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  • newMassive Impact Crater Beneath Greenland Could Explain Ice Age Climate Swing
    Most of Earth’s surface has been plotted, mapped and measured. And along the way, scientists have turned up a plethora of craters big and small. But there was always one major crater missing.12,800 years ago, during the Pleistocene, Earth was war…
    - 23 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 2:02pm -
  • Are the Laws of the Universe Fine-Tuned for Life?
    Humans have often looked at the night sky and wondered if there's anyone else out there. But stare into that darkness long enough, and many wonder instead: how did we get here? What were the odds, in a universe so enormous and chaotic, that humans sh…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 2:00pm -
  • In the Face of Climate Change, These Sea Lions Are Getting Smart
    The water churns in a chaotic flurry of fins and flippers. Hungry onlookers hover, swoop, and scurry, hoping to get in on at least the final stages of the action. There are deep growls, sprays of blood, and flashes of iridescent blue and yellow scale…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • Alien Space Rock 'Oumuamua Just Keeps Getting Weirder
    On October 19, 2017, astronomers first saw an object from another solar system traveling through our own. Zipping into our solar system from above, the interloper, now known as 1I/2017 U1 (‘Oumuamua), swung around the Sun and shot away again, never…
    - 7 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 6:02pm -
  • The 19th-Century Antarctic Air Molecules That Could Change Climate Models
    “Don’t forget to write!”Friends and loved ones bid adieu to members of the latest research team to begin the long trek to Antarctica this weekend.The goal of this latest expedition, which is scheduled to return mid-February, is to see wheth…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 5:16pm -
  • Nemi Ships: How Caligula's Floating Pleasure Palaces Were Found and Lost Again
    For centuries, the medieval fishermen who sailed in the placid waters of Lake Nemi, 19 miles south of Rome, knew a secret. It was said that the rotting timbers of a gigantic ancient shipwreck lurked below the water's quiet surface. But the lake was t…
    - 8 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 3:00pm -
  • Sticky Science: Evolution of Spiderwebs
    It may seem silly to fear a little spider — but the predator’s appearances in horror movies make more sense when you consider the precision, skill and creativity it employs to target its prey. Spiders’ venom-injecting fangs and the pointy claws…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 4:27pm -
  • The Ongoing Debate Over Neanderthal Language
    Did Neanderthals have language? Before trying to answer that, I should admit my bias: I’m team Neanderthal. As an anthropologist who studies our evolutionary cousins, I’ve seen plenty of evidence suggesting Neanderthals were competent, complex,…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 5:26pm -
  • "Why Is The Sun So Hot?" Is a Real Question Scientists Still Have
    The fact that the sun is hot should not be news to a single person. The sun's surface is about 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which seems toasty enough. But surrounding the sun is an atmosphere of sorts called the corona. This envelope of superheated gas…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 5:00pm -
  • How Beethoven's Music Speaks Through the Fog of Alzheimer's
    (Inside Science) — The second movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's Seventh Symphony begins with a minor-key rhythm in the cellos. It sounds like a background rhythm, which it becomes when the violins introduce a second, soaring and entirely differe…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 4:49pm -

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PBS Digital Studios: Idea Channel

  • Idea Channel is Ending

    Idea Channel is Ending

    Idea Channel is Ending(NOT CLICKBAIT), as the kids say 1:24 --- WHY? 4:30 --- WHATS NEXT? 4:59 --- WHERE ELSE IS MIKE? 6:19 --- WHAT ABOUT THE IC TWITTER, ETC? -- Q+A Links -- REDDIT https://www.reddit.com/r/pbsid...From:PBS Idea ChannelViews:…
    - 19 Feb 18, 10:13pm -
  • Thinking With Others

    Thinking With Others

    Thinking With OthersFinale, Pt. 3 of 3 The Idea Channel farewell office hours will be on September 8th from 6 to 8pm at Caveat in NYC. It is an all ages event; there will be alcohol present. RSVP here: http://eventbr...From:PBS Idea ChannelVie…
    - 18 Feb 18, 9:58pm -
  • ☠ Yarrr! Content ☠

    ☠ Yarrr! Content ☠

    ☠ Yarrr! Content ☠Try two months of CuriosityStream at http://curiositystream.com/ideachannel Content And Its Discontents Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/pbsideachannel We got merch! http://bit.ly/1U8fS...From:PBS Idea ChannelVi…
    - 18 Feb 18, 8:09pm -
  • Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

    Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

    Are You Getting Enough Sleep?We got merch! http://bit.ly/1U8fS1B Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook Talk about this episode on reddit! http://bit.l...From:PBS Idea ChannelV…
    - 18 Feb 18, 2:30pm -
  • Is Super Mario Brothers A Surrealist Masterpiece?

