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These 6 TED & TEDx speakers just won MacArthur’s “genius” award


[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKByBgqxOw4&w=560&h=315] Six TED speakers have been recognized in the 2013 class of MacArthur Fellows. Each recipient will heretofore be unofficially known as a “genius” and will very officially receive a no-strings-attached prize of $625,000 to support his or her creative instincts for the benefit of society. We salute all 24 of this year’s winners, of []

Solving social problems with a nudge: Sendhil Mullainathan on TED.com


MacArthur winner Sendhil Mullainathan uses the lens of behavioral economics to study a tricky set of social problems — those we know how to solve, but don’t. We know how to reduce child deaths due to diarrhea, how to prevent diabetes-related blindness and how to implement solar-cell technology … yet somehow, we don’t or can’t. []