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Cultural & Academic Films

This library of academic and cultural films features collections from the Academic Film Archive and the Media Burn Independent Film Archive, as well as a selection of documentaries created by Dorothy Fadiman. In addition, films from the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology are presented including those by Watson Kintner who used film to document his world travels, and the popular television show from the 1950s: “What in the World?”

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TED Talks
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Ready to dance in your seat? Drummer Clayton Cameron breaks down different genres of music—from R&B to Latin to pop—by their beats. A talk that proves hip hop and jazz aren't cooler than math—they simply rely on it.
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Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, math, music, performance, TEDYouth 2013, 2013
Pankaj Oudhia
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Achanakmar - Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve is rich in biodiversity. I am visiting this region since year 1990 and documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about Herbs and Insects. There are over 5000 Films in the series titled Tribal Medicines of Achanakmar - Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve. Efforts are on to present this series through archive.org Related Link Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia
Topics: Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve, Flora of Amarkantak, Flora of Achanakmar, Biodiversity...
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia First Part...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of India, Raw Drugs, Biodiversity,...
TED Talks
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What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, business, leadership, military, work, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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What does the future of business look like? In an informative talk, Philip Evans gives a quick primer on two long-standing theories in strategy — and explains why he thinks they are essentially invalid. (Listen for the absorbing tale of a surveillance program named Nora which was so useful it prompted competing Las Vegas casinos to cooperate with one another.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, finance, TED@BCG San Francisco, 2013, TED@BCG San...
TED Talks
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There are many leadership programs available today, from 1-day workshops to corporate training programs. But chances are, these won't really help. In this clear, candid talk, Roselinde Torres describes 25 years observing truly great leaders at work, and shares the three simple but crucial questions would-be company chiefs need to ask to thrive in the future.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, business, leadership, TED@BCG San Francisco, 2013
TED Talks
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Have you ever felt like you're talking, but nobody is listening? Here's Julian Treasure to help. In this useful talk, the sound expert demonstrates the how-to's of powerful speaking — from some handy vocal exercises to tips on how to speak with empathy. A talk that might help the world sound more beautiful.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, culture, sound, speech, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. For details please visit pankajoudhia.com These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia
Topics: Ethnobotany, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of India, Raw Drugs, Biodiversity,...
Much can be done with online data. But did you know that computer wonks once determined that liking a Facebook page about curly fries means you're also intelligent? Really. Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how this came about, how some applications of the technology are not so benign -- and why she thinks we should return the control of information to its rightful owners.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, data, social media, technology, TEDxMidAtlantic 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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We humans set a premium on our own free will and independence ... and yet there's a shadowy influence we might not be considering. As science writer Ed Yong explains in this fascinating, hilarious and disturbing talk, parasites have perfected the art of manipulation to an incredible degree. So are they influencing us? It's more than likely.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, biology, microbiology, science, TED2014, 2014
Fadiman Social Documentaries
by Dorothy Fadiman
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WORLD  PEACE is a Local Issue  opens with these words:  "In a democracy, the most important office is that of the private citizen ." Justice Louis Brandeis.    The film   documents how local efforts can impact national issues.  The story begins in 1983 showing actions, worldwide, toward reining in escalation of the nuclear arms race.   In a suburban community, 300 people show up, petitioning their City Council to pass a Nuclear Freeze. Their impassioned pleas overcome Council...
Topics: Activism, anti-nuclear, anti-war, citizen activists, citizen lobbyists, cold war era, democracy,...
TED Talks
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We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, film, nature, photography, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Sampling isn't about "hijacking nostalgia wholesale," says Mark Ronson. It's about inserting yourself into the narrative of a song while also pushing that story forward. In this mind-blowingly original talk, watch the DJ scramble 15 TED Talks into an audio-visual omelette, and trace the evolution of "La Di Da Di," Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick's 1984 hit that has been reimagined for every generation since.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, music, performance, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Why is there something instead of nothing? In other words: Why does the universe exist (and why are we in it)? Philosopher and writer Jim Holt follows this question toward three possible answers. Or four. Or none.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, philosophy, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Think you know a thing or two about sex? Think again. In this fascinating talk, biologist Carin Bondar lays out the surprising science behind how animals get it on.
