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Watch: Yuval Harari in conversation with TED’s Chris Anderson
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In this one-hour video from TED headquarters, curator Chris Anderson sits down with historian and social critic Yuval Noah Harari to talk about this extraordinary moment in time — when nationalism is pitted against globalism, while the world is facing a job-loss crisis most of us are not even expecting. Rewatch this Facebook Live video:

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‘Armchair archaeologists’ search 5 million tiles of Peru
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Morning clouds reveal Machu Picchu, ancient city of the Incas. Peru is home to many archaeological sites — and citizen scientists are mapping the country with GlobalXplorer. Photo: Design Pics Inc./National Geographic Creative GlobalXplorer, the citizen science platform for archaeology, launched two weeks ago. It’s the culmination of Sarah Parcak’s TED Prize wish and, already, more than […]

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TED and Star India greenlight “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch” TV series, hosted by Shah Rukh Khan
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Today we confirmed some exciting news about TED’s most ambitious television project yet: a major network series in India hosted by megawatt Bollywood film star Shah Rukh Khan. The program will air on Star India, one of India’s largest media conglomerates and our partner in production. TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, which translates to “new thinking,” marks […]

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“Humanity can rise to the challenge”: Yuval Harari in conversation at TED Dialogues
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In a wide-ranging conversation with Yuval Harari at TED’s theater, TED’s Chris Anderson (left) asked: How should we behave in this post-truth era? And Harari replied: “My basic reaction as a historian is: if this is the era of post-truth, when the hell was the era of truth?” Photo: Dian Lofton How to explain the […]

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“Could threat data be anonymized?”: Comment of the week, Feb. 1, 2017
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This week’s comment comes from Joe, who has enough understanding of the topic of Caleb Barlow’s talk, “Where is cybercrime really coming from?” to pose a great question to the speaker. Particularly on topics I’m less familiar with, it’s great to come to the comments and hear from people who have much more experience with […]

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“I cried as you told your story”: Comment of the week, Feb. 8, 2017
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This week’s comment was posted on Sue Klebold’s talk, “My son was a Columbine shooter. This is my story.” Many times, a comment section represents the worst of our collective thoughts, but in this instance, on this platform, there is so much compassion. I was impressed with the level of respect and understanding shown to Sue […]

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A personal memory of Hans Rosling, from TED’s founding director of video
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I was there when Hans Rosling first shook the room at TED, and transformed tiresome medical statistics into an action-packed, live performance about real people’s lives on the line. He’s since been namechecked by Bill Gates. And he outlasted Fidel Castro – twice. Not merely mortally. In an interview on the TED Blog, Hans recounts […]

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A Q&A with Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger
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In October 2016, a group gathered in San Francisco for the TEDWomen 2016 conference, this year themed around the idea of time. One talk was given by Thordis Elva and Tom Stranger, who took the stage to share a story that took place in 1996, when Stranger raped Elva, then his girlfriend. The talk had […]

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Remembering Hans Rosling
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Bounding up on stage with the energy of 1,000 suns and his special extra-long pointer, Swedish professor Hans Rosling became a data rock star, dedicated to giving his audience a truer picture of the world. Photo: Asa Mathat Is the world getting worse every day in every way, as some news media would have you believe? No. […]

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TED Dialogues: An urgent response to a dangerously divisive time
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These are astonishing days. Amid rapid-fire policy changes, America has grown even more divided; similar divisions are spreading across the world. Vitriolic rhetoric roars from all sides, and battle lines are hardening. We aren’t listening to one another. Is there space left for dialogue? For reason? For thoughtful persuasion? We’re determined to find that space. This […]

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TED and Audible debut “Sincerely, X” audio series: Sharing important ideas, anonymously
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TED’s always on the hunt for new speakers with new ideas. But in our latest project, we’re offering speakers something unprecedented: anonymity. Our hunch? Inviting people to share ideas without having to reveal their identity might allow for an entirely new category of talks. Today TED and Audible announce the release of Sincerely, X, an original […]

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