Watch You Are Not Who You Were: Healing from the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Trauma

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The topic of childhood trauma is more relevant than ever as we emerge from a pandemic that has gripped the globe. Join us for a discussion with pioneering physician and California’s first-ever Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris as she reveals the science behind Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and toxic…

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Watch The Science Behind Catching Criminals and Cheats: Benford’s Law

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What do the IRS, election fraud, great music, Russian bots, deep fakes, and volcanoes have in common? The answer: Benford’s Law. But if you’re like us, you a) didn’t know this and b) don’t understand what this Law is all about. Not to worry because we’ve got you covered. Or…

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Watch Rewriting Memory

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Recall your happiest memory, experience anew all the emotion it evokes… And then ask yourself: Is that memory accurate? Did it really happen as you recall it years later? Doubtful. Indeed, there’s a fair amount of evidence to suggest that that our memories are surprisingly fluid. Next week’s guest on…

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Watch Quantum Century: A Conversation with Carlo Rovelli and Kieran Fitzgerald

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In celebration of World Quantum Day, The Exchange and The Quantum Century Project bring you a conversation between two leaders in their field, quantum physicist Carlo Rovelli and screenwriter Kieran Fitzgerald. Join us for an accessible and user-friendly tour of quantum mechanics (the underlying rules of the physical universe), the…

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Watch The Power of Stories: Writing the Future of Our Planet

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Together, we are writing the future of our planet. In the same way that we are living with the deeds and decisions of the past, the choices made and actions taken by those of us alive today will bear direct impact on the generations who come after we are gone.…

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Watch We See You: The Power of Female STEM Role Models On and Off the Screen

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Women have made groundbreaking contributions to science throughout history and yet their numbers and visibility in many scientific fields have remained low. Their stories are often characterized by perseverance and tenacity. Though women scientists continue to face the toxic impact of implicit and explicit bias; sexual harassment; unequal access to…

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Watch Talk-Back: Dick Johnson Is Dead

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As her father nears the end of his life, renowned documentary filmmaker Kirsten Johnson used the language of her craft to help them both find closure in the inevitable. This inventive, heartbreaking, often comical exploration of dementia is deeply human and truly original. The use of special effects allows the…

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Watch A Deep Dive with Ocean Explorer David Gallo

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Hear from renowned ocean explorer David Gallo, co-leader of the TITANIC and missing flight Air France 447 expeditions. Our oceans have long been a source of scientific investigation and play a fundamental part in supporting life on Earth. They represent the planet’s largest habitat and are home to more than…

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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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