The Gigantic List of TED Talks:


Al Gore: Averting the climate crisis

David Pogue: Simplicity sells

Majora Carter: Greening the ghetto

Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity

Hans Rosling: The best stats you've ever seen

Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

Joshua Prince-Ramus: Behind the design of Seattle's library

Julia Sweeney: Letting go of God

Rick Warren: A life of purpose

Dan Dennett: Let's teach religion -- all religion -- in schools

Cameron Sinclair: My wish: A call for open-source architecture

Jehane Noujaim: My wish: A global day of film

Larry Brilliant: My wish: Help me stop pandemics

Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child

Jeff Han: The radical promise of the multi-touch interface

Sirena Huang: An 11-year-old's magical violin

Jennifer Lin: Improvising on piano, aged 14

Amy Smith: Simple designs to save a life

Ross Lovegrove: Organic design, inspired by nature

Richard Baraniuk: The birth of the open-source learning revolution

Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia

Mena Trott: Meet the founder of the blog revolution

Ze Frank: Nerdcore comedy

Helen Fisher: Why we love, why we cheat

Eve Ensler: Happiness in body and soul

David Deutsch: Chemical scum that dream of distant quasars

Richard Dawkins: Why the universe seems so strange

Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

Steven Levitt: The freakonomics of crack dealing

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

Dan Gilbert: The surprising science of happiness

Eva Vertes: Meet the future of cancer research

Aubrey de Grey: A roadmap to end aging

Iqbal Quadir: How mobile phones can fight poverty

Jacqueline Novogratz: Invest in Africa's own solutions

Ashraf Ghani: How to rebuild a broken state

Sasa Vucinic: Why we should invest in a free press

Burt Rutan: The real future of space exploration

Ben Saunders: Why did I ski to the North Pole?

Edward Burtynsky: My wish: Manufactured landscapes and green education

Robert Fischell: My wish: Three unusual medical inventions

Bono: My wish: Three actions for Africa

Michael Shermer: Why people believe weird things

Peter Donnelly: How juries are fooled by statistics

Kevin Kelly: How technology evolves

Ray Kurzweil: The accelerating power of technology

Peter Gabriel: Fight injustice with raw video

Dean Ornish: The killer American diet that's sweeping the planet

Rives: If I controlled the Internet

Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success

Robert Neuwirth: The hidden world of shadow cities

Bjorn Lomborg: Global priorities bigger than climate change

Phil Borges: Photos of endangered cultures

Wade Davis: Dreams from endangered cultures

Martin Rees: Is this our final century?

Robert Wright: Progress is not a zero-sum game

Steven Johnson: How the "ghost map" helped end a killer disease

Charles Leadbeater: The era of open innovation

Pilobolus: A dance of "Symbiosis"

Anna Deavere Smith: Four American characters

Saul Griffith: Everyday inventions

Neil Gershenfeld: Unleash your creativity in a Fab Lab

Carl Honoré: In praise of slowness

E.O. Wilson: My wish: Build the Encyclopedia of Life

James Nachtwey: My wish: Let my photographs bear witness

Bill Clinton: My wish: Rebuilding Rwanda

Chris Bangle: Great cars are great art

Craig Venter: Sampling the ocean's DNA

Dean Kamen: To invent is to give

Jane Goodall: What separates us from chimpanzees?

Golan Levin: Software (as) art

Janine Benyus: Biomimicry's surprising lessons from nature's engineers

Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread

Thom Mayne: How architecture can connect us

Vik Muniz: Art with wire, sugar, chocolate and string

James Watson: How we discovered DNA

Frans Lanting: The story of life in photographs

Paul Bennett: Design is in the details

Nick Bostrom: A philosophical quest for our biggest problems

Stefan Sagmeister: Happiness by design

Alex Steffen: The route to a sustainable future

Susan Savage-Rumbaugh: The gentle genius of bonobos

Sheila Patek: The shrimp with a kick!

Al Seckel: Visual illusions that show how we (mis)think

Juan Enriquez: The life code that will reshape the future

Nora York: Singing "What I Want"

Jill Sobule: Global warming's theme song, "Manhattan in January"

Caroline Lavelle: Casting a spell on the cello

Dan Dennett: The illusion of consciousness

Evelyn Glennie: How to truly listen

William McDonough: Cradle to cradle design

Jeff Bezos: The electricity metaphor for the web's future

Rives: A mockingbird remix of TED2006

Eddi Reader: "What You've Got"

Eddi Reader: "Kiteflyer's Hill"

Tom Honey: Why would God create a tsunami?

Richard Dawkins: Militant atheism

Tom Rielly: A comic sendup of TED2006

Rachelle Garniez: "La Vie en Rose"

Chris Anderson: Technology's long tail

Natalie MacMaster: Cape Breton fiddling in reel time

Sergey Brin + Larry Page: The genesis of Google

Stew: "Black Men Ski"

James Howard Kunstler: The ghastly tragedy of the suburbs

David Kelley: Human-centered design

Stewart Brand: What squatter cities can teach us

Jeff Hawkins: How brain science will change computing

Tierney Thys: Swim with the giant sunfish

Blaise Agüera y Arcas: How PhotoSynth can connect the world's images

John Doerr: Salvation (and profit) in greentech

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Want to help Africa? Do business here

Anand Agarawala: Rethink the desktop with BumpTop

Robert Thurman: We can be Buddhas

David Rockwell: A memorial at Ground Zero

Thomas Barnett: Let's rethink America's military strategy

Ethel: A string quartet plays "Blue Room"

Stephen Lawler: Tour Microsoft's Virtual Earth

Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty

Bill Stone: I'm going to the moon. Who's with me?

Dan Dennett: Dangerous memes

Alan Russell: The potential of regenerative medicine

Jonathan Harris: The Web's secret stories

Emily Oster: Flip your thinking on AIDS in Africa

Will Wright: Spore, birth of a game

Rives: The 4 a.m. mystery

David Bolinsky: Visualizing the wonder of a living cell

Allison Hunt: How to get (a new) hip

George Ayittey: Africa's cheetahs versus hippos

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala: Aid versus trade

William Kamkwamba: How I built a windmill

Euvin Naidoo: Why invest in Africa

Patrick Awuah: How to educate leaders? Liberal arts

Chris Abani: Telling stories from Africa

Jacqueline Novogratz: Patient capitalism

Vusi Mahlasela: "Thula Mama"

Vusi Mahlasela: "Woza"

Jeff Skoll: My journey into movies that matter

Dean Kamen: Luke, a new prosthetic arm for soldiers

Erin McKean: The joy of lexicography

Andrew Mwenda: Aid for Africa? No thanks.

Theo Jansen: My creations, a new form of life

Steven Pinker: What our language habits reveal

Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence

Deborah Scranton: An Iraq war movie crowd-sourced from soldiers

Zeresenay Alemseged: The search for humanity's roots

John Maeda: Designing for simplicity

Stephen Petranek: 10 ways the world could end

Paul MacCready: A flight on solar wings

Carolyn Porco: This is Saturn

Kenichi Ebina: My magic moves

Richard Branson: Life at 30,000 feet

Hod Lipson: Building "self-aware" robots

Maira Kalman: The illustrated woman

Jan Chipchase: The anthropology of mobile phones

VS Ramachandran: 3 clues to understanding your brain

Eleni Gabre-Madhin: A commodities exchange for Ethiopia

Sherwin Nuland: How electroshock therapy changed me

Matthieu Ricard: The habits of happiness

Lawrence Lessig: Laws that choke creativity

Paul Rothemund: Playing with DNA that self-assembles

David Keith: A critical look at geoengineering against climate change

Juan Enriquez: Using biology to rethink the energy challenge

Larry Brilliant: The case for optimism

Robert Full: The sticky wonder of gecko feet

Ron Eglash: The fractals at the heart of African designs

Philippe Starck: Design and destiny

Murray Gell-Mann: Beauty, truth and ... physics?

Amory Lovins: Winning the oil endgame

Arthur Benjamin: A performance of "Mathemagic"

Daniel Goleman: Why aren't we more compassionate?

Lakshmi Pratury: The lost art of letter-writing

Gever Tulley: 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do

Isabel Allende: Tales of passion

Yossi Vardi: We're worried about local warming ... in your lap

Deborah Gordon: The emergent genius of ant colonies

J.J. Abrams: The mystery box

David Gallo: Underwater astonishments

Paola Antonelli: Treat design as art

Frank Gehry: A master architect asks, Now what?

Raul Midon: "Tembererana"

Bill Strickland: Rebuilding a neighborhood with beauty, dignity, hope

Ben Dunlap: The life-long learner

David Pogue: The music wars

Alison Jackson: An unusual glimpse at celebrity

Chris Anderson: TED's nonprofit transition

Robin Chase: The idea behind Zipcar (and what comes next)

Jaime Lerner: A song of the city

David Macaulay: An illustrated journey through Rome

Michael Pollan: A plant's-eye view

Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration

Pamelia Kurstin: The untouchable music of the theremin

George Dyson: The story of Project Orion

Moshe Safdie: Building uniqueness

Jill Sobule + Julia Sweeney: The Jill and Julia Show

Raspyni Brothers: Juggle and jest

Joseph Lekuton: A parable for Kenya

Steve Jurvetson: Model rocketry

Roy Gould + Curtis Wong: A preview of the WorldWide Telescope

Alan Kay: A powerful idea about ideas

Craig Venter: On the verge of creating synthetic life

Nicholas Negroponte: 5 predictions, from 1984

Jill Bolte Taylor: My stroke of insight

Frank Gehry: My days as a young rebel

Dave Eggers: My wish: Once Upon a School

Karen Armstrong: My wish: The Charter for Compassion

Neil Turok: My wish: Find the next Einstein in Africa

Norman Foster: My green agenda for architecture

Christopher deCharms: A look inside the brain in real time

Clifford Stoll: The call to learn

Rokia Traore: "M'Bifo"

Siegfried Woldhek: The search for the true face of Leonardo

David Hoffman: Sputnik mania

Jakob Trollback: A new kind of music video

Stephen Hawking: Questioning the universe

Al Gore: New thinking on the climate crisis

Johnny Lee: Free or cheap Wii Remote hacks

Tod Machover + Dan Ellsey: Inventing instruments that unlock new music

Yochai Benkler: The new open-source economics

Ernest Madu: World-class health care

Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide?

Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory

Brian Cox: CERN's supercollider

They Might Be Giants: Wake up!

