Artist and professor John Sabraw is turning industrial acid runoff into striking pigments and paints that could be used to save Ohio’s rivers and streams

After examining dozens of Ice Age cave sites across Europe, paleo-archaeologist Genevieve von Petzinger found our ancestors used a small group of signs in common. Here, she walks us through her eye-opening discoveries and their implications.

Wax print cotton kimonos! Lacquer tribal stools! Since living in Japan, Cameroon-born artist Serge Mouangue has been creating the most fascinating aesthetic fusion.

News flash no. 1: “balloon art” is not an oxymoron. News flash no. 2: The man who invented the Fly Guy, that ubiquitous flailing balloon figure, is crafting some eye- and wind-catching pieces of balloon art. Take a look at these colorful creations from Doron Gazit.

Will the societal shocks of 2016 lead to a bumper crop of art in 2017 and beyond? These TED Fellows aim to channel the energy of activism into creative work that can change hearts and minds.

How a unique school curriculum is fostering different kinds of learning and local pride.

The trends and upcoming projects that will engage us in 2017 — as predicted by TED’s science, design and technology curators.