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Who should go to Mars? Fancy growing a chair? Top creative thinkers share their thoughts on what the future might look like, in films shot at TED2015 by Jesse Dylan.

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Dame Stephanie Shirley founded a women-only computing company in 1962, determined to do her work on her terms, and to hell with the glass ceiling. In this video, introduced by US CTO Megan Smith, admire the feisty spirit who upended tech world sexism by refusing to accept it.

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In this exclusive TED video, sex ed teacher Al Vernacchio and Make Love Not Porn founder Cindy Gallop discuss why having “the” talk with our kids is not enough.

How to make chicken foot broth

Courtney Grimes-Sutton and Asa Thomas-Train of Mace Chasm Farm explain how to make chicken feet broth — and discuss the joys and pains of farming. A film from ideas.ted.com.

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Autonomous flying machines meet the entertainment industry. Whimsy and delight ensue.

Roboticist Raffaello D’Andrea describes his work on three new autonomous flying machines, including one that “knows” what to do when it loses a propeller. (Hint: it doesn’t crash.)