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Top Ten TED Talks

 

Here are the Curatorial team's favourite ten TED talks:

What is Love? You'd be surprised by the scientific finding -- it is not an emotion. Researcher Helen Fisher tell us why we crave love so much, and unravels the mystery behind one of our most treasured emotions.


We should design for "All children, all species, for all time." says William McDonough who starts his TED Talk by showing a yellow rubber duck and tells us exactly why recycling is not the answer.

Why we do what we do, and how we can do it better? Life coach Tony Robbins tells us about the "invisible forces" that motivate everyone's action.

Sculptor and engineer Arthur Ganson talks about his work -- kinetic art that explores deep philosophical ideas and is just darn fun to look at.

Concert pianist and composer Jennifer Lin was only 14 when she performed at TED, drawing tears with her extraordinary improvisation.

IDEO designer and head Tim Brown talks about the powerful relationship between creative thinking and play -- with many examples you can try at home.

James Burchfield is a human beatbox.  Using only his mouth, tongue, throat and vocal cords, he performs heavy, layered, club-style jams that seem to come from real drum machines.

What positive psychology can do for your life.  Martin Seligman, the founder of positive psychology, shows us how we can develop strength of character, optimism and lead happier lives.

A record-breaker at the Paralympic Games in 1996, Aimee Mullins has a dozen amazing pairs of prosthetic legs -- and talks the superpowers they grant her:  Speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height.  Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.

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And here are The Top Ten TED.com Talks, each watched more than a million times around the world. For a quick overview, watch the highlights video, or  to just dive into the talks.