Beverly + Dereck Joubert: Life lessons from big cats

TEDWomen 2010

Beverly + Dereck Joubert: Life lessons from big cats

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Beverly + Dereck Joubert live in the bush, filming and photographing lions and leopards in their natural habitat. With stunning footage (some never before seen), they discuss their personal relationships with these majestic animals -- and their quest to save the big cats from human threats.

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

RSA Animate

Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms

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In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.

Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women

TEDWomen 2010

Hanna Rosin: New data on the rise of women

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Hanna Rosin reviews startling new data that shows women actually surpassing men in several important measures, such as college graduation rates. Do these trends, both US-centric and global, signal the "end of men"? Probably not -- but they point toward an important societal shift worth deep discussion.

Kiran Bedi: A police chief with a difference

TEDWomen 2010

Kiran Bedi: A police chief with a difference

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Kiran Bedi has a surprising resume. Before becoming Director General of the Indian Police Service, she managed one of the country's toughest prisons -- and used a new focus on prevention and education to turn it into a center of learning and meditation. She shares her thoughts on visionary leadership at TEDWomen.

Tony Porter: A call to men

TEDWomen 2010

Tony Porter: A call to men

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At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don't "act like a man." Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the "man box."

Arthur Potts Dawson: A vision for sustainable restaurants

TEDGlobal 2010

Arthur Potts Dawson: A vision for sustainable restaurants

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If you've been in a restaurant kitchen, you've seen how much food, water and energy can be wasted there. Chef Arthur Potts-Dawson shares his very personal vision for drastically reducing restaurant, and supermarket, waste -- creating recycling, composting, sustainable engines for good (and good food).

Bart Weetjens: How I taught rats to sniff out land mines

TEDxRotterdam 2010

Bart Weetjens: How I taught rats to sniff out land mines

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No one knows exactly how many landmines still litter the world, but it's safe to say: millions, waiting to kill and maim unsuspecting civilians. Clearing them is slow, expensive and dangerous. The founder of Apopo, Bart Weetjens, talks about his extraordinary project: training rats to sniff out land mines. He shows clips of his "hero rats" in action, and previews his work's next phase: teaching them to turn up tuberculosis in the lab.

Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects?

TEDGlobal 2010

Marcel Dicke: Why not eat insects?

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Marcel Dicke makes an appetizing case for adding insects to everyone's diet. His message to squeamish chefs and foodies: delicacies like locusts and caterpillars compete with meat in flavor, nutrition and eco-friendliness.

William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes"

TEDxMidwest

William Ury: The walk from "no" to "yes"

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William Ury, author of "Getting to Yes," offers an elegant, simple (but not easy) way to create agreement in even the most difficult situations -- from family conflict to, perhaps, the Middle East.

Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system

TEDxNextGenerationAsheville

Birke Baehr: What's wrong with our food system

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At a TEDx event, 11-year-old Birke Baehr presents his take on a major source of our food -- far-away and less-than-picturesque industrial farms. Keeping farms out of sight promotes a rosy, unreal picture of big-box agriculture, he argues, as he outlines the case to green and localize food production.

Dan Phillips: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff

TEDxHouston

Dan Phillips: Creative houses from reclaimed stuff

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In this funny and inspiring talk, Dan Phillips tours us through a dozen homes he's built in Texas using recycled and reclaimed materials in wildly creative ways. Brilliant, low-tech design details will refresh your own drive to make more with less.

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

TEDxMidwest

Jason Fried: Why work doesn't happen at work

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Jason Fried has a radical theory of working: that the office isn't a good place to do it. He calls out the two main offenders (call them the M&Ms) and offers three suggestions to make the workplace actually work.

Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace

TEDGlobal 2010

Zainab Salbi: Women, wartime and the dream of peace

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In war we often see only the frontline stories of soldiers and combat. AT TEDGlobal 2010, Zainab Salbi tells powerful "backline" stories of women who keep everyday life going during conflicts, and calls for women to have a place at the negotiating table once fighting is over.

Kristina Gjerde: Making law on the high seas

Mission Blue Voyage

Kristina Gjerde: Making law on the high seas

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Kristina Gjerde studies the law of the high seas -- the 64 percent of our ocean that isn't protected by any national law at all. Gorgeous photos show the hidden worlds that Gjerde and other lawyers are working to protect from trawling and trash-dumping, through smart policymaking and a healthy dose of PR.

John Hardy: My green school dream

TEDGlobal 2010

John Hardy: My green school dream

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Join John Hardy on a tour of the Green School, his off-the-grid school in Bali that teaches kids how to build, garden, create (and get into college). The centerpiece of campus is the spiraling Heart of School, perhaps the world's largest freestanding bamboo building.

Shimon Schocken: What a bike ride can teach you

TEDxTelAviv 2010

Shimon Schocken: What a bike ride can teach you

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Computer science professor Shimon Schocken is also an avid mountain biker. To share the life lessons he learned while riding, he began an outdoor program with Israel's juvenile inmates and was touched by both their intense difficulties and profound successes. Photographs by Raphael Rabinovitz.

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

TED2010

Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty

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TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton's provocative theory on beauty -- that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

TEDGlobal 2010

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

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From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.

Eric Berlow: Simplifying complexity

TEDGlobal 2010

Eric Berlow: Simplifying complexity

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Ecologist Eric Berlow doesn't feel overwhelmed when faced with complex systems. He knows that more information can lead to a better, simpler solution. Illustrating the tips and tricks for breaking down big issues, he distills an overwhelming infographic on U.S. strategy in Afghanistan to a few elementary points.

Auret van Heerden: Making global labor fair

TEDGlobal 2010

Auret van Heerden: Making global labor fair

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FLA head Auret van Heerden talks about the next frontier of workers' rights -- globalized industries where no single national body can keep workers safe and protected. How can we keep our global supply chains honest? Van Heerden makes the business case for fair labor.

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

TEDxDU 2010

Aaron Huey: America's native prisoners of war

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Aaron Huey's effort to photograph poverty in America led him to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, where the struggle of the native Lakota people -- appalling, and largely ignored -- compelled him to refocus. Five years of work later, his haunting photos intertwine with a shocking history lesson.

Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts

TEDGlobal 2010

Stefan Wolff: The path to ending ethnic conflicts

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Civil wars and ethnic conflicts have brought the world incredible suffering, but Stefan Wolff's figures show that, in the last 20 years, their number has steadily decreased. He extracts critical lessons from Northern Ireland, Liberia, Timor and more to show that leadership, diplomacy and institutional design are our three most effective weapons in waging peace.

Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

TEDGlobal 2010

Emily Pilloton: Teaching design for change

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Designer Emily Pilloton moved to rural Bertie County, in North Carolina, to engage in a bold experiment of design-led community transformation. She's teaching a design-build class called Studio H that engages high schoolers' minds and bodies while bringing smart design and new opportunities to the poorest county in the state.

Andrew Bird: A one-man orchestra of the imagination

TED2010

Andrew Bird: A one-man orchestra of the imagination

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Musical innovator Andrew Bird winds together his trademark violin technique with xylophone, vocals and sophisticated electronic looping. Add in his uncanny ability to whistle anything, and he becomes a riveting one-man orchestra.