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How Did A Simple Challenge Become A Worldwide Phenomenon?

Friday, August 14, 2015

The 2014 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge was one of the fastest fundraising efforts in history. Nancy Frates recounts how her love for her son Pete plunged her into leading a worldwide awareness campaign.

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How Does A Year Of Following Biblical Rules Change You?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Author and journalist A.J. Jacobs has made a career of being an amateur. He talks about the year he spent living biblically — following the rules in the Bible as literally as possible.

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What's The Best Way To Achieve A New Goal?

Friday, August 14, 2015

After setting a new personal goal, often your first instinct is to tell someone. But entrepreneur Derek Sivers says you're better off keeping it to yourself.

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What Does It Take To Produce Nuclear Fusion — In Your Garage?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Taylor Wilson is a self-taught nuclear physicist who sees every obstacle as a challenge. He describes how — at age 14 — he built a working nuclear fusion reactor in his garage.

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When It Comes Time For 'The Talk,' Are All Parents Amateurs?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Actor and writer Julia Sweeney says parenting has always made her feel like an amateur — but especially when her 8-year-old started asking some smart questions about animal reproduction.

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Is Our Narrow Focus On Cancer Doing More Harm Than Good?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. David Agus believes that current research is too narrowly focused on the specifics of cancer. Instead, he thinks broader, more interdisciplinary methods are needed to control and treat it.

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How Will Open-Source Research Help Cure Cancer?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Giving away something that could make you a billion dollars sounds foolish. But Dr. Jay Bradner believes it's essential to share even the most prized scientific discoveries if we hope to cure cancer.

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What's A Better Way To Detect Cancer?

Friday, July 31, 2015

We often discover cancer after it's too late to treat. Jorge Soto is in the process of creating a simple, fast and cheap method for early cancer detection and all it takes is a few drops of blood.

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Can Healthy Eating Reverse Some Cancers?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Dr. Dean Ornish studied how lifestyle changes could help people with chronic heart disease; he wanted to figure out if there was a way to do the same with some types of cancer.

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What Does It Mean To Be A "Cancer Survivor"?

Friday, July 31, 2015

Debra Jarvis had breast cancer, but it doesn't define her, she says. Jarvis explains how clinging to the identity of "survivor" sometimes stifles personal growth.

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Playlist: Talks For Curious Kids

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Even little kids like big ideas. These TED Radio Hour segments are great for curious children who want to know more about the world.

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How Did A Medical Miracle Turn Into A Global Threat?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Antibiotics save lives, but we rely on them too much. Eventually, the drugs may stop working. Economist Ramanan Laxminarayan asks us to think twice before reaching for this double-edged resource.

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What Can A Small Town In England Teach Us About Resilience?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Community organizer Rob Hopkins argues that individuals, towns and communities have a large role to play in lowering our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Will Our Demand For Food Threaten Our Supply of Water?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Ecologist Jon Foley says agriculture is the "most powerful force unleashed on this planet since the end of the ice age." He says we're using too much to irrigate and we have to rethink how we farm.

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What's Disappearing From the Amazon — Even Faster Than Wildlife?

Friday, July 17, 2015

The isolated tribes of the Amazon are getting dispersed or dying out. Ethnobotanist Mark Plotkin describes what we'll lose if their culture and collective wisdom vanish with them.

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Can Limited Resources Lead To Better Innovation?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Navi Radjou has spent years studying "jugaad," also known as frugal innovation. While researching emerging markets, he realized that creativity might be the most precious renewable resource.

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Why Should We Look Forward To Getting Older?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Psychologist Laura Carstensen says that as people get older, they usually become less stressed and more content.

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When Do We Become The Final Version of Ourselves?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Dan Gilbert shares research on what he calls the "end of history illusion," where we think the person we are right now is the person we'll be for the rest of time. Hint: that's not the case.

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Which Time Of Day Is Both Too Early And Too Late?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Poet Rives explores why 4 in the morning has become popular shorthand for the strangest hour of the day.

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Can You Remember Your Life 1 Second At A Time?

Friday, June 19, 2015

Director Cesar Kuriyama shoots one second of video every day as part of an ongoing project to remember the special moments of his life.

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