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Create!: The speakers in Session 6 at TED2013

Create!: The speakers in Session 6 at TED2013

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Once you dream, you have to do. The speakers in Session 6 have spent their careers giving form to ideas. They are makers, builders, artists and implementers — all with fascinating ideas about what it means to be a creative person. The speakers who appeared in this session. Click on their name to read a []

5 teenage cancer innovators

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Some teenagers spend their free time playing video games. Others dedicate their after-school hours to a job, scooping ice cream or taking movie tickets. Still others play a sport, or are star members of a debate team. And still others spend their free time in a lab, working on ways to prevent, diagnose and treat []

Detecting pancreatic cancer early: Q&A with 15-year-old Jack Andraka

Detecting pancreatic cancer early: Q&A with 15-year-old Jack Andraka

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Pancreatic cancer is devastating. Only 5.5% of those diagnosed with the disease survive past five years, because — once it’s diagnosed — it generally has already spread around the body. And that’s where 15-year-old high school student Jack Andraka sees a major opportunity for change. In a spirited talk given at TED@New York — one []