HOW HUMANS ADAPT IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS

Humans adapt to physical and creative challenges in remarkable ways. How do we do it, and what happens when we can't? In this episode, TED speakers share inspiring stories about our capacity to adapt. Full episode here: http://n.pr/1lUMQ6G
  1. How endurance helped early human survive. http://n.pr/1XeczTg
    Christopher McDougall explores the mysteries of the human instinct to run: How did endurance help early humans survive, and what urges from our ancient ancestors spur us on today?
  2. How one man can see without seeing. http://n.pr/1Lqm76O
    Daniel Kish has been blind since he was 13 months old, but has learned to "see" using a form of echolocation.
  3. What "Whitopias" might mean as America gets more diverse. http://n.pr/1PEdCwG
    As America becomes more multicultural, Rich Benjamin has noticed a phenomenon: some communities are actually becoming less diverse. So he got out a map, found the whitest towns in the USA and moved in.
  4. How an artist’s mishap turned into her best work. http://n.pr/1NgjoUM
    Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, building-sized sculptures, made of natural and synthetic fibers.