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University students explain why they’re organizing a TEDx on their campus in Syria — and why it’s so important


By the TEDxYPU team In March, the ongoing conflict in Syria will enter its fourth year. Syrians have lost so much in that time — the Syrian who has not lost their life has lost several years of it because of a destroyed home, a faded business, or a family that has been torn apart by death or separation. But for many Syrians, what’s been lost most of all is any sense of hope.

40 brilliant idioms that simply can’t be translated literally


What does it mean to “have tomatoes on your eyes?” Find out below… By Helene Batt and Kate Torgovnick May It’s a piece of cake.

How a TED Fellow’s mobile triage app could save lives around the world


Mohammed Dalwai shares his idea for a Mobile Triage App at TEDGlobal 2014. Photo: Ryan Lash/TED Every day, emergency room workers use triage to prioritize patient care — but exhausted personnel in under-resourced hospitals can easily make deadly errors in diagnostic tests and symptom scoring.

The week I look forward to all year long


A dance break at TEDActive 2014 in Whistler, BC. At this conference, you watch a full program of TED Talks, and get the opportunity to cut loose.

Have a fresh take on how body cameras are changing adventure? Apply to give a talk at TED2015


They’ve helped us experience the thrill of jumping from 128,000 feet above the earth, showed us what it’s like to be a fireman saving a kitten, and let us hang out with lions in South Africa.

A real debate on artificial intelligence, Mark Ronson gets lyrical, plus a look at why diversity is important in tech


As usual, the TED community has been very busy this past week. Below, some updates from TEDsters with news to share.

10 steps to tame your email inbox and keep chaos at bay


Just like you, we at TED get inundated with email. And just like you, many of us think of an overflowing inbox as a guilt-inducing, anxiety-laden reminder of things left undone.

Could comets explain why there’s life on Earth? A lesson in chalk


When Justin Dowd worked as a food runner at a restaurant, he would sometimes doodle on the chalkboard in the kitchen.

10 steps to tame your email inbox and keep chaos at bay


Just like you, we at TED get inundated with email. And just like you, many of us think of an overflowing inbox as a guilt-inducing, anxiety-laden reminder of things left undone.

40 hilarious idioms that simply can’t be translated literally


By Helene Batt and Kate Torgovnick May It’s a piece of cake. You can put lipstick on a pig. To add fuel to the fire.

Could you build your own house, car or tractor? A TED Fellow on his adventures in extreme manufacturing


What if you could build a civilization from scratch, using tools that could also be built from scratch?

The week I look forward to all year long


A dance break at TEDActive 2014 in Whistler, BC. At this conference, you watch a full program of TED Talks, and get the opportunity to cut loose.

The continued quest to map the brain, TED Oscar connections and a frog joke


The TED community has been busy in the past week. Below, a few TEDsters with news to share. Mapping by the millions.

Stéphane Charbonnier eyes, courtesy of TED Prize winner JR


More than a million people took to the streets of Paris yesterday to show solidarity against extremism and terrorism.

Have a fresh take on how body cameras are changing adventure? Apply to give a talk at TED2015


They’ve helped us experience the thrill of jumping from 128,000 feet above the earth, showed us what it’s like to be a fireman saving a kitten, and let us hang out with lions in South Africa.

The week I look forward to all year long


A dance break at TEDActive 2014 in Whistler, BC. At this conference, you watch a full program of TED Talks, and get the opportunity to cut loose.

Are you being tracked? A TED Fellow on how law enforcement follows your movements, and why you should care


Did you know that across the United States, cameras are automatically taking pictures of your car’s license plate as you drive by, recording your plate number and your locations over time?

Stéphane Charbonnier eyes, courtesy of TED Prize winner JR


More than a million people took to the streets of Paris yesterday to show solidarity against extremism and terrorism.

Doors open at Area Zero, the flagship School in the Cloud lab in India


This building is known as Area Zero. Located in West Bengal, India, it is the final — and flagship — lab of Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud.

Three chords and a TED Talk: This fan writes songs about talks that move him


Singer and songwriter Nigel Gordon writes songs on his guitar inspired by TED Talks. Many people feel a burst of inspiration after watching a TED Talk.


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