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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

How Do You Reinvent Yourself After a Near-Death Experience?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Hugh Herr lost both legs in a climbing accident 30 years ago. Now, as the head of the MIT Media Lab's Biomechatronics group, he's building the next generation of bionic limbs.

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How Do You Reveal A Life-Changing Transformation?

Friday, September 19, 2014

For most of Geena Rocero's career modeling lingerie and swimsuits, no one knew she was born a boy. Rocero talks about her decision to risk her career and reveal her background.

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Why Did A Hollywood Film Director Journey To The Bottom Of The Ocean?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Director James Cameron's blockbuster films create unreal worlds. He reveals his childhood fascinations and how they fueled the passion behind his movies.

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Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Geneticist Wendy Chung describes what it's like to chip away at the mysteries of autism, and the excitement of uncovering tiny but critical clues.

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How Far Can Curiosity Take You?

Friday, September 12, 2014

As a kid, director James Cameron was fascinated with exploring the world around him — everything from pond water to bugs. Those childhood obsessions led him some of the deepest places underwater.

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How Do You Build A Toaster ... From Scratch?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Designer Thomas Thwaites explains what compelled him to build a toaster, literally from the ground up.

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How Do Simple Questions Lead To Big Discoveries?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage talks about three people who inspired him to be curious: his dad, a former Earth-science teacher, and physicist Richard Feynman.

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Are Microbes The Next Frontier?

Friday, September 12, 2014

Biologist Nathan Wolfe says the unseeable world of microbes is fertile ground for new discoveries.

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What Does Animal Madness Teach Us About Our Own?

Friday, September 05, 2014

From compulsive bears to self-destructive rats, science historian Laurel Braitman studies animals with mental health issues and asks what we can learn from them.

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Why Do We Care About Some Animals More Than Others?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Writer Jon Mooallem tells the story of the teddy bear, and considers how the tales we tell about wild animals have real consequences for a species' chance of survival — and the natural world at large.

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What Do Our Dogs Really Think? A Poetic Possibility

Friday, September 05, 2014

What do our dogs think when they look at us? Poet Billy Collins imagines the inner life of a former canine companion.

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Do Animals Have Morals?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Empathy, cooperation, and fairness seem like distinctly human traits. But Frans de Waal explains why other animals might share those same qualities.

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Are We Training Dogs All Wrong?

Friday, September 05, 2014

Animal trainer Ian Dunbar says we need to see the world through the eyes of our dogs if we want to really communicate with them.

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Playlist: Listens For A Long Hike

Thursday, August 28, 2014

TED speakers explore big ideas while you explore the great outdoors.

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Playlist: Surprising Ideas

Thursday, August 28, 2014

You'll look at the world a different way after listening to these stories.

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Playlist: Time Out

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Take a moment to reflect on some big and beautiful ideas.

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Playlist: Explore The Cosmos

Monday, August 25, 2014

Transport yourself to a galaxy far, far away with these TED Radio Hour stories.

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Playlist: Family Reunion

Thursday, August 21, 2014

These TED talks will remind you of the special connections a family shares.

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Mistakes In Medicine: Dr. Brian Goldman Answers Your Questions

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Dr. Brian Goldman answers your questions on medicine, making mistakes, and how the entire medical system can benefit and learn from being wrong.

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Playlist: Poolside Listens

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Dive into some deep ideas as you relax by the pool this summer.

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