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An approach to global aid where all are treated as equalsAn approach to global aid where all are treated as equals

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Lisa Katayama In a developed country where the dialogue around human rights is very charity-minded, it’s rare to find young people with visions of engaging rural farmers in developing countries as equals. That’s why Tokyo native Doga Makiura stands out. When Doga was 13, he left his home in Japan and enrolled himself in […]

Education

Antibiotic resistance and particle physics: Burlington High School’s TED-Ed Club blinds us with scienceAntibiotic resistance and particle physics: Burlington High School’s TED-Ed Club blinds us with science

Posted By Emilie Soffe

“Using a powerful particle gun, we would shoot small pieces of matter through the force field and into the antimatter to make small, controlled bursts of energy –which we could then harness and put into batteries.” This quote reads like a line of dialogue from a science fiction movie. But the (exponentially more exciting) truth […]

Education

TED-Ed Clubs: What people are saying in the TwitterverseTED-Ed Clubs: What people are saying in the Twitterverse

Posted By Emilie Soffe

In the nearly two weeks since the launch of TED-Ed Clubs, almost 700 educators in 50+ countries have completed applications in the hopes of bringing the program into their classrooms. Meanwhile, TED-Ed’s Twitter feed saw a flurry of excitement as educators and students took to their keyboards to share their thoughts. Here, a look at what […]

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This 13-year-old entrepreneur is out to change the world: A Q&A with Maya PennThis 13-year-old entrepreneur is out to change the world: A Q&A with Maya Penn

Posted By Becky Chung

Maya Penn is a tiny, vibrant force of nature. She’s an entrepreneur, philanthropist, fashion designer, animator, blogger, writer and illustrator. She runs a budding eco-friendly fashion business and a nonprofit for environmental awareness, and her mind churns constantly with new creative projects. And we should probably mention — Maya is only 13. Maya’s story began […]

Education

9 brilliant ideas from TED-Ed Club members, from infinity to a mood app9 brilliant ideas from TED-Ed Club members, from infinity to a mood app

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

TED-Ed Clubs give students the opportunity to research, write and present a TED-style talk about an idea they just can’t get out of their head. Over the course of a flexible 13-meeting program, students narrow in on an idea and learn how to communicate it in the most effective way possible. For some students, inspiration for their talk will come […]

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This scientist has three patents pending. He also happens to be 12.This scientist has three patents pending. He also happens to be 12.

Posted By Morton Bast

When 12-year-old Peyton Robertson sees a problem, he is going to fix it. So when the young scientist noticed a perennial problem in his hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida –flooding during the region’s nasty hurricane season – he set to work building a better sandbag. Peyton’s sandbag contains an expandable polymer that’s lightweight and easy […]

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This girl hacker is beating all the boys: a Q&A with Jennie LamereThis girl hacker is beating all the boys: a Q&A with Jennie Lamere

Posted By Alison Prato

If you’ve ever had the ending of your favorite TV show ruined by a spoiler-filled tweet, Jennie Lamere feels your pain. The 18-year-old tech whiz won the grand prize at Boston’s TVNext Hack event in April for inventing Twivo, a clever app that blocks all mentions of a show you’re waiting to watch until you’re […]

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This college freshman is a cancer detective: A Q&A with Brittany WengerThis college freshman is a cancer detective: A Q&A with Brittany Wenger

Posted By Brooke Borel

When Brittany Wenger was a sophomore in high school, her cousin was diagnosed with breast cancer. She saw firsthand how the disease strikes a woman and her family, and she wanted to help. While some of us might offer to bake a casserole or lend a listening ear, Brittany went the extra mile: She created […]

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Kids share their dreams in these photos from Dear WorldKids share their dreams in these photos from Dear World

Posted By TED Guest Author

By Robert Fogarty of Dear World When I was 14, my dad wrote me a note. He told me to figure out what I wanted and to go for it, but also that – if I failed and felt disappointed — that he wouldn’t be; that he’d still love me. I kept this note. Periodically, I read it to be reminded. […]

News

Time’s 30 Under 30 list includes many familiar facesTime’s 30 Under 30 list includes many familiar faces

Posted By Morton Bast

Last week, the editors of Time magazine published a list of 30 people under 30 who are changing the world, with the help of a panel of millennials. On the list: six teenagers and twenty-somethings with TED connections. We at TED have had youth on the brain recently. TED2013 was themed “The Young. The Wise. […]

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Teen entrepreneur Avani Singh: “You can make a difference”Teen entrepreneur Avani Singh: “You can make a difference”

Posted By Elizabeth Jacobs

New Delhi’s streets are epic — trucks, cars, cows and, especially, bicycle rickshaws, three-wheeled carriers that can zip through traffic, pedaled by a very, very hard-working driver. Growing up in New Delhi, Avani Singh passed them every day on her way to school. And her route also passed the city’s slums. In this city of […]