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Discover Magazine: The Crux

  • A Familiar Fungus May Help Us Defeat a Deadly One
    It seems like every few years there’s a virus or bacterium that threatens human health in a new way. But a new fungus that is a threat to humans? That doesn’t happen very often. That’s why we in the medical mycology community – the people who…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 5:49pm -
  • Off Planet Hikes: The Backpacker’s Guide to the Solar System
    Grab a spacesuit and a few months of provisions. We’re taking you on a tour of the Interplanetary Parks Service.Space is harsh. From damaging radiation to deadly gases and drastic temperature changes, pretty much any environment beyond Earth ca…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 2:30pm -
  • How Does the Impossible Burger Look and Taste Like Real Beef?
    This is a guest post from Mark R. O'Brien, University at Buffalo, State University of New York. This piece reflects the views of the author.People eat animals that eat plants. If we just eliminate that middle step and eat plants directly, we would…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Apr 19, 2:58pm -
  • H.M.S. Challenger: Humanity's First Real Glimpse of the Deep Oceans
    We know more about the surface of the moon than about the ocean floor. Scientists estimate that 91 percent of life under the sea hasn’t been discovered yet and more than 80 percent of the ocean has never been explored. What we do know about the oce…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 3:48pm -
  • The Quest For the Roots of Autism — and What It Says About Us All
    As alarm grew over autism prevalence at the turn of this century, there was much public talk of a growing “epidemic.” That language has since softened, and it is now clear that many autistic people were there all along, their condition unrecogniz…
    - 8 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 10:33am -
  • NASA's Twins Study: How Spaceflight (Temporarily) Changes the Body
    Brothers compete. So in 2016, when astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending a year in space, it must have really annoyed his identical twin brother — retired astronaut Mark Kelly — that Scott was two inches taller than when he left.…
    - 9 days ago, 17 Apr 19, 12:00pm -
  • Meet the Snake That Hunts Birds With a Spider On Its Tail
    When Steven Anderson first examined a specimen of the Iranian spider-tailed viper, he, of course, noticed the arachnid-shaped lump on the dead snake’s tail. It was 1970, and the herpetologist was at the Field Museum in Chicago examining what the mu…
    - 10 days ago, 16 Apr 19, 6:06pm -
  • Running Made Us Human: How We Evolved to Run Marathons
    This Monday the 123rd annual Boston Marathon will take place, with an expected 30,000 participants and a half million spectators. The top finishers should complete the grueling 26.2-mile course in just over 2 hours by clocking a pace of under five m…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 5:54pm -
  • The Real Story Behind Game of Thrones’ Dragonglass
    [This is a sneak preview of our June issue. Subscribe here to get access to many more great stories from Discover]Shiny and sharp, obsidian is enjoying a bit of a pop culture moment. It plays a central role in HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thr…
    - 14 days ago, 12 Apr 19, 12:37pm -
  • What The Event Horizon Telescope Reveals About Galaxy M87
    A massive international collaboration of researchers has released the first-ever direct image of the hellish environment surrounding a supermassive black hole. As part of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project, the team used a global array of tele…
    - 16 days ago, 10 Apr 19, 11:00am -

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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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  • In Case You Missed It: Highlights from TED2019

    In Case You Missed It: Highlights from TED2019

    Twelve mainstage sessions, two rocking sessions of talks from TED Fellows, a special session of TED Unplugged, a live podcast recording and much more amounted to an unforgettable week at TED2019.
    - 6 days ago, 20 Apr 19, 2:39pm -
  • “Presence creates possibility”: America Ferrera at TED2019

    “Presence creates possibility”: America Ferrera at TED2019


    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 7:31pm -
  • The TED2019 film festival: Conference shorts

    The TED2019 film festival: Conference shorts

    At TED2019, as we explored concepts, research findings and insights bigger than us (you see what we did there?), these conference shorts cleansed our mental palettes between TED Talks and helped playfully introduce sessions throughout the week. Enjoy…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 5:33pm -
  • Meaning: Notes from Session 12 of TED2019

    Meaning: Notes from Session 12 of TED2019

    The final session of TED2019 was a spectacle. From powerful calls to civic engagement and ancestorship to stories of self and perseverance, the session wrapped an incredible week and soared through the end with an unforgettable, totally improvised wr…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 4:58pm -
  • Bigger than us: The art on screen at TED2019

    Bigger than us: The art on screen at TED2019

    The TED2019 theme, Bigger Than Us, promises to be larger than life — big ideas, monumental insights, out-of-this-world discoveries, and more! — so naturally, the session art must deliver that sense of awe too, and does. Colours & Shapes, a Vancou…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 4:57pm -
  • Anyone can be an underwater explorer: Trident underwater drone at TED2019

    Anyone can be an underwater explorer: Trident underwater drone at TED2019

    Throughout the week, attendees used Trident underwater drones throughout the world to explore kelp fields in Monterey Bay, meet reef fish in Indonesia and even glimpse a sea turtle in Oahu.
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 3:47pm -
  • In Case You Missed It: Highlights from day 4 of TED2019

