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The science of cells that never get old | Elizabeth Blackburn

What makes our bodies age … our skin wrinkle, our hair turn white, our immune systems weaken? Biologist Elizabeth Blackburn shares a Nobel Prize for her work finding out the answer, with…

An interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine | Leah Chase and Pat Mitchell

Leah Chase’s New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people…

How can groups make good decisions? | Mariano Sigman and Dan Ariely

We all know that when we make decisions in groups, they don’t always go right — and sometimes they go very wrong. How can groups make good decisions? With his colleague Dan Ariely, neuroscientist…

Activism needs introverts | Sarah Corbett

For the introverts among us, traditional forms activism like marches, protests and door-to-door canvassing can be intimidating and stressful. Take it from Sarah Corbett, a former professional…

How Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google manipulate our emotions | Scott Galloway

The combined market capitalization of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google is now equivalent to the GDP of India. How did these four companies come to infiltrate our lives so completely? In a…

The hidden opportunities of the informal economy | Niti Bhan

Niti Bhan studies business strategy for Africa’s informal markets: the small shops and stands, skilled craftspeople and laborers who are the invisible engine that keeps the continent’s economy…

The powerful stories that shaped Africa | Gus Casely-Hayford

In the vast sweep of history, even an empire can be forgotten. In this wide-ranging talk, Gus Casely-Hayford shares origin stories of Africa that are too often unwritten, lost, unshared. Travel…

How to transform apocalypse fatigue into action on global warming | Per Espen Stoknes

The biggest obstacle to dealing with climate disruptions lies between your ears, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stokes. He’s spent years studying the defenses we use to avoid thinking…

Why do I make art? To build time capsules for my heritage | Kayla Briët

Kayla Briët creates art that explores identity and self-discovery — and the fear that her culture may someday be forgotten. She shares how she found her creative voice and reclaimed the stories…

I don’t want children — stop telling me I’ll change my mind | Christen Reighter

One in five women in the United States will not have a biological child, and Christen Reighter is one of them. From a young age, she knew she didn’t kids, …