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  • newThe Case for Protecting the Apollo Landing Areas as Heritage Sites
    Why did the hominin cross the plain? We may never know. But anthropologists are pretty sure that a smattering of bare footprints preserved in volcanic ash in Laetoli, Tanzania bear witness to an evolutionary milestone. These small steps, taken roughl…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 5:15pm -
  • newThe Fight to Return An Iconic Skull to Zambia
    The town of Kabwe sits about 70 miles north of Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, as the crow flies. Just over 200,000 people live in this major transportation crossroads. Like most of this south-central African nation, Kabwe is perched on a high and vast p…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 1:24pm -
  • Why Do We Forget Things? It May Make The Mind More Efficient
    In the quest to fend off forgetfulness, some people build a palace of memory. It’s a method for memorizing invented in ancient times by (legend has it) the Greek poet Simonides of Ceos, more recently made popular by multiple best-selling books (and…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Feb 19, 3:15pm -
  • Think You Love Your Partner? It's Complicated
    Valentine cards are filled with expressions of unequivocal adoration and appreciation. That’s fitting for the holiday set aside to express love and reaffirm commitment to one’s romantic partner.But what if there’s more going on below the surf…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 2:54pm -
  • NASA's Opportunity Rover is Dead. We Asked Scientists to Write Eulogies For the Robot
    After some 15 prolific years on the Martian surface, NASA's Mars Opportunity rover has gone silent. And after an all out effort to re-establish contact, the space agency says it's given up hopes of ever hearing back from the rover. We talked to th…
    - 7 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 2:00pm -
  • NASA Scientist Searched For 'A Couple Hours' Before Spotting Second Greenland Impact Crater
    Last November, scientists' minds were blown by the discovery of a 19-mile-wide crater under Greenland. The crater had been hiding in plain sight just 150 miles from a major air force base. Scientists flying airborne surveys with NASA’s Operatio…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 6:45pm -
  • Where Do New Languages Come From?
    In the desert town of Lajamanu, Australia, at the bend of a narrow dirt road, Carmel O’Shannessy worked at a school as a teacher-linguist in the early 2000s. Lajamanu’s Indigenous Warlpiri people, who live in the country’s Northern Territory, w…
    - 8 days ago, 12 Feb 19, 1:05pm -
  • With Ancient Human DNA, Africa's Deep History Is Coming to Light
    In 2010, extraordinary circumstances allowed geneticists to reconstruct the first full genome of an ancient human: the DNA came from a hairball, frozen 4,000 years in Greenland soil. Since then, methods have improved so much in cost and efficiency th…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 4:00pm -
  • How Scientists Actually Dismantle a Nuclear Bomb
    (Inside Science) -- There are enough nuclear weapons in the world to cause atomic Armageddon many times over, according to scientists, who estimate that no country could fire more than 100 nuclear warheads without wreaking such devastation that their…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Feb 19, 3:30pm -
  • This Steam-Powered Robot Could Someday Hop Between Asteroids
    Thanks to a mashup of science and industry, researchers have developed a prototype spacecraft that can mine water from an asteroid, use that water to generate steam, then use that steam as fuel to hop across the surface of an asteroid — or even jum…
    - 15 days ago, 4 Feb 19, 6:30pm -

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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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TED Blog

  • Calling all GlobalXplorers: Get ready to go to India

    Calling all GlobalXplorers: Get ready to go to India

    Today, GlobalXplorer, the citizen science platform created by satellite archaeologist Sarah Parcak with the 2016 TED Prize — which allows users live out their Indiana Jones fantasies and search for archaeological sites from home — announced the…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Feb 19, 7:58pm -
  • Stacey Abrams’ State of the Union response and more updates from TED speakers

    Stacey Abrams’ State of the Union response and more updates from TED speakers

    The TED community is brimming with new projects and updates. Below, a few highlights. Stacey Abrams responds to the US State of the Union. Politician Stacey Abrams spoke from Atlanta on behalf of the Democratic party following the State of the Union…
    - 9 days ago, 11 Feb 19, 2:42pm -
  • Remembering Emily Levine

    Remembering Emily Levine

    “That’s what’s so extraordinary about life: It’s a cycle of generation, degeneration, regeneration.” The humorist Emily Levine has died, after an extraordinary life spent questioning the very nature of reality. A philosopher-comic, she tore…
    - 14 days ago, 6 Feb 19, 9:59am -
  • Launching today: The Way We Work, in partnership with Dropbox

    Launching today: The Way We Work, in partnership with Dropbox

    We’re thrilled to announce the launch of TED’s latest original video series, The Way We Work. In this 8-episode series, a range of business leaders and thinkers offer their direct, practical wisdom and insight into how we can adapt and thrive am…
    - 15 days ago, 5 Feb 19, 12:19pm -
  • Reggie Watts’ virtual reality dance party and more TED news

    Reggie Watts’ virtual reality dance party and more TED news

    The TED community is busy with new projects and news — below, some highlights. A virtual reality dance party at Sundance. Musician and comedian Reggie Watts and artist Kiira Benzing debuted their new project “Runnin’” at the Sundance Film Fes…
    - 20 days ago, 31 Jan 19, 2:42pm -
  • Education Everywhere: A night of talks about the future of learning, in partnership with TED-Ed

