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Highlights from TED 2010, Day One
Highlights from TED 2010, Day One

What one pound of tuna has to do with five years of chocolate milk, spider silk and a ukulele.

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Top 10 Contemporary Cross-Disciplinary Conferences
Top 10 Contemporary Cross-Disciplinary Conferences

Ideas in real life, or how to increase the statistical probability of finding a clown, Malcolm Gladwell, and a rocket scientist in the same room.

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Instant Classic: Whole Earth Discipline
Instant Classic: Whole Earth Discipline

Ecopragmatism, or how to stop doing what we’re doing in order to avoid going where we’re going.

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AskNature: The Biomimicry Design Portal
AskNature: The Biomimicry Design Portal

Life lessons from the natural world, or what Galapagos sharks can teach us about healthcare.

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TEDGlobal Highlights: Day 3
TEDGlobal Highlights: Day 3

Hip hop for peace, hot air balloons, and stereotypes.

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10 More Great Cross-Disciplinary Conferences
10 More Great Cross-Disciplinary Conferences

More ways to get stimulated in public, or how to fit a wealth of innovation into a plenary session.

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Jonathan Harris: World Building in a Crazy World
Jonathan Harris: World Building in a Crazy World

Simplicity vs. complexity, mental junk food, and how to be your own person.

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Color and the Brain: Beau Lotto’s Optical Illusions
Color and the Brain: Beau Lotto’s Optical Illusions

What tsunamis have to do with online banking, public transit and better street cred for geeks.

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TEDGlobal Highlights: Day 4
TEDGlobal Highlights: Day 4

Solid sand, the art of curation, why doing nothing matters, and how to get 700 of the world’s smartest people singing.

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TEDGlobal Highlights: Day 2
TEDGlobal Highlights: Day 2

Optical illusions, aquatic apes, and the sweat of genius.

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