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In a new book, physicist and network scientist Albert-László Barabási gives a simple formula that describes how successful a given endeavor will be.
The man whose terminally ill wife wrote the heartbreaking letter ‘You may want to marry my husband’ reveals how a year of grief changed hi...
Jason Rosenthal's wife made sure he knew it was alright to feel joy after she died. In fact, she told the world that she wanted him to find new love. A year after hear death, Rosenthal reveals what the journey's been like.
From Elon Musk to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, these talks will change everything you thought you knew about the world around you in under 20 minutes.
The primatologist who helped popularize the term "alpha male" in the 1980s argues that we misuse the term, and he says the best leaders, in both chimpanzee and human social circles, are intimidating but generous.
An evolutionary biologist’s profound TED talk explains why you should think of life as an ‘unfinished book’
Prosanta Chakrabarty, a professor of evolutionary biology and ichthyology (the study of fish) at Louisiana State University, wants you to rethink everything you think you know about evolution.
In a new TED Talk, Harvard professor Steven Pinker analyzes encouraging data on homicide, war, poverty, pollution, and more. Bill Gates has called Pinker's latest work, "Enlightenment Now," his "favorite book of all time."
Oil and gas operations release a powerful pollutant that threatens humanity — and a new satellite will have unprecedented abilities to track it
A methane-tracking satellite is one of seven projects funded by the $400 million Audacious Project, a new initiative from TED.
Gwynne Shotwell, SpaceX's president and COO, explained at the 2018 TED Conference how the company has let physics drive the design of its rockets.
The autonomous BMW i3 prototype offers an unremarkable drive, but that's actually a good thing.
SpaceX’s president on Elon Musk: ‘When Elon says something, you have to pause and not blurt out ‘Well, that’s impossible”...
Elon Musk is legendary for coming up with seemingly impossible ideas. At SpaceX, Gwynne Shotwell is tasked with turning the entrepreneur's visions into reality.