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The living tech we need to support human life on other planets | Lynn Rothschild

16:21

What would it take to settle Mars? In a talk about the future of space exploration, Lynn Rothschild reviews the immense challenges ...

How a typeface helped launch Apollo | Douglas Thomas

14:27

When humanity first landed on the moon in 1969, the typeface Futura was right there with them. In this fascinating history of ...

Architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders | Brandon Clifford

4:23

How did ancient civilizations move massive stones to build Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Easter Island statues? In this quick ...

What almost dying taught me about living | Suleika Jaouad

17:24

"The hardest part of my cancer experience began once the cancer was gone," says author Suleika Jaouad. In this fierce, funny, ...

How synthetic biology could wipe out humanity -- and how we can stop it | Rob Reid

16:37

The world-changing promise of synthetic biology and gene editing has a dark side. In this far-seeing talk, author and entrepreneur ...

5 challenges we could solve by designing new proteins | David Baker

10:20

Proteins are remarkable molecular machines: they digest your food, fire your neurons, power your immune system and so much ...

The political power of being a good neighbor | Michael Tubbs

17:26

Michael Tubbs is the youngest mayor in American history to represent a city with more than 100000 people -- and his policies are ...

3 steps to turn everyday get-togethers into transformative gatherings | Priya Parker

10:19

Why do some gatherings take off and others don't? Author Priya Parker shares three easy steps to turn your parties, dinners, ...

The mysterious microbes living deep inside the earth -- and how they could help humanity | K. Lloyd

14:00

The ground beneath your feet is home to a massive, mysterious world of microbes -- some of which have been in the earth's crust ...

Why we get mad -- and why it's healthy | Ryan Martin

13:07

Anger researcher Ryan Martin draws from a career studying what makes people mad to explain some of the cognitive processes ...

"Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved | Kate Bowler

14:50

In life's toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was diagnosed ...

Sleep is your superpower | Matt Walker

19:19

Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature's best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep ...

How to Get Your Brain to Focus | Chris Bailey | TEDxManchester

15:57

The latest research is clear: the state of our attention determines the state of our lives. So how do we harness our attention to focus ...

The secrets of learning a new language | Lýdia Machová

10:46

Want to learn a new language but feel daunted or unsure where to begin? You don't need some special talent or a "language ...

How to build your confidence -- and spark it in others | Brittany Packnett

13:31

"Confidence is the necessary spark before everything that follows," says educator and activist Brittany Packnett. In an inspiring talk ...

The lies our culture tells us about what matters --- and a better way to live | David Brooks

14:55

Our society is in the midst of a social crisis, says op-ed columnist and author David Brooks: we're trapped in a valley of isolation ...

The difference between healthy and unhealthy love | Katie Hood

12:14

In a talk about understanding and practicing the art of healthy relationships, Katie Hood reveals the five signs you might be in an ...

Why 30 is not the new 20 | Meg Jay

14:50

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay has a bold message for twentysomethings: Contrary to popular belief, your 20s are not a ...

What makes you special? | Mariana Atencio | TEDxUniversityofNevada

17:47

NBC News journalist Mariana Atencio has traveled the world from Haiti to Hong Kong. In her TEDx talk, Mariana tells us how the ...

After watching this, your brain will not be the same | Lara Boyd | TEDxVancouver

14:25

In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you ...

Why we get mad -- and why it's healthy | Ryan Martin

13:07

Anger researcher Ryan Martin draws from a career studying what makes people mad to explain some of the cognitive processes ...

A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

9:25

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between ...

How to gain control of your free time | Laura Vanderkam

11:55

There are 168 hours in each week. How do we find time for what matters most? Time management expert Laura Vanderkam ...

The price of shame | Monica Lewinsky

22:31

In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously ...

How to speak so that people want to listen | Julian Treasure

9:59

Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help you fix that. As the sound ...

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

14:04

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last ...

Don't strive to be famous, strive to be talented | Maisie Williams | TEDxManchester

16:22

Maisie is an actress, an entrepreneur, and an activist. Yet to this day, she has no formal qualifications to her name. Her career has ...

Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins

5:38

View full lesson: In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded ...