene that produces MAOA, an enzyme involved in impulse control, they too are at a higher risk of violent behavior. Offering an additional perspective, neurologist Jim Fallon highlighted environmental factors,…
  • Powerful films from 5 young people: What health inequality looks like in the US

    TED Staff
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    By Michael Painter.  For some of us, it’s easy to choose to be healthy. We can’t control whether disease or accidents strike, but we can decide where we live and what we eat, as well as if, when and how much we’ll exercise. Some of us live in a culture of health — a time and place where, for the most part, we have the real hope and opportunity to live a healthy life. But for many more of us, it isn’t — we don’t have that choice. We live in unsafe neighborhoods. We don’t have strong families to help us through life’s challenges. We can’t readily get nutritious…
  • 5 tips for conducting an interview with someone you care about, using StoryCorps’ new app

    Kate Torgovnick May
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Anybody with a smartphone can now be a part of the StoryCorps movement. As TED Prize Winner Dave Isay reveals in today’s talk, you no longer have to travel to a StoryCorps mobile booth to capture an interview with a friend, family member or stranger — because StoryCorps has created a free app. Now, if you can find a quiet place and 45 minutes, you can interview someone whose story has never been heard and immediately upload the discussion to the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The app itself is easy to use, with step-by-step guidance on how to pick…
  • Reflections on TED2015: What people are saying around the web

    Kate Torgovnick May
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:29 am
    David Rothkopf was a huge TED skeptic—until he attended TED2015. “I was wrong about TED. In a big way,” he says. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED With TED2015 wrapped, attendees, speakers and journalists alike are sharing their reflections on the experience. Below, some highlights: David Rothkopf was an open critic of TED, calling our talks “chicken nuggets for the brain.” But the experience of attending TED2015 and speaking during Session 1 changed his mind. The Washington icon now writes, “I was wrong about TED. In a big way. … Not only did I find TED to be an exceptional…
 
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  • Kevin Rudd: Are China and the US doomed to conflict?

    TEDTalks
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    The former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is also a longtime student of China, with a unique vantage point to watch its power rise in the past few decades. He asks whether the growing ambition of China will inevitably lead to conflict with other major powers -- and suggests another narrative.
  • Daniel Kish: How I use sonar to navigate the world

    TEDTalks
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces in the environment and return to him, helping him to construct an understanding of the space around him. In a rousing talk, Kish demonstrates how this works and asks us to let go of our fear of the “dark unknown.”
  • Alison Killing: There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help

    TEDTalks
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    In this short, provocative talk, architect Alison Killing looks at buildings where death and dying happen -- cemeteries, hospitals, homes. The way we die is changing, and the way we build for dying ... well, maybe that should too. It's a surprisingly fascinating look at a hidden aspect of our cities, and our lives.
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?

    TEDTalks
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. In this frank and often hilarious talk, she explains why she went by “Steve,” how she upended the expectations of the time, and shares some sure-fire ways to identify ambitious women …
  • Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art

    TEDTalks
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don't). In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a "miniature Versailles" in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.
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  • Kevin Rudd: Are China and the US doomed to conflict?

    TEDTalks
    1 Apr 2015 | 7:58 am
    The former prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd is also a longtime student of China, with a unique vantage point to watch its power rise in the past few decades. He asks whether the growing ambition of China will inevitably lead to conflict with other major powers -- and suggests another narrative.
  • Daniel Kish: How I use sonar to navigate the world

    TEDTalks
    31 Mar 2015 | 7:46 am
    Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation. He clicks his tongue and sends out flashes of sound that bounce off surfaces in the environment and return to him, helping him to construct an understanding of the space around him. In a rousing talk, Kish demonstrates how this works and asks us to let go of our fear of the “dark unknown.”
  • Alison Killing: There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help

    TEDTalks
    30 Mar 2015 | 7:56 am
    In this short, provocative talk, architect Alison Killing looks at buildings where death and dying happen -- cemeteries, hospitals, homes. The way we die is changing, and the way we build for dying ... well, maybe that should too. It's a surprisingly fascinating look at a hidden aspect of our cities, and our lives.
  • Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?

    TEDTalks
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Dame Stephanie Shirley is the most successful tech entrepreneur you never heard of. In the 1960s, she founded a pioneering all-woman software company in the UK, which was ultimately valued at $3 billion, making millionaires of 70 of her team members. In this frank and often hilarious talk, she explains why she went by “Steve,” how she upended the expectations of the time, and shares some sure-fire ways to identify ambitious women …
  • Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art

    TEDTalks
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:13 am
    Theaster Gates, a potter by training and a social activist by calling, wanted to do something about the sorry state of his neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. So he did, transforming abandoned buildings to create community hubs that connect and inspire those who still live there (and draw in those who don't). In this passionate talk, Gates describes his efforts to build a "miniature Versailles" in Chicago, and he shares his fervent belief that culture can be a catalyst for social transformation in any city, anywhere.
 
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    Podcasts

  • Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity

    TEDTalks
    13 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    What's the secret to unlocking the creativity hidden inside your daily work, and giving every great idea a chance? Harvard professor Linda Hill, co-author of "Collective Genius," has studied some of the world's most creative companies to come up with a set of tools and tactics to keep great ideas flowing -- from everyone in the company, not just the designated "creatives."
  • Ismael Nazario: What I learned as a kid in jail

    TEDTalks
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:22 am
    As a teenager, Ismael Nazario was sent to New York’s Rikers Island jail, where he spent 300 days in solitary confinement -- all before he was ever convicted of a crime. Now as a prison reform advocate he works to change the culture of American jails and prisons, where young people are frequently subjected to violence beyond imagination. Nazario tells his chilling story and suggests ways to help, rather than harm, teens in jail.
  • Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you

    TEDTalks
    10 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    "Architecture is not about math or zoning -- it's about visceral emotions," says Marc Kushner. In a sweeping — often funny — talk, he zooms through the past thirty years of architecture to show how the public, once disconnected, have become an essential part of the design process. With the help of social media, feedback reaches architects years before a building is even created. The result? Architecture that will do more for us than ever before.
  • Ilona Szabó de Carvalho: 4 lessons I learned from taking a stand against drugs and gun violence

    TEDTalks
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    Throughout her career in banking Ilona Szabó de Carvalho never imagined she’d someday start a social movement. But living in her native Brazil, which leads the world in homicidal violence, she realized she couldn’t just stand by and watch drugs and guns tear her country apart. Szabó de Carvalho reveals four crucial lessons she learned when she left her cushy job and took a fearless stand against the status quo.
  • Andy Yen: Think your email's private? Think again

    TEDTalks
    5 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Sending an email message is like sending a postcard, says scientist Andy Yen in this thought-provoking talk: Anyone can read it. Yet encryption, the technology that protects the privacy of email communication, does exist. It's just that until now it has been difficult to install and a hassle to use. Showing a demo of an email program he designed with colleagues at CERN, Yen argues that encryption can be made simple to the point of becoming the default option, providing true email privacy to all.
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    After Ted Talks

  • Virginia Postrel

    brian
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    Virginia Postrel Writer Who are you, and what do you do […] The post Virginia Postrel appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Jon Gosier

    brian
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Jon Gosier Investor, data scientist, entrepreneur Who a […] The post Jon Gosier appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa

    brian
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa Psychologist Who are you, and wha […] The post Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Eben Bayer

    brian
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    Eben Bayer Green designer Who are you, and what do you […] The post Eben Bayer appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Christoph Adami

    brian
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:39 am
    Christoph Adami Artificial life researcher Who are you, […] The post Christoph Adami appeared first on After Ted Talks.
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