Medical ethicist Harvey Fineberg says "neo-evolution" is on the horizon. James Duncan Davidson/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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"[Trust is] the willingness to sacrifice for another human being." — Simon Sinek James David Duncan/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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These robotic arms are part of a modular kitchen that's been set up so that the robot chef can find exactly what it needs. Moley Robotics hide caption

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Psychologist Abraham Maslow was a pioneer in positive psychology, envisioning what was right with his clients, rather than what was wrong. Corbis hide caption

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Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi says we can achieve one of our most elusive needs, self-actualization, by seeking moments of "flow." Asa Mathat/TED hide caption

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NPR intern Poncie Rutsch takes a crack at making a big sound. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Smart phones contain a silicon chip inside the camera that might be used to detect rare, high energy particles from outer space. J. Yang/Courtesy of WIPAC hide caption

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Research finds playing a collaborative video game like Rock Band makes you more comfortable with strangers. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Game designer Jane McGonigal says we need to harness the beneficial aspects of video games. James Duncan Davidson/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Primatologist Isabel Behncke Izquierdo says play helps to foster creativity, trust, and cooperation. James Duncan Davidson/Courtesy of TED hide caption

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Water molecules between two layers of graphene arranged themselves in a lattice of squares — unlike any other known form of ice. NPG Press via YouTube hide caption

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N. gardneri mushrooms grow at the base of young babassu palms in Brazil. A bland tan by day, the fungi emit an eerie green light by night. Michele P. Verderane/IP-USP hide caption

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