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What does exercise do to your brain? Can psychedelics treat depression? From smart daily habits to new medical breakthroughs, welcome to TED... more

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Food expiration dates don't mean what you think | Carolyn Beans

Countries around the world waste huge amounts of food every year: roughly a fifth of food items in the US... more

18 Jun 2024 · 6 minutes
The miracle of organ donation — and a breakthrough for the future | Abbas Ardehali

Organ transplants save lives, but they come with challenges: every minute a healthy donated organ is on ice increases risk.... more

11 Jun 2024 · 11 minutes
The vital data you flush down the toilet | Newsha Ghaeli

"Everybody pees and poops — and we know that urine and stool contain a rich source of information on our... more

04 Jun 2024 · 10 minutes
Why is it so hard to cure the common cold? | George Zaidan

On average, adults catch more than 150 colds throughout their lives. Even with similar symptoms, the cause could be different... more

28 May 2024 · 6 minutes
What happens to sex in midlife? A look at the "bedroom gap" | Maria E. Sophocles

Menopause isn't just hot flashes, says gynecologist and sexual medicine specialist Maria Sophocles. It's often accompanied by overlooked symptoms like... more

21 May 2024 · 34 minutes
How to make smart decisions more easily | Alexandra Panzer

Everything our bodies do— whether physical or mental— uses energy. Studies have found that many individuals seem to have a... more

14 May 2024 · 7 minutes
The science of laughter | Sasha Winkler

Isn’t it odd that, when something’s funny, you might show your teeth, change your breathing, become weak and achy in... more

07 May 2024 · 7 minutes
What if a simple blood test could detect cancer? | Hani Goodarzi

Catching cancer at its earliest stages saves lives. But in a body made up of trillions of cells, how do... more

30 Apr 2024 · 9 minutes
The diseases that changed humanity forever | Dan Kwartler

Since humanity’s earliest days, we’ve been plagued by countless disease-causing pathogens. Invisible and persistent, these microorganisms and the illnesses they... more

23 Apr 2024 · 7 minutes
A campaign for period positivity | Ananya Grover

Having your period is exhausting — and for many people across the world, menstruation is even more challenging because of... more

16 Apr 2024 · 28 minutes
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Food expiration dates don't mean what you think | Carolyn Beans
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