    Is Super Mario Brothers A Surrealist Masterpiece?

    Is Super Mario Brothers A Surrealist Masterpiece?It'sa me… the unexpected combination of visual elements We can look at Mario, and his 30+ year series of ultra-beloved games and then also look at surrealist visual art and say…hmmm…...From:…
    - 18 Feb 18, 2:16pm -
  • Comment Responses: Why Doesn’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?

    Comment Responses: Why Doesn’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?

    Comment Responses: Why Doesn’t Hollywood Cast Asian Actors?Comment Responses! Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook Talk about this episode on reddit! http://bit.ly/pbsideachan…
    - 18 Feb 18, 12:06pm -
  • Comment Responses: Can You Own a Color?

    Comment Responses: Can You Own a Color?

    Comment Responses: Can You Own a Color?Comment Responses! Tweet us! http://bit.ly/pbsideachanneltwitter Idea Channel Facebook! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelfacebook Talk about this episode on reddit! http://bit.ly/pbsideachannelreddit...From:PBS…
    - 18 Feb 18, 8:20am -
  • How is Magic the Gathering Like Jazz?

    How is Magic the Gathering Like Jazz?

    How is Magic the Gathering Like Jazz?Check out Wisecrack!! ▻▻ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHLw7ox458c You Like Jazz? Support us on Patreon! https://patreon.com/pbsideachannel We got merch! http://bit.ly/1U8fS1B Tweet...From:PBS Idea Cha…
    - 18 Feb 18, 7:03am -
  • What Are Ideas, and Who Gets to Have Them?

    What Are Ideas, and Who Gets to Have Them?

    What Are Ideas, and Who Gets to Have Them?Finale, Pt 1 of 3 The Idea Channel farewell office hours will be on September 8th from 6 to 8pm at Caveat in NYC. RSVPs (required) will open on August 18th around 2pm ET. It is an all ages...From:PBS Id…
    - 18 Feb 18, 6:55am -
  • Can You Own a Color?

    Can You Own a Color?

    Can You Own a Color?Get 10% off a custom domain and email address by going to http://hover.com/IdeaChannel What could be blacker than black? -- Q+A POSTS! -- You got questions? We got answers! Whatever you're...From:PBS Idea ChannelViews:6790…
    - 17 Feb 18, 3:07pm -

PBS Digital Studios: Inventor Series

  • The Practicello | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Practicello | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Practicello | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosCello players who travel usually have to buy an extra airplane seat for their instrument if they want to do any practicing while they're away. To get around that, Ernest Nussbaum has invented...Fr…
    - 19 Feb 18, 4:12pm -
  • HeadBlade | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    HeadBlade | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    HeadBlade | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosTodd Greene built a brand around what he calls "Head Care," a combination of head shaving and skin care. His invention, the HeadBlade, makes head shaving easier for the millions of people who...From:In…
    - 14 Feb 18, 9:51am -
  • Batter Blaster | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Batter Blaster | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Batter Blaster | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosSean O'Connor's invention sounds a bit strange at first: pancake batter in a whip cream style can. Some might be reminded of processed cheese and assume it's full of preservatives and other...From:…
    - 13 Feb 18, 4:49pm -
  • Quick-Finders | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Quick-Finders | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Quick-Finders | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosImagine crawling through a smoke-filled house that's completely unfamiliar to you, trying to find a child's bedroom, unable to see two feet in front of your face. That's what firefighter Joe...From:…
    - 13 Feb 18, 4:24am -
  • The Wilcraft | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Wilcraft | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Wilcraft | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosEvery year people risk their lives driving pickup trucks onto frozen lakes just to go ice fishing. If the ice is too thin, the truck can break through and sink. Tom Roering's invention, the...From:I…
    - 11 Feb 18, 6:30pm -
  • Video Games | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Video Games | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Video Games | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosRalph Baer is often called the father of video games. His invention, the Magnavox Odyssey, was the first home console system. Last year he celebrated his 90th birthday the same year the Odyssey...From…
    - 11 Feb 18, 3:28pm -
  • Long Island Iced Tea | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Long Island Iced Tea | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Long Island Iced Tea | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosBob "Rosebud" Butt is credited with inventing the Long Island Iced Tea while he was a bartender at the Oak Beach Inn on Long Island in the 1970s. Bob may not be the first bartender to have...…
    - 10 Feb 18, 12:59pm -
  • Wheelchair Brake | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Wheelchair Brake | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    Wheelchair Brake | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosJerry Ford doesn't use a wheelchair, but his son works with elderly people who do. In a conversation one day, Jerry's son mentioned that sometimes senior citizens forget to set their wheelchairs'.…
    - 10 Feb 18, 10:20am -
  • AeroPress and Aerobie Flying Ring | INVENTORS

