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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

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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…

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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 []

Meet the 2017 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Meet the 2017 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Welcome the class of TED2017 Fellows! Representing 12 countries, one tribal nation and an incredible range of disciplines, this year’s Fellows are all leaders in their fields who constantly find new ways to collaborate and bring about positive change. Among those selected are an Ecuadorian neurobiologist working to uncover the neural circuits that connect the []

Comment(s) of the week, Jan. 4, 2017: Let’s talk about faith

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Comment(s) of the week, Jan. 4, 2017: Let’s talk about faith

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This week’s comments were posted on Rabbi Sharon Brous’ talk, which has sparked quite the conversation. The first poster is Paul Watson, who is exactly the type of community member I’d hoped to highlight when we began this project. Paul’s comment is thoughtful, speaking from his particular area of interest/expertise, and looking at the larger []

Staff picks: 2016’s best, from our editors and curators

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Staff picks: 2016’s best, from our editors and curators

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Looking for a few great talks to inspire you for a great year ahead? TED’s content+editorial team staffers pick their favorites — including some don’t-miss talks you might have passed by in this busy year. To spark your curiosity …  Fawn Qiu: Easy DIY projects for kid engineers Don’t you hate it when an operating-system upgrade means your []