Connection and community: The talks of Session 7 of TED2017

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Connection and community: The talks of Session 7 of TED2017

We’re more connected than ever before but, in some parts of the world, life has never been more difficult. From refugee camps full of people displaced by war to urban blight in the developed world, our problems are growing more complex. But in that strife lies opportunity. In the seventh session of TED2017, hosted by []

Planet, Protection: The talks of Session 6 of TED2017

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Planet, Protection: The talks of Session 6 of TED2017

Polar ice doesn’t care who’s in the White House. It just melts. In the sixth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Head Curator Chris Anderson, we hear blunt talk on climate change — taking a 30,000-foot view from the clouds and examining some market-based solutions for cleaning the planet. Below, recaps of the talks from Session 6, in []

Mind and meaning: The talks of Session 5 of TED2017

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Mind and meaning: The talks of Session 5 of TED2017

How can we better understand the world within and around us? In the thought-provoking fifth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Editorial Director, Helen Walters, talks about neuroscience, philosophy, cognitive science — and a special experiment in behavioral science — explored issues like filter bubbles, Alzheimer’s and the very essence of existence. Below, recaps of []

Meet a 90-year-old space archaeologist: Sarah Parcak’s update on GlobalXplorer at TED2017

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Meet a 90-year-old space archaeologist: Sarah Parcak’s update on GlobalXplorer at TED2017

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A year ago, Sarah Parcak revealed her TED Prize wish: a citizen science platform for archaeology to let people around the world help find and protect ancient sites. Yesterday night, she returned to the TED stage to share what’s happened since. After a year of work with partners National Geographic and Digital Globe, GlobalXplorer launched in late []