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Genre: Education

  • 213 Ratings

    TED Theme: How the Mind Works

    At a conference about ideas, it’s important to step back and consider the engine that creates them: the human mind. How exactly does the brain -- a three-pound snarl of electrochemically frantic nervous tissue -- create inspired inventions, the feeling of hunger, the experience of beauty, or the sense of self -- and how reliable is it? Dan Dennett contemplates the mind as an ecosystem in which a new class of entities -- memes -- can compete, coexist, reproduce and flourish, and asks what sorts of nefarious things these entities might be up to. An enthusiastic Dan Gilbert presents his new research on the peculiar, counterintuitive -- and perhaps a smidge deflating -- secret to happiness. And Jeff Hawkins explains why a napkin-sized sheaf of cellular matter, wrinkled into a ball, will fundamentally change the direction of the computer industry.

  • 145 Ratings

    TED Theme: What Makes Us Happy?

    "The Pursuit of Happiness" was 2004's conference theme, but TED speakers over many years have found themselves driven to understand the nature of happiness. Daniel Gilbert's astonishing talk shows how we humans are poor predictors of what will make us happy. Stefan Sagmeister shares how great design contributed to his happiest moments, suggesting that the secret may be attention to detail. And Malcolm Gladwell, tongue in cheek, explores what we might learn about the pursuit of happiness through one man's quest to make the perfect pasta sauce. But suppose we understand happiness. How, then, do we find it? Carl Honore says the key is, simply, to slow down. Pastor Rick Warren appeals for a life of spiritual purpose. And Barry Schwartz thinks a little less choice might do us all a lot of good.

  • 143 Ratings

    TED Theme: A Greener Future?

    The environmental debate has traditionally been characterized as a conflict between economic progress and preservation of the planet. Most TED speakers, however, insist that we can have both -- provided we're smart about it. Al Gore, the world's leading voice on the climate crisis, argues that the simple steps we might take to avert disaster would also fuel the economy. Architect William McDonough shows how the power of great design -- working on entire systems rather than local components -- can foster an abundant, sustainable future. And Majora Carter discusses her work to bring green spaces to the blighted South Bronx. Edward Burtynsky's eerily pretty photographs of environmental damage and economic development document humanity's ever-expanding footprint. And biologist E.O. Wilson shares his grandest wish -- that the human community band together to save life on Earth.

  • 71 Ratings

    TED Theme: Spectacular Performance

    There's a lot of talk at TED -- but we humans have many other ways to communicate ideas, passion, community, energy. This collection of extraordinary dancers, actors, musicians, magicians and storytellers bring both sides of the brain to life, with a TED twist. Sit back, and enjoy the show, from artists such as Stew, Pilobolus, Vusi Mahlasela, and Kenichi Ebina.

  • 5 Ratings

    LifeChurch.tv: Low Definition

    LifeChurch.tv is one church in multiple locations. Listen weekly to the relevant Biblical teaching from LifeChurch.tv that inspires and changes thousands of peoples lives.

  • HD
    19 Ratings

    LabCAST: MIT Media Lab

    At the Media Lab, the future is lived, not imagined. In a world where radical technology advances are taken for granted, we design technology for people to create a better future. LabCAST is the video podcast of the MIT Media Lab. Learn about the Lab's cutting edge research and catch a glimpse of the lab in action. Journalist and Media Lab Senior Fellow John Hockenberry discusses student life with student Taemie Kim.

  • HD
    8 Ratings

    MicrobeWorld Video

    A video podcast by the American Society for Microbiology that highlights the latest in microbiology, life science and biotechnology news. ASM is composed of over 42,000 scientists and health professionals with the mission to advance the microbial sciences as a vehicle for understanding life processes and to apply and communicate this knowledge for the improvement of health and environmental and economic well-being worldwide. For information about ASM and MicrobeWorld, visit us online at www.microbeworld.org.

  • 2 Ratings

    Paris DJs Podcast

    Download exclusive mixes from french djs, selectors, teachers and other preachers

  • 4 Ratings

    LifeChurch.tv: Standard Definition

    LifeChurch.tv is one church in multiple locations. Listen weekly to the relevant Biblical teaching from LifeChurch.tv that inspires and changes thousands of peoples lives.

  • 4 Ratings

    Ubuntu UK Podcast - (Ogg feed)

    Ogg Format. The Ubuntu UK Podcast is a bi-weekly family-friendly audio show. We feature interviews, discussion and news from around the Ubuntu world, with a UK perspective. Our show is available in various formats including high and low quality MP3 and OGG, and is also available on iTunes.

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