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Further reading (and watching) on women and the workplace

Further reading (and watching) on women and the workplace

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During an interview at TEDWomen 2013, host Pat Mitchell asked Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg to explain how her 2010 TED Talk evolved. “I asked myself the question that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook and my boss, asks all of us, which is: What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” Sandberg said. Her answer: “I []

I am, because of you: Further reading on Ubuntu

I am, because of you: Further reading on Ubuntu

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Boyd Varty’s talk brings together many fascinating moments: a tribute to Nelson Mandela (who passed away just hours before Varty took the stage at TEDWomen 2013 last week), incredible footage of animals shot on the Londolozi Game Reserve (which Varty’s family transformed from a hunting ground to a game reserve in 1973, and where Varty []

A non-cheesy guide to gratefulness: What to read and watch

A non-cheesy guide to gratefulness: What to read and watch

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The perfect Thanksgiving appetizer: this talk from David Steindl-Rast, the Benedictine monk and interfaith scholar, on what, exactly, it means to be grateful—and the worlds that gratefulness can open up to us. He points out that one thing we all have in common is a desire to be happy, and posits that gratefulness is the way []

Who’s making the case for — and against — military drones?

Who’s making the case for — and against — military drones?

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Unmanned aerial vehicles — that is, drones — have a lot of people (and entire countries) hot under the collar. Every few days it seems a new report comes out about the death of another group of “faceless” people, whether it’s suspected terrorist leaders or civilians. With little transparency from the governments launching drone strikes, []

Further reading on China’s investment in Africa … and what it means

Further reading on China’s investment in Africa … and what it means

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In today’s talk, Zambian-born economist Dambisa Moyo describes how China’s growing presence in Africa is challenging a centuries-old tenet of Western political thought.   For more than 200 years, Moyo argues, liberal democracy has ruled the roost. Particularly in the West, it’s long been considered the political system most likely to deliver economic success and []

The internet, the perfect tool for the surveillance state? Further reading (and watching) on the state of digital privacy

The internet, the perfect tool for the surveillance state? Further reading (and watching) on the state of digital privacy

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“We already knew this.” “It’s necessary for the War on Terror.” “Other countries are doing it too.” “But I have nothing to hide.” These are the most common reasons people express for not feeling outrage over the revelations this year that the United States’ National Security Agency has been involved in widespread surveillance. In today’s []

A promising first step for those with spinal cord injury: Further reading on electrical stimulation and how it’s helped rats (and one human!) walk again

A promising first step for those with spinal cord injury: Further reading on electrical stimulation and how it’s helped rats (and one human!) walk again

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Grégoire Courtine and the scientists in his lab helped a paralyzed rat learn to walk again, voluntarily, through a treatment that combined drugs, electrical stimulation of the lower spinal cord, the support of a robotic arm and a little bit of chocolate. When their study appeared in the June 2012 issue of Science, it sparked []

Further reading (and watching) on autism

Further reading (and watching) on autism

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Derek Paravicini is many things: an incredible piano player, a blind man, an excited talker, a musical savant, and a 30-something with severe autism. In today’s TED Talk, we get a fascinating peek into how he understands music. Paravicini — who was playing major concert halls at the age of 10 — not only has []

Eleanor Longden’s selections for further reading on voice hearing

Eleanor Longden’s selections for further reading on voice hearing

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Eleanor Longden’s riveting story – featured in today’s talk and more in depth in the new TED Book, Learning from the Voices in My Head — raises many provocative questions. Longden talks about her recovery after a diagnosis of schizophrenia, in the process calling into question the attitudes of traditional psychiatry, the role of drug manufacturers and []