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.
An ex-"Moonie" explains the mind of a cult member, and proposes a new way to think about conflicts and extremist movements.
What makes psychopathic killers tick? A neuroscientist reveals the rotten wiring in the nature (and nurture) of murderers.
As the field of psychology moves beyond a focus on disease, what can modern psychology help us to become?
The human tendency to believe strange things boils down to two of the brain's most basic, hard-wired survival skills.
A neurologist explains Charles Bonnet syndrome -- when visually impaired people experience lucid hallucinations.
A Nobel laureate reveals how our "experiencing selves" and our "remembering selves" perceive happiness differently.
Philip Zimbardo talks about how easy it is for nice people to turn bad, and the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero.
A biotech ethicist looks forward to more meaningful (and controversial) technologies, like custom babies, whose adoption might drive human evolution.
Most of us will do anything to avoid being wrong. Kathryn Schulz makes a case for embracing our fallibility.
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