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Boyd Varty on Nelson Mandela and tracking your life’s purpose


December 5, 2013, was one of the most memorable days at TEDWomen — and everywhere else in the world, too.

Have an anonymous TED Talk? We want to hear it.

Cross-posted from Chris Anderson on Medium Today you may have heard that TED announced a rather unusual experiment with Audible.

How Jane Chen built a better baby warmer — and a thriving business


In her 2013 TEDWomen Talk, entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Jane Chen noted that “there are 15 million pre-term and underweight babies born every year around the world, and one of the biggest problems they face is staying warm.” Premature babies can’t properly regulate their body temperatures and need an incubator in order for their organs to develop properly.

Forecasting crime in Rio de Janeiro, a new Marvel comic, and an Airbnb to rejuvenate a rural community


The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights. Crime forecasting in Rio.

A TEDWomen update: Hanna Rosin on the ‘End of Men’

Cross-posted from TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell’s blog on the Huffington Post. When Hanna Rosin, the first speaker at the very first TEDWomen conference in 2010, delivered her talk she had titled “The End of Men,” she had only just begun the research for what became her bestselling 2012 book by the same name.

Organizing principles: Notes from Session 5 of TEDSummit


Do we have the vision and the energy to confront seemingly impossible problems — like predatory corporations, political deadlock, the wasted potential of millions of refugees?

A TED talk from a war zone


A view over the Old Square of Homs, looking towards the Old Souk, taken from the remains of Marwa and Ghassan’s destroyed architecture studio.

Giant Olympic athletes take flight over Rio in JR’s latest work


Sudanese high jumper Mohamed Younes Idriss had to miss the Olympics this year because of an injury. But he towers over Rio de Janeiro, his back curving atop a high-rise building, in JR’s latest large-scale work.

World Lion Day: A visit to big-cat filmmakers Beverly & Dereck Joubert


Wildlife filmmakers Beverly and Dereck Joubert spoke at TEDWomen 2010 about their commitment to saving Africa’s big cats from extinction.

Why TED takes two weeks off every summer


TED.com is about to go dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until Monday, August 8, 2016, while most of the TED staff takes a two–week vacation.

An advanced prosthetic arm, an underground park, and the case for taking a vacation


The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights. A major upgrade for prosthetics.

4 TED Talks that make the case for open science in health care


Dr. Ben Goldacre asks why medical researchers seem to publish only positive results of pharmaceutical testing, instead of openly sharing both good and bad results.

Why TED takes two weeks off every summer


TED.com is about to go dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until Monday, August 8, 2016, while most of the TED staff takes a two–week vacation.

How Jane Chen built a better baby warmer — and a thriving business


In her 2013 TEDWomen Talk, entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Jane Chen noted that “there are 15 million pre-term and underweight babies born every year around the world, and one of the biggest problems they face is staying warm.” Premature babies can’t properly regulate their body temperatures and need an incubator in order for their organs to develop properly.

A gorgeous new digital book celebrates the TED Fellows


Tokyo-based Cameroonian artist and designer Serge Mouangue blends African and Japanese design for visually arresting and useful objects – such as kimonos using traditional African prints.

“We are going to make things happen”: Notes from a TED-Ed Innovative Educator


At TEDSummit, this gorgeous group of TED-Ed Innovative Educators got together to swap ideas, support each other and learn from fellow teachers all around the world.

“We are going to make things happen”: Notes from a TED-Ed Innovative Educator


Wendy Morales is one of 30 TED-Ed Innovative Educators who got together at our recent TEDSummit conference.

How we broke the Panama Papers story: Gerard Ryle at TEDSummit


Faced with an immense cache of documents from a secret Panama bank, Gerard Ryle and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists assembled a record-breaking team of global journalists to tell the world-shaking stories that might be contained therein. Photo by Bret Hartman/TED.

7 times TED Talks anticipated history

TED’s river of ideas is a constant flow — and sometimes vital topics make their way onto our site far before they head into the mainstream.

7 times TED Talks anticipated history

  TED’s river of ideas is a constant flow — and sometimes vital topics make their way onto our site far before they head into the mainstream.


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