Hector Ruiz: The thinking behind 50x15

Paul Stamets: 6 ways mushrooms can save the world

Paul Ewald: Can we domesticate germs?

Michael Moschen: Juggling as art ... and science

Joshua Klein: A thought experiment on the intelligence of crows

Alisa Miller: The news about the news

Mark Bittman: What's wrong with what we eat

Robert Ballard: The astonishing hidden world of the deep ocean

Yves Behar: Designing objects that tell stories

Arthur Ganson: Moving sculpture

Seyi Oyesola: A hospital tour in Nigeria

Paul Collier: The "bottom billion"

Susan Blackmore: Memes and "temes"

Nathan Myhrvold: Archeology, animal photography, BBQ ...

Rokia Traore: "Kounandi"

Wade Davis: The worldwide web of belief and ritual

Murray Gell-Mann: The ancestor of language

George Dyson: The birth of the computer

Chris Jordan: Turning powerful stats into art

Dean Ornish: Your genes are not your fate

Robert Full: Robots inspired by cockroach ingenuity

Adam Grosser: A mobile fridge for vaccines

Steven Levitt: Surprising stats about child carseats

Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music

Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child, two years on

Nellie McKay: "Clonie"

Sxip Shirey + Rachelle Garniez: A performance with breath, music, passion

Peter Diamandis: Stephen Hawking's zero g flight

Rick Smolan: The story of a girl

Raul Midon: "Peace on Earth"

Corneille Ewango: A hero of the Congo forest

Torsten Reil: Animate characters by evolving them

David Hoffman: What happens when you lose everything

Clay Shirky: Institutions vs. collaboration

Nellie McKay: "Mother of Pearl," "If I Had You"

Freeman Dyson: Let's look for life in the outer solar system

Helen Fisher: The brain in love

Billy Graham: On technology and faith

AJ Jacobs: My year of living biblically

Keith Barry: Brain magic

Martin Seligman: The new era of positive psychology

Marisa Fick-Jordan: The wonder of Zulu wire art

Chris Abani: On humanity

Louise Leakey: A dig for humanity's origins

Jonathan Harris: The web as art

Reed Kroloff: A tour of modern architecture

Kevin Kelly: The next 5,000 days of the web

Kwabena Boahen: A computer that works like the brain

Robert Lang: The math and magic of origami

Bruno Bowden + Rufus Cappadocia: Blindfold origami and cello

Patricia Burchat: Shedding light on dark matter

Spencer Wells: A family tree for humanity

David Griffin: How photography connects us

Lennart Green: Close-up card magic with a twist

Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

Nellie McKay: "The Dog Song"

John Q. Walker: Great piano performances, recreated

Sugata Mitra: Kids can teach themselves

Ory Okolloh: How I became an activist

Einstein the Parrot: A talking, squawking parrot

Paul Rothemund: DNA folding, in detail

Peter Diamandis: Our next giant leap

Peter Hirshberg: The web is more than "better TV"

Jonathan Drori: What we think we know

Jane Goodall: How humans and animals can live together

Irwin Redlener: How to survive a nuclear attack

Brewster Kahle: A free digital library

David Gallo: Life in the deep oceans

Carmen Agra Deedy: Once upon a time, my mother ...

Keith Bellows: The camel's hump

Ann Cooper: What's wrong with school lunches

Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Eve Ensler: What security means to me

David S. Rose: How to pitch to a VC

Marvin Minsky: Health and the human mind

Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

Laura Trice: Remember to say thank you

Caleb Chung: Playtime with Pleo, your robotic dinosaur friend

Steven Pinker: Human nature and the blank slate

Rodney Brooks: Robots will invade our lives

Stefan Sagmeister: Designing with slogans

Noah Feldman: Politics and religion are technologies

Liz Diller: The Blur Building and other tech-empowered architecture

James Nachtwey: Moving photos of extreme drug-resistant TB

David Perry: Are games better than life?

Doris Kearns Goodwin: Lessons from past presidents

Steven Johnson: The Web as a city

James Burchfield: Playing invisible turntables

Garrett Lisi: An 8-dimensional model of the universe

Paola Antonelli: Design and the Elastic Mind

Virginia Postrel: On glamour

Dean Ornish: Healing through diet

John Hodgman: Aliens, love -- where are they?

Paul MacCready: Nature vs. humans

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi: Flow, the secret to happiness

Kristen Ashburn: The face of AIDS in Africa

Jared Diamond: Why do societies collapse?

Rives: A story of mixed emoticons

Zach Kaplan + Keith Schacht: Toys and materials from the future

Newton Aduaka: The story of Ezra

Jackie Tabick: The balancing act of compassion

Dayananda Saraswati: The profound journey of compassion

James Forbes: Compassion at the dinner table

Feisal Abdul Rauf: Lose your ego, find your compassion

Robert Thurman: Expanding your circle of compassion

Robert Wright: The evolution of compassion

Graham Hawkes: A flight through the ocean

James Surowiecki: The power and the danger of online crowds

John Francis: Walk the earth ... my 17-year vow of silence

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play

Luca Turin: The science of scent

Lee Smolin: Science and democracy

Samantha Power: A complicated hero in the war on dictatorship

Charles Elachi: The story behind the Mars Rovers

Ursus Wehrli: Tidying up art

Stewart Brand: The Long Now

Isaac Mizrahi: Fashion and creativity

Franco Sacchi: A tour of Nollywood, Nigeria's booming film industry

George Smoot: The design of the universe

Bill Joy: What I'm worried about, what I'm excited about

Dan Barber: A foie gras parable

Andy Hobsbawm: Do the green thing

Gregory Petsko: The coming neurological epidemic

Richard Preston: The mysterious lives of giant trees

Philip Rosedale: Life in Second Life

Larry Burns: The future of cars

Nick Sears: Demo: The Orb

David Holt: The joyful tradition of mountain music

Eva Zeisel: The playful search for beauty

Dennis vanEngelsdorp: A plea for bees

Jay Walker: My library of human imagination

Dan Gilbert: Why we make bad decisions

Benjamin Wallace: The price of happiness

Penelope Boston: There might just be life on Mars

Steven Strogatz: The science of sync

Nicholas Negroponte: Taking OLPC to Colombia

Jennifer 8. Lee: The hunt for General Tso (and other mysteries of Chinese food)

Kary Mullis: Play! Experiment! Discover!

John Maeda: My journey in design

Paul Sereno: Digging up dinosaurs

Paul Moller: My dream of a flying car

Greg Lynn: Organic algorithms in architecture

Rob Forbes: Ways of seeing

Scott McCloud: The visual magic of comics

Peter Reinhart: The art and craft of bread

Joseph Pine: What consumers want

Paula Scher: Great design is serious, not solemn

David Carson: Design and discovery

Jamais Cascio: Tools for a better world

Barry Schuler: Genomics 101

Sherwin Nuland: The extraordinary power of ordinary people

Woody Norris: Hypersonic sound and other inventions

Peter Ward: A theory of Earth's mass extinctions

Aimee Mullins: Changing my legs - and my mindset

Joe DeRisi: Solving medical mysteries

Natalie MacMaster: Fiddling in reel time

Bill Gross: A solar energy system that tracks the sun

Bill Gates: Mosquitos, malaria and education

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

Milton Glaser: Using design to make ideas new

David Merrill: Toy tiles that talk to each other

Barry Schwartz: Our loss of wisdom

Juan Enriquez: The next species of human

Jose Antonio Abreu: The El Sistema music revolution

Gustavo Dudamel and the Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra: El Sistema's top youth orchestra

Sylvia Earle: My wish: Protect our oceans

Jill Tarter: Join the SETI search

Ed Ulbrich: How Benjamin Button got his face

Charles Moore: Seas of plastic

Richard Pyle: A dive into the reef's Twilight Zone

Miru Kim: My underground art explorations

Evan Williams: The voices of Twitter users

Brenda Laurel: Games for girls

Willie Smits: How to restore a rainforest

Nalini Nadkarni: Conserving the canopy

Mike Rowe: Learning from dirty jobs

Eric Lewis: Piano jazz that rocks

Don Norman: 3 ways good design makes you happy

Pattie Maes + Pranav Mistry: Meet the SixthSense interaction

Aimee Mullins: My 12 pairs of legs

Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun

Tim Berners-Lee: The next web

Dan Dennett: Cute, sexy, sweet, funny

Dan Ariely: Our buggy moral code

Adam Savage: My obsession with objects and the stories they tell

Bruce McCall: What is retro-futurism?

Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air

Saul Griffith: High-altitude wind energy from kites!

Jacqueline Novogratz: An escape from poverty

David Pogue: Cool tricks your phone can do

John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding

Nathan Wolfe: The jungle search for viruses

C.K. Williams: Poetry of youth and age

Jacek Utko: Can design save newspapers?

Ueli Gegenschatz: Extreme wingsuit flying

Christopher C. Deam: The Airstream, restyled

P.W. Singer: Military robots and the future of war

Nathaniel Kahn: Scenes from "My Architect"

Bruce Bueno de Mesquita: A prediction for the future of Iran

Bonnie Bassler: How bacteria "talk"

Emily Levine: A theory of everything

Renny Gleeson: Our antisocial phone tricks

Shai Agassi: A new ecosystem for electric cars

Gregory Stock: To upgrade is human

JoAnn Kuchera-Morin: Stunning data visualization in the AlloSphere

Tim Ferriss: Smash fear, learn anything

Matthew Childs: 9 life lessons from rock climbing

Margaret Wertheim: The beautiful math of coral

Niels Diffrient: Rethinking the way we sit down

Nate Silver: Does racism affect how you vote?

Erik Hersman: Reporting crisis via texting

Ben Katchor: Comics of bygone New York

Alex Tabarrok: How ideas trump crises

Michael Merzenich: Growing evidence of brain plasticity

Sarah Jones: A one-woman global village

Laurie Garrett: Lessons from the 1918 flu

Brian Cox: What went wrong at the LHC

Sean Gourley: The mathematics of war

Mae Jemison: Teach arts and sciences together

Tom Shannon: Anti-gravity sculpture

Al Gore: What comes after An Inconvenient Truth?

Louise Fresco: We need to feed the whole world

Seth Godin: The tribes we lead

Eric Lewis: Chaos and harmony on piano

Hans Rosling: Insights on HIV, in stunning data visuals

Nandan Nilekani: Ideas for India's future

Naturally 7: A full-band beatbox

Ray Anderson: The business logic of sustainability

Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?

