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Shirin Samimi-Moore

Brooklyn, NY, United States

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I study social justice at the New School (spoiler alert: I'm for it). I grew up in Alaska and Israel and as a result, I am of a rare group of people who are often faced with both questions: "Did you ride a polar bear to school?" and "Did you ride a camel to school?" (spoiler alert: yes to both).

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TED Weekends dives into the deep sea

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TED Weekends dives into the deep sea

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Underwater, there’s a world full of the bioluminescent and colorfully firework-like creatures. This is what David Gallo showed us in his classic talk from TED2007, “Underwater astonsihments.” The most interesting part: We have only explored about 3% of the world’s oceans, Gallo explains and, in this talk, he shares some views of that fascinating fraction []

Playing memory games on this week’s TED Radio Hour

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Playing memory games on this week’s TED Radio Hour

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How do you keep memories? And how much can you trust those preservations? This week’s TED Radio Hour, “Memory Games,” looks at recollections versus actual experiences, sorts through our tendency to create false memories, and unpacks how we can actually enhance our ability to remember. Forensic psychologist Scott Fraser starts the hour. He is the []

TED Weekends investigates why we judge others

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TED Weekends investigates why we judge others

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Above and slightly behind your right ear, exists a part of your brain many scientists believe is specifically dedicated to thinking about other people’s thoughts – to predicting them, reading them, and empathizing with them. It’s called the temporoparietal junction, and this is the area cognitive neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe focuses on in her research. At TEDGlobal []

TED Weekends dissects our collective notion of beauty

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TED Weekends dissects our collective notion of beauty

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Cameron Russell wants to have a discussion about the way that we, as a society, perceive beauty. Media representations of women, she says, are replete with racist and sexist representations, encouraging women to live up to a standard that is both oppressive and unattainable. Russell’s profession offers an insider’s perspective on the topic – after []

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7 talks for inspiring transformed curriculums

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With more colleges shifting courses to the online classroom and high school teachers and students alike expressing a strong desire to move away from rigid, mandated lesson arcs, it’s clear — classes don’t have to be exactly as they are. Educators across the globe have begun to look at ways of transforming curriculum to suit different []

X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

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X marks the spot: This week’s TEDx Talks

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It’s TEDx … from space. This unique vantage point of TEDxSanaa’s amazing mountainside signage is brought to you with some help from Google Earth. Take a look for yourself on Google Maps. We take this image as proof that TEDx has become a global enterprise. This week, from events held across the world, we’ve handpicked []