3 stories of Pakistani resilience, told in film | Jawad Sharif

TED Fellow Jawad Sharif was born with a rebellious streak — and he’s used it in his documentary films to amplify the unheard voices of Pakistan. Sharing three stories of everyday heroes — a high-altitude…

06/02/2023
Could fungi actually be the key to humanity’s survival? | David Andrew Quist

After a billion years of evolution, fungi are masters of invention and resilience. What wisdom can we draw from their long, remarkable existence? Mycologist David Andrew Quist explores how fungi’s innate biointelligence, penchant for collaboration…

03/02/2023
The secret to making new friends as an adult | Marisa Franco

Making friends as an adult can feel like a baffling obstacle course. Why was it so much easier to connect as kids? To help you find well-rounded and fulfilling friendships, psychologist Marisa Franco discusses science-backed…

02/02/2023
How Black queer culture shaped history | Channing Gerard Joseph

Names like Bayard Rustin, Frances Thompson and William Dorsey Swann have been largely erased from US history, but they and other Black queer leaders played central roles in monumental movements like emancipation, civil rights and…

01/02/2023
The fairy tales of the fossil fuel industry — and a better climate story | Luisa Neubauer

The fossil fuel industry is a factory of fairy tales, says activist and school strike for climate organizer Luisa Neubauer. Tracing the industry’s five-decade trickle of lies about climate science, she busts the myth that…

31/01/2023
How to participate in your own legal defense | Lam Ho

Lawyers are advocates for their clients — and, in court, they’re usually the ones who do the talking. Should that always be the case? In an effort to shift this power dynamic, TED Fellow and…

30/01/2023
5 values for repairing the harms of colonialism | Jing Corpuz

Indigenous wisdom can help solve the planetary crises that colonialism started, says lawyer Jennifer “Jing” Corpuz. Her ancestors, the Kankanaey-Igorot people of the Philippines, are known for creating the Banaue Rice Terraces: centuries-old irrigated mountain…

27/01/2023
The ecstasy of Eskista, an ancient Ethiopian dance | Melaku Belay

By mastering the Eskista, an ancient Ethiopian dance, TED Fellow Melaku Belay survived a childhood on the streets and became a voice for his country. He shares how traditional dances can connect the wisdom of…

26/01/2023
Hidden connections that transcend borders and defy stereotypes | Aparna Bharadwaj

Global consumer strategist Aparna Bharadwaj shares a fascinating glimpse at under-the-radar affinities that transcend cultures and borders — from the way people snack in China and Saudi Arabia to how people shop for clothes in…

25/01/2023
7 new species of robot that dance, jump – and walk on water | Dennis Hong

More than a decade ago, roboticist Dennis Hong debuted a new generation of cutting-edge robots. Now he’s back to reveal how his lab at UCLA has eclipsed its own achievements with a fleet of wildly…

24/01/2023
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