Mary Roach: 10 things you didn't know about orgasm

Carolyn Porco: Could a Saturn moon harbor life?

Yves Behar: A supercharged motorcycle design

Joachim de Posada: Don't eat the marshmallow!

Jay Walker: The world's English mania

Michelle Obama: A plea for education

Jonathan Drori: Why we're storing billions of seeds

Kaki King: Playing "Pink Noise" on guitar

Liz Coleman: A call to reinvent liberal arts education

Ray Kurzweil: A university for the coming singularity

Yann Arthus-Bertrand: A wide-angle view of fragile Earth

Felix Dennis: Odes to vice and consequences

Pete Alcorn: The world in 2200

Kevin Surace: Eco-friendly drywall

John La Grou: A plug for smart power outlets

Nancy Etcoff: Happiness and its surprises

Robert Full: Learning from the gecko's tail

Richard St. John: Success is a continuous journey

Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2

Clay Shirky: How social media can make history

Diane Benscoter: How cults rewire the brain

Catherine Mohr: Surgery's past, present and robotic future

Qi Zhang: An electrifying organ performance

Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of time

Paul Collier: New rules for rebuilding a broken nation

Katherine Fulton: You are the future of philanthropy

Ray Zahab: My trek to the South Pole

Arthur Benjamin: Teach statistics before calculus!

Gever Tulley: Life lessons through tinkering

Daniel Libeskind: 17 words of architectural inspiration

Eames Demetrios: The design genius of Charles + Ray Eames

Tom Wujec: 3 ways the brain creates meaning

Sophal Ear: Escaping the Khmer Rouge

Kary Mullis: A next-gen cure for killer infections

Stewart Brand: 4 environmental 'heresies'

Olafur Eliasson: Playing with space and light

Daniel Kraft: A better way to harvest bone marrow

Jim Fallon: Exploring the mind of a killer

Nina Jablonski: Skin color is an illusion

Gordon Brown: Wiring a web for global good

Alain de Botton: A kinder, gentler philosophy of success

Golan Levin: Art that looks back at you

Elaine Morgan: I believe we evolved from aquatic apes

Willard Wigan: Hold your breath for micro-sculpture

Michael Pritchard: How to make filthy water drinkable

Paul Romer: Why the world needs charter cities

Janine Benyus: Biomimicry in action

Emmanuel Jal: The music of a war child

Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation

Eric Giler: A demo of wireless electricity

Hans Rosling: Let my dataset change your mindset

Natasha Tsakos: A multimedia theatrical adventure

Cary Fowler: One seed at a time, protecting the future of food

Joshua Silver: Adjustable liquid-filled eyeglasses

Geoff Mulgan: Post-crash, investing in a better world

Evan Grant: Making sound visible through cymatics

Steve Truglia: A leap from the edge of space

James Balog: Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss

Lewis Pugh: How I swam the North Pole

Rebecca Saxe: How we read each other's minds

Vishal Vaid: Hypnotic South Asian improv music

Misha Glenny: How global crime networks work

Bjarke Ingels: 3 warp-speed architecture tales

John Lloyd: An inventory of the invisible

Oliver Sacks: What hallucination reveals about our minds

Imogen Heap: "Wait It Out"

Jonathan Zittrain: The Web as random acts of kindness

Evgeny Morozov: How the Net aids dictatorships

William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind

Taryn Simon: Photographs of secret sites

Jacqueline Novogratz: A third way to think about aid

Parag Khanna: Mapping the future of countries

Tim Brown: Designers -- think big!

Karen Armstrong: Let's revive the Golden Rule

Garik Israelian: How spectroscopy could reveal alien life

Stefan Sagmeister: The power of time off

Carolyn Steel: How food shapes our cities

David Logan: Tribal leadership

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story

Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see

Sam Martin: Claim your "manspace"

Eric Sanderson: New York -- before the City

David Hanson: Robots that "show emotion"

Rory Sutherland: Life lessons from an ad man

Henry Markram: A brain in a supercomputer

Julian Treasure: The 4 ways sound affects us

John Gerzema: The post-crisis consumer

Paul Debevec: Animating a photo-real digital face

Itay Talgam: Lead like the great conductors

Marc Koska: 1.3m reasons to re-invent the syringe

Ian Goldin: Navigating our global future

David Deutsch: A new way to explain explanation

Rachel Armstrong: Architecture that repairs itself?

Becky Blanton: The year I was homeless

Marcus du Sautoy: Symmetry, reality's riddle

Matthew White: The modern euphonium

Stefana Broadbent: How the Internet enables intimacy

Cameron Sinclair: The refugees of boom-and-bust

Rachel Pike: The science behind a climate headline

Edward Burtynsky: Photographing the landscape of oil

Cynthia Schneider: The surprising spread of Idol TV

Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

Mathieu Lehanneur: Science-inspired design

Fields Wicker-Miurin: Learning from leadership's missing manual

Devdutt Pattanaik: East vs. West -- the myths that mystify

Tom Wujec: Learn to use the 13th-century astrolabe

Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when

Rob Hopkins: Transition to a world without oil

Magnus Larsson: Turning dunes into architecture

Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to change the world

Shashi Tharoor: Why nations should pursue soft power

Gordon Brown: Global ethic vs. national interest

Andrea Ghez: The hunt for a supermassive black hole

Anupam Mishra: The ancient ingenuity of water harvesting

Scott Kim: The art of puzzles

Sunitha Krishnan: The fight against sex slavery

Rory Bremner: A one-man world summit

Marc Pachter: The art of the interview

Thulasiraj Ravilla: How low-cost eye care can be world-class

Shereen El Feki: Pop culture in the Arab world

Loretta Napoleoni: The intricate economics of terrorism

Ryan Lobo: Photographing the hidden story

Alexis Ohanian: How to make a splash in social media

Charles Anderson: Dragonflies that fly across oceans

James Geary: Metaphorically speaking

Shaffi Mather: A new way to fight corruption

Steven Cowley: Fusion is energy's future

Asher Hasan: My message of peace from Pakistan

Michael Sandel: What's the right thing to do?

Cat Laine: Engineering a better life for all

Bertrand Piccard: My solar-powered adventure

Vilayanur Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization

Nick Veasey: Exposing the invisible

Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+

Romulus Whitaker: The real danger lurking in the water

Herbie Hancock: An all-star set

Randy Pausch: Really achieving your childhood dreams

Robert Sapolsky: The uniqueness of humans

Matt Weinstein: What Bernie Madoff couldn't steal from me

Kartick Satyanarayan: How we rescued the "dancing" bears"

Kiran Sethi: Kids, take charge

Lalitesh Katragadda: Making maps to fight disaster, build economies

Edwidge Danticat: Stories of Haiti

Charles Fleischer: All things are Moleeds

David Blaine: How I held my breath for 17 minutes

Ravin Agrawal: 10 young Indian artists to watch

Anthony Atala: Growing new organs

Sivamani: Rhythm is everything, everywhere

Richard Dawkins: Growing up in the universe

Taylor Mali: What teachers make

Bill Davenhall: Your health depends on where you live

Joshua Prince-Ramus: Building a theater that remakes itself

Eve Ensler: Embrace your inner girl

Jane Chen: A warm embrace that saves lives

Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different?

JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure

Sendhil Mullainathan: Solving social problems with a nudge

Jamie Heywood: The big idea my brother inspired

George Whitesides: A lab the size of a postage stamp

David Agus: A new strategy in the war on cancer

Tom Shannon, John Hockenberry: The painter and the pendulum

Peter Eigen: How to expose the corrupt

Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food

Blaise Agüera y Arcas: Augmented-reality maps

David Cameron: The next age of government

Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity

Bill Gates: Innovating to zero!

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Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

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Carl Safina: The oil spill's unseen culprits, victims

Matt Ridley: When ideas have sex

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Tan Le: A headset that reads your brainwaves

Kevin Stone: The bio-future of joint replacement

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Jeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents

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Peter Molyneux: Meet Milo, the virtual boy

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Seth Priebatsch: The game layer on top of the world

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Jim Toomey: Learning from Sherman the shark

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Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development

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Ben Cameron: The true power of the performing arts

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Rob Dunbar: Discovering ancient climates in oceans and ice

Chris Anderson: How web video powers global innovation

Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle

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Caroline Phillips: Hurdy-gurdy for beginners

Christien Meindertsma: How pig parts make the world turn

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

Mitchell Besser: Mothers helping mothers fight HIV

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Fabian Hemmert: The shape-shifting future of the mobile phone

Julian Treasure: Shh! Sound health in 8 steps

Tim Birkhead: The early birdwatchers

Gary Wolf: The quantified self

Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome

Inge Missmahl: Bringing peace to the minds of Afghanistan

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Tim Jackson: An economic reality check

Barbara Block: Tagging tuna in the deep ocean

Hans Rosling: The good news of the decade?

Stacey Kramer: The best gift I ever survived

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Melinda French Gates: What nonprofits can learn from Coca-Cola

Peter Haas: Haiti's disaster of engineering

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Ze Frank: My web playroom

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Jessica Jackley: Poverty, money -- and love

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Patrick Chappatte: The power of cartoons

David Byrne, Ethel + Thomas Dolby: "(Nothing But) Flowers" with string quartet

R.A. Mashelkar: Breakthrough designs for ultra-low-cost products

Joseph Nye: Global power shifts

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Miwa Matreyek: Glorious visions in animation and performance

Tom Chatfield: 7 ways games reward the brain

David Bismark: E-voting without fraud

Greg Stone: Saving the ocean one island at a time

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Andrew Bird: A one-man orchestra of the imagination

Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

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Eric Berlow: Simplifying complexity

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John Hardy: My green school dream

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Kim Gorgens: Protecting the brain against concussion

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Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

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Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system

William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes"

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Arthur Potts Dawson: A vision for sustainable restaurants

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Tony Porter: A call to men

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Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women

Diana Laufenberg: How to learn? From mistakes

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Rachel Botsman: The case for collaborative consumption

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

Beverly + Dereck Joubert: Life lessons from big cats

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Brené Brown: The power of vulnerability

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Neil Pasricha: The 3 A's of awesome

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Amber Case: We are all cyborgs now

Thomas Thwaites: How I built a toaster -- from scratch

Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch

Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning

Naomi Klein: Addicted to risk

Charity Tillemann-Dick: Singing after a double lung transplant

Van Jones: The economic injustice of plastic

Anders Ynnerman: Visualizing the medical data explosion

Heather Knight: Silicon-based comedy

Martin Jacques: Understanding the rise of China

Thomas Goetz: It's time to redesign medical data

Liza Donnelly: Drawing on humor for change

Ariel Garten: Know thyself, with a brain scanner

Bruce Feiler: The council of dads

Kate Orff: Reviving New York's rivers -- with oysters!

