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Sculpting coral gardens: Fellows Friday with Colleen Flanigan

Sculpting coral gardens: Fellows Friday with Colleen Flanigan

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Socio-environmental artist Colleen Flanigan creates large, undulating metal forms and installs them in damaged coral ecosystems to help regenerate marine life — living sea sculptures that inspire awe and protection for our underwater world. What is the coral crisis about? We are at a critical stage in coral endangerment. Some predict that most corals will []

Positive outlook for first malaria vaccine

Positive outlook for first malaria vaccine

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Results from clinical trials released yesterday show that a new malaria vaccine has been able to reduce malaria by 58 percent in 6,000 infected sub-Saharan African children aged five to 17 months. These results are the newest development in the effort toward the world’s first effective vaccine against malaria. The trials are the result of a partnership []

An all-star set: Herbie Hancock on TED.com

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Legendary jazz musician Herbie Hancock delivers a stunning performance alongside two old friends — past drummer for The Headhunters, Harvey Mason and bassist, Marcus Miller. Listen to the end to hear them sweeten the classic “Watermelon Man.” (Recorded at TED2009, February 2009, Long Beach, California. Duration: 25:05) Twitter URL: http://on.ted.com/546Z Watch Herbie Hancock’s talk on []

Q&A with Cindy Gallop: Tackling porn, feminism and big dreams

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Advertising whiz Cindy Gallop delivered one of the most talked-about talks at TED2009, so before it was posted the TED Blog had to snag her for an interview. Spirited as usual, she did not disappoint. Keep reading for answers on what people thought of MakeLoveNotPorn.com, Gallop’s bold position on feminism, her new project IfWeRanTheWorld and []

Jim Fallon on CBS' Criminal Minds tonight!

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Via the TEDActive Blog: At last year’s Palm Springs experience, neuroscientist Jim Fallon gave a chilling talk on the biology of psychopathic killers. Tonight he will appear in an episode of the popular CBS series Criminal Minds, playing himself and addressing the potential for genetic tragedy in chronically war-torn areas of the world. The episode, []

Ueli Gegenschatz has died

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After an accident during a BASE jump on Nov. 11, aerialist Ueli Gegenschatz has died in a Swiss hospital. This spring at TED, Gegenschatz spoke movingly of his desire “to come as close as possible to the human dream of being able to fly.” Our thoughts are with his friends and family.

Q&A with short film curator Jonathan Wells

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Jonathan Wells of Flux is helping to curate TED’s first-ever short film contest, with winners to be shown at TEDIndia in November. He’s been involved in choosing shorts for TED’s onstage program for a couple of years. We asked him about curating short films — and how he ended up with this job: What qualities []

Short film contest: Great short commercials welcome

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Enter your short film (30 sec to 3 mins) in our first-ever contest — with winners to be shown at TEDIndia this November, to an audience of interesting people from around the world. We’re looking for all kinds of short film: brief narratives, commercials, demos, data visualization, music videos, animations … Deadline for entry: Oct. []

Q&A with Nina Jablonski: Society and skin

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Before her TEDTalk went up on Friday, anthropologist and skin expert Nina Jablonski took some time out of writing her new book to talk to the the TEDBlog. Nina had a lot to say about how our skin affects how we are perceived, sometimes in ways we want it to and sometimes in much more []

Q&A with Sophal Ear: From refugee stories to international policies

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In yesterday’s TEDTalk, development economist and political scientist Sophal Ear shared the deeply personal story of his family’s escape from the Khmer Rouge. In today’s interview with the TED Blog, he continues that story and gives us details on his current path in international aid policy. Your mother cleverly pretended to be Vietnamese to escape []

3 ways the brain creates meaning: Tom Wujec on TED.com

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Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections. In this short talk from TEDU, he asks: How can we best engage our brains to help us better understand big ideas? (Recorded at TED U 2009, February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 6:26) Twitter []