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Allan Jones: A Map of the Brain - TED Video

How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map. In this visually stunning talk, Allan Jones shows how his team is mapping which genes are turned on in each tiny region, and how it all connects up.
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TED Blog | Starting today: More TEDx video on TED.com

TED Blog | Starting today: More TEDx video on TED.com | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Starting today, you’ll see a new talk every single day on the homepage of TED.com! Each Saturday and Sunday, we’ll be posting a great talk from one of the thousands of independent TEDx events around the world. [November 5, 2011]

We launch with a powerful story from reporter Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the news. He uncovered evidence of a police coverup surrounding a killing — using bystanders’ cameraphones and Twitter.

Sunday’s featured talk is a passionate (and funny) plea for plain language from Sandra Fisher-Martins >>

With almost 10,000 TEDx talks and performances online now (dive into the TEDxTalks archive), there’s so much to choose from, we just had to take over the weekend. On weekdays, we’ll continue to feature great TEDxTalks too."
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Creativity - Dylan Wiliam - Video search - Journey To Excellence

Creativity - Dylan Wiliam - Video search - Journey To Excellence | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Dylan Wiliam reviews the changing nature of literacy in our society and the importance of developing creative thinking skills in young people.
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Tools for Thinking

Tools for Thinking | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
Science offers some help in the everyday as we navigate the currents of this world.

The good folks at Edge.org organized a symposium, and 164 thinkers contributed suggestions.

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TEDx Video - Paul Lewis: Crowdsourcing the News ~ Web 2.0 Investigative Journalism

TED Talks When every cellphone can record video and take pictures, everyone is a potential news source. Reporter Paul Lewis tells two stories that show us the future of investigative journalism.
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Richard Wilkinson: How economic inequality harms societies | Video on TED.com

TED Talks We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong.

We feel instinctively that societies with huge income gaps are somehow going wrong. Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2011, July 2011, in Edinburgh, Scotland. Duration: 16:55.)
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What If We Could Ask The Big Questions? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR

What If We Could Ask The Big Questions? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture : NPR | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
In a world of consumerism and instant gratification, what if one slows down to ask the bigger questions in life? Can one find the time to ask these questions in a fast-paced world while at the same time not get sucked in to the abyss?

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