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Jeffrey Sachs: Advice for Young People

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Sachs encourages students to go abroad and see life as it is lived for the poor up close.

William Ackman: Everything You Need to Know About Finance and Investing in Under an Hour

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We all want to be financially stable and enjoy a well-funded retirement, and we don't want to throw out our hard earned money on poor investments. But most of us don't know the first thing about finance and investing....

Questions no one knows the answers to – Chris Anderson

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In the first of a new TED-Ed series designed to catalyze curiosity, TED Curator Chris Anderson shares his boyhood obsession with quirky questions that seem to have no answers.

How many universes are there? – Chris Anderson

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The fact that no one knows the answer to this question is what makes it exciting. The story of physics has been one of an ever-expanding understanding of the sheer scale of reality, to the point where physicists are n...

Why can’t we see evidence of alien life? – Chris Anderson

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Stand by for an animated exploration of the famous Fermi Paradox. Given the vast number of planets in the universe, many much older than Earth, why haven't we yet seen obvious signs of alien life? The potential answer...

Michio Kaku: The Multiverse Has 11 Dimensions

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The physicist explains why other universes in the mulitverse could have many more dimensions—and could comprise Einstein's "Mind of God."

Failed Metaphors and A New Environmentalism for the 21st Century

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Peter Kareiva, chief scientist for The Nature Conservancy, where he is responsible for developing and helping to implement science-based conservation throughout the organization and for forging new linkages with partn...

Emmy Noether and The Fabric of Reality

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Emmy Noether made perhaps the most significant discovery of the 20th century. A female Jewish intellectual in Nazi Germany (you can do that math), Emmy's was a special approach to life. Noether's Theorem ties the laws...

Cooperation and Engagement: What can board games teach us?

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In February of 2008, Matt Leacock released Pandemic, a board game where players cooperate to save the world from deadly diseases that threaten to wipe out humanity. The game has been enthusiastically received, with it...

The secret life of plankton – Tierney Thys

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New videography techniques have opened up the oceans' microscopic ecosystem, revealing it to be both mesmerizingly beautiful and astoundingly complex. Marine biologist Tierney Thys teamed with Christian Sardet (CNRS/T...

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