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7 talks with big ideas for hiring

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Some employees can work 9am to 5pm, five days a week. Others are available on evenings and weekends. But in today’s talk, filmed at the TEDSalon in London, entrepreneur Wingham Rowan describes another type of worker — one who has a highly unpredictable schedule. “Think of someone who has a recurring but unpredictable medical condition, […]

Global Issues

5 talks about mosquitos—and how to stop their buzzing5 talks about mosquitos—and how to stop their buzzing

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

The world’s most dangerous animal isn’t the lion, tiger or bear. It’s actually the mosquito. “Mosquitos have killed more humans than any other creature in human history,” says Haydn Parry in today’s talk. “The mosquito has killed more humans than wars and plague.” Every year, about a million and a half people succumb to malaria […]


7 talks about incredible walks7 talks about incredible walks

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Ben Saunders spent 10 weeks walking from the north coast of Russia to the North Pole, and around to the north coast of Canada. For a full 72 days in 2004, Saunders was the only human being within a span of 5.4 million square miles, surviving an average temperature of -35C in conditions described by […]


Exploring Possibilities at the TEDSalon in LondonExploring Possibilities at the TEDSalon in London

Posted By Tedstaff

Polar explorer Ben Saunders took the stage at the TEDSalon in London on November 7 to ask the question: “If everything is being done somewhere by someone and we can participate virtually, then why bother leaving the house?” A journalist had posed this question to him weeks earlier. He addressed it onstage through both his […]


Are orphanages a necessary evil, or is there a better way?Are orphanages a necessary evil, or is there a better way?

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

More than 8 million children live in orphanages worldwide. But as Georgette Mulheir shares in today’s brave talk, given at TEDSalon London Spring 2012, an estimated 90% of them are not true orphans. These children are sent to orphanages because a single parent is not adequately able to care for them, because of rampant poverty […]


Sketches of a TED event, by a storyboard artistSketches of a TED event, by a storyboard artist

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Nesta Morgan is a storyboard artist. And while in the audience at a TED Salon in London in May, she found herself so inspired by several speakers that she took to sketching them — and their ideas —  as they spoke. Above, see Nesta’s sketch of today’s TEDTalk, “Pam Warhurst: How we can eat our […]


11 talks on the transformative power of vegetables11 talks on the transformative power of vegetables

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

If you walk into the cemetery in Todmorden — a small town in northern England — you will find vegetables and herbs defiantly growing. Ditto if you examine the strips of land in the middle of the town’s roads, the area in front of its elder-care home, or the landscaping around its railroad station.  You […]


10 books inspired by paintings10 books inspired by paintings

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Tracy Chevalier, the author of Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999), first saw the Johannes Vermeer painting that inspired her novel when she was 19-years-old. Struck by the colors, as well as the expression on said girl’s face, Chevalier stood in front of the painting for hours and bought a poster of it on her […]


List: All the films Beeban Kidron mentions in her TEDTalk

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

Today’s TEDTalk, Beeban Kidron on the shared wonder of film, invokes some iconic film scenes swimming around in our shared narrative. Looking for the list? Here it is for you to immerse yourself — “Unless you do, you may not know that you, too, have a heart.” – Miracle in Milan, Vittorio de Sica (1951) […]

Global Issues

Unseen Narratives: The TEDSalon in LondonUnseen Narratives: The TEDSalon in London

Posted By Bgiussani

Books, film, art, food — and science and social issues — were at the center of the talks at the sixth TEDSalon in London. The event took place on May 10 in a packed Unicorn Theatre, with the support of longtime TED partner frog. “Our bodies are made of atoms, but our lives are made […]


TED’s Worldwide Talent Search: Sign up to appear in São PauloTED’s Worldwide Talent Search: Sign up to appear in São Paulo

Posted By Nick Weinberg

From April to June 2012, TED will be throwing 14 events around the world to search for unheard voices that need to be seen onstage at TED2013. Learn more about TED2013 Worldwide Talent Search >> Just announced: Applications are open now to appear at the event in São Paulo! If TED@SãoPaulo is the closest event […]


A primer on 3D printing: Lisa Harouni on TED.com

Posted By Emily McManus

2012 may be the year of 3D printing, when this three-decade-old technology finally becomes accessible and even commonplace. Lisa Harouni gives a useful introduction to this fascinating way of making things — including intricate objects once impossible to create. (Recorded at TEDSalon London, November 2011, in London, UK. Duration: 14:50) Watch Lisa Harouni’s talk on TED.com, where […]