    AeroPress and Aerobie Flying Ring | INVENTORS

    AeroPress and Aerobie Flying Ring | INVENTORSAlan Adler had a huge hit with an early invention, the Aerobie flying ring, which broke record after record for the furthest object ever thrown by hand. But to many people he's known for his...From:I…
    - 5 Feb 18, 4:53pm -
  • The Screw-In Coffin | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Screw-In Coffin | INVENTORS | PBS Digital Studios

    The Screw-In Coffin | INVENTORS | PBS Digital StudiosDonald Scruggs knows being buried vertically in a coffin that screws into the ground is not for everyone. But he thinks his interment invention could save money and make better use of space...…
    - 30 Jan 18, 3:09am -

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  • Radical Craft: An electrifying evening of talks from the TED World Theater

    Radical Craft: An electrifying evening of talks from the TED World Theater

    Craft — in the timeless, universal sense of making — connects us all. We craft our environments, our tools and toys, our transport and communications, our world. At Radical Craft — an evening of talks curated by TED’s design curator, Chee P…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 11:31am -
  • The Next Wave: A night of talks from TED and Zebra

    The Next Wave: A night of talks from TED and Zebra

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution is bringing a tsunami of change that will dramatically affect how we interact with and adapt to technology. The ways we choose to ride this wave will determine the shape of our future. Will we use this as an opportuni…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 4:16pm -
  • New writing from Casey Gerald, Stephen Hawking’s final book and more TED news

    New writing from Casey Gerald, Stephen Hawking’s final book and more TED news

    The TED community is brimming with new books and projects. Below, a selection of highlights. A powerful story of an American odyssey. Writer and business leader Casey Gerald has published a new memoir on his journey through American life. Titled Ther…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 1:23pm -
  • Unconventional ideas: A night of talks from TED and the Brightline Initiative

    Unconventional ideas: A night of talks from TED and the Brightline Initiative

    Today’s volatile world demands that we do things differently — that we pay attention to things most people don’t see. At TEDSalon: Unconventional, presented by TED and the Brightline Initiative and hosted by TED’s Cloe Shasha and Alex Moura,…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 9:26am -
  • Titus Kaphar and Vijay Gupta named MacArthur Fellows, a musical tribute to #MeToo and other TED news

    Titus Kaphar and Vijay Gupta named MacArthur Fellows, a musical tribute to #MeToo and other TED news

    As usual, the TED community is busy with new projects and news — here are a few highlights. Meet two newly minted MacArthur “geniuses.” Visual artist Titus Kaphar and violinist Vijay Gupta have been named 2018 MacArthur Fellows! The fellowsh…
    - 30 days ago, 16 Oct 18, 5:53pm -
  • Remembering Paul Allen

    Remembering Paul Allen

    What’s an appropriate second act after co-founding Microsoft? When Paul Allen left the massive software company, sure, he bought a sports team or two, founded a museum, funded schools and a telescope array, built some lovely buildings. But his deep…
    - 31 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 8:10pm -
  • Reboot: The talks of TED@BCG

    Reboot: The talks of TED@BCG

    How do we manage the transformations that are radically altering our lives — all while making a positive impact on our well-being, productivity and the world? In a word: reboot. For a seventh year, BCG has partnered with TED to bring experts in lea…
    - 38 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 10:37am -
  • Society 5.0: Talks from TED and Samsung

