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Eli Pariser on his excitement for Upworthy, disappointment that the filter bubble isn’t poppedEli Pariser on his excitement for Upworthy, disappointment that the filter bubble isn’t popped

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Who rules the Internet? These days it’s Upworthy, Eli Pariser’s socially-bent aggregator, which fills a gap in viral content where puppies used to sleep. The site’s sheer power on the Interwebs came quickly: In just two years, the site has come to fill the Facebook feeds of 5.4 million people. (So it’s no surprise that haters gonna headline-hate.) Upworthy is Pariser’s […]

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A fantastical interpretation of the earth’s formation: Science and surreality meet in Miwa Matreyek’s new performanceA fantastical interpretation of the earth’s formation: Science and surreality meet in Miwa Matreyek’s new performance

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In the opening of Miwa Matreyek’s TED performance, a pair of shadowy hands wave over a plate, and an apple halves itself. From there, goldfish swirl around the plate, before morphing into birds and flying away. For the first minute, you think you are watching video — an intricate blend of real-life footage and animation. […]

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Salman Khan’s TED Talk ignited the conversation about online education. Why he’s doubling down on the school of the futureSalman Khan’s TED Talk ignited the conversation about online education. Why he’s doubling down on the school of the future

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

When Salman Khan shared his vision for “a free world-class education for anyone anywhere” at TED2011, he turned the education world on its head. As he introduced Khan Academy — a virtual classroom that uses video lessons to create an individualized, self-paced learning experience — his alternative model fueled the nascent dialogue about online education. […]

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Mother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for momsMother knows best: Re-making the Embrace baby warmer for moms

Posted By Helen Walters

When Jane Chen and her team arrived in India five years ago, it was with a bold idea. They wanted to develop a simple, affordable solution to a terrible problem: infant mortality. They went to the right place. According to a recent Child Mortality report, produced by the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, […]

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Exclusive demo: Blaise Agüera y Arcas shows how the new Photosynth lets you swoop through 3D spaceExclusive demo: Blaise Agüera y Arcas shows how the new Photosynth lets you swoop through 3D space

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

About a decade ago, Blaise Agüera y Arcas and his team started on a not-so-small mission: “To reinvent the whole enterprise of photography for ordinary people.” He revealed the first step back at TED2007. In a viral talk dotted with ooohs and aaahs from the audience (his strategy? “I talked really fast”), Agüera y Arcas demoed […]

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David Christian’s Big History gets much, much … biggerDavid Christian’s Big History gets much, much … bigger

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

David Christian had little idea what was in store when he stepped on the set of The Colbert Report last month. Having lived in Australia for years, Christian wasn’t familiar with the show and its special brand of political satire. And yet, sitting across the table from Stephen Colbert — a perfectly placed Colbert Nation […]

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David Kelley on the need for creative confidenceDavid Kelley on the need for creative confidence

Posted By Helen Walters

In 2012, IDEO founder and longtime Stanford professor David Kelley took the TED stage in Long Beach and shared a deeply personal story. It was the tale of his own cancer diagnosis, of finding a lump in his neck and being told he had a 40% chance of survival. This was clearly a sobering moment, […]

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You too can be happy. Really. A Q&A with Shawn AchorYou too can be happy. Really. A Q&A with Shawn Achor

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

“We think we have to be successful, then we’ll be happier. But the real problem is our brains work in the opposite order,” said Shawn Achor in his charming, immensely popular TED Talk from TEDxBloomington, “The happy secret to better work.” Achor is the CEO of consulting firm Good Think, which conducts research on positive psychology […]

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Aaron Huey on a new way to honor the Native American treatiesAaron Huey on a new way to honor the Native American treaties

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

When he set out to create a photo essay on “poverty in America” in 2005, photographer Aaron Huey had no idea what was in store for him. But what started as one story soon consumed his life as he became a committed activist devoted to raising awareness about Native American treaty rights. Just last month, […]