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TED wins 11 Webby Awards

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TED wins 11 Webby Awards

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Today, as the winners of the 2015 Webby Awards were announced, our jaws hit the floor. Between TED and TED-Ed, we won a total of 11 awards — which means we’re tied with Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign for the most Webby Awards of the year. TED.com won seven awards, for Websites: Events (both the judges’ award and the fan-voted []

TED nominated for 7 Webby Awards

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TED nominated for 7 Webby Awards

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“Who wins the Internet?” That’s the question that the Webby Awards posed on social media as they released the slate of 2015 nominees yesterday.  So we are excited to see that TED and TED-Ed between us are up for seven awards. Update: We won a few! and couldn’t be more thrilled and grateful. We’re nominated in Websites: Events, as well as []

Powerful films from 5 young people: What health inequality looks like in the US

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Powerful films from 5 young people: What health inequality looks like in the US

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For some of us, it’s easy to choose to be healthy — to eat well, to exercise, to live in a part of town with trees and parks. But for many more of us, it isn’t easy, and we don’t have that choice. We live in unsafe neighborhoods. Nutritious food is hard to buy. We don’t have strong families to help us through life’s challenges. A guest essay on building a culture of health.

Watch TED Talks on your Apple TV

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Watch TED Talks on your Apple TV

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A cure for those what-do-I-watch-now moments: starting today, TED is on Apple TV. In our beautifully designed new Apple TV channel, you can watch TED’s full library of talks (1900+ of them and counting) and our expanding collection of playlists (more than 200 of them, from “Architectural inspiration” to “Talks to watch when every conceivable []

Watch a live session of TED for free on Tuesday

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Watch a live session of TED for free on Tuesday

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On Tuesday, March 17, you’re invited to watch a full, unedited session of TED2015 for free — and join the world to hear the TED Prize wish given live online. Follow this link at 5pm PST on Tuesday, March 17, to watch a 90-minute TED2015 session live. The Session 5 program is full of powerful personal []

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 []

9 more ways to watch TED on your TV

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9 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 games, apps and, ahem, TED Talks — on your television screen. Hence why, on this massive billboard, you can see our []

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 []