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Scientific research and … improv? Uri Alon at TEDGlobal 2013

Scientific research and … improv? Uri Alon at TEDGlobal 2013

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“In the middle of my PhD, I was hopelessly stuck,” confesses scientist Uri Alon. “Every research direction I tried led to a dead end. It seemed my basic assumptions stopped working.” Alon felt like a failure. And even though he got through it, the experience stuck with him … especially when it happened again. While []

Imagined Beauty: The speakers in Session 10 at TEDGlobal 2013

Imagined Beauty: The speakers in Session 10 at TEDGlobal 2013

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Beauty is always a key theme at TED, and in this session, Imagined Beauty, there’s something for everyone, with speakers including a couple whose professions have required the coining of new words. ┬áMeet the “cloudspotter,” the “mathemagician,” and the others who presented to us in this session of TEDGlobal. Click on their name for a []