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Are We Born to Run? by Christopher McDougall (Transcript)

Christopher McDougall – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Running: it’s basically just right, left, right, left, yeah? I mean, we’ve been doing it for two million years, so it’s kind of arrogant to assume that I’ve got something to say that hasn’t been said and performed better a long time ago. But the cool thing about running, […]

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Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars (Transcript)

Joel Levine – TEDxNASA November 2009 TRANSCRIPT I want to talk about 4.6 billion years of history in 18 minutes. That’s 300 million years per minute. Let’s start with the first photograph NASA obtained of planet Mars. This is fly-by, Mariner IV. It was taken in 1965. When this picture appeared, that well-known scientific journal, The […]

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Matt Beane: How Do We Learn to Work with Intelligent Machines? (Transcript)

In this talk, Matt Beane shares a vision that flips the current story into one of distributed, machine-enhanced mentorship that takes full advantage of AI’s amazing capabilities while enhancing our skills at the same time. Matt Beane – TED Salon: November 2018 TRANSCRIPT It’s 6:30 in the morning, and Kristen is wheeling her prostate patient […]

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P.J. Parmar: Can We Redesign Healthcare to Profitably Serve the Poor? (Transcript)

P.J. Parmar – TEDxMileHigh TRANSCRIPT Colfax Avenue here in Denver, Colorado, was once called the longest, wickedest street in America. So there I was on Colfax Avenue, East Colfax at 2:00 a.m. with thirteen drunk teenage boys. I was scout master of an all refugee Boy Scout troop and had taken a few dozen boys […]

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How We Found Out Evolution is True: John van Wyhe (Full Transcript)

John van Wyhe is a British historian of science, with a focus on Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, at the National University of Singapore. Here is the full text of his talk titled “How We Found Out Evolution is True” at TEDxNTU conference. John van Wyhe – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT Hello. Today, I want […]

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What are You Willing to Give up to Change the Way We Work: Martin Danoesastro (Transcript)

In this TED Talk, transformation expert Martin Danoesastro shares lessons learned from companies on both sides of the innovation wave on how to structure your organization so that people at all levels are empowered to make decisions fast and respond to change. Martin Danoesastro – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT Have you ever watched a flock of […]

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We are Made of Star Stuff: Jocelyn Bell Burnell at TEDxVienna (Transcript)

Jocelyn Bell Burnell – TEDx Talk TRANSCRIPT I have a slight problem, but the show is going on. My blood is red. Is Viennese blood red? I suspect it is. Why is blood red? Does anybody know? Can you tell me? (Audience) It’s iron. It’s iron, yes. It’s iron in the hemoglobin, in our bloodstream, that […]

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Charles C. Mann: How Will We Survive When the Population Hits 10 Billion? (Transcript)

Charles C. Mann is an American journalist and author, specializing in scientific topics. His book 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus won the National Academies Communication Award for best book of the year. Here is the full text of Charles’ TED Talk titled “How Will We Survive When the Population Hits 10 Billion?” […]

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Jaron Lanier: How We Need to Remake the Internet (Full Transcript)

Jaron Lanier – Talk TRANSCRIPT Back in the 1980s, actually, I gave my first talk at TED, and I brought some of the very, very first public demonstrations of virtual reality ever to the TED stage. And at that time, we knew that we were facing a knife-edge future where the technology we needed, the […]

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The Way We Think About Biological Sex is Wrong: Emily Quinn (Transcript)

[Warning: This talk contains mature content] Emily Quinn – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT I have a vagina. Just thought you should know. That might not come as a surprise to some of you. I look like a woman. I’m dressed like one, I guess. The thing is, I also have balls. And it does take a […]

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How We Can Help the “Forgotten Middle” Reach Their Full Potential: Danielle R. Moss

Dr. Danielle R. Moss is a teacher, a speaker, a writer, and a social justice champion. Here is the full text of her talk titled “How We Can Help the “Forgotten Middle” Reach Their Full Potential.” Dr. Danielle R. Moss – TED Talk TRANSCRIPT So, I want to talk to you about the forgotten middle. […]

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How Much Nature Do We Have? How Much Do We Use? Mathis Wackernagel | TEDxSanFrancisco

Mathis Wackernagel is a Swiss-born sustainability advocate. He is President of Global Footprint Network, an international sustainability think tank with offices in Oakland, California; Brussels, Belgium, and Geneva, Switzerland. Following is the full text of his TEDx Talk titled “How Much Nature Do We Have? How Much Do We Use?” at TEDxSanFrancisco conference. Listen to […]