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What's killing bees -- and how to save them | Noah Wilson-Rich
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time16 hours ago
Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving? To find out, he recruited citizen scientists across the US to set up beehives in their backyards, gardens and rooftops. Learn how these little data factories are changing what we know about the habitats bees need to thrive -- and keep our future food systems stable.
What's killing bees -- and how to save them | Noah Wilson-Rich
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time16 hours ago
Bees are dying off in record numbers, but ecologist Noah Wilson-Rich is interested in something else: Where are bees healthy and thriving? To find out, he recruited citizen scientists across the US to set up beehives in their backyards, gardens and rooftops. Learn how these little data factories are changing what we know about the habitats bees need to thrive -- and keep our future food systems stable.
Why I turned Chicago's abandoned homes into art | Amanda Williams
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time2 days ago
3 lessons on success from an Arab businesswoman | Leila Hoteit
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time2 days ago
Professional Arab women juggle more responsibilities than their male counterparts, and they face more cultural rigidity than Western women. What can their success teach us about tenacity, competition, priorities and progress? Tracing her career as an engineer, advocate and mother in Abu Dhabi, Leila Hoteit shares three lessons for thriving in the modern world.
The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time3 days ago
Phil Plait was on the Hubble Space Telescope team that discovered the first exoplanet ever detected -- until they realized they'd made a mistake. What happened next? Follow along as Plait shows how science progresses -- through a robust amount of making and correcting errors. "The price of doing science is admitting when you're wrong, but the payoff is the best there is: knowledge and understanding," he says.
The secret to scientific discoveries? Making mistakes | Phil Plait
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time3 days ago
Phil Plait was on the Hubble Space Telescope team that discovered the first exoplanet ever detected -- until they realized they'd made a mistake. What happened next? Follow along as Plait shows how science progresses -- through a robust amount of making and correcting errors. "The price of doing science is admitting when you're wrong, but the payoff is the best there is: knowledge and understanding," he says.
Feng Shui 2019: Samita Khanna #33
N.R.I. Woman N.R.I. Woman
access_time3 days ago
Feng Shui master consultant Samita Khanna is back on the show to share tips on how one can make the most of the year of the boar in 2019.According to her, this is the year of golden opportunities, abundance and windfalls. Everyone can benefit from the year if they grab the opportunities that come their way.She also shares specific tips depending on your sign according to the Chinese zodiac at the end of the show. Connect with the guests:Feng Shui Arabia Master ConsultantEmail: samitakhanna@hotmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/samita.khanna Please help the voices of our guests be heard by sharing this podcast with your friends and family. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppGoogle PodcastsSpotifyCastboxStitcherTuneIn Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
Bonus Episode: India's first Lovecraftian horror story as feat. in Passion People Podcast
Indian Noir Nikesh Murali
access_time5 days ago
A bonus episode to thank you for making INDIAN NOIR the number one storytelling podcast on Apple Podcasts India.
So Many Kinds of Britons: Who Knew?
A Point of View BBC
access_time5 days ago
Zia Haider Rahman on why Brexit has made him feel closer to Britain. He says the referendum has revealed deeper schisms in British society than the lines between native and immigrant. "The sociological explanation", he argues, "might be that by confronting everyone with the variety and complexity of native British identities, Brexit has created space for other British identities". Producer: Adele Armstrong
How to keep human bias out of AI | Kriti Sharma
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time6 days ago
AI algorithms make important decisions about you all the time -- like how much you should pay for car insurance or whether or not you get that job interview. But what happens when these machines are built with human bias coded into their systems? Technologist Kriti Sharma explores how the lack of diversity in tech is creeping into our AI, offering three ways we can start making more ethical algorithms.
How to keep human biases out of AI | Kriti Sharma
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time6 days ago
AI algorithms make important decisions about you all the time -- like how much you should pay for car insurance or whether or not you get that job interview. But what happens when these machines are built with human biases coded into their systems? Technologist Kriti Sharma explores how the lack of diversity in tech is creeping into our AI, offering three ways we can start making more ethical algorithms.