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Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, animals, biology, sex, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-12...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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When fashion model Geena Rocero first saw a professionally shot photo of herself clad in a bikini, she was beside herself. "I thought...you have arrived!" she says proudly. This might not be the typical experience, but, as Rocero reveals, that’s because she was born with the gender assignment “boy.” In a moving and personal talk, Rocero finds that transgender activism is giving her a whole new sense of pride and purpose.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, LGBT, activism, beauty, gender, inequality, TED2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-12...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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“If you really want to know a people, start by looking inside their bedrooms," says Shereen El Feki, who traveled through the Middle East for five years, talking to people about sex. While those conversations reflected rigid norms and deep repression, El Feki also discovered that sexual conservatism in the Arab world is a relatively new thing. She wonders: could a re-emergence of public dialogue lead to more satisfying, and safer, sex lives?
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, Middle East, sex, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-12...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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Elizabeth Gilbert was once an "unpublished diner waitress," devastated by rejection letters. And yet, in the wake of the success of 'Eat, Pray, Love,' she found herself identifying strongly with her former self. With beautiful insight, Gilbert reflects on why success can be as disorienting as failure and offers a simple -- though hard -- way to carry on, regardless of outcomes.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, failure, success, writing, TED2014, 2014
Fadiman Social Documentaries
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People who offer unconditional loving support to someone with a disability can transform a challenged person's life from a struggle to a meaningful journey. In this film, a blind, brain injured woman lives a full life because of the quality of attention she receives from her parents, sister and helpers.
Topics: gill, annie, steve, brain injury, music, singing
TED Talks
by TED.com
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More and more, English is a global language; speaking it is perceived as a sign of being modern. But -- what do we lose when we leave behind our mother tongues? Suzanne Talhouk makes an impassioned case to love your own language, and to cherish what it can express that no other language can. In Arabic with subtitles. (Filmed at TEDxBeirut.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, education, language, poetry, politics, TEDxBeirut, 2012
TED Talks
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"I have cerebral palsy. I shake all the time," Maysoon Zayid announces at the beginning of this exhilarating, hilarious talk. (Really, it's hilarious.) "I'm like Shakira meets Muhammad Ali." With grace and wit, the Arab-American comedian takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her adventures as an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, comedy, entertainment, women, TEDWomen 2013, 2013
TED Talks
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Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, activism, disability, humor, motivation, TEDxSydney, 2014
Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions ("what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?") using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google's data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might actually learn something.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, art, humor, math, physics, science, TED2014, 2014
Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of India, Raw Drugs, Biodiversity,...
TED Talks
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Every human deserves protection under their country’s laws — even when that law is forgotten or ignored. Sharing three cases from her international legal practice, Kimberley Motley, an American litigator practicing in Afghanistan and elsewhere, shows how a country’s own laws can bring both justice and “justness”: using the law for its intended purpose, to protect.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, crime, global issues, law, women, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Author Isabel Allende is 71. Yes, she has a few wrinkles—but she has incredible perspective too. In this candid talk, meant for viewers of all ages, she talks about her fears as she gets older and shares how she plans to keep on living passionately.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, aging, storytelling, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Self-driving cars were just the start. What's the future of big data-driven technology and design? In a thrilling science talk, Kenneth Cukier looks at what's next for machine learning -- and human knowledge.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, data, future, technology, TEDSalon Berlin 2014, 2014
TED Talks
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Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream" factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh air. It’s a powerful call for doctors to pay attention to a patient's life outside the exam room.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, health, health care, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-7...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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What must our dogs be thinking when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner lives of two very different companions. It’s a charming short talk, perfect for taking a break and dreaming …
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, animals, creativity, death, love, poetry, TED2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
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Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Tribal Medicinal Plants of Chhattisgarh, Tribal Medicines of Agariya Tribe, Tribal Medicines of...
