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  • 13:28 A pro wrestler's guide to confidence | Mike Kinney

    A pro wrestler's guide to confidence | Mike Kinney

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    You are more than you think you are, says former pro wrestler Mike Kinney -- you just have to find what makes you unique and use it to your advantage. For years Kinney "turned up" the parts of himself that made him special as he invented and perfected his

  • 19:55 The powerful stories that shaped Africa | Gus Casely-Hayford

    The powerful stories that shaped Africa | Gus Casely-Hayford

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    In the vast sweep of history, even an empire can be forgotten. In this wide-ranging talk, Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel to Great Zimbabwe, the ancient city whose mysterious origins

  • 07:20 Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina

    Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina

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    With her gorgeous, haunting photographs, artist Uldus Bakhtiozina documents dreams, working with daily life as she imagines it could be. She creates everything in her work by hand -- from costumes to stages -- without digital manipulation, bringing us ima

  • 05:19 A precise, three-word address for every place on earth | Chris Sheldrick

    A precise, three-word address for every place on earth | Chris Sheldrick

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    With what3words, Chris Sheldrick and his team have divided the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigned each a unique, three-word identifier, like famous.splice.writers or blocks.evenly.breed, giving a precise address to the billions of people

  • 19:49 The new age of corporate monopolies | Margrethe Vestager

    The new age of corporate monopolies | Margrethe Vestager

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    Margrethe Vestager wants to keep European markets competitive -- which is why, on behalf of the EU, she's fined Google $2.8 billion for breaching antitrust rules, asked Apple for $15.3 billion in back taxes and investigated a range of companies, from Gazp

  • 05:33 We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer | Elizabeth Wayne

    We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer | Elizabeth Wayne

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    After decades of research and billions spent in clinical trials, we still have a problem with cancer drug delivery, says biomedical engineer Elizabeth Wayne. Chemotherapy kills cancer -- but it kills the rest of your body, too. Instead of using human desi

  • 09:02 What's hidden under the Greenland ice sheet? | Kristin Poinar

    What's hidden under the Greenland ice sheet? | Kristin Poinar

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    The Greenland ice sheet is massive, mysterious -- and melting. Using advanced technology, scientists are revealing its secrets for the first time, and what they've found is amazing: hidden under the ice sheet is a vast aquifer that holds a Lake Tahoe-size

  • 14:45 How we can end sexual harassment at work | Gretchen Carlson

    How we can end sexual harassment at work | Gretchen Carlson

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    When Gretchen Carlson spoke out about her experience of workplace sexual harassment, it inspired women everywhere to take their power back and tell the world what happened to them. In a remarkable, fierce talk, she tells her story -- and identifies three

  • 08:43 The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric Dyer

    The forgotten art of the zoetrope | Eric Dyer

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    Artist Eric Dyer spent years working at a computer to produce images for the screen. Longing to get his hands back on his work, he began exploring the zoetrope, a popular 19th-century device that was used to create the illusion of motion long before the a

  • 10:07 Why jobs of the future won't feel like work | David Lee

    Why jobs of the future won't feel like work | David Lee

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    We've all heard that robots are going to take our jobs -- but what can we do about it? Innovation expert David Lee says that we should start designing jobs that unlock our hidden talents and passions -- the things we spend our weekends doing -- to keep us

  • 06:58 How I became an entrepreneur at 66 | Paul Tasner

    How I became an entrepreneur at 66 | Paul Tasner

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    It's never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner -- after working continuously for other people for 40 years, he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion. And he's not alone. As

  • 09:31 Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage

    Electrical experiments with plants that count and communicate | Greg Gage

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    Neuroscientist Greg Gage takes sophisticated equipment used to study the brain out of graduate-level labs and brings them to middle- and high-school classrooms (and, sometimes, to the TED stage.) Prepare to be amazed as he hooks up the Mimosa pudica, a pl

  • 14:10 How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress | Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

    How Africa can use its traditional knowledge to make progress | Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

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    Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu wants to see Africans unleash their suppressed creative and innovative energies by acknowledging the significance of their indigenous, authentic knowledge. In this powerful talk, she shares examples of untapped, traditional African kn

