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  • 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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  • 5 ways to live (and thrive) while social distancing

    5 ways to live (and thrive) while social distancing

    The novel coronavirus has dramatically changed how we spend time and share physical and virtual space with each other. On Friday, March 27, conflict mediator and author Priya Parker joined head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitne…
    - 7 days ago, 31 Mar 20, 3:35pm -
  • How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

    How TED-Ed is helping families, students and teachers navigate the COVID-19 pandemic

    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s unprecedented impact on education systems worldwide, TED’s award-winning youth and education initiative TED-Ed is focused on providing free, high-quality educational resources to millions of families around…
    - 12 days ago, 26 Mar 20, 6:06pm -
  • New initiatives from TED to share ideas, build community and stay hopeful

    New initiatives from TED to share ideas, build community and stay hopeful

    Now more than ever is the time for community. The global team at TED is working hard to keep you connected, deliver thoughtful news and insights from world leaders, and offer opportunities to volunteer from the safety of your homes. Here’s a recap…
    - 16 days ago, 22 Mar 20, 3:46pm -
  • Join us for TED Connects: live, daily conversations from TED

    Join us for TED Connects: live, daily conversations from TED

    On Monday, March 23, TED kicks off a free, live and daily conversation series, TED Connects: Community and Hope. As COVID-19 continues to sweep the globe, it’s hard to know where to turn or what to think. Hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and cu…
    - 16 days ago, 22 Mar 20, 11:22am -
  • What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

    What to watch from TED on the coronavirus outbreak

    As people across the world face the coronavirus outbreak, TED is committed to being a resource for information, inspiration and hope. We’ve curated talks, interviews, TED-Ed lessons and more to help provide some perspective during the pandemic. Her…
    - 19 days ago, 19 Mar 20, 3:13pm -
  • TED2020 postponed to July 26-30

    TED2020 postponed to July 26-30

    Based on a community-wide decision, TED2020 will move from April 20-24 to July 26-30 — and will still be held in Vancouver, BC. With the COVID-19 virus spreading across the planet, we’re facing many challenges and uncertainties, which is why we f…
    - 29 days ago, 9 Mar 20, 5:00pm -
  • TED original podcast “WorkLife with Adam Grant” returns with Season 3

    TED original podcast “WorkLife with Adam Grant” returns with Season 3

    The breakaway hit returns March 10, exploring the burnout myth, why we procrastinate, loneliness at work and beyond. Organizational psychologist, best-selling author and TED speaker Adam Grant returns Tuesday, March 10 with Season 3 of WorkLife with…
    - 35 days ago, 3 Mar 20, 4:20pm -
  • Ignite: The talks of TED@WellsFargo

    Ignite: The talks of TED@WellsFargo

    World-changing ideas that unearth solutions and ignite progress can come from anywhere. With that spirit in mind at TED@WellsFargo, thirteen speakers showcased how human empathy and problem-solving can combine with technology to transform lives (and…
    - 61 days ago, 6 Feb 20, 7:48am -
  • Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

    Meet the 2020 class of TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

    The TED Fellows program is excited to announce the new group of TED2020 Fellows and Senior Fellows! This year’s class represents 13 countries across four continents, and they’re making strides in an impressive range of fields — from astrobiolog…
    - 75 days ago, 23 Jan 20, 10:55am -
  • A dangerous woman: Pat Mitchell speaks at TEDWomen 2019

    A dangerous woman: Pat Mitchell speaks at TEDWomen 2019

    Pat Mitchell has nothing left to prove and much less to lose. Now more than ever, she cares less about what others say, speaks her mind freely — and she’s angry, too. She’s become a dangerous woman, through and through. Not dangerous, as in fea…
    - 6 Dec 19, 10:03pm -

Think Big

  • newFinding your ‘why’: How to dig deep and define your purpose

    Finding your ‘why’: How to dig deep and define your purpose

    Purpose is one of the activators of a network in the human brain often called the seeking system. It's what fuels our thirst for new knowledge and pushes us to explore.The question "What are you doing right now?" has a myriad of valid answers, some m…
    - 5 hours ago, 7 Apr 20, 5:00am -
  • newCOVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression

    COVID-19 could lead to an epidemic of clinical depression

    Isolation, social distancing and extreme changes in daily life are hard now, but the United States also needs to be prepared for what may be an epidemic of clinical depression because of COVID-19.We are clinical psychological scientists at the Univer…
    - 6 hours ago, 7 Apr 20, 3:55am -
  • newResearchers create soft, free-wheeling hybrid robot

    Researchers create soft, free-wheeling hybrid robot

    A team of Stanford researchers created a new type of soft robot that can morph into new shapes and freely move around like an octopus.They call it an "isoperimetric robot": a human-safe soft robot that can grasp and manipulate objects as well as roll…
    - 20 hours ago, 6 Apr 20, 2:26pm -
  • The future of space travel is starting right now

    The future of space travel is starting right now

    2020 is off to rocky start, but there are some exciting things happening on the space travel front.Private companies like SpaceX and Boeing have partnered with NASA to get American spacecrafts into space, back to the moon, and onwards to Mars."I thin…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Apr 20, 5:00am -
  • “Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

    “Living drug factories” might treat diabetes and other diseases

    One promising way to treat diabetes is with transplanted islet cells that produce insulin when blood sugar levels get too high. However, patients who receive such transplants must take drugs to prevent their immune systems from rejecting the transpla…
    - 1 day ago, 6 Apr 20, 3:40am -
  • New study shows masks work to reduce coronavirus spread

    New study shows masks work to reduce coronavirus spread

    A new study demonstrates that the transmission of the coronavirus can be slowed significantly by using masks.The research shows that the wearer's breath is filtered by the mask, preventing spread.The scientists used a machine to measure the exhalatio…
    - 2 days ago, 5 Apr 20, 12:16pm -
  • Tech hack: These 4 steps will make your phone less distracting

    Tech hack: These 4 steps will make your phone less distracting

    Smartphones are double edged swords. They are great tools for connecting people around the world, but they also often get in the way of productivity.One four-step strategy for taking back control is the Four R's: Remove, Replace, Reorganize, and Recl…
    - 2 days ago, 5 Apr 20, 5:00am -
  • How to change bad habits and learn new skills

    How to change bad habits and learn new skills

    Neuroplasticity is your brain's ability to form new neuronal connections throughout your life.It is possible to change your habits and learn new skills at any age thanks to neuroplasticity.Training your brain to form new connections is beneficial…
    - 3 days ago, 4 Apr 20, 7:39pm -
  • Psychology of feedback: How to give or receive valuable critique

    Psychology of feedback: How to give or receive valuable critique

    Feedback is a gift, says business psychologist Dr Melanie Katzman. Giving or receiving feedback can be a formal part of our jobs, but in Dr Katzman's assessment, we often don't go far enough with feedback. Katzman suggests creating a psychological co…
    - 3 days ago, 4 Apr 20, 5:00am -
  • Get your coffee fix while helping the environment

    Get your coffee fix while helping the environment

    The coffee pod revolution saved us time and effort but has been horrible for the environment.The single-use plastics used in most pods sit in landfills for years.Fortunately, a new wave of eco-friendly compostable pods is coming to the market.Betwe…
    - 4 days ago, 3 Apr 20, 12:31pm -
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