Meet the Fall 2018 class of TED Residents

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Meet the Fall 2018 class of TED Residents

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On September 12, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. These 21 Residents will spend 14 weeks in TED’s New York headquarters working and thinking together. The class includes exceptional people from all over the map — from Bulgaria to South Africa, Canada to Kansas. New []

7 big ideas gain momentum: Updates from The Audacious Project

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7 big ideas gain momentum: Updates from The Audacious Project

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Their ideas are ambitious, with the goal of changing outdated systems and impacting millions of lives. It’s been five months since The Audacious Project’s first class of project leaders spoke at TED2018, and each one is gaining momentum. Below, the latest news. 1,600 bails paid and counting More than 1,600 people have now had their bail paid []

New insights on climate change action, a milestone for Maysoon Zayid and more TED news

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New insights on climate change action, a milestone for Maysoon Zayid and more TED news

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As usual, the TED community is making headlines. Below, some highlights. Does local action make a difference when fighting climate change? Environmental scientist Angel Hsu teamed up with experts at several climate research institutes on a fascinating new report about the potential effects of local action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally. Hsu synthesized data []

Galaxies hidden in plain sight, a new role at Netflix and other TED news

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Galaxies hidden in plain sight, a new role at Netflix and other TED news

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The TED community is busy with new projects and ideas: below, some highlights. A new galaxy cluster hidden in plain sight. Researchers at MIT, including TED speaker Henry Lin, have recently discovered a cluster of hundreds of galaxies obscured by an intensely active supermassive black hole at its center. That extra-bright black hole, named PKS1353-341, []

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows that diversity onscreen is a win for everyone

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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows that diversity onscreen is a win for everyone

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Crazy Rich Asians, a new Hollywood film that is an adaptation of the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan, topped the box office over the weekend, proving the “power of diversity (again).” The romantic comedy is a major motion picture with big studio backing and a reported budget of $30 million. For Hollywood it also presents []

Moving healthcare forward: The talks of TED Salon: Catalyst

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Moving healthcare forward: The talks of TED Salon: Catalyst

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Healthcare is at a turning point. Big data, evolving consumer preferences and shifting cost structures are just a few of the many complex factors shaping the opportunities and challenges that will define the future. How can we all become forces for positive change and progress? For the first time, TED partnered with Optum, a health []

Nnedi Okorafor pens a new Black Panther  comic series, and more updates from TED speakers

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Nnedi Okorafor pens a new Black Panther comic series, and more updates from TED speakers

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We’ve been on break but the TED community definitely hasn’t — here are some highlights from the past few weeks. Black Panther’s Shuri stars in her own comic. Writer Nnedi Okorafor will team up with visual artist Leonardo Romero to bring Marvel’s newest Black Panther comic series to life. Shuri will follow Wakandan princess and []

A model of possibility: Tiq Milan on being the architect of his own destiny

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A model of possibility: Tiq Milan on being the architect of his own destiny

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Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan brought warmth and light to the TEDWomen stage in 2016, sharing their vision of queer love and possibility. As a Black trans activist, writer and media maker, Tiq Milan expands the cultural imaginary on what it is to live beyond the margins. It’s an interesting time to be Tiq; he’s []

3 reasons why women are still fighting for equal healthcare

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3 reasons why women are still fighting for equal healthcare

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TEDWomen co-host Pat Mitchell writes: Once again this summer, I had the privilege of moderating sessions during the Spotlight Health Aspen Institute Ideas Festival. There were some surprises in a session titled “Breakthroughs and Challenges in Women’s Health” with importance for all women, and I want to share some of that information with you. With two esteemed []

Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

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Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

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TED.com is about to go quiet for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted on the website until Monday, August 13, 2018, while most of the TED staff takes our annual two-week summer holiday. Yes, we all, or almost all, go on holiday at the same time. (No, we don’t all go to the same place.) We’ve been []

Ideas sparked by “What if?”: The talks of TED@UPS 2018

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Ideas sparked by “What if?”: The talks of TED@UPS 2018

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The greatest ideas of our time will be sparked by a simple question: “What if?” What if we had truly inclusive workplaces? What if we removed the inefficiencies that stand in the way of eliminating world hunger? What if we could deliver quality health care in the home? What if we took back our privacy []

What does TED look for in its Fellows?

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What does TED look for in its Fellows?

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Every year, TED opens applications for its new group of TED Fellows. We get thousands of applications from all corners of the world, representing every field under the sun — marine mammal conservation, biomechatronics, Khmer dance, space archeology. How do we select just 20 people to become TED Fellows? It’s not an easy process. (Technically, our []

Electric and empowered: Monica Araya on Costa Rica’s clean energy future

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Electric and empowered: Monica Araya on Costa Rica’s clean energy future

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Monica Araya made a big prediction on the TED stage in 2016: Costa Rica, her home country, will be the first nation in the world to pursue 100% renewable energy. Fast forward to 2018, and they’re on their way. Costa Rica already generates over 99% of their electricity through renewable energy, and went 300 days []

You can now get customized TED Talk recommendations in your inbox

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You can now get customized TED Talk recommendations in your inbox

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As the number of TED Talks on TED.com grows, we’ve created a new way to discover talks you’ll love: Tell us your favorite topics and areas of interest, and we’ll send you a customized email brimming with talks worth your personal attention. Here’s how it works: Visit ted.com/recommends and tell us the topics that fascinate you most, as well []

Tiq Milan talks to Netflix, the determined search for aliens, and other TED news

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Tiq Milan talks to Netflix, the determined search for aliens, and other TED news

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As usual, the TED community is bursting with new projects and discoveries. Here are a few highlights. The power of representation. Writer and trans activist Tiq Milan, at left in the photo above, was interviewed for a new initiative by Netflix and GLAAD called “First Time I Saw Me.” Alongside Elliot Fletcher, Jamie Clayton, Jazz []

Ghana eliminates trachoma, The Bail Project opens a fifth site: Updates from The Audacious Project

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Ghana eliminates trachoma, The Bail Project opens a fifth site: Updates from The Audacious Project

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Their ideas are big — aimed at impacting millions of lives or creating sweeping global change. Three months after the first project leaders of The Audacious Project stood on the TED stage and shared their ambitious plans, things are already starting to happen. Below, enjoy the latest news. The drive to end trachoma When Sightsavers []