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Eric X. Li: A tale of two political systems | Video on TED.com

It's a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right?

Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ.

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Bold call for local reform for America and Europe.

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The loves and lies of fireflies

The loves and lies of fireflies | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
Biologist Sara Lewis has spent the past 20 years getting to the bottom of the magic and wonder of fireflies.
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What's your idea of fun? Contribute to a TED crowdsourced video ...

What's your idea of fun? Contribute to a TED crowdsourced video ... | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
We are creating a crowdsourced video about what fun looks like all over the world, and would love to include your contribution!
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TED: Del Harvey: The strangeness of scale at Twitter - Del Harvey (2014)

TED: Del Harvey: The strangeness of scale at Twitter - Del Harvey (2014) | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
When hundreds of thousands of Tweets are fired every second, a one-in-a-million chance -- including unlikely sounding sounding scenarios that could harm users -- happens about 500 times a day.
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Stunning scale of solutions required when billions is the scope.

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Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation

Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation http://t.co/XCx4vw4lDj
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...and do they have ideas!

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We are deeply saddened to learn that TEDxMidAtlantic speaker Sam...

We are deeply saddened to learn that TEDxMidAtlantic speaker Sam Berns passed away Friday night at age 17. Sam had progeria, a rare rapid aging disease that affects approximately one out of four to eight million children.
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Thank you for bringing his voice to TEDx. We are living life with a greater appreciation for the current moment.

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TED: Robin Nagle: What I discovered in New York City trash - Robin Nagle (2013)

New York City residents produce 11,000 tons of garbage every day. Every day! This astonishing statistic is just one of the reasons Robin Nagle started a research project with the city's Department of Sanitation.
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Trashed! What is the equvialent in Eagle County?

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TEDx — Fabian Oefner is a photographer who likes to make...

TEDx — Fabian Oefner is a photographer who likes to make... | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
Fabian Oefner is a photographer who likes to make science visible, whether that is through visualizing sound waves with tiny crystals, creating nebulae-like images from lamps, or using a drill to...
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Bursting your bubble, Fabian catches the moment, freezing science so you can see.

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The rise of the new global super-rich

The rise of the new global super-rich | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
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Chrystia opens a Pandoras Box on wealth in the world.

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Adam Spencer: Why I fell in love with monster prime numbers | Video on TED.com

They're millions of digits long, and it takes an army of mathematicians and machines to hunt them down -- what's not to love about monster primes?
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For me, this was a standout in 2013. Go big or go home.

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A better you | TED Playlists | TED

A better you | TED Playlists | TED | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
Ready for a change? These well-researched (and heartfelt) talks offer ideas and inspiration for all aspects of your life, from creativity to vulnerability, from competitive sports to collaborative games.
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Better you? Why not?

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Wonderful wild sounds...perfect for TEDxVailWomen2013:Naturally!

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Gavin Pretor-Pinney: Cloudy with a chance of joy | Video on TED.com

You don't need to plan an exotic trip to find creative inspiration. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society.
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What patterns do you see in your clouds today?

Nature's verion of Rorsach cards awaits.

Think of the therapy bills you'll save.

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Garth Lenz: The true cost of oil | Video on TED.com

What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.
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Inspired landscape.

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4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure - Entrepreneur

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure - Entrepreneur | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
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Licking your wounds and feeding your soul with a few wise, uplifting TED Talks is a great way to rebound from failure.
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TED: Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform - Lawrence Lessig (2014)

TED: Lawrence Lessig: The unstoppable walk to political reform - Lawrence Lessig (2014) | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
Seven years ago, Internet activist Aaron Swartz convinced Lawrence Lessig to take up the fight for political reform. A year after Swartz's tragic death, Lessig continues his campaign to free US politics from the stranglehold of corruption.
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Eight Ted Talks women need to watch - Women's Agenda

Eight Ted Talks women need to watch - Women's Agenda | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
Eight Ted Talks women need to watch
Women's Agenda
The TED speaker series launched in 1984, devoted to providing a platform to showcase "ideas worth spreading".
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...and for the men who love them, too!

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Man the F up: Sivuyile "Siv" Ngesi at TEDxTableMountain - YouTube

Spurred on by a hunger for success, South African actor-comedian Sivuyile "Siv" Ngesi is well on his way to reaching his goals. He showcases his talents acro... (thought I would share my Tedx Talk again after a 9 yr old was raped and burnt alive!
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Calling for manming up frees up women.

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Jane Goodall: How humans and animals can live together | Video on TED.com

The legendary chimpanzee researcher Jane Goodall talks about TACARE and her other community projects, which help people in booming African towns live side-by-side with threatened animals.

Via Tamara Filipovic
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Jane blessed the stage at WILD9 in Merida, Mexico in 2009 with this same message. It is time.

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GCR - Innovation - Printed concrete houses just two years away, say researchers

GCR - Innovation - Printed concrete houses just two years away, say researchers | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
RT @globalconreview: Printed concrete houses just two years away, world-leading researcher says. http://t.co/YjrxW8pjmj
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Transforming housing for the billions who will enter the middle class globally, that's a ridiculous amount of concrete!

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Alexa Meade: Your body is my canvas | Video on TED.com

Alexa Meade takes an innovative approach to art. Not for her a life of sketching and stretching canvases. Instead, she selects a topic and then paints it--literally.
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Froma desire to paint shadows, Alexa, paints highlights and greyscale directly on her 3D subjects to create a 2 dimensional photograph.

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Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend | Video on TED.com

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case.
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Flip your stressors upside down. 

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4 inspiring TEDx videos from Arab entrepreneurs - Wamda

4 inspiring TEDx videos from Arab entrepreneurs - Wamda | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
4 inspiring TEDx videos from Arab entrepreneurs
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To build a startup you need to go down a difficult road, overcoming obstacles, disappointments and challenges along the way; you will need a strong will and a bit of faith.
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With change happening at an accelerated rate in this region, it's inspiring to here how overcoming obstacles is not only worth telling in a story, but worth spreading through the TEDx network of more than 7,000 TEDx events in 4 years. 

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My TEDx talk. The Art of Polar Bears. - [i] LoveLife

My TEDx talk. The Art of Polar Bears. - [i] LoveLife | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
I was a little bit worried this day would never come and that maybe I had dreamed the whole thing. Finally, the link is ready to watch my TEDx talk! OHmygosh. Two months later, I wish I had one more...
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"Play is real and important." -

Polar Bear artist, Kal Barteski, leaves it all on the TEDxManitoba stage.

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Cristina Pato, speaker en TEDxMadrid 2013

Cristina Pato, speaker en TEDxMadrid 2013 | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
Cristina Pato Gaiteira, pianista, compositora y productora. Cristina Pato ya ha abierto caminos históricos dentro del mundo de la Gaita Galega.

Via TEDxMadrid
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Epic.

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TEDx — This year, TEDxBratislava in Slovakia took on a...

TEDx — This year, TEDxBratislava in Slovakia took on a... | TEDxVailWomen | Scoop.it
This year, TEDxBratislava in Slovakia took on a big task — moving their event from the Heineken Tower Stage in Bratislava to the much bigger, very impressive Slovak National Theatre.
“ “A place where...
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Bigger and better and beautiful-go TEDxBratislava!

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