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New playlist: The world of tiny thingsNew playlist: The world of tiny things

Posted By Tedstaff

There’s a time and a place for the big picture; there’s a time and a place for the tiny one. This week, watch the playlist “The world of tiny things,” all about viewing the unseen and looking at the world on a very small scale. In this playlist, E.O. Wilson makes a plea for insects […]

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Encyclopedia of Life: A primer in primary colorsEncyclopedia of Life: A primer in primary colors

Posted By Tedstaff

When biologist E.O. Wilson won the TED Prize in 2007, he wished that we all “work together to help create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity.” With that, the Encyclopedia of Life began the outrageous task of cataloguing all of the Earth’s known species. Cynthia Parr spoke at TED2012 to give updates on […]

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5 recently added entries in the Encyclopedia of Life5 recently added entries in the Encyclopedia of Life

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The Encyclopaedia Britannica may have ceased printing earlier this year, ending a 244-year run. But the Encyclopedia of Life is just getting started. An ambitious initiative to catalogue all the known species on planet Earth, the Encyclopedia of Life was inaugurated by famed biologist E.O. Wilson when he won the TED Prize in 2007 and […]

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Scientist at Work: Paying a Visit to E.O. Wilson

Posted By Bgiussani

To reach Edward O. Wilson’s office on the Harvard campus, one must first push through a door with a sign warning the public not to enter. Then, enter a creaky old elevator and press two buttons simultaneously. This counterintuitive procedure transports one into a strange realm. It is a space that holds the world’s largest […]

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How to get involved in TED Prize wishes

Posted By Tedstaff

Since it began in 2005, the TED Prize has been making wishes that call on the power of the global TED community. Here’s a roundup of current TED Prize wishes that you can get involved in — in large or small ways, with money, ideas, time or skills: + In 2007, biologist E.O. Wilson wished […]

 

Vote for your favorite public intellectuals

Posted By Tedstaff

Not to be outdone by the Time 100, the journals Foreign Policy and Prospect have together released a list of the Top 100 public intellectuals — with voting. Many TEDTalks favorites appear on the list, and you can help choose the eventual top 20 by voting for your very own top 5. From Foreign Policy‘s […]

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Encyclopedia of Life film is nominated for a Webby

Posted By Tedstaff

The beautiful film that helped launch the Encyclopedia of Life has been nominated for a 2008 Webby Award. Created by Avenue A | Razorfish, the film is just one outcome of E.O. Wilson’s 2007 TED Prize wish: to “help create the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of […]

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Encyclopedia of Life launches!

Posted By Tedconfamy

E.O. Wilson made this TED Prize wish in 2007: Help me build the key tool that we need to inspire preservation of Earth’s biodiversity: the Encyclopedia of Life. Today, the Encyclopedia of Life website has launched, with the first 30,000 pages, each one describing a single species, with descriptions and photos contributed by scientists and […]

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E.O. Wilson on PBS: Why should we care if the woodpecker goes?

Posted By Bgiussani

The last “Bill Moyers Journal“, the weekly report on PBS, featured a long interview (video – transcript) by Moyers with biologist and TED Prize 2007 winner EO Wilson. The focus was very much on Wilson’s career — “No one in our time has added more to our understanding of Earth’s ecology than Ed Wilson” is […]

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2007 TED Prize winner E.O. Wilson on TEDTalks

Posted By June Cohen

As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of his constituents, the insects and small creatures, to learn more about our biosphere. We know so little about nature, he says, that we’re still discovering tiny organisms indispensable to life; and yet we’re steadily, methodically, vigorously destroying nature. Wilson identifies […]

 

TED2007 Day Three: things that knocked my hat in the creek

Posted By TED Guest Author

Wow!  Day Three at TED2007 ROCKED!  A magical day which got crank-started by a truly electric presentation on the perils of Local Warming.  This was a day which just can’t wait for the TEDTalks to come out.  Daniel Goleman made a wonderful connection between emotional intelligence and the empathy which will be required — by […]

 

TED2007: Day two wrap-up

Posted By Bgiussani

Quotes of the day: Former US president Bill Clinton, TEDprize 2007 winner: "Help me in creating a better future for Rwanda by assisting my foundation, in partnership with the Rwandan government, to build a sustainable, high quality rural health system for the whole country, that can then be a model for other countries. We have […]