TED Talks
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In this delightful talk, philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio explores the universal search for tenderness and connection in a world that's ever more focused on the individual. As it turns out, it's easier than you think. A wise and witty reflection on the state of love in the modern age. (Filmed at TEDxParis.)
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, love, philosophy, TEDxParis 2012, 2012
TED Talks
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In the US, 80% of girls have been on a diet by the time they're 10 years old. In this honest, raw talk, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt uses her personal story to frame an important lesson about how our brains manage our bodies, as she explores the science behind why dieting not only doesn't work, but is likely to do more harm than good. She suggests ideas for how to live a less diet-obsessed life, intuitively.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, health, neuroscience, TEDGlobal 2013, 2013
TED Talks
by TED.com
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"We spend so much time listening to the things people are saying that we rarely pay attention to the things they don't," says slam poet and teacher Clint Smith. A short, powerful piece from the heart, about finding the courage to speak up against ignorance and injustice.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, poetry, social change, spoken word, TED@NYC, 2014
TED Talks
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We often think of bias and prejudice as rooted in ignorance. But as psychologist Paul Bloom seeks to show, prejudice is often natural, rational ... even moral. The key, says Bloom, is to understand how our own biases work -- so we can take control when they go wrong.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, behavioral economics, mind, psychology, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
TED Talks
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A forest planted by humans, then left to nature’s own devices, typically takes at least 100 years to mature. But what if we could make the process happen ten times faster? In this short talk, eco-entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Shubhendu Sharma explains how to create a mini-forest ecosystem anywhere.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, TED Fellows, engineering, garden, nature, open-source, trees, TED2014, 2014
Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
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About 10,000 people a month Google the phrase, “Am I ugly?” Meaghan Ramsey of the Dove Self-Esteem Project has a feeling that many of them are young girls. In a deeply unsettling talk, she walks us through the surprising impacts of low body and image confidence—from lower grade point averages to greater risk-taking with drugs and alcohol. And then shares the key things all of us can do to disrupt this reality.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, beauty, life, women, TED@Unilever, 2014
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You’re doing everything right at work, taking all the right advice, but you’re just not moving up. Why? Susan Colantuono shares a simple, surprising piece of advice you might not have heard before quite so plainly. This talk, while aimed at an audience of women, has universal takeaways -- for men and women, new grads and midcareer workers.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, TEDx, business, gender, leadership, men, women, women in business,...
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50 million people in the world today have been forcefully displaced from their home — a level not seen since WWII. Right now, more than 3 million Syrian refugees are seeking shelter in neighboring countries. In Lebanon, half of these refugees are children; only 20% are in school. Melissa Fleming of the UN's refugee agency calls on all of us to make sure that refugee camps are healing places where people can develop the skills they’ll need to rebuild their hometowns.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, global issues, poverty, war, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
Pankaj Oudhia
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-7...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see -- and write about -- the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States' extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide."
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Internet, government, intelligence, journalism, privacy, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
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Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love -- the values that make for a great eulogy. (Joseph Soloveitchik has called these selves "Adam I" and "Adam II.") Brooks asks: Can we balance these two selves?
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, philosophy, psychology, self, success, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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The brain uses a quarter of the body's entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body's mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, brain, mind, neuroscience, science, TEDMED 2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Here's a talk that could literally change your life. Which career should I pursue? Should I break up -- or get married?! Where should I live? Big decisions like these can be agonizingly difficult. But that's because we think about them the wrong way, says philosopher Ruth Chang. She offers a powerful new framework for shaping who we truly are.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, choice, decision-making, philosophy, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Jamila Lyiscott is a “tri-tongued orator”; in her powerful spoken-word essay "Broken English," she celebrates — and challenges — the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, in the classroom and with her parents. As she explores the complicated history and present-day identity that each language represents, she unpacks what it means to be “articulate.”
