TED: Haunting Photos of Polar Ice

Photographer Camille Seaman shoots icebergs, showing the world the complex beauty of these massive, ancient chunks of ice. Dive in to her photo slideshow, “The Last Iceberg.”

TED: How I Became 100 Artists

How do you stage an international art show with work from 100 different artists? If you’re Shea Hembrey, you invent all of the artists and artwork yourself — from large-scale outdoor installations to tiny paintings drawn with a single-haired brush.

TED: Is Anatomy Destiny?

Alice Dreger works with people at the edge of anatomy, such as conjoined twins and intersexed people. In her observation, it’s often a fuzzy line between male and female, among other anatomical distinctions. Which brings up a huge question: Why do we let our anatomy determine our fate?

TED: The World’s First Charter City?

Paul Romer unveiled the idea for a “charter city” — a new kind of city with rules that favor democracy and trade. He tells the story of how such a city might just happen in Honduras…

TED: Taking Imagination Seriously

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge.

TED: Building a Dinosaur from a Chicken

Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He’s taking living descendants of the dinosaur (chickens) and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits — including teeth, tails, and even hands — to make a “Chickenosaurus”.

TED: Calls for a “Moral Operating System”

Damon Horowitz reviews the enormous new powers that technology gives us: to know more — and more about each other — than ever before. Where’s the moral operating system that allows us to make sense of it?

TED: 7 Rules for Making More Happiness

Using simple, delightful illustrations, designer Stefan Sagmeister shares his latest thinking on happiness — both the conscious and unconscious kind. His seven rules for life and design happiness can (with some customizations) apply to everyone seeking more joy.

TED: Making Sense of a Visible Quantum Object

Physicists are used to the idea that subatomic particles behave according to the bizarre rules of quantum mechanics. In a breakthrough experiment, Aaron O’Connell has blurred that distinction by creating an object that is visible to the unaided eye, but provably in two places at the same time.