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From Curiosity To Discovery

Why do some people spend years trying to answer a single question, or even risk their lives to discover something new? In this hour, TED speakers explore how curiosity leads to unexpected places.

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Why Did A Hollywood Film Director Journey To The Bottom Of The Ocean?
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Could Genetics Hold The Answer To Curing Autism?
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Adam Savage talks on the TED stage about where curiosity has led him. James Duncan Davidson/TED/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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How Do Simple Questions Lead To Big Discoveries?
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Curious Groove (Instrumental) Toyko507

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Are Microbes The Next Frontier?
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How Far Can Curiosity Take You?
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