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  • newThe Denisovans: New Finds are Illuminating the Mysterious Ancient Humans
    The entrance to Denisova cave, where the ancient humans were first discovered. (Credit: Igor Boshin/Shutterstock)Nestled in foothills of Russia’s Altai Mountains, Denisova Cave has been a research mecca since 2010, when fossil DNA from the site…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 12:52pm -
  • Why Do We Still Believe in 'Lunacy' During a Full Moon?
    The full moon has been associated with aberrant behavior for centuries. (Credit: Aron Visuals/Unsplash)It’s sometimes called the "Transylvania effect.” In the dark sky, the clouds shift, revealing the full moon’s eerie silver gleam, and the…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 12:06pm -
  • Where Does the Fecal Transplant Industry Get its Poop?
    A fecal transplant capsule from OpenBiome. (Credit: Erik Jacobs)Mark Smith dares you to come up with a fecal joke he hasn’t heard. It’s not your typical industry parlance, but when you’re in the business of transplanting the stuff, it helps…
    - 5 days ago, 14 Aug 19, 11:48am -
  • Our Cells Are Filled With 'Junk DNA' — Here's Why We Need It
    Much of our genome has no apparent purpose. Is it so-called "junk DNA" or do we simply not understand it? (Credit: ktsdesign/Shutterstock)Wouldyou purchase a book with over 98 percent of the text written in gibberish?Biology has no business in…
    - 6 days ago, 13 Aug 19, 5:58pm -
  • Why Do People Get Goosebumps?
    Our goosebumps are one of those weird quirks that make us human. (Credit: Michal Cervenansky/Shutterstock)Human bodies do a lot of weird stuff. But goosebumps may be one of our strangest bodily functions. Goosebumps are humanity's near-univer…
    - 7 days ago, 12 Aug 19, 7:00pm -
  • 9 Things You Think Are Environmentally Friendly — But Aren't
    Hopefully that bag isn't made out of organic cotton. (Credit: Vasiliy Ptitsyn/Shutterstock)We all care about the environment at least a tiny bit. Someof us more than others. But there are things a few of us do with the bestintentions that, it t…
    - 10 days ago, 9 Aug 19, 12:07pm -
  • Scientists Are Zapping Fake Electrical Grids to Help Us Survive an EMP Attack
    (Credit: Quality Stock Arts/Shutterstock)If you’re a doomsday prepper or were alive during the Cold War you may already be aware – and fearful – of an imminent electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event. It’s a disaster scenario that’s captured…
    - 11 days ago, 8 Aug 19, 4:13pm -
  • New Blood Tests for Alzheimer's Might Make Early Diagnosis a Reality
    Many older people and their families worry about a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. (Credit: Nadya Chetah/Shutterstock)Many people who have problems with their memory, especially if they are elderly, worry that they have Alzheimer’s disease,…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 6:20pm -
  • SNAPSHOT: Swirling Clouds on Jupiter
    Photo by NASA/JPL-CalTech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin Gill Looking a bit like earthly thunderheads, a white band of high-altitude clouds emerge above the colorful, swirling patterns of Jupiter in a photo taken last summer by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Jupiter…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 11:31am -
  • SNAPSHOT: The Dangerous Dance of the Jackdaw
    Image by Alex Thornton Despite a spirograph-like appearance, these loops and twists actually represent the flight paths and wingbeats of a flock of jackdaws, members of the wily crow family that mate for life. Researchers had thought that each me…
    - 12 days ago, 7 Aug 19, 11:23am -

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  • newLook at these service dogs enjoying the theater

    Look at these service dogs enjoying the theater

    At long last, we can say for sure that dogs love the fine arts.Earlier this month, a group of service dogs attended a theater performance of Billy Elliot at the Stratford Festival in Ontario, Canada. After the show, a photo of some of the dogs sitti…
    - 40 mins ago, 19 Aug 19, 2:37pm -
  • newThe world's largest bike garage just got even bigger

    The world's largest bike garage just got even bigger

    Maybe you've heard the dinner party fact that the Netherlands is the only country in the world that has more bicycles than people. (If not, go ahead and steal that for your next dinner party!) And here's another one: It only makes sense that the worl…
    - 45 mins ago, 19 Aug 19, 2:32pm -
  • newYou really should update your VLC Media Player now

    You really should update your VLC Media Player now

    Oh, hey, would you look at that — another article telling you to update something. However, in the case of the VLC Media Player installed on your computer, you really actually should. VideoLAN, the non-profit maker of the popular media player, is…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Aug 19, 2:16pm -
  • newInstagram will pay researchers to find apps abusing its data

    Instagram will pay researchers to find apps abusing its data

    Instagram is getting serious about rooting out third-party apps that break its rules.The company announced a new bug bounty program specifically aimed at finding third-party apps that misuse Instagram data. Facebook put the program in place last spr…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • newSafari guide almost walks straight into a pride of lions

