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TED Talks
"If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."
"Sleep may actually be a kind of elegant design solution to some of the brain's most basic needs."
"We have to be prepared to change our minds." Why the best thinking partners will try to prove you wrong:
"Facts are vulnerable to misuse." How critical thinking can help us make sense of big data:
"We have a public health information crisis, and uninformed journalists." Where to learn the facts about Ebola:
How should we fight Ebola and other health crises? Ask Cuban doctors:
How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are:
"We're told that we should all be leaders, but if you really care about a movement, have the courage to follow."
Think mass surveillance isn't a problem because you're not doing anything wrong? Think again.
One more reason to get a good night's sleep:
Can you finish this quote? "The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / but in ourselves, that we are..."
"The quantum universe is far stranger than Einstein wanted to believe." His last great contribution to physics:
"Fundamentalism isn't faith; it's fanatacism. We have to stop confusing the two."
"We need a diversity of affection and diversity of family in order to strengthen the ecosphere of kindness."
"Let's make sure our ideas of success are our own, that we are truly the authors of our own ambitions."
"Data doesn't create meaning; we do." Why critical thinking skills are now more important than ever before:
Want to know what's going on with #Ebola? A more reliable source of information:
"The truth won't set us free until we develop the skills and the moral courage to use it."
"All kids have tremendous talents. And we squander them, pretty ruthlessly."
"Great leaders are not head-down. They see around corners, shaping their future, not just reacting to it."
This is a photograph, not a painting. Surprised? Artist Alexa Meade paints directly on her subjects, making a three-dimensional scene look two-dimensional. In this photo, Alexa painted the woman and submerged her in a pool of milk. The result is a delightful trick to the eyes. To see more of Alexa's
"Despair is self-fulfilling. If we call something impossible, we act in such a way that makes it so."
"Listen to understand. By just being there, you may be the turning point they need."
Are millennials the next greatest generation? 6 thoughtful answers on @TEDRadioHour:
“Access to information is a critical currency of power.”
A beautiful story of a father and daughter learning to communicate after a severe stroke:
"People don't buy what you do; they buy why you do it."
Are you smarter than a 19th century 5th grader? Try this quiz and find out:
"Creativity is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status."
“A snob is anybody who takes a small part of you and uses that to come to a complete vision of who you are.”
"When we face hard choices, we become the authors of our own lives."
"Art can remake one's identity and transform preconceptions."
"Self-discipline is like a muscle; the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets."
Hani and his little brother are two of 50 million refugees in the world today -- the highest number since WWII. When they escaped from Syria, Hani took one thing with him: his high school diploma. “If I am not a student, I am nothing,” he says, recalling how he risked his life every day on his way t
Skip cable news: A better source of Ebola information @Eboladeeply
"We can do more than simply helping refugees survive. We can help them thrive."
Ever play follow the leader with an octopus? The charming story of a deep-sea friendship:
Fascinating stories from a space mission to explore Saturn:
"Catching cancer early is the closest thing we have to a silver bullet cure against it."
"Education allows refugee children to think of their future. Of hope, rather than hatred."
You asked, @TEDchris listened. Coming soon: the official TED guide to public speaking.
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10 weird facts about orgasm, from obscure scientific research:
"We cannot lose the war against cancer. It not only costs us billions of dollars, but it costs us people we love."
Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg wants us to stop and smell the flowers… or at least take a good, long look. His timelapse films record their blooming beauty as their petals open and close throughout the day. “To see flowers move is a dance I’ll never get tired of,” he says. To see more of his work, go
This retired schoolteacher spends his free time Skyping with Indian schoolkids
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"Are our brains so versatile and expandable that we can train ourselves to break out of the box of our evolution?"
What will the future look like? 7 bold predictions: (via @TEDRadioHour)
This new test can detect cancer before you show any symptoms. Watch the first live demo:
10 thought-provoking #TEDTalks by writers: