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Fun and nerdy field trips: TEDx Adventures take to the streets

Fun and nerdy field trips: TEDx Adventures take to the streets

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This week, we’ve launched a new blog: TEDx Innovations. It’s a space for TEDx organizers to share their passion and ingenuity, to reveal the things they’re trying at their events and the ways they’re evolving this global platform before our eyes. Bookmark it and look for lots more to come. Mastering the physics behind sailing in the Boston []

Fun, interesting science? 11 amazing online sources

Fun, interesting science? 11 amazing online sources

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In today’s TED Talk, Tyler DeWitt makes a fantastic case for a simple idea: make science fun. Educators and writers get caught up in the idea that science needs to be taken seriously, and forget that the best way to get kids interested is to… make it interesting. Too much emphasis on being accurate can []

10 places where anyone can learn to code

10 places where anyone can learn to code

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  Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.” Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital technology. But Mitch Resnick, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet in November, is skeptical of this descriptor. Sure, young people can text and chat and play games, he []

Which TEDxBeaconStreet audience member lived on camel milk for 9 days? Which gets mistaken for the prince of Norway?

Which TEDxBeaconStreet audience member lived on camel milk for 9 days? Which gets mistaken for the prince of Norway?

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TEDxBeaconStreet brought you today’s talk from Steven Schwaitzberg, “A universal translator for surgeons,” as well as Colin Stoke’s “How movies teach manhood.” But the organizers behind the event know that the speakers on stage only scratch the surface of the stories to tell in the greater Boston area. “We place equal value on our speakers and audience,” []

8 talks about advances in surgery

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Regardless of what you might see on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, teaching surgery is very difficult. This is a fact that Dr. Steven Schwaitzberg stresses in today’s talk. Schwaitzberg, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet in November, is a pioneer in the field of minimally invasive surgery, which is less painful for patients and allows them to []