    Safari guide almost walks straight into a pride of lions

    You know the feeling of instant regret when you get too far into a situation you don't know how to get out of? Imagine that, plus lions.You don't have to travel across the world to go on a virtual safari with safariLIVE's YouTube livestreams and…
    - 1 hour ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:48pm -
  • newBest back-to-school sales this week: MacBook, Tile, Herschel, and more

    Best back-to-school sales this week: MacBook, Tile, Herschel, and more

    We can already hear the school bells ringing, drawing this summer to a close. While you might not be able to enjoy pool days and ice cream shop visits anymore, there are still some fun treats in store during this season. We're talking about back-to-s…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:35pm -
  • newMidge hits the road in delightful 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' teaser

    Midge hits the road in delightful 'Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' teaser

    Mrs. Maisel is going on tour! The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel's Season 3 teaser is here to haunt you for the next four months as Midge (Rachel Brosnahan) gears up to go on tour with Shy Baldwin (Leroy McClain). Tour life is at once everything and noth…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:28pm -
  • newBest laptop and tablet sales this week: Dell, MacBook, Lenovo, and more

    Best laptop and tablet sales this week: Dell, MacBook, Lenovo, and more

    Summer is starting to wind down and fall is approaching faster than many of us realize, which means lower temperatures, less sun, and the beginning of hygge season. While you could sit around and let the end-of-summertime sadness get you down, you al…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:27pm -
  • newApple may have ditched the AirPower, but you can still get a charging pad for cheap

    Apple may have ditched the AirPower, but you can still get a charging pad for cheap

    TL;DR: Get the powerful AirZeus 3-in-1 fast wireless charging pad for $39.99. It's usually priced at $99, so you'll be saving an impressive 59% off. It's been almost half a year since Apple announced that they've effectively killed the AirPower. Wi…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:24pm -
  • newLearn Google AdWords with this super cheap online course

    Learn Google AdWords with this super cheap online course

    TL;DR: Get access to a comprehensive online course on Google AdWords for $12.99. Since it's usually $199.99, you'll be saving 93% while growing your business. When it comes to online discovery, Google Search reigns king. At the core of Google Searc…
    - 2 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 1:03pm -

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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  • newWhat does it mean to become a TED Fellow?

    What does it mean to become a TED Fellow?

    Every year, TED begins a new search looking for the brightest thinkers and innovators to be part of the TED Fellows program. With nearly 500 visionaries representing 300 different disciplines, these extraordinary individuals are making waves, disrupt…
    - 4 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 11:28am -
  • What Brexit means for Scotland: A Q&A with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

    What Brexit means for Scotland: A Q&A with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

    First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon spoke at TEDSummit on Wednesday in Edinburgh about her vision for making collective well-being the main aim of public policy and the economy. (Watch her full talk on TED.com.) That same morning, Boris Johns…
    - 20 days ago, 30 Jul 19, 6:21pm -
  • Not All Is Broken: Notes from Session 6 of TEDSummit 2019

    Not All Is Broken: Notes from Session 6 of TEDSummit 2019

    In the final session of TEDSummit 2019, the themes from the week — our search for belonging and community, our digital future, our inextricable connection to the environment — ring out with clarity and insight. From the mysterious ways our emotio…
    - 25 days ago, 25 Jul 19, 9:00am -
  • Stages of Life: Notes from Session 5 of TEDSummit 2019

    Stages of Life: Notes from Session 5 of TEDSummit 2019

    The penultimate session of TEDSummit 2019 had a bit of everything — new thoughts on aging, loneliness and happiness as well as breakthrough science, music and even a bit of comedy. The event: TEDSummit 2019, Session 5: Stages of Life, hosted by Kel…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Jul 19, 4:15pm -
  • Business Unusual: Notes from Session 4 of TEDSummit 2019

    Business Unusual: Notes from Session 4 of TEDSummit 2019

    To keep pace with our ever-changing world, we need out-of-the-box ideas that are bigger and more imaginative than ever. The speakers and performers from this session explore these possibilities, challenging us to think harder about the notions we’v…
    - 26 days ago, 24 Jul 19, 7:45am -
  • The Big Rethink: Notes from Session 3 of TEDSummit 2019

    The Big Rethink: Notes from Session 3 of TEDSummit 2019

    In an incredible session, speakers and performers laid out the biggest problems facing the world — from political and economic catastrophe to rising violence and deepfakes — and some new thinking on solutions. The event: TEDSummit 2019, Session 3…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jul 19, 4:15pm -
  • It’s not about privacy — it’s about power: Carole Cadwalladr speaks at TEDSummit 2019

    It’s not about privacy — it’s about power: Carole Cadwalladr speaks at TEDSummit 2019

    Three months after her landmark talk, Carole Cadwalladr is back at TED. In conversation with curator Bruno Giussani, Cadwalladr discusses the latest on her reporting on the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica scandal and what we still don’t know about the…
    - 27 days ago, 23 Jul 19, 3:43pm -
  • Anthropo Impact: Notes from Session 2 of TEDSummit 2019

