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Exploring the frontiers of happiness: Dan Gilbert on TED.com


Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness — sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q&A with some familiar TED faces. (Recorded July 2005 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 33:38.) Watch Dan Gilbert’s talk from TEDGlobal 2005 at []

Beyond the Top 10 TEDTalks: user favorites


Last week, TEDTalks celebrated our 50 millionth view by counting down the Top 10 TEDTalks of all time (so far) — and inviting people to share their own favorites. Here are a few: My favorite is still Susan Savage-Rumbaugh and those bonobo apes. — S.F., Boynton Beach, Florida Stamets (mushrooms), Isabel Allende (passion), Dave Eggers []

Discussing Aging At UCLA


The Methuselah Foundation and TED speaker Aubrey de Grey (watch his TEDGLOBAL 2005 speech) will host next week in Los Angeles “Aging: The Disease, The Cure, The Implications”, a symposium featuring world-renowned scientists and advocates of stem cell and regenerative medicine research. The symposium will highlight the scientific prospects for using regenerative medicine to eliminate []

Aubrey de Grey on "The Colbert Report"


Earlier this week, TEDTalks favorite Aubrey de Grey visited Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report to promote his new book, Ending Aging. His controversial 2005 TEDTalk, in which he argued that we could one day extend the human lifespan by hundreds of years, continues to spur debate. Stephen Colbert on de Grey’s nonprofit Methuselah Foundation: “If []

Edge question 2008: What have you changed your mind about? Why?


Many TEDTalks speakers have answered the 2008 Edge Foundation question: What have you changed your mind about? Why? Among the more than 160 essays from leading thinkers — scientists, philosophers, artists — look for Wired’s Chris Anderson, Nick Bostrom, Stewart Brand, Richard Dawkins, Aubrey de Grey, Juan Enriquez, Helen Fisher, Neil Gershenfeld, Daniel Gilbert, Daniel []

Defeating aging: Aubrey de Grey's handbook


British biogerontologist, computer scientist and twice TED speaker Aubrey de Grey has just finished a book, "Ending Aging: The Rejuvenation Breakthroughs That Could Reverse Human Aging in Our Lifetime", where he details his controversial claim that "we could defeat aging". Cheat sheet: Aubrey went on stage at TEDGLOBAL05 (video) and then at TED06 saying (I’m []