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The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it |  Dan Gartenberg
The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it | Dan Gartenberg
There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that stimulates deep sleep, the most regenerative stage which (among other wonderful things) might help us consolidate our memories and form our personalities. Find out more about how playing sounds that mirror bra...
Why I'm done trying to be
Why I'm done trying to be "man enough" | Justin Baldoni
Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity -- to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a warm, personal talk, he shares his effort to reconcile who he is with who the world tells him a man should be. And he has a challenge for men: "See if you can use the same qualities that you feel make yo...
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi
Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi
Luvvie Ajayi isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one," says the writer, activist and self-proclaimed professional troublemaker. In this bright, uplifting talk, Ajayi shares three questions to ask yourself if you're teetering on the edge of speaking up or quieti...
A Republican mayor's plan to replace partisanship with policy | G.T. Bynum
A Republican mayor's plan to replace partisanship with policy | G.T. Bynum
Conventional wisdom says that to win an election, you need to play to your constituencies' basest, most divisive instincts. But as a candidate for mayor of Tulsa, Oklahoma, G.T. Bynum decided to skip the smear campaigns, tell voters what he wanted to accomplish and give them ways to measure his success -- and it led him to win the election. In a ho...
What AI is -- and isn't | Sebastian Thrun and Chris Anderson
What AI is -- and isn't | Sebastian Thrun and Chris Anderson
Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity. In an inspiring, informative conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Thrun discusses the progress of deep learning, why we shouldn't fear runaway AI and how society will be better off if dull, tedious work is done with ...
Fashion has a pollution problem -- can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza
Fashion has a pollution problem -- can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza
Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer on a mission -- to reduce pollution in the fashion industry while creating amazing new things to wear. In her lab, she noticed that the bacteria Streptomyces coelicolor makes a striking red-purple pigment, and now she's using it to develop bold, color-fast fabric dye that cuts down on water waste and chemical runo...
The future of good food in China | Matilda Ho
The future of good food in China | Matilda Ho
Fresh food free of chemicals and pesticides is hard to come by in China: in 2016, the Chinese government revealed half a million food safety violations in just nine months. In the absence of safe, sustainable food sources, TED Fellow Matilda Ho launched China's first online farmers market, instituting a zero-tolerance test towards pesticides, antib...
How we're using drones to deliver blood and save lives | Keller Rinaudo
How we're using drones to deliver blood and save lives | Keller Rinaudo
Keller Rinaudo wants everyone on earth to have access to basic health care, no matter how hard it is to reach them. With his start-up Zipline, he has created the world's first drone delivery system to operate at national scale, transporting blood and plasma to remote clinics in East Africa with a fleet of electric autonomous aircraft. Find out how ...
The science of cells that never get old | Elizabeth Blackburn
The science of cells that never get old | Elizabeth Blackburn
What makes our bodies age ... our skin wrinkle, our hair turn white, our immune systems weaken? Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with the discovery of telomerase: an enzyme that replenishes the caps at the end of chromosomes, which break down when cells divide. Learn more about Blackburn's grou...
An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine | Leah Chase and Pat Mitchell
An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine | Leah Chase and Pat Mitchell
Leah Chase's New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb -- and it continues to operate in the same spirit today. I...