    Anthropo Impact: Notes from Session 2 of TEDSummit 2019

    Session 2 of TEDSummit 2019 is all about impact: the actions we can take to solve humanity’s toughest challenges. Speakers and performers explore the perils — from melting glaciers to air pollution — along with some potential fixes — like oce…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jul 19, 4:15pm -
  • 10 years of TED Fellows: Notes from the Fellows Session of TEDSummit 2019

    10 years of TED Fellows: Notes from the Fellows Session of TEDSummit 2019

    The event: TEDSummit 2019, Fellows Session, hosted by Shoham Arad and Lily Whitsitt When and where: Monday, July 22, 2019, 9am BST, at the Edinburgh Convention Centre in Edinburgh, Scotland Speakers: Carl Joshua Ncube, Suzanne Lee, Sonaar Luthra, Jon…
    - 28 days ago, 22 Jul 19, 7:45am -
  • Weaving Community: Notes from Session 1 of TEDSummit 2019

    Weaving Community: Notes from Session 1 of TEDSummit 2019

    The stage is set for TEDSummit 2019: A Community Beyond Borders! During the opening session, speakers and performers explored themes of competition, political engagement and longing — and celebrated the TED communities (representing 84 countries) g…
    - 29 days ago, 21 Jul 19, 4:15pm -

Think Big

  • newEthnic chauvinism: Why the whole world shouldn’t look like America

    Ethnic chauvinism: Why the whole world shouldn’t look like America

    When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, many Americans jumped for joy. At the time, some believed there weren't going to be any more political disagreements anywhere in the world. They thought American democracy had won the "war of ideas."American excepti…
    - 3 hours ago, 19 Aug 19, 11:48am -
  • First solar roadway in France turned out to be a 'total disaster'

    First solar roadway in France turned out to be a 'total disaster'

    The French government initially invested in a rural solar roadway in 2016.French newspapers report that the trial hasn't lived up to expectations. Solar panel "paved" roadways are proving to be inefficient and too expensive.Turns out that solar power…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 19, 2:19pm -
  • Physicists find new state of matter that can supercharge technology

    Physicists find new state of matter that can supercharge technology

    Researchers find a new state of matter called "topological superconductivity".The state can lead to important advancements in quantum computing.Utilizing special particles that emerge during this state can lead to error-free data storage and blazing…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 19, 2:00pm -
  • How to heal trauma with meaning: A case study in emotional evolution

    How to heal trauma with meaning: A case study in emotional evolution

    Impossible-sounding things are possible in hospitals — however, there are times when we hit dead ends. In these moments, it's important to not run away, but to confront what's happening head-on. For a lot of us, one of the ways to give meaning to t…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Aug 19, 10:31am -
  • APA: Blaming mental illness for gun violence is 'simplistic, inaccurate'

    APA: Blaming mental illness for gun violence is 'simplistic, inaccurate'

    Two statements from APA officials make it clear that they don't see any substantial link between mental illness and gun violence.Decades of studies show that there is no conclusive evidence to this knee jerk rhetoric.Officials reiterate the argument…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 3:01pm -
  • 3 ways to find a meaningful job, or find purpose in the job you already have

    3 ways to find a meaningful job, or find purpose in the job you already have

    Broaching the question "What is my purpose?" is daunting – it's a grandiose idea, but research can make it a little more approachable if work is where you find your meaning. It turns out you can redesign your job to have maximum purpose.There are 3…
    - 2 days ago, 17 Aug 19, 6:00am -
  • UPS has been discreetly using self-driving trucks to deliver cargo

    UPS has been discreetly using self-driving trucks to deliver cargo

    This week, UPS announced that it's working with autonomous trucking startup TuSimple on a pilot project to deliver cargo in Arizona using self-driving trucks.UPS has also acquired a minority stake in TuSimple.TuSimple hopes its trucks will be fully a…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 3:41pm -
  • There may be very easy way to predict the sex of sperm

    There may be very easy way to predict the sex of sperm

    On average, ejaculate holds about a 50/50 mix of X and Y sperm.In some cultures and countries, there are strong historical and contemporary preferences for males over females. There are genes unique to X sperm that can be manipulated to make them swi…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 3:31pm -
  • Ebola is now largely curable, new clinical trials suggest

    Ebola is now largely curable, new clinical trials suggest

    The Democratic Republic of Congo has been suffering a major Ebola outbreak since August 2018.In November 2018, a clinical trial began comparing the efficacy of four Ebola treatments.Two of those treatments — based on monoclonal antibodies — are n…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 12:45pm -
  • The robots are coming — but take a breath

    The robots are coming — but take a breath

    While automation and robots will displace millions of jobs, they're poised to create millions more.Our current round of technological unemployment might just be a transitionary phase. The fear of automation has been around for decades.Automation, an…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Aug 19, 8:45am -
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