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  • My year of saying yes to everything | Shonda Rhimes

    Shonda Rhimes, the titan behind Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder, is responsible for some 70 hours of television per season, and she loves to work. “When I am hard at work, when I am deep in it, there is no other feeling,” she says.

    CONKMarch 9, 2016
    8,878 votes, average: 4.70 out of 58,878 votes, average: 4.70 out of 58,878 votes, average: 4.70 out of 58,878 votes, average: 4.70 out of 58,878 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5
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  • 10 ways to have a better conversation | Celeste Headlee:

    When your job hinges on how well you talk to people, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. Celeste Headlee has worked as a radio host for decades, and she knows the ingredients of a great conversation: Honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening.

    CONKMarch 8, 2016
    42,712 votes, average: 4.95 out of 542,712 votes, average: 4.95 out of 542,712 votes, average: 4.95 out of 542,712 votes, average: 4.95 out of 542,712 votes, average: 4.95 out of 5
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  • The brain may be able to repair itself — with help | Jocelyne Bloch

    Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain’s inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues may have found the key to neural repair: Doublecortin-positive cells.

    CONKMarch 7, 2016
    3,442 votes, average: 4.93 out of 53,442 votes, average: 4.93 out of 53,442 votes, average: 4.93 out of 53,442 votes, average: 4.93 out of 53,442 votes, average: 4.93 out of 5
    (3,442 votes; 4.93 of 5)
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  • The problem with race-based medicine | Dorothy Roberts

    Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. In this searing talk, Roberts lays out the lingering traces of race-based medicine — and invites us to be a part of ending it.

    CONKMarch 4, 2016
    2,485 votes, average: 1.78 out of 52,485 votes, average: 1.78 out of 52,485 votes, average: 1.78 out of 52,485 votes, average: 1.78 out of 52,485 votes, average: 1.78 out of 5
    (2,485 votes; 1.78 of 5)
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  • The case for fish farming | Mike Velings

    We’re headed towards a global food crisis: Nearly 3 billion people depend on the ocean for food, and at our current rate we already take more fish from the ocean than it can naturally replace.

    CONKMarch 3, 2016
    1,545 votes, average: 4.44 out of 51,545 votes, average: 4.44 out of 51,545 votes, average: 4.44 out of 51,545 votes, average: 4.44 out of 51,545 votes, average: 4.44 out of 5
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  • How I’m discovering the secrets of ancient texts | Gregory Heyworth

    Gregory Heyworth is a textual scientist; he and his lab work on new ways to read ancient manuscripts and maps using spectral imaging technology. In this fascinating talk, watch as Heyworth shines a light on lost history, deciphering texts that haven’t been read in thousands of years.

    CONKMarch 2, 2016
    1,967 votes, average: 4.92 out of 51,967 votes, average: 4.92 out of 51,967 votes, average: 4.92 out of 51,967 votes, average: 4.92 out of 51,967 votes, average: 4.92 out of 5
    (1,967 votes; 4.92 of 5)
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  • Shape-shifting tech will change work as we know it | Sean Follmer

    Interaction designer Sean Follmer is building a future with machines that bring information to life under your fingers as you work with it. In this talk, check out prototypes for a 3D shape-shifting table, a phone that turns into a wristband, a deformable game controller and more that may change the way we live and work.

    CONKMarch 1, 2016
    3,791 votes, average: 4.82 out of 53,791 votes, average: 4.82 out of 53,791 votes, average: 4.82 out of 53,791 votes, average: 4.82 out of 53,791 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5
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  • Economic growth has stalled. Let’s fix it | Dambisa Moyo

    Economic growth is the defining challenge of our time; without it, political and social instability rises, human progress stagnates and societies grow dimmer. But, says economist Dambisa Moyo, dogmatic capitalism isn’t creating the growth we need.

    CONKFebruary 29, 2016
    1,084 votes, average: 2.83 out of 51,084 votes, average: 2.83 out of 51,084 votes, average: 2.83 out of 51,084 votes, average: 2.83 out of 51,084 votes, average: 2.83 out of 5
    (1,084 votes; 2.83 of 5)
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  • Special Olympics let me be myself — a champion | Matthew Williams

    How much do you know about intellectual disabilities? Special Olympics champion and ambassador Matthew Williams is proof that athletic competition and the camaraderie it fosters can transform lives, both on and off the field.

