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Here’s how the dancer, teacher and dance historian Andrew Nemr is trying to make tap dance relevant again.

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On a typical sunny day in the Amazon, 20 billion metric tons of water pass through the trees and into the air. This is more than just a feat of Nature — it’s at the heart of South America’s economy, as researcher Antonio Donato Nobre explains.

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Author Ann Morgan invites book lovers to follow her on a literary journey through 196 countries.


Hubble’s photo editor, Zoltan Levay, explains how he captures the invisible colors of the cosmos.


One environmental advocate’s quest to detox the healthcare sector.


Human beings have created a whole load of problems in the oceans. Sadly, though, they usually don’t want to hear about them. Last month, a group of ocean scientists and activists brainstormed ways to make the seas sound as amazing as they are. Check out new tools, studies and discoveries that could spark positive curiosity and empathy.


Chances are, you don’t know much about tapirs. Don’t feel bad; neither do scientists. TED Fellow and conservationist Patricia Medici shares photos of the lowland tapir and explains why these elusive creatures provide far more than just your day’s “awww, cute!” moment.