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Forget memorial plaques, tombstones, and traditional funerals. New, high-tech ways to celebrate life and death are emerging, and they’re using your digital data.

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Why government leaders should publish the reams of data they’re collecting — and why citizens everywhere should push them to do so.

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Christopher Soghoian of the ACLU talks privacy, security and why you should put a sticker on your webcam right now, in conversation with investigative journalist Will Potter.

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Here’s how to encourage new medical innovation, says genetic researcher Geoffrey Siwo: Join forces with the people who need innovation the most, all over the world.

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Living through a sexual assault is bad enough — what makes things worse is a broken legal system that routinely ignores, loses and even destroys crucial evidence, an institutional injustice that one legal-system survivor set out to fix.

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The work of artist Sanford Biggers walks a fine line between poetic and provocative, brilliantly sparking discussions about race, violence and fallen heroes.

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This freshly drawn Tree of Life contains a new branch full of microbes — which appear to dominate Earth’s biodiversity. How did we miss that? TED Fellow Hélène Morlon explains.