    Education Everywhere: A night of talks about the future of learning, in partnership with TED-Ed

    The event: TED Salon: Education Everywhere, curated by Cloe Shasha, TED’s director of speaker development; Stephanie Lo, director of programs for TED-Ed; and Logan Smalley, director of TED-Ed The partner: Bezos Family Foundation and ENDLESS When…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Jan 19, 6:17pm -
  • Meet the 2019 TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

    Meet the 2019 TED Fellows and Senior Fellows

    The TED Fellows program turns 10 in 2019 — and to mark this important milestone, we’re excited to kick off the year of celebration by announcing the impressive new group of TED2019 Fellows and Senior Fellows! This year’s TED Fellows class repr…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Jan 19, 8:00am -
  • Up for Debate: Talks from TED and Doha Debates

    Up for Debate: Talks from TED and Doha Debates

    The world is more interconnected than ever before — and the need to bridge political and ideological divides has never been more urgent. Now is the time to examine the rules of genuine human engagement, to find common ground for respectful, passio…
    - 32 days ago, 18 Jan 19, 6:00pm -
  • Jim Yong Kim steps down from the World Bank and other news from the TED community

    Jim Yong Kim steps down from the World Bank and other news from the TED community

    2019 is starting off big for the TED community — below, some highlights. Jim Yong Kim resigns from the World Bank. In an unexpected move, Jim Yong Kim announced that he will be stepping down from his position as President of the World Bank by the e…
    - 36 days ago, 15 Jan 19, 12:42pm -
  • A new year, and new progress from The Audacious Project

    A new year, and new progress from The Audacious Project

    In 2018, TED launched The Audacious Project — a new model with the goal of changing the way that change is made. By surfacing big, bold, ambitious ideas with the possibility to change systems and affect millions of lives, and then bringing together…
    - 39 days ago, 12 Jan 19, 8:59am -

Think Big

  • newIt’s time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts

    It’s time to switch to a four-day working week, say these two Davos experts

    Working less would have a range of benefits for workers and employers and the world should embrace the four-day working week, was the message two experts brought to Davos 2019.Adam Grant, a psychologist from the Wharton School in Pennsylvania, said:…
    - 9 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 6:10pm -
  • newU.S. should sell ‘useless’ Montana to Canada for $1 trillion, says new petition

    U.S. should sell ‘useless’ Montana to Canada for $1 trillion, says new petition

    The tongue-in-cheek petition, whose stated aim is to reduce the national debt, has been signed more than 8,600 times as of Tuesday.Selling Montana, the fourth largest state in the country, would constitute the largest land deal since the Louisiana Pu…
    - 10 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 5:22pm -
  • newIslam spread through the Christian world via the bedroom

    Islam spread through the Christian world via the bedroom

    There are few transformations in world history more profound than the conversion of the peoples of the Middle East to Islam. Starting in the early Middle Ages, the process stretched across centuries and was influenced by factors as varied as conquest…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 3:03pm -
  • newScientists map great white shark genome, revealing clues about cancer and healing wounds

    Scientists map great white shark genome, revealing clues about cancer and healing wounds

    Scientists have mapped the entire genome of the great white shark.The team found genetic adaptations that seem to help the fish preserve and repair its genome, clues that may help us better understand why sharks rarely get cancer.The team also identi…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 2:37pm -
  • newHannah Arendt on why some people are immune to fact-checking

    Hannah Arendt on why some people are immune to fact-checking

    People who don't believe facts or news that disagree with their worldviews can be impossible to deal with, and boy there are a lot of them lately. Hannah Arendt tells us this isn't all new; it happened before around 1936.It isn't easy to convince a…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 1:06pm -
  • new7 common traits of self-transcended people

    7 common traits of self-transcended people

    Self-transcendence is the final and oft forgotten peak of Maslow's pyramid. Before transcending yourself, however, you need to be self-actualized.The foundation of self-transcended people is caring for others and higher ideals.NonePsychologist Abraha…
    - 17 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 10:00am -
  • newWhat makes someone gay? Science is trying to get it straight.

    What makes someone gay? Science is trying to get it straight.

    Heterosexual people have been less interesting to scientists than gay people, in terms of where they come from, because, evolutionarily speaking, being gay doesn't lead to a higher "higher reproductive fitness" — meaning, it doesn't lead to more ba…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Feb 19, 6:00am -
  • Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity

    Misbehaving: being clever and wicked is a form of creativity

    Suppose you forgot it was your partner's birthday, but you know that they would appreciate the smallest of gestures, say a bouquet. It's late at night and no florists are open. The cemetery on your way home has recently had a funeral, and you walk ac…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Feb 19, 7:23pm -
  • Why the Rosenhan Experiment still matters

    Why the Rosenhan Experiment still matters

    In 1973, eight experimenters faked insanity to see how easy it was to get into a mental hospital. The hard part was getting out. Their findings sparked a great debate over how psychiatry treated patients and how accurate diagnostic procedures were.In…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 1:37pm -
  • In 1999, David Bowie knew the internet would change the world

    In 1999, David Bowie knew the internet would change the world

    David Bowie was well known as a rock star, but somehow his other interests and accomplishments remain obscure. In this 1999 interview, he explains why he knows the internet is more than just a tool and why it was destined to change the world.He launc…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Feb 19, 11:09am -
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