Can you solve the famously difficult green-eyed logic puzzle? – Alex Gendler

Imagine an island where 100 people, all perfect logicians, are imprisoned by a mad dictator. There’s no escape, except for one strange rule. Any prisoner can approach the guards at night and ask to leave. If they have green eyes, they’ll be released. If not, they’ll be tossed into the volcano. As it happens, all […]

The snake charmer’s birthday gift: Cerise Jacobs at TEDxBeaconStreet

Translator: Tanya Cushman Reviewer: Peter van de Ven (Video: “Madame White Snake”) (Applause) That was the birth of Madame White Snake. I woke up one day and decided I would write a new American opera based on the most beloved myth in China, the 1,000-year-old Legend of the White Snake. It is so important to […]

The emergence of universal consciousness: Brendan Hughes at TEDxPretoria

Translator: Rhonda Jacobs Reviewer: Maria K. Good afternoon everybody. I’m going to speak on the emergence of universal consciousness. Now, admittedly, that’s a controversial topic. And it’s a controversial topic because so far universal consciousness has not been scientifically proven to be true. But this conception that things need to be scientifically proven in order […]

Seeing the world as it isn’t | Daniel Simons | TEDxUIUC

Translator: Miguel Cisneros-Franco Reviewer: Diba Szamosi I’d like you to take a look around you take in all the sights, the sounds, if you’re unlucky, the smells. You feel like you’re seeing the world in all its completeness and detail, you feel you’re experiencing the world as it is but that experience, as it turns […]

Living through crazy love | Leslie Morgan Steiner | TEDxRainier

Translator: Joseph Geni Reviewer: Ivana Korom I’m here today to talk about a disturbing question, which has an equally disturbing answer. My topic is the secrets of domestic violence, and the question I’m going to tackle is the one question everyone always asks: Why does she stay? Why would anyone stay with a man who […]

Where are those extra dimensions in the string theory? Rob Knoops at TEDxAUBG

Translator: Maria K. Reviewer: Queenie Lee What is the smallest thing you can imagine? A peanut, an atom, this logo? (Laughter) From the chair you are sitting on to the walls, or even my hands. What are they made of? Of course, in our chemistry classes, they taught us, yet, this is made of atoms […]

Get Serious, Get Smart, Get Going! Kathleen Murphy at TEDxBeaconStreet

Translator: Eriko T Reviewer: Allam Zedan Unfortunately, I am going to be discussing something you’re not supposed to talk about in a polite conversation: money. Now as the song goes, “you work hard for your money”. My talk is about trying to get your money to work hard for you. And I know that for […]

The key to transforming yourself — Robert Greene at TEDxBrixton

Translator: Marta Palacio Reviewer: Denise RQ After the publication of my first book “The 48 laws of power,” I began to receive requests for advice from people in every conceivable profession and at every level of experience. Over the years, I have now personally consulted with over 100 different people. In so many of the […]

Top 10 Tips to Keep Your Brain Young | Elizabeth Amini | TEDxSoCal

Translator: Mohand Habchi Reviewer: Tijana Mihajlović I’m super excited to be here. I’m a big fan of TED and TEDx. I think these events are wonderful. So, I’m the CEO and one of the co-founders of Anti-AgingGames.com, and today I’m going to give you the top ten tips to keep your brain young. There’re tips […]

Paper towns and why learning is awesome | John Green

This is a map of New York State that was made in 1937 by the General Drafting Company. It’s an extremely famous map among cartography nerds, because down here at the bottom of the Catskill Mountains, there is a little town called Roscoe — actually, this will go easier if I just put it up […]