Life-like Gaming is Now Possible (Thanks to A.I.)

A.I. is making its way into gaming, with real-time ray tracing now possible, what other things does A.I. have in store? #Raytracing #unrealengine4 #graphics #AI New Thinking Book: New Thinking on Google Play: Subscribe here: Become a Patron!: CF Bitcoin address: 13SjyCXPB9o3iN4LitYQ2wYKeqYTShPub8 Hi, welcome to ColdFusion (formerly known as ColdfusTion). Experience […]

Why is this painting so shocking? – Iseult Gillespie

Discover the history and symbolism of Pablo Picasso’s powerful anti-war mural, “Guernica,” rendered in his signature Cubist style. — In 1937, in one of the worst civilian casualties of the Spanish Civil War, Fascist forces bombed the village of Guernica in Northern Spain. For Pablo Picasso, the tragedy sparked a frenzied period of work in […]

Opinion journalism keeps the lights on. But at what cost? | Alice Dreger

Opinion is more compelling than fact. That’s tearing society apart. – Basic facts are up for debate, especially in the realm of science and politics. So which facts can you trust? Start by looking at trusted sources like Wikipedia, Snopes, and – “If people with money don’t start supporting fact-checking systems then fact-checking systems […]

Can we Predict Artistic Success? | Samuel Fraiberger | TEDxKatowiceSalon

We often think of performance and success interchangeably. However, in areas of human activity where performance is difficult to quantify in an objective fashion, reputation and networks of influence play a key role in determining who becomes successful. In this talk, data scientist Sam Fraiberger shows how big data and network science can help us […]

Connection is the Cure | Sarah Johnson | TEDxGrandJunction

Social connections aren’t just nice to have. They are in direct relationship to our personal and community health, with loneliness and isolation now understood to be as impactful as smoking and obesity. In an era of social media, divisive politics and crammed calendars, true connection can feel elusive. Research tells us, however, that the quality […]

A short history of trans people’s long fight for equality | Samy Nour Younes

Transgender activist and TED Resident Samy Nour Younes shares the remarkable, centuries-old history of the trans community, filled with courageous stories, inspiring triumphs — and a fight for civil rights that’s been raging for a long time. “Imagine how the conversation would shift if we acknowledge just how long trans people have been demanding equality,” […]

How listening to the universe can help quiet your self-doubt | Michelle Thaller

– We all exprience self-doubt — sometimes called ‘imposter syndrome’. – NASA astronomer Michelle Thaller explains how the universe itself has been a salve for her fears. – The universe chooses people to be interested it, she says. What has the universe chosen you for? Dr. Michelle Thaller is an astronomer who studies binary stars […]

Arte: El idioma de la historia | Krishna Valdez | TEDxLosMochis

Krishna siendo tan solo una niña empieza a editar y a fotografiar sucesos de su vida buscando darles una interpretación a cosas que ella misma cree importante, todo se desata cuando fallece su hermano a raíz de la violencia en su ciudad y esto provoca en ella una serie de dudas y de luchas internas […]

Logic Puzzles From The Tonight Show, 1982

Can you imagine a late night talk show featuring mathematical puzzles? Well back in 1982 the great Johnny Carson interviewed the great Raymond Smullyan, who shared a couple of fun logic puzzles. Can you solve them? Sources Raymond Smullyan on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Wikipedia Princeton obituary h/t FiveThirtyEight Riddler A […]

What Would Happen if Honeybees Went Extinct?

Check out American Spring Live on PBS ( and Facebook ( to celebrate the start of spring. You’ve probably heard about how the extinction of honeybees will lead to some sort of bee-pocalypse doomsday scenario for humanity. But what would actually happen if all the honeybees went extinct? Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a […]

How does the stock market work? – Oliver Elfenbaum

Download a free audiobook version of “The Richest Man in Babylon” and support TED-Ed’s nonprofit mission: Check out our full book recommendation: — In the 1600s, the Dutch East India Company employed hundreds of ships to trade goods around the globe. In order to fund their voyages, the company turned to private citizens […]

