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TED Talk of the week Dan Gartenberg: The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it :


There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the stage that (among other wonderful ...


Today's TED Talk - The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it:


There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (among ...


TED Talks - To raise brave girls, encourage adventure:


My life changed when a friend taught me that even though we were adults, our personalities aren't locked in. It sounds obvious, but with some intention, we don't have to be the same people we ...


TED Talk of the week Elizabeth Blackburn: The science of cells that never get old:


What makes our bodies age ... our skin wrinkle, our hair turn white, our immune systems weaken? Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with the discovery ...


TED Talk - The art of stillness:


In an age characterized by aggressive haste and information overload, Pico Iyer's talk on the art of stillness points us to "one of our greatest [and mostly forgotten] luxuries" -- the empty space ...


TodaY's TED Talk - The new generation of computers is programming itself:


"Only one percent of interesting things have been invented yet," Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity. In an ...


TodaY's TED Talk - The new generation of computers is programming itself:


"Only one percent of interesting things have been invented yet," Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity. In an ...


TED Talk of the week - Sarah Corbett: Activism needs introverts :


Almost everyone has a cause they love and want to support, but for the introverts among us, the traditional forms of activism -- the marches, the protests, the door-to-door canvassing -- can be really ...


Today's TED Talk - How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions:


The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a spectacular ...


Today's TED Talk - How can groups make good decisions?:


We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? With his colleague Dan Ariely, neuroscientist Mariano ...


Today's TED Talk - How we'll earn money in a future without jobs:


Machines that can think, learn and adapt are coming -- and that could mean that we humans will end up with significant unemployment. What should we do about it? In a straightforward talk about a controversial ...


Today's TED Talk - Lessons from the longest study on human development:


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 ...


Today's TED Talk - Future tech will give you the benefits of city life anywhere:


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 ...


Today's TED Talk - What intelligent machines can learn from a school of fish:


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 ...


NEW ON TED.COM - What really motivates people to be honest in business:


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 ...


Today's TED Talk - The real reason manufacturing jobs are disappearing:


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 ...


TED Talk of the week - Manoush Zomorodi: How boredom can lead to your most brilliant ideas:


Do you sometimes have your most creative ideas while folding laundry, washing dishes or doing nothing in particular? It's because when your body goes on autopilot, your brain gets busy forming new neural ...


Today's TED Talk - Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors:


That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a ...


Today's TED Talk - A simple new blood test that can catch cancer early:


Jimmy Lin is developing technologies to catch cancer months to years before current methods. He shares a breakthrough technique that looks for small signals of cancer's presence via a simple blood test, ...


Today's TED Talk - How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer):


Loneliness doesn't always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us -- and it's often the result of the homes we ...


Today's TED Talk - Don't feel sorry for refugees -- believe in them:


"We have seen advances in every aspect of our lives -- except our humanity," says Luma Mufleh, a Jordanian immigrant and Muslim of Syrian descent who founded the first accredited school for refugees in ...


Today's TED Talk - Science didn't understand my kids' rare disease until I decided to study it:


Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma ...


TED Talk - How to exploit democracy | Laura Galante:


Hacking, fake news, information bubbles ... all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace analyst Laura Galante describes in this alarming talk, the real target ...


TED Talks - This is what's in Elon Musk's brain right now:


Technology entrepreneur Elon Musk has envisioned the future of travel and it's getting close -- and fast. Motoring from Los Angeles to New York City in a fully autonomous car? By the end of 2017, ...


TED Talk: Prioritizing these three things will improve your life -- and maybe even save it:


Want to live longer, enjoy life more and actually find that elusive happiness? Among the dozens of big ideas shared this week at the international TED conference -- from a robot that could outperform ...


TED Day Three: The Mind-Scrambling TED Talk I Won't Stop Sharing:


For a reporter, trying to wrap your head around TED can be difficult. Famous people stride by everywhere. The sessions come in a deluge of sweeping, world-consequential themes: artificial intelligence, ...


Today's TED Talk - What you can do to prevent Alzheimer's:


Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of Still Alice, Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease -- and some promising research ...


TEDxStanford's 'In the Moment' theme encourages reflection amidst tumult:


Speakers at the sixth annual TEDxStanford conference addressed pressing issues, including foreign policy crises, the nation's opioid epidemic and affordable health care. The event inspired attendees ...


Today's TED Talk - Pope Francis: "Why the only future worth building includes everyone":


A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people ...


Speaker Submissions Sought for TEDxWhitefish 2017! YAY!:


Due to overwhelming interest from highly qualified individuals, we've decided to use an application process for the event. To be considered as a speaker or a performer please complete the following. ...

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