What's it like to be a robot? | Leila Takayama
3 days ago ∗ Views: 51,574
We already live among robots: tools and machines like dishwashers and thermostats so integrated into our lives that we'd never think to call them that...
The surprising solution to ocean plastic | David Katz
3 days ago ∗ Views: 58,962
Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That's the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwi...
The dangerous evolution of HIV | Edsel Salvaña
4 days ago ∗ Views: 55,819
Think we're winning the battle against HIV? Maybe not, as the next wave of drug-resistant viruses arrives. In an eye-opening talk, TED Fellow Edsel Sa...
The business benefits of doing good | Wendy Woods
4 days ago ∗ Views: 23,561
"The only way we're going to make substantial progress on the challenging problems of our time is for business to drive the solutions," says social im...
An economic case for protecting the planet | Naoko Ishii
5 days ago ∗ Views: 26,523
We all share one planet -- we breathe the same air, drink the same water and depend on the same oceans, forests and biodiversity. Economist Naoko Ishi...
What comes after tragedy? Forgiveness | Azim Khamisa and Ples Felix
6 days ago ∗ Views: 32,120
On one awful night in 1995, Ples Felix's 14-year-old grandson murdered Azim Khamisa's son in a gang initiation fueled by drugs, alcohol and a false se...
Want to change the world? Start by being brave enough to care | Cleo Wade
1 week ago ∗ Views: 103,628
Artist and poet Cleo Wade recites a moving poem about being an advocate for love and acceptance in a time when both seem in short supply. Woven betwee...
The hidden role informal caregivers play in health care | Scott Williams
1 week ago ∗ Views: 24,876
Once a cared-for patient and now a caregiver himself, Scott Williams highlights the invaluable role of informal caregivers -- those friends and relati...
American bipartisan politics can be saved -- here's how | Bob Inglis
1 week ago ∗ Views: 35,912
Former Republican member of the U.S. Congress Bob Inglis shares an optimistic message about how conservatives can lead on climate change and other pre...
Talk about your death while you're still healthy | Michelle Knox
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 48,283
Do you know what you want when you die? Do you know how you want to be remembered? In a candid, heartfelt talk about a subject most of us would rather...
The search for "aha!" moments | Matt Goldman
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 36,799
In 1988, Matt Goldman co-founded Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway production that became a sensation known for its humor, blue body paint and wild stun...
How to put the power of law in people's hands | Vivek Maru
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 33,660
What can you do when the wheels of justice don't turn fast enough? Or when they don't turn at all? Vivek Maru is working to transform the relationship...
A one-man musical phenomenon | Jacob Collier
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 74,209
Jacob Collier is a one-man band and force of nature. In a dynamic, colorful performance, he recreates the magical room at his home in London where he ...
How we can stop Africa's scientific brain drain | Kevin Njabo
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 23,176
How can Africans find solutions to Africa's problems? Conservation biologist Kevin Njabo tells his personal story of how he nearly became part of the ...
Want to be more creative? Go for a walk | Marily Oppezzo
2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 127,616
When trying to come up with a new idea, we all have times when we get stuck. But according to research by behavioral and learning scientist Marily Opp...