Watch TED@NAS: On Stage/Back Stage

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https://vimeo.com/516823922 Science catalyzes progress. It allows us to explore our biggest questions, generate new ideas and seek out solutions. At its best, science ignites change and fuels our way forward. In November 2019, TED partnered with the National Academy of Sciences to bring the first-ever all-science TED lineup to the…

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Watch The Science of Attraction

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So you’re at a bar and you notice someone. Or maybe they notice you. Why? Who we find attractive is a hard question to answer. Are some of us wired to be monogamous? Promiscuous? What do the mating habits in the animal kingdom tell us about human love and sex?…

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Watch Impulse Control: Making Your Brain Work for You

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RSVP here to join us on Wednesday, February 10 at 1PM PST/4PM EST for Impulse Control: Making Your Brain Work for You. Can we learn to control our impulses before they control us? Even more importantly: can we learn to let them flow when it really matters? Countless years of…

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Watch A COVID-19 Conversation with Larry Brilliant & Seth MacFarlane

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Join renowned epidemiologist Larry Brilliant and Science & Entertainment Exchange advisory board member writer/director/producer/actor Seth MacFarlane as they take a deep dive into current COVID-19 events, tackling a list of frequently asked questions to help us all understand what lies ahead. As we struggle through what remains of a hard…

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OLIVER SACKS: HIS OWN LIFE – Special Talk-Back

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From filmmaker Ric Burns comes this extraordinary documentary revealing the story of legendary neurologist Oliver Sacks, a fearless explorer of unknown cognitive worlds who helped redefine our understanding of the brain and mind despite his own personal battles with drug addiction, homophobia, and a recalcitrant medical establishment that would only…

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Watch Human Nature: With Jennifer Doudna, Adam Bolt, and Walter Isaacson

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Watch a Special Conversation with Nobel Prize Winner Jennifer Doudna and Filmmaker Adam Bolt, moderated by Author Walter Isaacson. Science holds the potential to shape our planet and every living thing in it. One of the greatest science stories of a generation culminated in 2020 with Nobel Prizes awarded for…

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Watch Grey Matters: What the History of Vaccines Can Tell Us About the Future

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In record time, the world has three COVID-19 vaccines but our resumption of normal life hangs on the success of making and distributing hundreds of millions of doses. Will people take them? There are also serious equity issues as to who has access to vaccine. Asking Americans to place their…

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Watch The 2020 Mixtape

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Watch Here As we close the door on 2020, it’s clear that we don’t want to do that again. But looking back at eight months of online programming, there were definitely highlights and bright spots, some amazing speakers deserving of more time on our virtual stage. In this final event…

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Watch Phone Home

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Jill Tarter has spent more than 40 years trying to answer the question, “Are we alone in the universe?” An astronomer and co-founder of the SETI Institute, she was the inspiration for Ellie Arroway, the alien-hunting protagonist made famous by Jodie Foster in the 1997 Robert Zemeckis film adaptation of…

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Watch Risky Business

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‘Tis the season for goblins and ghosts, that time when fear is actually meant to be fun and festive. Of course this year, has been an especially frightening one and the idea of actively seeking out new things to spook us just feels… wrong. But it turns out that, as…

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