The Stuff of Life

Issue 15
 
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Embracing Otherness

Embracing Otherness

Actress Thandie Newton on the journey to build identity and discover the self.

Trial  & Error

Trial & Error

Our biggest mistakes and failures can lead to our most revolutionary ideas.

Inside Out

Inside Out

2011 TED Prize winner JR is helping others around the world canvas their community.

Letter From the Editor
From the Editor's Desk

Letter From the Editor

European Director of TED Bruno Giussani sets the stage for the Stuff of Life.

Inside Out Bastrop
Inside Out

Inside Out Bastrop

The resilience of a Texas town faced with wildfires is documented as part of the Inside Out project.

Learning to Fly
Biomimicry

Learning to Fly

German engineering company Festo creates a robot that looks—and flies—like a bird.

On the Media
Conversation

On the Media

An interview with Pat Mitchell on curating a TEDGlobal session and what it takes to be a journalist.

Test Your Lie-Q
Pop Quiz

Test Your Lie-Q

Test your liespotting knowledge with TEDGlobal speaker Pamela Meyer's Lie-Q quiz.

After  Hours in Edinburgh
Sleep

After Hours in Edinburgh

A look at the TEDGlobal parties that begin when the conference sessions end.

Is the Internet a Human Right?
The Dark Side

Is the Internet a Human Right?

Has Internet access reached the status of a basic need like clean water or electricity?

Under the Microscope
The Dark Side

Under the Microscope

Hasan Elahi, an FBI target, exposed every detail of his life online for the government to see.

History in 3 Dimensions
The Hidden Stuff

History in 3 Dimensions

CyArk photographs World Heritage sites from a new view.

Counting the Ocean
The Hidden Stuff

Counting the Ocean

The Census of Marine Life gives us a glimpse of the new life discovered in the big blue.

Pleasure is in the Mind of the Beholder
The Hidden Stuff

Pleasure is in the Mind of the Beholder

Even our most seemingly simple pleasures are affected by our beliefs about hidden essences.

Cybercop
The Dark Side

Cybercop

Mikko Hypponen and his team are defending the Internet, one virus at a time.

Math Rock
Complex Systems

Math Rock

Geoffrey West explains the universal mathematics that govern cities.

The Post-Rational Mind
Complex Systems

The Post-Rational Mind

Sometimes you need to be illogical to solve tough problems and get to the best ideas.

The Urbaneers
Complex Systems

The Urbaneers

TED Fellow Mitchell Joachim and Planetary ONE are going beyond green to re-engineer Brooklyn.

Dr. Love
Conversation

Dr. Love

Paul Zak has a secret ingredient for making the economy thrive: oxytocin.

Getting  a TED Education
Origins

Getting a TED Education

A new curriculum for expanding your understanding of the world.

The Kiss
Origins

The Kiss

TEDGlobal speaker Sheril Kirshenbaum explores the art and science of lip-locking.

Urban Design Gets Sticky
Artivism

Urban Design Gets Sticky

Interactive street art makes local citizens placemakers.