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How a New Species of Ancestors is Changing our Theory of Human Evolution: Juliet Brophy

Juliet Brophy – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Human origins. Who are we? Where do we come from, and how do we know? In my field, paleoanthropology, we explore human origins — the “who” and “where” questions — by analyzing fossils that date back thousands and even millions of years. In 2015, a team of colleagues and I […]

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Sarah T. Stewart: Where Did the Moon Come From? (Transcript)

Sarah T. Stewart-Mukhopadhyay is an American planetary scientist known for studying planet formation, planetary geology, and materials science. She is a professor at the University of California, Davis in the Earth and Planetary Sciences Department. Sarah T. Stewart – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Nobody likes to make a mistake. And I made a whopping one. And […]

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The Secrets of Learning a New Language: Lýdia Machová (Transcript)

Lýdia Machová, a language mentor, teaches people how they can learn any language by themselves. In this upbeat, inspiring talk, she reveals the secrets of polyglots and shares four principles to help unlock your own hidden language talent — and have fun while doing it. Here is the full text of her TED talk titled “The […]

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Monogamish: The New Rules of Marriage by Jessica O’Reilly (Transcript)

Full transcript of Jessica O’Reilly’s TEDx Talk titled “Monogamish: The New Rules of Marriage by Jessica O’Reilly”. Listen to this MP3 audio while reading the transcript:  Monogamish – The new rules of marriage by Jessica O’Reilly at TEDxVancouver   TRANSCRIPT:  Wow, hello, everyone. I’m going to put down my phone, and totally resist the urge […]

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A New Way to See Cancer (Literally): Michelle Bradbury at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Michelle Bradbury – Radiologist Hi everyone! I’m going to give you a quick run of what we are doing in the operating room, with a small particle that we have developed with Cornell University. Here it is. It’s a silica particle. And you might say: “What are you using a nanoparticle for?” Most surgeons are […]

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Technology

Welcome to the New Internet: Muneeb Ali at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Muneeb Ali – Co-founder of Blockstack Today I’m going to tell you about how I fell in love with the internet. And how I realize that the internet is fundamentally broken in certain ways. But we can fix it. I still remember that I was a kid growing up in Pakistan. It was in 90s. And […]

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How We Found the Worst Place to Park in New York City Using Big Data: Ben Wellington at TEDxNewYork (Transcript)

Ben Wellington – Data scientist Six thousand miles of road, 600 miles of subway track, 400 miles of bike lanes, and a half a mile of tram track, if you’ve ever been to Roosevelt Island. These are the numbers that make up the infrastructure of NYC, these are the statistics of our infrastructure. They’re the […]

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New Experiments in Self-Teaching: Sugata Mitra (Full Transcript)

Sugata Mitra – Education scientist Well, that’s kind of an obvious statement up there. I started with that sentence about 12 years ago, and I started in the context of developing countries, but you’re sitting here from every corner of the world. So if you think of a map of your country, I think you’ll realize that for […]

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Bryan Gaensler: A New Way of Looking at the Sky at TEDxSydney (Full Transcript)

Bryan Gaensler – TRANSCRIPT Good morning, everybody. 400 years ago, Galileo pointed his telescope at the sky, and ever since then, we’ve built bigger and more powerful telescopes to look at the sky in increasingly more detail. And though we’ve learned a lot, there are some problems that we still can’t answer. Today I’m going […]

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The Brave New World of Online Learning: Amy Collier at TEDxStanford (Transcript)

Amy Collier – TRANSCRIPT If you read too many headlines today you might start to think education is catastrophically broken Fast company says: “We know our education system is broken. So why can’t we fix it?” Or: “America’s education system is broken, here is how to fix it.” Or, my favorite: “Broken education system to […]

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New Imaging Lights the Way for Brain Surgeons: Adam de la Zerda at TEDxStanford (Transcript)

Adam de la Zerda – TRANSCRIPT “We’re declaring war against cancer, and we will win this war by 2015.” This is what the US Congress and the National Cancer Institute declared just a few years ago, in 2003. Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t buy that. I don’t think we quite won […]

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The Conquest of New Words: John Koenig at TEDxBerkeley (Transcript)

John Koenig – TRANSCRIPT Thanks for sticking around, thanks for having a big red X burned into your eyeballs for the next three days. Today I want to talk about the meaning of words, how we define them and how they, almost as revenge, define us. The English language is a magnificent sponge. I love the […]