The ancient, earth-friendly wisdom of Mongolian nomads | Khulan Batkhuyag

Visit http://TED.com to get our entire library of TED Talks, transcripts, translations, personalized talk recommendations and more. There’s a lot we can learn from Mongolian nomads about how to survive in the years to come, says environmental activist Khulan Batkhuyag. Taking us on a journey through the country’s stunning rural landscape, she shows how Mongolian […]

Amazon’s climate pledge to be net-zero by 2040 | Dave Clark and Kara Hurst

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. In 2019, Amazon signed the Climate Pledge, a commitment to become a net-zero carbon business by 2040. Dave Clark, Amazon’s chief of consumer retail, and Kara Hurst, head of the company’s sustainability efforts, sit down with entrepreneur and activist Lindsay Levin to discuss how the company is planning […]

It’s pronounced GIF.

Is there a “right” way to pronounce it? And why is it so complicated? • Written with Molly Ruhl and Gretchen McCulloch. Gretchen’s podcast has an episode all about this: https://lingthusiasm.com/post/180153994181/lingthusiasm-episode-26-why-do-c-and-g-come-in Gretchen’s book BECAUSE INTERNET, all about the evolution of internet language, is available: 🇺🇸 US: https://amzn.to/30tLpjT 🇨🇦 CA: https://amzn.to/2JsTYWH 🇬🇧 UK: https://amzn.to/31K8eRD (Those are […]

This Mutant Super-Enzyme Can Eat Plastic Waste Within Days

Researchers have re-engineered a plastic-eating enzyme to degrade plastic bottles within days — and it might be ready to start eating our trash as soon as next year. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com The impacts of plastic pollution continue to be felt worldwide as […]

Animal Melodies: 5 of Nature’s Sweetest Singers

Humans are known to carry a tune, but we’re hardly the only animals that sing. In fact we’ve got five of nature’s finest singers, and what makes them so unique. 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 […]

Explosive Bat in Slow Motion Ft. Stuff Made Here – Smarter Every Day 245

Check out https://www.kiwico.com/smarter to get your first month free! Check out Shane’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puo6Vgcbxps Click here if you’re interested in subscribing: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2SED ⇊ Click below for more links! ⇊ How to get a Smarter Every Day / Trash Pandas baseball: https://www.smartereveryday.com/baseball Mad Batter Video: Shane’s Original Video which made me reach out: Supersonic Baseball […]

The race to a zero-emission world starts now | António Guterres

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. “If we don’t act now on climate change, this coming century may be one of humanity’s last,” says António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations. As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, Guterres urges us to use this moment to rebuild with ambitious climate action in mind […]

Reptiles’ Breathing Hack Helped Birds Dominate the Air

Go to http://Brilliant.org/SciShow to try their Physics of the Everyday course. The first 200 subscribers get 20% off an annual Premium subscription. When we breathe out, we empty our lungs. But an ancient reptile figured out a more efficient way to breathe, which ultimately helped birds dominate the skies. Hosted by: Hank Green SciShow has […]

The global movement to restore nature’s biodiversity | Thomas Crowther

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. Biodiversity is the key to life on Earth and reviving our damaged planet, says ecologist Thomas Crowther. Sharing the inside story of his headline-making research on reforestation, which led to the UN’s viral Trillion Trees Campaign, Crowther introduces Restor: an expansive, informative platform built to enable anyone, anywhere […]

The Antibacterial Benefits of Wasp Venom

This week, scientists turned to an unlikely source to try to solve the problem of antibiotic resistance, and got a peek at the lifestyle of some of the very first mammals… by studying their teeth. Hosted by: Michael Aranda SciShow has a spinoff podcast! It’s called SciShow Tangents. Check it out at http://www.scishowtangents.org ———- Support […]

Can Pregnancy Tests Help Beat The Pandemic?

Thanks to OIST for sponsoring this video. To learn more, visit https://admissions.oist.jp/ The lab-on-a-stick that lets us know if we’re pregnant is a genius bit of technology that can be used to quickly determine everything from whether there are nuts in our chocolate to whether we have COVID. LEARN MORE ************** To learn more about […]

The Inner Work of Racial Justice | Rhonda Magee | TEDxMarin

Illuminating a path each of us can follow to a life filled with far greater racial awareness, connection, and joy. Rhonda V. Magee (M.A. Sociology, J.D.) is Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and is an internationally-recognized thought and practice leader focused on integrating Mindfulness into Higher Education, Law and Social Justice. […]

How Epigenetics Works And Can Improve Your Health | Jana Sremanakova | TEDxFulwood

NOTE FROM TED: While some viewers might find this talk helpful as a complementary approach, please do not look to this for medical advice. This talk only represents the speaker’s personal interpretation of epigenetics. TEDx events are independently organized by volunteers. The guidelines we give TEDx organizers are described in more detail here: http://storage.ted.com/tedx/manuals/tedx_content_guidelines.pdf When […]

