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BJ Novak on his short story, “The Impatient Billionaire and the Mirror for the Earth,” which pivots on a misunderstood TED TalkBJ Novak on his short story, “The Impatient Billionaire and the Mirror for the Earth,” which pivots on a misunderstood TED Talk

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

“If only the earth could hold up a mirror to itself …” Say no more, thought the impatient billionaire in the audience at the TED conference, who found the speaker’s voice as whiny and irritating as his ideas were inspiring and consciousness-shifting. He already knew the part of the speech that was going to stay […]

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Television show “Buenas Ideas TED” to debut in SpainTelevision show “Buenas Ideas TED” to debut in Spain

Posted By Tedstaff

The concept behind Buenas Ideas TED, the 13-part Spanish television series that debuts today on TVE: to create a 21st century version of the literary salon or Greek agora. The show brings together classic TED Talks — about technology, entertainment and design, about our relationships to work and to each other, and about the ways our lives […]

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Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of ThronesMeet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Martin’s epic series A Song of Ice and Fire, which is where Dothraki originated as the language […]

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Grey’s Anatomy has a TED momentGrey’s Anatomy has a TED moment

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Has a TED Talk ever happened live from a hospital? Well, not in real life — but yes on television. Last night on Grey’s Anatomy, TED became a part of the surgical action when Dr. Callie Torres was prepping to give a talk on the wonders of cartilage. But when a leaking tanker led to […]

Education

TED teams up with PBS to talk about the high school dropout crisis

Posted By Tedstaff

With fresh thinking and bold ideas, TED and PBS are hosting a one-hour special with talks about the US high school dropout crisis. On May 7 at 10pm, PBS will air the very first televised TED event, TED Talks Education. The event, filmed in New York on April 4, brings together an hour of speakers […]

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The shoulders of giants: Joshua Klein, on <em>The Link</em>The shoulders of giants: Joshua Klein, on The Link

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

What’s next for Joshua Klein, the man who built a vending machine for crows? The versatile hacker is the new host of the National Geographic show The Link, in which he travels the world to research and reveal the origins of some of history’s most important technological innovations, like Greek fire and the Chinese long […]

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Naif Al-Mutawa and his 99 superhoes fight onNaif Al-Mutawa and his 99 superhoes fight on

Posted By Thu-Huong Ha

At TEDGlobal 2010 Dr. Naif Al-Mutawa introduced us to THE 99, a comic book and animated series featuring a team of 99 young superheroes inspired by the 99 attributes of Allah. These young characters are the world’s first superheroes based on Islamic culture. Earlier this year at TEDGlobal Al-Mutawa discussed the criticisms he received for […]