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 TEDTalks (video) : TED: Lisa Kristine: Photos that bear witness to modern slavery - Lisa Kristine (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:19:21

For the past two years, photographer Lisa Kristine has traveled the world, documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images -- miners in the Congo, brick layers in Nepal -- illuminating the plight of the 27 million souls enslaved worldwide. (Filmed at TEDxMaui)

 Stanford Entrepreneurship V... : Finding Your Way as an Entrepreneur [Entire Talk] - Drew Houston (Dropbox) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:58:12

Co-Founder Drew Houston shares personal moments from starting the cloud-based file storage service Dropbox. Houston touches on the importance of persevering through early challenges at a startup, selecting the right co-founder, and focusing on solving problems to maximize customer happiness.

 A Private Affair : A Naughty Vacation To The Bahamas, Pleasure Wand, and Switching Wives | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 09:29

A Naughty Vacation To The Bahamas, Pleasure Wand, and Switching Wives

 Freakonomics Radio : Freakonomics Goes to College, Part 1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:01

What's a college degree really worth these days?

 Freakonomics Radio : Olympian Economics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 6:42

Do host cities really get the benefits their boosters promise, or are they just engaging in some fiscal gymnastics?

 TEDTalks (video) : TED: John Graham-Cumming: The greatest machine that never was - John Graham-Cumming (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:14

Computer science began in the '30s ... the 1830s. John Graham-Cumming tells the story of Charles Babbage's mechanical, steam-powered "analytical engine" and how Ada Lovelace, mathematician and daughter of Lord Byron, saw beyond its simple computational abilities to imagine the future of computers. (Filmed at TEDxImperialCollege.)

 NPR: TED Radio Hour Podcast : Building A Better Classroom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 0:00

We know getting a good education is important, but does the current model nurture real learning? Three TED speakers share powerful ideas about how to change the education for the better. Teachers are flipping classrooms, rethinking lesson plans, and re-imagining the role of teacher and student, learner and educator. Sir Ken Robinson says the standardization of schools squashes creativity — and ultimately hurts our communities. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains how video lectures can help kids master subjects, not just muddle through them. And public school teacher John Hunter says his 4th graders have solved global warming — on several occasions.

 TEDTalks (video) : TED: Neil Harbisson: I listen to color - Neil Harbisson (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:09:35

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.

 TEDTalks (video) : TED: Jared Ficklin: New ways to see music (with color! and fire!) - Jared Ficklin (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:10:00

Designer Jared Ficklin creates wild visualizations that let us see music, using color and even fire (a first for the TED stage) to analyze how sound makes us feel. He takes a brief digression to analyze the sound of a skatepark -- and how audio can clue us in to developing creativity.

 Freakonomics Radio : Legacy of a Jerk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:10

What happens to your reputation when you're no longer around to defend it?

 TEDTalks (video) : TED: Jamie Drummond: Let's crowdsource the world's goals - Jamie Drummond (2012) | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 00:12:10

In 2000, the UN laid out 8 goals to make the world better by reducing poverty and disease -- with a deadline of 2015. As that deadline approaches, Jamie Drummond of ONE.org runs down the surprising successes of the 8 Millennium Development Goals, and suggests a crowdsourced reboot for the next 15 years.