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Meet 6 new speakers just added to the TED2015 speaker lineup

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Meet 6 new speakers just added to the TED2015 speaker lineup

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TED2015 promises to be our most provocative, thought-flipping conference yet. And we’ve added a few new speakers and performers to the lineup to join us March 16-20 in Vancouver. Below, a little introduction. Chris Urmson develops self-driving cars that thrive in both urban and off-roading environments. As the Director of Self-Driving Cars at Google[x], his []

The TED2015 speaker lineup revealed

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The TED2015 speaker lineup revealed

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The phrase “truth or dare” is a false binary — facing the truth often requires daring action, and vice versa. That’s why, at TED2015: Truth and Dare, the two go hand-in-hand. TED2015 happens March 16-20 in Vancouver and Whistler, and we dare to think this will be the most provocative, invigorating, mind-shifting TED yet. The []

Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Meet the 2015 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows for TED2015. These 21 game-changing thinkers represent 15 countries—including, for the first time in our program, Vietnam, Romania and Tunisia. They work across disciplines, at the forefront of their fields. They include a South African physicist using lasers to target HIV and cancer; a German/Moroccan []

The first TEDx in Cuba: An event in Habana, two years in the making

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The first TEDx in Cuba: An event in Habana, two years in the making

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By Jenny Groza Habana, Cuba, which was called “the rich man’s playground” before World War II, now evokes an air of mystery—a giant question mark. Are there still midcentury cars roaming the streets? Blighted neighborhoods with broken windows and collapsing roofs? Citizens eking out a living after years of oppression? These, says Andres Levin, the []

7 more ways to watch TED on your TV

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7 more ways to watch TED on your TV

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The biggest billboard in Times Square right now belongs to Google, announcing the new Nexus Player. A hockey puck-size device, it runs Android TV, which plays movies, TV and music — as well as to games, apps and, ahem, TED Talks — on your television screen. Bonus: Because you can find TED Talks on Android []

The other butterfly effect: A youth reporter finds out how monarchs fight their own parasites

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The other butterfly effect: A youth reporter finds out how monarchs fight their own parasites

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Jaap de Roode is a biologist who studies parasites and their hosts — particularly Monarch butterflies. At TEDYouth 2014, he spoke about Monarch butterflies, their self-medicating ingenuity — and what that ingenuity can help humans discover. Lubna Batool, an 11th-grade New Yorker, was fascinated. On site at TEDYouth, with a dozen monarch butterflies flapping about []