‘Audacious’ science ideas win huge funding boosts after selection by TED group

At a meeting last week, Anna Verghese, director of the Audacious Project, and Chris Anderson, head of the TED group, detailed the fundraising success so far for eight ambitious projects, several of them focused on science. Dian Lofton/TED (CC BY-NC-ND) By Michael PriceApr. 23, 2019 , 5:40 PM The TED organization, whose slick online video presentations […]

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White supremacy ruled 19th-century science. Why that matters today.

Last month, Tamara Lanier, a retired professional from Connecticut, filed a lawsuit against Harvard University over photographs of her enslaved ancestors, taken for the racial scientist and Harvard professor Louis Agassiz during the 1850s. Lanier accused Harvard of capitalizing on these images of her ancestors, two enslaved people named Renty and Delia, for centuries. In […]

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