The Brain-Food Fix

1. Who Runs the Internet?

The online universe doesn't have nearly as many rules, or rulemakers, as the real world. Discuss.

2. Misconceptions

There are some truths that we believe in wholeheartedly — but what if we’re completely wrong? Once we separate fact from fiction, how do our perceptions change? In this hour, TED speakers move beyond conventional wisdom to reveal complex realities about what we think we know to be true. Author Malcolm Gladwell reveals an alternative account of David and Goliath that flips the story on its head. Writer Jennifer 8. Lee talks about her hunt for the actual origins of Chinese-American food. Ecologist Allan Savory counters everything conventional wisdom tells us about how grasslands lose their life to desertification. Journalist Leslie T. Chang debunks how we assume Chinese factory workers feel.

3. Where The Planet Money T-Shirt Began

After years of planning and months of production, the Planet Money T-shirts are here. They'll be in the mail soon. We promise.The shirts were touched by people in rich countries with advanced degrees and by people working for some of the lowest wages in the world. They traveled thousands of miles across three continents.Over the next several weeks, we'll tell the story of the shirts, and of the world behind them. Today, we begin at the beginning: where the cotton in our shirt came from.

4. I, Robot

From Mars to Europa, the human exploration of space is increasingly robotic. Laugh and learn about our mechanical marvels from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Eugene Mirman and their special guests at StarTalk Live.

5. The Future of Renewable Coming from Drones?

Windmills are a thing of the past! In the future, renewable energy could come from wind harvesting drones.

6. A town in England will have a fleet of self-driving cars by 2015.

On Capitol Hill today, the House Transportation Subcommittee holds a hearing on autonomous vehicles, or self-driving cars. Across the pond though, the town of Milton Keynes in England is already planning to have a whole fleet by 2015.

7. Alice Waters on the Art of Simple Food

Alice Waters talks about the important links between taste, cooking, gardening, and taking care of the land. She also discusses her new cookbook, The Art of Simple Food II, which includes new recipes for the many varieties of vegetables, fruits, and herbs that you can cultivate in your own kitchen garden or find at your local farmers’ market.

8. A Fear To Remember: Light-activated Memories

Ever wished you could change a a mouse? In this episode, we find out what a memory looks like and how it can be altered in the lab using a novel technology known as optigenetics.

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