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In case you missed it: Day 5 of TED2014

In case you missed it: Day 5 of TED2014

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This year’s packed conference came to a close on March 21, 2014: Day 5 at TED2014. Here are some highlights from this Friday: Mark Ronson ruled the dance floor On Thursday night, Mark Ronson DJ’d for TEDsters. Bent over the mixing board under a neon green TED sign, he tied all the music back to []

As told to Aunt Bonnie: Julia Sweeney wraps up TED2014

As told to Aunt Bonnie: Julia Sweeney wraps up TED2014

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In a naked grab for the new TED/XPRIZE, Julia Sweeney has spent the last day and a half building an AI. It rolls onstage to give a convincing simulacrum of a TED Talk — until Sweeney herself runs out from backstage to chastise the rogue intelligence. She’s actually here to wrap up TED2014, in her []

A Ripple Effect: Speakers in Session 12 of TED2013

A Ripple Effect: Speakers in Session 12 of TED2013

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TED2013 has come to an end. Here, the final session — about the doers and givers who never stop spreading their ideas. In session 12, these speakers shared their bold words and even bolder actions. And it all built to a riveting finale. Here, the speakers who appeared in this session. Click on their name []

"The Talk": Julia Sweeney on TED.com

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Despite her best efforts, comedian Julia Sweeney is forced to tell a little white lie when her 8-year-old begins learning about frog reproduction — and starts to ask some very smart questions. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 5:16) Watch Julia Sweeney’s talk on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, []

4 great talks for International Women's Day

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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 []

The World Science Festival starts tomorrow

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Tomorrow, Thursday, May 29, 2008, begins the World Science Festival: a four-day celebration of scientific exploration and discovery in New York City created by TEDster Brian Greene. Members of the TED team will be liveblogging the event right here on the TED Blog, keeping you updated on the latest from many TEDTalks favorites who will []

"The Jill and Julia Show" on TED.com

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Two TEDTalks favorites, Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney, team up for a delightful set that mixes witty songwriting with a little bit of social commentary. (Jill and Julia will be in residence next week at TED@Aspen.) (Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, California. Duration: 06:20.) Watch Jill Sobule and Julia Sweeney’s performance on TED.com, where you []