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

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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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, ...