    Society 5.0: Talks from TED and Samsung

    We live in an interconnected world where boundaries between physical and digital spaces are blurring. We can no longer think about innovation in isolation, but must consider how emerging technologies — like artificial intelligence, augmented realit…
    - 42 days ago, 4 Oct 18, 10:39am -
  • Bronwyn King leads global pledge for tobacco-free finance, and more TED news

    Bronwyn King leads global pledge for tobacco-free finance, and more TED news

    The TED community has been making headlines — here are a few highlights. Tobacco-free finance initiative launched at the UN. Oncologist and Tobacco Free Portfolios CEO Bronwyn King has made it her mission to detangle the worlds of finance and tobac…
    - 48 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 6:26pm -
  • We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation and United Nations Foundation

    We the Future: Talks from TED, Skoll Foundation and United Nations Foundation

    We live in contentious times. Yet behind the dismaying headlines and social-media-fueled quarrels, people around the world — millions of them — are working unrelentingly to solve problems big and small, dreaming up new ways to expand the possible…
    - 49 days ago, 27 Sep 18, 7:38pm -

Think Big

  • newA dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

    A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

    A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with itIt's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matterScientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaughtTechnically, "S1" is…
    - 20 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 4:43pm -
  • newNew study reveals what time we burn the most calories

    New study reveals what time we burn the most calories

    Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m. Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat. NoneDualism has left a marked imprint on m…
    - 21 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 3:45pm -
  • newFox News backs CNN in lawsuit against Trump Administration

    Fox News backs CNN in lawsuit against Trump Administration

    On Tuesday, CNN filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration for allegedly violating the First and Fifth Amendments when it revoked Jim Acosta's press badge.Opinions on Acosta may vary among media professionals, though the general consensus seems…
    - 23 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 1:50pm -
  • newNew air-conditioning design cools without using fossil fuels

    New air-conditioning design cools without using fossil fuels

    Scientists at Stanford have developed what is essentially a fossil-free air conditioner.It absorbs solar energy, creates a heat sink, and releases that heat through radiative cooling.The device is still in development.Air conditioners have historical…
    - 23 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 1:09pm -
  • newHow the appendix may kick-start Parkinson’s

    How the appendix may kick-start Parkinson’s

    As far back as Darwin, scientists have thought the appendix was a vestigial organ, but opinions have changed in recent years.A new study found that the appendix houses Lewy bodies, abnormal protein deposits that contribute to Parkinson's disease.Rese…
    - 24 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 1:06pm -
  • newCalifornia wildfires death toll climbs to 50

    California wildfires death toll climbs to 50

    Hundreds of people are still missing after three wildfires spread across Northern and Southern California last week.48 of the 50 deaths occurred after the Camp Fire blazed through the town of Paradise, north of Sacramento.On Tuesday night, a fourth w…
    - 24 hours ago, 14 Nov 18, 1:00pm -
  • Russian reporters discover 101 'tortured' whales jammed in offshore pens

    Russian reporters discover 101 'tortured' whales jammed in offshore pens

    Russian news network discovers 101 black-market whales. Orcas and belugas are seen crammed into tiny pens. Marine parks continue to create a high-price demand for illegal captures. It's like a scene from a Hollywood thriller: Armed guards hired by so…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 12:31pm -
  • Why millions of Americans didn’t vote during the midterms

    Why millions of Americans didn’t vote during the midterms

    Usually, only about 40 percent of eligible voters participate in midterm elections. Political philosopher John Stuart Mill believed it would be for the collective good if everybody voted. Because of logistics, we may need to change the time of year w…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 12:14pm -
  • CIA considered using ‘truth serum’ on terror suspects after 9/11

    CIA considered using ‘truth serum’ on terror suspects after 9/11

    The 90-page report was released to the American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday.It describes how the CIA researched past attempts by governments to find an effective 'truth serum', including the agency's infamous MK-Ultra program.Ultimately, the age…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 12:04pm -
  • Wait for it: how schizophrenia illuminates the nature of pleasure

    Wait for it: how schizophrenia illuminates the nature of pleasure

    Schizophrenia is one of the most widely misunderstood of human maladies. The truth of the illness is far different from popular caricatures of a sufferer muttering incoherently or lashing out violently. People with schizophrenia are, in fact, not mor…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 11:43am -
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