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, culture, language, race, spoken word, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
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Many of the world's biggest problems require asking questions of scientists -- but why should we believe what they say? Historian of science Naomi Oreskes thinks deeply about our relationship to belief and draws out three problems with common attitudes toward scientific inquiry -- and gives her own reasoning for why we ought to trust science.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, climate change, history, science, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Traditional Biological Knowledge, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of...
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Sting’s early life was dominated by a shipyard—and he dreamed of nothing more than escaping the industrial drudgery. But after a nasty bout of writer’s block that stretched on for years, Sting found himself channeling the stories of the shipyard workers he knew in his youth for song material. In a lyrical, confessional talk, Sting treats us to songs from his upcoming musical, and to an encore of “Message in a Bottle.”
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, live music, music, performance, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
by TED.com
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Humanity's fine-tuned sense of fear served us well as a young species, giving us laser focus to avoid being eaten by competing beasts. But it's less wonderful when that same visceral, body-hijacking sense of fear kicks in in front of 20 folk-music fans at a Tuesday night open-mic. Palms sweat, hands shake, vision blurs, and the brain says RUN: it's stage fright. In this charming, tuneful little talk, Joe Kowan talks about how he conquered it.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, communication, entertainment, TED@State Street, 2013
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by TED.com
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Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don’t want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for education, autonomy, an independent identity. He tells stories from his own life and the life of his daughter, Malala, who was shot by the Taliban in 2012 simply for daring to go to school. "Why is my daughter so strong?” Yousafzai asks. “Because I didn’t clip her wings."
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, education, global issues, women, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, architecture, cities, design, TED2014, 2014
TED Talks
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French economist Thomas Piketty caused a sensation in early 2014 with his book on a simple, brutal formula explaining economic inequality: r > g (meaning that return on capital is generally higher than economic growth). Here, he talks through the massive data set that led him to conclude: Economic inequality is not new, but it is getting worse, with radical possible impacts.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, economics, global issues, inequality, TEDSalon Berlin 2014, 2014
Indian states Chhattisgarh and Odisha are rich in Biodiversity. Pankaj Oudhia is documenting Traditional Medicinal Knowledge about herbs and insects since year 1990. This series is an effort to present Herbal Wealth of these states through movies. There are over 15000 movies in this series.   Related Links Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Compilation of Pankaj Oudhia’s Research and Documentation work on...
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In this intriguing talk, biologist Ameenah Gurib-Fakim introduces us to rare plant species from isolated islands and regions of Africa. Meet the shape-shifting benjoin; the baume de l'ile plate, which might offer a new treatment for asthma; and the iconic baobab tree, which could hold the key to the future of food. Plus: monkey apples.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Planets, biodiversity, biology, nature, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
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As a young girl, photojournalist Kitra Cahana dreamed about running away from home to live freely on the road. Now as an adult and self-proclaimed vagabond, she follows modern nomads into their homes -- boxcars, bus stops, parking lots, rest stop bathrooms -- giving a glimpse into a culture on the margins.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, art, global issues, journalism, photography, youth, TED2014, 2014
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Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. “We need to make civics sexy again,” says civics educator Eric Liu. “As sexy as it was during the American Revolution or the Civil Rights Movement.”
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, democracy, policy, politics, TEDCity2.0, 2013
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Nick Hanauer is a rich guy, an unrepentant capitalist — and he has something to say to his fellow plutocrats: Wake up! Growing inequality is about to push our societies into conditions resembling pre-revolutionary France. Hear his argument about why a dramatic increase in minimum wage could grow the middle class, deliver economic prosperity ... and prevent a revolution.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, business, economics, inequality, social change, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
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Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most mysterious phenomenon in the universe.” He shares some ways to think about the movie playing in our heads.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, brain, consciousness, neuroscience, philosophy, TED2014, 2014
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Civilians don’t miss war. But soldiers often do. Journalist Sebastian Junger shares his experience embedded with American soldiers at Restrepo, an outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley that saw heavy combat. Giving a look at the "altered state of mind" that comes with war, he shows how combat gives soldiers an intense experience of connection. In the end, could it actually be "the opposite of war" that soldiers miss? 
