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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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  • Watch the full livestream of the Countdown Global Launch, a call to action on climate change

    Watch the full livestream of the Countdown Global Launch, a call to action on climate change

      The Global Launch kicks off Countdown, an initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Presented by TED and Future Stewards, this special event featured more than 50 speakers, activists, actors and musicians in five curat…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 11:00pm -
  • Action: Notes from Session 5 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Action: Notes from Session 5 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. It’s time to take action. This closing session of the Countdown Glob…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 4:45pm -
  • The making of His Holiness Pope Francis’s second TED Talk

    The making of His Holiness Pope Francis’s second TED Talk

    The speaker sits in front of a bookshelf, notes in hand, a deliberate tone to his voice. As we live through a pandemic and see an even bigger socio-environmental crisis quickly approaching, he says, we all face a choice: “The choice between what ma…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 4:33pm -
  • Breakthroughs: Notes from Session 4 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Breakthroughs: Notes from Session 4 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. The world around us is mainly made of two things: nature and the mater…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 3:30pm -
  • The making of Prince William’s TED Talk

    The making of Prince William’s TED Talk

    In a park close to Windsor Castle, to the West of London, is an old oak with a large protruding root. It’s sitting on that root that Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge, gives his first TED Talk as part of Countdown, TED’s climate initiative la…
    - 11 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 3:25pm -
  • Transformation: Notes from Session 3 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Transformation: Notes from Session 3 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. Transforming big systems is a huge task. Energy, transportation, indus…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 2:30pm -
  • Leadership: Notes from Session 2 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Leadership: Notes from Session 2 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. The climate crisis demands leadership at every level. Governments, cit…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 1:15pm -
  • Urgency: Notes from Session 1 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Urgency: Notes from Session 1 of the Countdown Global Launch

    Countdown is a global initiative to accelerate solutions to the climate crisis. Watch the talks, interviews and performances from the Countdown Global Launch at ted.com/countdown. Today, 10.10.2020, is the climate’s day of destiny: the Countdown Gl…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Oct 20, 12:15pm -
  • Are you ready for the Countdown Global Launch? Tune in Saturday, 10.10.2020

    Are you ready for the Countdown Global Launch? Tune in Saturday, 10.10.2020

    Grab your friends and family, and tune in to YouTube.com/TED for the Countdown Global Launch this Saturday, October 10, 2020 at 11am ET. TED’s first-ever free conference, the Global Launch kicks off Countdown, a global initiative to champion and ac…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Oct 20, 11:36am -
  • TED announces an exciting new slate of podcasts

    TED announces an exciting new slate of podcasts

    Pindrop returns  Escape with host Saleem Reshamwala and journey across the globe in search of the world’s most surprising and imaginative ideas. Pindrop isn’t a travel show, exactly. It’s a deep dive into the ideas that shape a particular spot…
    - 21 days ago, 30 Sep 20, 5:12pm -

Think Big

  • newNew tardigrade species withstands lethal UV radiation thanks to fluorescent 'shield'

    New tardigrade species withstands lethal UV radiation thanks to fluorescent 'shield'

    Apparently, some water bears can even beat extreme UV light.It may be an adaptation to the summer heat in India.Special under-skin pigments neutralize harmful rays.Many of us consider ourselves tardigrade, or "water bear" fans. These microscopic bugg…
    - 13 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 2:20pm -
  • newEighth century pagan temple to Old Norse gods unearthed in Norway

    Eighth century pagan temple to Old Norse gods unearthed in Norway

    A 1,200-year-old temple to the Old Norse gods including Thor and Odin has been unearthed in Norway by a team of archaeologists. It was likely used for worship and sacrifices to gods during the midsummer and midwinter solstices, and other fertility fe…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 12:12pm -
  • newHow do pandemics end? History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone

    How do pandemics end? History suggests diseases fade but are almost never truly gone

    When will the pandemic end? All these months in, with over 37 million COVID-19 cases and more than 1 million deaths globally, you may be wondering, with increasing exasperation, how long this will continue.Since the beginning of the pandemic, epidemi…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Oct 20, 11:49am -
  • Plant-grown vaccines: the next step in medicine?

    Plant-grown vaccines: the next step in medicine?

    Canadian biotech company Medicago is growing a vaccine candidate in Nicotiana benthamiana.An Australian relative to tobacco, plant-based vaccines could be cheaper and more reliable than current methods.Medicago just completed phase 3 clinical trials…
    - 1 day ago, 20 Oct 20, 6:38pm -
  • Scientists stumble across new organs in the human head

    Scientists stumble across new organs in the human head

    Scientists using new scanning technology and hunting for prostate tumors get a surprise.Behind the nasopharynx is a set of salivary glands that no one knew about.Finding the glands may allow for more complication-free radiation therapies.The research…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 2:40pm -
  • Millennials reconsidering finances and future under COVID-19

    Millennials reconsidering finances and future under COVID-19

    Millennials have been labeled the "unluckiest generation in U.S. history" after the one-two financial punch of the Great Recession and the pandemic shutdowns. A recent survey found that about a third of millennials felt financially unprepared for the…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 2:22pm -
  • 6 easy ways to transition to a plant-based diet

    6 easy ways to transition to a plant-based diet

    Transitioning to a plant-based diet could help reduce obesity, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Humans are destroying entire ecosystems to perpetuate destructive food habits.Understanding how to properly transition to a plant-based diet i…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 12:58pm -
  • Karma doesn't work how most people think it does

    Karma doesn't work how most people think it does

    Karma is not simple retribution for bad deeds.Eastern traditions view karma as part of a cycle of birth and rebirth.Actions and intentions can influence karma, which can be both positive and negative.The news that Donald Trump got sick with COVID-19…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 9:30am -
  • What stops people from changing their minds?

    What stops people from changing their minds?

    When you want someone to see things differently and to abandon their previous stance, sometimes persistence is not key. "Too often we think change is about pushing," says Jonah Berger, author of the book The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind, a…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 5:00am -
  • How music therapy benefits the autistic brain

    How music therapy benefits the autistic brain

    Music is used in many different therapies. Used in conjunction with traditional therapies, music therapy benefits us in a variety of different ways.According to a 2004 study, music intervention used with children and teens with ASD (autism spectrum d…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Oct 20, 4:24am -
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