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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 SD video and audio-only formats.

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    How humanity can reach the stars | Philip Lubin

    How humanity can reach the stars | Philip Lubin

    Could we exit our solar system, and enter another? Astrophysicist Philip Lubin discusses the awesome potential of using lasers to propel small spacecraft, enabling humanity's first interstellar missions. Learn how this transformative technology could help us reach Proxima Centauri, the nearest star to our own -- and fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe along the way.

    • 8 min
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    Why we must confront hard historical truths | Hasan Kwame Jeffries

    Why we must confront hard historical truths | Hasan Kwame Jeffries

    To move forward in the United States, we must look back and confront the difficult history that has shaped widespread injustice. Revisiting a significant yet overlooked piece of the past, Hasan Kwame Jeffries emphasizes the need to weave historical context, no matter how painful, into our understanding of modern society -- so we can disrupt the continuum of inequality massively affecting marginalized communities.

    • 13 min
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    3 secrets to Netflix's success | Reed Hastings

    3 secrets to Netflix's success | Reed Hastings

    What does it take to cultivate a culture of innovation and reinvention at work? Tracing his journey from math teacher to honesty-seeking executive, Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings describes three key elements of a successful work culture, sharing how to design a company around inspiration, creativity and candor. (This discussion, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson, was recorded September 4, 2020.)

    • 1 hr 2 min
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    The psychological traits that shape your political beliefs | Dannagal G. Young

    The psychological traits that shape your political beliefs | Dannagal G. Young

    Social psychologist Dannagal G. Young breaks down the link between our psychology and politics, showing how personality types largely fall into people who prioritize openness and flexibility (liberals) and those who prefer order and certainty (conservatives). Hear why both sets of traits are crucial to any society -- and how our differences are being dangerously exploited to divide us. What if things weren't that way?

    • 9 min
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    If you adults won't save the world, we will | Xiye Bastida

    If you adults won't save the world, we will | Xiye Bastida

    In a deeply moving letter to her grandmother, Xiye Bastida reflects on what led her to become a leading voice for global climate activism -- from mobilizing school climate strikes to speaking at the United Nations Climate Summit alongside Greta Thunberg -- and traces her resolve, resilience and profound love of the earth to the values passed down to her. "Thank you for inviting me to love the world since the moment I was born," she says.

    • 8 min
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    Secrets of the mind and free will -- revealed by magic tricks | Alice Pailhès

    Secrets of the mind and free will -- revealed by magic tricks | Alice Pailhès

    Are you in control of your choices? Magic tricks might reveal otherwise, says scientist and illusionist Alice Pailhès. Watch closely as she performs magic tricks that unveil how your brain works, how you can be subtly influenced and what that means for free will and your day-to-day life. Did she guess your card right?

    • 8 min

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