05/23/2017 at 14:57.
Graffiti artist Mundano describes his project "Pimp My Carroça," transforming the carts of trash collectors into things of beauty:
These recycling carts got a beautiful upgrade
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05/23/2017 at 14:11.
Ever see little things moving across your field of vision? The facts behind floaters (via TED-Ed):
What are those floaty things in your eye?
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05/23/2017 at 14:17
Good to know! I have those annoying floaters pop up for me quite a bit, but really enjoy seeing the 2nd phenomenon you talked about
05/23/2017 at 15:00
Huh! I always thought they were tiny dust particles. 😯 interesting!
05/23/2017 at 14:21
Caitlyn Milam omg!! I used to always wonder about this
05/23/2017 at 12:46.
Listen for an unexpected -- and controversial -- twist.
We may be able to prevent mental illness completely, not just treat it
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05/23/2017 at 13:27
Ketamine is probably ok for treating severe depression to help therapy but I find this talk kinda toxic. What are considered mental disorders aren't diseases but human reactions to surrounding conditions. You can't ketamine your way out of bad childhood or the wrong type of attention you got when you were growing up.
She's also either being naive on purpose or just doesn't know much about depression.
05/23/2017 at 12:49
Come on now TED. You've been one of the few places I can go to avoid Click-baity captions. Don't start now please.
05/23/2017 at 13:53
people are desperate enough to try anything why not just eliminate the cause rather than concentrate on the cure. Seems to me we're only causing it all anyway and if we know why then why continue? For a job? For wealth? Evolution would have learned a long time ago if this wasn't our plan really wouldn't it ;)
yesterday at 17:54.
Have you ever wondered what happens to a painkiller, like ibuprofen, after you swallow it?
Follow medicine's journey through your body (via TED-Ed):
How does your body process medicine?
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yesterday at 18:33
Big pharmas want us to stick to the full dosage for our own safety... (seriously? ) and their own profits... How about paying attention to the way your system react? Personally, I only need 1 dose of 200 mg (ibuprofene) a day!!! When needed obviously!
yesterday at 19:27
Yep--this is what we study for all drugs that we develop. The liver can eat up a large portion of a drug that is taken orally--called First Pass Effect. It can be more efficient to give these types of drugs intravenously, transdermally, or through an inhaler.
yesterday at 18:01
Science portals are nothing but marketing arms of Pharma, trying to justify and promote all toxic pharma drugs as something wonderful, like candies or something systematic like an automatic manufacturing plant, well it is not. Every human being is different and how each body processes and expels or retains the chemicals in a medicine vary between patients. It is only that the adverse effects are brushed under the carpet while the marketing campaign is drummed up all the time!
yesterday at 17:24.
"500,000 people are in jail right now only because they can't afford their bail."
Your local jail is running an illegal extortion scheme
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yesterday at 17:29
Love this speaker, he's great
yesterday at 17:53
Because they can't afford their bail? Maybe try, I don't know, NOT breaking the law?
Yes, American privatization of prisons is nothing but a money scam and slave labor. And yes, millions are imprisoned for petty things for far too long, and some others still are born into a life of crime just to survive, but it really comes down to choice. Many people don't male it out of crime because it's hard, honest work, but it CAN be done with determination. Make better life choices.
yesterday at 17:52
Change the laws. And there is no profit in court ordered bail, only if you use a bond to post it. Then you pay 10% of bond as fee. Not quite sure where the slave labor comment comes from..... Trouble is that without bail, the failure to appear rate skyrockets.
yesterday at 16:51.
Why all those duckface selfies might not be such a great idea:
Your online life is as permanent as a tattoo
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yesterday at 17:15
The social structure has changed and so has value system. Don't care what others think maybe seen as a positive sign and it's time to separate personal and professional life. It also brings an end to sense of fake compliance to a judgemental society
yesterday at 16:55
Or maybe we should all just relax and realise we don't remain the same person all are life and are identity is not are job
yesterday at 19:32
Yes, you should all behave like monks and nuns online to please the world masters. Hooray for slavery. I personally will never work for anyone who considers a duck face anything but a 'hired immediately'.
yesterday at 15:47.
