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Drones: will they save us or destroy us?Drones: will they save us or destroy us?

Posted By Helen Walters

This week, we’ll be taking a deep dive into a provocative topic: drones. For all the rhetoric, you might think think that this is a zero sum game: Drones will either destroy the world, or they’ll save it. The truth, of course, is that, well, they’re set to do both. Sophisticated developments see extraordinary advances […]

Culture

Rethinking the term ‘illegal’ immigrant: Because people can’t be illegalRethinking the term ‘illegal’ immigrant: Because people can’t be illegal

Posted By Hailey Reissman

Last week, the Associated Press announced its decision to remove the term “illegal immigrant” from the AP Stylebook. In a blog post by Director of Media Relations Paul Colford, AP’s executive editor Kathleen Carroll revealed the news: “The Stylebook no longer sanctions the term ‘illegal immigrant’ or the use of ‘illegal’ to describe a person. […]

Education

Meet Kakenya Ntaiya, who worked with her elders to found a school for girls in her Maasai villageMeet Kakenya Ntaiya, who worked with her elders to found a school for girls in her Maasai village

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Kakenya Ntaiya was engaged at 5-years-old, her family members regularly whispering in her ear, “Your husband just passed by.” This was the traditional path that unfolded before girls in the Maasai village in Kenya where Ntaiya grew up. “In Maasai culture, the boys are brought up to be warriors, the girls are brought up to […]

Culture

5 talks from and about military generals

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

According to Colin Powell, the retired four-star general and former United States Secretary of State, learning to give a salute can be life changing. At TED, many have shared what they believe to be missing from our current education system — Ken Robinson says its space for kids to flex their creative muscles while Geoff […]

Playlist

6 TED Talks on beauty6 TED Talks on beauty

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

In today’s bold TED Talk, model Cameron Russell — who has walked runways for Victoria’s Secret and Chanel — mulls over what it means to be beautiful. To her, being beautiful is a matter of chance; she happened to be one of the people in the world born with a set of physical traits — […]

Culture

Model Cameron Russell gives the real story behind six of her stunning photosModel Cameron Russell gives the real story behind six of her stunning photos

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Television schedules are packed with reality shows about the wild world of modeling. Tyra Banks’ America’s Next Top Model is casting for its 20th edition right now, and The Face, starring Naomi Campbell, Coco Rocha and Karolina Kurkova, will premiere in February. What are we supposed to learn from this addictive genre? Modeling isn’t just […]