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Giving It Away

You can give away almost anything — your time, money, food, ideas. In this hour, stories from TED speakers who are "giving it away" in new and surprising ways, and the things that happen in return.

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Unstoppable Learning

Why do we put so much effort in making kids think and act like us? In this hour, TED speakers explore the different ways babies and children learn — from the womb, to the playground, to the web.

Babies and young children are "already about as smart as they could possibly be." TED hide caption

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Do We Need Humans?

In this episode, TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology.

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What Is Beauty?

TED speakers suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty.

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The Violence Within Us

Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. In this hour, TED speakers explore the sinister side of human nature, and whether we're all capable of violence.

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