OK Boomers, it’s time to grow up | Sven Steinmo | TEDxCU

Sven Steinmo is worried about the legacies his generation are leaving for young people today. He asks, “How did America go from being the ‘Land of Opportunity,’ to a county of so much uncertainty, so much inequality and so much fear,  —- in just one generation?”  His TEDxCU talk explains why we’re losing the American Dream […]

The Body Language Of Self-Confidence | Stefan Verra | TEDxMedUniGraz

#JoinTheCountdown How do you want to be seen by others? How to present yourself in a self-confident and not arrogant way? According to Stefan Verra, everyone can change his or her body language in three simple steps that will have an enormous impact on the person opposite. Click on the video below, to find out […]

Predictive Technologies | Rebekka Aigner-Carmichael & Robert Reihs | TEDxMedUniGraz

#JoinTheCountdown What are predictive technologies? In what areas of our daily life do we already use this technology? What are the bright and the dark sides of it? Meet Rebekka Aigner-Carmichael and Robert Reihs with their TEDxMedUniGraz 2020 Talk: “Predictive Technologies – Your Next Unwelcome Houseguest?” (Recorded on 21.09.2020) Rebekka Aigner is a doctoral candidate […]

How The Corona Crisis Helped Us Find New Intergenerational Discourse | Tristan Horx | TEDxMedUniGraz

#JoinTheCountdown OK Boomer! Hello Doomer! How are different generations interacting and communicating with one another and how did the corona crisis change this? What was the feeling our society had at the moment of corona lockdown? How can we stop dividing the world into boomers and doomers? What is the acceleration of deceleration? Watch Tristan […]

Make your actions on climate reflect your words | Severn Cullis-Suzuki

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. “History has shown us that in moments of crisis, society can truly transform,” says environmental educator Severn Cullis-Suzuki. Nearly 30 years ago, at just 12 years old, she spoke at the UN’s Earth Summit in hopes of reversing the planet’s slide into ecological disaster. Some at the summit […]

Belgian Mystery Number

Can you solve this problem asked to 14 and 15 year olds in the Belgian Mathematical Olympiad? 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 […]

The Mystery of Saturn’s Giant Hexagonal Storm May Soon Be Solved

Saturn’s hexagonal storm has been raging for decades for reasons unknown… until now. » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com Saturn has a giant 18,000-mile, hexagon-shaped cloud storm that could comfortably fit two Earths inside it, and since its discovery, the mysterious hexagon has left scientists […]

“Home to You” / “Don’t Kill My Vibe” | Sigrid

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. In front of a stunning forest lake, singer-songwriter Sigrid invites us to listen to uplifting vocals, warm guitar strums and delicate melodies as she performs her songs “Don’t Kill My Vibe” and “Home to You.” This performance was part of the Countdown Global Launch on 10.10.2020. (Watch the […]

¿Innovando ó Regresando a Nuestras Raíces? | Érica Valencia | TEDxColegioHebreoTarbut

Érica valencia enseña cómo podemos ser coherentes con el entorno para lograr tener una mejor calidad de vida. Durante su plática, alienta a encontrar un balance social ambiental y económico que esté ligado al bienestar y propósito de los seres humanos. Apasionada de la sustentabilidad y restauración ambiental. Le gusta encontrar nuevas maneras en que […]

The rise and fall of history’s first empire – Soraya Field Fiorio

Discover history’s first empire: Sumer, located in Mesopotamia, which built the world’s first cities and created the first writing system. — History’s first empire rose out of a hot, dry landscape, without rainfall to nourish crops, without trees or stones for building. In spite of all this, its inhabitants built the world’s first cities, with […]

Business Can Play a Profitable Role in Combating Climate Change, with Andrew Winston

Watch the newest video from Big Think: https://bigth.ink/NewVideo Join Big Think Edge for exclusive videos: https://bigth.ink/Edge ———————————————————————————- ———————————————————————————- ABOUT BIG THINK: Smarter Faster™ Big Think is the leading source of expert-driven, actionable, educational content — with thousands of videos, featuring experts ranging from Bill Clinton to Bill Nye, we help you get smarter, faster. S​ubscribe […]

Circular Motion – Physics 101 / AP Physics 1 Review with Dianna Cowern

Lesson 7 (Circular Motion) of Dianna’s Intro Physics Class on Physics Girl. Never taken physics before? Want to learn the basics of physics? Need an AP Physics 1 review before the exam? This course is for you! Exercises in this video: Problem1: You have a one kilogram ball on a two meter long string. You […]

Invest in Trust, Realize the Returns | Marissa Muller | TEDxPepperdineUniversity

In her talk, “Invest in Trust, Realize the Returns: Lessons from a 3,276-mile journey,” Marissa Muller, Global Product Marketing Lead at Tesla, shares how a solo coast-to-coast journey on a solar-powered bike taught her to trust in herself, trust in others, and allow others to trust her. Her experience reveals that when you tune into […]

