Why doctors are offering free tax prep in their waiting rooms | Lucy Marcil
TED 16 hours ago ∗ Views: 21,139
More than 90 percent of children in the US see a doctor at least once a year, which means countless hours spent in waiting rooms for parents. What if ...
How to train employees to have difficult conversations | Tamekia MizLadi Smith
TED 22 hours ago ∗ Views: 26,165
It's time to invest in face-to-face training that empowers employees to have difficult conversations, says Tamekia MizLadi Smith. In a witty, provocat...
"Dead Romance" | Boy Girl Banjo
TED 4 days ago ∗ Views: 33,954
Acoustic duo Anielle Reid and Matthew Brookshire (playing together as Boy Girl Banjo) take the TED stage to perform their original song "Dead Romance,...
Where are all the aliens? | Stephen Webb
TED 5 days ago ∗ Views: 244,758
The universe is incredibly old, astoundingly vast and populated by trillions of planets -- so where are all the aliens? Astronomer Stephen Webb has an...
What the Russian Revolution would have looked like on social media | Mikhail Zygar
TED 6 days ago ∗ Views: 57,348
History is written by the victors, as the saying goes -- but what would it look like if it was written by everyone? Journalist and TED Fellow Mikhail ...
What your smart devices know (and share) about you | Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu
TED 7 days ago ∗ Views: 92,509
Once your smart devices can talk to you, who else are they talking to? Kashmir Hill and Surya Mattu wanted to find out -- so they outfitted Hill's apa...
The power of diversity within yourself | Rebeca Hwang
TED 7 days ago ∗ Views: 50,025
Rebeca Hwang has spent a lifetime juggling identities -- Korean heritage, Argentinian upbringing, education in the United States -- and for a long tim...
The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's surface | Will Marshall
TED 1 week ago ∗ Views: 70,628
What if you could search the surface of the Earth the same way you search the internet? Will Marshall and his team at Planet use the world's largest f...
"The Last Serenade" | Lili Haydn
TED 1 week ago ∗ Views: 52,111
In a stirring, emotional performance, violinist Lili Haydn plays a selection from her musical "The Last Serenade." Check out more TED Talks: http://ww...
An honest look at the personal finance crisis | Elizabeth White
TED 1 week ago ∗ Views: 73,786
Millions of baby boomers are moving into their senior years with empty pockets and declining choices to earn a living. And right behind them is a youn...
A new way to monitor vital signs (that can see through walls) | Dina Katabi
TED 2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 71,524
At MIT, Dina Katabi and her team are working on a bold new way to monitor patients' vital signs in a hospital (or even at home), without wearables or ...
How to build synthetic DNA and send it across the internet | Dan Gibson
TED 2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 43,535
Biologist Dan Gibson edits and programs DNA, just like coders program a computer. But his "code" creates life, giving scientists the power to convert ...
How we study the microbes living in your gut | Dan Knights
TED 2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 42,558
There are about a hundred trillion microbes living inside your gut -- protecting you from infection, aiding digestion and regulating your immune syste...
How farming could employ Africa's young workforce -- and help build peace | Kola Masha
TED 2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 28,917
Africa's youth is coming of age rapidly, but job growth on the continent isn't keeping up. The result: financial insecurity and, in some cases, a turn...
The rapid growth of the Chinese internet -- and where it's headed | Gary Liu
TED 2 weeks ago ∗ Views: 80,564
The Chinese internet has grown at a staggering pace -- it now has more users than the combined populations of the US, UK, Russia, Germany, France and ...