The Elite Charade of Changing the World with Anand Giridharadas

Can we really trust the work of social change to the ‘winners’ of global capitalism? Can our most urgent challenges be truly addressed by an unelected elite, whose ‘win-win’ solutions do little to question the root causes of systemic inequality and injustice? Anand Giridharadas offers an analysis of the global elite who claim to be […]

Why weird stuff maters | Christopher French | TEDxGUL

The psychology of weird things for example​, the ouija board and how it is related to the Iodometry effect Christopher is the founder of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit (APRU). He is a professor in psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but […]

How risk-taking changes a teenager’s brain | Kashfia Rahman

Why do teenagers sometimes make outrageous, risky choices? Do they suddenly become reckless, or are they just going through a natural phase? To find out, Kashfia Rahman — winner of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (and a Harvard freshman) — designed and conducted an experiment to test how high school students respond to […]

This Is What the Next NASA and SpaceX CRS-17 Mission Has On Board | Countdown To Launch

NASA’s resupply mission with SpaceX Falcon 9’s Cargo Dragon spacecraft is delivering the next round of experiments to the ISS including a student proposed DNA sequencing experiment! Could This Be NASA’s Last Launch With Russia? | Countdown To Launch – Read More: Genes in Space STEM Competition announces winning high school team “It […]

50 AMAZING Facts to Blow Your Mind! #132

Thanks for watching, and subscribe for new videos every weekday! Subscribe: | Podcast: Catch up on my latest uploads! Watch more: Creepy, Scary, and Chilling Topics! 50 Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind! Mysterious, Cryptic, and Mystical Topics! Fascinating, Amazing, and Funny Topics! All-Time Most Popular Videos! […]

The Hundred-Tonne Robots That Help Keep New Zealand Running

The Ports of Auckland are automating their straddle carriers, which might not seem like much: until you phrase it as “hundred-tonne autonomous robots guided by nanosecond-precision tracking”. More about the Ports of Auckland: I’m at on Twitter at on Facebook at and on Instagram as tomscottgo

This lake now has legal rights, just like you

Why the “rights of nature” could be the next frontier for environmentalism. This video is presented by CuriosityStream: Join the Video Lab! Read more about the movement behind the Lake Erie Bill of Rights: The Lake Erie Bill of Rights is the first law of its kind in the United States. In […]

How high-conflict personalities capture high office | Bill Eddy

– High-conflict personalities possesses 4 qualities that may encourage them to become politicians. – Overly emotional communication suits high-conflict personalities and drives the media to cover them. – As with any conman, relationships with high-conflict personalities are calculated and transactional. Bill Eddy is the co-founder and president of the High Conflict Institute, a company devoted […]

5 Sci-Fi Futures We Actually Have to Worry About

Go to to start streaming Curious Minds: Nanotechnology. Use the promo code scishow during the sign-up process to get your first 31 days free. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: ———- Huge […]

Want to get more from books? Stop reading them cover to cover. | Shane Parrish

– We’ve been taught to treat books like a linear experiece: start, then continue reading until the end. – But problematic because it doesnt correspond to how we actually extract knowledge from books. – Here are a few ways you can get more from reading books while investing less of your precious time. Shane Parrish […]

Q&A With Grey: Favorites Edition

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Is Our Entire Universe Held Together By One Mysterious Number?

1/137 is a universal constant that determines how stars burn, how chemical reactions happen, and if it were off by just a few percentage points—all of this might not even be here. But what happens if it shifts? Watch more Focal Point! | Read More: There’s a Glitch At The Edge of The Universe […]

‘Resulting’: Don’t mistake a bad outcome for a bad decision | Annie Duke

– Bad outcomes get criticized as evidence of bad decisions, but that’s not necessarily so. – Here, poker pro Annie Duke desribes a simple thought experiment that separates decisions from outcomes. – It is quite possible to make a very good decision that, due to external factors, results in a bad outcome. Annie Duke has […]

10 People Who Sold Their Soul to the Devil

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This Brand New Method Unlocks The Molecular Potential of Waste

Considered the ‘alchemist of waste,’ materials scientist Veena Sahajwalla is closing the loop on fast fashion by tapping into fabric’s molecular potential. Watch more Focal Point: Read More: Nothing Should Be Classified As Waste’: Crisis Is Opportunity For Veena Sahajwalla “In Sahjawalla’s more advanced recycling process, cross contamination is a virtue rather than […]

