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Opening day for Venice Biennale, an invisible landmark, and an economist’s look at Uber’s surge pricing


The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights. 121 years of celebrating art.

Meet TED’s Wikipedians-in-Residence


TED and Wikipedia have teamed up in the spirit of open, accessible knowledge. “I firmly believe that nonprofit organizations should magnify their impact by collaborating wherever their aims align,” says Andy, one of TED’s Wikipedians-in-Residence.

Motherhood without maternity leave, redefining “nude”, and a Pulitzer prize win.


The TED community has lots of news this week. Below, just a few highlights. Motherhood without maternity leave.

A basic income pilot, the history of the gene, and the future of transportation


As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A real-world test of basic income.

Four TED Fellows named 2016 National Geographic Emerging Explorers


Image: Kelsey Flora, National Geographic Society Why explore? Why leave the safety of the familiar for the dark and dangerous unknown?

Seeing opportunities for change: The talks of TED@BCG


At the latest TED@BCG event at the Palais de Tokyo, in Paris, a diverse range of speakers took on the theme “to boldly transform.” Photo: Richard Hadley/TED The future is built by those who see opportunities for change and act on them.

Meet the 110 speakers at TEDSummit 2016 (including some of the most popular of all time)


The number is 110: One hundred and ten past and new TED speakers are part of our newest conference, TEDSummit, happening in Banff, Canada, 26–30 June 2016.

Benjamin Barber’s idea of a Global Parliament of Mayors to become reality in September


In the face of global crises like climate change and refugee migration, it seems sometimes that nation-states are hopelessly gridlocked and unable to act.

Life on the Chinese-North Korean border, putting the joy back in voting, and an encouragement to give up


North Korean borderlands. Hotel rooms outfitted with binoculars to peer across the river at the forbidden land, spotty phone connections and a bridge partially destroyed by Korean War-era bombs, and smugglers of diamonds, watches and expensive face creams: This is the Chinese-North Korean border, a world of shifting identities and coded language.

Meet our first class of TED Residents


An idea worth spreading doesn’t just magically appear out of thin air. Instead, it needs a long incubation period, a sometimes frustrating — and often exciting — trial and error of creation, failure and innovation.

Introducing “TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking”


TED curator Chris Anderson’s guide to creating talks that are unforgettable.  A great TED Talk is proof that a carefully crafted short presentation can unlock empathy, stir excitement, spread knowledge and promote a shared dream.

A web plug-in to fight gun violence, the argument against free will, and a threat to civil liberties in Brazil


As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. Zero Minutes of Fame.

How drones could deliver better health


In Katete, a community in Malawi’s capital, Lilongwe, a group of residents watch a test flight of a new drone from Matternet that could, someday soon, deliver test results for newborn babies in their town.

Remembering Jok Church, 1949-2016


In March 2007, a handsome iron-haired man stepped onto the low stage at Monterey dressed in full leathers, and gave what might be the most beautiful 3-minute TED Talk of all time.

A solar-powered plane, our skewed perception of reality, and a robot that reads you to sleep.


Just a few of the intriguing headlines involving members of the TED community this week: Around the globe without a drop of fuel.

Meet our first class of TED Residents


An idea worth spreading doesn’t just magically appear out of thin air. Instead, it needs a long incubation period, a sometimes frustrating — and often exciting — trial and error of creation, failure and innovation.

Got a story you can’t share? Tell it, anonymously, to “Sincerely, X”


Think of a story from your life that you can’t tell anyone. Not because it reflects badly on you — in fact, you’re proud of the lessons you learned — but because of its effects on someone you love.

Motherhood without maternity leave, redefining “nude”, and a Pulitzer prize win.


The TED community has lots of news this week. Below, just a few highlights. Motherhood without maternity leave.

Meet the 110 speakers at TEDSummit 2016 (including some of the most popular of all time)


The number is 110: One hundred and ten past and new TED speakers are part of our newest conference, TEDSummit, happening in Banff, Canada, 26–30 June 2016.

A voyage to our closest star, the surprising paradox of an elephant’s brain, and rethinking college rankings.


As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A 4.37-lightyear starshot.


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