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Discover Magazine: The Crux

  • Why Are Oddly Satisfying Videos So...Satisfying?
    If you've never seen a master lathe operator at work, I highly recommend it. Deft movements and practiced flourishes turn a block of spinning wood into a bedpost, top, bowl or some other circular object, each motion peeling away curls of wood to unc…
    - 1 day ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:58pm -
  • Wait, What Happened in Cuba?
    U.S.-Cuban relations have taken an unusual turn after several U.S. diplomats, and at least one Canadian diplomat, experienced hearing damage after being targeted by a covert “sonic device” in Havana.Huh? A what?On Wednesday, U.S. officials wh…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 5:15pm -
  • Crucial Steps Ahead for Flying Cars
    Flying cars are up against a wall — literally. Turning aircraft into street-safe machines requires manufacturers to prove their safety standards in crash tests. So at least one expensive prototype needs to get smashed to smithereens, while its dumm…
    - 22 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:33pm -
  • What's Going On With the World's Most Destructive Mud Volcano?
    The world’s most destructive mud volcano was born near the town of Sidoarjo, on the island of Java, Indonesia, just over 11 years ago – and to this day it has not stopped erupting. The mud volcano known as Lusi started on May 29, 2006, and at its…
    - 26 days ago, 21 Jul 17, 2:51pm -
  • What Would It Take to Wipe Out All Life on Earth?
    The first exoplanet was spotted in 1988. Since then more than 3,000 planets have been found outside our solar system, and it’s thought that around 20 percent of Sun-like stars have an Earth-like planet in their habitable zones. We don’t yet know…
    - 30 days ago, 17 Jul 17, 1:54pm -
  • Can Breathing Like Wim Hof Make Us Superhuman?
    Take a deep breath. Feel the wave of nitrogen, oxygen and carbon dioxide press against the bounds of your ribcage and swell your lungs. Exhale. Repeat.Before consciously inhaling, you probably weren’t thinking about breathing at all. The respirat…
    - 41 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 12:24pm -
  • Memory Repression: A Dubious Theory That's Sticking Around
    Compared to the other generational tragedies of the late '80s and early '90s, the rise of memory repression cases is hardly remembered. But nevertheless, during that time hundreds of abuse cases in the courts hinged on unproven theories of Sigmund Fr…
    - 41 days ago, 6 Jul 17, 11:34am -
  • Designing a Safer Explosive
    This Fourth of July, as you and your family settle on a sandy beach or grassy lawn to watch a fireworks display, you’re probably not thinking about the science behind the explosives you’re witnessing. In fact, you probably are not even thinking o…
    - 44 days ago, 3 Jul 17, 3:40pm -
  • Will Robots Rule Finance?
    The year is 2030. You’re in a business school lecture hall, where just a handful of students are attending a finance class.The dismal turnout has nothing to with professorial style, school ranking or subject matter. Students simply aren’t enrol…
    - 48 days ago, 29 Jun 17, 2:30pm -
  • When Did People Start Using Money?
    Sometimes you run across a grimy, tattered dollar bill that seems like it’s been around since the beginning of time. Assuredly it hasn’t, but the history of human beings using cash currency does go back a long time – 40,000 years.Scientists h…
    - 57 days ago, 20 Jun 17, 2:49pm -

Huffington Post: US TEDWeekends

  • Every Child Has A Story To Tell
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie so eloquently notes, it's shockingly easy to have one narrative of Africa, one story of its people. She talks about leaving Nigeria to come to university in the US,…
    - 7 Oct 14, 4:56pm -
  • We Need a Media That Tells All of Our Stories
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.To understand the danger of a single story, start with a seed.It could be any seed, but a kernel of corn will do. In 1970, the genetic make up of corn in America had become so uniform that a fun…
    - 7 Oct 14, 4:23pm -
  • Storytelling And Its Discontents
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.My first reaction to Adichie's talk on the danger of a single story is relief. All too often, the positive power of stories is uncritically celebrated. Here's a talk that considers their shadow…
    - 6 Oct 14, 2:05pm -
  • Our Story Is Our Choice
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.We cannot leave it to others to write our stories for us; we all have the right, and the responsibility, to write. This was my main takeaway from Nigerian writer Chimamanda's wise and powerful…
    - 1 Oct 14, 6:21pm -
  • WATCH: This Talk Will Make You Question How Much You Really Know About Everything
    Stories make us who we are. In this inspiring talk, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie beautifully conveys the importance of seeking out many stories from different points of view to form our understanding of the world. TED Weekends has brought you more…
    - 26 Sep 14, 1:36pm -
  • WATCH: Calling All Introverts! It's Okay If You're Not A Social Butterfly. In Fact It Could Be A Good Thing
    Why does the world seem to celebrate schmoozers, and what might we be missing when we assume quieter people have nothing worth saying? This persuasive talk from author (and self-proclaimed introvert) Susan Cain will leave you questioning your assumpt…
    - 19 Sep 14, 1:08pm -
  • "I'm Tired of Hating People" -- A Growing Movement Based In Love
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.I recently watched Zak Ebrahim's moving TED Talk. In it, he reveals that his father was a prominent convicted American terrorist who had plotted to bomb tunnels, bridges and even the United Nat…
    - 12 Sep 14, 4:38pm -
  • Bullying and Bigotry: Being Judged For Something Out Of Your Control
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post."I am tired of hating people," said Zak Ebrahim's mother after years of fervently defending her religious beliefs.Hate is such a powerful word, and when a family is forced to live under the rule…
    - 12 Sep 14, 4:35pm -
  • WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

    WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

    Zak Ebrahim is not my real name and was changed when my family decided to cut ties with my father, El-Sayed Nosair, the first member of a Bin Laden organization to shed blood on American soil. As I share in my TED Talk, I have struggled for years to…
    - 12 Sep 14, 3:20pm -
  • How My Son's Differences Are Extraordinary
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.In the TEDTalk My Autistic Brothers, Faith Jegede shares with us her experiences growing up with two brothers who have autism, one who does not speak with words, but with his heart, and her oth…
    - 5 Sep 14, 5:14pm -

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PBS Digital Studios: Idea Channel

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    - 3 Jun 15, 6:26am -

PBS Digital Studios: Inventor Series

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    - 3 Jun 15, 6:49am -

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