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The TED Prize is awarded annually to a leader with a creative, bold wish to spark global change. By investing $1 million in a powerful idea every year, the TED Prize accelerates progress toward solving some of the world's most pressing problems.

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What learning at the edge of chaos looks like

Normally, “Skype Granny” Lesley Keast  lives in Spain and appears as a giant face on a screen in the School in the Cloud learning lab in Gocharan, India. But in the days before...
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Sarah Parcak says Peru is still a great site for exploring, even after Machu Pichu's discovery 105 yrs ago today! https://t.co/X7QchwCtcu
TED Prize 24 Jul
TED Prize winner @SylviaEarle says deep sea mining is a threat to the ocean's stability on the @NatGeoExplorers blog https://t.co/htwwzDdXjh
TED Prize 22 Jul
You know about the Inca. But what about the Moche, Nazca, Paracas, + Sicán? The lost cultures of Peru: https://t.co/fFif2n0vSB
TED Prize 22 Jul
“A year ago, I stood on this stage with a dream." @daveisay reminds #TED2016 about the power of listening: https://t.co/BLZNb1vyUi
TED Prize 21 Jul
Who inspires you with their vision for change? Someone you admire could be the next #TEDPrize winner: https://t.co/dBnGX3rpqr
TED Prize 21 Jul