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In the past two decades documentaries have become recognised as an innovative cultural form. Rather than just observing, they are now thought capable of creating change. In a publication for the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism entitled Why Documentaries Matter Nick Fraser, editor of th...
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This panel discussion from NASA headquarters focuses on recent discoveries of water and organics in our solar system, the role our sun plays in water-loss in neighboring planets, and our search for habitable worlds among the stars. Film Duration: 57 min
Simon Sinek presents a simple but powerful model for how leaders inspire action, starting with a golden circle and the question "Why?" His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers - and as a counterpoint Tivo, which (until a recent court victory that tripled its stock pric...
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" - standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident - can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an imp...
Throughout the history of Islam, says journalist Bobby Ghosh, there have been two sides to jihad: one, internal, a personal struggle to be better, the other external. A small minority (most recently Osama bin Laden) has appropriated the second, using it as an excuse for deadly global violence agains...
Sheryl Sandberg is Facebook’s Chief Operating Officer. She is responsible for helping Mark Zucherberg make Facebook profitable. Yet, with women like Sheryl Sandberg and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer leading the way, there are still far too few women in positions of power. Why is this? Sandberg delivers a...
What motivates us to work? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it isn't just money. But it's not exactly joy either. It seems that most of us thrive by making constant progress and feeling a sense of purpose. Behavioral economist Dan Ariely presents two eye-opening experiments that reveal our unexpecte...
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Graphene is a nanomaterial that is made out of pure carbon. Nanotechnology has been used in various fields such as computer science and engineering, physics, chemistry and biology.These single layer sheets of graphite are as thick as just one atom, which means the scale of things on the nano scale a...
Russell Foster is a circadian neuroscientist: He studies the sleep cycles of the brain. And he asks: What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives. In this talk, Foster shares three popular theories about why we sleep, busts some myths about ho...
Radio host Julie Burstein talks with creative people for a living - and shares four lessons about how to create in the face of challenge, self-doubt and loss. Hear insights from filmmaker Mira Nair, writer Richard Ford, sculptor Richard Serra and photographer Joel Meyerowitz. TEDTalks is a daily vid...
In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.TEDTalks is a...

Distorted Morality

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In this remarkable documentary Distorted Morality, Noam Chomsky offers a riveting but devastating critique of America’s current war on terror arguing, in fact, that it is a logistical impossibility for such a war to be taking place.Professor Chomsky presents his reasoning with astonishing and refres...
Published on Nov 7, 2012Award-winning journalist Hanna Rosin argues that the transitional economy is ushering in a new era in gender relations, and explores how both men and women can adapt to our rapidly changing social and cultural dynamics.Chair: John Harris, journalist and author.Running Time -...
Seventy thousand years ago, our human ancestors were insignificant animals, just minding their own business in a corner of Africa with all the other animals. But now, few would disagree that humans dominate planet Earth; we've spread to every continent, and our actions determine the fate of other an...

Chasing Ice

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Ed and State Representative Dan Kelley attended the presentation by James Balog last night. Balog's work combines art and science to explain the huge consequences to life on Earth as the loss of ice accelerates. Also, Matt Sinovic with Iowa Progress discusses the American Legislative Exchange Counci...
Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket. Film Durati...
"Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert," begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk. And terrifyingly, it's happening to about two-thirds of the world's grasslands, accelerating climate change and causing traditional grazing societies to descend into social chaos....