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Discover Magazine: The Crux

  • After 1,000 Years, Astronomers Still Unlocking Secrets of the Crab Nebula
    In late spring in the year 1054, a strange light appeared in the sky in what we would now call the constellation Taurus the Bull. It was a new star, where no star had been before. It grew quickly brighter, until by July it outshone everything except…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 7:00pm -
  • The First Earthlings Around the Moon Were Two Soviet Tortoises
    Anders. Borman. Lovell. The names of the first three humans to journey around the moon will echo throughout eternity. But these brave Apollo 8 astronauts were actually not the first earthlings to complete the voyage. Two tortoises beat NASA to the mo…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • Top 10 Secrets About Stress and Health
    It’s no secret that stress is bad for your health.Everybody knows that “life stress events” — things like loss of a job, death of a loved one and getting divorced (or married) raise the risk of getting sick.All sorts of other life events…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Sep 18, 5:28pm -
  • What Is CBD Oil and Why Do People Take It?
    One of the most controversial drugs in America can’t even get you high. Derived from marijuana, CBD, or cannabidiol, could help treat a range of medical conditions, early research suggests — but its Schedule I status has made it hard to study, le…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 5:32pm -
  • Ancient Pets Got Proper Burials
    As a kid, when my pet turtle died we had a funeral — of course — and buried him in the backyard. When the family dog passed, his remains were cremated and placed in an urn on the mantle. In today’s society, mortuary rites for animals are so com…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 4:39pm -
  • How Dance Brings the Mysteries of the Universe to Life
    For millennia, cosmological and religious systems of thought were intertwined—and usually indistinguishable. European artwork of, say, the arrangements of planets and stars often went hand-in-hand with theological guides, and not a little bit of mo…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 4:36pm -
  • How Galveston Survived The Deadliest Hurricane in American History
    The citizens of Galveston, Texas, had achieved unprecedented economic prosperity. The city, built on a shallow, sandy island 2 miles (1.2 kilometers) offshore, had become the state’s leading center of trade, exporting some 1.7 million bales of cott…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 6:30pm -
  • In the Face of High Costs, DIYers Hope to Brew Their Own Insulin
    Soon after Federick Banting discovered that insulin could be used to treat diabetes in 1921, he sold the patent to the University of Toronto for about a dollar. Banting received the Nobel prize because his discovery meant a life-saving drug could bec…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Sep 18, 5:52pm -
  • A Simple Blood Test Could Tell You the Time Inside Your Body
    In life, timing is everything.Your body’s internal clock – the circadian rhythm – regulates an enormous variety of processes: when you sleep and wake, when you’re hungry, when you’re most productive. Given its palpable effect on so much o…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Sep 18, 3:40pm -
  • Pigeon Poop And Strange Static: How We Proved The Big Bang
    Sometimes scientific discoveries are made in world-class laboratories, when brilliant scientists come together to prove a wonderful idea true with fresh experiments. And sometimes, the secrets of the universe are hidden under a pile of pigeon poop.…
    - 8 days ago, 11 Sep 18, 4:00pm -

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  • newAmazon leaks Alexa-powered smart plug and a subwoofer for your Echo

    Amazon leaks Alexa-powered smart plug and a subwoofer for your Echo

    Amazon is rumoured to launch eight new Alexa-powered devices at some point this year, and here are two that could be part of its arsenal.Spotted by Pocket-Lint on Amazon UK, the first product is the Echo Sub, designed to add more oomph to your Echo…
    - 43 mins ago, 19 Sep 18, 11:16pm -
  • newCathay Pacific made a pretty hilarious typo on its own plane

    Cathay Pacific made a pretty hilarious typo on its own plane

    Everyone's made a typo in their life, including international airlines.Cathay Pacific gained plenty of internet attention after a new paint job on one of its planes resulted in the misspelling of the airline's name.SEE ALSO: This flight-sharing ser…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 9:48pm -
  • newTrump supporters think their ‘election night meltdown’ videos are being deleted

    Trump supporters think their ‘election night meltdown’ videos are being deleted

    Is YouTube deleting those popular pro-Trump video compilations mocking Democrats and liberals “melting down” over Donald Trump’s 2016 election night win?No, but a conspiracy theory is gaining traction on Reddit alleging just that.SEE ALSO: 7…
    - 5 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:44pm -
  • newHow Magic Leap compares to Microsoft HoloLens

    How Magic Leap compares to Microsoft HoloLens

    I first tried out Microsoft HoloLens a few years ago, a few months before its launch as a developer tool, and came away with similar impressions that many tech journalists had at the time: the tech was intriguing and impressive in some ways, but its…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:20pm -
  • newA major cryptocurrency exchange is trolling the New York attorney general

