The loss of polar ice may seem like an abstract concern, but it’s one that will affect all of us, no matter where we live, says glaciologist and TED Fellow Michele Koppes.

How can you protect crops against global warming? One answer: find the secrets of plants that already thrive in the most punishing climates, says microbiologist Rusty Rodriguez.

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.

Researchers and academics around the world are in the crosshairs of an assault on the worth of the scientific method. Here’s how to stand up for science.

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

A selection of uplifting reads — all suggested by TED speakers — for your end-of-year break.

Who says you can’t solve today’s problems with yesterday’s solutions? Check out these four innovative, ancestor-approved approaches