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What does it mean to be a refugee? – Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-refugee-benedetta-berti-and-evelien-borgman About 60 million people around the globe have been forced to leave their homes to escape war,...
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The pleasure of poetic pattern – David Silverstein

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-pleasure-of-poetic-pattern-david-silverstein Humans are creatures of rhythm and repetition. From our breath to our gait: rhythm is central to...
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How computer memory works – Kanawat Senanan

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-computer-memory-works-kanawat-senanan In many ways, our memories make us who we are, helping us remember our past, learn and...
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Who IS Sherlock Holmes – Neil McCaw

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/who-is-sherlock-holmes-neil-mccaw More than a century after first emerging into the fogbound, gaslit streets of Victorian London, Sherlock Holmes...
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The threat of invasive species – Jennifer Klos

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-threat-of-invasive-species-jennifer-klos Massive vines that blanket the southern United States, climbing high as they uproot trees and swallow buildings....
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Should you trust unanimous decisions? – Derek Abbott

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/should-you-trust-unanimous-decisions-derek-abbott Imagine a police lineup where ten witnesses are asked to identify a bank robber they glimpsed fleeing...
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Why is Mount Everest so tall? – Michele Koppes

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-mount-everest-so-tall-michele-koppes At 8,850 meters above sea level, Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has the highest altitude on...
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The physics of the "hardest move" in ballet – Arleen Sugano

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-physics-of-the-hardest-move-in-ballet-arleen-sugano In the third act of "Swan Lake", the Black Swan pulls off a seemingly endless series of...
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How miscommunication happens (and how to avoid it) – Katherine Hampsten

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-avoid-miscommunication-katherine-hampsten Have you ever talked with a friend about a problem, only to realize that he just doesn’t...
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The science of skin color – Angela Koine Flynn

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-skin-color-angela-koine-flynn When ultraviolet sunlight hits our skin, it affects each of us differently. Depending on skin color, it’ll...