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  • How pollution is changing the ocean’s chemistry | Triona McGrath

    As we keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, more of it is dissolving in the oceans, leading to drastic changes in the water’s chemistry. Triona McGrath researches this process, known as ocean acidification, and in this talk she takes us for a dive into an oceanographer’s world.

    CONKJune 20, 2017
    1,060 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,060 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,060 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,060 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,060 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5
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  • How to find a wonderful idea | OK Go

    In between live performances of “This Too Shall Pass” and “The One Moment,” lead singer and director Damian Kulash takes us inside the band’s creative process, showing us how to look for wonder and surprise.

    CONKJune 17, 2017
    1,671 votes, average: 4.87 out of 51,671 votes, average: 4.87 out of 51,671 votes, average: 4.87 out of 51,671 votes, average: 4.87 out of 51,671 votes, average: 4.87 out of 5
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  • A secret weapon against Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases | Nina Fedoroff

    Where did Zika come from, and what can we do about it? Molecular biologist Nina Fedoroff takes us around the world to understand Zika’s origins and how it spread, proposing a controversial way to stop the virus — and other deadly diseases — by preventing infected mosquitoes from multiplying.

    CONKJune 16, 2017
    543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5543 votes, average: 4.70 out of 5
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  • Why I speak up about living with epilepsy | Sitawa Wafula

    Once homebound by epilepsy, mental health advocate Sitawa Wafula found her strength in writing about it. 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).

    CONKJune 15, 2017
    619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5619 votes, average: 4.59 out of 5
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  • Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash | Rutger Bregman

    “Ideas can and do change the world,” says historian Rutger Bregman, sharing his case for a provocative one: guaranteed basic income. Learn more about the idea’s 500-year history and a forgotten modern experiment where it actually worked — and imagine how much energy and talent we would unleash if we got rid of poverty once and for all.

    CONKJune 14, 2017
    2,706 votes, average: 4.55 out of 52,706 votes, average: 4.55 out of 52,706 votes, average: 4.55 out of 52,706 votes, average: 4.55 out of 52,706 votes, average: 4.55 out of 5
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  • When Black women walk, things change | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison

    T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, founders of the health nonprofit GirlTrek, are on a mission to reduce the leading causes of preventable death among Black women — and build communities in the process.

    CONKJune 13, 2017
    2,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 52,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 52,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 52,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 52,283 votes, average: 1.40 out of 5
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  • Why school should start later for teens | Wendy Troxel

    Teens don’t get enough sleep, and it’s not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones — it’s because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most.

    CONKJune 10, 2017
    2,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 52,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 52,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 52,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 52,158 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5
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  • A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead

    Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead proposes a transformative solution based on the conservative principles of free markets and limited government.

    CONKJune 9, 2017
    1,342 votes, average: 4.50 out of 51,342 votes, average: 4.50 out of 51,342 votes, average: 4.50 out of 51,342 votes, average: 4.50 out of 51,342 votes, average: 4.50 out of 5
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  • What makes life worth living in the face of death | Lucy Kalanithi

    In this deeply moving talk, Lucy Kalanithi reflects on life and purpose, sharing the story of her late husband, Paul, a young neurosurgeon who turned to writing after his terminal cancer diagnosis.

    CONKJune 8, 2017
    1,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 51,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 51,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 51,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 51,265 votes, average: 4.83 out of 5
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  • 3 principles for creating safer AI | Stuart Russell

    How can we harness the power of superintelligent AI while also preventing the catastrophe of robotic takeover? As we move closer toward creating all-knowing machines, AI pioneer Stuart Russell is working on something a bit different: robots with uncertainty.

    CONKJune 7, 2017
    1,094 votes, average: 4.82 out of 51,094 votes, average: 4.82 out of 51,094 votes, average: 4.82 out of 51,094 votes, average: 4.82 out of 51,094 votes, average: 4.82 out of 5
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  • How human noise affects ocean habitats | Kate Stafford

    Oceanographer Kate Stafford lowers us into the sonically rich depths of the Arctic Ocean, where ice groans, whales sing to communicate over vast distances — and climate change and human noise threaten to alter the environment in ways we don’t understand.

    CONKJune 6, 2017
    839 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5839 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5839 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5839 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5839 votes, average: 4.80 out of 5
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  • The biology of our best and worst selves | Robert Sapolsky

    How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic — and also so brutal and violent? To understand why we do what we do, neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky looks at extreme context, examining actions on timescales from seconds to millions of years before they occurred.

    CONKJune 1, 2017
    1,451 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,451 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,451 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,451 votes, average: 4.77 out of 51,451 votes, average: 4.77 out of 5
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  • A tribute to nurses | Carolyn Jones

    Carolyn Jones spent five years interviewing, photographing and filming nurses across America, traveling to places dealing with some of the nation’s biggest public health issues. She shares personal stories of unwavering dedication in this celebration of the everyday heroes who work at the front lines of health care.

    CONKMay 31, 2017
    682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5682 votes, average: 4.88 out of 5
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  • A summer school kids actually want to attend | Karim Abouelnaga

    In the US, most kids have a very long summer break, during which they forget an awful lot of what they learned during the school year. This “summer slump” affects kids from low-income neighborhoods most, setting them back almost three months.

    CONKMay 30, 2017
    1,009 votes, average: 4.76 out of 51,009 votes, average: 4.76 out of 51,009 votes, average: 4.76 out of 51,009 votes, average: 4.76 out of 51,009 votes, average: 4.76 out of 5
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  • There’s no shame in taking care of your mental health | Sangu Delle

    When stress got to be too much for TED Fellow Sangu Delle, he had to confront his own deep prejudice: that men shouldn’t take care of their mental health. In a personal talk, Delle shares how he learned to handle anxiety in a society that’s uncomfortable with emotions.

    CONKMay 27, 2017
    1,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 51,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 51,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 51,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 51,476 votes, average: 4.91 out of 5
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  • 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 of anyone looking to influence geopolitics is dastardly simple: it’s you.

    CONKMay 26, 2017
    1,175 votes, average: 2.76 out of 51,175 votes, average: 2.76 out of 51,175 votes, average: 2.76 out of 51,175 votes, average: 2.76 out of 51,175 votes, average: 2.76 out of 5
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  • This is what democracy looks like | Anthony D. Romero

    In a quest to make sense of the political environment in the United States in 2017, lawyer and ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero turned to a surprising place — a 14th-century fresco by Italian Renaissance master Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

    CONKMay 25, 2017
    1,155 votes, average: 3.63 out of 51,155 votes, average: 3.63 out of 51,155 votes, average: 3.63 out of 51,155 votes, average: 3.63 out of 51,155 votes, average: 3.63 out of 5
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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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