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  • newA Geoengineered Future Is Downright Scary
    Climate change seems inevitable. Between the still-accelerating pace of greenhouse gas emissions and the voices of global warming deniers, hitting the targets laid out in the Paris Accord to slow the pace of a warming climate feels increasingly elu…
    - 6 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 3:06pm -
  • newThe Mysterious Asteroid Behind the Year's Best Meteor Shower
    Step outside after dark this week and you can watch chunks of an asteroid burn up in Earth’s atmosphere. Behold, the Geminid meteor shower, which is renowned as the year’s best.At peak Geminids, you could catch a shooting star every minute, and…
    - 10 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 11:35am -
  • Indigenous People are Deploying Drones to Preserve Land and Traditions
    Indigenous tribes from the Pacific Northwest to the Amazon Basin face a similar set of challenges: How to manage their lands, defend against corporate encroachment and document historic and religious sites for future generations. Often working with l…
    - 2 days ago, 11 Dec 17, 11:00am -
  • We Can Do Better Than Road Salt
    Marshes, streams and lakes lie alongside many of the roads and highways that zigzag across North America. Plants and animals inhabit these water bodies and can be exposed to many of the substances we put on those roads, including road salt.Rock sal…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 1:05pm -
  • Do Robots Deserve Human Rights?
    When the humanoid robot Sophia was granted citizenship in Saudi Arabia—the first robot to receive citizenship anywhere in the world—many people were outraged. Some were upset because she now had more rights than human women living in the same cou…
    - 8 days ago, 5 Dec 17, 11:45am -
  • If Your Pet Has This Tapeworm, It Could Kill You
    Dogs are sending us an early warning signal about the spread of a potentially deadly tapeworm in North America.The tapeworm, Echinococcus multilocularis, is normally found in rodents and other wild animals, including coyotes and foxes, but can spil…
    - 9 days ago, 4 Dec 17, 1:35pm -
  • The Atomic Age: Far More Than Explosions and Electricity
    Seventy-five years ago, the world officially entered the Atomic Age. Henceforth, it would never be the same.In October 1942, as part of the Manhattan Project, Enrico Fermi assembled a crack team of physicists for an urgent, top-secret government mi…
    - 12 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 7:53pm -
  • Close Calls Nearly Doomed These Space Missions
    A tiny problem can have huge consequences for a space mission. Sometimes a huge endeavor hinges on the smallest detail — three seconds’ worth of fuel, an engineer’s stubbornness, a speck of paint, or a 1.3-millimeter calibration.When surprise…
    - 12 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 3:21pm -
  • How Visionaries Planned to Reach the Moon 500 Years Ago
    People have been dreaming about space travel for hundreds of years, long before the arrival of the spectacular technologies behind space exploration today – mighty engines roaring fire and thunder, shiny metal shapes gliding in the vastness of the…
    - 12 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 12:14pm -
  • We Should Toss That $450M da Vinci into a Particle Accelerator
    A portrait of the world’s most recognizable person, Jesus Christ, painted by an icon whose renown doesn’t trail too far behind, Leonardo da Vinci, on Wednesday sold at auction for $450.3 million, setting a new record for artistic largesse.Only…
    - 26 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 4:57pm -

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 -

Mashable

  • newIs George Lucas damning 'The Last Jedi' with faint praise?

    Is George Lucas damning 'The Last Jedi' with faint praise?

    Although on the script page George Lucas is a man of too many words, in real life he is a man of too few. Those of us interested in the life of the shy Star Wars billionaire must make do with the tiniest of insights into his thinking about what Disne…
    - 6 mins ago, 13 Dec 17, 9:05pm -
  • newThis 'Harry Potter' activewear will guarantee you the House Cup

    This 'Harry Potter' activewear will guarantee you the House Cup

    Someone give us a Triwizard Tournament to win, as we need an excuse to hand over our galleons for this new Harry Potter-inspired activewear.A new range from Australian label Black Milk, "Team Hogwarts," is something we'd actually wear — and maybe…
    - 54 mins ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:17pm -
  • newJournalists are being jailed for 'fake news,' and critics blame Trump

    Journalists are being jailed for 'fake news,' and critics blame Trump

    A record 262 journalists were jailed in 2017 simply for doing their work, according to a report published Wednesday by the Committee to Project Journalists. That figure is higher even than last year's historic peak of some 259 journalists behind bars…
    - 1 hour ago, 13 Dec 17, 8:08pm -
  • newBlack women who blocked Roy Moore need your support, not your tweets

    Black women who blocked Roy Moore need your support, not your tweets

    After Democrat Doug Jones upset his opponent Roy Moore in the election to choose Alabama's next senator, the celebration on Twitter featured a recurring theme: white people thanking black women for voting en masse to deny Moore a victory. SEE ALSO:…
    - 1 hour ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:44pm -
  • new'The Last Jedi' characters have landed in 'Star Wars Battlefront II'

    'The Last Jedi' characters have landed in 'Star Wars Battlefront II'

    Fight the First Order as Finn or destroy the Resistance as Captain Phasma when The Last Jedi characters come to Star Wars Battlefront II.Released on Wednesday, the game's new DLC content features a single-player story called "Resurrection" alongside…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:38pm -
  • newCheese lovers rejoice, study finds it might actually be good for you!

    Cheese lovers rejoice, study finds it might actually be good for you!

