"When is it we get curious?" astrophysicist Mario Livio (remember our interview with him?) asks his audience at TEDxMidAtlantic. For Dr. Livio, the answer is either one of two things: things that surprise us or evidence that confounds us. And, he reminds us that "curiosity is like a hunger."

Watch this fabulous video of this wide-ranging thinker who connects his work with images from the Hubble Space Telescope with Rembrandt, references Casablanca in psychological terms, explains how stars actually "evolve," and says that Malala Yousafzai's bravery is "the best example of the power of curiosity" by putting her life on the line for girls to get an education.

Oh, and if you have some more time, check out Dr. Livio's blog, A Curious Mind. You'll only grow more thirsty reading it.

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