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How Can Someone Move Beyond Murder?

Friday, September 19, 2014

At the age of 19, Shaka Senghor was jailed for shooting and killing a man. That event started his years-long journey to redemption.

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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 Did The Son Of A Terrorist Chose Peace?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Zak Ebrahim is the son of terrorist El-Sayyid Nosair, one of the masterminds of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. He tells the story of being raised to hate and how he chose a very different path.

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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Does It Mean To Be A 'Child Of The State'?

Friday, August 01, 2014

Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay was raised by the state. He talks about the empty space where his family should have been.

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What Can Kids Learn By Doing Dangerous Things?

Friday, August 01, 2014

Tinkering School Founder Gever Tulley says that when kids are given sharp tools and matches, their imaginations take off and they become better problem-solvers.

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How Do Our Worst Moments Shape Us?

Friday, August 01, 2014

Writer Andrew Solomon dives into his childhood to describe moments of great adversity, and how they helped him build identity.

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Why Is Parenthood Filled With So Much Anxiety?

Friday, August 01, 2014

Journalist Jennifer Senior says the goal of raising happy children is so elusive it has put modern, middle-class parents into a panic. She says there's no right way to parent.

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What Does It Take To Dive Into Dangerous Waters?

Friday, July 18, 2014

In pitch-black, stung by jellyfish, choking on salt water, hallucinating, Diana Nyad kept swimming. She describes the journey of her historic 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida, at age 64.

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