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  • Zoonoses: The Diseases Our Cats and Dogs Give Us
    (Credit: Gladskikh Tatiana/Shutterstock)Some of the biggest public health crises of the last few years can be traced back to animals. HIV got its start as a virus in monkeys, and Ebola probably jumped to humans from other primates or fruit bats.…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Nov 19, 12:02pm -
  • Why People In Ancient Times Didn't Get the Plague
    What happened to make plague able to cause devastating epidemics, as in this depiction from 1349? (Credit: Pierart dou Tielt/Wikimedia)One of civilization’s most prolific killers shadowed humans for thousands of years without their knowledge.…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 3:14pm -
  • What It Takes to be a Space Pilot
    Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. The craft is flown by human pilots to space. (Credit: Steve Mann/Shutterstock)Taking control of a 3,000-pound rocket motor launching into an inhospitable environment at speeds exceeding 2,000 mph sounds terrifying…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Nov 19, 1:52pm -
  • Voracious and Invasive Lionfish Are Tearing Through Florida's Coral Reefs
    A young lionfish photographed during a dive in Palm Beach, Florida. (Credit: Steven Kovacs)Descending into pitch-black open ocean under the cover of inky skies can unnerve even experienced divers, but for underwater photographer Steven Kovacs, it…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 4:26pm -
  • How to Stay Fit As You Age — Into Your 60s and Beyond
    (Credit: Alex Brylov/Shutterstock)Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow aging and increase life expectancy. Evidence shows that ageing alone is not a cause of major problems until you are in your mi…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 2:05pm -
  • Monte Verde: Our Earliest Evidence of Humans Living in South America
    The site of Monte Verde in Chile today. Credit: (Geología Valdivia/Wikimedia Commons)As the Ice Age began to wane, people from northeastern Asia spread to the Americas, some of the last uninhabited continents on Earth. The pioneers traveled sout…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 4:22pm -
  • Why Desalinating Water is Hard — and Why We Might Need To Anyway
    A desalination plant in Hamburg, Germany. (Credit: Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock)In places like San Diego and Dubai, where freshwater is scarce, humans turn to machines that pull the salt out of seawater, transforming it into clean drinking water.…
    - 18 days ago, 1 Nov 19, 2:46pm -
  • Creepy Music and Soviet Spycraft: The Amazing Life of Leon Theremin
    Leon Theremin, also known as Lev Termen, demonstrates his musical instrument. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)Imagine a UFO descending from the heavens, its round disk pale against the night sky. What sound does it make? You’re likely imagining a ke…
    - 19 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 4:57pm -
  • DC-X: The NASA Rocket That Inspired SpaceX and Blue Origin
    The first flight of the second version of the Delta Clipper, the DC-XA, at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. (Credit: NASA)The rocket looked like it was out of a science fiction movie. A gleaming white pyramid resting on four spindly legs,…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 5:13pm -
  • The Best of Voyager: The Longest-Running Space Mission in History
    The Voyager proof test model in the space simulator chamber at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory on December 3, 1976. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)When NASA launched Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 in the summer of 1977, its engineers were sending the spacec…
    - 21 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 3:18pm -

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  • newThis robotic snake can climb a tree — Future Blink

    This robotic snake can climb a tree — Future Blink

    Designed by the Biometric labs at Carnegie Mellon, this robot snake can slither, climb, and move unlike other robots. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Robot, Snakes, and Future Blink
    - 40 mins ago, 19 Nov 19, 3:57pm -
  • newThese 3D printed homes offer a sustainable future — Future Blink

    These 3D printed homes offer a sustainable future — Future Blink

    Called TECLA, the project uses materials found onsite that are reusable and recyclable to build circular and affordable homes. Read more...More about Tech, Mashable Video, Environment, Housing, and Future Blink
    - 46 mins ago, 19 Nov 19, 3:51pm -
  • newNeed a gift for a gamer? We found 35 curved monitors that are on sale.

    Need a gift for a gamer? We found 35 curved monitors that are on sale.

