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A mobile documentary asks: What if Martin Luther King, Eartha Kitt and others were on Facebook in 1968?

In journalist Mikhail Zygar’s innovative series, you can watch the events of that momentous year come to vibrant life on your phone in weekly episodes. 1,316 more words

Arts + Design

How can you trust if someone will repay a loan? Look at their smartphone.

By replacing traditional credit scores with mobile phone data, entrepreneur Shivani Siroya has pioneered an innovative way to think about trust.

What makes you decide to trust someone? 1,124 more words

TED Fellows

What can cavefish teach us about the world?

These weird-looking, isolated aquatic creatures probably won’t star in a Pixar film anytime soon, but by studying them, we can learn about our planet’s past and its future, says evolutionary biologist and ichthyologist Prosanta Chakrabarty. 1,181 more words


Watch: A cellular biologist animates the life cycle of HIV in this hypnotic video

While the musical soundtrack is wholly a product of the imagination, everything else in this spellbinding animation of the HIV virus — created by Janet Iwasa — was based on the findings of researchers. 1,189 more words


How to be more hopeful

8 TED speakers show you how to nudge your mind toward the sunny side

We all go through times when we see the world through cloudy-colored glasses. 1,325 more words

We Humans

Inside the online platform that’s empowering survivors of campus sexual assaults ... and catching repeat offenders

Outraged at the incidence of sex crimes at colleges, activist Jess Ladd got mad — and then she got to building. Here’s how she developed a secure and sensitive reporting system that’s in use on 13 campuses. 1,141 more words


How one woman in Pakistan is fighting to make the Internet a safer place for women

Lawyer and activist Nighat Dad talks about the fight to create a more accessible internet for women and other marginalized groups in her home country of Pakistan. 2,269 more words