Why everyone should be guaranteed a basic income -- no matter their employment status:
There's a proven way to end poverty. It's time to try it
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yesterday at 15:56
Aren't you just changing point-zero and the value of money? If everyone has 1000 dollar to begin with, wouldn't 1000 dollar then become virtually worthless?
yesterday at 16:05
Even if they are not working? What better way to guarantee that many won't. Maybe if governments didn't tax people so heavily they may have something left over at the end of the day. And not require the government to hand it back to them.
Martin van Boven
yesterday at 16:11
Cue the mindless US right wing morons (about half or more of US population) thoughtlessly claiming this will lead to The Horror Death Of Doom For All Mankind in 3..., 2..., 1...
yesterday at 15:46.
How can humans be so compassionate and altruistic — and so brutal and violent? A neuroscientist explains:
The biology of our best and worst selves
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yesterday at 16:16
Duke love this one is interesting
yesterday at 14:34.
"The real clash of the twenty-first century will not be between civilizations or religions, but within them." — Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sachs
A religious leader's plea to confront violence
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yesterday at 15:49
yeah right, poor against rich. the poor will hount the rich.
yesterday at 13:50.
Fantastic advice for anyone hiring -- or if you want to stand out during your job search:
6 TED Talks to help you find — or be — the ideal employee
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yesterday at 14:28
The ideal employee is one who is at work when he's supposed to be, follows the rules, Does what is expected and gives a little more. As a former manager, those are the employees that get the raises and perks.
Chris Leonard Wheeler
yesterday at 15:25
Anne Tabakian I haven't watched any of them, but the overarching topic is useful for you, maybe.
yesterday at 15:23
Snore. Who would want to find, or be, the "ideal employee"? So 1997.
yesterday at 12:45.
"The current head of the Paris Conservatoire said recently, 'It takes great physical strength to conduct a symphony, and women are too weak.'"
Celebrate the creative genius of women
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yesterday at 14:11
I have an Aunt who is/was Canada's first Master Mariner AND a shipboard fire fighter. My grandmother worked in a loading dock. My wife is a disability support professional. The best teachers and trainers I had in the army were women. The best soldiers of my unit were women. This twerp can stow his misogyny where it belongs and join the rest of the enlightened population of the world.
Theresa L Bullard
yesterday at 13:39
BAHAHA....I as a woman am an expert at waving my arms around !!! It's just that typically there is yelling involved..If I were to have a pompous French idiot in front of me then yes, waving my arms around at an orchestra while managing NOT to yell at him may leave me weak...restraint is exhausting ! But depending on the level of stupidity, I'm sure I'll find a second wind.
yesterday at 14:22
The story about her daughter, watching E.T., resonated with me. I remember feeling exactly the same way as I watched Disney movies back in the 1950s and 60s. So glad to see the work of creative geniuses like Margaret Atwood giving the lie to the line we were handed.
05/21/2017 at 17:09.
This guy found the worst parking spot in New York City based on parking ticket data.
Parking is the absolute worst. Data can help.
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Jayne L. Wells
05/21/2017 at 19:03
I know the title isn't the real topic of the discussion.
Just thought I'd share that my friend got a ticket in NYC dropping a friend off to visit her husband at the Veterans Hospital.
The "No Parking" sign was at the TOP of a light pole!!!! Ridiculous, $150 fine!
05/21/2017 at 20:49
The Economist recently stated that cheap parking is a subsidy - from poor to rich and from young to old. When in New York, most of us can choose whether to drive or not.
Amber Glenn Tolbert
05/21/2017 at 19:09
Corinne Dyer we should probably watch this & then continue our discussion on parking, despite Stephen Tolbert's naysayings
05/21/2017 at 16:19.
"Jails are supposed to rehabilitate a person, not cause him or her to become more angry, frustrated, and feel more hopeless."
A teenager spent 300 days in solitary confinement... without being convicted of a crime
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Beverly Edwards Wilkins
05/21/2017 at 18:18
We make the mistake of just punishing. They come out having learned only more ways to commit crimes. If we spent money to rehabilitate, we would come out ahead in many ways. First we wouldn't keep spending $60,000 a year to keep incarcerating over and over. More would contribute to society. It should not be just to punish. How is it protecting society to jail someone who has used weed? They are no more a threat than the guy at the neighborhood bar having a beer. Don't be short-sighted.
05/21/2017 at 19:16
Just for the people saying 'prisons aren't for rehabilitation' - In the UK the function of prisons for rehabilitation was set out in the 1779 Penitentiary Act. Rehabilitation is a purpose of prisons by national policy, and has been for over 200 years.
