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Meet the Fall 2016 class of TED Residents

Meet the Fall 2016 class of TED Residents

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On September 12, TED welcomed its latest class of the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. Residents spend four months in the TED office with fellow brilliant minds who are creatively taking on projects that are making significant changes in their communities, across many different fields   The new Residents include: A []

TEDWomen 2016 speaker lineup announced!

TEDWomen 2016 speaker lineup announced!

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Many people ask, “How are speakers selected for TEDWomen? The answer is that speakers, like ideas, come from many different sources. TED has an open recommendation process on TED.com, and we review those as well as suggestions that come in from everywhere. Sometimes people self nominate but mostly, fans of TEDTalks submit names of women []

Thinking differently about the election at TEDNYC: The Election Edition

Thinking differently about the election at TEDNYC: The Election Edition

The conversation around the upcoming US presidential election is full of frenzy, headache and noise. But elections are about more than divisiveness and disagreement — they’re civic events worthy of celebration, and, while it may seem unbelievable at the moment, they hold the promise of transforming governments for the better. At TEDNYC: The Election Edition, six speakers who think about []

A TEDWomen update: Hanna Rosin on the ‘End of Men’

A TEDWomen update: Hanna Rosin on the ‘End of Men’

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Cross-posted from TEDWomen curator Pat Mitchell’s blog on the Huffington Post. When Hanna Rosin, the first speaker at the very first TEDWomen conference in 2010, delivered her talk she had titled “The End of Men,” she had only just begun the research for what became her bestselling 2012 book by the same name. And as the []

World Lion Day: A visit to big-cat filmmakers Beverly & Dereck Joubert

World Lion Day: A visit to big-cat filmmakers Beverly & Dereck Joubert

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Dereck and Beverly Joubert have been living in the bush in Botswana, making wildlife and conservation films together, for more than 30 years. Their films have shaped an intimate and profound narrative about the interconnected relationship among people, animals and the land, adding layers of understanding based on years of close and constant observation of []

4 TED Talks that make the case for open science in health care

4 TED Talks that make the case for open science in health care

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Sometimes it seems as if the Internet has created a bold new era of openness. But if there is one place where openness appears to be lagging, it would be scientific research. The scientific community is full of intricate (and often little-known) systems that regulate and control it, sometimes to great purpose, but sometimes to its []

How Jane Chen built a better baby warmer — and a thriving business

How Jane Chen built a better baby warmer — and a thriving business

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In her 2013 TEDWomen Talk, entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Jane Chen noted that “there are 15 million pre-term and underweight babies born every year around the world, and one of the biggest problems they face is staying warm.” Premature babies can’t properly regulate their body temperatures and need an incubator in order for their organs []