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Naif Al-Mutawa and his 99 superheroes fight on

Naif Al-Mutawa and his 99 superheroes fight on

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At TEDGlobal 2010 Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa introduced us to THE 99, a comic book and animated series featuring a team of 99 young superheroes inspired by the 99 attributes of Allah. These young characters are the world’s first superheroes based on Islamic culture. Earlier this year at TEDGlobal Al-Mutawa discussed the criticisms he received for []

Glorious visions from animation and shadow: Miwa Matreyek on TED.com

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Using animation, projections and her own moving shadow, Miwa Matreyek performs a gorgeous, meditative piece about inner and outer discovery. Take a quiet 10 minutes and dive in. With music from Anna Oxygen, Mirah, Caroline Lufkin and Mileece. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 11:12) Watch Miwa Matreyek’s performance on TED.com []

Making real connections over the web: Ze Frank on TED.com

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On the web, a new “Friend” may be just a click away, but true connection is harder to find and express. Ze Frank presents a medley of zany Internet toys that require deep participation — and reward it with something more nourishing. You’re invited, if you promise you’ll share. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011 []

An economic reality check: Tim Jackson on TED.com

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As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic principles, explaining how we might stop feeding the crises and start investing in our future. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 20:23) Watch Tim Jackson’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, []

Are mushrooms the new plastic?: Eben Bayer on TED.com

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Product designer Eben Bayer reveals his recipe for a new, fungus-based packaging material that protects fragile stuff like furniture, plasma screens — and the environment. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 9:05) Watch Eben Bayer’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks []

Helping Afghan people find peace of mind: Inge Missmahl on TED.com

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When Jungian analyst Inge Missmahl went to Afghanistan, she found the universal wounds of the human heart — despair and trauma. Yet in a country of 30 million people, there were only two dozen psychiatrists. In promoting mental health counseling, she’s helping Afghan people find individual and social healing, and building new hope for families []

Sound health in 8 steps: Julian Treasure on TED.com

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Julian Treasure says our increasingly noisy world is gnawing away at our mental health — even costing lives. He lays out an 8-step plan to soften this sonic assault (starting with those cheap earbuds) and restore our relationship with sound. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 7:15) Watch Julian Treasure’s talk []

Mothers helping mothers fight HIV: Mitchell Besser on TED.com

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In sub-Saharan Africa, HIV infections are more prevalent and doctors scarcer than anywhere else in the world. With a lack of medical professionals, Mitchell Besser enlisted the help of his patients to create mothers2mothers — an extraordinary network of HIV-positive women whose support for each other is changing and saving lives. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July []

Where good ideas come from: Steven Johnson on TED.com

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People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 17:46) Watch Steven Johnson’s []

How pig parts make the world turn: Christien Meindertsma on TED.com

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Christien Meindertsma, author of “Pig 05049” looks at the astonishing afterlife of the ordinary pig, parts of which make their way into at least 187 non-pork products, from bullets to artificial hearts. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 8:54) Watch Christien Meindertsma’s talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, []

Hurdy-gurdy for beginners: Caroline Phillips on TED.com

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Caroline Phillips cranks out tunes on a seldom-heard folk instrument: the hurdy-gurdy, a.k.a. the wheel fiddle. A searching, Basque melody follows her fun lesson on its unique anatomy and 1,000-year history. (Recorded at TEDGlobal, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 5:41) Watch Caroline Phillips’ talk on TED.com where you can download it, rate it, comment []

The science of sleep: Jessa Gamble on TED.com

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In today’s world, balancing school, work, kids and more, most of us can only hope for the recommended eight hours of sleep. Examining the science behind our body’s internal clock, Jessa Gamble reveals the surprising and substantial program of rest we should be observing. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, England. Duration: 4:01) []

Who let this guy on the TED stage?

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How come TED’s head guy Chris Anderson is giving his own TEDTalk? Well, it all started with an idea that wouldn’t go away — an insight into the true significance of web video, and what it might mean for the world’s future. Bruno Giussani, who runs our TEDGlobal conference, got excited enough about the idea []

The child-driven education: Sugata Mitra on TED.com

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Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education — the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think []

The world’s oldest living things: Rachel Sussman on TED.com

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Rachel Sussman shows photographs of the world’s oldest continuously living organisms — from 2,000-year-old brain coral off Tobago’s coast to an “underground forest” in South Africa that has lived since before the dawn of agriculture. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 14:09) Watch Rachel Sussman’s talk on TED.com where you can []

Keep your goals to yourself: Derek Sivers on TED.com

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After hitting on a brilliant new life plan, our first instinct is to tell someone, but Derek Sivers says it’s better to keep goals secret. He presents research stretching as far back as the 1920s to show why people who talk about their ambitions may be less likely to achieve them. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, []