Overcoming Tourrette’s Syndrome: Marc Elliot @ TEDxYouth@Hewitt

Marc Elliott has struggled with Tourrette’s Syndrome his whole life — but that doesn’t stop him from speaking publicly on the importance of tolerance. His engaging and funny talk calls on all of us to be more compassionate, understanding people.

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Each week, we’ll choose four of our favorites, highlighting just a few of the enlightening talks from TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Browse all TEDxTalks here »

This Week’s TEDxTalks Playlist

Hundreds of talks from independently organized TEDx events around the world are published on the TEDxTalks website weekly.

Each Tuesday, we’ll choose four of our favorites, highlighting just a few of the enlightening talks from TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Browse all TEDxTalks here »

From a pill for longevity to a personal reserve of stem cells, David Duncan explores the pros and cons of the potential treatments that could let us live to 164.

Net neutrality lawyer Marvin Ammori argues why we must protect the internet as one unified, neutral and free network.

Technology is changing faster than ever, and our governments are falling woefully behind. The founder of Code for America, Jennifer Pahlka, argues that we can create technical solutions to make our governments more efficient and responsive.

Bilal Bomani wants to create a biofuel that is “extreme green”— sustainable, alternative and renewable. At NASA’s GreenLab Research Facility, he uses algae and halophytes to create a self sustaining, renewable energy ecosystem that doesn’t consume arable land or fresh water.

This Week’s TEDxTalks Playlist

Hundreds of talks from independently organized TEDx events around the world are published on the TEDxTalks website weekly.

Each Tuesday, we’ll choose four of our favorites, highlighting just a few of the enlightening talks from TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Browse all TEDxTalks here »

The brain is about the same size as the liver, but fantastically more complex. Moritz Helmstaedter shows us stunning visualizations of the microscopic networks that make us who we are.

We shouldn’t avoid talking about race, says radio DJ Jay Smooth. With examples from his own life, he explains why open dialogue about race is important — and how we can do it calmly and constructively.

What does a Monet painting have to do with an octopus? Roger Hanlon takes inspiration from art and nature to explore the technological frontier of camouflage.

Can your mustache fight cancer? Adam Garone — the founder and CEO of Movember — discusses how No-Shave November grew from an off-beat idea to an important part of the fight against prostate cancer.

This Week’s TEDxTalks Playlist

Hundreds of talks from independently organized TEDx events around the world are published on the TEDxTalks website weekly.

Each Tuesday, we’ll choose four of our favorites, highlighting just a few of the enlightening talks from TEDx community, and its diverse constellation of ideas worth spreading. Browse all TEDxTalks here »

Andrew Hessel explores the potential of engineering synthetic organisms — from growing supercomputers in a petri dish to building a better human.

Will we know artificial intelligence when we see it? Peter Cochrane shows that our current measures fall short and presents his formula for identifying intelligence.

Physicist Neil Johnson studies the science of world-changing events. He uses big data to give meaning to the seeming randomness in complex economic, social and political systems.

If hospitals want people to get better, why do they serve unhealthy food? Chef Joshna Maharaj wants hospitals to serve tasty, sustainable and fresh food.