    A study published in the European Journal of Nutrition found that eating a little bit of cheese per day could reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Read more...More about Health, Mashable Video, Cheese, Healthy, and Mashable Video
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 7:00pm -
  • newVegemite ice blocks are here to ruin summer, probably

    Vegemite ice blocks are here to ruin summer, probably

    The yeast spread Vegemite is iconic as they come in Australia, but it's probably the last thing you want to mix with anything remotely sweet.Too late: Now there's Vegemite icy poles (a.k.a. popsicles), and you can make them yourself according to a r…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 6:52pm -
  • newSeas may rise by 8 feet this century inundating land that's home to 153 million people

    Seas may rise by 8 feet this century inundating land that's home to 153 million people

    The amount of sea level rise that most of us will experience in our lifetimes may be more than double what was previously anticipated, unless we sharply curtail greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study that factors in emerging, unsettling r…
    - 2 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 6:44pm -
  • newTarget sets sights on Amazon with same-day delivery plans

    Target sets sights on Amazon with same-day delivery plans

    Target plans to step up its delivery game in a big way come 2018.The retailer announced the $550 million acquisition of Shipt on Wednesday, adding a company that specializes specifically in same-day delivery to its asset portfolio. In the same annou…
    - 3 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 6:27pm -
  • newDJ Earworm's 'United States of Pop 2017' is the only mashup we care about

    DJ Earworm's 'United States of Pop 2017' is the only mashup we care about

    DJ Earworm just dropped "United States of Pop 2017," known to everyone on the internet as the only music mashup that actually matters. This year's track title, "How We Do It," references Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," our song of the…
    - 3 hours ago, 13 Dec 17, 6:23pm -

PBS Digital Studios: Idea Channel

  • https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    https://youtube.com/devicesupporthttps://youtube.com/devicesupporthttp://m.youtube.comFrom:YouTube HelpViews:337434170ratingsTime:03:56More inHowto & Style
    - 3 Jun 15, 6:26am -

PBS Digital Studios: Inventor Series

  • https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    https://youtube.com/devicesupport

    https://youtube.com/devicesupporthttps://youtube.com/devicesupporthttp://m.youtube.comFrom:YouTube HelpViews:337436730ratingsTime:03:56More inHowto & Style
    - 3 Jun 15, 6:49am -

SmartPlanet: Pure Genius

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TED Blog

  • Why not? Pushing and prodding the possible, at TED@IBM

    Why not? Pushing and prodding the possible, at TED@IBM

    We know that our world — our data, our lives, our countries — are becoming more and more connected. But what should we do with that? In two sessions of TED@IBM, the answer shaped up to be: Dream as big as you can. Speakers took the stage to pitch…
    - 4 days ago, 9 Dec 17, 10:41am -
  • Get ready for TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, premiering Dec. 10 on Star Plus

    Get ready for TED Talks India: Nayi Soch, premiering Dec. 10 on Star Plus

    TED is a global organization with a broad global audience. With our TED Translators program working in more than 100 languages, TEDx events happening every day around the world and so much more, we work hard to present the latest ideas for everyone,…
    - 5 days ago, 8 Dec 17, 5:47pm -
  • Brand-new TED Talks from TEDWomen 2017: A note from the curator

    Brand-new TED Talks from TEDWomen 2017: A note from the curator

    This year’s TEDWomen in New Orleans was a truly special conference, at a vital moment, and I’m sure the ripples will be felt for a long time to come. The theme this year was bridges: we build them, we cross them, sometimes we even burn them. Our…
    - 12 days ago, 1 Dec 17, 3:06pm -
  • Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    Breakthroughs: The talks of TED@Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

    Humanity is defined by its immense body of knowledge. Most times it inches forward, shedding light onto the mysteries of the universe and easing life’s endeavors in small increments. But in some special moments, knowledge and understanding leap for…
    - 13 days ago, 30 Nov 17, 8:12pm -
  • Speed of change: The talks of TEDNYC x BMW i

    Speed of change: The talks of TEDNYC x BMW i

    The speed of change is a constant in our lives. Sometimes it’s worth slowing things down, to look at what might be changing without us even considering it. To celebrate the efforts of innovators, change-makers and dreamers who are reimagining the…
    - 24 days ago, 20 Nov 17, 8:54am -
  • It’s Nov. 18. Can we make jokes about Mugabe yet?

    It’s Nov. 18. Can we make jokes about Mugabe yet?

    Comedian Carl Joshua Ncube writes: If you are about to watch my TED Talk, then you are watching the first one to have an expiry date. You see, when I went onto the red dot I was afraid, I was petrified — and this was not because of an ’80s tune o…
    - 26 days ago, 18 Nov 17, 8:53am -
  • TED’s response to claims of sexual harassment 

    TED’s response to claims of sexual harassment 

    We believe in ideas worth spreading. One of those ideas is that all humans are entitled to equal consideration and respect. The Washington Post recently reported that TED has grappled with sexual harassment at its conferences and in the workplace. W…
    - 26 days ago, 17 Nov 17, 8:06pm -
  • “The courage to …” The talks of TED@Tommy

    “The courage to …” The talks of TED@Tommy

    Courage comes in many forms. In the face of fear, it’s the conviction to dream, dare, innovate, create and transform. It’s the ability to try and try again, to admit when we’re wrong and stand up for what’s right. TED and Tommy Hilfiger both…
    - 28 days ago, 15 Nov 17, 7:32pm -
  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Audition for TED2018!

    DEADLINE EXTENDED: Audition for TED2018!

    Do you have an idea idea worth spreading? Do you want to speak on the TED2018 stage in Vancouver in April? To find more new voices, TED is hosting an Idea Search at our office theater in New York City on January 24, 2018. Speakers who audition at thi…
    - 29 days ago, 14 Nov 17, 4:47pm -
  • Breathe and push: Notes from Session 6: Rebuild

    Breathe and push: Notes from Session 6: Rebuild

    We’ve spent the past few days together thinking on big ideas, hard problems and new visions for what the world might be. What will tie it all together? This session on rebuilding — on facing tough questions and finding the inner (and exterior) re…
    - 40 days ago, 3 Nov 17, 4:08pm -

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