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Sweaty teachers, storm-chasing and a surprise appearance from Ashton Kutcher: A recap of sessions 2 and 3 at TEDYouthSweaty teachers, storm-chasing and a surprise appearance from Ashton Kutcher: A recap of sessions 2 and 3 at TEDYouth

Posted By Tedstaff

By Thu-Huong Ha and Kate Torgovnick The morning session of TEDYouth “The Spark” was incredible. But in many ways it was just an appetizer. In the afternoon, Sessions 2 and 3 delivered talks on topics ranging from how to make an Easy Bake Oven gender-neutral to the mathematics of Pixar animation to the familial structures of […]

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10 inspiring talks from TEDYouth10 inspiring talks from TEDYouth

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

What conference, besides TEDYouth, could bring together an elephant communication expert, the head of research at Pixar, a professional storm chaser, and a 16-year-old DJ? TEDYouth 2013, “The Spark,” happens tomorrow, November 16, at 11am CST in New Orleans, Louisiana. And you can watch along via the live webcast, which will be available in English, […]

Education

What I’d tell my teenage self: Life and career advice from the TED staffWhat I’d tell my teenage self: Life and career advice from the TED staff

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Four hundred middle and high school students will fill the TEDYouth auditorium this Saturday – and many of them will be put straight to work. Students who’ve expressed interest in cinematography will shadow our video production team, students who want to be event planners will hang out with our producers, and those interested in journalism will […]

Entertainment

Songs, poems, a miniature TED: Some incredible TEDYouth applicationsSongs, poems, a miniature TED: Some incredible TEDYouth applications

Posted By Tedstaff

TEDYouth “The Spark” is about to ignite. The annual conference for middle and high school students will take place this Saturday in New Orleans, with 400 teens from across the region gathering to listen to talks from scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists and performers — some of them adults and some of them peers. The […]

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New playlist: TED under 20New playlist: TED under 20

Posted By Tedstaff

They might not be old enough to rent a car solo or to order a glass of wine, but they certainly have what it takes to deliver a fascinating talk on a bold idea. In this playlist, we highlight incredible TED speakers under the age of 20. From Taylor Wilson, 17, and his nuclear fusion […]

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7 talks from parents facing difficult circumstances with bravery7 talks from parents facing difficult circumstances with bravery

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Francesca Fedeli had a hard pregnancy. But she and her husband, Roberto D’Angelo, thought they were in the clear when their son, Mario, was born in January 2011 and seemed healthy. However, just 10 days later, Mario was diagnosed as having had a perinatal stroke. The right side of his brain was damaged, leaving him unable […]

Science

8 talks about harnessing the power of bacteria for good8 talks about harnessing the power of bacteria for good

Posted By Becky Chung

When you think of bacteria, the word ‘heroic’ hardly pops to mind. Bacteria don’t have the best reputation (case in point: the poop problem). But, we are reminded in today’s talk, from teen scientists Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao, that not all bacteria are our enemies. Wang and Yao found themselves faced with an immovable […]

Q&A

The high schooler who invented a promising test for pancreatic cancer: A Q&A with ‘teenage optimist’ Jack AndrakaThe high schooler who invented a promising test for pancreatic cancer: A Q&A with ‘teenage optimist’ Jack Andraka

Posted By Brooke Borel

Jack Andraka is not your typical teenager. The soon-to-be high school junior spends his free time in the science lab concocting better, cheaper ways to spot disease. One such project — a test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer — won Andraka first place in the 2012 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. As […]

Culture

New playlist: TED for kidsNew playlist: TED for kids

Posted By Tedstaff

TED playlists are collections of talks around a topic, built for you in a thoughtful sequence to illuminate ideas in context. This weekend, a new playlist is available: TED for kids. Not at all TED Talks are appropriate for elementary and middle schooers. But these 9 talks — filled with information presented in fun ways […]

Education

10 great children’s books destined to become classics10 great children’s books destined to become classics

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Jarrett J. Krosoczka — the man behind the Lunch Lady crime-fighting graphic novel series — credits his imagination with saving his life. In today’s talk, given at TEDxHampshireCollege, Krosoczka shares the story of how he became a children’s book author and illustrator. It isn’t a story full of rainbows and kittens — instead it stars […]