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time6 days ago
Indie pop duo Crush Club and singer Nicki B bring their blend of funk, house and Latin styles to the TED stage, performing three songs: "My Man," "Bohanna" and "We Dance."
Our dangerous quest to perfect ourselves | Thomas Curran
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time7 days ago
Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect -- in our social media feeds, in school, at work -- is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. Learn more about the causes of this phenomenon and how we can create a culture that celebrates the joys of imperfection.
Our dangerous quest to perfect ourselves | Thomas Curran
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time7 days ago
Social psychologist Thomas Curran explores how the pressure to be perfect -- in our social media feeds, in school, at work -- is driving a rise in mental illness, especially among young people. Learn more about the causes of this phenomenon and how we can create a culture that celebrates the joys of imperfection.
Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time8 days ago
The Earth and Moon are like identical twins, made up of the exact same materials -- which is really strange, since no other celestial bodies we know of share this kind of chemical relationship. What's responsible for this special connection? Looking for an answer, planetary scientist and MacArthur "Genius" Sarah T. Stewart discovered a new kind of astronomical object -- a synestia -- and a new way to solve the mystery of the Moon's origin.
Where did the Moon come from? A new theory | Sarah T. Stewart
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time8 days ago
The Earth and Moon are like identical twins, made up of the exact same materials -- which is really strange, since no other celestial bodies we know of share this kind of chemical relationship. What's responsible for this special connection? Looking for an answer, planetary scientist and MacArthur "Genius" Sarah T. Stewart discovered a new kind of astronomical object -- a synestia -- and a new way to solve the mystery of the Moon's origin.
Mid-Season Update
Indian Noir Nikesh Murali
access_time8 days ago
An excerpt from my interview with Naga from Passion People Podcast and updates
What a beatboxer's vocal cords look like in action | Tom Thum and Matthew Broadhurst
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time9 days ago
Beatboxer Tom Thum has an orchestra in his mouth, but how does he make all those sounds? Get an up-close-and-personal look as laryngeal surgeon Matthew Broadhurst sticks a camera down Thum's throat while he creates a mind-boggling array of noises. This hilarious, somewhat stomach-churning talk and performance is not for the squeamish! (Contains graphic medical imagery)
The creative power of misfits | WorkLife with Adam Grant
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time9 days ago
Harness the power of frustrated people to shake up the status quo -- just like Pixar did. This episode is made possible with the support of Bonobos, Accenture, Hilton and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (Audio only)
The
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time10 days ago
How would you prefer to spend the last years of your life: in a sterile, hospital-like institution or in a village with a supermarket, pub, theater and park within easy walking distance? The answer seems obvious now, but when Yvonne van Amerongen helped develop the groundbreaking Hogeweyk dementia care center in Amsterdam 25 years ago, it was seen as a risky break from tradition. Journey with van Amerongen to Hogeweyk and get a glimpse at what a reimagined nursing home based on freedom, meaning and social life could look like.
The
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time10 days ago
How would you prefer to spend the last years of your life: in a sterile, hospital-like institution or in a village with a supermarket, pub, theater and park within easy walking distance? The answer seems obvious now, but when Yvonne van Amerongen helped develop the groundbreaking Hogeweyk dementia care center in Amsterdam 25 years ago, it was seen as a risky break from tradition. Journey with van Amerongen to Hogeweyk and get a glimpse at what a reimagined nursing home based on freedom, meaning and social life could look like.
