How Farmers Accidentally Killed Off North America’s Locusts

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Solar Energy course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Locusts are a huge agricultural pest…except in North America. What happened to the Rocky Mountain locusts that once swarmed this continent? Researchers think that the colonization of the North American West might have had something […]

4 life lessons from our old dogs | Elizabeth Johnson | TEDxSnoIsleLibraries

This talk explores and shares key ways we can support the healthier aging of our dogs and our humans. We can learn from the many parallels in how people and dogs age, and doing so can make the often challenging caregiving journey a better one, for all our aging loved ones, while helping us to […]

The fish that walk on land – Noah R. Bressman

Explore the challenges facing amphibious fish when they leave water and the ingenious ways they survive on land. — We think of fish as completely aquatic animals. But there are actually hundreds of fish species that are amphibious, meaning that they possess adaptations that enable them to survive on land. Once on land, however, they […]

The Internet of Cars | Siddharth Vinayak Patankar | TEDxSIULavale

Siddharth Vinayak Patankar is the Editor-in-Chief at carandbike – India’s leading automobile content platform. Siddharth in his talk focuses on how technology is enhancing in-car connectivity and providing gratification through tailored hedonic driving experience and how there is a marked change in the way a car is looked at in this connected age. Siddharth has […]

Can light stop the coronavirus? | David Brenner

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Far-UVC light is a type of ultraviolet light that kills microbes and viruses and, crucially, seems to be safe to use around humans. Radiation scientist David Brenner describes how we could use this light to stop the spread […]

Swimming Between Two Continents, Debunked

Silfra, in Þingvellir National Park in Iceland, is where the Eurasian and North American continental plates are dividing. It’s a crack in the earth where you can snorkel or dive between the continents. Well, sort of. As ever, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Þingvellir geology: https://www.thingvellir.is/en/history-nature/nature/geologic-history/ https://notendur.hi.is/oi/geology_of_thingvellir.htm Þingvellir history: https://www.thingvellir.is/en/history-nature/history/ An interoduction to […]

What Black Lives Matter means to an 11-year-old

Eleven-year-old Jolia Bossette on being a Black kid in America. Welcome to our first-ever week of programming for kids! The killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and hundreds of other Black Americans at the hands of police officers have inspired protests across the country and around the world. The news coverage has been impossible for […]

This Upcoming NASA Mission Could Discover How Our Solar System Began

NASA’s latest mission is heading to the Trojan asteroids to help us answer some of the biggest questions about the origin of our solar system. » Subscribe to Seeker!http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Countdown to Launch: http://bit.ly/CTLplaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com As of August 2020, NASA officially approved the construction of its asteroid hunting […]

Overlapping Rectangles Puzzle

Thanks to Robin for the suggestion! Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/MindYourDecisions?sub_confirmation=1 Send me suggestions by email (address in video). I consider all ideas though can’t always reply! Like many YouTubers I use popular software to prepare my videos. You can search for animation software tutorials on YouTube to learn how to make videos. Be prepared–animation is time consuming […]

8 Incredible Things We Can Learn From Octopuses

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Knowledge and Uncertainty course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Octopuses have tons of strange and amazing adaptations that help them live their best lives underwater. And those incredible traits could help us in many ways. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff […]

The Warrior Kingdoms of the Weaver Ant

Get Curiosity Stream for just $14.99 for the entire YEAR or only $2.99 per month: https://curiositystream.com/kurzgesagt Sources & further reading: https://sites.google.com/view/sourcesweaverants Deep in tropical jungles lie floating kingdoms ruled by beautiful and deadly masters: They are sort of the high elves of the ant kingdoms: Talented architects that create castles and city states. But they […]

Sam Harris: I’m Trying to Rehabilitate the Word “Spirituality”

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This Plant Genetically Engineered Itself (So We Don’t Have To)

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. Scientists found a species of wheatgrass that is resistant to fungus, but how it became resistant is both surprising and unclear. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check […]

This Ichthyosaur Terrorized the Triassic Seas

One ancient predator turns out to have been able to eat much larger prey than we thought was possible, and a baby titanosaur skull gives us clues about what changes took place as sauropods grew up. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- […]

Is Success Luck or Hard Work?