Dale Dougherty: We are makers

Johanna Blakley: Social media and the end of gender

Christopher McDougall: Are we born to run?

Suheir Hammad: Poems of war, peace, women, power

Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work

Cynthia Breazeal: The rise of personal robots

Hawa Abdi + Deqo Mohamed: Mother and daughter doctor-heroes

Michael Pawlyn: Using nature's genius in architecture

Geert Chatrou: A whistleblower you haven't heard

Krista Tippett: Reconnecting with compassion

Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies

Jacqueline Novogratz: Inspiring a life of immersion

Lisa Gansky: The future of business is the "mesh"

Madeleine Albright: On being a woman and a diplomat

Noreena Hertz: How to use experts -- and when not to

Iain Hutchison: Saving faces: A facial surgeon's craft

Elizabeth Lindsey: Curating humanity's heritage

Danny Hillis: Understanding cancer through proteomics

Ahn Trio: A modern take on piano, violin, cello

Wadah Khanfar: A historic moment in the Arab world

JR: My wish: Use art to turn the world inside out

Wael Ghonim: Inside the Egyptian revolution

Bill Gates: How state budgets are breaking US schools

Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney

Courtney Martin: This isn't her mother's feminism

Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education

Deb Roy: The birth of a word

Rob Harmon: How the market can keep streams flowing

David Brooks: The social animal

Janna Levin: The sound the universe makes

Mark Bezos: A life lesson from a volunteer firefighter

Rogier van der Heide: Why light needs darkness

Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter ...

Hans Rosling: The magic washing machine

Isabel Behncke: Evolution's gift of play, from bonobo apes to humans

Paul Root Wolpe: It's time to question bio-engineering

Eythor Bender: Human exoskeletons -- for war and healing

Claron McFadden: Singing the primal mystery

Patricia Ryan: Don't insist on English!

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Handspring Puppet Co.: The genius puppetry behind War Horse

Sebastian Thrun: Google's driverless car

Eric Whitacre: A virtual choir 2,000 voices strong

AnnMarie Thomas: Hands-on science with squishy circuits

Stanley McChrystal: Listen, learn ... then lead

Chade-Meng Tan: Everyday compassion at Google

Morgan Spurlock: The greatest TED Talk ever sold

Mick Ebeling: The invention that unlocked a locked-in artist

Caroline Casey: Looking past limits

Jackson Browne: A song inspired by the ocean

David Christian: The history of our world in 18 minutes

Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy

Roger Ebert: Remaking my voice

Marcin Jakubowski: Open-sourced blueprints for civilization

Susan Lim: Transplant cells, not organs

Sam Richards: A radical experiment in empathy

Kathryn Schulz: On being wrong

John Hunter: Teaching with the World Peace Game

Anil Ananthaswamy: What it takes to do extreme astrophysics

Ric Elias: 3 things I learned while my plane crashed

Harvey Fineberg: Are we ready for neo-evolution?

Bruce Schneier: The security mirage

Angela Belcher: Using nature to grow batteries

Mike Matas: A next-generation digital book

Arvind Gupta: Turning trash into toys for learning

Eli Pariser: Beware online "filter bubbles"

Aicha el-Wafi + Phyllis Rodriguez: The mothers who found forgiveness, friendship

Carlo Ratti: Architecture that senses and responds

Suzanne Lee: Grow your own clothes

Sean Carroll: Distant time and the hint of a multiverse

Louie Schwartzberg: The hidden beauty of pollination

Paul Nicklen: Tales of ice-bound wonderlands

Fiorenzo Omenetto: Silk, the ancient material of the future

Ron Gutman: The hidden power of smiling

Amit Sood: Building a museum of museums on the web

Leonard Susskind: My friend Richard Feynman

Ed Boyden: A light switch for neurons

Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral

Elliot Krane: The mystery of chronic pain

Edith Widder: The weird, wonderful world of bioluminescence

Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes

Improv Everywhere: Gotta share!

Aaron Koblin: Visualizing ourselves ... with crowd-sourced data

Bruce Aylward: How we'll stop polio for good

Shirin Neshat: Art in exile

Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam

Robert Gupta + Joshua Roman: On violon and cello, "Passacaglia"

Malcolm McLaren: Authentic creativity vs. karaoke culture

Dennis Hong: Making a car for blind drivers

Stefan Sagmeister: 7 rules for making more happiness

Aaron O'Connell: Making sense of a visible quantum object

Jessi Arrington: Wearing nothing new

Damon Horowitz: We need a "moral operating system"

Jack Horner: Building a dinosaur from a chicken

Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously

Paul Romer: The world's first charter city?

Alice Dreger: Is anatomy destiny?

JD Schramm: Break the silence for suicide attempt survivors

Daniel Kraft: Medicine's future? There's an app for that

Shea Hembrey: How I became 100 artists

Steve Keil: A manifesto for play, for Bulgaria and beyond

Camille Seaman: Haunting photos of polar ice

Onyx Ashanti: This is beatjazz

Maya Beiser: A cello with many voices

Bill Ford: A future beyond traffic gridlock

Daniel Tammet: Different ways of knowing

Jok Church: A circle of caring

Honor Harger: A history of the universe in sound

Joshua Walters: On being just crazy enough

Emiliano Salinas: A civil response to violence

Rajesh Rao: A Rosetta Stone for a lost language

Dave deBronkart: Meet e-Patient Dave

Robert Hammond: Building a park in the sky

Matt Cutts: Try something new for 30 days

Nathan Myhrvold: Cooking as never seen before

Jonathan Drori: The beautiful tricks of flowers

Simon Lewis: Don't take consciousness for granted

Nina Tandon: Caring for engineered tissue

Rebecca MacKinnon: Let's take back the Internet!

Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism

Tim Harford: Trial, error and the God complex

Nadia Al-Sakkaf: See Yemen through my eyes

Mikko Hypponen: Fighting viruses, defending the net

Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself

Kevin Slavin: How algorithms shape our world

Markus Fischer: A robot that flies like a bird

Rory Stewart: Time to end the war in Afghanistan

Geoffrey West: The surprising math of cities and corporations

Paul Bloom: The origins of pleasure

Josette Sheeran: Ending hunger now

Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better

Adam Ostrow: After your final status update

Harald Haas: Wireless data from every light bulb

Mark Pagel: How language transformed humanity

Jessica Green: Are we filtering the wrong microbes?

Philip Zimbardo: The demise of guys?

Eve Ensler: Suddenly, my body

Alex Steffen: The shareable future of cities

Dyan deNapoli: The great penguin rescue

Jeremy Gilley: One day of peace

Lucianne Walkowicz: Finding planets around other stars

Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies (and iPods)

Dan Ariely: Beware conflicts of interest

Svante Pääbo: DNA clues to our inner neanderthal

Julia Bacha: Pay attention to nonviolence

Skylar Tibbits: Can we make things that make themselves?

Joan Halifax: Compassion and the true meaning of empathy

Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences

Sarah Kaminsky: My father the forger

Lee Cronin: Making matter come alive

Raghava KK: Shake up your story

Yasheng Huang: Does democracy stifle economic growth?

Misha Glenny: Hire the hackers!

Kate Hartman: The art of wearable communication

Richard Resnick: Welcome to the genomic revolution

Lauren Zalaznick: The conscience of television

Sasha Dichter: The Generosity Experiment

Niall Ferguson: The 6 killer apps of prosperity

Jean-Baptiste Michel + Erez Lieberman Aiden: What we learned from 5 million books

Amy Lockwood: Selling condoms in the Congo

Elizabeth Murchison: Fighting a contagious cancer

Sunni Brown: Doodlers, unite!

Abraham Verghese: A doctor's touch

Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School

Jarreth Merz: Filming democracy in Ghana

Ben Goldacre: Battling bad science

Danielle de Niese: A flirtatious aria

Yang Lan: The generation that's remaking China

Christoph Adami: Finding life we can't imagine

Graham Hill: Less stuff, more happiness

Steve Jobs: How to live before you die

Mike Biddle: We can recycle plastic

Charles Hazlewood: Trusting the ensemble

Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?

Richard Seymour: How beauty feels

Ian Ritchie: The day I turned down Tim Berners-Lee

Pamela Meyer: How to spot a liar

Jae Rhim Lee: My mushroom burial suit

Bunker Roy: Learning from a barefoot movement

Justin Hall-Tipping: Freeing energy from the grid

Guy-Philippe Goldstein: How cyberattacks threaten real-world peace

Todd Kuiken: A prosthetic arm that "feels"

Nathalie Miebach: Art made of storms

Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies

Iain McGilchrist: The divided brain

Malcolm Gladwell: The strange tale of the Norden bombsight

Jay Bradner: Open-source cancer research

Béatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper

Hasan Elahi: FBI, here I am!

Paul Zak: Trust, morality -- and oxytocin?

Anna Mracek Dietrich: A plane you can drive

Daniel Wolpert: The real reason for brains

Marco Tempest: Augmented reality, techno-magic

Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news

Sandra Fisher-Martins: The right to understand

Martin Hanczyc: The line between life and not-life

Aparna Rao: High-tech art (with a sense of humor)

Ben Kacyra: Ancient wonders captured in 3D

Allan Jones: A map of the brain

Charlie Todd: The shared experience of absurdity

Roger McNamee: 6 ways to save the internet

Michael Nielsen: Open science now!

Alexander Tsiaras: Conception to birth -- visualized

Yves Rossy: Fly with the Jetman

Thomas Suarez: A 12-year-old app developer

Cynthia Kenyon: Experiments that hint of longer lives

Robin Ince: Science versus wonder?

Gabe Zichermann: How games make kids smarter

Natalie Warne: Being young and making an impact

Phil Plait: How to defend Earth from asteroids

Péter Fankhauser: Meet Rezero, the dancing ballbot

Joe Sabia: The technology of storytelling

Britta Riley: A garden in my apartment

Amy Purdy: Living beyond limits

Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison

Annie Murphy Paul: What we learn before we're born

John Bohannon: Dance vs. powerpoint, a modest proposal

Charles Limb: Building the musical muscle

Kathryn Schulz: Don't regret regret

Leslie Dodson: Don't misrepresent Africa

Sarah Kay: How many lives can you live?

