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The radical, revolutionary resilience of Black joy | Miracle Jones

Jul 27 • 11:43
In the face of trauma, happiness is resilience: a revolutionary act of thriving despite all odds, rather than wilting or surrendering. Community organizer and activist Miracle Jones offers a heart-to-heart meditation on the role of joy as a form of radical resistance, survival and protection for Black folks in the US and across the world. A warm reminder to embrace the gui...

3 rules for a zero-carbon world | Nigel Topping

Jul 26 • 12:31
Every human and natural system -- from oil extraction to the flight of a flock of starlings -- can be seen as a set of repeating patterns. These patterns can be disrupted for good or for bad, says Nigel Topping, the High Level Climate Action Champion for COP26, the UN's climate change conference set to take place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. He shares three rules...

The ancient origins of the Olympics | Armand D'Angour

Jul 23 • 03:04
Thousands of years in the making, the Olympics began as part of a religious festival honoring the Greek god Zeus in the rural Greek town of Olympia. But how did it become the greatest show of sporting excellence on earth? Educator Armand D'Angour explains the evolution of the Olympics. (Directed by Diogo Viegas, narrated by Addison Anderson, music by Cem Misirlioglu and Br...

Are wild animals really "wild"? | Emma Marris

Jul 23 • 14:03
Human activity is affecting the planet in dramatic, unsustainable ways -- including destroying the habitats of wild animals. Considering our obligation to care for the creatures we've impacted, environmental writer Emma Marris dives into the ethics of wildlife management, zoos and aquariums, offering her thoughts on how we can help Earth's wildlife flourish. (This conversa...

How every child can thrive by five | Molly Wright

Jul 22 • 07:38
"What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaking down the research-backed ways parents and caregivers can support children's healthy brain development, Wright highlights the benefits of play on lifelong learning, behavior and well-being, sharing effective strategi...

The (de)colonizing of beauty | Sasha Sarago

Jul 20 • 11:10

Why COP26 is our best chance for a greener future | Alok Sharma

Jul 19 • 08:26
Something powerful is happening around the world. The issue of climate change has moved from the margins to the mainstream, says Alok Sharma, the President-Designate of COP26, the United Nations climate conference set to take place in November 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. He unpacks what this shift means for the world economy and the accelerating "green industrial revolution...

3 myths about racism that keep the US from progress | Candis Watts Smith

Jul 16 • 10:21

How racial bias works -- and how to disrupt it | Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Jul 15 • 14:17
Our brains create categories to make sense of the world, recognize patterns and make quick decisions. But this ability to categorize also exacts a heavy toll in the form of unconscious bias. In this powerful talk, psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt explores how our biases unfairly target Black people at all levels of society -- from schools and social media to policing and...

The missing 96 percent of the universe | Claire Malone

Jul 14 • 12:44

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