Humanity

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

Exclusive articles about Humanity

Why humans run the world

History professor Yuval Noah Harari — author of Sapiens: A Brief History of Mankind — explains why humans have dominated Earth. The reason is not what you might expect. 70,000 y...

Can there be meaning in pointless torment?

“We cannot bear a pointless torment.” As is often the case with writer Andrew Solomon, you want to write down everything he says and think every sentence over for an hour, day, ...

Video playlists about Humanity

How we make choices

8 talks • 2h 31m
Talks on why some choices are so tough, and how we can make better ones. Some even ask: are we really in control of our choices at all?

Might you live a great deal longer?

4 talks • 1h 10m
We're obsessed with age: Quests for youth, immortality and prolonged life are, indeed, ageless. Explore the science of longer lives ...

Personal tales from the edge of life

14 talks • 3h 53m
Beautiful, intimate and ultimately uplifting stories of challenge -- from making a new home in a strange country, to rebuilding life after unthinkable tragedy.

Our brains: predictably irrational

12 talks • 3h 19m
The 3 pounds of jelly in our skulls allow us to reflect on our own consciousness -- and to make counterintuitive, irrational decisions. These talks explore why.
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Talks about Humanity

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