The Real Reason You Hallucinate

Hallucinations explain where your consciousness comes from. Sidenote Podcast: https://bit.ly/3drQwZV Join our mailing list: https://bit.ly/34fWU27 Your brain is a complex organ that makes you…YOU! Your consciousness is controlled by a variety of molecules and receptors in your brain which are studied while hallucinating. New research places participants in an fMRI machine to study their brains […]

How the next president could change policing | 2020 Election

What the candidates can (and can’t) do about police reform. What do you wish the presidential candidates would talk about? http://vox.com/ElectionVideos Police reform is a major issue in the 2020 election, yet it’s also one of the issues the president has little control over. Police are primarily funded and managed by local governments instead of […]

10 years to transform the future of humanity — or destabilize the planet | Johan Rockström

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. “For the first time, we are forced to consider the real risk of destabilizing the entire planet,” says climate impact scholar Johan Rockström. In a talk backed by vivid animations of the climate crisis, he shows how nine out of the 15 big biophysical systems that regulate the […]

Why Is Florida Releasing 750 Million GMO Mosquitoes?

The U.S. EPA recently gave the green light to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in the Florida Keys. Why are they doing this, and what are the potential risks? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com In May 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave […]

What the Wright Brothers Should Actually Be Famous For

For the pioneers of human aviation, one of the trickiest problems was figuring out how to steer the early craft. Then, the Wright Brothers changed everything by using bike parts and watching birds. 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 […]

To the Stratosphere! | Russ Van Der Werff | TEDxSiouxFalls

This is a story about how a technology you didn’t know existed, based on an idea that sounds ridiculous on paper, might just save you from a global catastrophe you probably didn’t know you needed to be worried about. Interested? Good. Let’s talk about balloons… . This talk was given at a TEDx event using […]

We’ll save the world through education! | Valeria Cagnina Francesco Baldassarre | TEDxFoggia

Siamo un’utopia reale: un luogo in cui tutti, bambini, ragazzi ed adulti, possono finalmente avventurarsi nel processo educativo con il sorriso sulle labbra e la gioia nel cuore, sentendosi liberi di esprimere loro stessi, di scoprire le loro passioni e di vivere i loro sogni. Un luogo magico dove l’impossibile diventa … possibile! Valeria Cagnina, […]

How robots made this food commercial look effortless

Creating the perfect food commercial isn’t just a matter of great styling and a mouth-watering dish. Sometimes, you need a robot. Steve Giralt is a “visual engineer.” Check out his Instagram for more: https://www.instagram.com/stevegiralt/?hl=en Or explore his website as he starts working on educational content about his work: https://www.thegaragelearning.com/ Giralt began his career as a […]

This NASA Spacecraft Could Unveil the Origins of Life

NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission is ready for its long-awaited touchdown on asteroid Bennu. What will its samples reveal? » Subscribe to Seeker! http://bit.ly/subscribeseeker » Watch more Elements! http://bit.ly/ElementsPlaylist » Visit our shop at http://shop.seeker.com NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, and Security-Regolith Explorer, or OSIRIS-REx, was launched approximately 4 years ago in September […]

Europe’s plan to become the first carbon-neutral continent | Ursula von der Leyen

Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com. With the ambitious goal of becoming the first carbon-neutral continent by 2050, the European Union has committed to creating a greener world for future generations. In this bold talk, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, details the challenges and opportunities that come with transitioning an […]

These Horrifying Sea Slugs Smell Like Watermelon Candies

These fun looking sea slugs have a few unique features, not the least of which is the fact that they defend themselves by smelling like watermelon candies. 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 […]

Can you solve the riddle and escape Hades? – Dan Finkel

Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd/ — The underworld is overcrowded, and Zeus has ordered Hades to let some spirits out. Hades arranges all the souls of the dead in a line before Cerberus. When one of his three heads bites down on the soul in front of it, they’ll get returned to the land of […]

Facebook’s Code Checker – Computerphile

Millions of lines of code – how do you keep them bug free? Facebook’s Professor Peter O’Hearn talks us through “Infer” their code checker which dallies with the idea of undecidability. EXTRA BITS: https://youtu.be/7rYr6EQS7Co Turing & The Halting Problem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=macM_MtS_w4 How Turing Machines Work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNRDvLACg5Q https://www.facebook.com/computerphile Tweets by computer_phile This video was filmed and edited […]

From Essays to Coding, This New A.I. Can Write Anything

Sign up to Morning Brew for free today here: http://cen.yt/morningbrewcoldfusion2 — About ColdFusion — ColdFusion is an Australian based online media company independently run by Dagogo Altraide since 2009. Topics cover anything in science, technology, history and business in a calm and relaxed environment. GPT-3 certainly is something. ColdFusion Merch: INTERNATIONAL: https://store.coldfusioncollective.com/ AUSTRALIA: https://shop.coldfusioncollective.com/ If […]