05/21/2017 at 16:43
Why isn't acceptable to view a jail as a place to separate/isolate threats to society??
There is NOTHING to prove that all people are capable of rehabilitation.
Isnt it the obligation of law enforcement to PROTECT the masses??
Often, that means eliminating an identified threat.......and, YES. it IS that simple!
05/21/2017 at 15:32.
These Australian sisters channeled their love of STEM into a glorious art project.
10 gorgeous photos of the Crochet Coral Reef
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05/21/2017 at 20:45
Chris Plough look at this! made me think of your recent project. ☺
05/21/2017 at 18:48
Hema Parmar not sure about the math bits but the crochet corals are pretty
05/21/2017 at 19:53
Kinda makes me want to see cute crochet clown fish resting on the anemones. :)
05/21/2017 at 14:59.
Web cartoonist Randall Munroe gives hilarious answers to weird what-if questions. He shares one that led him on a wild goose chase -- and inspired Google to prank him.
These wonderfully nerdy comics answer weird what-if questions
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Harry Q. Lee
05/21/2017 at 17:03
Just bought your book, Thing Explainer...Can we be friends Randall, would love to pick your brain and absorb your knowledge! 🤓😊
yesterday at 19:50
Michael, watch this on your lunch break, then remind me to give you his book :)
05/21/2017 at 16:07
Randall Munroe is a world treasure.
05/21/2017 at 14:11.
We all have a responsibility to fight corruption, wherever it might be.
11 TED Talks on fighting corruption
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yesterday at 02:11
Working on it, President Trump defeated corrupt Clinton's, currently draining the swamp.
yesterday at 12:20
Corruption is one of the reasons that make me belive that a hell must exist...
yesterday at 13:11
Victor Fabrizio just made me think of out talks :)
05/21/2017 at 13:20.
Just a weird star … or signs of an alien civilization?
The most mysterious star in the universe
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05/21/2017 at 14:04
Trevor Bateman I think you'd find this Ted Talk interesting. I could see you as a planet hunter!
05/21/2017 at 17:00
Anderson Braga A estrela mais misteriosa do universo
[ Ted.com Link ]
05/21/2017 at 13:22
Im all for alien explanations but that is a terrible graph in the picture.
05/21/2017 at 12:31.
While we work on building our 2017 reading list, here were our recommendations last summer...
What books do you suggest we all pick up?
Your mega summer reading list: 49 books TED recommends
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05/21/2017 at 14:48
I'm reading New York 2140 by Kim Stanley Robinson. The coastal cities are flooded, how does New York survive, how does the economy survive, how do people survive?
Ruth Pennington Paget
yesterday at 19:09
I loved reading Sigrid Undest's trilogy about medieval Norway when I was in junior high school. I would recommend reading a Puffin book about the Norse myths before delving into Undest's work, though, to set the scene for the rigorous North.
yesterday at 09:56
Thanks darling I sure am, I don't know what I would do without my books, always searching for reviews. Can't believe I hadn't read any Elizabeth Strout, making my way through all of her books
05/21/2017 at 12:06.
A smart, affordable way to prevent blindness in remote parts of the world -- with a fascinating demo:
This eye exam on a smartphone could prevent millions from going blind
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05/21/2017 at 16:09
I have students buy ophthalmoscopes that run $500-700- this could change medical education and medical practice.
05/21/2017 at 21:23
Smart phone. Technology being used for good. Also smart & caring people who created this & set up this low-cost service. Fred Hollows would be pleased.
05/21/2017 at 12:49
Remote parts of the world? Hell, the USA needs this since an optometrist apt costs over $100...
05/20/2017 at 18:13.
We need to stop blaming victims of privacy violations.
The real problem isn’t sexting. It’s digital privacy
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Robin S. Hicks
05/20/2017 at 19:01
I think digital privacy is important, and something we should strive for, but currently we don't have it. Having said that, it strikes me as foolish to publish something sensitive on-line that you're not willing to let the rest of the world to see.
05/20/2017 at 20:27
Perhaps the problem is that it's not common enough: if the majority of people were sexting, it would magically cease to be a "problem" :)
05/21/2017 at 17:57
BS... again. So if someone runs out in front of a bus on the Interstate, we have to eliminate all buses. Self control. Common sense. Personal responsibility. This type of thinking erode this until we are reduce to a big bubble stew of victimhood.