TED Talks Daily (SD video)
  • Why it's worth listening to people you disagree with | Zachary R. Wood Today 7:53 am
    We get stronger, not weaker, by engaging with ideas and people we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an important talk about finding common ground, Wood makes the case that we can build empathy and gain understanding by engaging tactfully and...
  • The "dead zone" of the Gulf of Mexico | Nancy Rabalais Yesterday
    Ocean expert Nancy Rabalais tracks the ominously named "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico -- where there isn't enough oxygen in the water to support life. The Gulf has the second largest dead zone in the world; on top of killing fish and crustacean...
  • The harm reduction model of drug addiction treatment | Mark Tyndall Yesterday
    Why do we still think that drug use is a law-enforcement issue? Making drugs illegal does nothing to stop people from using them, says public health expert Mark Tyndall. So, what might work? Tyndall shares community-based research that shows how h...
  • A printable, flexible, organic solar cell | Hannah Bürckstümmer Tuesday
    Unlike the solar cells you're used to seeing, organic photovoltaics are made of compounds that are dissolved in ink and can be printed and molded using simple techniques. The result is a low-weight, flexible, semi-transparent film that turns the e...
  • What's missing in the global debate over refugees | Yasin Kakande Monday
    In the ongoing debate over refugees, we hear from everyone -- from politicians who pledge border controls to citizens who fear they'll lose their jobs -- everyone, that is, except migrants themselves. Why are they coming? Journalist and TED Fellow...
  • What if we ended the injustice of bail? | Robin Steinberg Apr 13, 2018
    On any given night, more than 450,000 people in the United States are locked up in jail simply because they don't have enough money to pay bail. The sums in question are often around $500: easy for some to pay, impossible for others. This has real...
  • How we need to remake the internet | Jaron Lanier Apr 12, 2018
    In the early days of digital culture, Jaron Lanier helped craft a vision for the internet as public commons where humanity could share its knowledge -- but even then, this vision was haunted by the dark side of how it could turn out: with personal...
  • How the arts help homeless youth heal and build | Malika Whitley Apr 11, 2018
    Malika Whitley is the founder of ChopArt, an organization for homeless teens focused on mentorship, dignity and opportunity through the arts. In this moving, personal talk, she shares her story of homelessness and finding her voice through arts --...
  • How language shapes the way we think | Lera Boroditsky Apr 11, 2018
    There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies and structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language -- from an Aboriginal c...
  • How a team of chefs fed Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria | José Andrés Apr 10, 2018
    After Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, chef José Andrés traveled to the devastated island with a simple idea: to feed the hungry. Millions of meals served later, Andrés shares the remarkable story of creating the world...