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  • Dive into an ocean photographer’s world | Thomas Peschak

    Somersaulting manta rays, dashing dolphins, swarming schools of fish and munching sharks inhabit a world beneath the ocean’s surface that few get a chance to see. Conservation photographer Thomas Peschak visits incredible seascapes around the world, and his photos reveal these hidden ecosystems.

    CONKMarch 21, 2016
    2,508 votes, average: 4.95 out of 52,508 votes, average: 4.95 out of 52,508 votes, average: 4.95 out of 52,508 votes, average: 4.95 out of 52,508 votes, average: 4.95 out of 5
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  • Why we need gender-neutral bathrooms | Ivan Coyote

    There are a few things that we all need: fresh air, water, food, shelter, love … and a safe place to pee. In this poetically rhythmic talk, Ivan Coyote grapples with complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity and highlights the need for gender-neutral bathrooms in all public places.

    CONKMarch 18, 2016
    9,224 votes, average: 1.91 out of 59,224 votes, average: 1.91 out of 59,224 votes, average: 1.91 out of 59,224 votes, average: 1.91 out of 59,224 votes, average: 1.91 out of 5
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  • Why your doctor should care about social justice | Mary Bassett

    In Zimbabwe in the 1980s, Mary Bassett witnessed the AIDS epidemic firsthand, and she helped set up a clinic to treat and educate local people about the deadly virus. But looking back, she regrets not sounding the alarm for the real problem: the structural inequities embedded in the world’s political and economic organizations, inequities that make marginalized people more vulnerable.

    CONKMarch 17, 2016
    3,828 votes, average: 0.77 out of 53,828 votes, average: 0.77 out of 53,828 votes, average: 0.77 out of 53,828 votes, average: 0.77 out of 53,828 votes, average: 0.77 out of 5
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  • How to make a profit while making a difference | Audrey Choi

    Can global capital markets become catalysts for social change? According to investment expert Audrey Choi, individuals own almost half of all global capital, giving them (us!) the power to make a difference by investing in companies that champion social values and sustainability.

    CONKMarch 16, 2016
    1,242 votes, average: 4.41 out of 51,242 votes, average: 4.41 out of 51,242 votes, average: 4.41 out of 51,242 votes, average: 4.41 out of 51,242 votes, average: 4.41 out of 5
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  • What do you think when you look at me? | Dalia Mogahed

    When you look at Muslim scholar Dalia Mogahed, what do you see: a woman of faith? a scholar, a mom, a sister? or an oppressed, brainwashed, potential terrorist? In this personal, powerful talk, Mogahed asks us, in this polarizing time, to fight negative perceptions of her faith in the media — and to choose empathy over prejudice.

    CONKMarch 15, 2016
    11,325 votes, average: 4.06 out of 511,325 votes, average: 4.06 out of 511,325 votes, average: 4.06 out of 511,325 votes, average: 4.06 out of 511,325 votes, average: 4.06 out of 5
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  • The case for optimism on climate change | Al Gore

    Why is Al Gore optimistic about climate change? In this spirited talk, Gore asks three powerful questions about the man-made forces threatening to destroy our planet — and the solutions we’re designing to combat them.

    CONKMarch 14, 2016
    4,270 votes, average: 4.54 out of 54,270 votes, average: 4.54 out of 54,270 votes, average: 4.54 out of 54,270 votes, average: 4.54 out of 54,270 votes, average: 4.54 out of 5
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  • Meet the dazzling flying machines of the future | Raffaello D’Andrea

    When you hear the word “drone,” you probably think of something either very useful or very scary. But could they have aesthetic value? Autonomous systems expert Raffaello D’Andrea develops flying machines, and his latest projects are pushing the boundaries of autonomous flight — from a flying wing that can hover and recover from disturbance to an eight-propeller craft that’s ambivalent to orientation … to a swarm of tiny coordinated micro-quadcopters.

    CONKMarch 11, 2016
    12,507 votes, average: 4.96 out of 512,507 votes, average: 4.96 out of 512,507 votes, average: 4.96 out of 512,507 votes, average: 4.96 out of 512,507 votes, average: 4.96 out of 5
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  • What the discovery of gravitational waves means | Allan Adams

    More than a billion years ago, two black holes in a distant galaxy locked into a spiral, falling inexorably toward each other, and collided. “All that energy was pumped into the fabric of time and space itself,” says theoretical physicist Allan Adams, “making the universe explode in roiling waves of gravity.” About 25 years ago, a group of scientists built a giant laser detector called LIGO to search for these kinds of waves, which had been predicted but never observed.

    CONKMarch 10, 2016
    4,312 votes, average: 4.76 out of 54,312 votes, average: 4.76 out of 54,312 votes, average: 4.76 out of 54,312 votes, average: 4.76 out of 54,312 votes, average: 4.76 out of 5
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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