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Discover Magazine: The Crux

  • Lake Michigan Itself Is the Greatest Asian Carp Deterrent
    For years, people have been freaking out that Asian carp are about to invade the Great Lakes.That concern seemed more real than ever this summer after an Illinois fisherman caught a carp in June less than 10 miles from Lake Michigan — beyond the…
    - 4 days ago, 22 Sep 17, 4:31pm -
  • How the Invention of Zero Yielded Modern Mathematics
    A small dot on an old piece of birch bark marks one of the biggest events in the history of mathematics. The bark is actually part of an ancient Indian mathematical document known as the Bakhshali manuscript. And the dot is the first known recorded u…
    - 6 days ago, 20 Sep 17, 3:24pm -
  • Cassini's Bittersweet Symphony
    The Cassini team members filled the chairs of mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. As a long-time astronomy journalist, I was invited to witness the end of an era.At 4:55 a.m. PST, Cassini’s 13-year missi…
    - 11 days ago, 15 Sep 17, 1:27pm -
  • Cassini Scientist Would Be Surprised if Life Doesn't Exist on Enceladus
    The Cassini spacecraft has entered its final hours. And with the end nigh, Discover called up the Southwest Research Institute’s Hunter Waite — a Cassini principal investigator — for a look back at how this has redefined our view of where alien…
    - 12 days ago, 14 Sep 17, 1:44pm -
  • How the Folsom Point Became an Archaeological Icon
    The Folsom spear point, which was excavated in 1927 near the small town of Folsom, New Mexico, is one of the most famous artifacts in North American archaeology, and for good reason: It was found in direct association with the bones of an extinct for…
    - 32 days ago, 25 Aug 17, 10:39am -
  • Does It Snow on Mars?
    Given that there are ambitious plans to colonize Mars in the near future, it is surprising how much we still have to learn about what it would be like to actually live on the planet. Take the weather, for instance. We know there are wild fluctuations…
    - 35 days ago, 22 Aug 17, 11:08am -
  • On the Shores of Lake Erie, Endangered Birds Catch a Lucky Break
    Protecting species in peril doesn't happen overnight. Rather, it's all about stringing together small wins that, in the long-term, make all the difference. A little luck can also go far.When waves surged on the Pennsylvania coast of Lake Erie early…
    - 41 days ago, 16 Aug 17, 3:11pm -
  • Why Are Oddly Satisfying Videos So...Satisfying?
    If you've never seen a master lathe operator at work, I highly recommend it. Deft movements and practiced flourishes turn a block of spinning wood into a bedpost, top, bowl or some other circular object, each motion peeling away curls of wood to unc…
    - 42 days ago, 15 Aug 17, 12:58pm -
  • Wait, What Happened in Cuba?
    U.S.-Cuban relations have taken an unusual turn after several U.S. diplomats, and at least one Canadian diplomat, experienced hearing damage after being targeted by a covert “sonic device” in Havana.Huh? A what?On Wednesday, U.S. officials wh…
    - 46 days ago, 11 Aug 17, 5:15pm -
  • Crucial Steps Ahead for Flying Cars
    Flying cars are up against a wall — literally. Turning aircraft into street-safe machines requires manufacturers to prove their safety standards in crash tests. So at least one expensive prototype needs to get smashed to smithereens, while its dumm…
    - 63 days ago, 25 Jul 17, 1:33pm -

Huffington Post: US TEDWeekends

  • Every Child Has A Story To Tell
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.As Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie so eloquently notes, it's shockingly easy to have one narrative of Africa, one story of its people. She talks about leaving Nigeria to come to university in the US,…
    - 7 Oct 14, 4:56pm -
  • We Need a Media That Tells All of Our Stories
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.To understand the danger of a single story, start with a seed.It could be any seed, but a kernel of corn will do. In 1970, the genetic make up of corn in America had become so uniform that a fun…
    - 7 Oct 14, 4:23pm -
  • Storytelling And Its Discontents
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.My first reaction to Adichie's talk on the danger of a single story is relief. All too often, the positive power of stories is uncritically celebrated. Here's a talk that considers their shadow…
    - 6 Oct 14, 2:05pm -
  • Our Story Is Our Choice
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.We cannot leave it to others to write our stories for us; we all have the right, and the responsibility, to write. This was my main takeaway from Nigerian writer Chimamanda's wise and powerful…
    - 1 Oct 14, 6:21pm -
  • WATCH: This Talk Will Make You Question How Much You Really Know About Everything
    Stories make us who we are. In this inspiring talk, writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie beautifully conveys the importance of seeking out many stories from different points of view to form our understanding of the world. TED Weekends has brought you more…
    - 26 Sep 14, 1:36pm -
  • WATCH: Calling All Introverts! It's Okay If You're Not A Social Butterfly. In Fact It Could Be A Good Thing
    Why does the world seem to celebrate schmoozers, and what might we be missing when we assume quieter people have nothing worth saying? This persuasive talk from author (and self-proclaimed introvert) Susan Cain will leave you questioning your assumpt…
    - 19 Sep 14, 1:08pm -
  • "I'm Tired of Hating People" -- A Growing Movement Based In Love
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.I recently watched Zak Ebrahim's moving TED Talk. In it, he reveals that his father was a prominent convicted American terrorist who had plotted to bomb tunnels, bridges and even the United Nat…
    - 12 Sep 14, 4:38pm -
  • Bullying and Bigotry: Being Judged For Something Out Of Your Control
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post."I am tired of hating people," said Zak Ebrahim's mother after years of fervently defending her religious beliefs.Hate is such a powerful word, and when a family is forced to live under the rule…
    - 12 Sep 14, 4:35pm -
  • WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

    WATCH: Meet The Terrorist's Son Who Refused To Follow In His Father's Footsteps

    Zak Ebrahim is not my real name and was changed when my family decided to cut ties with my father, El-Sayed Nosair, the first member of a Bin Laden organization to shed blood on American soil. As I share in my TED Talk, I have struggled for years to…
    - 12 Sep 14, 3:20pm -
  • How My Son's Differences Are Extraordinary
    Click here to watch the TEDTalk that inspired this post.In the TEDTalk My Autistic Brothers, Faith Jegede shares with us her experiences growing up with two brothers who have autism, one who does not speak with words, but with his heart, and her oth…
    - 5 Sep 14, 5:14pm -


PBS Digital Studios: Idea Channel

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PBS Digital Studios: Inventor Series

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