Posts tagged ‘ted’

October 22, 2015

Why Do Women have Periods ?

by duncanr

so now you know !

April 5, 2015

Monica Lewinsky – The Price of Shame

by duncanr

I heard about Monica’s Ted talk some days ago and have been waiting impatiently for TED to make it available online

Finally, here it is . . .

September 6, 2014

Don’t be Normal

by duncanr

most of us like to be part of the crowd, to fit in

if you look or act differently from everyone else, you are likely to be viewed and treated with suspicion, fear, or worse by everyone else

Faith Jegede argues, however, that progress/creativity dies when everyone tries to be like everyone else, to be ‘normal’ – that, instead, we should embrace differences and become extraordinary

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June 7, 2014


by duncanr

hhmmm, childrens’ toys have changed somewhat since I was a wean . . .

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January 14, 2014

Lizzie Velasquez’s TED Talk

by duncanr

Lizzie Velasquez has a rare genetic condition which means she can’t gain weight

In this vid, she explains the change in her life following the discovery on youtube of a video describing her as ‘the world’s ugliest woman’

October 5, 2013

The physics of sperm vs. the physics of sperm whales

by duncanr

TED talk by Aatish Bhatia explaining the physics  behind the way sperm and sperm whales swim Рsomething about a Reynolds Number, apparently

April 29, 2012

Shake and Fold

by duncanr

There’s a right way and a wrong way to dry your hands using a paper towel

And I bet, like me, you’re all doing it wrong

What you should be doing is this . . .

March 15, 2012

Rob Reid: The $8 billion iPod

by duncanr

The Movie and Music industry in the USA likes to bandy statistics about to support their claim that copyright infringement is harming not just them but the wider USA economy

In this TED talk, Rob Reid puts some of these claims into perspective

March 10, 2012

Bryan Stevenson TED Talk

by duncanr

America has been living with the threat of terrorism since 9/11 – how often have you heard that said?

It may well be true for white americans but, as Bryan Stevenson reminds us, black americans were living with the threat of terrorism long before 9/11 – the fear of being attacked by their white neighbours, of being lynched, their homes and property burned down

In this TED talk, Stevenson talks about ‘identity’, what shapes it, and the continuing injustice of the american legal system

January 19, 2012

Clay Shirky on SOPA and PIPA

by duncanr

SOPA and PIPA have been very much in the news recently

Here, Clay Shirky looks at the motives and ideas of those proposing these bills

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