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TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan

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Today we confirmed some exciting news about TED’s most ambitious television project yet: a major network series in India hosted by megawatt Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan. The program will air on Star India, one of India’s largest media conglomerates and our partner in production. TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, which translates to “new thinking,” marks []

Watch: Yuval Harari in conversation with TED’s Chris Anderson

Watch: Yuval Harari in conversation with TED’s Chris Anderson

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Watch: Chris Anderson speaks with the historian Yuval Noah Harari on what’s happening now, and what’s to come during this extraordinary moment in time — when nationalism is pitted against globalism, while the world is facing a job-loss crisis most of us are not even expecting. A rewarding hour of big ideas about humanity’s future.

‘Armchair archaeologists’ search 5 million tiles of Peru

‘Armchair archaeologists’ search 5 million tiles of Peru

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GlobalXplorer, the citizen science platform for archaeology, launched two weeks ago. It’s the culmination of Sarah Parcak’s TED Prize wish and, already, more than 32,000 curious minds from around the world have started their training, learning to spot signs of ancient sites threatened by looters. Working together, the GlobalXplorer community has just finished searching the []

A personal memory of Hans Rosling, from TED’s founding director of video

A personal memory of Hans Rosling, from TED’s founding director of video

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I was there when Hans Rosling first shook the room at TED, and transformed tiresome medical statistics into an action-packed, live performance about real people’s lives on the line. He’s since been namechecked by Bill Gates. And he outlasted Fidel Castro – twice. Not merely mortally. In an interview on the TED Blog, Hans recounts []

Remembering Hans Rosling

Remembering Hans Rosling

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Bounding up on stage with the energy of 1,000 suns and his special extra-long pointer, Swedish professor Hans Rosling became a data rock star, dedicated to giving his audience a truer picture of the world.

A Q&A with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

A Q&A with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger

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In October 2016, a group gathered in San Francisco for the TEDWomen 2016 conference, this year themed around the idea of time. One talk was given by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger, who took the stage to share a story that took place in 1996, when Stranger raped Elva, then his girlfriend. The talk had []

TED Dialogues: An urgent response to a dangerously divisive time

TED Dialogues: An urgent response to a dangerously divisive time

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Watch the first episode of TED Dialogues on Wednesday, February 15, at 1pm Eastern, on Facebook Live. In this live discussion, TED curator Chris Anderson will speak with author and historian Yuval Harari for a broad-ranging discussion on globalism and capitalism, the future of work, and the role of politics in our society. These are astonishing []

GlobalXplorer invites you to find and protect archaeological sites

GlobalXplorer invites you to find and protect archaeological sites

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The power of the crowd has helped digitize the world’s books; it maintains the online encyclopedia many of us check by default. The crowd has fueled our understanding of the connections between neurons in the brain and contributed voice samples that will become a simple phone test for Parkinson’s. Incredible things happen when people around the world team up to []

On Roxane Gay’s TED Book

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Author Roxane Gay has asked to cancel her planned TED Book, titled How to Be Heard. We’re disappointed that we won’t get to put this important book out into the world, but we respect and accept her decision.

This billion-dollar fund wants to prevent the next epidemic

This billion-dollar fund wants to prevent the next epidemic

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A powerhouse coalition will change the way vaccines are made — and help us prep for the next global outbreak. (Because it’s not if but when.) One of the cruelest ironies of the recent Ebola outbreak: There was a promising Ebola vaccine already, sitting in a Canadian lab, awaiting human trials — the last step away from being []

One TED speaker adorns the walls of the New York City subway, another the walls of a building in Dubai…

One TED speaker adorns the walls of the New York City subway, another the walls of a building in Dubai…

As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. A subway line with museum-worthy art. After 45 years of construction and $4.5 billion spent, the first section of New York City’s Second Avenue subway line opened on January 1 with four stations. Maybe the best feature of the []