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Last year, a dying woman wrote a column titled “You may want to marry my husband,” which was read by more than 5 million people worldwide. Jason Rosenthal, the subject of that column, discussed what the last year has been like without his wife in a recent TED talk. Rosenthal […]
Not all alpha males are bullies; in fact, research in chimpanzees suggests that most aren’t. In a recent TED talk, the primatologist Frans de Waal, who popularised the term “alpha male” in the 1980s, says that we’ve been using it all wrong and that the best leaders are both impressive […]
Evolution isn’t a linear progression from bacteria to humans, Prosanta Chakrabarty, a professor of evolutionary biology, said in a new TED Talk. Rather, it’s an “unfinished book” and most species only manage to hang around for a few million years. The talk is worth watching in full below. Prosanta Chakrabarty, […]
In a new TED talk, Harvard professor and science writer Steven Pinker says that the world is better now than ever before. His latest book, “Enlightenment Now,” makes a similar argument. Bill Gates has said he reads 50 books a year, and “Enlightenment Now” is his favourite one yet. Pinker […]
SpaceXPresident and COO Gwynne Shotwell spoke at the 2018 TED Conference in Vancouver on Wednesday. Shotwell said SpaceX will put humans on Mars “within a decade for sure” – a longer timeline than Elon Musk has promised. She said Mars is an important backup to have in case something happens […]
The Environmental Defence Fund announced this week at the TED Conference that it’s working on a low-cost satellite, called MethaneSAT. The satellite will identify and measure human-caused methane emissions, with a particular focus on the oil and gas industry. EDF’s MethaneSAT is one of seven projects funded by the $US250 […]
SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, has achieved remarkable success after only a decade. Gwynne Shotwell, the company’s president and COO, said at the TED 2018 Conference that part of SpaceX’s success has been its ability to design rockets from a “clean sheet of paper.” “We really were able to let […]
I tried the fully autonomous BMW i3 prototype. The five-minute ride was smooth and comfortable. An interior display in the backseat offers an array of options: starting and stopping the trip, playing music, checking on car speed, and more. My first experience in a self-driving car was eight years ago. […]
Over the past several years, TED talks have brought insights from the most prominent academics, business leaders, and writers to the masses. If you want to get some quick enlightenment, look no further than this list of some of the most thought-provoking and mind-expanding TED talks available. These talks will […]
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SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company, has achieved remarkable success in the last decade and a half. SpaceX COO and president Gwynne Shotwell has been there since the beginning. At the 2018 TED Conference, she discussed what it’s like to work with Elon Musk. Elon Musk has become legendary for coming […]
Google computer scientist Supasorn Suwajanakorn has created a lip-reading technology that can make convincing, fake videos of celebrities saying anything he wants. The computer program learns how to imitate the way a person talks by watching videos of them speaking. It created a fake (and convincing) video of Obama giving […]
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Chris Anderson, the director of TED, has said he’d consider have President Trump speak at the TED Conference. However, Trump must first be able to prove he can communicate something of substance to the TED audience. Currently, such a scenario is “hard to imagine,” Anderson said. Some of the most […]
TED is launching its first-ever foreign TV series in India. The program, “TED Talks India: Nayi Soch,” will consist of eight parts broadcast in Hindi. Producers expect the program to uplift many India citizens, women in particular. TED, the media organisation made famous for its viral 18-minute talks, has launched […]
TED, the media organisation behind the popular ideas conference and video talks, is expanding. The 33-year-old company has stayed out of politics for most of its existence, but as political tensions create a crisis of ideas, TED now has to figure out where it’s going next. The first stop, beginning […]