Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks)

www.ted.com In a brilliantly tongue-in-cheek analysis, Sebastian Wernicke turns the tools of statistical analysis on TEDTalks, to come up with a metric for creating “the optimum TEDTalk” based on user ratings. How do you rate it?TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading

TEDTalks : The amazing intelligence of crows – Joshua Klein

Hacker and writer Joshua Klein is fascinated by crows. (Notice the gleam of intelligence in their little black eyes?) After a long amateur study of corvid behavior, he’s come up with an elegant machine that may form a new bond between animal and human. (2008) Note: This is a user submitted video under “User Submitted”

Hans Rosling: No more boring data: TEDTalks

www.ted.com With the drama and urgency of a sportscaster, statistics guru Hans Rosling uses an amazing new presentation tool, Gapminder, to debunk several myths about world development. Rosling is professor of international health at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, and founder of Gapminder, a nonprofit that brings vital global data to life. (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey,