Here’s a huge list of TED speaker-recommended books, with all the diversity of titles and topics you might expect. No matter your mood, preference or occasion, we’ve got you covered.

Think newspapers’ obituary sections are just about dying? Think again. They’re celebrations of humanity — with lessons for us all, according to data analyst Lux Narayan.

Artist Olalekan Jeyifous creates fantastical, futuristic images of Lagos, Nigeria, to get people thinking about how we live today.

Life — and love — in limbo, as captured in these poignant images from photographer Giles Duley.

How two Australian sisters channeled their love of STEM and coral reefs into the most glorious participatory art project.

Personal DNA testing machines are bringing lab-grade genetic science within reach of more people. A look at how a farmer is using DNA testing to cultivate the most elusive — and prized — of foods.

Artist Fabian Oefner works with everyday materials to create astonishing, unrecognizable images. He shares a look at how he does it.