TED Radio Hour Humans adapt to physical and creative challenges in remarkable ways. How do we do it, and what happens when we can't? In this episode, TED speakers share inspiring stories about our capacity to adapt.

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How do we adapt to physical, creative and cultural challenges?

How do we adapt to physical, creative and cultural challenges?

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Adaptation

Humans adapt to physical and creative challenges in remarkable ways. How do we do it, and what happens when we can't? In this episode, TED speakers share inspiring stories about our capacity to adapt.

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How Can You See Without Seeing?

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What Is A 'Whitopia' — And What Might It Mean To Live There?

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How Did A Mishap Lead To An Artist's Best Work?

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