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How do daily habits lead to political violence? | Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What drives someone to commit politically motivated violence? The unsettling answer lies in daily habits. Behavioral historian Christiane-Marie Abu Sarah shares startling insights into how seemingly mundane choices can...

What Saturn's most mysterious moon could teach us about the origins of life | Elizabeth Turtle

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. NASA's Dragonfly -- a robotic rotorcraft-lander that's designed to hop across the surface of an extraterrestrial body -- is set to voyage deep into the solar system to explore Titan, Saturn's largest moon, in 2026. Planetary...

What it means to be intersex | Susannah Temko

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. For intersex people -- those born with sex characteristics outside the traditional definitions of female and male -- the stakes to appear "normal" are high. Drawing on her personal experience, Susannah Temko reveals...

The tyranny of merit | Michael Sandel

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What accounts for our polarized public life, and how can we begin to heal it? Political philosopher Michael Sandel offers a surprising answer: those who have flourished need to look in the mirror. He explores how "meritocratic...

How animals and plants are evolving in cities | Menno Schilthuizen

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. In cities, evolution occurs constantly, as countless plants, animals and insects adapt to human-made habitats in spectacular ways. Evolutionary biologist Menno Schilthuizen calls on peculiar beings such as fast food-loving...

Big data, small farms and a tale of two tomatoes | Erin Baumgartner

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. The path to better food is paved with data, says entrepreneur Erin Baumgartner. Drawing from her experience running a farm-to-table business, she outlines her plan to help create a healthier, zero-waste food system that...

Can we call it a "world map" if it's missing a billion people? | Rebecca Firth

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Want to help map the world? Community builder Rebecca Firth explains how the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) is using open-source software powered by volunteers to put one billion people on the map in the next...

Why we must stop dancing to the sound of our own oppression | Madame Gandhi

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Popular music is often riddled with misogynistic lyrics that objectify and demean women ... so why are we listening and dancing to it? Performing a sample of her original song "Top Knot Turn Up" and sharing clips from...

3 secrets to Netflix's success | Reed Hastings and Chris Anderson

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. What does it take to cultivate a culture of innovation and reinvention at work? Tracing his journey from math teacher to honesty-seeking executive, Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings describes three key elements of a successful...

What to do when everything feels broken | Daniel Alexander Jones

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. "Some call me a soul sonic superstar," says Jomama Jones, the alter ego of TED Fellow and theater artist Daniel Alexander Jones. In this stunning talk and performance, Jomama Jones invites us to consider how coming undone...

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