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Announcing our 2017 TED Prize winner: Healthcare warrior Raj Panjabi
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Raj Panjabi was born in Liberia, but his family fled civil war when he was nine. He returned as a medical student — and went on to found Last Mile Health. Photo: Courtesy of Last Mile Health It sounds simple enough: If you’re sick, you make an appointment with a doctor, and if it’s an […]

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Have a TED Talk idea? Apply to our Idea Search events in Africa
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Saki Mafundikwa prepares to speak at the TED@Nairobi auditions in 2013, aiming for a slot on the TED mainstage. (Spoiler: He made it.) Photo: whattookyousolong.org Do you have a TED Talk you’ve always wanted to try out in front of an audience? We’re thrilled to announce that applications are open for two new events in […]

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8 insider tips: Make an audition video for TED’s Idea Search 2017
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Tania Luna auditions for the TED stage. (Spoiler: She got there.) Photo: James Duncan Davidson Here are 8 insider tips to creating a great audition video for the TEDNYC Idea Search 2017. (Remember, the deadline to apply is Monday, Nov. 28, at 6pm Eastern.) 1. Distill your idea. In a 1-minute video, you have about […]

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Wireless advances in treating spinal cord damage, morphing wings for aircraft, and the world’s tallest tropical trees
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Just a few of the intriguing headlines involving members of the TED community this week: Advances in treating spinal cord damage. In Nature, Grégoire Courtine and a team of scientists announced that they had successfully used a wireless brain-spine interface to help monkeys with spinal cord damage paralyzing one leg regain the ability to walk. […]

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Ingenuity starts with a spark: The talks of TED@IBM
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IBM’s editorial director, Michela Stribling, kicks off Session 1 at TED@IBM: Spark, November 16, 2016 in San Francisco. (Photo: Russell Edwards/TED) From artists to scientists, mothers, mathematicians and business visionaries, people in every corner of the world are dreaming up solutions to our most pressing problems. Whether tackling war and peace or the principles of machine […]

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Have a TED Talk idea? Apply to the TEDNYC Idea Search 2017
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Do you have a TED Talk you’ve always wanted to try out in front of an audience? We’re thrilled to announce that applications are open for our TEDNYC Idea Search 2017 in New York City. Anyone with an idea worth spreading is invited to apply; 10 finalists will share their risky, quirky, fascinating ideas in […]

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Meet our new Head of Media: Colin Helms
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This fall, TED welcomes Colin Helms as its Head of Media. In this leadership team role, Colin will oversee strategy and operations of TED’s core media business, including video production, new format development, distribution, social media, mobile and design. Colin brings more than 20 years of experience in both digital and traditional media content strategy […]

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How small lies turn into big lies, what everyday objects tell us about inequality, and robots that lend a helping hand during disasters
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Just a few of the intriguing headlines involving members of the TED community this week: The cascading effect of small lies. Tali Sharot is the senior author on a paper published in Nature Neuroscience that sheds light on the possible slippery-slope effect of telling small, self-serving lies. Using an fMRI scanning device to monitor the […]

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The other side isn’t your enemy: Jonathan Haidt speaks at TEDNYC
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TED Curator Chris Anderson interviews Jonathan Haidt on November 2, 2016 in New York, NY. (Photo: Esiwahomi Ozembhoya / TED) Watch for this TED Talk to premiere Nov. 8, 2016, on TED.com. A few highlights below: With less than a week until America casts ballots in what has become one of the most controversial US […]

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Rachel Dolezal’s TEDx Talk
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In April 2016, Rachel Dolezal spoke at an independently organized TEDx event held at a university. As you may know, Ms. Dolezal is a former president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter who sparked a national debate and resigned after the public discovered that she was a white woman identifying herself as a black woman. Recently […]

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On babies and TED
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At this year’s TEDWomen conference, we tried out some new ideas for accommodating attendees with small children. Beyond a lactation room, for instance, we offered a list of local, vetted caregiver services to call upon, a free livestream pass for caregivers, a free breast-milk shipping service, and a suite at a nearby hotel where attendees […]

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