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Reads tagged with “TED”

Inside the Creative Process of Cut-Paper Storyteller Béatrice Coron
Inside the Creative Process of Cut-Paper Storyteller Béatrice Coron

Slicing the different layers we’re made of, or what an 18th-century French statesman has to do with the MTA.

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Human Brain: Extraordinary 48-Dancer Trailer for TEDxAmsterdam
Human Brain: Extraordinary 48-Dancer Trailer for TEDxAmsterdam

Human bodies + human brains = human nature.

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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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Onward to the Edge: Another Symphony of Science Remix Gem
Onward to the Edge: Another Symphony of Science Remix Gem

A mashup ballad for the mystery of the universe.

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Balloons for Bhutan: Jonathan Harris Documents Happiness
Balloons for Bhutan: Jonathan Harris Documents Happiness

A portrait of happiness in the last Himalayan kingdom.

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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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