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Is The 'Eureka' Moment A Myth?

Jun 8, 2012

Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Ideas Come From. Watch Steven Johnson's full Talk — Where Good Ideas Come From — on TED.com

How Do Introverts Share Ideas?

Jun 8, 2012

Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Ideas Come From.

What Happens When Ideas Have Sex?

Jun 8, 2012

Part 1 of the TED Radio Hour episode Where Ideas Come From. Watch Matt Ridley's full Talk — When Ideas Have Sex — on TED.com

Second of a two-part series. Read Part 1

Every profession has its symbols of success. For opera singers, it's performing at La Scala or the Met. For mountain climbers it's making it to the top of Everest. For scientists, if you get two papers published in the same issue of a prestigious journal like Nature, you're hot.

If cockroaches completely gross you out, then look away.

But if you've admired, even a tiny bit, the adaptations that help them thrive among us, I've got a video for you. It will help you develop a whole new appreciation for how these critters stay a step ahead of humans wielding brooms, rolled-up newspapers and anything else that's handy and can be used for swatting.

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