What That Pig Brain Study Really Tells Us

Go to to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. This month, in a study that has the potential to change the way we think about death, scientists revealed that they successfully restored some processes in the brains of dead pigs — at least partially. […]

Youth: The Torch Bearers for Sustainable Development | Laxmi Bhawani | TEDxAGI

Parenting is not an easy task these days. We all realize it and we are all a part of it. But the was Laxmi Bhawani made all this easy was truly unimaginable. Her thoughts about parenting involved positive participation from both parties. As a parent, do we give an environment where kids feel secure? As […]

Why fathers of daughters can suddenly switch on to feminism | Jude Kelly | TEDxBradford

Jude Kelly was the Artistic Director of the Southbank Centre in London for 12 years. Southbank Centre is Europe’s largest Arts Institution and London’s 3rd biggest tourist attraction. She is currently building the WOW Foundation. Jude created the WOW – Women of the World Festival in 2010 which celebrates the achievements of Women and Girls. […]

Intersectionality as an intervention in in radically social times | Nafeesa Nizami | TEDxBradford

Nafeesa explores Intersectionality as an intervention in radically social times, using the frame of intersectionality as a radical activist intervention to address systemic social issues such as racism, gender inequalities and discrimination in the era of rising global populism. Nafeesa will draw upon theories of feminism, colonialism, philosophy and politics, nuanced with punctuations of humour […]

Virtual Humans (Embodied Conversational Agents) – Computerphile

Taking chatbots to the next level, with emotion recognition and gesture control. Dr Michel Valstar on Virtual Humans. EXTRA BITS: Tweets by computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile. More at

Application of AI and Quantum Computers in handling Big Data | Deo Jha | TEDxJUET

A Data Scientist by profession, currently working as Assist. V.P. (R&D) at Instagram India. He is an alumnus of Harvard’s and JUET. Had previously worked with Google and Cisco for various years in the field of Telecom domain in Intelligent data/ Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Service Orchestration divisions. In his TEDx talk, he explains […]

Wearable tech that helps you navigate by touch | Keith Kirkland

Keith Kirkland is developing wearable tech that communicates information using only the sense of touch. He’s trying to figure out: What gestures and vibration patterns could intuitively communicate ideas like “stop” or “go”? Check out his team’s first product, a navigation device for the blind and visually impaired, and learn more about the entirely new […]

Why Did We Just Shoot A “Bullet” At An Asteroid?

We keep sending spacecrafts to asteroids, but what makes these floating space rocks so special? Well, they could reveal the secrets about the formation of our solar system. The Mystery of Our First Interstellar Visitor Just Got More Complicated – Read More: Japan’s Hayabusa2 Spacecraft Lands on Ryugu Asteroid “To make small enough fragments, […]

Where’s My Bloodless Blood Sugar Monitor?

Go to to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. There are about 450 million diabetics around the world, and while we do already have a reliable way of measuring blood sugar, it requires patients to prick their finger each time they want a reading. […]

Can You Solve The Pythagoras Pie Puzzle?

A gigantic pie is shared with 100 guests, and each guest gets an increasing percentage of the remaining pie. Who gets the largest piece? Sources Subscribe: Playlist to watch all videos on MindYourDecisions: This is the only channel to feature math topics suggested by people around the world. Support on Patreon […]

Can you solve the cuddly duddly fuddly wuddly riddle? – Dan Finkel

You’ve promised to get your son the cutest creature in creation: the cuddly. Can you outsmart the cuddly incubator and go home a hero? — You’ve promised to get your son the cutest creature in creation: the cuddly. It’s part of the Wuddly species, cousin to the terrifying duddly and the hideous fuddly. To make […]

Ageism in the USA: The paradox of prejudice against the elderly | Ashton Applewhite

– 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 global problems. Read more at Follow Big Think here: YouTube: Facebook: […]

Mundo de Gente Apurada | Sebastian Laza | TEDxPaseoAlameda

Vivimos apurados, acelerados e inducidos, buscando caminos hacia un ideal de bienestar al que no llegamos nunca. Tenemos que aprender a “pisar la pelota”. Neuroeconomista. MBA This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at