  • 17:59 How to seek truth in the era of fake news | Christiane Amanpour

    How to seek truth in the era of fake news | Christiane Amanpour

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    Known worldwide for her courage and clarity, Christiane Amanpour has spent the past three decades interviewing business, cultural and political leaders who have shaped history. In conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Amanpour discusses fake news,

  • 21:59 The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

    The revolutionary power of diverse thought | Elif Shafak

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    "From populist demagogues, we will learn the indispensability of democracy," says novelist Elif Shafak. "From isolationists, we will learn the need for global solidarity. And from tribalists, we will learn the beauty of cosmopolitanism" A native of Turkey

  • 06:36 Don't suffer from your depression in silence | Nikki Webber Allen

    Don't suffer from your depression in silence | Nikki Webber Allen

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    Having feelings isn't a sign of weakness -- they mean we're human, says producer and activist Nikki Webber Allen. Even after being diagnosed with anxiety and depression, Webber Allen felt too ashamed to tell anybody, keeping her condition a secret until a

  • 17:34 A global food crisis may be less than a decade away | Sara Menker

    A global food crisis may be less than a decade away | Sara Menker

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    Sara Menker quit a career in commodities trading to figure out how the global value chain of agriculture works. Her discoveries have led to some startling predictions: "We could have a tipping point in global food and agriculture if surging demand surpass

  • 07:49 Mind-blowing, magnified portraits of insects | Levon Biss

    Mind-blowing, magnified portraits of insects | Levon Biss

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    Photographer Levon Biss was looking for a new, extraordinary subject when one afternoon he and his young son popped a ground beetle under a microscope and discovered the wondrous world of insects. Applying his knowledge of photography to subjects just fiv

  • 13:40 How LIGO discovered gravitational waves  (with English subtitles) | Gabriela González

    How LIGO discovered gravitational waves (with English subtitles) | Gabriela González

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    (Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) More than 100 years after Albert Einstein predicted gravitational waves -- ripples in space-time caused by violent cosmic

  • 10:39 The magic of Khmer classical dance | Prumsodun Ok

    The magic of Khmer classical dance | Prumsodun Ok

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    For more than 1,000 years, Khmer dancers in Cambodia have been seen as living bridges between heaven and earth. In this graceful dance-talk hybrid, artist Prumsodun Ok -- founder of Cambodia's first all-male and gay-identified dance company -- details the

  • 12:26 Lessons from the longest study on human development | Helen Pearson

    Lessons from the longest study on human development | Helen Pearson

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    For the past 70 years, scientists in Britain have been studying thousands of children through their lives to find out why some end up happy and healthy while others struggle. It's the longest-running study of human development in the world, and it's produ

  • 12:00 What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea | Euna Lee

    What I learned as a prisoner in North Korea | Euna Lee

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    In March 2009, North Korean soldiers captured journalist Euna Lee and her colleague Laura Ling while they were shooting a documentary on the border with China. The courts sentenced them to 12 years of hard labor, but American diplomats eventually negotiat

  • 11:52 3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt

    3 fears about screen time for kids -- and why they're not true | Sara DeWitt

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    We check our phones upwards of 50 times per day -- but when our kids play around with them, we get nervous. Are screens ruining childhood? Not according to children's media expert Sara DeWitt. In a talk that may make you feel a bit less guilty about passi

  • 04:48 What teen pregnancy looks like in Latin America | Christian Rodríguez

    What teen pregnancy looks like in Latin America | Christian Rodríguez

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    Christian Rodríguez is a photographer and filmmaker -- and the son of a teenage mother. For the past five years, he has documented teen pregnancy in Latin America, creating intimate and dignified portraits of mothers as young as 12 years old. In this movi

  • 13:02 The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings | Anna Heringer

    The warmth and wisdom of mud buildings | Anna Heringer

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    "There are a lot of resources given by nature for free -- all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them," says architect Anna Heringer. Heringer uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to create structures from China to Swi