    TL;DR: Curved monitors from Samsung, LG, Dell, Sceptre, and Acer are on sale at various retailers ahead of Black Friday.You can look at retailers' pre-Black Friday sales in one of two ways: as marketing gimmicks designed to prolong the already-too-l…
    - 57 mins ago, 19 Nov 19, 3:40pm -
  • newAndroid flaw allowed attackers to spy on users through phone camera

    Android flaw allowed attackers to spy on users through phone camera

    Thanks to a security flaw, Android apps had the ability to take photos and record conversations without users knowing it. According to a bombshell report released Tuesday by cybersecurity firm Checkmarx, a major Android flaw gave attackers shocking…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 2:47pm -
  • newBest robot vacuum deals today

    Best robot vacuum deals today

    You're a busy person. You don't have time to vacuum your floors when a robot could be doing that for youRobot vacuums have become pretty advanced and intelligent in recent years and actually do a good job cleaning floors, so you don't even have to go…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 1:18pm -
  • newBest gaming deals today

    Best gaming deals today

    When it comes to gaming and gaming-adjacent deals, it’s pretty much a mixed bag. There aren’t really any hard-and-fast rules to shopping for games (either physical or digital), accessories (like controllers, headsets, etc.), or consoles. It reall…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 1:01pm -
  • newNASA scientists swooped over Antarctica and captured a gnarly world

    NASA scientists swooped over Antarctica and captured a gnarly world

    Antarctica is wild. Consider that as you view a fresh batch of ineffable Antarctic photos snapped by NASA scientists. Read more...More about Nasa, Antarctica, Climate Change, Ice Melt, and Science
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 12:32pm -
  • newDude pranks San Francisco by placing AirPod stickers all over the city

    Dude pranks San Francisco by placing AirPod stickers all over the city

    Losing an AirPod has become quite the source of anxiety among Apple fans, but artist and digital creative Pablo Rochat decided to have some fun with the common fear by making life-size AirPod stickers to scatter around San Fransisco. Read more...More…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 12:20pm -
  • newLots of gaming controllers are discounted on Amazon

    Lots of gaming controllers are discounted on Amazon

    Hi, gamers. We’re going to cut to the chase on this one, because the pre-Black-Friday deals are coming in hot and we know you don’t have all the time in the world to read a long-as-hell article right now. SEE ALSO: Shop these gaming laptops if…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 12:17pm -
  • newHere's what you need to get your home ready for holiday guests

    Here's what you need to get your home ready for holiday guests

    In case you haven't heard: Walmart is already celebrating Black Friday. We've started seeing tons of great deals and we're still more than a week away from actual Black Friday.Some of the sales are so great that it's worth snatching them up now rath…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 11:27am -

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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  • newCrossover: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative

    Crossover: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative

    To crossover is to fully embrace what complements us, to find insight and illumination from a style or field adjacent to our own. When fully achieved, it allows us to become greater than the sum of our parts. In this evening of talks, five speakers a…
    - 23 hours ago, 18 Nov 19, 5:31pm -
  • Catalyze: The talks from TED@NAS

    Catalyze: The talks from TED@NAS

    Science catalyzes progress. It allows us to explore our biggest questions, generate new ideas and seek out solutions. At TED@NAS, 19 speakers and performers explored how science is igniting change and fueling our way forward — through radical colla…
    - 13 days ago, 6 Nov 19, 1:32pm -
  • Announcing TED Masterclass: TED’s official public speaking course

    Announcing TED Masterclass: TED’s official public speaking course

    We’re excited to announce the release of TED Masterclass — TED’s official public speaking course. Delivered via mobile app, the course is guided by TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson, and is designed to help you identify, develop and share yo…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 12:57pm -
  • The TED Interview podcast kicks off season 3

    The TED Interview podcast kicks off season 3

    The TED Interview launches its newest season on October 9, 2019. Last season notably featured Bill Gates, Monica Lewinsky and Susan Cain — and you can expect another thoughtful lineup of scientists, thinkers and artists for the new season. Season 3…
    - 42 days ago, 8 Oct 19, 4:19pm -
  • Helping learners of English find their own voice

    Helping learners of English find their own voice

    Since its inception, TED has been zealous in its mission of spreading ideas that inspire. It was out of this passion that a partnership between National Geographic Learning emerged to create materials for the English language learning classroom — a…
    - 43 days ago, 7 Oct 19, 6:46pm -
  • The terrifying now of big data and surveillance: A conversation with Jennifer Granick

    The terrifying now of big data and surveillance: A conversation with Jennifer Granick

    Concerns are growing around privacy and government surveillance in today’s hyper-connected world. Technology is smarter and faster than ever — and so are government strategies for listening in. As a lawyer for the ACLU, Jennifer Granick (TED Talk…
    - 49 days ago, 1 Oct 19, 5:44pm -
  • We the Future 2019: Talks from TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation

    We the Future 2019: Talks from TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation

    At “We the Future,” a day of talks from TED, the Skoll Foundation and the United Nations Foundation at the TED World Theater in New York City, 18 speakers and performers shared daring ideas, deep analysis, cautionary tales and behavior-changing s…
    - 55 days ago, 25 Sep 19, 3:33pm -
  • Unlock: The talks of TED@BCG 2019

