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Michelle Quint

San Francisco, CA, United States
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Michelle Quint is an editor with TED Books. Before joining TED in 2012, she worked as an editor at McSweeney's in San Francisco. She is also a writer and reviews books for various publications.

Stories by Michelle Quint:

A ghost heart?

Biology

A ghost heart?

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Here’s a treat for Valentine’s Day (in addition to this playlist of TED Talks about love): Below, take a close-up look at a decellularized “ghost heart.” This heart can serve as a scaffold upon which to grow a working heart from human stem cells. Researchers at the Texas Heart Institute created it by stripping all []

Let’s unite as Team Humanity to revive degraded land: A conversation with TED Books author Allan Savory and rancher Gail Steiger

Environment

Let’s unite as Team Humanity to revive degraded land: A conversation with TED Books author Allan Savory and rancher Gail Steiger

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All over the world, land is turning into desert at an alarming rate. Biologist Allan Savory has dedicated a lifetime to figuring out what’s causing this “desertification.” Finally, after decades of work in the field, Savory discovered a radical solution—one that went against everything scientists had always thought. He used huge herds of livestock, managed []

A story of people, not of radiation: A conversation about those still living near Chernobyl and Fukushima

Q&A

A story of people, not of radiation: A conversation about those still living near Chernobyl and Fukushima

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If your home had been devastated by a disaster, would you stay? Why do people choose to remain in potentially life-threatening places? These are just a few of the complex questions that photojournalist Michael Forster Rothbart and filmmaker Holly Morris explore in their respective work, documenting the lives of people living in Chernobyl and Fukushima. []

A look at the new TED Book, “Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines”

Global Issues

A look at the new TED Book, “Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines”

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Long after a war is over, land mines continue to maim and kill. In Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines, artist and photojournalist Brett Van Ort shares a collection of photographs documenting the tragic and unforeseen consequences of leftover land mines from the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Through unsettling photographs of deceptively innocent landscapes, descriptions []

New TED Book: The City 2.0

Culture

New TED Book: The City 2.0

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The world’s cities are on pace to balloon from 3.6 billion inhabitants today to more than 6 billion by midcentury. As a result, we face both a dire emergency and a tremendous opportunity. At their best, our modern cities are hubs of human connection, fountains of creativity and exemplars of green living. Yet at the []