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  • Meet the Companies Trying to Put Humans Back on the Moon
    In May, Jeff Bezos unveiled the lunar lander, dubbed Blue Moon, that his spacecraft company Blue Origin hopes to fly in the coming years. (Credit: Blue Origin)The rocket’s flare is sudden and brilliant, a blurring horizontal column of whooshing…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 5:44pm -
  • Ancient Campfire Remains Hold Oldest-Known Remains of Humans Cooking Starches
    (Credit: Benevolente82/Shutterstock)More than 100,000 years ago, humans lived in the caves that dot South Africa’s coastline. With the sea on their doorstep and the Cape’s rich diversity of plant life at their backs, these anatomically modern…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 4:00pm -
  • AI Could Give Millions Online Legal Help. But What Will the Law Allow?
    (Credit: BuffaloBoy/Shutterstock)So, you just got a parking ticket. Let’s assume it wasn’t the first. And let’s take that a step further and say that you absolutely, positively, do not want to pay it, or think you should, for that matter.…
    - 3 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 11:30am -
  • Brain Health Supplements Don't Work, New Study Shows
    Older people often take many supplements, including ones purported to help with brain health. A recent study says the supplements do not work. (Credit: Mladen Zivkovic/Shutterstock) Americans and others around the world have turned increasi…
    - 4 days ago, 21 Jun 19, 8:00am -
  • Life’s a Blur — But We Don’t See It That Way
    The lines scribbled over this famous Georges Seurat painting come from an experiment that tracked how the human eye jerks around as it takes in the details of the scene. (Credit: R. Wurtz / Daedalus 2015 / Public Domain)The image above, “A Sund…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 5:56pm -
  • The Growing Science Behind a Fasting Treatment for Alzheimer's
    (Credit: SewCream/Shutterstock)When it comes to medical diagnoses, Alzheimer’s is a grim one. Those who develop the disease, which causes ever-worsening memory and behavioral problems, don’t have many treatment options. There are a handful of…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 12:41pm -
  • Understanding Microsleep — When Our Minds Are Both Asleep and Awake
    Seconds-long periods of sleep, known as "microsleep," are common during mundane tasks like driving. While these unintended brain naps can be difficult to control, getting adequate sleep is the key to preventing them. (Credit: pathdoc/Shutterstock)…
    - 6 days ago, 18 Jun 19, 3:33pm -
  • Closing In On a Non-sugar Sweetener — One Without a Weird Aftertaste
    (Credit: SpeedKingz/Shutterstock)Thefirst time someone synthesized saccharin, the artificial sweetener in Sweet’NLow, it was an accident. A scientist studying coal tar in 1879 didn’t wash hishands before eating dinner and was surprised to…
    - 7 days ago, 17 Jun 19, 6:14pm -
  • Light Pollution From Satellites Will Get Worse. But How Much?
    An artist's depiction of space junk. (Credit: ESA)SpaceX’s ambitious Starlinkproject could eventually launch more than 10,000 satellites into orbit andrewrite the future of the internet. But Elon Musk’s company has been takingheat from…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 5:30pm -
  • Human Skull Trophies Help Uncover the Maya's Mysterious Collapse
    Temple 1 at the ancient Maya city of Tikal in Guatemala. (Credit: Rob Crandall/Shutterstock)Two trophy skulls, recently discovered by archaeologists in the jungles of Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once power…
    - 10 days ago, 14 Jun 19, 5:29pm -

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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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  • 7 things you can do in Edinburgh and nowhere else

    7 things you can do in Edinburgh and nowhere else

    Edinburgh, Scotland will host TEDSummit this summer, from July 21-25. The city was selected because of its special blend of history, culture and beauty, and for its significance to the TED community (TEDGlobal 2011, 2012 and 2013 were all held there)…
    - 5 days ago, 19 Jun 19, 12:50pm -
  • Rethink: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative

    Rethink: A night of talks in partnership with Brightline Initiative

    The event: TED Salon: “Rethink,” hosted by TED business curator Corey Hajim and TED tech curator Alex Moura When and where: Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the TED World Theater in New York City The partner: Brightline Initiative, with Brightline exec…
    - 13 days ago, 11 Jun 19, 8:37pm -
  • A new malaria vaccine begins testing in Malawi and more TED news

    A new malaria vaccine begins testing in Malawi and more TED news

    The TED community is brimming with new projects and updates. Below, a few highlights. Malaria vaccine begins wide-scale testing in Malawi. RTS,S — the only malaria vaccine to successfully pass clinical trials — will be made available to 360,000 c…
    - 32 days ago, 23 May 19, 12:14pm -
  • A first glimpse at the TEDSummit 2019 speaker lineup

    A first glimpse at the TEDSummit 2019 speaker lineup

    With TEDSummit 2019 just two months away, it’s time to unveil the first group of speakers that will take to the stage in Edinburgh, Scotland, from July 21-25. Three years ago, more than 1,000 members of the TED global community convened in Banff, C…
    - 34 days ago, 21 May 19, 1:37pm -
  • TED original podcast The TED Interview kicks off Season 2

    TED original podcast The TED Interview kicks off Season 2

    TED returns with the second season of The TED Interview, a long-form podcast series that features Chris Anderson, head of TED, in conversation with leading thinkers. The podcast is an opportunity to reconnect with renowned speakers and dive deeper in…
    - 40 days ago, 15 May 19, 7:40pm -
  • A new mission to mobilize 2 million women in US politics … and more TED news