A Fractured Life: Shabnam Samuel #32
N.R.I. Woman N.R.I. Woman
access_time10 days ago
Shabnam Samuel from Frederick, Maryland is a woman of many talents with a number of accomplishments under her belt. She is a writer, author, business coach, social media trainer and a mum. She talks candidly about her life to us, After being abandoned by her parents, Shabnam was taken care of by her maternal grandparents but knew nothing else outside of that lifestyle. At age, 27, She moved to the US with an estranged husband and 3-year-old son, having to raise the child all by herself, carve a niche for her family and find herself in a country she knew nothing of. From being a girl to a woman, her struggles, trials and tribulations speak volumes in this first episode of our season 3, of NRIWoman Podcast. How did she find the voice she never had growing up and the strength to move on? She is our strong and fearless NRIWoman author and founder of The Panchgani Writers Retreat, who tells the world of her stories in her memoir ‘A fractured life’. Connect with the guests:Email: shabnamwrites@gmail.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/shabnam.samuel If you like what you hear, please tell your friends about us and do subscribe to our Podcast. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We promise not to bore you! Subscribe!Apple Podcast AppStitcher (available on AppStore and Google play) Get in touch.Instagram: @nriwomanpodcastTwitter: @nri_womanFacebook: NRI WomanEmail: hello@nriwoman.com CreditsEdited & mixed by Deepthy Shibish @ deepthysivadasan@gmail.com
19: Ruskin Bond, The Man with the Golden Pen
The Sandip Roy Show The Indian Express
access_time11 days ago
'A writer shouldn't retire', says Ruskin Bond, who has been living and writing in India since he was a young boy. For his staggering body of work, Bond has received the Sahitya Akademi Award, the Padma Shri and the Padma Bushan, and is beloved by readers across ages and generations. In this episode, Sandip speaks to him about his journey so far.
A Sense of Chaos
A Point of View BBC
access_time12 days ago
AL Kennedy on why - even with apparent chaos all around us - we can’t afford to despair. "Despairing of justice, positive change, even kindness", she writes, "begins to rob our minds of the capacity to produce those things”. Producer: Adele Armstrong
An unexpected tool for understanding inequality: abstract math | Eugenia Cheng
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time13 days ago
How do we make sense of a world that doesn't? By looking in unexpected places, says mathematician Eugenia Cheng. She explains how applying concepts from abstract mathematics to daily life can lead us to a deeper understanding of things like the root of anger and the function of privilege. Learn more about how this surprising tool can help us to empathize with each other.
We should all be feminists | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time13 days ago
We teach girls that they can have ambition, but not too much to be successful, but not too successful, or they'll threaten men, says author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. In this classic talk that started a worldwide conversation about feminism, Adichie asks that we begin to dream about and plan for a different, fairer world -- of happier men and women who are truer to themselves.
The most powerful woman you've never heard of | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time14 days ago
Everyone's heard of Martin Luther King Jr. But do you know the woman Dr. King called "the architect of the civil rights movement," Septima Clark? The teacher of some of the generation's most legendary activists -- like Rosa Parks, Diane Nash, Fannie Lou Hamer and thousands more -- Clark laid out a blueprint for change-making that has stood the test of time. Now T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, the cofounders of GirlTrek, are taking a page from Clark's playbook to launch a health revolution in the US -- and get one million women walking for justice. (This ambitious plan is a part of The Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)
The most powerful woman you've never heard of | T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time14 days ago
Everyone's heard of Martin Luther King Jr. But do you know the woman Dr. King called "the architect of the civil rights movement," Septima Clark? The teacher of some of the generation's most legendary activists -- like Rosa Parks, Diane Nash, Fannie Lou Hamer and thousands more -- Clark laid out a blueprint for change-making that has stood the test of time. Now T. Morgan Dixon and Vanessa Garrison, the cofounders of GirlTrek, are taking a page from Clark's playbook to launch a health revolution in the US -- and to get one million women walking for justice. (This ambitious plan is a part of The Audacious Project, TED's initiative to inspire and fund global change.)
s1 e10 Fear FM (Horror anthology)
Indian Noir Nikesh Murali
access_time14 days ago
Prakash learns about the fate that befell his father and Dhruman Baba's student.
5.7 How to prevent fish on fish crime
The History of India Podcast Kit Patrick
access_time14 days ago
(www.historyofindiapodcast.com) Bengal's kings are dying daily. The land is in chaos. It's been this way for years. But, according to the legend, a man from the north will come and build a stable kingdom. This time, the legend is true. This episode, we witness an empire emerge from chaos. The Pala emperors are here.
