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The TED Talks library, now 2,000 talks strong

The TED Talks library, now 2,000 talks strong

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As you read this, imagine balloons and confetti fluttering to the ground around you. Because we just posted the 2,000th TED Talk. On June 16, 2015, Margaret Heffernan’s “Why it’s time to forget the pecking order at work” became the 2,000th TED Talk. It’s a talk we need now: a sharp reflection on our lives []

9 TED Talks guaranteed to give you wanderlust

9 TED Talks guaranteed to give you wanderlust

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Ah, wanderlust. Mild symptoms include obsessive airfare tracking and uncontrollable daydreaming about tropical beaches during conference calls. Severe cases can cause reasonable people to cash out their 401(k) to buy a camper van and hit the open road. These 9 TED Talks are guaranteed to ignite your need for travel. As a precautionary measure, we’ve included []

7 talks on the transgender experience

7 talks on the transgender experience

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Alice Miller was born in a body that didn’t feel like hers. Every day, Yee Won Chong has to debate whether to use the men’s restroom or the women’s. Geena Rocero found success as a fashion model — but kept her birth gender a secret for nearly a decade, fearing what others would think. All []

Ode to a dead duck: A message from Carin Bondar for Dead Duck Day

Ode to a dead duck: A message from Carin Bondar for Dead Duck Day

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It is Dead Duck Day 2015 — the 20th anniversary of the day in 1995 when a mallard duck flew into a glass window outside the Natural History Museum Rotterdam, fell to the ground dead, and then became part of the first scientifically observed instance of homosexual necrophilia in mallard ducks. Now, each June 5, curator Kees Moeliker []

How IBM Watson can mine knowledge from TED Talks

How IBM Watson can mine knowledge from TED Talks

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By Jeffrey Coveyduc, Director, IBM Watson, and Emily McManus, Editor, TED.com Imagine being able to ask a panel of TED speakers: Will having more money make me happy? Will new innovations give me a longer life? A new technology from IBM Watson is set to help people explore the ideas inside TED Talks videos — []

TED wins 11 Webby Awards

TED wins 11 Webby Awards

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Today, as the winners of the 2015 Webby Awards were announced, our jaws hit the floor. Between TED and TED-Ed, we won a total of 11 awards — which means we’re tied with Always’ #LikeAGirl campaign for the most Webby Awards of the year. TED.com won seven awards, for Websites: Events (both the judges’ award and the fan-voted []

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes

All 50 TED Talks shown for a split-second on 60 Minutes

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On April 19, 60 Minutes aired a segment called “When TED talks, people listen” about what happens when our talks are shared across the world. We told you the story behind the segment, which was more than a year in the making, but many of you have said: You want to watch all the talks that appeared in it. []

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

On 60 Minutes, the impact of TED Talks

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On tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes, a segment called “TED Talks” tells the story of three TED speakers whose talks rippled out into the world, transforming their own lives as well as the lives of many people who watched. Amy Cuddy shared a deeply personal story that sparked her research into “power posing”; Bryan Stevenson used his talk []

60 Minutes previews “TED’s excellent adventure”

60 Minutes previews “TED’s excellent adventure”

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. On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will take a look at what they call “TED’s excellent adventure.” In a segment to air on April 19 at 7pm ET/PT, the powerhouse television newsmagazine will talk to TED speakers to find out exactly what happens when their big ideas are shared with the world for free. In the []