One day, you might be able to eat microbes — yes, microbes — to help you lose weight.

Feel like you start the new year ready to reinvent your life, only to find that, a month later, you’ve given up on everything and are living a life that’s totally indistinguishable from last year?

We’re on the brink of a future beyond what we can fathom — a future with driverless cars, designer babies, intelligent robots, and digital doppelgangers. Who will you choose to be in that future? How will it change you?

Some people say that creating true innovation is like capturing lightning in a bottle. Not so, says BCG managing director Martin Reeves. It’s actually a process that can be considered, managed and adapted.

Pluto and its largest moon, Charon, could be considered a double planet. The balance point between them is between them in space, not within Pluto, so they're orbiting together around a point in space. This is our first mission to a double planet.

Planetary scientist Alan Stern explains why he believes new close-up pictures of Pluto prove beyond doubt that it should have its planet status reinstated. Also, close-up photographs of Pluto!

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When TED posted the talk by Monica Lewinsky, the haters came out in force. TED’s social media editor, Nadia Goodman, describes what happened — and how she and her team countered the vitriol, one comment at a time.

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How to make New Year’s resolutions that actually work out this time.