Beware online “filter bubbles” | Eli Pariser

http://www.ted.com As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a

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Kwabena Boahen: Making a computer that works like the brain

http://www.ted.com Researcher Kwabena Boahen is looking for ways to mimic the brain’s supercomputing powers in silicon — because the messy,

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One seed at a time, protecting the future of food | Cary Fowler

http://www.ted.com The varieties of wheat, corn and rice we grow today may not thrive in a future threatened by climate

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Catherine Mohr: Surgery’s past, present and robotic future

http://www.ted.com Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of

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Take “the Other” to lunch | Elizabeth Lesser

http://www.ted.com There’s an angry divisive tension in the air that threatens to make modern politics impossible. Elizabeth Lesser explores the

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The history of our world in 18 minutes | David Christian

http://www.ted.com Backed by stunning illustrations, David Christian narrates a complete history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the

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3 clues to understanding your brain | VS Ramachandran

http://www.ted.com Vilayanur Ramachandran tells us what brain damage can reveal about the connection between celebral tissue and the mind, using

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Are we in control of our decisions? | Dan Ariely

http://www.ted.com Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes

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Paul Root Wolpe: It’s time to question bio-engineering

http://www.ted.com At TEDxPeachtree, bioethicist Paul Root Wolpe describes an astonishing series of recent bio-engineering experiments, from hybrid pets to …

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A Conversation with Bill Gates and will.i.am

Join Bill Gates and will.i.am for an exciting discussion on how science is delivering breakthroughs and innovations that are transforming

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