3 rules for better work-life balance | Ashley Whillans

Have you answered a work email during an important family event? Or taken a call from your boss while on vacation? According to behavioral scientist and Harvard Business School professor Ashley Whillans, “always-on” work culture…

27/09/2021
Could you recover from illness … using your own stem cells? | Nabiha Saklayen

What if diseases could be treated with a patient’s own cells, precisely and on demand? Biotech entrepreneur Nabiha Saklayen explains how we could harness advances in biology, machine learning and lasers to create personalized stem…

24/09/2021
How drawing invites authentic connection | Wendy MacNaughton

In an invitation to slow down and look at the world around you, graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton illustrates how drawing can spark deeply human, authentic connections. Ready to try? Grab a pencil and join MacNaughton…

23/09/2021
The genetic rescue of Earth’s endangered species | Ryan Phelan

From a special black-footed ferret to coral that can withstand warming waters, genetic rescue efforts that use genomics and synthetic biology are helping nature thrive. But despite the huge successes of this kind of intervention,…

22/09/2021
The link between inequality and anxiety | Richard Wilkinson

Why are global levels of anxiety and depression so high? Social epidemiologist Richard Wilkinson presents compelling data on the impact of inequality on mental health and social relationships in countries around the world. “Inequality,” he…

21/09/2021
Planet City — a sci-fi vision of an astonishing regenerative future | Liam Young

Get transported on a stunningly rendered, sci-fi safari through Planet City: an imaginary metropolis of 10 billion people, from the brain of director and architect Liam Young. Explore the potential outcomes of an urban space…

20/09/2021
The untapped energy source that could power the planet | Jamie C. Beard

Deep beneath your feet is a molten ball of energy the same temperature as the surface of the sun — an immense clean energy source that could power the world thousands of times over, says…

17/09/2021
An NFL quarterback on overcoming setbacks and self-doubt | Alex Smith

Former NFL quarterback Alex Smith almost died after a particularly rough tackle snapped his leg in 2018 — yet he was back on the field just two years later. In this inspiring talk, he shares…

16/09/2021
The trans story includes you | Nicole Maines

As actress Nicole Maines points out, we all unwittingly play supporting roles in each others’ life stories — for better or worse. With charm and aplomb, she shares her experience growing up as a trans…

15/09/2021
The false link between body ideals and health | Nancy N. Chen

Global obesity rates are on the rise, but body shaming campaigns are doing more harm than good, says medical anthropologist Nancy N. Chen. Reflecting on how the cultural histories of body ideals have changed over…

14/09/2021