Srdja Popovic: How to topple a dictator

Luis von Ahn: Massive-scale online collaboration

Cheryl Hayashi: The magnificence of spider silk

Yoav Medan: Ultrasound surgery -- healing without cuts

Stefon Harris: There are no mistakes on the bandstand

Klaus Stadlmann: The world's smallest 3D printer

David Damberger: What happens when an NGO admits failure

Monika Bulaj: The hidden light of Afghanistan

Quyen Nguyen: Color-coded surgery

Pavan Sukhdev: Put a value on nature!

Homaro Cantu + Ben Roche: Cooking as alchemy

Ramona Pierson: An unexpected place of healing

Roger Doiron: My subversive (garden) plot

Thomas Pogge: Medicine for the 99 percent

Antonio Damasio: The quest to understand consciousness

Sheila Nirenberg: A prosthetic eye to treat blindness

Daniel Goldstein: The battle between your present and future self

Karen Tse: How to stop torture

Alberto Cairo: There are no scraps of men

AJ Jacobs: How healthy living nearly killed me

Jane Fonda: Life's third act

Paddy Ashdown: The global power shift

Sebastian Wernicke: 1000 TEDTalks, 6 words

Nate Garvis: Change our culture, change our world

Michelle Borkin: Can astronomers help doctors?

Tyler Cowen: Be suspicious of stories

Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose + Naomi Shah: Award-winning teenage science in action

Jonas Gahr Störe: In defense of dialogue

Drew Berry: Animations of unseeable biology

Morley: "Women of Hope"

Kirk Sorensen: Thorium, an alternative nuclear fuel

Charles Hazlewood + British Paraorchestra: The debut of the British Paraorchestra

Sonaar Luthra: Meet the Water Canary

Alain de Botton: Atheism 2.0

Mikko Hypponen: Three types of online attack

Clay Shirky: Why SOPA is a bad idea

Sheena Iyengar: How to make choosing easier

Scott Rickard: The beautiful math behind the ugliest music

Bilal Bomani: Plant fuels that could power a jet

Julian Baggini: Is there a real you?

Lisa Harouni: A primer on 3D printing

Diana Nyad: Extreme swimming with the world's most dangerous jellyfish

Brian Goldman: Doctors make mistakes. Can we talk about that?

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Women entrepreneurs, example not exception

Bjarke Ingels: Hedonistic sustainability

Mick Mountz: What happens inside those massive warehouses?

Peter van Uhm: Why I chose a gun

Bill Doyle: Treating cancer with electric fields

Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

Erica Frenkel: The universal anesthesia machine

Danny Hillis: Back to the future (of 1994)

Mike deGruy: Hooked by an octopus

Aleph Molinari: Let's bridge the digital divide!

Nancy Duarte: The secret structure of great talks

Neil Burgess: How your brain tells you where you are

Stephen Coleman: The moral dangers of non-lethal weapons

Sheikha Al Mayassa: Globalizing the local, localizing the global

Jack Horner: Where are the baby dinosaurs?

Erik Johansson: Impossible photography

Drew Dudley: Everyday leadership

Keith Nolan: Deaf in the military

Tyrone Hayes + Penelope Jagessar Chaffer: The toxic baby

Jenna McCarthy: What you don't know about marriage

Inara George: "Family Tree"

Lucien Engelen: Crowdsource your health

Simon Berrow: How do you save a shark you know nothing about?

Paul Conneally: Digital humanitarianism

Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil

Lucianne Walkowicz: Look up for a change

Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object

Chris Bliss: Comedy is translation

Shilo Shiv Suleman: Using tech to enable dreaming

Shlomo Benartzi: Saving for tomorrow, tomorrow

Tan Le: My immigration story

Avi Rubin: All your devices can be hacked

Jeffrey Kluger: The sibling bond

Kevin Allocca: Why videos go viral

Paul Snelgrove: A census of the ocean

Daniel Pauly: The ocean's shifting baseline

Paul Gilding: The Earth is full

Peter Diamandis: Abundance is our future

Vijay Kumar: Robots that fly ... and cooperate

Susan Cain: The power of introverts

Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

Andrew Stanton: The clues to a great story

James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

Jennifer Pahlka: Coding a better government

Improv Everywhere: A TED speaker's worst nightmare

Kelli Anderson: Design to challenge reality

Larry Smith: Why you will fail to have a great career

Greg Gage: The cockroach beatbox

Chris Anderson (TED): Questions no one knows the answers to

David Gallo: Deep ocean mysteries and wonders

Adam Savage: How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

Jonathan Haidt: Religion, evolution, and the ecstasy of self-transcendence

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod

Brené Brown: Listening to shame

Scott Summit: Beautiful artificial limbs

Mark Raymond: Victims of the city

T. Boone Pickens: Let's transform energy -- with natural gas

Noel Bairey Merz: The single biggest health threat women face

Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor

Billy Collins: Everyday moments, caught in time

Jer Thorp: Make data more human

Peter Saul: Let's talk about dying

Donald Sadoway: The missing link to renewable energy

Regina Dugan: From mach-20 glider to hummingbird drone

Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

Ayah Bdeir: Building blocks that blink, beep and teach

Marco Tempest: A magical tale (with augmented reality)

Daniel Schnitzer: Inventing is the easy part

Rick Falkvinge: I am a pirate

Tierney Thys + Plankton Chronicles Project: The secret life of plankton

Sherry Turkle: Connected, but alone?

Chip Kidd: Designing books is no laughing matter. OK, it is.

Jack Choi: On the virtual dissection table

Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body?

Carvens Lissaint: "Put the financial aid in the bag"

Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth

Frank Warren: Half a million secrets

Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals

Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda

Tal Golesworthy: How I repaired my own heart

Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo

Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine?

Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll

Taryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines

Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier

Christina Warinner: Tracking ancient diseases using ... plaque

Brian Greene: Is our universe the only universe?

Michael Norton: How to buy happiness

Jon Bergmann: Just how small is an atom?

Eduardo Paes: The 4 commandments of cities

Nancy Lublin: Texting that saves lives

Joe Smith: How to use a paper towel

Brenda Romero: Gaming for understanding

Liz Diller: A new museum wing ... in a giant bubble

Amory Lovins: A 40-year plan for energy

Reuben Margolin: Sculpting waves in wood and time

Gary Kovacs: Tracking our online trackers

Rory Sutherland: Perspective is everything

Tavi Gevinson: A teen just trying to figure it out

Rick Guidotti: From stigma to supermodel

Michael Tilson Thomas: Music and emotion through time

JP Rangaswami: Information is food

Karen Bass: Unseen footage, untamed nature

Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do

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José Bowen: Beethoven the businessman

Bart Knols: Cheese, dogs and a pill to kill mosquitoes and end malaria

Tali Sharot: The optimism bias

Jean-Baptiste Michel: The mathematics of history

David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

Carl Schoonover: How to look inside the brain

JR: One year of turning the world inside out

Michael McDaniel: Cheap, effective shelter for disaster relief

Melissa Garren: The sea we've hardly seen

Nathan Wolfe: What's left to explore?

Hans Rosling: Religions and babies

Philippe Petit: The journey across the high wire

Shereen El-Feki: HIV -- how to fight an epidemic of bad laws

Reggie Watts: Beats that defy boxes

David MacKay: A reality check on renewables

Ken Goldberg: 4 lessons from robots about being human

William Noel: Revealing the lost codex of Archimedes

Dalia Mogahed: The attitudes that sparked Arab Spring

Sebastian Deterding: What your designs say about you

Quixotic Fusion: Dancing with light

Seth Shostak: ET is (probably) out there -- get ready

David Birch: A new way to stop identity theft

Juan Enriquez: Will our kids be a different species?

Diane Kelly: What we didn't know about penis anatomy

Terry Moore: Why is 'x' the unknown?

Damian Palin: Mining minerals from seawater

John Hodgman: Design, explained.

Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism

John Hockenberry: We are all designers

Rebecca Onie: What if our healthcare system kept us healthy?

Beeban Kidron: The shared wonder of film

Sarah Parcak: Archeology from space

LZ Granderson: The myth of the gay agenda

Rodney Mullen: Pop an ollie and innovate!

Megan Kamerick: Women should represent women in media

David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates

Ivan Oransky: Are we over-medicalized?

Marco Tempest: The electric rise and fall of Nikola Tesla

Peter Norvig: The 100,000-student classroom

Wolfgang Kessling: How to air-condition outdoor spaces

Jon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home

Nirmalya Kumar: India's invisible innovation

E.O. Wilson: Advice to young scientists

Rives: Reinventing the encyclopedia game

Massimo Banzi: How Arduino is open-sourcing imagination

Don Tapscott: Four principles for the open world

Elyn Saks: A tale of mental illness -- from the inside

Boaz Almog: The levitating superconductor

Alanna Shaikh: How I'm preparing to get Alzheimer's

Raghava KK: What's your 200-year plan?

Cesar Harada: A novel idea for cleaning up oil spills

Usman Riaz + Preston Reed: A young guitarist meets his hero

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life

Jonathan Eisen: Meet your microbes

Chris Gerdes: The future race car -- 150mph, and no driver

Marc Goodman: A vision of crimes in the future

Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!)

Todd Humphreys: How to fool a GPS

Gabriel Barcia-Colombo: Capturing memories in video art

Mina Bissell: Experiments that point to a new understanding of cancer

Jamie Drummond: Let's crowdsource the world's goals

Baba Shiv: Sometimes it's good to give up the driver's seat

Matt Mills: Image recognition that triggers augmented reality

Neil Harbisson: I listen to color

John Graham-Cumming: The greatest machine that never was

Vinay Venkatraman: Technology crafts for the digitally underserved

James Stavridis: A Navy Admiral's thoughts on global security

Malte Spitz: Your phone company is watching

Tracy Chevalier: Finding the story inside the painting

Ramesh Raskar: Imaging at a trillion frames per second

Michael Hansmeyer: Building unimaginable shapes

Noah Wilson-Rich: Every city needs healthy honey bees

Giles Duley: When a reporter becomes the story

Michael Anti: Behind the Great Firewall of China

Stephen Ritz: A teacher growing green in the South Bronx

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education

Becci Manson: (Re)touching lives through photos

Mark Applebaum: The mad scientist of music

Hannah Fry: Is life really that complex?