  • 11:08 Future tech will give you the benefits of city life anywhere | Julio Gil

    Future tech will give you the benefits of city life anywhere | Julio Gil

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    Don't believe predictions that say the future is trending towards city living. Urbanization is actually reaching the end of its cycle, says logistics expert Julio Gil, and soon more people will be choosing to live (and work) in the countryside, thanks to

  • 11:52 Why people of different faiths are painting their houses of worship yellow | Nabila Alibhai

    Why people of different faiths are painting their houses of worship yellow | Nabila Alibhai

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    Divisions along religious lines are deepening, and we're doubting more and more how much we have in common. How can we stand boldly and visibly together? Inspired by an idea from her collaborator Yazmany Arboleda, place-maker Nabila Alibhai and her collea

  • 05:28 The fascinating secret lives of giant clams | Mei Lin Neo

    The fascinating secret lives of giant clams | Mei Lin Neo

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    When you think about the deep blue sea, you might instantly think of whales or coral reefs. But spare a thought for giant clams, the world's largest living shellfish. These incredible creatures can live to 100, grow up to four and a half feet long and wei

  • 07:06 The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu

    The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu

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    How can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren't enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stor

  • 08:40 How a video game might help us build better cities | Karoliina Korppoo

    How a video game might help us build better cities | Karoliina Korppoo

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    With more than half of the world population living in cities, one thing is undeniable: we are an urban species. Part game, part urban planning sketching tool, "Cities: Skylines" encourages people to use their creativity and self-expression to rethink the

  • 18:21 A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson

    A black man goes undercover in the alt-right | Theo E.J. Wilson

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    In an unmissable talk about race and politics in America, Theo E.J. Wilson tells the story of becoming Lucius25, white supremacist lurker, and the unexpected compassion and surprising perspective he found from engaging with people he disagrees with. He en

  • 10:52 What intelligent machines can learn from a school of fish | Radhika Nagpal

    What intelligent machines can learn from a school of fish | Radhika Nagpal

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    Science fiction visions of the future show us AI built to replicate our way of thinking -- but what if we modeled it instead on the other kinds of intelligence found in nature? Robotics engineer Radhika Nagpal studies the collective intelligence displayed

  • 04:51 The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos

    The most Martian place on Earth | Armando Azua-Bustos

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    How can you study Mars without a spaceship? Head to the most Martian place on Earth -- the Atacama Desert in Chile. Astrobiologist Armando Azua-Bustos grew up in this vast, arid landscape and now studies the rare life forms that have adapted to survive th

  • 07:57 What we're missing in the debate about immigration | Duarte Geraldino

    What we're missing in the debate about immigration | Duarte Geraldino

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    Between 2008 and 2016, the United States deported more than three million people. What happens to those left behind? Journalist Duarte Geraldino picks up the story of deportation where the state leaves off. Learn more about the wider impact of forced remo

  • 13:31 Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again | Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

    Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again | Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò

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    How can Africa, the home to some of the largest bodies of water in the world, be said to have a water crisis? It doesn't, says Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò -- it has a knowledge crisis. Táíwò suggests that lack of knowledge on important topics like water and fo

  • 14:55 How digital DNA could help you make better health choices | Jun Wang

    How digital DNA could help you make better health choices | Jun Wang

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    What if you could know exactly how food or medication would impact your health -- before you put it in your body? Genomics researcher Jun Wang is working to develop digital doppelgangers for real people; they start with genetic code, but they'll also fact

  • 15:58 The fascinating physics of everyday life | Helen Czerski

    The fascinating physics of everyday life | Helen Czerski

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    Physics doesn't just happen in a fancy lab -- it happens when you push a piece of buttered toast off the table or drop a couple of raisins in a fizzy drink or watch a coffee spill dry. Become a more interesting dinner guest as physicist Helen Czerski pres

  • 13:16 Living sculptures that stand for history's truths | Sethembile Msezane

    Living sculptures that stand for history's truths | Sethembile Msezane

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    In the century-old statues that dotted Cape Town, Sethembile Mzesane didn't see anything that looked like her own reality. So she became a living sculpture herself, standing for hours on end in public spaces dressed in symbolic costumes, to reclaim the ci

