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TEDx speaker killed in bombing

TEDx speaker killed in bombing

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Yesterday, two bomb blasts ripped through a snooker hall in the town of Quetta in Pakistan, killing 81 people.  We were very saddened to hear that TEDx speaker Irfan Ali, who spoke briefly at TEDxRawalLake just weeks ago, was among those killed. The organizers of the event shared their sadness with us, through Facebook. “Irfan []

Playlist: 9 talks that give a new view of nature

Playlist: 9 talks that give a new view of nature

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Most people rarely feel compelled to stare at grains of sand. But when those same grains are magnified hundreds of times and rendered in three dimensions, they appear like individual pieces of colored glass crafted by a skilled artist — no two pieces the same. In today’s TEDTalk, photographer turned microbiologist turned inventor Gary Greenberg []

TEDx in prison: 3 great talks from TEDxMarionCorrectional

TEDx in prison: 3 great talks from TEDxMarionCorrectional

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Last month, we told you all about the TEDx events held in correctional facilities around the world, staged by people committed to changing the culture of incarceration. One of these distinctive TEDx events took place in Marion, Ohio, on September 16. TEDxMarionCorrectional brought together speakers from both inside and outside the prison walls, including members []

TED staffers growing moustaches for Movember

TED staffers growing moustaches for Movember

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Most charities begin with a cause. That is not, however, the case for Movember, the global non-profit that asks men to grow moustaches for the month of November and, in the process, raise awareness for men’s health. As Movember co-founder Adam Garone explained at TEDxToronto, his charity began with a random idea in a bar []

From a treehouse to a Titanic replica: The best TEDx venues

From a treehouse to a Titanic replica: The best TEDx venues

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Now 5,000+ events and 20,000+ talks strong, TEDx’s “x” has made its way to some marvelously unexpected places. From the staircase of a full-size reproduction of the Titanic to a base camp in Antarctica, TEDx venues are far from ordinary. Below, nine of our favorite venues from TEDx events past. What would a great wonder of []

One-minute video: What is TEDx?

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TEDxSummit attendees (and Chris Anderson) meditate on what x means to them in this short video collage: “What is x? Idea sex.” “X to me means exponential. 2 people make it 4, 4 make it 16, and they make it countless. In the matter of no time, the entire world will be knowing about the []

Video: A portrait of Doha, Qatar

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Our photographer James Duncan Davidson shares this beautiful video: If you’ve been following along my blog, you’ve seen a lot of mentions of scouting locations and a lot of photo for a project I’ve been working on. This short video is the next evolution of that project. It’s not done yet, but this is a []

TEDxChange: The Big Picture

TEDxChange: The Big Picture

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What is your role in solving the world’s biggest problems? Climate change, global poverty, the AIDS/HIV crisis — solving these problems will demand big thinking and unprecedented international cooperation. That’s where TEDxChange comes in. TEDxChange 2012 is a platform for sharing game-changing ideas — and the world is invited to join the conversation. Solving big []

There are no scraps of men: Alberto Cairo on TED.com

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Alberto Cairo’s clinics in Afghanistan used to close down during active fighting. Now, they stay open. At TEDxRC2 (the RC stands for Red Cross/Red Crescent), Cairo tells the powerful story of why — and how he found humanity and dignity in the midst of war. (Recorded at TEDxRC2, November 2011, in Geneva, Switzerland. Duration: 19:03) []