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TED: How Playing An Instrument Benefits Your Brain



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TEDTalk: The Shared Wonder Of Film



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TEDTalk: All Your Devices Can Be Hacked



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TED: How Language Transformed Humanity



Biologist Mark Pagel shares an intriguing theory about why humans evolved our complex system of language.

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TEDTalk: A robot that flies like a bird



Plenty of robots can fly — but none can fly like a real bird. That is, until Markus Fischer and his team at Festo built SmartBird, a large, lightweight robot, modeled on a seagull, that flies by flapping its wings. A soaring demo fresh from TEDGlobal 2011.

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TEDTalk: Building a Dinosaur from a Chicken



Renowned paleontologist Jack Horner has spent his career trying to reconstruct a dinosaur. He’s found fossils with extraordinarily well-preserved blood vessels and soft tissues, but never intact DNA. So, in a new approach, he’s taking living descendants of the dinosaur (chickens) and genetically engineering them to reactivate ancestral traits — including teeth, tails, and even hands — to make a “Chickenosaurus”.

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TEDTalk: Artfully Visualizing Our Humanity



Artist Aaron Koblin takes vast amounts of data — and at times vast numbers of people — and weaves them into stunning visualizations.

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TEDTalk: Beware Online “Filter Bubbles”



As web companies strive to tailor their services (including news and search results) to our personal tastes, there’s a dangerous unintended consequence: We get trapped in a “filter bubble” and don’t get exposed to information that could challenge or broaden our worldview. Eli Pariser argues powerfully that this will ultimately prove to be bad for us and bad for democracy.

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