TED Talks - Society and Culture

TED Talks - Society and Culture

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Mark Plotkin: What the people of the Amazon know that you don’t

"The greatest and most endangered species in the Amazon rainforest is not the jaguar or the harpy eagle," says Mark Plotkin, "It's the isolated and un... Read more

November 24, 2014 | 16 min

Nancy Frates: Meet the mom who started the Ice Bucket Challenge

Remember the Ice Bucket Challenge craze this summer? Meet the mom who started it all. When Nancy Frates's son Pete hurt his wrist in a baseball game, ... Read more

November 19, 2014 | 19 min

Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don’t define you

In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says, "a drug dealer with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol." Jailed for second degr... Read more

June 23, 2014 | 12 min

Jamila Lyiscott: 3 ways to speak English

Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator;” in her powerful spoken-word essay “Broken English,” she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct fl... Read more

June 19, 2014 | 4 min

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