    CONKFebruary 26, 2016
    1,102 votes, average: 4.71 out of 51,102 votes, average: 4.71 out of 51,102 votes, average: 4.71 out of 51,102 votes, average: 4.71 out of 51,102 votes, average: 4.71 out of 5
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  • George Mitchell: DC Has Weaponized Judicial Nominations

    Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell says he tried, but failed to stop the ‘downward spiral’ of politicizing the judicial confirmation process.

    CONKFebruary 25, 2016
    0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
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  • How we’ll fight the next deadly virus | Pardis Sabeti

    When Ebola broke out in March 2014, Pardis Sabeti and her team got to work sequencing the virus’s genome, learning how it mutated and spread. Sabeti immediately released her research online, so virus trackers and scientists from around the world could join in the urgent fight.

    CONKFebruary 25, 2016
    884 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5884 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5884 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5884 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5884 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5
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  • Wed, Feb 24, 2016

    Apple CEO Tim Cook Speaks Exclusively With David Muir; Facebook Releases New Options Beyond ‘Liking’ Posts; Tornado Watch Stretches From South Carolina to New Jersey

    CONKFebruary 24, 2016
    0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 50 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5
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  • A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

    Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us.

    CONKFebruary 24, 2016
    24,275 votes, average: 4.89 out of 524,275 votes, average: 4.89 out of 524,275 votes, average: 4.89 out of 524,275 votes, average: 4.89 out of 524,275 votes, average: 4.89 out of 5
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  • How I found a mythical boiling river in the Amazon | Andrés Ruzo

    When Andrés Ruzo was a young boy in Peru, his grandfather told him a story with an odd detail: There is a river, deep in the Amazon, which boils as if a fire burns below it.

    CONKFebruary 24, 2016
    3,017 votes, average: 4.89 out of 53,017 votes, average: 4.89 out of 53,017 votes, average: 4.89 out of 53,017 votes, average: 4.89 out of 53,017 votes, average: 4.89 out of 5
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  • A delightful way to teach kids about computers | Linda Liukas

    Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with.

    CONKFebruary 24, 2016
    2,578 votes, average: 4.81 out of 52,578 votes, average: 4.81 out of 52,578 votes, average: 4.81 out of 52,578 votes, average: 4.81 out of 52,578 votes, average: 4.81 out of 5
    (2,578 votes; 4.81 of 5)
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  • Our campaign to ban plastic bags in Bali | Melati and Isabel Wijsen

    Plastic bags are essentially indestructible, yet they’re used and thrown away with reckless abandon. Most end up in the ocean, where they pollute the water and harm marine life; the rest are burned in garbage piles, where they release harmful dioxins into the atmosphere.

    CONKFebruary 19, 2016
    1,989 votes, average: 4.33 out of 51,989 votes, average: 4.33 out of 51,989 votes, average: 4.33 out of 51,989 votes, average: 4.33 out of 51,989 votes, average: 4.33 out of 5
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  • A robot that runs and swims like a salamander | Auke Ijspeert

    Roboticist Auke Ijspeert designs biorobots, machines modeled after real animals that are capable of handling complex terrain and would appear at home in the pages of a sci-fi novel. The process of creating these robots leads to better automata that can be used for fieldwork, service, and search and rescue.

    CONKFebruary 18, 2016
    2,882 votes, average: 4.92 out of 52,882 votes, average: 4.92 out of 52,882 votes, average: 4.92 out of 52,882 votes, average: 4.92 out of 52,882 votes, average: 4.92 out of 5
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  • Should you be able to patent a human gene? | Tania Simoncelli

    Are human genes patentable? Back in 2005, when Tania Simoncelli first contemplated this complex question, US patent law said they were — which meant patent holders had the right to stop anyone from sequencing, testing or even looking at a patented gene.

    CONKFebruary 17, 2016
    1,583 votes, average: 4.93 out of 51,583 votes, average: 4.93 out of 51,583 votes, average: 4.93 out of 51,583 votes, average: 4.93 out of 51,583 votes, average: 4.93 out of 5
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