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Cómo funciona el asombro | Valentín Muro | TEDxRiodelaPlataED

Valentín nos cuenta cómo funciona la curiosidad y el asombro relatándonos el proceso por el cual descubre el mundo a su alrededor. Es una persona extremadamente curiosa. Escribe y reflexiona acerca de tecnología, filosofía y ciencia en La Nación, su newsletter semanal “Cómo funcionan las cosas” y el podcast “Idea Millonaria”. Es filósofo y también […]

Experiencias educativas masivas | Verónica Fiorito | TEDxRiodelaPlataED

En los últimos años hubo una explosión de desarrollo de contenido audiovisual educativo, que hace que los chicos y los docentes se sientan convocados. Verónica fue una de las protagonistas de esto y nos cuenta cómo sucedieron algunos de esos cambios. Es creadora de experiencias culturales y educativas. Luego de trabajar en producción y dirección […]

Let’s scan the whole planet with LiDAR | Chris Fisher

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. We have archives of films, newspapers, even seeds — what if we could make one for the entire surface of the earth? Drawing on his experience mapping an ancient city in the Honduran jungle, archaeologist Chris Fisher makes […]

Cómo construimos nuestra identidad | Ailín Segovia | TEDxRiodelaPlataED

Hija de madre boliviana, padre asiático y nacida en Argentina, Ailín nos cuenta el camino de construcción de su propia identidad y lo que aprendió en el proceso. Con 19 años y recién salida de la secundaria se considera una persona plurinacional. En su paso por Clubes TED-Ed pudo reflexionar sobre cómo construyó su identidad […]

Cómo enseñar a ser ciudadanos globales | Jason Beech | TEDxRiodelaPlataED

¿Qué aprendemos en la escuela sobre nuestra pertenencia al país donde vivimos? Jason nos explica qué rol tiene ese aprendizaje en problemas como la discriminación y qué podríamos hacer para ayudar a formar ciudadanos globales. Investiga sobre la globalización de las políticas educativas y la relación entre ciudadanía, educación y cosmopolitismo. Es profesor de Sociología […]

La escuela post-pandemia | Andrea Santiago | TEDxRiodelaPlataED

La cuarentena hizo que las escuelas cerraran sus edificios y con ello surgieran nuevas formas de vincularse entre estudiantes y docentes. Andrea, una docente de una escuela pública de la Provincia de Buenos Aires en Argentina, nos cuenta qué cosas nuevas sucedieron a partir de la pandemia y sería bueno que sigan sucediendo cuando termine. […]

Save your company money; give your employees a raise! | Wies Bratby | TEDxZurichWomen

Though it may seem counter intuitive, giving your women workforce a raise – even when they don’t ask for it – may be a prudent financial decision for your company. Wies Bratby (Women In Negotiation) explains in this talk how paying your people more may actually save your company money. With a background as a […]

Guy Kawasaki: Facebook Should Be Wary of Losing Its Users’ Trust

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How the Electricity in Our Bodies Could Fight Cancer

One potential avenue for cancer treatment uses electricity not from any outside machine, but from within our own bodies. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon […]

How to be an Agent of Change | Naomi McDougall Jones & Sarah Springer | TEDxBeaconStreet

What will it take to finally dismantle white supremacy and patriarchy? Sarah Springer and Naomi McDougall Jones have each spent over a decade trying to dismantle those forces in Hollywood. But, after a failed attempt to bring movement leaders together to create foundational change, the two were forced to confront a more uncomfortable question: “Is […]

How to outsmart the Prisoner’s Dilemma – Lucas Husted

Puzzle through the classic game theory challenge, The Prisoner’s Dilemma, and decide: would you choose to spare or sacrifice? — Two perfectly rational gingerbread men, Crispy and Chewy, are out strolling when they’re caught by a fox. Instead of simply eating them, he decides to put their friendship to the test with a cruel dilemma. […]

Jim Gaffigan: Self-Awareness Is Essential in Comedy and in Life

New videos DAILY: https://bigth.ink Join Big Think Edge for exclusive video lessons from top thinkers and doers: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- Being self-aware is one of the more important things a person can be. Knowing one’s physical capability means not doing things that are outside those limits, thereby avoiding danger, injury and undoubtedly some embarrassment. Knowing that […]

COVID-19 unraveled the workforce. Here’s how to fix it | Mary L. Gray

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. “We are living through the tech-enabled unraveling of full-time employment itself,” says anthropologist Mary L. Gray. As the pandemic exposes and accelerates the shift to on-demand online labor, Gray takes us inside the jobs being created to solve […]

