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How we’ll get health care to the billion people who lack it: Raj Panjabi reveals his TED Prize wish
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2017 TED Prize winner Raj Panjabi tells the story of how community health workers in Liberia faced down fear and stopped the Ebola epidemic in its tracks. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED Raj Panjabi was your typical science- and soccer-loving 4th grader in Monrovia, Liberia. But when a brutal civil war erupted in the country, […]

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Health, life, love: The talks of Session 4 of TED2017
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Session 4 of TED2017 kicked off with an interview with perhaps the greatest athlete of all time, Serena Williams, and closed with the potentially world-changing announcement of this year’s TED Prize wish from Raj Panjabi. In between, the session saw a surprise talk directly from the Vatican by His Holiness Pope Francis — the culmination of […]

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The human response: The talks of Session 3 of TED2017
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The world is changing faster than ever, bringing with it brand-new problems, while our most persistent troubles — like poverty and health — haven’t gone anywhere. One thing has become abundantly clear: our machines aren’t going to save us; people are. How do we respond to problems new and old with humanity and dignity? In the […]

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In Case You Missed It: The big ideas from day 1 of TED2017
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Getting ready for TED2017: The Future You, April 24-28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Marla Aufmuth / TED The first day of TED2017 brought two sessions of talks from TED Fellows and an opening session broadcast live in movie theaters. Below, some of the ideas heard today that we just can’t get out of our […]

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One move ahead: The talks of Session 1 of TED2017
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TED2017 begins with a manifesto: “We will not sleepwalk into a future of dread. Instead, we will pursue courage, deep human connection, imagination, thrilling possibility and understanding. The future you is yet to be written. Let’s write it together.” In a comprehensive opening session that was streamed live to 800 cinemas across the world and […]

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12 books to browse ahead of TED2017
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TED2017 begins on Monday in Vancouver, Canada, and will explore the theme “The Future You.” If the future you is anything like the future us, you are likely curled up in a big cushy chair right now, devouring the contents of a book that flips your thinking. Below, some reading suggestions from the speaker program. Read, enjoy and […]

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Experience the TED2017 conference in movie theaters, with other curious minds
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You probably watch TED Talks on an assortment of small screens. But next week, you’re invited to experience them on the big screen. As the TED2017 conference takes place in Vancouver, Canada, special sessions will be broadcast live in movie theaters across the United States and world. On April 24, the Opening Event will bring […]

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Paul Nicklen’s new images carry a dire warning about climate change
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This post first appeared at BillMoyers.com. In the summer of 2014, one of the world’s top nature photographers was on an expedition in the far north to document the changing Arctic. Paul Nicklen was sailing around Svalbard, an archipelago halfway between Scandinavia and the North Pole. The largely uninhabited land sees 24 hours of sunlight […]

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Chris Burkard’s quest for the perfect Arctic surf
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Along the remote, frozen coast of Hornstrandir National Park, photographer Chris Burkard and his team were in search of the Shangri-La of ice-cold surfing. Instead, they encountered Iceland’s biggest storm to hit land in 25 years. The challenges and hardships that transpired over those few days, Burkard captured in his film Under an Arctic Sky, […]

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A spacecraft’s final mission … and other news from TED speakers
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Please enjoy your weekly roundup of TED-related news: Good luck and farewell to the Cassini spacecraft. Launched 20 years ago, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will begin its final mission on April 26.  The spacecraft will embark on a series of 22 dives through the space between Saturn and its rings, transmitting data that may help us […]

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“Alexa, open TED Talks”
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Today, we’re excited to bring the world of TED Talks further into your home with the new TED Talks skill for Amazon Alexa! Available on devices with Amazon Alexa including the Echo and Echo Dot, TED fans can now listen to the latest ideas from the world’s greatest thinkers by voice command. For existing Alexa […]

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