Creative ignition: A recap of the fiery talks in Session 10 of TED2015

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Creative ignition: A recap of the fiery talks in Session 10 of TED2015

In a session that honors the “deeply practical and the entirely improbable,” pyromantics and biosynthetic designers meet artists and flag-worshippers. Helen Walters, host of Session 10: Creative Ignition, calls this session a “celebration of the catalytic thinking that reshapes the world around us.” Here’s a recap: How to reboot society. Lewis Dartnell asks us to []

“We’ll never arrest our way out of this situation”: Rev. Jeffrey Brown speaks on urban violence at TED2015

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“We’ll never arrest our way out of this situation”: Rev. Jeffrey Brown speaks on urban violence at TED2015

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Jeffrey Brown is a Baptist minister. And yet, he says, “I learned some of my most important life lessons from drug dealers and gang members and prostitutes and had some of my most profound theological conversations on a street corner.” Brown was one of the co-founders of the Boston Ten Point Coalition, a faith-based group []

The history of a spectrum: Steve Silberman live at TED2015

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Millions of parents worldwide still fear — needlessly — that vaccines cause autism. How did this dangerous false myth become so prevalent? As writer Steve Silberman shows during Pop-Up Magazine’s session at TED2015, it’s just another milestone in the decades-old history of misinformation and misunderstanding about autism. In 1943 child psychologist Leo Kanner wrote about his eleven []

Test driving the Toyota i-Road concept car

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Test driving the Toyota i-Road concept car

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A three-wheeled half-motorcycle half-car, the Toyota i-Road is imagined as a future for urban transportation — tiny, battery-powered and hyper maneuverable, perfect for zipping along tightly packed urban streets. The concept car was launched in March 2013, but there are only three i-Roads in North America right now, and all of them are at TED2015 this week. Which is why I found myself down in the loading dock of the []

Death, disaster and drugs: A recap of TED University 2015

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Death, disaster and drugs: A recap of TED University 2015

Audience members give talks during a session of TED University. From Ebola to better businesses, from diabetes to disasters, the talks took on big topics: A type-A response to Type 2 diabetes. Kicking off the session, Laurie Coots shares her personal story of how she beat Type 2 diabetes and regained control over her health. []