Scilla Elworthy: Fighting with nonviolence

Margaret Heffernan: Dare to disagree

Max Little: A test for Parkinson's with a phone call

Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our landscapes

Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix

Mark Forsyth: What's a snollygoster? A short lesson in political speak

Ivan Krastev: Can democracy exist without trust?

Caitria + Morgan O'Neill: How to step up in the face of disaster

Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test

Timothy Prestero: Design for people, not awards

Rob Legato: The art of creating awe

Robert Neuwirth: The power of the informal economy

Shyam Sankar: The rise of human-computer cooperation

Antony Gormley: Sculpted space, within and without

Jonathan Trent: Energy from floating algae pods

Kent Larson: Brilliant designs to fit more people in every city

Scott Fraser: Why eyewitnesses get it wrong

Vikram Patel: Mental health for all by involving all

Leslie T. Chang: The voices of China's workers

Susan Solomon: The promise of research with stem cells

Wayne McGregor: A choreographer's creative process in real time

Beth Noveck: Demand a more open-source government

Tristram Stuart: The global food waste scandal

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Julian Treasure: Why architects need to use their ears

Andrew Blum: Discover the physical side of the internet

Bandi Mbubi: Demand a fair trade cell phone

Ed Gavagan: A story about knots and surgeons

Rachel Botsman: The currency of the new economy is trust

Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?

Read Montague: What we're learning from 5,000 brains

Clay Shirky: How the Internet will (one day) transform government

John Lloyd: An animated tour of the invisible

Ben Goldacre: What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe

Bahia Shehab: A thousand times no

Aris Venetikidis: Making sense of maps

Vicki Arroyo: Let's prepare for our new climate

Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Robert Gupta: Between music and medicine

Jason McCue: Terrorism is a failed brand

Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course

Thomas P. Campbell: Weaving narratives in museum galleries

Tim Leberecht: 3 ways to (usefully) lose control of your brand

John Maeda: How art, technology and design inform creative leaders

Ruby Wax: What's so funny about mental illness?

Melissa Marshall: Talk nerdy to me

Maurizio Seracini: The secret lives of paintings

Eddie Obeng: Smart failure for a fast-changing world

John Wilbanks: Let's pool our medical data

Beau Lotto + Amy O'Toole: Science is for everyone, kids included

Heather Brooke: My battle to expose government corruption

Ryan Merkley: Online video -- annotated, remixed and popped

Pankaj Ghemawat: Actually, the world isn't flat

David Pizarro: The strange politics of disgust

Lemn Sissay: A child of the state

Doris Kim Sung: Metal that breathes

Marco Tempest: A cyber-magic card trick like no other

Rory Stewart: Why democracy matters

Sanjay Pradhan: How open data is changing international aid

Emma Teeling: The secret of the bat genome

Adam Garone: Healthier men, one moustache at a time

Faith Jegede: What I've learned from my autistic brothers

Matt Killingsworth: Want to be happier? Stay in the moment

Jake Wood: A new mission for veterans -- disaster relief

Gary Greenberg: The beautiful nano details of our world

Georgette Mulheir: The tragedy of orphanages

Jeff Hancock: The future of lying

Julie Burstein: 4 lessons in creativity

Arunachalam Muruganantham: How I started a sanitary napkin revolution!

Hannah Brencher: Love letters to strangers

Leah Buechley: How to "sketch" with electronics

David Binder: The arts festival revolution

Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games

Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys: Teen wonders play bluegrass

Louie Schwartzberg: Nature. Beauty. Gratitude.

Candy Chang: Before I die I want to...

Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!

Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams

Janine Shepherd: A broken body isn't a broken person

Munir Virani: Why I love vultures

Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking

Bobby Ghosh: Why global jihad is losing

Ludwick Marishane: A bath without water

Jeff Smith: Lessons in business ... from prison

Nina Tandon: Could tissue engineering mean personalized medicine?

Lemon Andersen: Please don't take my Air Jordans

Ellen 't Hoen: Pool medical patents, save lives

Markham Nolan: How to separate fact and fiction online

Maz Jobrani: A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar ...

Marcus Byrne: The dance of the dung beetle

Ben Saunders: Why bother leaving the house?

Robin Chase: Excuse me, may I rent your car?

Molly Crockett: Beware neuro-bunk

Steven Addis: A father-daughter bond, one photo at a time

Adam Davidson: What we learned from teetering on the fiscal cliff

Ronny Edry: Israel and Iran: A love story?

Karen Thompson Walker: What fear can teach us

Hadyn Parry: Re-engineering mosquitos to fight disease

Don Levy: A cinematic journey through visual effects

Jonathan Haidt: How common threats can make common (political) ground

Sue Austin: Deep sea diving ... in a wheelchair

Jarrett J. Krosoczka: How a boy became an artist

Boghuma Kabisen Titanji: Ethical riddles in HIV research

Angela Patton: A father-daughter dance ... in prison

Ellen Jorgensen: Biohacking -- you can do it, too

Cameron Russell: Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model.

Richard Weller: Could the sun be good for your heart?

Colin Stokes: How movies teach manhood

Janine di Giovanni: What I saw in the war

Colin Powell: Kids need structure

Steven Schwaitzberg: A universal translator for surgeons

Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave

Wingham Rowan: A new kind of job market

Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code

iO Tillett Wright: Fifty shades of gay

Fahad Al-Attiya: A country with no water

Kid President: I think we all need a pep talk

Zahra' Langhi: Why Libya's revolution didn't work -- and what might

Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun

Cesar Kuriyama: One second every day

Lee Cronin: Print your own medicine

Edi Rama: Take back your city with paint

Shabana Basij-Rasikh: Dare to educate Afghan girls

Erik Schlangen: A "self-healing" asphalt

James B. Glattfelder: Who controls the world?

Esther Perel: The secret to desire in a long-term relationship

Young-ha Kim: Be an artist, right now!

Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

Keith Chen: Could your language affect your ability to save money?

Afra Raymond: Three myths about corruption

Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools

Michael Dickinson: How a fly flies

Bruce Feiler: Agile programming -- for your family

Wade Davis: Gorgeous photos of a backyard wilderness worth saving

Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots!

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Jennifer Granholm: A clean energy proposal -- race to the top!

Amanda Palmer: The art of asking

Allan Savory: How to fight desertification and reverse climate change

Edith Widder: How we found the giant squid

Ron Finley: A guerilla gardener in South Central LA

Kakenya Ntaiya: A girl who demanded school

Shane Koyczan: To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful

Dan Pallotta: The way we think about charity is dead wrong

David Anderson: Your brain is more than a bag of chemicals

Stewart Brand: The dawn of de-extinction. Are you ready?

Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there's good news)

Catarina Mota: Play with smart materials

Danny Hillis: The Internet could crash. We need a Plan B

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Hyeonseo Lee: My escape from North Korea

Francis Collins: We need better drugs -- now

Eric Whitacre: Virtual Choir Live

Jessica Green: We're covered in germs. Let's design for that.

Mark Shaw: One very dry demo

Richard Turere: My invention that made peace with lions

Colin Camerer: Neuroscience, game theory, monkeys

Katherine Kuchenbecker: The technology of touch

Kees Moeliker: How a dead duck changed my life

Sanjay Dastoor: A skateboard, with a boost

Lawrence Lessig: We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim

Skylar Tibbits: The emergence of "4D printing"

Ken Jennings: Watson, Jeopardy and me, the obsolete know-it-all

Freeman Hrabowski: 4 pillars of college success in science

Keller Rinaudo: A mini robot -- powered by your phone

Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

Eric Dishman: Health care should be a team sport

Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

Rose George: Let's talk crap. Seriously.

Thomas Insel: Toward a new understanding of mental illness

Joshua Prager: In search of the man who broke my neck

Andres Lozano: Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off

BLACK: My journey to yo-yo mastery

John McWhorter: Txtng is killing language. JK!!!

Robert Gordon: The death of innovation, the end of growth

Erik Brynjolfsson: The key to growth? Race with the machines

Michael Stevens: How much does a video weigh?

Jennifer Healey: If cars could talk, accidents might be avoidable

David Pogue: 10 top time-saving tech tips

Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk

Taylor Wilson: My radical plan for small nuclear fission reactors

Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

Juan Enriquez: Your online life, permanent as a tattoo

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Timothy Bartik: The economic case for preschool

ShaoLan: Learn to read Chinese ... with ease!

Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher

Malcolm London: "High School Training Ground"

Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

John Legend: "True Colors"

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20

Maria Bezaitis: The surprising need for strangeness

Liu Bolin: The invisible man

Jay Silver: Hack a banana, make a keyboard!

Sergey Brin: Why Google Glass?

Peter Singer: The why and how of effective altruism

Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake

Judy MacDonald Johnston: Prepare for a good end of life

Alastair Parvin: Architecture for the people by the people

Ji-Hae Park: The violin, and my dark night of the soul

Paola Antonelli: Why I brought Pac-Man to MoMA

Jackson Katz: Violence against women--it's a men's issue

Hendrik Poinar: Bring back the woolly mammoth!

Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind

Andrew Solomon: Love, no matter what

Alex Laskey: How behavioral science can lower your energy bill

Anas Aremeyaw Anas: How I named, shamed and jailed

Denise Herzing: Could we speak the language of dolphins?

Martin Villeneuve: How I made an impossible film

Andrew McAfee: What will future jobs look like?

Raffaello D'Andrea: The astounding athletic power of quadcopters

George Papandreou: Imagine a European democracy without borders

Daniel Suarez: The kill decision shouldn't belong to a robot

Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive

Didier Sornette: How we can predict the next financial crisis

Juliana Rotich: Meet BRCK, Internet access built for Africa

Joseph Kim: The family I lost in North Korea. And the family I gained.

Paul Pholeros: How to reduce poverty? Fix homes

Camille Seaman: Photos from a storm chaser

Lesley Hazleton: The doubt essential to faith

Peter Attia: Is the obesity crisis hiding a bigger problem?

Bob Mankoff: Anatomy of a New Yorker cartoon

Michael Archer: How we'll resurrect the gastric brooding frog, the Tasmanian tiger

Rodney Brooks: Why we will rely on robots

Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems

Joel Selanikio: The surprising seeds of a big-data revolution in healthcare

Jinha Lee: Reach into the computer and grab a pixel

Sleepy Man Banjo Boys: Bluegrass virtuosity from ... New Jersey?

