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A mother and son united by love and art | Deborah Willis and Hank Willis Thomas

An art school professor once told Deborah Willis that she, as a woman, was taking a place from a good man -- but the storied photographer says she...

How fake handbags fund terrorism and organized crime | Alastair Gray

What's the harm in buying a knock-off purse or a fake designer watch? According to counterfeit investigator Alastair Gray, fakes like these fund...

The secret language of letter design (with English subtitles) | Martina Flor

(Full English subtitles are available for this talk -- click the CC button in the bottom right of your screen to turn subtitles on.) Look at the...

The brain benefits of deep sleep -- and how to get more of it | Dan Gartenberg

There's nothing quite like a good night's sleep. What if technology could help us get more out of it? Dan Gartenberg is working on tech that...

Why I'm done trying to be "man enough" | Justin Baldoni

Justin Baldoni wants to start a dialogue with men about redefining masculinity -- to figure out ways to be not just good men but good humans. In a...

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable | Luvvie Ajayi

Luvvie Ajayi isn't afraid to speak her mind or to be the one dissenting voice in a crowd, and neither should you. "Your silence serves no one,"...

A Republican mayor's plan to replace partisanship with policy | G.T. Bynum

Conventional wisdom says that to win an election, you need to play to your constituencies' basest, most divisive instincts. But as a candidate for...

Fashion has a pollution problem -- can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza

Natsai Audrey Chieza is a designer on a mission -- to reduce pollution in the fashion industry while creating amazing new things to wear. In her...

The future of good food in China | Matilda Ho

Fresh food free of chemicals and pesticides is hard to come by in China: in 2016, the Chinese government revealed half a million food safety...

How we're using drones to deliver blood and save lives | Keller Rinaudo

Keller Rinaudo wants everyone on earth to have access to basic health care, no matter how hard it is to reach them. With his start-up Zipline, he...

The science of cells that never get old | Elizabeth Blackburn

What makes our bodies age ... our skin wrinkle, our hair turn white, our immune systems weaken? Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize...

An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine | Leah Chase and Pat Mitchell

Leah Chase's New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights...

How can groups make good decisions? | Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely

We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don't always go right -- and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good...

Activism needs introverts | Sarah Corbett

For the introverts among us, traditional forms activism like marches, protests and door-to-door canvassing can be intimidating and stressful. Take...

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