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Not a scientist? As David Lang shows, you can still play a meaningful role in solving science’s hardest problems.

Illustration by Andrea Turvey for TED.

Food feeds the soul. To the extent that we all eat food, and we all have souls, food is the single great unifier across cultures. But what feeds your soul?

Dave Troy crunches data to see places not as neighborhoods but as relationships between people.

Let's kickstart science in America | ideas.ted.com

Science funding is broken. To fix it, we need to empower a new class of makers, citizen scientists and explorers

Community responses to an introversion poll inspired by Susan Cain, a comment on Nikolai Begg’s description of a tool to fix one of the most dangerous moments in surgery, and a giddy post about a mid-career sabbatical motivated by Stefan Sagmeister’s talk.

This week’s comments includes replies to Simon Anholt’s introduction of the Good Country Index, a thought on the purity of art (and how we have polluted it with money), and an argument for trusting our own intellectual selves.

This week’s virtual mailbag included a personal take on why we should teach creativity, and the accusation that a TED speaker might just be “philosophically redundant.”