Charmian Gooch: Meet global corruption's hidden players

Michael Green: Why we should build wooden skyscrapers

The interspecies internet? An idea in progress

Jack Andraka: A promising test for pancreatic cancer ... from a teenager

Al Vernacchio: Sex needs a new metaphor. Here's one ...

Bernie Krause: The voice of the natural world

Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy with a chance of joy

Pico Iyer: Where is home?

Two young scientists break down plastics with bacteria

Tom Thum: The orchestra in my mouth

John Searle: Our shared condition -- consciousness

Kate Stone: DJ decks made of... paper

Roberto D'Angelo + Francesca Fedeli: In our baby's illness, a life lesson

Paul Kemp-Robertson: Bitcoin. Sweat. Tide. Meet the future of branded currency.

Tania Luna: How a penny made me feel like a millionaire

Bastian Schaefer: A 3D-printed jumbo jet?

Eli Beer: The fastest ambulance? A motorcycle

Julie Taymor: Spider-Man, The Lion King and life on the creative edge

Peter van Manen: How can Formula 1 racing help ... babies?

Beardyman: The polyphonic me

Daniel H. Cohen: For argument's sake

Jinsop Lee: Design for all 5 senses

Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets

Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head

Derek Paravicini and Adam Ockelford: In the key of genius

Margaret Heffernan: The dangers of "willful blindness"

Shigeru Ban: Emergency shelters made from paper

Russell Foster: Why do we sleep?

Steve Ramirez and Xu Liu: A mouse. A laser beam. A manipulated memory.

May El-Khalil: Making peace is a marathon

Adam Spencer: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers

Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend

Chrystia Freeland: The rise of the new global super-rich

Alexa Meade: Your body is my canvas

George Monbiot: For more wonder, rewild the world

Jake Barton: The museum of you

Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read

Sonia Shah: 3 reasons we still haven't gotten rid of malaria

Apollo Robbins: The art of misdirection

James Lyne: Everyday cybercrime -- and what you can do about it

Marla Spivak: Why bees are disappearing

Eric Berlow and Sean Gourley: Mapping ideas worth spreading

Andras Forgacs: Leather and meat without killing animals

Benjamin Barber: Why mayors should rule the world

Elizabeth Loftus: The fiction of memory

Stuart Firestein: The pursuit of ignorance

Onora O'Neill: What we don't understand about trust

James Flynn: Why our IQ levels are higher than our grandparents'

Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic

Malcolm Gladwell: The unheard story of David and Goliath

Kelli Swazey: Life that doesn't end with death

Amy Webb: How I hacked online dating

Fabian Oefner: Psychedelic science

Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems?

Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems

Michael Sandel: Why we shouldn't trust markets with our civic life

Janette Sadik-Khan: New York's streets? Not so mean any more

Trita Parsi: Iran and Israel: Peace is possible

Gary Slutkin: Let's treat violence like a contagious disease

Andrew Fitzgerald: Adventures in Twitter fiction

Jeff Speck: The walkable city

Amanda Bennett: We need a heroic narrative for death

Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places

Alessandro Acquisti: What will a future without secrets look like?

Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again

Steve Howard: Let's go all-in on selling sustainability

Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom

Parul Sehgal: An ode to envy

Gian Giudice: Why our universe might exist on a knife-edge

Xavier Vilalta: Architecture at home in its community

Mariana Mazzucato: Government -- investor, risk-taker, innovator

Mohamed Hijri: A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis

Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now"

Holly Morris: Why stay in Chernobyl? Because it's home.

Dong Woo Jang: The art of bow-making

Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels

Robin Nagle: What I discovered in New York City trash

Grégoire Courtine: The paralyzed rat that walked

Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world's trust -- time to act

Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Dambisa Moyo: Is China the new idol for emerging economies?

Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind

Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism

Stefan Larsson: What doctors can learn from each other

Jane McGonigal: Massively multi-player"¦ thumb-wrestling?

Lian Pin Koh: A drone's-eye view of conservation

Greg Asner: Ecology from the air

Henry Evans and Chad Jenkins: Meet the robots for humanity

Andreas Raptopoulos: No roads? There's a drone for that

Peter Doolittle: How your "working memory" makes sense of the world

Jared Diamond: How societies can grow old better

Suzana Herculano-Houzel: What is so special about the human brain?

David Steindl-Rast: Want to be happy? Be grateful

Toby Eccles: Invest in social change

Geraldine Hamilton: Body parts on a chip

Sally Kohn: Let's try emotional correctness

David Lang: My underwater robot

Enrique Peñalosa: Why buses represent democracy in action

Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

Diébédo Francis Kéré: How to build with clay... and community

Eddy Cartaya: My glacier cave discoveries

Stephen Cave: The 4 stories we tell ourselves about death

Rose George: Inside the secret shipping industry

Toni Griffin: A new vision for rebuilding Detroit

Marco Annunziata: Welcome to the age of the industrial internet

Andrew Solomon: Depression, the secret we share

Krista Donaldson: The $80 prosthetic knee that's changing lives

Paul Piff: Does money make you mean?

Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up

Mick Cornett: How an obese town lost a million pounds

Maysoon Zayid: I got 99 problems... palsy is just one

Suzanne Talhouk: Don't kill your language

Roger Stein: A bold new way to fund drug research

Sandra Aamodt: Why dieting doesn't usually work

Frederic Kaplan: How to build an information time machine

Ryan Holladay: To hear this music you have to be there. Literally

Harish Manwani: Profit's not always the point

Mark Kendall: Demo: A needle-free vaccine patch that's safer and way cheaper

Sheryl Sandberg: So we leaned in ... now what?

Luke Syson: How I learned to stop worrying and love "useless" art

Guy Hoffman: Robots with "soul"

Shereen El Feki: A little-told tale of sex and sensuality

Paula Johnson: His and hers " ... healthcare

Yves Morieux: As work gets more complex, 6 rules to simplify

Joe Kowan: How I beat stage fright

Anant Agarwal: Why massive open online courses (still) matter

Anne Milgram: Why smart statistics are the key to fighting crime

McKenna Pope: Want to be an activist? Start with your toys

Nicolas Perony: Puppies! Now that I've got your attention, complexity theory

Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist "¦

Esta Soler: How we turned the tide on domestic violence (Hint: the Polaroid helped)

Dan Berkenstock: The world is one big dataset. Now, how to photograph it ...

Teddy Cruz: How architectural innovations migrate across borders

Alex Wissner-Gross: A new equation for intelligence

Aparna Rao: Art that craves your attention

David Puttnam: Does the media have a "duty of care"?

Leyla Acaroglu: Paper beats plastic? How to rethink environmental folklore

Chris McKnett: The investment logic for sustainability

Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints

Yann Dall'Aglio: Love -- you're doing it wrong

Molly Stevens: A new way to grow bone

Roselinde Torres: What it takes to be a great leader

Christopher Ryan: Are we designed to be sexual omnivores?

Ash Beckham: We're all hiding something. Let's find the courage to open up

Siddharthan Chandran: Can the damaged brain repair itself?

Catherine Bracy: Why good hackers make good citizens

Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let's print it.

Henry Lin: What we can learn from galaxies far, far away

Annette Heuser: The 3 agencies with the power to make or break economies

Mary Lou Jepsen: Could future devices read images from our brains?

Philip Evans: How data will transform business

Christopher Soghoian: Government surveillance -- this is just the beginning

Gabe Barcia-Colombo: My DNA vending machine

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Ajit Narayanan: A word game to communicate in any language

Clayton Cameron: A-rhythm-etic. The math behind the beats

Anne-Marie Slaughter: Can we all "have it all"?

Toby Shapshak: You don't need an app for that

Carin Bondar: The birds and the bees are just the beginning

Steven Pinker and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein: The long reach of reason

Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice

Edward Snowden: Here's how we take back the Internet

Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space

Charmian Gooch: My wish: To launch a new era of openness in business

Richard Ledgett: The NSA responds to Edward Snowden's TED Talk

Larry Page: Where's Google going next?

Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala

Bran Ferren: To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering

Ed Yong: Zombie roaches and other parasite tales

Del Harvey: Protecting Twitter users (sometimes from themselves)

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance

Geena Rocero: Why I must come out

TED staff: It's TED, the Musical

Allan Adams: The discovery that could rewrite physics

Bill and Melinda Gates: Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done

Jennifer Golbeck: The curly fry conundrum: Why social media "likes" say more than you might think

Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform

Amanda Burden: How public spaces make cities work

Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic

Louie Schwartzberg: Hidden miracles of the natural world

David Sengeh: The sore problem of prosthetic limbs

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly: Be passionate. Be courageous. Be your best.

David Brooks: Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?

Jennifer Senior: For parents, happiness is a very high bar

Norman Spack: How I help transgender teens become who they want to be

Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets

Matthew Carter: My life in typefaces

Sarah Lewis: Embrace the near win

Michel Laberge: How synchronized hammer strikes could generate nuclear fusion

Hamish Jolly: A shark-deterrent wetsuit (and it's not what you think)

James Patten: The best computer interface? Maybe ... your hands

Elizabeth Gilbert: Success, failure and the drive to keep creating

Wendy Chung: Autism -- what we know (and what we don't know yet)

David Epstein: Are athletes really getting faster, better, stronger?

Andrew Bastawrous: Get your next eye exam on a smartphone

Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

Sarah Jones: What does the future hold? 11 characters offer quirky answers

Mellody Hobson: Color blind or color brave?

Marco Tempest: And for my next trick, a robot

Stanley McChrystal: The military case for sharing knowledge

Randall Munroe: Comics that ask "what if?"

Mark Ronson: How sampling transformed music

William Black: How to rob a bank (from the inside, that is)

Deborah Gordon: What ants teach us about the brain, cancer and the Internet

Kevin Briggs: The bridge between suicide and life

Tristram Wyatt: The smelly mystery of the human pheromone

Rives: The Museum of Four in the Morning

Simon Sinek: Why good leaders make you feel safe

Jackie Savitz: Save the oceans, feed the world!

