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See video Chimamanda Adichie: The danger of a single story (TEDTalks)

A powerful, inspirational - and at times humorous - lecture by acclaimed Nigerian writer Chimamanda Adichie about identity, prejudice, misunderstanding, and the danger of single stories.

19:17 640 5.88
See video Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation (TEDTalks)

Daniel Pink speaks about the problems of traditional, extrinsic motivations - the carrot and stick / financial reward approach. This approach, typically employed by today's business managers, actually stifles creativity and reduces performance. Intrinsic motivation is key.

18:37 1522 5.81
See video John Lloyd: What's invisible? More than you think (TEDTalks)

A talk about important and everyday things in life which are impossible to see.

8:48 4579 5.81
See video Richard Dawkins on the Strangeness of Science

Mind-expanding talk that probes the limits of human understanding: Why can't we see atoms? Why can't we hear color?

22:42 290 5.65
See video David Gallo: Underwater astonishments (TEDTalks)

David Gallo showcases the amazing life beneath the oceans of which only 3 percent has been explored. Among the awe-inspiring creatures shown are hypnotic bioluminescent marine life and an octopus that perfectly camouflages itself through pattern, color, brightness and texture.

6:00 213 5.47
See video David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization (TEDTalks)

Visualizing information and turning it into a landscape, including a very entertaining 'Mountains Out Of Molehills' visualization, a timeline of global 'media panic' or 'fears'. 

21:27 278 5.31
See video Beau Lotto: Optical illusions show how we see (TEDTalks)

Beau Lotto presents a number of interesting illusions which demonstrate that context is everything.

19:00 238 5.21
See video Bill Gates: How I'm trying to change the world now (TEDTalks)

A very enlightening talk from Bill Gates about two big issues: how to stop deadly diseases, and how to improve education. Interesting quote: "because malaria is only in poor countries, it does not get much investment. There is more money put into baldness drugs, than into malaria."

20:17 374 5.05
See video George Smoot: The design of the universe (TEDTalks)

A mind-boggling talk from Nobel Prize in Physics laureate George Smoot about how the universe could have formed, with stunning images and animations from deep-space surveys.

19:01 163 4.92
See video David Merrill: Siftables, the toy blocks that think (TEDTalks)

Siftables are intelligent, cookie-sized digital blocks with little displays on them. These futuristic toys can do math, play music and can even be used to create stories all by moving around and re-arranging the blocks.

7:10 107 4.72
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