How virtual reality can create social change | Rosie Wright | TEDxCambridgeUniversity

Think VR is just for games? Think again! Rosie Wright will show you how VR’s unique combination of affordances lets us tell new stories to tackle social problems differently – and what we must do to use its power responsibly. Rosie Wright has dedicated her career to developing tech for social good; from improving development […]

Engineering Plants That Fertilize Themselves to Save the World

This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates, inspired by his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Find out more here: Humans have relied on fertilizers to grow their plants for thousands of years. But the production of synthetic fertilizers also requires an immense amount of energy that comes primarily from […]

The Levine Sequence – Numberphile

Neil Sloane from the OEIS has another number sequence which escalates quickly. More links & stuff in full description below ↓↓↓ More videos with Neil Sloane: Levine’s sequence on the OEIS: Neil is the founder and keeper of the The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences: Numberphile Podcast: Unmade Podcast: Numberphile […]

The electrical blueprints that orchestrate life | Michael Levin

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. DNA isn’t the only builder in the biological world — there’s also a mysterious bioelectric layer directing cells to work together to grow organs, systems and bodies, says biologist Michael Levin. Sharing unforgettable and groundbreaking footage of two-headed […]

Could a Toothpaste Sandwich Brush Your Teeth?

The first 1000 people to use this link will get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership: Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video. Every time you squirt minty toothpaste onto the synthetic bristles of a toothbrush and scrub them back and forth across your teeth, a question burns in your brain: Could a […]

5 Creepiest Missing 411 Cases | Matthew Santoro

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The MAGNETIC WORM MYSTERY – Smarter Every Day 253

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3 imperatives for leaders during COVID-19 | Linda Hill | Big Think Edge

Facing the New Normal: 3 Imperatives for Leadership in the Time of Coronavirus with Linda Hill Moderated by Big Think co-founder and CEO Victoria Montgomery-Brown ———————————————————————————- COVID-19 is unlike anything we’ve experienced before. How is it forcing us to rethink what it means to be the boss? In this Big Think Live session, Harvard Business […]

Reclaiming the art of living well – and why our future depends on it | Inez Aponte | TEDxStroud

The birth of her son led Inez to think about new ways of creating a fairer society. In this talk, she describes the work of Manfred Max-Neef, the founder of Barefoot Economics. Inez Aponte is a facilitator, educator and consultant in the Human Scale Development Approach, working with individuals and communities seeking to improve their […]

The myth of bringing your full, authentic self to work | Jodi-Ann Burey

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. Calls for authenticity at work ask for passionate people with diverse, fresh perspectives who challenge old ways of thinking. But too often workplace culture fails to support the authenticity of professionals of color and other underrepresented groups, leading […]

We Use Black Holes to Study Tectonic Plates

The ground under our feet is constantly moving, and to measure these movements, researchers have turned to an unlikely helper: quasars that are millions of light-years away. Hosted by: Stefan Chin SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: […]

A brief history of the devil – Brian A. Pavlac

Download a free audiobook version of “Devil in the White City” and support TED-Ed’s nonprofit mission: — Satan, the beast crunching sinners’ bones. Lucifer, the fallen angel. Mephistopheles, the trickster striking deals. These three divergent devils are all based on Satan of the Old Testament. But unlike any of these literary devils, the Satan […]

Early Unix Computer Games – Computerphile

Games like rogue were revolutionary for terminal based Unix systems – Dr Julian Onions on some of the tricks they used. 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

The Science of Relationships | Marisa T. Cohen | TEDxFergusonLibrary

This talk explores a shift from experiencing heartache to using relationship science to better understand and learn from it. This incredible science has implications for our everyday lives and can help us reflect on the important relationships from our past and implement useful skills to strengthen and deepen our future connections. Dr. Marisa T. Cohen […]

How Racist Am I?

This is a difficult question to ask yourself. But recent events and an increasing amount of research has shown just how much racial bias impacts our world. Before we can start the work of dismantling systemic racism, we have to first understand our own biases. Glad You Asked host Cleo Abram explores if we can […]

How AI is Tracking Illegal Fishing From Space

This fugitive ship got away with stealing millions of fish for years. Inside how experts are using AI to fight illegal fishing on a massive scale. » Subscribe to Seeker! » Watch more Wild Crime! » Visit our shop at OceanMind does not endorse the blowing up of vessels. This action is […]

Redefining Climate Change Denial | Patrick Belmont | TEDxUSU

Climate change denial has historically been defined as the overt refusal to accept the scientific understanding that climate change is happening, humans are causing it, and that it will have bad, to catastrophic, consequences for humans and the ecosystems upon which we depend. But as that viewpoint has become untenable in the face of overwhelming […]

How to achieve ambitious and challenging things | RSA Events

There is no secret formula for success, but what if there was a pattern you could follow to help you accomplish your goals? Certain features of accomplishment are universal: it might not be an exact science, but if you look at the successes of others there are definite patterns. Sir Michael Barber has spent many […]

