Are jellyfish the weeds of our oceans?

Marine biologist Lisa-Ann Gershwin is an expert on jellyfish. In fact, she’s written the book on them, Stung!, which serves as a jellyfish primer as well as an in-depth look at how blooms of jellyfish — swarms of the creatures [...]

Why Robert Waldinger went silent after his viral TEDxBeaconStreet talk

Once Robert Waldinger’s TEDxBeaconStreet talk “The Good Life” went viral and his email account started to get flooded with messages, he made an unusual decision: he spent three weeks at a silent meditation retreat. Although the retreat had already been [...]

A cycling tour through historic Cyprus for TEDxNicosia

As part of The Netherlands’s Council of the European Union presidency, the Dutch government is making an effort to promote cycling throughout Europe. This has led to the creation of the Cycling Festival Europe 2016, a two-month-long celebration of cycling [...]

Three TEDx talks for the weekend: Sex myths, Japanese cloth and turbulence

If your only plans this weekend are to binge on Netflix, why not take a 40-minute break and check out the talks below? (You don’t even have to binge them!) You can learn some cool eco-friendly fabric-folding skills, get schooled [...]

How “sand Legos” can help victims of natural disasters

While living in Florida in early 2010, Dr. Gerhard Dust witnessed the devastation of the Haitian earthquake that left one and a half million people homeless. Without proper protective shelter, Dust realized, victims of natural disasters are at risk of perishing [...]

Michaela DePrince appears in Beyoncé’s Lemonade; gave a powerful TEDx talk

Has anyone not weighed in on Beyoncé’s new album Lemonade? Is it an ode to adultery? African-American women? Feminism? A boost for husband Jay Z’s Tidal? Perhaps all of the above (and more). There are a lot of celebrity cameos [...]