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A TED2012, we celebrated the reinvention of the art of spoken word, and nudged it a further step forward -- through the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.

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Thanksgiving dinner with Aunt Bertha: A quick way to find free holiday meals

No, Aunt Bertha will not pinch your cheeks. That’s because she is not actually a person. Aunt Bertha is ...

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TED gets the SNL treatment, a 3-D printed exoskeleton, and a look at the meaning of ‘yep’ versus ‘yup’

The members of the TED community have been very busy over the past two weeks. Below, news briefs on what ...

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The other butterfly effect: A youth reporter finds out how monarchs fight their own parasites

Jaap de Roode is a biologist who studies parasites and their hosts — particularly Monarch butterflies. At TEDYouth 2014, he spoke about ...

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Meet the family that’s translated 2,000 talks

The Open Translation Project has a global family of over 18,000 volunteers. But for the Dekkers — living in Sde Warburg, Israel — ...

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A TEDGlobal friendship, straight from the Amazon: Mark Plotkin and Tashka Yawanawá

A few years ago, ethno-botanist Mark Plotkin injured his foot. A visit to a doctor at home had him feeling ...

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What is Full Spectrum?

We're in the midst of a dramatic reinvention of the ancient art of the spoken word. The surprising spread of talks online and the explosion of TEDx events around the globe are testament to that.

Full Spectrum is a term we've adapted to mean the rich use of multiple technologies, formats and approaches for the most powerful possible impact on an audience.

Cities have been producing chains of collaborative creativity since Plato and Socrates bickered on a street corner.
Ed Glaeser, in Session 7: The City
Be nice to nerds.
Regina Dugan of DARPA
The big difference between human hapiness and sadness is 37 freaking vibrations [per second].
Michael Tilson Thomas, on music

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