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The music of sign language, a computer of water drops: 21 TED Fellows share ideas that swim against the tide


Meklit Hadero finds inspiration for her music all around her — as she listens to the calls of birds, and to the way human voices rise and fall in pitch.

Remembering Oliver Sacks


Beloved figure: Oliver Sacks rehearsing onstage at TED in 2009, in a behind-the-scenes snapshot taken by a crew member. Photo: Angela Cheng Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks died on Sunday, August 30, at age 82.

Advice from a young TED speaker: Start a TED-Ed Club at your school


“We kids still dream about perfection. That’s a good thing, because in order to make anything a reality, you have to dream about it first,” said Adora Svitak on the TED stage in 2010, when she was 12.

The music of sign language, a computer of water drops: 21 TED Fellows share ideas that swim against the tide


Meklit Hadero finds inspiration for her music all around her — as she listens to the calls of birds, and to the way human voices rise and fall in pitch.

Translation by collaboration: How TEDxSapporo translators work together to find the perfect word


A snowboarder, a forklift operator, an exchange student and more: The TEDxSapporo translation team meets in a playground-themed space to work on translations as a group.

Black Lives Matter: A playlist of powerful StoryCorps interviews


LeAlan Jones and Lloyd Newman took tape recorders into the Ida B. Wells Homes in Chicago to record a week of their lives in 1993.

The beauty of Arabic script, the power of street art: We watch eL Seed create ‘calligraffiti’


This wall looks abstract. But it reads: “It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.” Artist eL Seed painted this John Locke quote for the Shubbak Festival in Shoreditch, London.

A community for those who like to be alone, grown out of a blockbuster TED Talk


Melissa Ng makes 3D-printed masks. She found inspiration on how to run a company, despite her quiet nature, from Susan Cain’s TED Talk and new website, Quiet Revolution.

In street art, a new identity: eL Seed uses ‘calligraffiti’ to transcend language


This wall looks abstract. But it reads: “It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.” Artist eL Seed painted this John Locke quote for the Shubbak Festival in Shoreditch, London, and posed in front of the mural after two days of painting. Photo: Karen Eng Artist eL Seed fuses the beauty of Arabic letters with the modern art of graffiti — an art form he calls calligraffiti.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen, a new “Goldilocks” planet, and the White House Demo Day


The TED community has been doing some big things over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights.

A community for those who like to be alone, grown out of a blockbuster TED Talk


Melissa Ng makes 3D-printed masks. She found inspiration on how to run a company, despite her quiet nature, from Susan Cain’s TED Talk and new website, Quiet Revolution.

TED Talks Live: Six nights of talks on Broadway — and students and educators attend for free


TED is coming to Broadway. And curious minds of all kinds are invited. “TED Talks Live” will bring six nights of talks to The Town Hall Theater in New York City’s Theater district this November.

Applications are open for TED2016 Fellows — and you should apply


TED Fellows aren’t easy to classify. In the latest class, there’s a bioengineer who programs bacteria to change the color of urine to signal the presence of cancer — and to make bold, brightly colored art.

The Great Thanksgiving Listen, a new “Goldilocks” planet, and the White House Demo Day


The TED community has been doing some big things over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights.

Translation by collaboration: How TEDxSapporo translators work together to find the perfect word


A snowboarder, a forklift operator, an exchange student and more: The TEDxSapporo translation team meets in a playground-themed space to work on translations as a group.

Lawrence Lessig explores a run for president, around one powerful idea


Lawrence Lessig may be running for President of the United States. But he isn’t looking to big donors to fund his exploratory campaign.

Applications are open for TED2016 Fellows — and you should apply


TED Fellows aren’t easy to classify. In the latest class, there’s a bioengineer who programs bacteria to change the color of urine to signal the presence of cancer — and to make bold, brightly colored art.

A $20,000 contest for smart ideas: 3 videos to inspire your submission

Jessica O. Matthews makes toys, like a soccer ball and jump rope, that generate electricity. Jane Chen invented a portable, low-cost incubator that keeps premature babies warm and saves lives.

TED Talks Live: Six nights of talks on Broadway — and students and educators attend for free


TED is coming to Broadway. And curious minds of all kinds are invited. “TED Talks Live” will bring six nights of talks to The Town Hall Theater in New York City’s Theater district this November.

9 TED Talks to inspire smart conversation


No one really wants to talk about the weather. Inspired by TED Talks, here are some questions to start a better conversation in any situation.    “So, what’s your favorite word?


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