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When humanity first landed on the moon in 1969, the typeface Futura was right there with them. In this fascinating history of typography, designer Dou..
Architectural secrets of the world's ancient wonders | Brandon Clifford
24 hours ago 29,523 Views
How did ancient civilizations move massive stones to build Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Easter Island statues? In this quick, delightful talk, TED..
What almost dying taught me about living | Suleika Jaouad
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How synthetic biology could wipe out humanity -- and how we can stop it | Rob Reid
3 days ago 48,495 Views
The world-changing promise of synthetic biology and gene editing has a dark side. In this far-seeing talk, author and entrepreneur Rob Reid reviews th..
5 challenges we could solve by designing new proteins | David Baker
4 days ago 40,143 Views
Proteins are remarkable molecular machines: they digest your food, fire your neurons, power your immune system and so much more. What if we could desi..
The political power of being a good neighbor | Michael Tubbs
4 days ago 24,790 Views
Michael Tubbs is the youngest mayor in American history to represent a city with more than 100,000 people -- and his policies are sparking national co..
3 steps to turn everyday get-togethers into transformative gatherings | Priya Parker
5 days ago 55,497 Views
Why do some gatherings take off and others don't? Author Priya Parker shares three easy steps to turn your parties, dinners, meetings and holidays int..
The mysterious microbes living deep inside the earth -- and how they could help humanity | K. Lloyd
1 week ago 69,636 Views
The ground beneath your feet is home to a massive, mysterious world of microbes -- some of which have been in the earth's crust for hundreds of thousa..
Why we get mad -- and why it's healthy | Ryan Martin
1 week ago 131,622 Views
Anger researcher Ryan Martin draws from a career studying what makes people mad to explain some of the cognitive processes behind anger -- and why a h..
The most detailed map of galaxies, black holes and stars ever made | Juna Kollmeier
1 week ago 220,873 Views
Humans have been studying the stars for thousands of years, but astrophysicist Juna Kollmeier is on a special mission: creating the most detailed 3-D ..
The lies our culture tells us about what matters --- and a better way to live | David Brooks
2 weeks ago 622,090 Views
Our society is in the midst of a social crisis, says op-ed columnist and author David Brooks: we're trapped in a valley of isolation and fragmentation..
"Everything happens for a reason" -- and other lies I've loved | Kate Bowler
3 weeks ago 405,191 Views
In life's toughest moments, how do you go on living? Kate Bowler has been exploring this question ever since she was diagnosed with stage IV cancer at..
Floating cities, the LEGO House and other architectural forms of the future | Bjarke Ingels
3 weeks ago 141,785 Views
Design gives form to the future, says architect Bjarke Ingels. In this worldwide tour of his team's projects, journey to a waste-to-energy power plant..
How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston
3 weeks ago 264,269 Views
Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walki..
My identity is a superpower -- not an obstacle | America Ferrera
4 weeks ago 97,985 Views
Hollywood needs to stop resisting what the world actually looks like, says actor, director and activist America Ferrera. Tracing the contours of her c..