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Bronwyn King leads global pledge for tobacco-free finance, and more TED news

2018-09-29T03:04:49+00:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The TED community has been making headlines — here are a few highlights. Tobacco-free finance initiative launched at the UN. Oncologist and Tobacco Free Portfolios CEO Bronwyn King has made it her mission to detangle the worlds of finance and tobacco — and ensure that no one will ever accidentally invest in a tobacco company [...]

We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation and United Nations Foundation

2018-09-28T03:05:02+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Bruno Giussani (left) and Chris Anderson co-host “We the Future,” a day of talks presented by TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation, at the TED World Theater in New York City, September 25, 2018. (Photo: Ryan Lash / TED) We live in contentious times. Yet behind the dismaying headlines and social-media-fueled quarrels, [...]

Preview our new podcast: The TED Interview

2018-09-27T03:04:43+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

TED is launching a new way for curious audiences to immerse themselves more deeply in some of the most compelling ideas on our platform: The TED Interview, a long-form TED original podcast series. Beginning October 16, weekly episodes of The TED Interview will feature head of TED Chris Anderson deep in conversation with TED speakers about the ideas they shared in their [...]

Humanizing our future: A night of talks from TED and Verizon

2018-09-26T03:04:45+00:00September 26th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

Hosts Bryn Freedman, left, and Kelly Stoetzel open the “Humanizing Our Future” salon, presented by Verizon at the TED World Theater, September 20, 2018, in New York. Photo: Ryan Lash / TED There are moments when the world begins to shift beneath our feet. Sometimes slowly, sometimes dramatically. Now more than ever we are living [...]

7 big ideas gain momentum: Updates from The Audacious Project

2018-09-22T03:04:27+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In this anonymous conference room, The Bail Project is doing paperwork to release 20 people from jail in a single day. Want to know more about the bail system in the US? Read this explainer. Their ideas are ambitious, with the goal of changing outdated systems and impacting millions of lives. It’s been five months since [...]

Meet the Fall 2018 class of TED Residents

2018-09-20T03:04:30+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

In the foreground, activist Glenn Cantave (far left) and artist Kemi Layeni (far right) introduce themselves; behind them, Savannah Rodgers (center) says hello to alumnus Bayeté Ross Smith during the meet-and-greet that kicked off this season’s Residency. Photo: Dian Lofton / TED On September 12, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, [...]

New insights on climate change action, a milestone for Maysoon Zayid and more TED news

2018-09-15T03:04:43+00:00September 15th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

As usual, the TED community is making headlines. Below, some highlights. Does local action make a difference when fighting climate change? Environmental scientist Angel Hsu teamed up with experts at several climate research institutes on a fascinating new report about the potential effects of local action in reducing greenhouse gas emissions globally. Hsu synthesized data [...]

Galaxies hidden in plain sight, a new role at Netflix and other TED news

2018-09-06T03:04:50+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Inspiration, News|Tags: |

The TED community is busy with new projects and ideas: below, some highlights. A new galaxy cluster hidden in plain sight. Researchers at MIT, including TED speaker Henry Lin, have recently discovered a cluster of hundreds of galaxies obscured by an intensely active supermassive black hole at its center. That extra-bright black hole, named PKS1353-341, [...]

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