This week: Explore the power of beauty ... find out what babies are really thinking ... and hear what's been called "the greatest commencement speech ever given."
A story, a work of art, a face, a designed object -- why does beauty matter so much to us? Designer Richard Seymour explores our response to beauty. Watch now >>
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Alison Gopnik: What do babies think?
"I find the dance between nature and nurture to be fascinating.She seems to imply that the broccoli experiment shows learned behavior between 15 and 18 months. I wonder if this could also be explained as some gene expression that kicks in in that tim
"Babies are like the R&D division of the human species," says psychologist Alison Gopnik. Her research explores the deep thoughts behind a baby's eyes
Charles Hazlewood talks about the role of trust in musical leadership -- then shows how it works, as he conducts the Scottish Ensemble onstage. Watch now
Less than 10% of plastic trash is recycled, because it's hard to find and sort different kinds. Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle made a new plan.
In his legendary Stanford commencement speech, Steve Jobs urges us to pursue our dreams and see opportunities in setbacks -- including death itself.
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