How we can store digital data in DNA | Dina Zielinski
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time15 days ago
From floppy disks to thumb drives, every method of storing data eventually becomes obsolete. What if we could find a way to store all the world's data forever? Bioinformatician Dina Zielinski shares the science behind a solution that's been around for a few billion years: DNA.
How we can store digital data in DNA | Dina Zielinski
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time15 days ago
From floppy disks to thumb drives, every method of storing data eventually becomes obsolete. What if we could find a way to store all the world's data forever? Bioinformatician Dina Zielinski shares the science behind a solution that's been around for a few billion years: DNA.
A bold idea to replace politicians | César Hidalgo
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time16 days ago
César Hidalgo has a radical suggestion for fixing our broken political system: automate it! In this provocative talk, he outlines a bold idea to bypass politicians by empowering citizens to create personalized AI representatives that participate directly in democratic decisions. Explore a new way to make collective decisions and expand your understanding of democracy.
A bold idea to replace politicians | César Hidalgo
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time16 days ago
César Hidalgo has a radical suggestion for fixing our broken political system: automate it! In this provocative talk, he outlines a bold idea to bypass politicians by empowering citizens to create personalized AI representatives that participate directly in democratic decisions. Explore a new way to make collective decisions and expand your understanding of democracy.
How I'm making bricks out of ashes and rubble in Gaza | Majd Mashharawi
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time17 days ago
Majd Mashharawi was walking through her war-torn neighborhood in Gaza when an idea flashed in her mind: What if she could take the rubble and transform it into building materials? See how she designed a brick made out of ashes that's helping people rebuild their homes -- and learn about her new project: bringing solar-powered energy to families living in darkness.
How I'm making bricks out of ashes and rubble in Gaza | Majd Mashharawi
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time17 days ago
Majd Mashharawi was walking through her war-torn neighborhood in Gaza when an idea flashed in her mind: What if she could take the rubble and transform it into building materials? See how she designed a brick made out of ashes that's helping people rebuild their homes -- and learn about her new project: bringing solar-powered energy to families living in darkness.
s1 e9 Fear FM (Horror anthology)
Indian Noir Nikesh Murali
access_time18 days ago
Prakash and Ekta visit Dhruman Baba's cave.
Calling a spade a spade
A Point of View BBC
access_time19 days ago
Tom Shakespeare on why we’re in urgent need of a bit of plain speaking. "I don't mean here to exalt the obnoxious, the downright rude", he writes, "but while civility is a virtue, I think we could do with a little more directness". Producer: Adele Armstrong
How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time20 days ago
In 2013, a treasure trove of unusual fossils were uncovered in a cave in South Africa, and researchers soon realized: these were the remains of a new species of ancient humans. Paleoanthropologist Juliet Brophy takes us inside the discovery of Homo naledi, explaining how this mysterious ancestor is forcing us to rethink where we come from -- and what it means to be human.
How a new species of ancestors is changing our theory of human evolution | Juliet Brophy
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time20 days ago
In 2013, a treasure trove of unusual fossils were uncovered in a cave in South Africa, and researchers soon realized: these were the remains of a new species of ancient humans. Paleoanthropologist Juliet Brophy takes us inside the discovery of Homo naledi, explaining how this mysterious ancestor is forcing us to rethink where we come from -- and what it means to be human.
Is your country at risk of becoming a dictatorship? Here's how to know | Farida Nabourema
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time21 days ago
Farida Nabourema has dedicated her life to fighting the military regime in Togo, Africa's oldest autocracy. She's learned two truths along the way: no country is destined to be oppressed -- and no country is immune to dictatorship. But how can you tell if you're at risk before it happens? In a stirring talk, Nabourema shares the four key signs of a dictatorship, along with the secret to defiance for those living within an oppressive system.
