A Parkland teacher's homework for us all

A Parkland instructor's homework for us all

Diane Wolk-Rogers teaches historical past at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, website of a horrific faculty capturing on Valentine’s Day 2018. How can we finish this mindless violence? In a stirring speak, Wolk-Rogers presents 3 ways Americans can transfer ahead to create extra security and duty round weapons — and invitations individuals […]

Why it's worth listening to people you disagree with

Why it's price listening to folks you disagree with

We get stronger, not weaker, by participating with concepts and folks we disagree with, says Zachary R. Wood. In an necessary speak about discovering frequent floor, Wood makes the case that we will construct empathy and acquire understanding by participating tactfully and thoughtfully with controversial concepts and unfamiliar views. “Tuning out opposing viewpoints doesn’t make […]

The "dead zone" of the Gulf of Mexico

The "dead zone" of the Gulf of Mexico

Ocean skilled Nancy Rabalais tracks the ominously named “dead zone” within the Gulf of Mexico — the place there is not sufficient oxygen within the water to assist life. The Gulf has the second largest lifeless zone on the planet; on high of killing fish and crustaceans, it is also killing fisheries in these waters. […]

The harm reduction model of drug addiction treatment

The hurt discount mannequin of drug habit remedy

Why will we nonetheless assume that drug use is a law-enforcement challenge? Making medication unlawful does nothing to cease folks from utilizing them, says public well being knowledgeable Mark Tyndall. So, what would possibly work? Tyndall shares community-based analysis that reveals how harm-reduction methods, like safe-injection websites, are working to deal with the drug overdose […]

A printable, flexible, organic solar cell

A printable, versatile, natural photo voltaic cell

Unlike the photo voltaic cells you are used to seeing, natural photovoltaics are product of compounds which are dissolved in ink and will be printed and molded utilizing easy methods. The result’s a low-weight, versatile, semi-transparent movie that turns the vitality of the solar into electrical energy. Hannah Bürckstümmer reveals us how they’re made — […]

What's missing in the global debate over refugees

What's lacking within the world debate over refugees

In the continuing debate over refugees, we hear from everybody — from politicians who pledge border controls to residents who concern they’re going to lose their jobs — everybody, that’s, besides migrants themselves. Why are they coming? Journalist and TED Fellow Yasin Kakande explains what compelled him and plenty of others to flee their homelands, […]

What if we ended the injustice of bail?

What if we ended the injustice of bail?

On any given night time, greater than 450,000 individuals within the United States are locked up in jail just because they do not find the money for to pay bail. The sums in query are sometimes round $500: straightforward for some to pay, unimaginable for others. This has actual human penalties — individuals lose jobs, […]

How we need to remake the internet

How we have to remake the web

In the early days of digital tradition, Jaron Lanier helped craft a imaginative and prescient for the web as public commons the place humanity might share its information — however even then, this imaginative and prescient was haunted by the darkish facet of the way it might prove: with private units that management our lives, […]

How the arts help homeless youth heal and build

How the humanities assist homeless youth heal and construct

Malika Whitley is the founding father of ChopArt, a corporation for homeless teenagers centered on mentorship, dignity and alternative via the humanities. In this transferring, private discuss, she shares her story of homelessness and discovering her voice via arts — and her mission to offer a inventive outlet for others who’ve been pushed to the […]

How language shapes the way we think

How language shapes the way in which we predict

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the globe — they usually all have totally different sounds, vocabularies and constructions. But do they form the way in which we predict? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language — from an Aboriginal group in Australia that makes use of cardinal instructions as a substitute of […]