birds birds, eggs eggs. While we can’t convene in person, we will convene. By purchasing privately owned wild habitats, restoring their ecosystems and transforming them into protected national parks, Tompkins shows the transformational power of wildlands philanthropy. As COVID-19 sweeps the globe, the Sentinel team is helping scientists detect the virus quicker and empower health workers to connect and better contain the outbreak. Now is a time “to be together rather than to try to pull the world apart and crawl back into our own nationalistic shells,” says Huang Hung.Watch Oliver Jeffer’s TED Talk, “An ode to living on Earth,” at “This will be strangers helping strangers around the world — like a giant global love machine,” says Crisis Text Line CEO Nancy Lublin, outlining the expansion of the crisis intervention platform.Watch Tom Rivett-Carnac’s TED Talk, “How to shift your mindset and choose your future,” at The world has shifted, and so has TED. So, uh, how do you tell one? Backstage (Amanda Palmer and Sarah Shandl) 2. Things made up of nothing stronger or more lasting than 26 letters and a handful of punctuation marks or their words on the air. But his latest work might sound familiar: it’s an adaptation of the Brothers Grimm breadcrumb dropper, Hansel & Gretel. Neil Gaiman writes stunningly original stories that can make the skin crawl and the teeth chatter. Alongside world-changing ideas from leaders in science, political strategy and …

What seems normal and appropriate to the Chinese, Hung says — things like contact tracing and temperature checks at malls — may seem surprising and unfamiliar to Westerners at first, but these tools can be our best bet to fight a pandemic. And he reminds us that to truly conquer the pandemic, we must work together across national boundaries and political divides. “I’m still in lockdown here in New Zealand with 4-year-old [son] Ash for the foreseeable future.”The two were married in 2010 via a flash mob that Palmer organized for Gaiman's 50th birthday. “Instead of looking for a needle in a haystack, we can use the giant magnet of computing power to find many needles in multiple haystacks simultaneously.”: Crisis Text Line, a free 24-hour service that connects with people via text message, delivers crucial mental health support to those who need it. “It gives you something you can go through and be sure that you’ll come out the other end. The not-for-profit launched in August 2013 and within four months had expanded to all 274 area codes in the US. Anything less than that is unthinkable.”Individual freedom as an abstract concept in a pandemic is meaningless. Looking to leaders from history who have blazed the way forward in dark times, he finds that people like Rosa Parks, Winston Churchill and Mahatma Gandhi had something in common: stubborn optimism. Neil Gaiman writes stunningly original stories that can make the skin crawl and the teeth chatter. is is is precisely. We are the actors and spectators of a cosmic play that means the world to us here but means nothing anywhere else.”, who shared an energetic, improvised version of Gershwin’s “Summertime,” and musician, singer and songwriter , a collaborative funding initiative housed at TED that’s unlocking social impact on a grand scale. “This stubborn optimism is a form of applied love … and it is a choice for all of us.” Earth, humanity and nature are all interconnected. We can flourish or we can suffer, but we’re going to be doing it together.”, who channels her inner Gonzo with a performance of “I’m Going To Go Back There Someday” from , who took a moment to show gratitude for Earth and reflect on the challenge humanity faces in restoring balance to our lives; singer-songwriter, who gives a hauntingly beautiful vocal performance of her original song “The Meaning,” dedicated of Mother Earth; and author , reading an excerpt about the fragile beauty that lies at the heart of life.Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Jeffers acknowledges that, in the grand scheme of things, we know very little about existence — except that we are experiencing it together. “It may have been a little while since anyone told you a story.”But this being TED, Gaiman took a few minutes first to chew on the question: Why do we tell scary stories?