Via boingboing: Director Jesse Dylan made the beautiful video for Karen Armstrong’s Charter for Compassion (as well as a little something called “Yes We Can.” Now he has created an elegant 2-minute clip for Science Commons, explaining why this is a Good Thing. Watch and learn:
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This morning, The Guardian published this essay written by TED’s curator, Chris Anderson, in response to a column in the paper last week. In this essay, he dives into the misconception that TED Talks oversimplify complex subjects, and explains why we as a company are dedicated to the principle that knowledge should be shared. Seven years ago when TED Talks debuted online, […]
The high schooler who invented a test for pancreatic cancer: A Q&A with ‘teenage optimist’ Jack Andraka
Jack Andraka is not your typical teenager. The high schooler spends his free time in the science lab concocting better, cheaper ways to spot disease. One such project — a test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer — won Andraka first place in the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As Andraka explains […]