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Last week for YOU to apply to be a TED2015 Fellow

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Last week for YOU to apply to be a TED2015 Fellow

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Dear [Your Name Here], At the TED Fellows program, we look for extraordinary young innovators, inventors and leaders—like you—from many categories of human endeavor: scientists of all sorts, engineers, artists, filmmakers, photojournalists, entrepreneurs, NGO founders, technologists, inventors, human rights activists and more. Our goal is simple: to help you accelerate your career. Concerned about whether []

New TED.com and TED's June Cohen featured in today's New York Times

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Today’s New York Times carries an article by E-Commerce reporter Bob Tedeschi about the new TED.com: Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times June Cohen, director of TED Media, said putting conference presentations on the Internet helped increase exposure. By BOB TEDESCHIPublished: April 16, 2007THOSE who don’t have $6,000 or enough prominent connections to get []

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The new TED.com launches today, Monday, April 16

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This morning, we are proud to announce the debut of our brand-new TED website. The site has been completely redesigned to focus on our award-winning TEDTalks, video and audio recordings of great presentations from TED Conferences by speakers including Malcolm Gladwell, Jane Goodall, Julia Sweeney, Richard Dawkins, Dan Dennett, Bono, Bill Clinton, Jeff Bezos, Stefan []

TEDsters' Films Nominated for 4 Academy Awards

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Today’s early morning announcement of the nominations for the 79th Academy Awards bore fruit for TEDsters, including Producer Lawrence Bender and "Talent" Al Gore, whose film, An Inconvenient Truth was nominated for two Academy Awards, Best Documentary Feature and Best Original Song (by Melissa Etheridge.) Jeff Skoll, whose Participant Productions financed the global warming movie, []

TEDTalks Selected by Apple as one of Best of 2006 Podcasts

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A little unabashed self-congratulation: TEDTalks have been selected by Apple Computer’s iTunes Podcasting team as one of the Best Podcasts of 2006. Thanks to Apple for the honor and for all of their support throughout the past year. Click here to go to iTunes’ "Best of 2006" page now.

TEDster Zem Joaquin has launched

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TEDster Zem Joaquin has launched a new green column in House and Garden magazine, beginning with the September issue, on newstands now. Joaquin, an entrepreneur and activist in the environmental movement, also writes her own green products and design blog called ecofabulous, whose motto is sustainable. sexy. stuff. She is a friend and protegé of []

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Hot Study Hall: The History Boys on Broadway

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Alan Bennett’s fabulous new play The History Boys opened on Broadway last week at the Broadhurst to uniformly wonderful reviews after sold-out runs in London and Sydney. Set in Thatcher-era England, History Boys takes place in a state school where sixth form boys are preparing to take exams that will admit them to their fantasy []

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Make: Magazine's First Ever Maker Faire Explodes

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Where can you find a man riding a giant giraffe robot, a fire-spewing electric cart equipped with sheep’s wool seats, a plug-in Prius that gets 100 mpg, teams playing Segway Polo, model rocket launches, fashion shows with inflatable dresses, and parents and children enjoying every minute of it? Why, at Make: magazine‘s first ever Maker []

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Photos from An Inconvenient Truth Screening

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TEDsters spotted at the An Inconvenient Truth Screening: (from left to right Truth Producer Lawrence Bender, V.C. Vinod Kholsa, now investing in alternative energy, and the lovely Gwen Campbell; TED Curator Chris Anderson; TEDPrize 2006 winner Cameron Sinclair; former American India Foundation exec Lakshmi Pratury, who is starting a new conference about the best of []

Portraits from San Francisco TEDSalon

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100 years and two days after the Great Quake of 1906, and 12 hours of sunshine following a month and a half of rain, about 100 TEDsters from the Bay Area came together last night to "cocktail and tasty bits" with 2006 TEDPrize Winner Cameron Sinclair, Executive Director of Architecture for Humanity. Joining him were []

TEDPrize Winner Jehane Noujaim's Breakout Star

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Josh Rushing, the American star of 2006 TEDPrize winner Jehane Noujaim‘s documentary Control Room has gone and done something very unexpected: he quit the U.S. Military after 14 years to join the English language Al-Jazeera International news station as on-air talent. As you may recall from the film, former marine Rushing, one of the U.S. []

New Excessive Alcohol Consumption Genes Identified

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A newly published research study funded the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) has identified new genes that may play a role in the overconsumption of alcohol. The report appears in today’s Procedings of the National Academy of Sciences. According to to the NIAAA, grant recipient Dr. Susan E. Bergeson, Ph.D., of the []

Hubble Telescope reveals size of "Xena," Warrior Planet

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NASA announced that the Hubble Space Telescope has successfully measured the “10th Planet” and found it to be 1,490 miles, only slightly larger than its neighbor Pluto at 1,422 miles wide. Planetary Scientist at CalTech Mike Brown led the team that recently discovered the newly nicknamed “Xena.” The measurements were snapped in visible light photos []