In this enlightening and funny short TED2012 talk, conservation advocate Joe Smith reveals the trick to efficient bathroom paper towel use.
Reggie Watts' beats defy boxes. Unplug your logic board and watch as he blends poetry and crosses musical genres in this larger-than-life performance.
In this short TED2012 talk, book designer Chip Kidd uses his wicked sense of humor to explain the art and deep thought of his cover designs.
Author Rob Reid offers a comic look at Copyright Math (TM), the amazing numbers behind the entertainment industry's fight against online piracy.
Daniel Goldstein makes tools that help us imagine ourselves over time, so that we make smart choices for the "future us."
Given $50 billion to spend, would you solve AIDS or global warming? Danish political scientist Bjørn Lomborg comes up with surprising answers.
At TED in 1998, the Rev. Billy Graham marvels at technology's power to change the world but says the end of evil comes after the world accepts Christ.
Joachim de Posada shares a landmark experiment on delayed gratification -- and how it can predict future success.
Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell examines the food industry's pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce and speaks on the nature of choice.
Mycologist Paul Stamets lists ways the mycelium fungus is a savior: cleaning polluted soil, making insecticides, treating smallpox and even flu.
How are advances in vaccine design, production and distribution bringing us closer to eliminating a host of global threats?
After death, can we still commit our bodies to a greener Earth? Jae Rhim Lee has created a burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms.
How might the world end? Stephen Petranek lays out the challenges that face us in the drive to preserve the human race.
Biochemist Joe DeRisi talks about amazing new ways to diagnose viruses (and treat the illnesses they cause) using DNA.
A biotech ethicist looks forward to more meaningful (and controversial) technologies, like custom babies, whose adoption might drive human evolution.
In order to create a world fit for the next generation, John Doerr says we need to invest now in clean energy or else we, as a planet, won't make it.
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