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Women at war, women as friends: The talks in Session 6 of TEDWomen 2015

Women at war, women as friends: The talks in Session 6 of TEDWomen 2015

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What is an idea, really, if you keep it to yourself? No, ideas are meant to be shared. In this session, stories of connection — from Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, who have been friends since 9 to 5, to Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols, a couple who traveled around the world documenting the lives of “supergays.” Short recaps of []

On blazars, quantum computers, and looking for life on Mars: A recap of TEDFellows Session 1 at TED2015

On blazars, quantum computers, and looking for life on Mars: A recap of TEDFellows Session 1 at TED2015

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TED Fellows and Senior Fellows have just opened TED2015 with a bang in the beautiful Kay Meek theatre in Vancouver. In the first session, discover: how bacteria can be programmed to detect and treat cancer, a yellow legal pad that smuggles transgressive data into the halls of power, what makes non-state armed groups tick, hyperactive supermassive black []

The Muslims Are Coming!: Fellows Friday with Negin Farsad

The Muslims Are Coming!: Fellows Friday with Negin Farsad

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Ever bowled with a Muslim? Why not? Negin Farsad wants to know. The comedian and filmmaker’s new documentary The Muslims Are Coming! follows a group of Muslim-American comedians as they travel through Middle America setting up street actions — Hug a Muslim, Bowl with a Muslim, Ask a Muslim — skewering stereotypes and turning Islamophobia []

TED Fellow Negin Farsad opens film “The Muslims Are Coming!”

TED Fellow Negin Farsad opens film “The Muslims Are Coming!”

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Negin Farsad’s new documentary, The Muslims Are Coming!, churns hilarity out of a not-so-funny subject: Islamophobia. The film follows Farsad, a TED Fellow, and a group fellow Muslim-American comedians (Dean Obeidallah, Aron Kader, Preacher Moss, Kareem Omary, Maysoon Zayid and Omar Elba) as they tour the United States and hold comedic interventions to show conservatives, []