Is your country at risk of becoming a dictatorship? Here's how to know | Farida Nabourema
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time21 days ago
Farida Nabourema has dedicated her life to fighting the military regime in Togo, Africa's oldest autocracy. She's learned two truths along the way: no country is destined to be oppressed -- and no country is immune to dictatorship. But how can you tell if you're at risk before it happens? In a stirring talk, Nabourema shares the four key signs of a dictatorship, along with the secret to defiance for those living within an oppressive system.
s1 e8 Fear FM (Horror anthology)
Indian Noir Nikesh Murali
access_time21 days ago
The truth about Prakash's father is revealed by an unlikely source.
The self-assembling computer chips of the future | Karl Skjonnemand
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time22 days ago
The transistors that power the phone in your pocket are unimaginably small: you can fit more than 3,000 of them across the width of a human hair. But to keep up with innovations in fields like facial recognition and augmented reality, we need to pack even more computing power into our computer chips -- and we're running out of space. In this forward-thinking talk, technology developer Karl Skjonnemand introduces a radically new kind of way to create chips. "This could be the dawn of a new era of molecular manufacturing," Skjonnemand says.
The self-assembling computer chips of the future | Karl Skjonnemand
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time22 days ago
The transistors that power the phone in your pocket are unimaginably small: you can fit more than 3,000 of them across the width of a human hair. But to keep up with innovations in fields like facial recognition and augmented reality, we need to pack even more computing power into our computer chips -- and we're running out of space. In this forward-thinking talk, technology developer Karl Skjonnemand introduces a radically new kind of way to create chips. "This could be the dawn of a new era of molecular manufacturing," Skjonnemand says.
A juror's reflections on the death penalty | Lindy Lou Isonhood
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time23 days ago
Lindy Lou Isonhood grew up in a town where the death penalty was a fact of life, part of the unspoken culture. But after she served as a juror in a capital murder trial -- and voted "yes" to sentencing a guilty man to death -- something inside her changed. In this engaging and personal talk, Isonhood reflects on the question she's been asking herself in the 25 years since the trial: Am I a murderer?
A juror's reflections on the death penalty | Lindy Lou Isonhood
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time23 days ago
Lindy Lou Isonhood grew up in a town where the death penalty was a fact of life, part of the unspoken culture. But after she served as a juror in a capital murder trial -- and voted "yes" to sentencing a guilty man to death -- something inside her changed. In this engaging and personal talk, Isonhood reflects on the question she's been asking herself in the 25 years since the trial: Am I a murderer?
An architect's subversive reimagining of the US-Mexico border wall | Ronald Rael
TEDTalks (audio) TEDTalks
access_time24 days ago
What is a border? It's a line on a map, a place where cultures mix and merge in beautiful, sometimes violent and occasionally ridiculous ways. And a border wall? An overly simplistic response to that complexity, says architect Ronald Rael. In a moving, visual talk, Rael reimagines the physical barrier that divides the United States and Mexico -- sharing satirical, serious works of art inspired by the borderlands and showing us the border we don't see in the news. "There are not two sides defined by a wall. This is one landscape, divided," Rael says.
An architect's subversive reimagining of the US-Mexico border wall | Ronald Rael
TEDTalks (video) TEDTalks
access_time24 days ago
What is a border? It's a line on a map, a place where cultures mix and merge in beautiful, sometimes violent and occasionally ridiculous ways. And a border wall? An overly simplistic response to that complexity, says architect Ronald Rael. In a moving, visual talk, Rael reimagines the physical barrier that divides the United States and Mexico -- sharing satirical, serious works of art inspired by the borderlands and showing us the border we don't see in the news. "There are not two sides defined by a wall. This is one landscape, divided," Rael says.
18: Coming Out as Dalit, with Yashica Dutt
The Sandip Roy Show The Indian Express
access_time25 days ago
It was after reading the suicide note of Dalit student Rohith Vemula that Yashica Dutt, a journalist living in New York, decided that she was going to stop living a lie. It was in that moment that she decided that she was going to admit to her friends and colleagues something that she had hidden for years - that she was Dalit. In this episode she talks to Sandip Roy about her memoir, Coming Out as Dalit, that details her experience of passing off as upper caste, coming to terms with her new identity and the insidious ways in which the caste system continues to affect the Indian society.

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