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Exclusive: Q&A with TED Fellow Mallam Nuhu Ribadu, candidate for president of Nigeria

Posted By Tedstaff

TEDGlobal 2009 Fellow Mallam Nuhu Ribadu has announced his candidacy for president of Nigeria. In his first North American interview since the announcement, the anti-corruption activist spoke with TED’s Emeka Okafor, keeper of the seminal Africa blog Timbuktu Chronicles. There is a tremendous amount of interest in your run for presidency. What would you attribute […]

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Celebrating astronomy in Tenerife with Garik Israelian

Posted By Tedstaff

Unconventional astronomer Garki Israelian is known to TEDsters for his talk at TEDGlobal 2009 on studying the spectrum emitted by stars. Now Israelian is inviting anyone with an interest in astronomy and the space sciences to travel to the Canary Islands, in Spain, home of the world’s largest telescope, to participate on June 20-25, 2011 […]

Culture

TED and Reddit interview Evgeny Morozov

Posted By Matthew Trost

Today, Internet scientist Evgeny Morozov answers questions from the latest Reddit-powered, TED community-driven interview. Enjoy! rras asks: Do I see any novel and telling reactions and counter-reactions from individuals or groups in response to governments’ manipulation efforts? Digital activism is only possible because creative and tech-savvy activists are usually one step ahead of authorities. Part […]

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Lewis Pugh’s next cold-water swim: Everest

Posted By Emily McManus

Lewis Pugh, the epic cold-water swimmer and climate-change activist, has announced his next swim: a kilometer-long lap across a glacial lake at the top of Everest, in a pond of meltwater 17,000 feet up. He told me the swim will highlight climate-change issues in two massive countries bordering Everest, China and India. With their large […]

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TED Salon in London: Leadership, design and the criminal underworld

Posted By Bgiussani

Fields Wicker-Miurin, co-founder of Leaders’ Quest in London, trains business leaders by connecting them to other leaders. Yes, it sounds rather common – but her leaders live in the Amazon forest or are advocates of HIV education in India or collect and display artifacts related to uneasy periods in Chinese history: they are leaders that […]

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Time-lapse proof of extreme ice loss: James Balog on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Photographer James Balog shares new image sequences from the Extreme Ice Survey, a network of time-lapse cameras recording glaciers receding at an alarming rate, some of the most vivid evidence yet of climate change. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, England. Duration: 19:22) Recommended: Download and watch this talk in high-def >> Watch […]

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A leap from the edge of space: Steve Truglia on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

At his day job, Steve Truglia flips cars, walks through fire and falls out of buildings — pushing technology to make stunts bigger, safer, more awesome. He talks us through his next stunt: the highest jump ever attempted, from the very edge of space. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, England. Duration: 14:36) […]

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Making sound visible through cymatics: Evan Grant on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

Evan Grant demonstrates the science and art of cymatics, a process for making soundwaves visible. Useful for analyzing complex sounds (like dolphin calls), it also makes complex and beautiful designs. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, England. Duration: 4:40) Watch Evan Grant’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, […]

Business

The surprising science of motivation: Dan Pink on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

From last month’s TEDGlobal 2009: Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, UK. Duration: […]

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Did we evolve from aquatic apes? Elaine Morgan on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

Elaine Morgan is a tenacious proponent of the aquatic ape hypothesis: the idea that humans evolved from primate ancestors who dwelt in watery habitats. Hear her spirited defense of the idea — and her theory on why mainstream science doesn’t take it seriously. (Recorded at TEDGlobal 2009, July 2009 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 17:13) Twitter […]

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TEDGlobal Day 1: Quotes of the Day

Posted By June Cohen

“Imagine if we could combine the power of a global ethic with our new power to communicate and organize globally.” – UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown “Next time you see someone in a Ferrari, don’t think: ‘They’re greedy.” Think: “This is someone incredibly vulnerable and in need of love.” – Alain De Botton, on the […]

Language

Volunteer translators' notes on Session 2 — now in Hungarian, Albanian, Greek, Turkish, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and German!

Posted By Matthew Trost

Here’s Session 2′s batch of unedited running notes from our crack team of Open Translation Project translators, taken as they watch the live webcast of TEDGlobal 2009! Click through to view the running notes for Session 2 in … Hungarian – Shqip – Ελληνικά – Türkçe – 中文 – Español – Deutsch Enjoy!

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Twitter Snapshot: James Geary and his amazing aphorisms

Posted By TED Guest Author

Aphorist James Geary took to the TED Global stage in vibrant fashion, reciting a large portion of his talk while juggling. In his talk, he laid down the laws all aphorisms must heed, and the Twitterverse responded delightedly to his musings. James Geary Mirrors will do better to reflect a little bit more before sending […]

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James Geary at TEDGlobal 2009: Running notes from Session 2

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

James Geary is an aphorist. He loves the short, witty sayings we know as aphorisms. As he takes the TEDGlobal stage, he gives us a couple of his favorites: “Baldness is the gradual transformation of the head into an ass, first in shape then in contents” and “No snowflake in an avalanche feels responsible.” Geary […]