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Lian Pin Koh: A drone's-eye view of conservation

Duration: 13:30

Ecologist Lian Pin Koh makes a persuasive case for using drones to protect the world's forests and wildlife. These lightweight autonomous flying vehicles can track animals in their natural habitat, monitor the health of rainforests, even combat crime by detecting poachers via thermal imaging. Added bonus? They're also entirely affordable.

     
Lian Pin Koh: A drone's-eye view of conservation

Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism

Duration: 09:01

For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali draws on stories from his native Mogadishu to make a powerful case for innovation incubators for our cities' young and ambitious.

     
Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism

Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world's trust -- time to act

Duration: 19:18

Recent events have highlighted, underlined and bolded the fact that the United States is performing blanket surveillance on any foreigner whose data passes through an American entity -- whether they are suspected of wrongdoing or not. This means that, essentially, every international user of the internet is being watched, says Mikko Hypponen. An important rant, wrapped with a plea: to find alternative solutions to using American companies for the world's information needs.

     
Mikko Hypponen: How the NSA betrayed the world's trust -- time to act

Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels

Duration: 17:56

Up to 100,000 people died in drug-related violence in Mexico in the last 6 years. We might think this has nothing to do with us, but in fact we are all complicit, says Yale professor Rodrigo Canales in this unflinching talk that turns conventional wisdom about drug cartels on its head. The carnage is not about faceless, ignorant goons mindlessly killing each other but is rather the result of some seriously sophisticated brand management.

     
Rodrigo Canales: The deadly genius of drug cartels

Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom

Duration: 13:30

The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa's about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators -- from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) -- that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you may think.

     
Charles Robertson: Africa's next boom

Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

Duration: 17:54

It's an unexpected side effect of globalization: problems that once would have stayed local—say, a bank lending out too much money—now have consequences worldwide. But still, countries operate independently, as if alone on the planet. Policy advisor Simon Anholt has dreamed up an unusual scale to get governments thinking outwardly: The Good Country Index. In a riveting and funny talk, he answers the question, "Which country does the most good?" The answer may surprise you (especially if you live in the US or China).

     
Simon Anholt: Which country does the most good for the world?

Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice

Duration: 14:35

Daniel Reisel studies the brains of criminal psychopaths (and mice). And he asks a big question: Instead of warehousing these criminals, shouldn’t we be using what we know about the brain to help them rehabilitate? Put another way: If the brain can grow new neural pathways after an injury … could we help the brain re-grow morality?

     
Daniel Reisel: The neuroscience of restorative justice

Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Duration: 09:21

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.

     
Manu Prakash: A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami

Annette Heuser: The 3 agencies with the power to make or break economies

Duration: 09:49

The way we rate national economies is all wrong, says rating agency reformer Annette Heuser. With mysterious and obscure methods, three private US-based credit rating agencies wield immense power over national economies across the globe, and the outcomes can be catastrophic. But what if there was another way? In this bold talk, Heuser shares her vision for a nonprofit agency that would bring more equality and justice into the mix.

     
Annette Heuser: The 3 agencies with the power to make or break economies

Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let’s print it.

Duration: 14:24

During the financial crisis, the central banks of the United States, United Kingdom and Japan created $3.7 trillion in order to buy assets and encourage investors to do the same. Michael Metcalfe offers a shocking idea: could these same central banks print money to ensure they stay on track with their goals for global aid? Without risking inflation?

     
Michael Metcalfe: We need money for aid. So let’s print it.

Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave

Duration: 15:59

Leslie Morgan Steiner was in “crazy love” — that is, madly in love with a man who routinely abused her and threatened her life. Steiner tells the dark story of her relationship, correcting misconceptions many people hold about victims of domestic violence, and explaining how we can all help break the silence. (Filmed at TEDxRainier.)

     
Leslie Morgan Steiner: Why domestic violence victims don't leave

Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)

Duration: 14:40

Plenty of good things are done in the name of religion, and plenty of bad things too. But what is religion, exactly — is it good or bad, in and of itself? Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers a generous, surprising view.

     
Kwame Anthony Appiah: Is religion good or bad? (This is a trick question)
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