Mating frenzies, sperm hoards, and brood raids: the life of a fire ant queen – Walter R. Tschinkel

Mating frenzies, sperm hoards, and brood raids: the life of a fire ant queen – Walter R. Tschinkel

It’s June, just after a heavy rainfall, and the sky is filling with creatures we wouldn’t normally expect to find there. At first glance, this might be a disturbing sight. But for the lucky males and females of Solenopsis invicta, otherwise known as fire ants, it’s a day of romance. This is the nuptial flight, […]

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Shakespeare in Shackles: The Transformative Power of Literature: Laura Bates at TEDxUCLA

Shakespeare in Shackles: The Transformative Power of Literature: Laura Bates at TEDxUCLA

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven On the day that I received my PhD from the University of Chicago, I heard a lecture from a world-renowned Shakespeare scholar in which he asserted that the play Macbeth represented the ipso facto valorization of transgression. (Laughter) And I thought, “Really?” (Laughter) “Really? The ipso facto […]

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Become a TED Translator, Join our Global Community!

Become a TED Translator, Join our Global Community!

(Music) Hi, I’m Nelson. I’m Mario. I’m Stefania. I’m Javi. We are TED Translators. We’re part of a massive crowdsourced community of volunteers, in 160 countries, translating TED talks into more than 100 languages. We connect people to world-changing ideas across languages and borders. Our work is seen on TED.com and media platforms around the […]

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TEDxHunterCCS – Emma Hartung- The Importance of ______ in Community Service

TEDxHunterCCS – Emma Hartung- The Importance of ______ in Community Service

Translator: Sheree Murray Reviewer: Denise RQ I’m here to talk about an important element of community service that we tend to ignore. So, what’s the blank? Well, the first element I thought of and maybe, the more conventional answer to that question is the ‘warm and fuzzy’ factor. You know, that human component of service […]

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How to choose a good partner?

How to choose a good partner?

what does Hinduism say about marriage? what’s its purpose? what qualities should one look for in a spouse and is it okay to marry outside my religion? okay first of all marrying somebody outside religion is something that we do not stop we say fine if you like somebody and there is that closeness with […]

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Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011

Science and spirituality: Jeff Lieberman at TEDxCambridge 2011

Translator: Leonardo Silva Reviewer: Helene Batt Three years ago was a turning point in my life because I finally had everything I thought I needed to be fulfilled, and I still had this voice in my head saying I had to do more to be happy. The more that I looked at my own suffering […]

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Online communities as sites for engagement: Rosianna Halse Rojas at TEDxBrighton

Online communities as sites for engagement: Rosianna Halse Rojas at TEDxBrighton

Translator: Capa Girl Reviewer: Elisabeth Buffard Hello, everyone. Firstly, I’m going to preface this by saying I worked at a bookshop for five years, which meant that I thought a lot about the way we use those spaces and interact with those spaces. And saying that, a little thought experiment to begin. Imagine yourself going […]

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Inclusive culture in schools transforms communities | Heidi Heissenbuttel | TEDxMileHigh

Inclusive culture in schools transforms communities | Heidi Heissenbuttel | TEDxMileHigh

Translator: Kirstie Neo Reviewer: Ilze Garda Imagine. Imagine that schools recruit children who have the most different thoughts and behaviors. Imagine that children who learn differently are considered children with special rights. Imagine that educators have all the tools and strategies they need to meet all the needs of the learners in their classroom. Imagine […]

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Could human civilization spread across the whole galaxy? – Roey Tzezana

Translator: Jessica Ruby Reviewer: Brian Greene Could human civilization eventually spread across the whole Milky Way galaxy? Could we move beyond our small blue planet to establish colonies in the multitude of star systems out there? This question’s a pretty daunting one. There are around 300 billion stars in the galaxy, which is about 160,000 […]

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The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A guidebook for the underworld – Tejal Gala

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: A guidebook for the underworld – Tejal Gala

Ani stands before a large golden scale where the jackal-headed god Anubis is weighing his heart against a pure ostrich feather. Ani was a real person, a scribe from the Egyptian city of Thebes who lived in the 13th century BCE. And depicted here is a scene from his Book of the Dead, a 78-foot […]

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