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NPR/TED Staff appears in the following:

How Can Our Real Lives Be Ruined By Our Digital Ones?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Writer Jon Ronson says Internet commenters can behave like a mob — and believes it's time to rethink how we interact when we go online.

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From Our Listeners: Screen Stories

Friday, September 18, 2015

As part of our episode about screens, we asked listeners to send us stories of a time when their digital lives affected their real ones. Here are some of our favorites.

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Why Build A Virtual World?

Friday, September 18, 2015

Why build a virtual world? Philip Rosedale talks about the virtual civilization world he created, Second Life, and how virtual reality might only get better — and more integral to our lives.

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How Are Our Screens Changing Us Now?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Host Guy Raz raises the curtain on a special two-part TED Radio Hour episode, exploring an uneasy moment in our evolution when we are becoming more and more dependent on our screens.

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Are Our Devices Turning Us Into A New Kind Of Human?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Anthropologist Amber Case says our technology is changing us into cyborgs. She argues we have become a screen-staring, button-clicking new version of Homo sapiens.

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What Happens When We Step Inside The Screen?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Filmmaker Chris Milk uses cutting-edge technology to create a film experience that immerses the viewer. He explains how virtual reality has allowed him to create the "ultimate empathy machine."

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How Are Screens Changing The Face Of War?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Today airstrikes involve generals dictating — and soldiers carrying out — orders behind screens. Strategist P.W. Singer describes how screens have complicated the nature of war.

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When It Comes To Kids, Is All Screen Time Equal?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Pediatrician Dimitri Christakis explains how different forms of screen time affects kids and their ability to learn and develop.

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Will Our Screens Soon Be Able To Read Our Emotions?

Friday, September 11, 2015

Despite their powerful computing capability, our screens have no way of knowing how we feel. Computer scientist Rana el Kaliouby says that's about to change.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 episodes are host Guy Raz's favorites to play for his own children. So if you know a kid who's interested in the world, share this playlist with them for hours of intriguing listening.

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