More than 100 years ago, Golgi staining on nerve cells opened the gates to modern neuroscience. Scientists recently developed the Technicolor version of Golgi staining, Brainbow, allowing more detailed reconstructions of brain circuits. AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Somewhere Over The Brainbow: The Journey To Map the Human Brain
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Gripping Science Tales Need Not Be Science Fiction
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A worker stands on top of a storage bin on July 27, 2011, at a drilling operation in Claysville, Pa. The dust is from powder mixed with water for hydraulic fracturing. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

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Sand From Fracking Could Pose Lung Disease Risk To Workers
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Tiny DNA Switches Aim To Revolutionize 'Cellular' Computing
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Steven Pinker says our perception of how violent we are as a species is skewed. Robert Leslie/TED hide caption

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Is The World A Less Violent Place?
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Leslie Morgan Steiner shares her story of domestic abuse at TEDxRainier. TED hide caption

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Why Don't Domestic Violence Victims Leave?
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Jim Fallon's work analyzing the brains of psychopaths lead to a surprising personal discovery. Michael Brands/TED / Michael Brands hide caption

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What Does The Mind Of A Killer Look Like?
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Particles of the hepatitis C virus are imaged with an electron microscope. James Cavallini/Science Source hide caption

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When chef Heston Blumenthal was a kid, he wondered why people loved to dunk their biscuits into tea. Courtesy of the University of Nottingham hide caption

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"Beauty is not just for the imagination. It's actually a way of altering human behavior for the better." — Bill Strickland TED hide caption

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Can Beauty Change A Life?
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Does Being Beautiful Make You Happy?
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Philosopher Denis Dutton suggests that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty. James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Are Some Things Universally Beautiful?
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Seniors Flirt With AARP's Online Dating Service
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