  • 12:06 The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing | Augie Picado

    The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing | Augie Picado

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    We've heard a lot of rhetoric lately suggesting that countries like the US are losing valuable manufacturing jobs to lower-cost markets like China, Mexico and Vietnam -- and that protectionism is the best way forward. But those jobs haven't disappeared fo

  • 13:29 What really motivates people to be honest in business | Alexander Wagner

    What really motivates people to be honest in business | Alexander Wagner

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    Each year, one in seven large corporations commits fraud. Why? To find out, Alexander Wagner takes us inside the economics, ethics and psychology of doing the right thing. Join him for an introspective journey down the slippery slopes of deception as he h

  • 15:35 A forgotten ancient grain that could help Africa prosper | Pierre Thiam

    A forgotten ancient grain that could help Africa prosper | Pierre Thiam

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    Forget quinoa. Meet fonio, an ancient "miracle grain" native to Senegal that's versatile, nutritious and gluten-free. In this passionate talk, chef Pierre Thiam shares his obsession with the hardy crop and explains why he believes that its industrial-scal

  • 12:19 There's more to life than being happy | Emily Esfahani Smith

    There's more to life than being happy | Emily Esfahani Smith

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    Our culture is obsessed with happiness, but what if there's a more fulfilling path? Happiness comes and goes, says writer Emily Esfahani Smith, but having meaning in life -- serving something beyond yourself and developing the best within you -- gives you

  • 14:26 How our friendship survives our opposing politics | Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge

    How our friendship survives our opposing politics | Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge

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    Can you still be friends with someone who doesn't vote the same way as you? For Caitlin Quattromani and Lauran Arledge, two best friends who think very differently about politics, the outcome of the 2016 US presidential election could have resulted in hos

  • 12:04 Who belongs in a city? |  OluTimehin Adegbeye

    Who belongs in a city? | OluTimehin Adegbeye

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    Underneath every shiny new megacity, there's often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nig

  • 11:55 What it feels like to see Earth from space | Benjamin Grant

    What it feels like to see Earth from space | Benjamin Grant

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    What the astronauts felt when they saw Earth from space changed them forever. Author and artist Benjamin Grant aims to provoke this same feeling of overwhelming scale and beauty in each of us through a series of stunning satellite images that show the eff

  • 11:04 Would you live in a floating city in the sky? (with English subtitles) | Tomás Saraceno

    Would you live in a floating city in the sky? (with English subtitles) | Tomás Saraceno

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    (Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) In a mind-bending talk that blurs the line between science and art, Tomás Saraceno exhibits a series of air-inspired sculp

  • 12:19 A smog vacuum cleaner and other magical city designs | Daan Roosegaarde

    A smog vacuum cleaner and other magical city designs | Daan Roosegaarde

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    Daan Roosegaarde uses technology and creative thinking to produce imaginative, earth-friendly designs. He presents his latest projects -- from the sidewalks of Amsterdam, where he reinterpreted "The Starry Night" to get people thinking about green energy,

  • 11:39 How young people join violent extremist groups -- and how to stop them | Erin Marie Saltman

    How young people join violent extremist groups -- and how to stop them | Erin Marie Saltman

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    Terrorists and extremists aren't all naturally violent sociopaths -- they're deliberately recruited and radicalized in a process that doesn't fit into a neat pattern. Erin Marie Saltman discusses the push and pull factors that cause people to join extremi

  • 19:16 Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are | Chetan Bhatt

    Dare to refuse the origin myths that claim who you are | Chetan Bhatt

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    We all have origin stories and identity myths, our tribal narratives that give us a sense of security and belonging. But sometimes our small-group identities can keep us from connecting with humanity as a whole -- and even keep us even from seeing others

  • 14:26 How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer Granick

    How the US government spies on people who protest -- including you | Jennifer Granick

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    What's stopping the American government from recording your phone calls, reading your emails and monitoring your location? Very little, says surveillance and cybersecurity counsel Jennifer Granick. The government collects all kinds of information about yo