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WATCH: How A Team Of Deep-Sea Explorers Found One Of The Ocean's Most Elusive Creatures

(55) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Humans have been looking for the giant squid ever since we first started taking pictures underwater. But the elusive deep-sea predator could never be caught on film -- until now.

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WATCH: This May Be The Single Greatest Lie We've All Been Sold About Disability

(134) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Being disabled doesn't automatically make you a noble inspiration to all humanity, says Stella Young. In this very funny talk, she breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into "inspiration porn."

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WATCH: Stories You Won't Believe From Some Of The World's Dirtiest Jobs

(336) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Are people who do physically demanding, not-afraid-to-get-dirty jobs like farming, mining and sheep castration (yes, you read that right) the happiest people on earth? So says Mike Rowe, host of the Discovery Channel's "Dirty Jobs." See if he changes your mind about what it means to be happy at work.

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WATCH: A Shark-Deterrent Wetsuit (And It's Not What You Think)

(201) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 2:00 PM

Ocean swimmer Hamish Jolly wished there was a wetsuit that could keep sharks at bay -- so he invented one. Find out how he did it, and how you could apply the same techniques to create an innovation of your own.

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WATCH: Stunning Truths Your Facebook 'Likes' Really Reveal About You

(142) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Are you sharing more than you mean to online? Computer scientist Jennifer Golbeck explains how the simple act of "liking" something on social media reveals more personal information about you than you'd think. Is this what privacy looks like in the digital age - or is there another way?


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WATCH: This Ex-Officer's Haunting, Powerful Words About Suicide Could Save Someone's Life

(112) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 11:00 AM

If you saw someone on the verge of suicide, would you know what to say? As a patrolman on San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Kevin Briggs helped bring many people back from the brink. In this moving talk, he gives a powerful piece of advice to those with loved ones...

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WATCH: Her Online Dating Strategy May Seem Insane.. Until You See The Results

(46) Comments | Posted June 6, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Online dating sites are supposed to help you find your perfect match - but for Amy Webb, all they helped her find were duds. Her grandmother said she was being too picky, but Webb knew there had to be a better way. So she came up with her own approach...

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WATCH: These Profound Images Are For Anyone Who's Ever Felt Invisible

(29) Comments | Posted May 30, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Chinese artist Liu Bolin can disappear into everything from famous landmarks to the rows of instant noodles at the supermarket. The question is: Why? By going invisible, what does he help you see?

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WATCH: 5 Wildly Viral TED Talks That Will Show You The Power Of Courage

(13) Comments | Posted May 23, 2014 | 10:00 AM

We've pulled together five of the most-watched TED talks from this year as voted by you, our loyal TEDWeekends audience. On the surface, they seem so different. But each speaker is an outsider spreading a common idea -- the best way to find courage in this world is to embrace...

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WATCH: These Mind-Bending Photos Show The Reach Of The Human Imagination

(29) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 11:00 AM

How do you think he does it? Photo wizard Erik Johansson reveals the secrets behind his mind-bending images, which use retouching to blend real photos into imagined scenes. You'll never look at reality the same way again.

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WATCH: For 8 Years, She Convinced The World She Was A Boy. Now, She's Making Us Rethink Sexuality

(289) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 10:00 AM

What if most of us aren't "gay" or "straight," but somewhere in between? Artist and activist iO Tillett Wright makes a passionate case for accepting the complexity of individuality -- without making anybody feel like a second-class citizen. If her words don't persuade you, the images she shares just might.

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WATCH: Mind-Blowing Images Show What's Right In Front Of You Each Day... But You Never See

(109) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Life goes by too fast. Or is it actually too slow? Filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg uses time-lapse technology to show us unseen dimensions of life as we know it, from ocean currents to dragonfly wings. You'll never look at the world the same way again.

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WATCH: This Video Starts With A Woman In A Wheelchair. By The End, You Won't See Her The Same Way

(165) Comments | Posted April 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM

In this life-affirming video, Sue Austin goes where few have been... in her wheelchair. Refusing to be defined by pity or limitations, she proves that we can't let ourselves be defined by how other people see us -- and that telling our own story sets us free.

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WATCH: Does Penis Size Matter? Here's One Answer From The Animal Kingdom

(326) Comments | Posted April 18, 2014 | 9:00 AM

From a sea creature's detachable, swimming penis to violent bedbug sex, this is a tour of the animal kingdom as you've never seen it before. What can we learn about a species from how it has sex? Let's get it on.

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WATCH: The Amazing Story of How This Astronaut Went To Space, Went Blind and Returned To Earth Will Leave You in Awe

(161) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM

He tweeted from the International Space Station. Now astronaut Chris Hadfield tells the amazing story of going blind in space. Then he covers David Bowie, just because.

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WATCH: This Fashion Model Just Shared A Big Secret. Her Story Will Make You Stand Up And Applaud.

(134) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 10:00 AM

She's a model and a beauty pageant queen now. But she reveals that her life started out in a very different place. Don't miss Geena Rocero's powerful story about identity, gender and finding the courage to be your true self.

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WATCH: 3 Secrets Behind Why YouTube Videos Go Viral

(10) Comments | Posted March 28, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Rebecca Black. Double rainbows. Nyan cat. Why do some videos made by ordinary people become internet sensations? And what do the videos we love say about who we are? YouTube's Kevin Allocca breaks it down in this nostalgic viral video tour.

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WATCH: This Woman Has A Powerful Reason For Wanting More Stay-At-Home Dads (Hint: It's About The Economy)

(216) Comments | Posted March 21, 2014 | 9:00 AM

Why is it more prestigious to be a CEO than it is to take care of your family? Why aren't caregivers and breadwinners equally celebrated? And do women actually have more choices than men? Watch this provocative talk from public policy expert, wife and mother Anne-Marie Slaughter.

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WATCH: This Comedian With Cerebral Palsy Will Make You Think Twice About The Word 'Disability'

(112) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 9:00 AM

If thinking of cerebral palsy makes you think of someone sad or helpless, then watch this talk and let comedian Maysoon Zayid blow your mind. She's fierce, she's funny, and she refuses to let you feel sorry for her.

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WATCH: These iPod-Based Magic Tricks Are SO. MUCH. FUN

(60) Comments | Posted March 7, 2014 | 10:00 AM

What if deception is in the eye of the beholder? And what if lies can help us tell the truth? Watch this video and enter into the multimedia world of magician Marco Tempest. Then decide for yourself.

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