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Straw into gold: A TED Fellow cultivates mushrooms to fight climate change


Social entrepreneur Trang Tran is teaching Vietnamese farmers how to use rice straw as a material in which to grow profitable mushrooms, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve livelihoods.

I’m walking: JR’s stunning image hits the cover of the New York Times Magazine


The image itself looks laid back enough — a 20-year-old man in a hoodie and jeans, walking through New York City.

An interview with my mom


This week, I interviewed my mom, editor Jane Isay. I hope that our conversation will inspire you to record an interview with or about your mom using the StoryCorps app.

Human rights for chimpanzees, how drawing can clarify reality and what every musician needs to know


Steven Wise shares the legal argument why animals like chimps should receive rights at TED2015. A judge granted him a major victory this week.

An interview with my mom


This week, I interviewed my mom, editor Jane Isay. I hope that our conversation will inspire you to record an interview with or about your mom using the StoryCorps app.

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup


The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them.

12 talks to watch this Earth Day


Planet Earth doesn’t exactly have a birthday. But every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — the anniversary of the moment the environmental movement went mass.

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes


Charlie Rose introduces the segment “TED Talks” on 60 Minutes on April 19. The segment contained clips of some 50 TED Talks.

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks


Charlie Rose of 60 Minutes interviews TED curator Chris Anderson in TED’s New York office. On tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes, a segment called “When TED talks, people listen” tells the story of three TED speakers whose talks rippled out into the world, transforming their own lives as well as the lives of many people who watched.

A professor shaves her head to explain the brain, a documentary highlights Afghan soldiers, + more news from the TED community


This week as usual, the TED community has lots of news to share. From an unusual neuroscience explainer to a heart-pounding documentary to a book cover reveal, some newsy highlights below.

Tradition or travesty? A TED Fellow’s documentary investigates the complexities of whale hunting in the Faroe Islands


For the 50,000 people of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, hunting long-finned pilot whales — a dark gray species found in their waters — is a tradition that stretches back centuries.

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections


As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces.

60 Minutes previews “TED’s excellent adventure”

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will take a look at what they call “TED’s excellent adventure.” In a segment to air on April 19 at 7pm ET/PT, the powerhouse television newsmagazine will talk to TED speakers to find out exactly what happens when their big ideas are shared with the world for free.

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections


As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces.

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup


The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them.

Remembering Homaro Cantu


At TED2011, chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche of the Chicago restaurant Moto showed us the unique alchemy that kept diners in their restaurant chuckling as they ate: champagne grapes, maki rolls printed on paper, a Cuban cigar that tastes like a Cuban sandwich, nachos that are actually dessert.

Sweet tea, friendly folks, + Kermit the Frog: TEDx takes shape in the South


Kermit the Frog shared inspirational words on creativity at the first TEDxJackson. Why? Because creator Jim Henson was from this part of Mississippi.

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup


The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them.

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections


As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces.

Remembering Homaro Cantu


At TED2011, chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche of the Chicago restaurant Moto showed us the unique alchemy that kept diners in their restaurant chuckling as they ate: champagne grapes, maki rolls printed on paper, a Cuban cigar that tastes like a Cuban sandwich, nachos that are actually dessert.


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