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A Photographic Journey through the Taliban's Takeover of Afghanistan | Kiana Hayeri | TED

Exposing what life looks like in Afghanistan after a 20-year US occupation and the Taliban's stunning and rapid takeover, TED Fellow and documentary photographer Kiana Hayeri captures harrowing glimpses and multifaceted realities of a war-torn country. Through the lens of her camera, she documents devastation and deferred dreams -- but also resilient...

The Hidden Wonders of Soil | Jane Zelikova | TED

From nourishing our foods to storing massive amounts of carbon, soil is teeming with diverse microbial life that could slow global warming. Climate change scientist Jane Zelikova calls for agricultural practices that protect Earth's soil by growing climate-adapted crops that don't mess with the microbes. "Soils are the literal foundation of life on...

The Profound Power of Gratitude and "Living Eulogies" | Andrea Driessen | TED

Why do we often wait so long to recognize each other's gifts? Why are the truest compliments for the people we love often said only after they're no longer around to hear and savor them? Andrea Driessen makes the case for writing eulogies for the living, sharing the power of "Gracenotes" to offer connection on a deeper level and dispel any regrets of...

Chanda Prescod-Weinstein Connects History to the Stars | The TED Interview

The TED Audio Collective is a collection of podcasts for the curious. Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/TEDAudioCollective The way Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a theoretical physicist, sees it, Harriet Tubman is the Great American Astronomer. Using the North Star, with no formal training, Harriet Tubman led hundreds of enslaved people to freedom....

Yuval Noah Harari Reveals the Real Dangers Ahead | The TED Interview

The TED Audio Collective is a collection of podcasts for the curious. Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/TEDAudioCollective Historian and futurist Yuval Noah Harari has a story about the future that’s profound, exciting, and unsettling. The TED Audio Collective videos may be used for non-commercial purposes under a Creative Commons License,...

Anxious? Blame The Winds! | Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala | TED Audio Collective

The TED Audio Collective is a collection of podcasts for the curious. Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/TEDAudioCollective When was the last time you really took notice of the wind? Whether it’s a cooling breeze on a hot day, or a dust storm blowing into every crevice of your body, the wind is an unpredictable and constant, yet invisible...

The Secret Somali Mixtapes | Far Flung with Saleem Reshamwala | TED Audio Collective

The TED Audio Collective is a collection of podcasts for the curious. Subscribe on YouTube: https://youtube.com/TEDAudioCollective It’s 1988, and Somalis are fleeing the city of Hargeisa. People are trying to get out, trying to save their families and sometimes their things. But in the city’s radio station, staff are packing cassettes and reel to...

Where on Earth Will People Live in The Future? | Parag Khanna | TED

From the return of nomadic living to a climate-disrupted world, author and global strategist Parag Khanna has some predictions for humanity. Get a fascinating glimpse at the future as he tackles an urgent question: Where on Earth will eight billion humans live in the uncertain times ahead? (This conversation, hosted by TED current affairs curator Whitney...

Could a DAO Build the Next Great City? | Scott Fitsimones | TED

Could DAOs, or "decentralized autonomous organizations", be the key to building the next great city? Experimental urbanist Scott Fitsimones shares how these mission-driven, blockchain-governed, collectively owned organizations could increase the speed and efficiency of building cities (among many other applications) -- all while pooling decision-making...

The Future of Fashion – Made from Mushrooms | Dan Widmaier | TED

Your closet is likely full of all kinds of materials -- leather, cotton, nylon and polyester, to name a few -- that contribute to fashion's sustainability crisis. Biomaterials investigator Dan Widmaier explains how we could look to nature for sustainable replacements for these much-used materials and introduces a leather alternative made from mushrooms...

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