On “60 Minutes,” TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch shows how easy it can be to move questionable funds into the US

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On “60 Minutes,” TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch shows how easy it can be to move questionable funds into the US

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A corruption investigator walks into a law firm and says he wants to buy a brownstone, a jet and a yacht. This isn’t the start of a joke. It’s the premise of the latest investigation by Global Witness, the anti-corruption organization co-founded by 2014 TED Prize winner Charmian Gooch. In an investigation revealed on 60 Minutes as well []

Reading list: Big ideas in books from our TED2016 speakers

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Reading list: Big ideas in books from our TED2016 speakers

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  With TED2016 quickly approaching, what better way to get ready than with a good book (or two, or three)? Before the conference starts on February 15, explore these reads by some of our speakers. Life in the future: Exegesis by Astro Teller. A science-fiction tale of a self-aware, artificially intelligent machine and its creator []

Decisive ideas, scientific breakthroughs, critical junctures: A recap of TEDGlobal>Geneva

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Decisive ideas, scientific breakthroughs, critical junctures: A recap of TEDGlobal>Geneva

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Innovation happens at the critical junctures between success and failure, risk and reward, truth and daring, past and future. At TEDGlobal>Geneva, in a former power plant right in the middle of the Rhone river in downtown Geneva, the conference gathered 900 attendees from nearly 80 countries. Against a stage backdrop designed by the students of []

Meet the 2016 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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Meet the 2016 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

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We are thrilled to announce the new class of Fellows for TED2016. These 21 world-changers work at the very forefront of their fields and represent 12 countries around the world – including, for the first time in the program, Kyrgyzstan. This group includes a Hawaiian geneticist focused on establishing ethnic diversity in genome studies; an []

Free live webcast: TEDYouth 2015 this Saturday

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Free live webcast: TEDYouth 2015 this Saturday

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Update: Archives of the webcast are available in Spanish, Arabic and English free online until Tuesday, Nov. 17, at tedyouth.com » Get ready for the fifth annual TEDYouth, happening Saturday, Nov. 14. Hundreds of middle and high school students from all around New York City — and you too! — can watch a day of brilliant ideas, []

Is necessity really the mother of invention? 14 speakers at TED@IBM challenge this adage

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Is necessity really the mother of invention? 14 speakers at TED@IBM challenge this adage

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Some inventions are about solving a need. Others are about opening up our understanding of the world. Still others are motivated by a sense of whimsy or adventure. At TED@IBM, 14 speakers shared ideas that fit into all of these categories. Themed “Necessity & Invention,” the second edition of TED@IBM challenged the often-repeated truism and []