Meet the Spring 2017 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Spring 2017 class of TED Residents

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On March 6, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program. As an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas, Residents spend four months in the TED office with other exceptional people from all over the map. Each has a project that promises to make a significant contribution to the world, across several different fields. []

A new map of the Peruvian Amazon, the race to explore the deep ocean, and a rock album reimagined

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A new map of the Peruvian Amazon, the race to explore the deep ocean, and a rock album reimagined

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As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A map to guide conservation. After almost eight years of airborne laser-guided imaging spectroscopy, Greg Asner has finally mapped all 300,000 square miles of the Peruvian Amazon. Highlighting forest types that are reasonably safe and those which are in []

Who’s speaking at TED2017? Announcing our speaker lineup

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Who’s speaking at TED2017? Announcing our speaker lineup

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Meet the co-creator of Siri, the founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, a Nobel-winning researcher who helped discover how we age, the head of the World Bank, and one of the greatest athletes of all time. We’re thrilled to announce the speaker lineup for TED2017, with a mix of illustrious names and the up-and-coming []

Can we heal the fractured political conversation? A talk with Gretchen Carlson and David Brooks

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Can we heal the fractured political conversation? A talk with Gretchen Carlson and David Brooks

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In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson at TED HQ in New York on Wednesday, New York Times columnist David Brooks and journalist Gretchen Carlson discussed how and why America has become so polarized — and where we can find common ground. Set between lively renditions of “America the Beautiful” and “Go Down Moses” performed []

Where in the world has Humanae been?

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Where in the world has Humanae been?

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Photographer Angélica Dass captures some of humanity’s truest colors through her portrait project Humanae, a catalogue of human skin color displayed as a simple, captivating collage of Pantone portraits that reflects the deepest shades of brown and black, to the lighter tones of white, pink and everything in between. For Dass, Humanae is more than []