I was having a conversation recently about the term niblings. I hadn’t heard of it either, it means nephews and nieces, by analogy to siblings. It appears to have been coined in 1951 by a linguist, only to have languished for half a century, until it has begun to be picked up by people seeking to […]
About TED TED is a platform for ideas worth spreading. Started in 1984 as a conference where technology, entertainment and design converged, TED today shares ideas from a broad spectrum — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independent TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the […]
Re-blogged from the TED Blog: 4 scientific studies on how meditation can affect your heart and brain | TED Blog.
From the TED Talk by Chris Jordan: Turning powerful stats into art At 2:30 he starts talking about how many people are in prison in the US. 2.3 million, enough to fill a sizable city.
I was lucky enough to see Tim Minshall give this TEDx talk in Cambridge earlier this year. Here he talks about the alarming trend to devalue the contribution of engineers to our highly technological society. In particular he is concerned about the impact this has on students studying engineering at university.
Thandie Newton gives a surprisingly compelling talk on the challenges and benefits of being different – being other.
There are introverts, extroverts and ambi-verts Susan Cain speaking at TED in eloquent defence of introversion. Reblogged from kNOELedge.com