Mark Roth's research has reawakened an unusual notion from the annals of science: reversible metabolic hibernation. Yes, putting living organisms into suspended animation -- and bringing them back safely.
We all feel stuck sometimes — whether it's on a creative project, in a job where we feel like we've plateaued, or in a mental state we just can't seem to shake out of. These talks may help give you that jolt.
Amy Smith designs cheap, practical fixes for tough problems in developing countries. Among her many accomplishments, the MIT engineer received a MacArthur "genius" grant in 2004 and was the first woman to win the Lemelson-MIT Prize for turning her ideas into inventions.
Inspiring talks from women who have pushed the boundaries in their field and are paving the way for the next generation of girls to earn their place in traditionally male-dominated professions. (Curated in partnership with the National Security Agency.)
As we celebrate the end of 2020 ... what captured our imaginations, reflected our emotions and sparked hope for a better tomorrow? Here's a wide-ranging list of the talks that stayed with us this year (along with some hidden gems), selected by the editorial team at TED.
Agriculturalist and social entrepreneur Su Kahumbu created iCow, a mobile app that supports farmers caring for livestock. Soon it will become an information-delivery platform that could help generate a whole new crop of young farmers.
What does iCow do?
The iCow application essentially reminds small-scale dairy farmers in Kenya of important...
The best-selling author of "Nonzero," "The Moral Animal" and "The Evolution of God," Robert Wright draws on his wide-ranging knowledge of science, religion, psychology, history and politics to figure out what makes humanity tick -- and what makes us moral.