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TED Talks Daily (SD video)

Summary: TED is a nonprofit devoted to ideas worth spreading. On this video feed, you'll find TED Talks to inspire, intrigue and stir the imagination from some of the world's leading thinkers and doers, speaking from the stage at TED conferences, TEDx events and partner events around the world. This podcast is also available in high-def video and audio-only formats.

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 TED: Eduardo Paes: The 4 commandments of cities - Eduardo Paes (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:21

Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a sprawling, complicated, beautiful city of 6.5 million. He shares four big ideas about leading Rio -- and all cities -- into the future, including bold (and do-able) infrastructure upgrades and how to make a city "smarter."

 TED: Michael Norton: How to buy happiness - Michael Norton (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:58

At TEDxCambridge, Michael Norton shares fascinating research on how money can, indeed buy happiness -- when you don't spend it on yourself. Listen for surprising data on the many ways pro-social spending can benefit you, your work, and (of course) other people. (Filmed at TEDxCambridge.)

 TED: Brian Greene: Is our universe the only universe? - Brian Greene (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:21:47

Is there more than one universe? In this visually rich, action-packed talk, Brian Greene shows how the unanswered questions of physics (starting with a big one: What caused the Big Bang?) have led to the theory that our own universe is just one of many in the "multiverse."

 TED: Christina Warinner: Tracking ancient diseases using ... plaque - Christina Warinner (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:05:31

Imagine what we could learn about diseases by studying the history of human disease, from ancient hominids to the present. But how? TED Fellow Christina Warinner is an achaeological geneticist, and she's found a spectacular new tool -- the microbial DNA in fossilized dental plaque.

 TED: Laura Carstensen: Older people are happier - Laura Carstensen (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:11:38

In the 20th century we added an unprecedented number of years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good? Surprisingly, yes! At TEDxWomen psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world. (Filmed at TEDxWomen.)

 TED: Taryn Simon: The stories behind the bloodlines - Taryn Simon (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:59

Taryn Simon captures the essence of vast, generation-spanning stories by photographing the descendants of people at the center of the narrative. In this riveting talk she shows a stream of these stories from all over the world, investigating the nature of genealogy and the way our lives are shaped by the interplay of many different forces.

 TED: Drew Curtis: How I beat a patent troll - Drew Curtis (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:40

Drew Curtis, the founder of fark.com, tells the story of how he fought a lawsuit from a company that had a patent, "...for the creation and distribution of news releases via email." Along the way he shares some nutty statistics about the growing legal problem of frivolous patents.

 TED: Atul Gawande: How do we heal medicine? - Atul Gawande (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:19

Our medical systems are broken. Doctors are capable of extraordinary (and expensive) treatments, but they are losing their core focus: actually treating people. Doctor and writer Atul Gawande suggests we take a step back and look at new ways to do medicine -- with fewer cowboys and more pit crews.

 TED: Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo - Abigail Washburn (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:06:34

TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations -- until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese.

 TED: Tal Golesworthy: How I repaired my own heart - Tal Golesworthy (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:13:14

Tal Golesworthy is a boiler engineer -- he knows piping and plumbing. When he needed surgery to repair a life-threatening problem with his aorta, he mixed his engineering skills with his doctors' medical knowledge to design a better repair job. (Filmed at TEDxKrakow.)

 TED: Melinda Gates: Let's put birth control back on the agenda - Melinda Gates (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:25:27

Contraception. The topic has become controversial in recent years. But should it be? Melinda Gates believes that many of the world's social change issues depend on ensuring that women are able to control their rate of having kids. In this significant talk, she makes the case for the world to re-examine an issue she intends to lend her voice to for the next decade. (Filmed at TEDxChange.)

 TED: Frans de Waal: Moral behavior in animals - Frans de Waal (2011) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:16:52

Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity -- caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests, on primates and other mammals, that show how many of these moral traits all of us share. (Filmed at TEDxPeachtree.)

 TED: Frank Warren: Half a million secrets - Frank Warren (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:11:24

"Secrets can take many forms -- they can be shocking, or silly, or soulful." Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret.com, shares some of the half-million secrets that strangers have mailed him on postcards.

 TED: Jonathan Foley: The other inconvenient truth - Jonathan Foley (2010) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:17:46

A skyrocketing demand for food means that agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction. At TEDxTC Jonathan Foley shows why we desperately need to begin "terraculture" -- farming for the whole planet. (Filmed at TEDxTC.)

 TED: Lucy McRae: How can technology transform the human body? - Lucy McRae (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:03:59

TED Fellow Lucy McRae is a body architect -- she imagines ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies. In this visually stunning talk, she shows her work, from clothes that recreate the body's insides for a music video with pop-star Robyn, to a pill that, when swallowed, lets you sweat perfume.


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