Andrew Solomon: How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are

Chris Kluwe: How augmented reality will change sports ... and build empathy

Wes Moore: How to talk to veterans about the war

Sebastian Junger: Why veterans miss war

Jon Mooallem: How the teddy bear taught us compassion

Kitra Cahana: A glimpse of life on the road

Stephen Friend: The hunt for "unexpected genetic heroes"

Sting: How I started writing songs again

Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking

Dan Gilbert: The psychology of your future self

Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry

Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

Yoruba Richen: What the gay rights movement learned from the civil rights movement

Stella Young: I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much

Keren Elazari: Hackers: the Internet's immune system

Will Potter: The shocking move to criminalize nonviolent protest

Uri Alon: Why truly innovative science demands a leap into the unknown

AJ Jacobs: The world's largest family reunion "¦ we're all invited!

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)

Anne Curzan: What makes a word "real"?

Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

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Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don't define you

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Ge Wang: The DIY orchestra of the future

Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen

Chris Domas: The 1s and 0s behind cyber warfare

Sara Lewis: The loves and lies of fireflies

Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

Paul Bloom: Can prejudice ever be a good thing?

George Takei: Why I love a country that once betrayed me

Joi Ito: Want to innovate? Become a "now-ist"

Nicholas Negroponte: A 30-year history of the future

Renata Salecl: Our unhealthy obsession with choice

Karima Bennoune: When people of Muslim heritage challenge fundamentalism

David Kwong: Two nerdy obsessions meet -- and it's magic

David Chalmers: How do you explain consciousness?

Nikolai Begg: A tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery

Shih Chieh Huang: Sculptures that'd be at home in the deep sea

Heather Barnett: What humans can learn from semi-intelligent slime

Ze Frank: Are you human?

Shai Reshef: An ultra-low-cost college degree

Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

Hubertus Knabe: The dark secrets of a surveillance state

Janet Iwasa: How animations can help scientists test a hypothesis

Megan Washington: Why I live in mortal dread of public speaking

Talithia Williams: Own your body's data

Nick Hanauer: Beware, fellow plutocrats, the pitchforks are coming

Dan Pacholke: How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives

Eric Liu: Why ordinary people need to understand power

Clint Smith: The danger of silence

Tim Berners-Lee: A Magna Carta for the web

Aziza Chaouni: How I brought a river, and my city, back to life

Jarrett J. Krosoczka: Why lunch ladies are heroes

Laurel Braitman: Depressed dogs, cats with OCD -- what animal madness means for us humans

Ziyah Gafic: Everyday objects, tragic histories

Martin Rees: Can we prevent the end of the world?

Rose Goslinga: Crop insurance, an idea worth seeding

Meera Vijayann: Find your voice against gender violence

Sally Kohn: Don't like clickbait? Don't click

Jill Shargaa: Please, please, people. Let's put the 'awe' back in 'awesome'

Jim Holt: Why does the universe exist?

Isabel Allende: How to live passionately--no matter your age

Shubhendu Sharma: How to grow a tiny forest anywhere

Colin Grant: How our stories cross over

Zak Ebrahim: I am the son of a terrorist. Here's how I chose peace.

Dan Barasch: A park underneath the hustle and bustle of New York City

Hans and Ola Rosling: How not to be ignorant about the world

Uldus Bakhtiozina: Wry photos that turn stereotypes upside down

Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream.

Andrew Connolly: What's the next window into our universe?

Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door

Avi Reichental: What's next in 3D printing

Antonio Donato Nobre: The magic of the Amazon: A river that flows invisibly all around us

Lord Nicholas Stern: The state of the climate -- and what we might do about it

Kenneth Cukier: Big data is better data

Eman Mohammed: The courage to tell a hidden story

Matthew O'Reilly: "Am I dying?" The honest answer.

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

Francis de los Reyes: Sanitation is a basic human right

Susan Colantuono: The career advice you probably didn't get

Gail Reed: Where to train the world's doctors? Cuba.

Nancy Kanwisher: A neural portrait of the human mind

Daria van den Bercken: Why I take the piano on the road "¦ and in the air

Thomas Piketty: New thoughts on capital in the twenty-first century

Meaghan Ramsey: Why thinking you're ugly is bad for you

Pia Mancini: How to upgrade democracy for the Internet era

Dilip Ratha: The hidden force in global economics: sending money home

Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night's sleep

Myriam Sidibe: The simple power of hand-washing

Jorge Soto: The future of early cancer detection?

Melissa Fleming: Let's help refugees thrive, not just survive

Kitra Cahana: My father, locked in his body but soaring free

Susan Etlinger: What do we do with all this big data?

Fred Swaniker: The leaders who ruined Africa, and the generation who can fix it

Joy Sun: Should you donate differently?

Fabien Cousteau: What I learned from spending 31 days underwater

Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

Kimberley Motley: How I defend the rule of law

Sergei Lupashin: A flying camera ... on a leash

Frans Lanting: Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom

Debra Jarvis: Yes, I survived cancer. But that doesn't define me

Jeremy Heimans: What new power looks like

Alessandra Orofino: It's our city. Let's fix it

Ameenah Gurib-Fakim: Humble plants that hide surprising secrets

Kare Anderson: Be an opportunity maker

Alejandro Aravena: My architectural philosophy? Bring the community into the process

Haas&Hahn: How painting can transform communities

Ramanan Laxminarayan: The coming crisis in antibiotics

Michael Green: What the Social Progress Index can reveal about your country

Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on Drugs

Leana Wen: What your doctor won’t disclose

Vincent Moon and Naná Vasconcelos: Hidden music rituals around the world

David Grady: How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

Will Marshall: Tiny satellites show us the Earth as it changes in near-real-time

Nancy Frates: Why my family started the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The rest is history

Joe Landolina: This gel can make you stop bleeding instantly

Rosie King: How autism freed me to be myself

Mark Plotkin: What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

Emily Balcetis: Why some people find exercise harder than others

Pico Iyer: The art of stillness

Oren Yakobovich: Hidden cameras that film injustice in the world’s most dangerous places

Ben Saunders: To the South Pole and back — the hardest 105 days of my life

Rainer Strack: The surprising workforce crisis of 2030 -- and how to start solving it now

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: What veterinarians know that doctors don't

Aakash Odedra: A dance in a hurricane of paper, wind and light

Jose Miguel Sokoloff: How we used Christmas lights to fight a war

Anastasia Taylor-Lind: Fighters and mourners of the Ukrainian revolution

Thomas Hellum: The world's most boring television ... and why it's hilariously addictive

Catherine Crump: The small and surprisingly dangerous detail the police track about you

Dave Troy: Social maps that reveal a city's intersections — and separations

Vernā Myers: How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them

Carol Dweck: The power of believing that you can improve

Bruno Torturra: Got a smartphone? Start broadcasting

Mundano: Pimp my ... trash cart?

Erin McKean: Go ahead, make up new words!

Michael Rubinstein: See invisible motion, hear silent sounds. Cool? Creepy? We can't decide

Asha de Vos: Why you should care about whale poo

Daniele Quercia: Happy maps

Aziz Abu Sarah: For more tolerance, we need more ... tourism?

Fredy Peccerelli: A forensic anthropologist who brings closure for the "disappeared"

Tasso Azevedo: Hopeful lessons from the battle to save rainforests

Navi Radjou: Creative problem-solving in the face of extreme limits

Robert Swan: Let's save the last pristine continent

Robert Muggah: How to protect fast-growing cities from failing

Cristina Domenech: Poetry that frees the soul

Matthieu Ricard: How to let altruism be your guide

Sarah Bergbreiter: Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice

Joe Madiath: Better toilets, better life

Morgana Bailey: The danger of hiding who you are

Miguel Nicolelis: Brain-to-brain communication has arrived. How we did it

Severine Autesserre: To solve mass violence, look to locals

Khadija Gbla: My mother’s strange definition of empowerment

Bassam Tariq: The beauty and diversity of Muslim life

Zeynep Tufekci: Online social change: easy to organize, hard to win

Bruce Aylward: Humanity vs. Ebola. How we could win a terrifying war

Ben Ambridge: 10 myths about psychology, debunked

Tom Wujec: Got a wicked problem? First, tell me how you make toast

Brian Dettmer: Old books reborn as art

Jaap de Roode: How butterflies self-medicate

Ricardo Semler: How to run a company with (almost) no rules

Kenneth Shinozuka: My simple invention, designed to keep my grandfather safe

Hannah Fry: The mathematics of love

Guy Winch: Why we all need to practice emotional first aid

Nadine Burke Harris: How childhood trauma affects health across a lifetime

Laura Boushnak: For these women, reading is a daring act

Angelo Vermeulen: How to go to space, without having to go to space

James A. White Sr.: The little problem I had renting a house

Rob Knight: How our microbes make us who we are

Khalida Brohi: How I work to protect women from honor killings

Romina Libster: The power of herd immunity

Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City -- using big data

Helder Guimarães: A magical search for a coincidence

Jon Gosier: The problem with "trickle-down techonomics"

Topher White: What can save the rainforest? Your used cell phone

Harry Baker : A love poem for lonely prime numbers

Andy Yen: Think your email's private? Think again

Ilona Szabó de Carvalho: 4 lessons I learned from taking a stand against drugs and gun violence

Sangu Delle: In praise of macro -- yes, macro -- finance in Africa

Marc Kushner: Why the buildings of the future will be shaped by ... you

Ismael Nazario: What I learned as a kid in jail

Shimpei Takahashi: Play this game to come up with original ideas

Linda Hill: How to manage for collective creativity

Vincent Cochetel: I was held hostage for 317 days. Here's what I thought about…

Robyn Stein DeLuca: The good news about PMS

David Eagleman: Can we create new senses for humans?

Joseph DeSimone: What if 3D printing was 100x faster?

Monica Lewinsky: The price of shame

Fei-Fei Li: How we're teaching computers to understand pictures

Anand Giridharadas: A tale of two Americas. And the mini-mart where they collided

Dave Isay: Everyone around you has a story the world needs to hear

Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighborhood: with imagination, beauty and art

Dame Stephanie Shirley: Why do ambitious women have flat heads?

Alison Killing: There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help

Daniel Kish: How I use sonar to navigate the world

Kevin Rudd: Are China and the US doomed to conflict?

Boniface Mwangi: The day I stood up alone

Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We’re not ready

Bel Pesce: 5 ways to kill your dreams

Eduardo Sáenz de Cabezón: Math is forever

Dan Ariely: How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised

Fred Jansen: How to land on a comet

Barat Ali Batoor: My desperate journey with a human smuggler

Kailash Satyarthi: How to make peace? Get angry

Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

Paul Tudor Jones II: Why we need to rethink capitalism

Nathalie Cabrol: How Mars might hold the secret to the origin of life