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Susan Cain announces news to make introverts happySusan Cain announces news to make introverts happy

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

Susan Cain is planning a Quiet Revolution. In her classic talk from TED2012, she spoke up for introverts, pointing out the many ways our culture encourages extroversion. “I wasn’t prepared for the intensity and voracity of response to these ideas,” Cain tells the TED Blog two years later. “There’s an enormous hunger for recognition, understanding and […]

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Lies, sex, an even freer Wikipedia and Sir Ken at a slaughterhouse: A recap of “The future is ours,” All-Stars Session 5 at TED2014Lies, sex, an even freer Wikipedia and Sir Ken at a slaughterhouse: A recap of “The future is ours,” All-Stars Session 5 at TED2014

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By Kate Torgovnick, Morton Bast, Thu-Huong Ha The future. When it comes down to it, it’s not about flying cars, flashy robots, jetpacks, or awesome sunglasses. It’s about the little things we can do to advance healthcare, better education, create opportunities, improve connections between each other, and make lives just a little bit easier. In […]

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Celebrate the sacred cave: Frans Lanting at TED2014Celebrate the sacred cave: Frans Lanting at TED2014

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Photographer Frans Lanting returns to TED for a short reminder of what’s happening outside the walls of our beautiful glass box. “Humanity,” he says, “takes center stage at TED, but I’d like to add a voice for the animals.” Lanting retells a story he once heard from a tribal elder not far from Vancouver, about […]

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10 great quotes about design10 great quotes about design

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

For years now, Target has invited designers like Isaac Mizrahi (watch his TED Talk), Diane von Furstenberg (check out her TED playlist) and, most recently, abstract pattern-master Peter Pilotto to dream up collections. So when it came to creating the Target Design Café at TED2014, we knew it was going to be cool. The space […]

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A TED Talk from artificial intelligence? There’s an XPRIZE for thatA TED Talk from artificial intelligence? There’s an XPRIZE for that

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED invites thinkers from every walk of life to share a compelling idea onstage. And this now includes AIs. During Session 9: Signals, Chris Anderson took the stage along with Peter Diamandis, the founder of the XPRIZE. “We’re here today to join forces and announce the creation of a new XPRIZE,” says Anderson. “Here’s the concept—it will […]

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Mysteries of the unseen world: Louie Schwartzberg at TED2014Mysteries of the unseen world: Louie Schwartzberg at TED2014

Posted By Hailey Reissman

Louie Schwartzberg is fascinated with exposing the world’s wonders through photography.  Three years ago, his talk, “Nature. Beauty. Gratitude,” demonstrated his uncanny ability to capture the captivating beauty of our natural world — the tiniest shake of a flower petal, the stirring complexity of a bee’s wing. At TED2014, he shows a portion of his […]

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Deep and faint in the night sky: Andrew Connolly at TED2014Deep and faint in the night sky: Andrew Connolly at TED2014

Posted By Ben Lillie

Astronomer Andrew Connolly begins by telling us that in 1781, English composer, technologist and composer  Sir William Herschel noticed something unusual, a little bit of data that was wrong. This was the discovery of a new planet, Uranus. (“A name that has entertained countelss generations of children.”) Just last week NASA announced 517 new planets, almost doubled […]

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Lighting up the world of fireflies: Sara Lewis at TED2014Lighting up the world of fireflies: Sara Lewis at TED2014

Posted By Ben Lillie

Sara Lewis has managed to put herself in the center of a world of wonder by becoming a world expert on fireflies. Her obsession began in grad school, sitting in a backyard in North Carolina and watching the sparks light up around her. She wondered, “How do these creatures make light? Are they talking to each […]

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Signals: The speakers in session 9 of TED2014Signals: The speakers in session 9 of TED2014

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Communication is fundamental to how we relate and interact. But we receive signals from everywhere — other living creatures, the ecosystem, the earth itself, and the space beyond. In this session six speakers will explore how we send, and more importantly receive, those signals. Here are the speakers who appeared in this session. Click below […]

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When school’s out, reading scores go down. Can we fight summer learning loss?When school’s out, reading scores go down. Can we fight summer learning loss?

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By Janet Lee In Geoffrey Canada’s impassioned TED Talk last year, he urged the American education system to update its business model to integrate more science and technology into the curriculum, particularly for lower-income communities. One study that especially troubled Canada showed that lower income students are more prone to losing the knowledge they’ve acquired […]

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The NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s interview at TEDThe NSA responds to Edward Snowden’s interview at TED

Posted By Helen Walters

Rick Ledgett is the deputy director of the National Security Agency. He’s here to give a response to Edward Snowden’s onstage/virtual appearance at TED earlier in the week. (See the talk, Here’s how we take back the Internet.) On Tuesday, the former NSA sysadmin made the case for open government and private lives, arguing that “we […]

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The hierarchy in your brain: Ray Kurzweil at TED2014The hierarchy in your brain: Ray Kurzweil at TED2014

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Ray Kurzweil returns to the TED stage to explain his new (kind of old) theory of the mind. He first wrote his theory as a paper 50 years ago, but today there’s a plethora of new evidence to support it. First, a refresher on the story of the neocortex, which means “new rind.” Two hundred […]