DISCONNECTED with Vanessa from Braincraft, Kati Morton and Jarvis Johnson

Vanessa, Kati and Jarvis are the final three players on the broadcast tower, playing a quiz where if you bluff well enough, you don’t even need to know the answers. AD: White Light provided the SmartStage studio facilities and crew! You can find out more about their technology here: https://tinyurl.com/y7dxo2gz And disguise connected up all […]

Νέες τεχνολογίες και πολιτισμός. | Georgios Papaioannou | TEDxMaviliSquare

Ο Δρ. Γεώργιος Παπαϊωάννου είναι Αναπληρωτής Καθηγητής στις Μουσειακές Σπουδές στο College London στο Κατάρ. Έχει σπουδάσει, διδάξει, εργαστεί και διατελέσει επικεφαλής έργων στους κλάδους της αρχαιολογίας, πολιτιστικής κληρονομιάς, καθώς και της Πληροφορικής, τόσο στην Ευρώπη όσο και στον αραβικό κόσμο. Επίσης, έχει καθοδηγήσει και συντονίσει διασυνοριακά έργα έρευνας και καινοτομίας και έχει λάβει διεθνή […]

11 Billion Years of Our Universe’s History Were Missing… Until Now

After 20 years of mapping the night sky, one project has filled in an 11 billion year gap in our knowledge of the universe’s history. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Since 2000, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, or SDSS, has been regularly studying the […]

The Future of Driving | Compilation

Self driving cars and self-repairing roads: the future of driving is bright, or at least less aggravating. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Huge thanks go to the following Patreon supporters for […]

The myth of the 19th Amendment

The suffrage movement didn’t protect all women’s right to vote. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO On this landmark 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, historians Martha S. Jones and Daina Ramey Berry reflect on what the 19th Amendment means for Black American women. The women’s suffrage movement was a predominantly white cause, one that sacrificed the […]

Laziness in Python – Computerphile

Laziness is a virtue – well, in programming anyway! Professor Thorsten Altenkirch on how you can use the ‘yield’ to compute certain things “on demand” To Infinity & Beyond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnRNiE_OVWA Python Sudoku Solver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_UYXzGuqvM&t=9s https://www.facebook.com/computerphile Tweets by computer_phile This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: https://bit.ly/nottscomputer […]

Project Adhikaar | Michelle Shah | TEDxYouth@JNIS

Michelle Shah is a doctor and the founder of Project Adhikaar. She aims to educate and inspire, but most importantly empower underprivileged adolescent girls by giving them the skills required to be economically and socially independent in the 21st century. Through her talk she aims to normalise the conversations of inequality towards the girl child […]

5 needs that any COVID-19 response should meet | Kwame Owusu-Kesse

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Crisis interventions often focus on a single aspect of a big, complicated problem, failing to address the broader social and economic context. Kwame Owusu-Kesse describes how the Harlem Children’s Zone is taking a more holistic approach to the […]

Experience is the New Currency | Andreas Diantoro | TEDxYouth@SWA

Andreas is an Information Technology veteran who has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Before becoming the President Director of Microsoft for Indonesia in 2012, he was the Managing Director of Dell for Asia, where he was responsible for services in 23 countries. Now as the Managing Director for PT. SAP Indonesia, […]

The Scientific Pursuit of Doing the Right Things | Dehua (David) Zhu | TEDxSchuleSchlossSalem

Based at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich), Dehua Zhu works at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) on the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment. His current work involves the search for heavy neutral leptons, which are possibly produced during proton collisions in the Large Hadron Collider. Furthermore, during his years of leading […]

The World’s Most Expensive Shrimp ($10k)

Check out Brilliant (and get 20% off) here: https://brilliant.org/MinuteEarth/ Some aquarium hobbyists will pay $10,000 or more for a single shrimp because of the rarity of their colors or patterns. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about this topic, start your googling with these keywords: Chromatophores: pigment-containing cells in the deeper layers of the skin […]

Is the weather becoming more extreme? – R. Saravanan

Explore the differences between weather and climate – what they are, how we predict them, and what those predictions can tell us. — From 2016 to 2019, the world saw record-breaking heat waves, rampant wildfires, and the longest run of category 5 tropical cyclones on record. The number of extreme weather events has been increasing […]

Do Storks Deliver Babies? – Numberphile

Author and economist Tim Harford talking statistics – more from this interview at https://youtu.be/NOTN2FsdUHQ More video links & book stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ Buy Tim’s new book “How To Make The World Add Up” (SIGNED COPIES at no extra cost) from Maths Gear: http://bit.ly/World_Add_Up Tim Harford books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3lbt2vt And Tim’s own […]