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Charles Leadbeater: Education Innovation in the Slums

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
TEDTalks

Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education, and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn.

Mike deGruy: Hooked By an Octopus

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
TEDTalks

An accomplished diver and underwater cinematographer, deGruy has also become a go-to host and expedition member on shows like the recent Mysteries of the Shark Coast with C�line Cousteau and Richard Fitzpatrick.

Michael Specter: The Danger of Science Denial

TEDTalks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
TEDTalks

Specter studies how the active movements against vaccines, genetically engineered food, science-based medicine and biotechnological solutions to climate change may actually put the world at risk.

Elizabeth Pisani: Sex, Drugs and HIV -- Let's Get Rational

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
TEDTalks

2010-04-08-TED.jpg Elizabeth Pisani reveals the myriad of inconsistencies in today's political systems that prevent our dollars from effectively fighting the spread of HIV.

David Cameron: The Next Age of Government

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
TEDTalks

The leader of Britain's Conservative Party and new prime minister says we're entering a new era -- where governments themselves have less power (and less money) and people empowered by technology have more.

Jamie Oliver's TED Prize Wish: Teach Every Child About Food

TEDTalks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
TEDTalks

2010-02-12-oliver.jpgSharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, W. Va., TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food.

James Balog: Time-Lapse Proof of Extreme Ice Loss

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
TEDTalks

Balog has been going up north to shoot the half-alive ice of the mammoth glaciers for his Extreme Ice Survey, a look at the shocking effects of abrupt climate change in Alaska, Greenland and Iceland.

Gordon Brown: Wiring a Web for Global Good

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
TEDTalks

2009-07-23-gordonbrown.jpgIn his talk, Brown argues that we've reached a unique moment in human history: we can use today's interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic

The Real Crisis? We Stopped Being Wise

TEDTalks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
TEDTalks

Barry Schwartz argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.

Laptops for Kids: A Matter of "Defense" for Colombia

TEDTalks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
TEDTalks

2008-12-24-tedtalks.jpgTED follows Nicholas Negroponte to Colombia as he delivers laptops inside territory once controlled by guerrillas. His partner? Colombia's Defense Department.

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

Margee Ensign | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Margee Ensign

Unfortunately, Sarah Palin is not alone in her global ignorance. Our colleges and high schools are not doing what's necessary... the current generation isn't gaining understanding of other cultures.