Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our […]

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Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce

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TEDxMarkhamSt Speaker and Sponsor Update! Big News Coming Soon!!

TEDxMarkhamSt is proud to announce a late addition to this year’s speaker series. Please stay tuned for a press release and additional information! We are also proud to announce a sponsorship with Studio Science! Thank you Mr. Kristian Andersen for your generous donation!

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Rajiv Maheswaran: The math behind basketball’s wildest moves

Basketball is a fast-moving game of improvisation, contact and, ahem, spatio-temporal pattern recognition. Rajiv Maheswaran and his colleagues are analyzing the movements behind the key plays of the game, to help coaches and players combine intuition with new data. Bonus: What they’re learning could help us understand how humans move everywhere.

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Kenneth C. Davis: What you might not know about the Declaration of Independence

Happy 4th of July! In June 1776, a little over a year after the start of the American Revolutionary War, the US Continental Congress huddled together in a hot room in Philadelphia to talk independence. Kenneth C. Davis dives into some of the lesser known facts about the process of writing the Declaration of Independence […]

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Latif Nasser: The amazing story of the man who gave us modern pain relief

For the longest time, doctors basically ignored the most basic and frustrating part of being sick — pain. In this lyrical, informative talk, Latif Nasser tells the extraordinary story of wrestler and doctor John J. Bonica, who persuaded the medical profession to take pain seriously — and transformed the lives of millions.

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Gayle Tzemach Lemmon: Meet the first women to fight on the front lines of an American war

In 2011, the US Armed Forces still had a ban on women in combat — but in that year, a Special Operations team of women was sent to Afghanistan to serve on the front lines, to build rapport with locals and try to help bring an end to the war. Reporter Gayle Tzemach Lemmon tells […]

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Sara Seager: The search for planets beyond our solar system

Every star we see in the sky has at least one planet orbiting it, says astronomer Sara Seager. So what do we know about these exoplanets, and how can we find out more? Seager introduces her favorite set of exoplanets and shows new technology that can help collect information about them — and even help […]

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Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity …

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket. <iframe src=”https://embed-ssl.ted.com/talks/elon_musk_the_mind_behind_tesla_spacex_solarcity.html” width=”640″ height=”360″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no” webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen […]

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Arthur Benjamin: The magic of Fibonacci numbers

Math is logical, functional and just … awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)  

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