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  • Behind the lies of Holocaust denial | Deborah Lipstadt

    “There are facts, there are opinions, and there are lies,” says historian Deborah Lipstadt, telling the remarkable story of her research into Holocaust deniers — and their deliberate distortion of history.

    CONKMay 24, 2017
    2,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 52,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 52,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 52,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 52,044 votes, average: 3.96 out of 5
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  • Science in service to the public good | Siddhartha Roy

    We give scientists and engineers great technical training, but we’re not as good at teaching ethical decision-making or building character. Take, for example, the environmental crisis that recently unfolded in Flint, Michigan — and the professionals there who did nothing to fix it.

    CONKMay 23, 2017
    389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5389 votes, average: 4.64 out of 5
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  • How fake news does real harm | Stephanie Busari

    On April 14, 2014, the terrorist organization Boko Haram kidnapped more than 200 schoolgirls from the town of Chibok, Nigeria. Around the world, the crime became epitomized by the slogan #BringBackOurGirls — but in Nigeria, government officials called the crime a hoax, confusing and delaying any efforts to rescue the girls.

    CONKMay 19, 2017
    1,000 votes, average: 3.04 out of 51,000 votes, average: 3.04 out of 51,000 votes, average: 3.04 out of 51,000 votes, average: 3.04 out of 51,000 votes, average: 3.04 out of 5
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  • A doctor’s case for medical marijuana | David Casarett

    Physician David Casarett was tired of hearing hype and half-truths around medical marijuana, so he put on his skeptic’s hat and investigated on his own. He comes back with a fascinating report on what we know and what we don’t — and what mainstream medicine could learn from the modern medical marijuana dispensary.

    CONKMay 18, 2017
    924 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5924 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5924 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5924 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5924 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5
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  • We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

    We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much … to be successful, but not too successful, or they’ll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world — of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.

    CONKMay 16, 2017
    5,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 55,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 55,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 55,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 55,837 votes, average: 1.34 out of 5
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  • Thoughts on humanity, fame and love | Shah Rukh Khan

    “I sell dreams, and I peddle love to millions of people,” says Shah Rukh Khan, Bollywood’s biggest star. In this charming, funny talk, Khan traces the arc of his life, showcases a few of his famous dance moves and shares hard-earned wisdom from a life spent in the spotlight.

    CONKMay 12, 2017
    17,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 517,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 517,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 517,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 517,143 votes, average: 4.92 out of 5
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  • How we can find ourselves in data | Giorgia Lupi

    Giorgia Lupi uses data to tell human stories, adding nuance to numbers. In this charming talk, she shares how we can bring personality to data, visualizing even the mundane details of our daily lives and transforming the abstract and uncountable into something that can be seen, felt and directly reconnected to our lives.

    CONKMay 5, 2017
    734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5734 votes, average: 4.60 out of 5
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  • The conversation we’re not having about digital child abuse | Sebastián Bortnik

    We need to talk to kids about the risks they face online, says information security expert Sebastián Bortnik. In this talk, Bortnik discusses the issue of “grooming” — the sexual predation of children by adults on the internet — and outlines the conversations we need to start having about technology to keep our kids safe.

    CONKMay 2, 2017
    1,237 votes, average: 4.05 out of 51,237 votes, average: 4.05 out of 51,237 votes, average: 4.05 out of 51,237 votes, average: 4.05 out of 51,237 votes, average: 4.05 out of 5
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  • Political common ground in a polarized United States | Gretchen Carlson, David Brooks

    How can we bridge the gap between left and right to have a wiser, more connected political conversation? Journalist Gretchen Carlson and op-ed columnist David Brooks share insights on the tensions at the heart of American politics today — and where we can find common ground.

    CONKApril 28, 2017
    399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5399 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5
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  • Why the only future worth building includes everyone | Pope Francis

    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 of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail.

    CONKApril 26, 2017
    2,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 52,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 52,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 52,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 52,998 votes, average: 4.35 out of 5
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  • A young poet tells the story of Darfur | Emtithal Mahmoud

    Emtithal “Emi” Mahmoud writes poetry of resilience, confronting her experience of escaping the genocide in Darfur in verse. She shares two stirring original poems about refugees, family, joy and sorrow, asking, “Will you witness me?” The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less).

    CONKApril 25, 2017
    1,083 votes, average: 4.20 out of 51,083 votes, average: 4.20 out of 51,083 votes, average: 4.20 out of 51,083 votes, average: 4.20 out of 51,083 votes, average: 4.20 out of 5
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  • Addiction is a disease. We should treat it like one | Michael Botticelli

    Only one in nine people in the United States gets the care and treatment they need for addiction and substance abuse. A former Director of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is working to end this epidemic and treat people with addictions with kindness, compassion and fairness.

    CONKApril 22, 2017
    1,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 51,058 votes, average: 4.42 out of 5
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  • 3 ways to spot a bad statistic | Mona Chalabi

    Polls that predict political candidates’ chances to two decimal places are a problem. But we shouldn’t count out stats altogether … instead, we should learn to look behind them. In this delightful, hilarious talk, data journalist Mona Chalabi shares handy tips to help question, interpret and truly understand what the numbers are saying.

    CONKApril 18, 2017
    2,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 52,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 52,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 52,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 52,475 votes, average: 4.65 out of 5
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  • Asking for help is a strength, not a weakness | Michele L. Sullivan

    We all go through challenges — some you can see, most you can’t, says Michele L. Sullivan. In a talk about perspective, Sullivan shares stories full of wit and wisdom and reminds us that we’re all part of each other’s support systems.

    CONKApril 13, 2017
    1,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 51,611 votes, average: 4.84 out of 5
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  • Should we simplify spelling? | Karina Galperin

    How much energy and brain power do we devote to learning how to spell? Language evolves over time, and with it the way we spell — is it worth it to spend so much time memorizing rules that are filled with endless exceptions?

    CONKApril 7, 2017
    1,038 votes, average: 2.58 out of 51,038 votes, average: 2.58 out of 51,038 votes, average: 2.58 out of 51,038 votes, average: 2.58 out of 51,038 votes, average: 2.58 out of 5
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  • What young women believe about their own sexual pleasure | Peggy Orenstein

    Why do girls feel empowered to engage in sexual activity but not to enjoy it? For three years, author Peggy Orenstein interviewed girls ages 15 to 20 about their attitudes toward and experiences of sex.

    CONKApril 6, 2017
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  • Beautiful new words to describe obscure emotions | John Koenig

    Here, he meditates on the meaning we assign to words and how these meanings latch onto us.

    CONKApril 1, 2017
    1,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 51,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 51,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 51,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 51,928 votes, average: 4.90 out of 5
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  • Why women should tell the stories of humanity | Jude Kelly

    For many centuries (and for many reasons) critically acclaimed creative genius has generally come from a male perspective. As theater director Jude Kelly points out in this passionately reasoned talk, that skew affects how we interpret even non-fictional women’s stories and rights.

    CONKMarch 31, 2017
    2,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 52,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 52,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 52,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 52,460 votes, average: 1.08 out of 5
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