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The Conscience of Television
The Conscience of Television

What Lucille Ball has to do with the dot-com bubble, or why 2001 was the beginning of the end for TV comedy.

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The Beginning of Infinity: David Deutsch Explains the World
The Beginning of Infinity: David Deutsch Explains the World

A new way to explain explanation itself, or how science and philosophy got their start.

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Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two
Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two

How to get eaten by mushrooms, why we’re all African, and what language has to do with genetics.

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Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books
Culturomics: What We Can Learn from 5 Million Books

How to put your “beft” foot forward, or what the algorithm of censorship has to do with 1950.

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Aftercrimes, Geoslavery & Thermogeddon: Lexicographer Erin McKean’s TEDBook on New Words
Aftercrimes, Geoslavery & Thermogeddon: Lexicographer Erin McKean’s TEDBook on New Words

How to spot wordishness when you see it, or what serendipity has to do with digital publishing.

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Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day One
Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day One

What 86,000 neurons have to do with privacy, the Magna Carta, and the world’s fastest piano player.

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