The Latest from Ted

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If you have some time to burn, you can always spend them on the Ted website. Here’s some suggestions for talks to watch.

Jane McGonigal argues that we need to play more games to improve the world.

Eric Mead talks about the placebo effect through the prism of magic.

Sean Carroll discusses the arrow of time.

Ken Kamler tells the story of a man who survived 36 hours buried in the snow on Mt. Everest.

Mark Roth works on suspended animation as a way of helping trauma patients.


Brian Spears is Senior Poetry Editor of The Rumpus and the author of A Witness in Exile (Louisiana Literature Press, 2011). His poem “Upon Reading That Andromeda Will One Day Devour Triangulum and Come For Us Next” was featured in Season 9 of Motion Poems. More from this author →