TED: talks by great researchers for everyone

TED provides 15 minute presentations by both eminent researchers and young rising stars on very diverse subjects. Both very interesting from a content point of view, but also to learn how to present your topic in only 15 minutes in an accessible, thought-provoking and entertaining way. I loved the talks by Ramachandran and by Petsko on the center of your mind and the coming neurological epidemic (Alzheimer’s disease) respectively. On a whole different topic: check out Merrill’s talk on ‘Siftables’.