    In Case You Missed It: Highlights from day 4 of TED2019

    Day 4 of TED2019 played on some of the more powerful forces in the world: mystery, play, connection, wonder and awe.
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 1:46pm -
  • Steelcase at TED2019: A colorful mural spreads an inspiring message of collaboration

    Steelcase at TED2019: A colorful mural spreads an inspiring message of collaboration

    Every day at every workplace around the world, employees engage in a ballet. Each of us has a role to play, and we alternate between solo moments and collaborative interludes, between scripted choreography and improv. While the members and the steps…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 12:24pm -
  • Wonder: Notes from Session 11 of TED2019

    Wonder: Notes from Session 11 of TED2019

    Session 11 of TED2019 amazed, enriched, inspired and dazzled — diving deep into the creative process, exploring what it’s like to be a living artwork and soaring into deep space. The event: Talks and performances from TED2019, Session 11: Wonder,…
    - 7 days ago, 19 Apr 19, 2:02am -
  • The key to creativity? Start paying attention: Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks at TED2019

    The key to creativity? Start paying attention: Joseph Gordon-Levitt speaks at TED2019

    “I’m an actor, so I’m a bit of an expert on … well, nothing really,” says Joseph Gordon-Levitt onstage at TED2019. Jokes aside, there’s one thing he does know really well: what it feels like to get attention. He’s gotten a lot of it —…
    - 7 days ago, 18 Apr 19, 11:06pm -

Think Big

  • newTo boost your self-esteem, write about chapters of your life

    To boost your self-esteem, write about chapters of your life

    In truth, so much of what happens to us in life is random – we are pawns at the mercy of Lady Luck. To take ownership of our experiences and exert a feeling of control over our future, we tell stories about ourselves that weave meaning and continui…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 6:19pm -
  • newAshes of cat named Pikachu to be launched into space

    Ashes of cat named Pikachu to be launched into space

    Steve Munt, Pikachu's owner, created a GoFundMe page to raise money for the mission.If all goes according to plan, Pikachu will be the second cat to enter space, the first being a French feline named Felicette.It might seem frivolous, but the cat-lov…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Apr 19, 5:56pm -
  • Ageism in the USA: The paradox of prejudice against the elderly

    Ageism in the USA: The paradox of prejudice against the elderly

    Prejudice is typically perpetrated against 'the other', i.e. a group outside our own. But ageism is prejudice against ourselves — at least, the people we will (hopefully!) become.Different generations needs to cooperate now more than ever to solve…
    - 1 day ago, 25 Apr 19, 8:10am -
  • Scientists see 'rarest event ever recorded' in search for dark matter

    Scientists see 'rarest event ever recorded' in search for dark matter

    In Italy, a team of scientists is using a highly sophisticated detector to hunt for dark matter.The team observed an ultra-rare particle interaction that reveals the half-life of a xenon-124 atom to be 18 sextillion years.The half-life of a process i…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 4:13pm -
  • Why compassion fades

    Why compassion fades

    NoneOne victim can break our hearts. Remember the image of the young Syrian boy discovered dead on a beach in Turkey in 2015? Donations to relief agencies soared after that image went viral. However, we feel less compassion as the number of victims g…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 2:25pm -
  • Did humanity evolve to have psychopaths?

    Did humanity evolve to have psychopaths?

    It's tempting to think of psychopathy as a kind of aberrant mental condition, but several studies suggest that it may be an evolutionary strategy.A study compared the genetic profiles of psychopaths with individuals who were more likely to have child…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 9:36am -
  • Free speech on college campuses: A bottom-up approach is best

    Free speech on college campuses: A bottom-up approach is best

    There are 2 different approaches to governing free speech on college campuses.One is a morality/order approach. The other is a bottom-up approach.Emily Chamlee-Wright says there are many benefits to having no one central authority on what is appropri…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 6:00am -
  • Confidence isn't just a feeling. It's an energy that comes from taking action.

    Confidence isn't just a feeling. It's an energy that comes from taking action.

    The meaning of the word 'confidence' seems obvious. But it's not the same as self-esteem.Confidence isn't just a feeling on your inside. It comes from taking action in the world. Join Big Think Edge today and learn how to achieve more confidence when…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 12:03am -
  • Here's a powerful way to signal that you're a deep, knowledgeable person

    Here's a powerful way to signal that you're a deep, knowledgeable person

    Economist Sylvia Ann Hewlett breaks down what qualities will inspire others to believe in you.Here's how 300 leaders and 4,000 mid-level managers described someone with executive presence.Get more deep insights like these to power your career forward…
    - 2 days ago, 24 Apr 19, 12:03am -
  • In U.S. first, drug company faces criminal charges for distributing opioids

    In U.S. first, drug company faces criminal charges for distributing opioids

    The nation's sixth-largest drug distributor is facing criminal charges related to failing to report suspicious drug orders, among other things.It marks the first time a drug company has faced criminal charges for distributing opioids.Since 1997, near…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Apr 19, 1:18pm -
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