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Jason B. Rosenthal's wife Amy died of ovarian cancer in March 2017.

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.
Megan Phelps-Roper TED talk.

14 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you have 20 minutes to spare

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’ says we’re using it all wrong

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.
Prosanta Chakrabarty, a professor of evolutionary biology and ichthyology at Louisiana State University.

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.
New York is doing just fine ... or is it?

The author of Bill Gates’ favorite book suggests 9 big reasons the world is getting better

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, the president and COO of SpaceX.

SpaceX’s president revealed a key element that has made Elon Musk’s rocket company so successful

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.
Autonomous BMW i3

I tried the self-driving BMW i3 — and it was like nothing I’ve experienced before

The autonomous BMW i3 prototype offers an unremarkable drive, but that's actually a good thing.
I'm not sure I want to tell you that

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.

11 mind-expanding TED Talks to watch if you only have 10 minutes

Even if you're short on time, TED Talks can offer a bite-size opportunity to expand your horizons — and maybe impress a friend or two.