The Difference Between High Explosives and Low Explosives

I didn’t even realise that “low explosives” were a thing; let’s talk about deflagration, detonation, and how high explosives can actually be safer. • Thanks to Steve from Live Action FX: Filmed safely: Camera: Simon Temple Edited by Michelle Martin: I’m at on Twitter at on Facebook at […]

My mother’s final wish — and the right to die with dignity | Elaine Fong

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. After a terminal cancer diagnosis upended 12 years of remission, all Elaine Fong’s mother wanted was a peaceful end of life. What she received instead became a fight for the right to decide when. Fong shares the heart-rending […]

Scientists Find Our World Could Be Ruled By Secret Patterns | A Natural Code

Scientists are using Alan Turing’s theory about patterns to grasp a better understanding of nature’s hidden design; from tracking migrating birds, to conserving whale sharks across the world. » Subscribe to Seeker! » Visit our shop at » Catch up on Seeker Indie! This is a short wildlife documentary about the fascinating […]

5 Ways Biology Is Transforming Buildings

This video was created in partnership with Bill Gates, inspired by his new book “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster.” Find out more here: Throughout history humans have come up with lots of different ways to build shelters for themselves. But sometimes, inspiration for better construction materials comes from nature, in structures you might […]

NASA’s Future Telescopes Will Float at the Edge of Space

NASA wants a new type of space telescope. A team of scientists and engineers at NASA are developing ways to send ultra cold and ultra large balloon telescopes to the edge of space, which could open up a brand new way of seeing the cosmos. »Subscribe to Seeker! »Watch more Focal Point | […]

Only 6% Solved This

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Ghost Crabs Take Stomach Growling to a Whole New Level

Go to to try out Brilliant’s Daily Challenges. Sign up now and get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. You think your tummy rumbles? Meet the ghost crab — it growls using teeth inside its stomach, and not because it’s feeling peckish! Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow […]

Why You Believe Lies You Hear More Often | Derek Thompson

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We May Have Been Wrong About the Origin of Life

Life crawled out of the oceans onto land, right? New research suggests that this popular theory could be wrong. » Subscribe to Seeker! » Watch more Elements! » Visit our shop at We’ve had the idea that life began in the oceans since the 1920s, when it was first put forward. This […]

The Only Certainty Is Uncertainty Itself | Gene Nasser | TEDxEdisonHighSchool

Dr. Gene Nasser is a history teacher at Edison High School. With a PhD in philosophy, he is passionate about stoicism, the ancient Roman concept of focusing on the present rather than dwelling on the past. In this talk, Dr. Nasser reminds us of the benefits of stoicism, considering the mental stress of the pandemic. […]

Re-thinking our Intuitions on Enhancement | Jennifer Guiho | TEDxQueensU

NOTE FROM TED: The medications described in this talk lack sufficient scientific evidence for the field of moral enhancement. This talk only represents the speaker’s personal theories. We’ve flagged this talk because it falls outside the content guidelines TED gives TEDx organizers. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers […]

How compassion could save your strained relationships | Betty Hart

Visit to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. When personal relationships and ideological differences collide, the result can lead to strained relations — or even years of silence and distance. Actor Betty Hart offers an alternative to cold shoulders and haughty hellos: compassion, and a chance […]

Metric Paper & Everything in the Universe

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Big Breakthrough in Artificial Wombs | SciShow News

A new experimental design that can sustain mouse embryos outside the uterus means that soon, we may be able to watch mammalian embryo development in real time. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: […]

Tackling Dementia with AI Powered Eye Care | Siegfried Wagner | TEDxLondonBusinessSchool

Dementia has become the no.1 cause of death in the UK, however, around 50% of cases are astonishingly left undiagnosed, due to the insufficient traditional diagnosis process. Siegfried Wagner, an ophthalmologist at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, has been working on this AlzEye research project, which attempts to use the eye as a window through […]

How to become relevant in a crowded marketplace | Michel Laporte Godorn | TEDxMalmö

How do you become relevant in a crowded marketplace? That is a question that every entrepreneur and startup needs to ask themselves. The entrepreneurial landscape changed dramatically back in 2006. From being a game of financial muscles to a competition of imagination and creativity due to social media platforms and of course – the smartphone. […]

The Mistake that Created the World. | Sophia Zweegers | TEDxYouth@ISMonaco

Sophia Zweegers discusses how mistakes can not only be world-changing events, but also events that can affect us very personally. Hello my name is Sophia. I attend the International School of Monaco at the class 6C. I am half dutch and half Moroccan. I speak 3 languages which are French, English and dutch. I really […]

Do we really need wear make up? | Enkhchimeg Batulzii | TEDxDarkhan

There is a common misconception surrounding women who wear makeup in Mongolia. Whether they do wear it or not, makeup surely helps a woman’s self-esteem which in turn translates into a better outlook on life. From the average gal wearing everyday office makeup to professionals doing stage makeup the key to mastering it all is […]