Monthly Archives: April 2014

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Leonard Nimoy: The Origin of Spock’s Greeting

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Leonard Nimoy speaks about the origin of Spock's greeting.

Nicholas Christakis: The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence

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If You're So Free, Why Do You Follow Others? The Sociological Science Behind Social Networks and Social Influence. Nicholas Christakis, Professor of Medical Sociology, Medicine, and Sociology at Harvard University ...

The wacky history of cell theory – Lauren Royal-Woods

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Scientific discovery isn't as simple as one good experiment. The weird and wonderful history of cell theory illuminates the twists and turns that came together to build the foundations of biology.

Michio Kaku: Tuning in to Creation

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Modern satellites pick up radiation from the aftermath of the Big Bang. But until we understand the Bang itself, Michio Kaku won't be satisfied.

@Google & YouTube present A Conversation with Conan O’Brien

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Conan O'Brien may have been "legally prohibited from being funny on television," but thanks to TBS he'll be back on the air very soon. Conan and Andy Richter stop by Google's Mountain View, CA headquarters for a morni...

Barry Schwartz: The paradox of choice

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Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.

Mark Little – The Future of News

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Mark Little discusses the future of news.

K. David Harrison – PopTech 2008

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K. David Harrison discusses how language death leads to intellectual impoverishment in all fields of science and culture. Watch as he details efforts to sustain, value and revitalize linguistic diversity worldwide.

Johnny Lee: Wii Remote hacks

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Johnny Lee demos his amazing Wii Remote hacks, which transform the $40 game piece into a digital whiteboard, a touchscreen and a head-mounted 3-D viewer. A multi-ovation demo from TED2008.

Dan Pink – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

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Daniel Pink provides concrete examples of how intrinsic motivation functions both at home and in the workplace.

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