Twin pandas born at Smithsonian’s National Zoo! The zoo’s “panda guy” talks pandas at TEDxFoggyBottom

On Saturday, one of Smithsonian’s National Zoo resident giant pandas — Mei Xiang — gave birth to twins. At TEDxFoggyBottom in Washington D.C., Dr. Bill McShea, the National Zoo’s “panda guy” gave a hilarious talk on the endangered, but fiercely popular [...]

Playlist: 5 outstanding music performances from TEDx events

From improvised cello-idioglossia collaborations to loop-pedal driven “queer-pop,” here are five performances from around the world that incorporate a range of musical techniques, each grounded in their individually unique and eclectic style. Watch them all below: 1. Cello + vocals. [...]

The first TEDx event held under a bridge unfolds in Madrid

Two years ago, TEDxMadrid organizer Antonella Broglia had an idea: organize a TEDx event under a bridge. Her choice — the Puente de Colores de San Cristóbal de los Ángeles in the San Cristóbal de los Ángeles neighborhood of Madrid. [...]

Spotlight TEDx Talk: Photos that will make you want to save the Everglades

“The majority of us aren’t going to willingly go and wade out into a swamp,” says conservation photographer Mac Stone at TEDxUF, though this is what he does on a regular basis. The Florida-based photographer specializes in documenting the Everglades, [...]

How a TEDx’er won tickets to every TEDx event in Austria

How to connect all of the TEDx communities in one country? By sharing ideas … and attendees, says TEDxVienna curator Réka Artner. At the 2014 TEDSalon in Berlin, Artner and other TEDx organizers took advantage of being in one place [...]

Spotlight TEDx Talk: Beetles — the neighbors you should think about

It’s quite likely that you hang out with beetles way more than you think. There are more than 400,000 species of the insect crawling around the world, and when you’re outdoors, “one in five of the creatures around you is [...]