TED Prize winner JR stands in the center of his Panthéon collage. Photo: Inside Out Project
Below, just a few members of the TED community who made headlines this week.
Longtime TEDster Steve Case is hitting the road this summer to find and invest in start-ups that may otherwise be overlooked. His “Rise of the Rest Road Trip” kicked off in Detroit this week and will continue on to Pittsburg, Cincinnati and Nashville, with pitch winners in each city receiving a $100,000 grant. Case hopes other investors will follow his lead. (Watch 10 TED Talks that Steve Case calls “unforgettable.”)
An important new study-of-studies about the pesticides known as “neonics” confirms Marla Spivak’s warning: neonicotinoid pesticides are harming bees, and those who love them. Dive into the Worldwide Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Systemic Pesticides on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (WIA) or read the CBC’s great wrap-up
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