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Why TED takes two weeks off every summer


TED.com is about to go dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until Monday, August 8, 2016, while most of the TED staff takes a two–week vacation.

An advanced prosthetic arm, an underground park, and the case for taking a vacation


The TED community has been very busy over the past few weeks. Below, some newsy highlights. A major upgrade for prosthetics.

4 TED Talks that make the case for open science in health care


Dr. Ben Goldacre asks why medical researchers seem to publish only positive results of pharmaceutical testing, instead of openly sharing both good and bad results.

Why TED takes two weeks off every summer


TED.com is about to go dark for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted until Monday, August 8, 2016, while most of the TED staff takes a two–week vacation.

How Jane Chen built a better baby warmer — and a thriving business


In her 2013 TEDWomen Talk, entrepreneur (and TED Fellow) Jane Chen noted that “there are 15 million pre-term and underweight babies born every year around the world, and one of the biggest problems they face is staying warm.” Premature babies can’t properly regulate their body temperatures and need an incubator in order for their organs to develop properly.

A gorgeous new digital book celebrates the TED Fellows


Tokyo-based Cameroonian artist and designer Serge Mouangue blends African and Japanese design for visually arresting and useful objects – such as kimonos using traditional African prints.

“We are going to make things happen”: Notes from a TED-Ed Innovative Educator


At TEDSummit, this gorgeous group of TED-Ed Innovative Educators got together to swap ideas, support each other and learn from fellow teachers all around the world.

“We are going to make things happen”: Notes from a TED-Ed Innovative Educator


Wendy Morales is one of 30 TED-Ed Innovative Educators who got together at our recent TEDSummit conference.

How we broke the Panama Papers story: Gerard Ryle at TEDSummit


Faced with an immense cache of documents from a secret Panama bank, Gerard Ryle and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists assembled a record-breaking team of global journalists to tell the world-shaking stories that might be contained therein. Photo by Bret Hartman/TED.

7 times TED Talks anticipated history

TED’s river of ideas is a constant flow — and sometimes vital topics make their way onto our site far before they head into the mainstream.

7 times TED Talks anticipated history

  TED’s river of ideas is a constant flow — and sometimes vital topics make their way onto our site far before they head into the mainstream.

Self-organized learners around the world team up to raise money


SOLE Colombia teaches digital literacy to kids in rural communities across the country, giving them big questions to research in groups.

Experiences: Notes from Session 6 of TEDSummit


Bodacious beats: Kenyan musician, producer and DJ, “Blinky Bill” Sellanga simultaneously brought the house down and the TED audience to their feet with a lively, genre-bending musical performance.

Self-organized learners around the world team up to raise money


SOLE Colombia teaches digital literacy to kids in rural communities across the country, giving them big questions to research in groups.

Experiences: Notes from Session 6 of TEDSummit


Bodacious beats: Kenyan musician, producer and DJ, “Blinky Bill” Sellanga simultaneously brought the house down and the TED audience to their feet with a lively, genre-bending musical performance.

How Syria’s buildings laid the foundation for brutal war: Marwa Al-Sabouni at TEDSummit


Recorded over Skype, young architect Marwa Al-Sabouni talks about life right now in Homs, Syria — and suggests that the built environment played a role in the country’s deadly conflict.

Meet some of the world’s most colorful idioms


Left: An idiom from Mauritian Creole: “Cook and pour!” It’s used to spur someone to do something quick and well.

Experiences: Notes from Session 6 of TEDSummit


Bodacious beats. “Blinky Bill” Sellanga, frontman for the Kenyan collective Just A Band, simultaneously brought the house down and the TED audience to their feet with a lively, genre-bending musical performance.

How we broke the Panama Papers story: Gerard Ryle at TEDSummit


Faced with an immense cache of documents from a secret Panama bank, Gerard Ryle and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists assembled a record-breaking team of global journalists to tell the world-shaking stories that might be contained therein. Photo by Bret Hartman/TED.

Amazing TEDx videos from around the world

This week at TEDSummit, we’re celebrating the creative forces flowing from TEDx events around the world.


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