The History Of Edible Insects is Interlinked With Women

Julie Lesnik—the world’s only Entomophagy anthropologist (an expert in the practice of eating insects) and the author of Edible Insects and Human Evolution—continues to uncover information about how humans have consumed insects from a cross-cultural and evolutionary perspective. Through her research, Lesnik also found that this development is intricately woven into the history of women. In the past, while men went to hunt for meat, women …

Lyon’s New Musée Des Confluences

An interdisciplinary museum more than a decade in the making finally makes its debut

Where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet in Lyon is the location of the historic French city’s urban development project, which has been transforming the former industrial wasteland into spaces for residences, offices, shopping and leisure since the early 2000s. One of the leading attractions to this new riverfront is the Musée des Confluences, a unique interdisciplinary institution that merges ethnology, anthropology, the natural sciences, …

TED Fellows 2014: Fifth Anniversary Talks

Five fledgling projects from the annual event, held this year in Vancouver

Earlier this week, we had the privilege to witness the fifth anniversary of the TED Fellows program, one that traditionally kicks off the week of TED with a boom. While last year brought the greater creative community to Long Beach, this year Vancouver, BC hosts the celebrated conference. As the more raw, work-in-progress side of TED, the Fellows program introduces 21 new individuals this year …