LA TEDsters, take note: Guns, Germs and Steel author Jared Diamond (TED2003) will headline an intriguing evening at the Natural History Museum this Friday. He’s moderating a provocative roundtable, exploring energy choices, climate change and ecological survival — issues raised in his book Collapse, and the exhibit it inspired. The unusual event incorporates video DJs, drumming, reggae and dancing in the Mammals Hall. (Seriously.) We expect a full report.
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The world’s population is getting older. Across the globe, people are living longer thanks to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and technology. This population shift brings with it incredible possibilities, but also a new set of challenges. How do we care for our elderly? In today’s talk, Jared Diamond examines the vast differences in how societies […]
8 talks on beauty of the handmade (complete with Dong Woo Jang’s diagrams for how to make the perfect bow and arrow)
In South Korea’s “pressure-cooker” educational environment, 15-year-old Dong Woo Jang began to feel his caveman instincts kicking in: He needed to survive. And like his ancestors, he decided to arm up –- with a bow and arrow. As he shares in today’s talk, proudly holding up one of his handmade bows, he says, “Through bow […]