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3 weeks ago 54,439 Views
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How we can improve maternal healthcare -- before, during and after pregnancy | Elizabeth Howell
3 weeks ago 28,618 Views
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The fundamental right to seek asylum | Melanie Nezer
3 weeks ago 30,602 Views
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The future of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy | Rick Doblin
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What's at the bottom of the ocean -- and how we're getting there | Victor Vescovo
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Victor Vescovo is leading the first-ever manned expedition to the deepest point of each of the world's five oceans. In conversation with TED science c..
The lies our culture tells us about what matters --- and a better way to live | David Brooks
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Our society is in the midst of a social crisis, says op-ed columnist and author David Brooks: we're trapped in a valley of isolation and fragmentation..
How to deconstruct racism, one headline at a time | Baratunde Thurston
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Baratunde Thurston explores the phenomenon of white Americans calling the police on black Americans who have committed the crimes of ... eating, walki..
Three ideas. Three contradictions. Or not. | Hannah Gadsby
3 months ago 435,354 Views
Hannah Gadsby's groundbreaking special "Nanette" broke comedy. In a talk about truth and purpose, she shares three ideas and three contradictions. Or ..