Hand-waving shut-up-and-listen talks about the future of the environment, crime, technology, government and the human race.
How can we create an education system that works for kids, instead of against them? Watch eight inspiring talks (and one beautiful performance) from TED's May 2013 PBS special, given in their entirety.
Psychologist Angela Duckworth studies the traits that allow us to stick to our goals — and she chose four great talks that explore other facets of how human beings behave.
Pearl Arredondo worked her way up from humble East L.A. beginnings, and as a high school teacher she now inspires other kids to do the same. Here are the talks that she thinks capture that spirit of drive and determination.
As important as they are eloquent, these four talks are poet Malcolm London’s idea of how to truly cause a stir.
Educator and activist Geoffrey Canada chose a powerful list of favorites — talks that address the cycles of poverty and gender violence, and offer bold suggestions for change.
Chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam knows that great educational media can be nothing short of explosive. Strap on your goggles and watch his top picks.
As Wittgenstein famously wrote, "The limits of my language means the limits of my world." Watch talks by linguists, data analysts and word nerds who explore the all-encompassing power of language.
Poop, dead duck sex, sanitary napkins, eating bugs, and much, much more conversation not meant for the dinner table.
Talks on the importance of listening, and how to do it much better.
Talks with counterintuitive solutions to flip your thinking, on everything from shoes to aid organizations to the universe.
These quirky talks remind us that life is funny, weird, sweet, absurd.
Brave and beautiful expressions from some of the world's most talented spoken-word performers, who weave stories in words and gestures.
Fun, informative talks for curious kids.
Visions of the future, on everything from cars to the Internet to the human species.
Fascinating talks by archaeologists and evolutionary biologists about humanity's beginnings and journey.
Drive a plane? Race a car with your eyes closed? Fly? Innovators in transportation show that getting from point A to point B doesn't have to be boring.
Is Earth really the only life-sustaining planet in existence? These speakers think there might just be something or someone else out there, and urge us not to stop the search.
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