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, war, TEDSalon NY2014, 2014
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In 1963, Jacques Cousteau lived for 30 days in an underwater laboratory positioned on the floor of the Red Sea, and set a world record in the process. This summer, his grandson Fabien Cousteau broke that record. Cousteau the younger lived for 31 days aboard the Aquarius, an underwater research laboratory nine miles off the coast of Florida. In a charming talk he brings his wondrous adventure to life.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, adventure, biodiversity, exploration, oceans, submarine, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
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"Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they're finished." Dan Gilbert shares recent research on a phenomenon he calls the "end of history illusion," where we somehow imagine that the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, culture, humanity, psychology, TED2014, 2014
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Before he hit eighteen, Fred Swaniker had lived in Ghana, Gambia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. What he learned from a childhood across Africa was that while good leaders can't make much of a difference in societies with strong institutions, in countries with weak structures, leaders could make or break a country. In a passionate talk Swaniker looks at different generations of African leaders and imagines how to develop the leadership of the future.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Africa, education, entrepreneur, leadership, TEDGlobal 2014, 2014
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Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story -- and some animations, and some designs, and some infectious energy -- in this charming talk.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, creativity, entrepreneur, TEDWomen 2013, 2013
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Does a set of data make you feel more comfortable? More successful? Then your interpretation of it is likely wrong. In a surprisingly moving talk, Susan Etlinger explains why, as we receive more and more data, we need to deepen our critical thinking skills. Because it's hard to move beyond counting things to really understanding them.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, data, TED@IBM, 2014
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If you’re raised on dogma and hate, can you choose a different path? Zak Ebrahim was just seven years old when his father helped plan the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. His story is shocking, powerful and, ultimately, inspiring.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, Middle East, peace, terrorism, violence, TED2014, 2014
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia. Part-12...
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An idea permeates our modern view of relationships: that men and women have always paired off in sexually exclusive relationships. But before the dawn of agriculture, humans may actually have been quite promiscuous. Author Christopher Ryan walks us through the controversial evidence that human beings are sexual omnivores by nature, in hopes that a more nuanced understanding may put an end to discrimination, shame and the kind of unrealistic expectations that kill relationships.
Topics: TEDTalks, TED, Talks, culture, relationships, sex, TED2013, 2013
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Myriam Sidibe is a warrior in the fight against childhood disease. Her weapon of choice? A bar of soap. For cost-effective prevention against sickness, it’s hard to beat soapy hand-washing, which cuts down risk of pneumonia, diarrhea, cholera and worse. Sidibe, a public-health expert, makes a smart case for public-private partnerships to promote clean hands — and local, sustainable entrepreneurship.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, children, global issues, health, public health, sanitation, TED@Unilever, 2014
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Perhaps you’ve punched out a paper doll or folded an origami swan? TED Fellow Manu Prakash and his team have created a microscope made of paper that's just as easy to fold and use. A sparkling demo that shows how this invention could revolutionize healthcare in developing countries … and turn almost anything into a fun, hands-on science experiment.
Topics: TedTalks, TED, Talks, global issues, health, physics, TEDGlobal 2012, 2012
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Endless efforts are on to document endless Traditional Knowledge about Tribal Medicines since generations. Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia is small contribution to this documentation work. These documents are strictly for academic purposes NOT for self medication. For text part of “Encyclopedia of Tribal Medicines by Pankaj Oudhia” please visit https://archive.org/details/EncyclopediaOfTribalMedicinesByPankajOudhia Part-1...
Topics: Ethnobotany, Tribal Medicines, Folk Remedies, Medicinal Plants of India, Raw Drugs, Biodiversity,...