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Why I risked my life to expose a government massacre | Anjan Sundaram
Why I risked my life to expose a government massacre | Anjan Sundaram
A war zone can pass for a mostly peaceful place when no one is watching, says investigative journalist and TED Fellow Anjan Sundaram. In this short, incisive talk, he takes us inside the conflict in the Central African Republic, where he saw the methodical preparation for ethnic cleansing, and shares a lesson about why it's important to bear witnes...
What it's like to be a woman in Hollywood | Naomi McDougall Jones
What it's like to be a woman in Hollywood | Naomi McDougall Jones
What we see in movies matters: it affects our hobbies, our career choices, our emotions and even our identities. Right now, we don't see enough women on screen or behind the camera -- but waiting for Hollywood to grow a conscience isn't going to fix the problem, says Naomi McDougall Jones. Join forces with the actress and activist as she outlines h...
A pro wrestler's guide to confidence | Mike Kinney
A pro wrestler's guide to confidence | Mike Kinney
You are more than you think you are, says former pro wrestler Mike Kinney -- you just have to find what makes you unique and use it to your advantage. For years Kinney "turned up" the parts of himself that made him special as he invented and perfected his wrestling persona, Cowboy Gator Magraw. In a talk equal parts funny and smart, he brings his w...
A human-robot dance duet | Huang Yi & KUKA
A human-robot dance duet | Huang Yi & KUKA
Harmoniously weaving together the art of dance and the science of mechanical engineering, Huang Yi performs a man-machine dance duet with KUKA -- a robot he conceptualized and programmed -- set to stirring cello by Joshua Roman. Check out more TED Talks: http://www.ted.com The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TE...
The powerful stories that shaped Africa | Gus Casely-Hayford
The powerful stories that shaped Africa | Gus Casely-Hayford
In the vast sweep of history, even an empire can be forgotten. In this wide-ranging talk, Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel to Great Zimbabwe, the ancient city whose mysterious origins and advanced architecture continue to confound archeologists. Or to the age of Mansa Musa, the ...
A precise, three-word address for every place on earth | Chris Sheldrick
A precise, three-word address for every place on earth | Chris Sheldrick
With what3words, Chris Sheldrick and his team have divided the entire planet into three-meter squares and assigned each a unique, three-word identifier, like famous.splice.writers or blocks.evenly.breed, giving a precise address to the billions of people worldwide who don't have one. In this quick talk about a big idea, Sheldrick explains the econo...
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina
Portraits that transform people into whatever they want to be | Uldus Bakhtiozina
With her gorgeous, haunting photographs, artist Uldus Bakhtiozina documents dreams, working with daily life as she imagines it could be. She creates everything in her work by hand -- from costumes to stages -- without digital manipulation, bringing us images from the land of escapism, where anyone can become something else. Check out more TED Talk...
The new age of corporate monopolies | Margrethe Vestager
The new age of corporate monopolies | Margrethe Vestager
Margrethe Vestager wants to keep European markets competitive -- which is why, on behalf of the EU, she's fined Google $2.8 billion for breaching antitrust rules, asked Apple for $15.3 billion in back taxes and investigated a range of companies, from Gazprom to Fiat, for anti-competitive practices. In an important talk about the state of the global...
We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer | Elizabeth Wayne
We can hack our immune cells to fight cancer | Elizabeth Wayne
After decades of research and billions spent in clinical trials, we still have a problem with cancer drug delivery, says biomedical engineer Elizabeth Wayne. Chemotherapy kills cancer -- but it kills the rest of your body, too. Instead of using human design to fight cancer, why not use nature's? In this quick talk, Wayne explains how her lab is cre...
What's hidden under the Greenland ice sheet? | Kristin Poinar
What's hidden under the Greenland ice sheet? | Kristin Poinar
The Greenland ice sheet is massive, mysterious -- and melting. Using advanced technology, scientists are revealing its secrets for the first time, and what they've found is amazing: hidden under the ice sheet is a vast aquifer that holds a Lake Tahoe-sized volume of water from the summer melt. Does this water stay there, or does it find its way out...