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Progress for “the blue heart of the planet” and a plan to de-extinct a kayak: A recap of “Planet Dearth,” All-Stars Session 1 at TED2014Progress for “the blue heart of the planet” and a plan to de-extinct a kayak: A recap of “Planet Dearth,” All-Stars Session 1 at TED2014

Posted By Tedstaff

By Liz Jacobs and Kate Torgovnick Are we on the brink of a resource crisis? All signs point to yes. As the human population grows, the planet is buckling under the pressure of our needs. In this inaugural All-Stars session, 11 classic TED speakers return to the stage to share their deep concern for preserving […]


The week in comments

Posted By Shanna Carpenter

We love your comments here at TED, and often what our community has to say is as interesting as the talk or post itself. The clever quips, the personal revelations and the hot debates don’t go unnoticed — we read every one. A few of our favorite comments this week: On our home page makeover: […]


Discovering bacteria's amazing communication system: Bonnie Bassler on TED.com

Posted By Matthew Trost

Bonnie Bassler discovered that bacteria “talk” to each other, using a chemical language that lets them coordinate defense and mount attacks. The find has stunning implications for medicine, industry — and our understanding of ourselves. (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 18:41.) Watch Bonnie Bassler’s talk from TED2009 on TED.com, where […]


4 great talks for International Women's Day

Posted By Emily McManus

To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi […]


TED2009 minutes from Ethan Zuckerman: Bonnie Bassler on bacteria communicating

Posted By Tedstaff

Ethan Zuckerman is liveblogging TED2009, posting on all the great moments as they happen. His newest entry is on the talk given by molecular biologist Bonnie Bassler, who explains that bacteria communicate. Here’s a little of what Ethan had to say: “But here’s what’s really cool – bacteria talk to each other. They can conspire […]