    A major cryptocurrency exchange is trolling the New York attorney general

    It probably wasn't the smartest move. Roughly 24 hours after a major report from the New York state attorney general's office led officials to declare that the cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is "possibly operating unlawfully in New York," the excha…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 6:00pm -
  • newNew 'Space Jam' to be produced by 'Black Panther' director and now we can't wait

    New 'Space Jam' to be produced by 'Black Panther' director and now we can't wait

    Everybody get up, the Space Jam sequel is suddenly stacked. With no casting beyond LeBron James and Bugs Bunny, the upcoming sports-comedy-cartoon followup will now be produced by Ryan Coogler. Terence Nance (Random Acts of Flyness) will direct.SE…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:53pm -
  • newRingo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Jeff Bridges 'come together' to promote student activism

    Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Jeff Bridges 'come together' to promote student activism

    Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Jeff Bridges participated in a "bed-in" to promote peace and student activism at New York City Hall. This emulated the Bed-Ins for Peace that Lennon and Ono organized in 1969 to protest the Vietnam War.The event celebrates…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:53pm -
  • newDefy gravity at this interactive optical-illusion museum

    Defy gravity at this interactive optical-illusion museum

    Experience over 70 exhibits of optical illusions IRL at New York's interactive Museum of Illusions. From mirror tricks to gravity-defying rooms, your mind is sure to be blown. Read more...More about Instagram, Mashable Video, Optical Illusion, Museum…
    - 6 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:34pm -
  • newTabletop gaming is getting a mixed-reality upgrade

    Tabletop gaming is getting a mixed-reality upgrade

    Online game developer Wargaming created this mixed-reality prototype of its game World of Tanks. It also plans to use the tech to recreate historical events with the History Channel. Read more...More about Gaming, Mashable Video, Augmented Reality, M…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:22pm -
  • new'A Star Is Born' is responsible for the greatest memes of 2018

    'A Star Is Born' is responsible for the greatest memes of 2018

    The trailer for A Star is Born dropped in June, and in the months since, it's been viewed more than 8.4 million times. And as with anything that's been viewed more than 8.4 million times, it's become excellent fodder for memes.Oscar buzz has been ci…
    - 7 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 5:08pm -

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

  • newMeet the Fall 2018 class of TED Residents

    Meet the Fall 2018 class of TED Residents

    On September 12, TED welcomed its latest class to the TED Residency program, an in-house incubator for breakthrough ideas. These 21 Residents will spend 14 weeks in TED’s New York headquarters working and thinking together. The class includes excep…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 12:25pm -
  • New insights on climate change action, a milestone for Maysoon Zayid and more TED news

    New insights on climate change action, a milestone for Maysoon Zayid and more TED news

    As usual, the TED community is making headlines. Below, some highlights. Does local action make a difference when fighting climate change? Environmental scientist Angel Hsu teamed up with experts at several climate research institutes on a fascinatin…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 3:21pm -
  • Galaxies hidden in plain sight, a new role at Netflix and other TED news

    Galaxies hidden in plain sight, a new role at Netflix and other TED news

    The TED community is busy with new projects and ideas: below, some highlights. A new galaxy cluster hidden in plain sight. Researchers at MIT, including TED speaker Henry Lin, have recently discovered a cluster of hundreds of galaxies obscured by an…
    - 14 days ago, 5 Sep 18, 3:18pm -
  • ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows that diversity onscreen is a win for everyone

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ shows that diversity onscreen is a win for everyone

    Crazy Rich Asians, a new Hollywood film that is an adaptation of the best-selling book by Kevin Kwan, topped the box office over the weekend, proving the “power of diversity (again).” The romantic comedy is a major motion picture with big studio…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Aug 18, 5:49pm -
  • Moving healthcare forward: The talks of TED Salon: Catalyst

    Moving healthcare forward: The talks of TED Salon: Catalyst

    Healthcare is at a turning point. Big data, evolving consumer preferences and shifting cost structures are just a few of the many complex factors shaping the opportunities and challenges that will define the future. How can we all become forces for p…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 3:55pm -
  • Nnedi Okorafor pens a new Black Panther comic series, and more updates from TED speakers

    Nnedi Okorafor pens a new Black Panther  comic series, and more updates from TED speakers

    We’ve been on break but the TED community definitely hasn’t — here are some highlights from the past few weeks. Black Panther’s Shuri stars in her own comic. Writer Nnedi Okorafor will team up with visual artist Leonardo Romero to bring Marve…
    - 33 days ago, 17 Aug 18, 1:26pm -
  • A model of possibility: Tiq Milan on being the architect of his own destiny

