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Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two
Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two

How to get eaten by mushrooms, why we’re all African, and what language has to do with genetics.

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Nathalie Miebach’s Sculptural Soundtracks for Storms
Nathalie Miebach’s Sculptural Soundtracks for Storms

What stormy weather has to do with Stormy Weather and the cross-pollination of poetry and precision.

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Space Shuttle’s Legacy: A Carl Sagan Remix
Space Shuttle’s Legacy: A Carl Sagan Remix

What Koyaanisqatsi has to do with William Shatner and the future of space exploration.

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Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day One
Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day One

What 86,000 neurons have to do with privacy, the Magna Carta, and the world’s fastest piano player.

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Albertus Seba’s Amazing Cabinet of Natural Curiosities
Albertus Seba’s Amazing Cabinet of Natural Curiosities

Getting a private viewing of the King Bird of Paradise, or how to set the exchange rate for flying squid.

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7 Fundamental Meditations on Faith
7 Fundamental Meditations on Faith

What the magician Penn Gillette has to do with a ring of earth 700 miles north of the equator.

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