Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at a good life? | Jim Yong Kim

Aspirations are rising as never before across the world, thanks in large part to smartphones and the internet -- will they be met with opportunity or frustration? As President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim wants to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He shares how the institution is working to improve the health and financial futures of people in the poorest countries by boosting investment and de-risking development.

Doesn't everyone deserve a chance at a good life? | Jim Yong Kim 2017/06/16 16:55

"Awoo" | Sofi Tukker

Electro-pop duo Sofi Tukker dance it out with the TED audience in a performance of their upbeat, rhythmic song "Awoo," featuring Betta Lemme.

"Awoo" | Sofi Tukker 2017/06/16 12:41

Science didn't understand my kids' rare disease until I decided to study it | Sharon Terry

Meet Sharon Terry, a former college chaplain and stay-at-home mom who took the medical research world by storm when her two young children were diagnosed with a rare disease known as pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE). In this knockout talk, Terry explains how she and her husband became citizen scientists, working midnight shifts at the lab to find the gene behind PXE and establishing mandates that require researchers to share biological samples and work together.

Science didn't understand my kids' rare disease until I decided to study it | Sharon Terry 2017/06/15 17:00

When I die, recompose me | Katrina Spade

What if our bodies could help grow new life after we die, instead of being embalmed and buried or turned to ash? Join Katrina Spade as she discusses "recomposition" -- a system that uses the natural decomposition process to turn our deceased into life-giving soil, honoring both the earth and the departed.

When I die, recompose me | Katrina Spade 2017/06/14 17:02

How I built a jet suit | Richard Browning

We've all dreamed of flying -- but for Richard Browning, flight is an obsession. He's built an Iron Man-like suit that leans on an elegant collaboration of mind, body and technology, bringing science fiction dreams a little closer to reality. Learn more about the trial and error process behind his invention and take flight with Browning in an unforgettable demo.

How I built a jet suit | Richard Browning 2017/06/13 17:07

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