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  • Straw into gold: A TED Fellow cultivates mushrooms to fight climate change

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    Karen Eng
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Social entrepreneur Trang Tran is teaching Vietnamese farmers how to use rice straw as a material in which to grow profitable mushrooms, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve livelihoods. Photo: Fargreen In agricultural entrepreneur Trang Tran’s native Vietnam, farmers traditionally burn the straw and husks that remain after the rice harvest. This practice happens at least twice a year for two months at a time, releasing noxious smoke and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Tran’s solution: using rice straw to cultivate mushrooms. Her social enterprise Fargreen is…
  • Nizar Ibrahim: How we unearthed the spinosaurus

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    TEDTalks
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    A 50-foot-long carnivore who hunted its prey in rivers 97 million years ago, the spinosaurus is a "dragon from deep time." Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim and his crew found new fossils, hidden in cliffs of the Moroccan Sahara desert, that are helping us learn more about the first swimming dinosaur -- who might also be the largest carnivorous dinosaur of all.
  • Nizar Ibrahim: How we unearthed the spinosaurus

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    TEDTalks
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    A 50-foot-long carnivore who hunted its prey in rivers 97 million years ago, the spinosaurus is a "dragon from deep time." Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim and his crew found new fossils, hidden in cliffs of the Moroccan Sahara desert, that are helping us learn more about the first swimming dinosaur -- who might also be the largest carnivorous dinosaur of all.
  • Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine

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    TEDTalks
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality. (This talk is part of Pop-Up Magazine's guest-curated session at TED2015!)
  • Barat Ali Batoor

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    brian
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    Barat Ali Batoor Photojournalist Who are you, and what […] The post Barat Ali Batoor appeared first on After Ted Talks.
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  • Straw into gold: A TED Fellow cultivates mushrooms to fight climate change

    Karen Eng
    24 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Social entrepreneur Trang Tran is teaching Vietnamese farmers how to use rice straw as a material in which to grow profitable mushrooms, helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve livelihoods. Photo: Fargreen In agricultural entrepreneur Trang Tran’s native Vietnam, farmers traditionally burn the straw and husks that remain after the rice harvest. This practice happens at least twice a year for two months at a time, releasing noxious smoke and greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Tran’s solution: using rice straw to cultivate mushrooms. Her social enterprise Fargreen is…
  • I’m walking: JR’s stunning image hits the cover of the New York Times Magazine

    Kate Torgovnick May
    23 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    The image itself looks laid back enough — a 20-year-old man in a hoodie and jeans, walking through New York City. Except that this image is 150 feet tall and pasted on a plaza near the Flatiron Building. Cabs and cars flow around him while pedestrians scamper past. This image, created by TED Prize winner JR, is on the cover of The New York Times Magazine’s “Walking New York” issue this week. For the issue, JR photographed 16 people who arrived in New York within the last 365 days. While living in New York part-time for the past four years, the artist has found himself intrigued…
  • Human rights for chimpanzees, how drawing can clarify reality and what every musician needs to know

    Cynthia Betubiza
    23 Apr 2015 | 9:55 am
    Steven Wise shares the legal argument why animals like chimps should receive rights at TED2015. A judge granted him a major victory this week. Photo: Bret Hartman/TED As usual, the TED community has lots of news to share this week. Below, some highlights. Human rights for chimps? This week, TED2015 speaker Steven Wise and his organization, The Nonhuman Rights Project, successfully argued for Hercules and Leo, two chimpanzees who have been used for medical experimentation at Stony Brook University, to be defended against unlawful imprisonment. After a hearing in the New York City Supreme…
  • An interview with my mom

    Kate Torgovnick May
    23 Apr 2015 | 7:08 am
    This week, I interviewed my mom, editor Jane Isay. I hope that our conversation will inspire you to record an interview with or about your mom using the StoryCorps app. Photo: Courtesy of StoryCorps Mother’s Day is coming up in just a few weeks. And since my TED Talk was about how meaningful it was to record a StoryCorps interview with my father, I was inspired to take this chance to interview my beloved mom, Jane Isay. My mom has been an editor and writer for more than 40 years — she edited H.G. Bissinger’s Friday Night Lights and discovered Mary Pipher’s Reviving Ophelia.
  • 12 talks to watch this Earth Day

    Kate Torgovnick May
    21 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Planet Earth doesn’t exactly have a birthday. But every year on April 22, we celebrate Earth Day — the anniversary of the moment the environmental movement went mass. According to EarthDay.org, Earth Day was founded in 1970 by U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson, who called for a “national teach-in on the environment” after witnessing the terrible effects of the 1969 oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. The first Earth Day brought major actions to the streets of many major U.S. Cities. For fun, check out this vintage newscast from after that first Earth Day. Earth Day went global in…
 
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  • Nizar Ibrahim: How we unearthed the spinosaurus

    TEDTalks
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    A 50-foot-long carnivore who hunted its prey in rivers 97 million years ago, the spinosaurus is a "dragon from deep time." Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim and his crew found new fossils, hidden in cliffs of the Moroccan Sahara desert, that are helping us learn more about the first swimming dinosaur -- who might also be the largest carnivorous dinosaur of all.
  • Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

    TEDTalks
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father's furious and fearful response.
  • Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine

    TEDTalks
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality. (This talk is part of Pop-Up Magazine's guest-curated session at TED2015!)
  • Jedidah Isler: How I fell in love with quasars, blazars and our incredible universe

    TEDTalks
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Jedidah Isler first fell in love with the night sky as a little girl. Now she’s an astrophysicist who studies supermassive hyperactive black holes. In a charming talk, she takes us trillions of kilometers from Earth to introduce us to objects that can be 1 to 10 billion times the mass of the sun — and which shoot powerful jet streams of particles in our direction.
  • Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

    TEDTalks
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.
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  • Nizar Ibrahim: How we unearthed the spinosaurus

    TEDTalks
    24 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    A 50-foot-long carnivore who hunted its prey in rivers 97 million years ago, the spinosaurus is a "dragon from deep time." Paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim and his crew found new fossils, hidden in cliffs of the Moroccan Sahara desert, that are helping us learn more about the first swimming dinosaur -- who might also be the largest carnivorous dinosaur of all.
  • Clint Smith: How to raise a black son in America

    TEDTalks
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    As kids, we all get advice from parents and teachers that seems strange, even confusing. This was crystallized one night for a young Clint Smith, who was playing with water guns in a dark parking lot with his white friends. In a heartfelt piece, the poet paints the scene of his father's furious and fearful response.
  • Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine

    TEDTalks
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality. (This talk is part of Pop-Up Magazine's guest-curated session at TED2015!)
  • Jedidah Isler: How I fell in love with quasars, blazars and our incredible universe

    TEDTalks
    21 Apr 2015 | 8:07 am
    Jedidah Isler first fell in love with the night sky as a little girl. Now she’s an astrophysicist who studies supermassive hyperactive black holes. In a charming talk, she takes us trillions of kilometers from Earth to introduce us to objects that can be 1 to 10 billion times the mass of the sun — and which shoot powerful jet streams of particles in our direction.
  • Gary Haugen: The hidden reason for poverty the world needs to address now

    TEDTalks
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:16 am
    Collective compassion has meant an overall decrease in global poverty since the 1980s, says civil rights lawyer Gary Haugen. Yet for all the world's aid money, there's a pervasive hidden problem keeping poverty alive. Haugen reveals the dark underlying cause we must recognize and act on now.
 
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    Podcasts

  • Chris Milk: How virtual reality can create the ultimate empathy machine

    TEDTalks
    22 Apr 2015 | 7:59 am
    Chris Milk uses cutting edge technology to produce astonishing films that delight and enchant. But for Milk, the human story is the driving force behind everything he does. In this short, charming talk, he shows some of his collaborations with musicians including Kanye West and Arcade Fire, and describes his latest, mind-bending experiments with virtual reality. (This talk is part of Pop-Up Magazine's guest-curated session at TED2015!)
  • Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen

    TEDTalks
    14 Apr 2015 | 8:12 am
    At this school in Tokyo, five-year-olds cause traffic jams and windows are for Santa to climb into. Meet: the world's cutest kindergarten, designed by architect Takaharu Tezuka. In this charming talk, he walks us through a design process that really lets kids be kids.
  • Barat Ali Batoor: My desperate journey with a human smuggler

    TEDTalks
    10 Apr 2015 | 8:22 am
    Photojournalist Barat Ali Batoor was living in Afghanistan -- until his risky work forced him to leave the country. But for Batoor, a member of a displaced ethnic group called the Hazara, moving home to Pakistan proved dangerous too. And finding a safer place wasn't as simple as buying a plane ticket. Instead, he was forced to pay a human smuggler, and join the deadly tidal wave of migrants seeking asylum by boat. He documents the harrowing ocean trip with powerful photographs.
  • Fred Jansen: How to land on a comet

    TEDTalks
    9 Apr 2015 | 8:03 am
    As manager of the Rosetta mission, Fred Jansen was responsible for the successful 2014 landing of a probe on the comet known as 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. In this fascinating and funny talk, Jansen reveals some of the intricate calculations that went into landing the Philae probe on a comet 500 million kilometers from Earth -- and shares some incredible photographs taken along the way.
  • Dan Ariely: How equal do we want the world to be? You'd be surprised

    TEDTalks
    8 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    The news of society's growing inequality makes all of us uneasy. But why? Dan Ariely reveals some new, surprising research on what we think is fair, as far as how wealth is distributed over societies ... then shows how it stacks up to the real stats.
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    After Ted Talks

  • Barat Ali Batoor

    brian
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:14 am
    Barat Ali Batoor Photojournalist Who are you, and what […] The post Barat Ali Batoor appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Heather Barnett

    brian
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:36 pm
    Heather Barnett Artist Who are you, and what do you do? […] The post Heather Barnett appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Virginia Postrel

    brian
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:58 am
    Virginia Postrel Writer Who are you, and what do you do […] The post Virginia Postrel appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Jon Gosier

    brian
    4 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    Jon Gosier Investor, data scientist, entrepreneur Who a […] The post Jon Gosier appeared first on After Ted Talks.
  • Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa

    brian
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:55 pm
    Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa Psychologist Who are you, and wha […] The post Dr. Naif A. Al-Mutawa appeared first on After Ted Talks.
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