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A professor shaves her head to explain the brain, a documentary highlights Afghan soldiers, + more news from the TED community


This week as usual, the TED community has lots of news to share. From an unusual neuroscience explainer to a heart-pounding documentary to a book cover reveal, some newsy highlights below.

Tradition or travesty? A TED Fellow’s documentary investigates the complexities of whale hunting in the Faroe Islands


For the 50,000 people of the Faroe Islands, a self-governing country within the Kingdom of Denmark, hunting long-finned pilot whales — a dark gray species found in their waters — is a tradition that stretches back centuries.

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections


As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces.

60 Minutes previews “TED’s excellent adventure”

On Sunday night, 60 Minutes will take a look at what they call “TED’s excellent adventure.” In a segment to air on April 19 at 7pm ET/PT, the powerhouse television newsmagazine will talk to TED speakers to find out exactly what happens when their big ideas are shared with the world for free.

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections


As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces.

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup


The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them.

Remembering Homaro Cantu


At TED2011, chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche of the Chicago restaurant Moto showed us the unique alchemy that kept diners in their restaurant chuckling as they ate: champagne grapes, maki rolls printed on paper, a Cuban cigar that tastes like a Cuban sandwich, nachos that are actually dessert.

Sweet tea, friendly folks, + Kermit the Frog: TEDx takes shape in the South


Kermit the Frog shared inspirational words on creativity at the first TEDxJackson. Why? Because creator Jim Henson was from this part of Mississippi.

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup


The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them.

The TIME 100 for 2015 is filled with TED connections


As we perused the Time 100 today, the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people of the year, we couldn’t help but notice many familiar faces.

Remembering Homaro Cantu


At TED2011, chefs Homaro Cantu and Ben Roche of the Chicago restaurant Moto showed us the unique alchemy that kept diners in their restaurant chuckling as they ate: champagne grapes, maki rolls printed on paper, a Cuban cigar that tastes like a Cuban sandwich, nachos that are actually dessert.

A look at the TEDWomen 2015 speaker lineup


The speakers and performers who’ll be a part of TEDWomen 2015 know a bit about “Momentum.” Each of them has pushed forward fascinating research, created something out of a bold idea or moved the needle on a cause that’s central to them.

Check before you rent: How a TED Fellow is holding New York City landlords accountable


RentCheck.me, a new website created by TED Fellow Yale Fox, aims to make renting an apartment in New York less of a guessing game.

On raising kids who are more than “hoop jumpers”: A teenage TED speaker’s mom on how she encourages her sons to innovate


Teenage cancer innovator Jack Andraka stands proudly with his mom, Jane Andraka. In this Q&A, Jane shares how she encouraged her sons to be resilient in the face of rejection.

Street artists from around the world — brought together virtually by TEDx and the Google Cultural Institute


This beautiful mural, created by street artist Peap Tarr in Phnom Penh, looks on fire. It is one of dozens of works highlighted in the Google Cultural Institute.

Check before you rent: How a TED Fellow is holding New York City landlords accountable


RentCheck.me, a new website created by TED Fellow Yale Fox, aims to make renting an apartment in New York less of a guessing game.

Monica Lewinsky and Jon Ronson on the “renaissance of public shaming”

Journalist Jon Ronson asks Monica Lewinsky an interesting question in this video: why did she decide to start a Twitter account?

The positive side of “no,” how coral procreates and a lyrical look at life in Liberia post-Ebola


The TED community has been moving-and-shaking as usual. Below, some newsy highlights. What you don’t know about ‘no.’ If your friend is getting ready for a job interview and asks, “Do I look good in this?

The rebirth of StoryCorps: Surprises so far with the release of our app


An attendee at TED2015 downloads the StoryCorps app. Our developer was tweaking the app with just seconds until the launch.

TED nominated for 7 Webby Awards


“Who wins the Internet?” That’s the question that the Webby Awards posed on social media as they released the slate of 2015 nominees yesterday.


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