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A celebrated building turns 50…and other TED news
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Behold, your recap of TED-related news: Habitat turns 50! First conceptualized in 1961 as part of architect Moshe Safdie’s thesis at McGill University, Habitat 67 has gone on to inspire several generations of architects. Combining high-rise living with community connection, Habitat’s concrete cluster of homes challenged the contemporary notions of apartment complexes and Brutalist architecture. […]

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The VOID returns to TED, Ghostbusters style
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Two years ago, a prototype VR experience re-imagined the way we interact with virtual reality by interweaving the digital and physical space — and one year ago, it held its lines-out-the-door premiere at TED2016. Today, THE VOID has locations in Times Square, New York; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Salt Lake City, Utah (where it was conceived) — and plans to expand. […]

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TEDsters get to know students around the world, thanks to EverFi
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At TED2017, attendees could interact with students from around the world inside the EverFi social space. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED EverFi is supporting the TED2017 community in having a direct hand in changing the future. As a leader in connecting education to the real world since launching at TED in 2008, EverFi allows attendees to meet […]

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The duty we owe to strangers: David Miliband speaks at TED2017
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David Miliband asks us to see the refugee crisis as a test of our humanity — and our humility. He speaks at TED2017, April 26, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED David Miliband came to TED with a specific message: The global refugee crisis is not unsolvable — and it’s actually a test […]

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Connection and community: The talks of Session 7 of TED2017
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We’re more connected than ever before but, in some parts of the world, life has never been more difficult. From refugee camps full of people displaced by war to urban blight in the developed world, our problems are growing more complex. But in that strife lies opportunity. In the seventh session of TED2017, hosted by […]

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Video: Watch how five TEDx organizers share an idea around the world
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First, watch this wonderful new promo for TED’s mobile app — a wander through five countries and communities, linked by a love for great ideas. TED’s filmmakers asked the help of five TEDx organizers to make a video highlighting TED’s mobile app, the result became something much more: visual evidence that ideas bring people together. To […]

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The biology of behavior: Robert Sapolsky speaks at TED2017
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Robert Sapolsky speaks live via video, with help from Prezi AR, at TED2017, April 28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Robert Sapolsky is “your basic confused human when it comes to violence.” He’s for gun control but loves shooting people in laser tag. He doesn’t believe in the death penalty but has […]

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The puzzle of aging: Elizabeth Blackburn speaks at TED2017
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Nobel-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn studies how humans age — and the hidden factors that might explain differences in how age affects different people. She speaks at TED2017, April 27, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED For Nobel Prize-winning biologist Elizabeth Blackburn, it all began with pond scum. She was curious about chromosomes, and […]

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Heartbreak 101: Guy Winch speaks at TED2017
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Psychologist Guy Winch tells us how to fix a broken heart at TED2017, April 27, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED “Why do the same coping mechanisms that get us through all kinds of life challenges fail us so miserably when our heart gets broken?” asks psychologist Guy Winch. For the past […]

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It’s personal: The talks of Session 9 of TED2017
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For the ninth session of TED2017, hosted by TED’s Editorial Director Helen Walters and Curation Director Kelly Stoetzel, we look into ourselves with seven speakers who take on subjects ranging from parenting to social interaction and heartbreak, revealing nuggets of wisdom that just might help you lead a better, more fulfilled life. Helen Pearson wrote […]

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A beer exchange that spanned the globe
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A highlight of TEDFest — a beer exchange between members of the TEDx community. Photo: David Rosenberg / TED During the International Beer Exchange held on Day 2 of TEDFest, a screening event for TEDx’ers in New York City, bottles were lined up side by side like passengers on the subway during morning rush hour. […]

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