Beauty

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of beauty.

Exclusive articles about Beauty

Photo Challenge: Local natural wonders

We invited Instagrammers to share photos of natural beauty in the world around — and boy, did they deliver. Check out these gorgeous images of everyday natural wonders photograp...

Video playlists about Beauty

Objects of desire

12 talks • 2h 45m
An iconic painting. An ancient manuscript. A cylinder with 2600 years of history. Learn about artifacts and images that have intrigued humans for centuries, and why we find them so alluring.

Natural wonder

8 talks • 1h 46m
What is nature? Follow the camera's eye to many stunning places on the planet -- from the African veldt to the Amazon rainforest to the teeming world under the Arctic ice.

Can you believe your eyes?

10 talks • 2h 30m
Magic tricks, optical illusions, death-defying feats, digital lies. Believe it or not.

11 must-see TED Talks

11 talks • 3h 08m
What is TED? This primer of 11 classic TED Talks show you the wide range of topics covered -- and introduce you to beloved speakers like Amy Cuddy, Brené Brown, Sir Ken Robinson and Chimamanda Adichie. Find your next favorite talk ...
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TRH: Beauty

Episode: What is Beauty?

Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. In this hour, TED speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty. Listen now