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Global ideas, in a graphic novella

Global ideas, in a graphic novella

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Comic books usually feature superheroes. This one, however, stars the speakers who shared ideas at last week’s TEDGlobal>London. The graphic novella “Beyond the Edge” was created by the “scribes” at Innovation Arts and gives a three-panel pop rendering of each talk at the event, with special appearances by the day’s performers. There are no villains []

Soaring imaginations, harsh realities: A recap of TEDGlobal>London

Soaring imaginations, harsh realities: A recap of TEDGlobal>London

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Formula E racing, the darknet, a potential fountain of youth, and beheadings. At TEDGlobal>London — a two-session event curated and hosted by Bruno Giussani on June 16, 2015, at the Royal Institution of Great Britain — the talks ranged from a wildly hopeful future to stern warnings about the present. Enjoy these recaps of the talks in []

In case you missed it: Day 4 of TEDGlobal 2014

In case you missed it: Day 4 of TEDGlobal 2014

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TEDGlobal 2014 has wrapped up — here, some highlights from the last day of the conference. Onstage and online, it’s been a busy and fantastic Friday. Word spreads of Malala Yousafzai’s Nobel Peace Prize. Excitement was high at TEDGlobal this morning when the news came out that the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize had gone jointly to Pakistani education activist []

Fabien Cousteau’s underwater adventure, in GIFs

Fabien Cousteau’s underwater adventure, in GIFs

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Whenever Fabien Cousteau opened the door of his home during June, he met the neighbors: sharks and grouper. That’s because Cousteau was living underwater for 31 days, in a deep sea lab off the coast of Florida. At TEDGlobal 2014 this morning, Cousteau spoke about Mission 31, during which he and his team conducted experiments that will []

Mighty Spaces: A sneak peek of session 12 at TEDGlobal 2014

Mighty Spaces: A sneak peek of session 12 at TEDGlobal 2014

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This session presents speakers who are at home in awe-inspiring places. These bold explorers come bearing discoveries from the tundra and the rainforest, from beneath the ocean’s surface, and even from that most elusive of mighty spaces — the happy human heart. The speakers who’ll appear in this final session of the conference: Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard has []

Human rights heroes: A recap of session 11 of TEDGlobal 2014

Human rights heroes: A recap of session 11 of TEDGlobal 2014

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From a speaker helping to contain the ebola outbreak to an America lawyer standing up for rights in Afghanistan to a journalist cracking open the Nigerian media, Session 11: Fighters was filled with crackling talks. A recap: Fred Swaniker kicks off the day with a bold vision for Africa’s future, which, he argues, rests squarely in []

How do we stop the spread of Ebola? A Q&A at TEDGlobal 2014

How do we stop the spread of Ebola? A Q&A at TEDGlobal 2014

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Ten years ago, epidemiologist Chikwe Ihekweazu helped fight an outbreak in South Sudan. This TED Fellow now runs the health consultancy EpiAFRIC, writes about public health issues in his native Nigeria, and is soon to start a four-week rotation on the ground fighting the Ebola epidemic. So as the outbreak continues, he sat down for []

Our laws belong to us: Kimberley Motley live at TEDGlobal 2014

Our laws belong to us: Kimberley Motley live at TEDGlobal 2014

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Kimberley Motley is an impossible woman: The former Mrs. Wisconsin, whose father is African-American and mother is a North Korean refugee, is the first foreigner to litigate in the courts of Afghanistan. Today she closes the penultimate session at TEDGlobal 2014 to send a message to the world: Our laws can protect us, as long []

Video: Parent by parent, rebuilding trust in vaccination in Pakistan

Video: Parent by parent, rebuilding trust in vaccination in Pakistan

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Pakistan is facing a polio crisis from unvaccinated children, because health workers are viewed with distrust — if not outright targeted by the Taliban. (Why? In 2013, it was revealed that the CIA ran a fake vaccination campaign as cover to hunt for Bin Laden.) This moving short film is part of a campaign to help rebuild trust, []

Fighters: A sneak peek of session 11 at TEDGlobal 2014

Fighters: A sneak peek of session 11 at TEDGlobal 2014

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Where would we be without our fighters? This session pays tribute to the brave activists who are in the trenches working toward the things that matter. Making their impact through law, journalism and education, these speakers bring a fearsome and tireless dedication to the cause of human dignity. The speakers who’ll appear in this session: Kimberley Motley is the []

Sideways solutions and inverted explanations: A recap of session 10 of TEDGlobal 2014

Sideways solutions and inverted explanations: A recap of session 10 of TEDGlobal 2014

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The thinkers in this session, “Lateral Action,” don’t go about creating change in the usual ways. Here, their unexpected approaches: Argentinian singer-songwriter Juana Molina opens the session with a hypnotizing performance on the electric guitar and a rack of pedals that layer sounds into gorgeously complex song structures. Singing calmly behind layers of chords, she mixes []

TEDGlobal: The Forest

TEDGlobal: The Forest

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We built a theater for TEDGlobal 2014 and, after the event closes, it will be taken down. And as Chris Anderson admitted at the end of session 9, this has many of us concerned about the environmental impact of this conference. A chance encounter with Tasso Azevedo, the speaker who shared how deforestation in Brazil rolled back 75% in []