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Mazda names four TED Fellows “Rebels with a Cause.” Psst: One of their new projects will get funded based on your vote

Mazda names four TED Fellows “Rebels with a Cause.” Psst: One of their new projects will get funded based on your vote

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Andrew Bastawrous dreams of a bakery in Nakuru, Kenya, that will not only make delicious treats but raise money for subsidized vision care. Robert Simpson envisions First Responders, a program to make satellite data available to citizen scientists in crisis situations, to guide aid efforts from afar. Cesar Harada wants to create larger prototypes of []

A TED Fellows tour of Vancouver

A TED Fellows tour of Vancouver

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With 12 mainstage sessions and 5 sessions of All-Stars, there wasn’t much time for exploring Vancouver during TED2014. As a great prequel to the conference, Car2Go offered up vehicles so attendees could enjoy a spin around the city. It also provided a map of some spots to check out, featuring locations selected by five TED Fellows: Kitra Cahana, Alex Macdonald, []

What happens when employees give TED Talks? A look at TED@StateStreet, part of the TED Institute

What happens when employees give TED Talks? A look at TED@StateStreet, part of the TED Institute

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“What corporate management team doesn’t say that they’re open to innovation?” says Michael Metcalfe, the senior managing director of State Street, the financial institution based in Boston. In November, Metcalfe saw his company do something concrete about building a culture of openness among employees and sharing ideas across the organization. He found himself onstage in []

Medical miracle on Everest: Ken Kamler on TED.com

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When the worst disaster in the history of Mount Everest climbs occurred, Ken Kamler was the only doctor on the mountain. At TEDMED, he shares the incredible story of the climbers’ battle against extreme conditions and uses brain imaging technology to map the medical miracle of one man who survived roughly 36 hours buried in []

The big idea my brother inspired: Jamie Heywood on TED.com

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When Jamie Heywood‘s brother was diagnosed with ALS, he devoted his life to fighting the disease as well. The Heywood brothers built an ingenious website where people share and track data on their illnesses — and they discovered that the collective data had enormous power to comfort, explain and predict. (Recorded at TEDMED, October 2009, []

Find TED on reddit.TV, launching today!

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If you’re as addicted to reddit as we are here — visit the brand-new reddit.TV to channel-surf through reddit’s Best of the Web video, or browse by category: Music, Geek, Sports … And you’ll see a nice red button that will bring up the hottest TED videos on reddit at the moment. We’re thrilled to []

Why play is vital — no matter your age: Stuart Brown on TED.com

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A pioneer in research on play, Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults — and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age. (Recorded at Serious Play in May 2008, in Pasadena, California. Duration: 26:42.) Watch []