    A new mission to mobilize 2 million women in US politics … and more TED news

    TED2019 may be past, but the TED community is busy as ever. Below, a few highlights. Amplifying 2 million women across the U.S. Activist Ai-jen Poo, Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza and Planned Parenthood past president Cecile Richards have…
    - 47 days ago, 8 May 19, 2:23pm -
  • Meyer Sound at TED, from the stage to the stars

    Meyer Sound at TED, from the stage to the stars

    Given John Meyer’s roots in the Bay Area’s 1960s radio and music scenes, and his innovations for just about every acoustic application — electronically dampening ambient noise in loud rooms, building 3D Cirque du Soleil soundscapes, and helping…
    - 52 days ago, 3 May 19, 4:53pm -
  • Remembering Harry Marks, co-founder of the TED Conference

    Remembering Harry Marks, co-founder of the TED Conference

    Harry Marks’ career happened at the intersection of typography, technology and television. His vision has influenced the look of modern video — picture those fluidly moving, 3D letters that fly over the TV screen to introduce a news broadcast or…
    - 59 days ago, 26 Apr 19, 9:47pm -
  • 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.
    - 65 days ago, 20 Apr 19, 2:39pm -
  • TEDsters are optimists who get great ideas in the shower: the Brightline data experience at TED2019

    TEDsters are optimists who get great ideas in the shower: the Brightline data experience at TED2019

    TED2019 opened in Vancouver on April 15 with the ambitious theme of “Bigger than us.” For the next five days, attendees were treated to a lively buffet of topics and speakers, with more than 70 talks, Q&As, performances, workshops and discovery s…
    - 65 days ago, 20 Apr 19, 11:09am -

Think Big

  • newStraight millennials are becoming less accepting of LGBTQ people

    Straight millennials are becoming less accepting of LGBTQ people

    The survey found that 18- to 34-year-old non-LGBTQ Americans reported feeling less comfortable around LGBTQ people in a variety of hypothetical situations.The attitudes of older non-LGBTQ Americans have remained basically constant over the past few y…
    - 5 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 3:20pm -
  • newNew research sheds light on a possible cause of autism: processed foods

    New research sheds light on a possible cause of autism: processed foods

    A new study from the University of Central Florida makes the case for the emerging connection of autism and the human microbiome.High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used in processed foods to extend shelf life, reduces neuronal development in fetal…
    - 8 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 12:23pm -
  • newAs an automated workforce nears, eight-hour workweek may arise for humans

    As an automated workforce nears, eight-hour workweek may arise for humans

    Researchers discovered that eight hours of work per week reduces mental health issues by 30 percent. Working a full-time job, roughly 40 hours per week, does not result in further mental health gains. Societies are going to have to grapple with a new…
    - 12 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 8:43am -
  • newThe looming superbug crisis: Politics, profit, and Big Pharma

    The looming superbug crisis: Politics, profit, and Big Pharma

    Alexander Fleming discovered a fungus that produced a chemical that could stop nearly every bacteria in its path. The 1950s are known as the Golden Era of Antibiotic Development. However, today, there is a looming superbug crisis because bacteria has…
    - 18 hours ago, 24 Jun 19, 2:10am -
  • “Shooting the messenger” is a real condition, explain scientists

    “Shooting the messenger” is a real condition, explain scientists

    A new study looked at why people tend to "shoot the messenger".It's a fact that people don't like those who deliver them bad news.The effect stems from our inherent need to make sense of bad or unpredictable situations.NoneHave you ever felt like you…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 19, 4:14pm -
  • How to detect life on Mars

    How to detect life on Mars

    When MIT research scientist Christopher Carr visited a green sand beach in Hawaii at the age of 9, he probably didn't think that he'd use the little olivine crystals beneath his feet to one day search for extraterrestrial life. Carr, now the science…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 19, 3:41pm -
  • Most Americans think ‘dad bod’ is the new six-pack, survey finds

    Most Americans think ‘dad bod’ is the new six-pack, survey finds

    The survey was commissioned by Planet Fitness, whose conducted surveys on dad bod for the past three years.The results generally showed that Americans think dad bod is sexy, attractive, and indicative of a man who's comfortable in his own skin.Still,…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 19, 3:09pm -
  • Preliminary evidence that lonely people lose the reflex to mimic other people's smiles, potentially sustaining their isolation

    Preliminary evidence that lonely people lose the reflex to mimic other people's smiles, potentially sustaining their isolation

    Loneliness is a "disease", associated with an increased risk of death equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Strides have been made in understanding what form of loneliness is damaging (a lack of close relationships with other people, rather than…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 19, 2:16pm -
  • Not reaching your potential? Don’t overthink it, study suggests

    Not reaching your potential? Don’t overthink it, study suggests

    A recent study explored how people feel about the discrepancies they perceive between who they are now, who they aspire to be, and who they think they ought to be.The researchers specifically explored how rumination mediates our negative feelings abo…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 19, 1:50pm -
  • Honeybees just had a record winter die-off

    Honeybees just had a record winter die-off

    Since 2006, the Bee Informed Partnership has conducted a survey on U.S. beekeepers. The most recent survey shows that the 2018 winter resulted in the biggest die-off since the survey began, with a loss of 37.7 percent.This die-off is part of a larger…
    - 1 day ago, 23 Jun 19, 10:37am -
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