    A model of possibility: Tiq Milan on being the architect of his own destiny

    Tiq Milan and Kim Katrin Milan brought warmth and light to the TEDWomen stage in 2016, sharing their vision of queer love and possibility. As a Black trans activist, writer and media maker, Tiq Milan expands the cultural imaginary on what it is to l…
    - 34 days ago, 16 Aug 18, 2:05pm -
  • 3 reasons why women are still fighting for equal healthcare

    3 reasons why women are still fighting for equal healthcare

    TEDWomen co-host Pat Mitchell writes: Once again this summer, I had the privilege of moderating sessions during the Spotlight Health Aspen Institute Ideas Festival. There were some surprises in a session titled “Breakthroughs and Challenges in Wom…
    - 38 days ago, 13 Aug 18, 10:38am -
  • Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

    Why TED takes two weeks off every summer

    TED.com is about to go quiet for two weeks. No new TED Talks will be posted on the website until Monday, August 13, 2018, while most of the TED staff takes our annual two-week summer holiday. Yes, we all, or almost all, go on holiday at the same…
    - 55 days ago, 27 Jul 18, 7:30am -
  • Ideas sparked by “What if?”: The talks of TED@UPS 2018

    Ideas sparked by “What if?”: The talks of TED@UPS 2018

    The greatest ideas of our time will be sparked by a simple question: “What if?” What if we had truly inclusive workplaces? What if we removed the inefficiencies that stand in the way of eliminating world hunger? What if we could deliver quality h…
    - 59 days ago, 23 Jul 18, 11:06am -

Think Big

  • newFor the first time ever, a space junk collector has succeeded

    For the first time ever, a space junk collector has succeeded

    It's a prototype but the test just conducted has proven its viabilityIt was designed by the University of Surrey Space CentreWatch the video below on how it worksThe net worked in testing, just as intended. More tests to come.There are two possible w…
    - 8 hours ago, 19 Sep 18, 4:07pm -
  • Why are Americans so bad at math?

    Why are Americans so bad at math?

    Americans continually score either in the mid- or bottom-tier when it comes to math and science compared to their international peers.Students have a fundamental misunderstanding of what math is and what it can do. By viewing it as a language, studen…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 18, 12:19am -
  • How swimming in cold water could treat depression

    How swimming in cold water could treat depression

    A new report shows how cold-water swimming was an effective treatment for a 24-year-old mother.The treatment is based on cross-adaptation, a phenomenon where individuals become less sensitive to a stimulus after being exposed to another.Getting used…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 5:48pm -
  • Eating your kids may improve your sex life? Sounds fishy.

    Eating your kids may improve your sex life? Sounds fishy.

    The study looks at cannibalism in fish.If it doesn't look like the brood is going to be 'productive,' it might get eaten.Don't try this at home. Seriously, don't. Human beings deserve love and respect.If you are a male fish who doesn't understand why…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 2:31pm -
  • Are people with more self-disipline happier?

    Are people with more self-disipline happier?

    Research demonstrates that people with higher levels of self-control are happier over both the short and long run. Higher levels of self-control are correlated with educational, occupational, and social success. It was found that the people with th…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 2:11pm -
  • Quantum computing is on the way

    Quantum computing is on the way

    For a time, quantum computing was more theory than fact.That's starting to change.New quantum computer designs look like they might be scalable. NoneQuantum computing has existed in theory since the 1980's. It's slowly making its way into fact, the l…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 1:14pm -
  • Why Japan's hikikomori isolate themselves from others for years

    Why Japan's hikikomori isolate themselves from others for years

    A hikikomori is a type of person in Japan who locks themselves away in their bedrooms, sometimes for years.This is a relatively new phenomenon in Japan, likely due to rigid social customs and high expectations for academic and business success.Many b…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 1:12pm -
  • Diversity + Innovation = Business Success | Amway

    Diversity + Innovation = Business Success | Amway

    Why a more diverse workplace is also a more talented oneRam Charan has spent his working life as a business mentor and consultant to CEOs of global companies. He's the guy that Coca-Cola, KLM, GE, and Bank of America (just to name a few) call when th…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Sep 18, 6:02am -
  • NASA launches ICESat-2 into orbit to track ice changes in Antarctica and Greenland

    NASA launches ICESat-2 into orbit to track ice changes in Antarctica and Greenland

    Leaving from Vandenberg Air Force base in California this coming Saturday, at 8:46 a.m. ET, the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 — or, the "ICESat-2" — is perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, and when it assumes its or…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 10:36am -
  • Why we're so self-critical of ourselves after meeting someone new

    Why we're so self-critical of ourselves after meeting someone new

    We tend to be defensive socially. When we meet new people, we’re often concerned with how we’re coming off. Our anxiety causes us to be so concerned with the impression we’re creating that we fail to notice that the same is true of the other pe…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 18, 10:28am -
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