    Unlock: The talks of TED@BCG 2019

    To succeed in the next decade and beyond, we can’t just optimize what we know. We need to keep learning, imagining, inventing. In a day of talks and performances, 16 speakers and performers explored how we can unlock our full potential — human, t…
    - 56 days ago, 24 Sep 19, 7:49am -
  • Is geoengineering a good idea? A brief Q&A with Kelly Wanser and Tim Flannery

    Is geoengineering a good idea? A brief Q&A with Kelly Wanser and Tim Flannery

    As we recklessly warm the planet by pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, some industrial emissions also produce particles that reflect sunshine back into space, putting a check on global warming that we’re only starting to understand. In h…
    - 57 days ago, 23 Sep 19, 4:51pm -
  • Transform: The talks of TED@DuPont

    Transform: The talks of TED@DuPont

    Transformation starts with the spark of something new. In a day of talks and performances about transformation, 16 speakers and performers explored exciting developments in science, technology and beyond — from the chemistry of everyday life to inn…
    - 64 days ago, 16 Sep 19, 6:57pm -

Think Big

  • newNew space dangers found by NASA in astronaut blood

    New space dangers found by NASA in astronaut blood

    A NASA study reveals new dangers to the human body in space.The absence of gravity caused changes in people's blood flows.Some had blood going in reverse while others developed clots.NoneHumanity's expansion into space is both a hopeful and risky end…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 9:48am -
  • newWhy would NASA outsource missions to SpaceX?

    Why would NASA outsource missions to SpaceX?

    Tragedies at NASA, such as Challenger and Columbia disasters, have impeded the organization from taking risks, critics say. Indeed, in terms of PR, these tragedies were particularly baleful. Although NASA was once a contractor, its staff spearheading…
    - 11 hours ago, 19 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • Do we actually grow from adversity?

    Do we actually grow from adversity?

    In our culture, there's this idea that enduring a tragedy can be good for your personal growth. You'll have a newfound appreciation for life. You'll be grateful for your friends and family. You'll learn from the experience. You'll become more resilie…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 19, 3:59pm -
  • Is the universe controlled by gigantic structures?

    Is the universe controlled by gigantic structures?

    New findings in astronomy are making some astronomers doubt our basic model of the universe. Alignments of celestial objects suggest that they may be embedded in large-scale structures. Galaxies too far apart to be influencing each other are moving t…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 19, 1:56pm -
  • Scientists create precursor to life in thermal vent experiment

    Scientists create precursor to life in thermal vent experiment

    The findings also suggest that life may have formed in the deep oceans of other celestial bodies in our solar system as well. These are a lot like cell membranes, only they don't contain any of the complicated machinery that real, living cells do.Res…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 19, 1:55pm -
  • ‘The Anti-Facebook’: Wikipedia co-founder launches ad-free social media platform

    ‘The Anti-Facebook’: Wikipedia co-founder launches ad-free social media platform

    The social media platform features a Facebook-style newsfeed, but content is prioritized by recency instead of engagement.Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales said he was inspired to create WT:Social because advertising had allowed "low-quality" content…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 19, 1:53pm -
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want to prove aliens exist? Do this.

    Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want to prove aliens exist? Do this.

    Are UFOs actually alien spacecraft visiting Earth? They might be, says Neil deGrasse Tyson, but if you want to make that claim you better bring the evidence to support it.Eyewitness testimony is the lowest form of evidence. To measure what is true or…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Nov 19, 6:00am -
  • So grateful for my ex: Men hold more positive views of former partners than women do

    So grateful for my ex: Men hold more positive views of former partners than women do

    Break-ups are always hard, with love and companionship giving way to feelings of resentment and the souring of once treasured memories. Yet people often continue to harbour positive feelings towards their exes long after the relationship is over. And…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 19, 1:10pm -
  • Scientists want to use mountains like batteries to store energy

    Scientists want to use mountains like batteries to store energy

    A new paper outlines using the the Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (or MGES) for long-term energy storage.This approach can be particularly useful in remote, rural and island areas.Gravity and hydropower can make this method a successful storage solu…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Nov 19, 12:24pm -
  • The future of the mind: Exploring machine consciousness

    The future of the mind: Exploring machine consciousness

    The hard problem of consciousness, as coined by the philosopher David Chalmers, asks: Why must we be conscious? Given that the brain is an information processing engine, why does it need to feel like anything to be us?The problem of AI consciousness…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Nov 19, 1:47am -
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