Why We Don’t Really Want to be Nice
Being ‘nice’ sounds a bit eerie and strange. It shouldn’t really.
Explore cave paintings in this 360° animated cave – Iseult Gillespie
The paintings of our ancestors have been preserved in caves all over the world; the oldest we’ve found were made up to 40,000 years ago. What do these images tell us about the ancient human mind and the lives of their creators? In this special 360° TED-Ed animation, explore an ancient cave and its surroundings as Iseult Gillespie shares a brief history of cave paintings.
Is It Better to Be Polite or Frank?
We live in an age that thinks highly of frankness and directness. But there are – nevertheless – a few reasons why politeness remains a hugely important quality.
Ocean Defense Kid | Connor Berryhill // 60 Second Docs
Connor Berryhill was only 5 years old when an underwater encounter with an endangered monk seal set him on a path to take care of the world’s most vulnerable creatures. Now 11, he’s taken his small-scale activism big and started his own nonprofit, MicroActivist. Their mission: to connect youth with projects to protect the ocean — and save our planet’s oceans and seas.
Why You Shouldn’t Trust Your Feelings
It can be very hard to detect just how much our judgement is constantly affected by our feelings. We should – at points – take care to be very sceptical of our first impulses.
Wheelchair Water Park | Morgan’s Wonderland // 60 Second Docs
At Inspiration Island, a wheelchair water park in Morgan’s Wonderland of San Antonio, Texas, kids are invited to have fun in a safe environment that caters to children with disabilities. On a family vacation in 2005, Gordon and Maddie Hartman saw how hard it was for children to connect with their daughter, who has special needs. So they decided to build a park just for children like her. Here, rides are custom-built to accommodate wheelchairs and inclusion is celebrated. So far, over a million guests from around the world have paid this one-of-a-kind park a visit.
GoPro HERO6: This Is the Moment in 4K
Live the moment. Capture the moment. Share the moment. HERO6 is here, and the moment is now.
How We Lie to Ourselves
We are masters at knowing how to lie to ourselves. We pay a heavy price for this self-deception.
Binging with Babish: Curb Your Enthusiasm Special
Larry David fluctuates wildly between flagrantly eschewing and rigorously enforcing cultural mores, all of which frequently revolve around food. Slow ice cream orderers, religiously forbidden chicken, caviar entitlement – they’re all fodder for Larry’s machinations of social upheaval. Just don’t eat the man’s shrimp.
Gun Scare At School
It started and was going just like any normal day in high school – until Serena was in English class that is, and things went wrong in a hurry, and in a big way.
How Do Helicopters Fly Without Wings?
Engineering tons of metal to fly straight up is no easy feat. Here’s how helicopter blades make vertical flight a reality.
Why is it so hard to cure cancer? – Kyuson Yun
We’ve harnessed electricity, sequenced the human genome, and eradicated smallpox. But after billions of dollars in research, we haven’t found a solution for a disease that affects more than 14 million people and their families at any given time. Why is it so difficult to cure cancer? Kyuson Yun explains the challenges.
One Shot Could Provide All the Vaccines You’ll Ever Need
Hate needles? Researchers may have found a way to combine all the vaccines you’ll ever need into a single shot. Here’s how it works.
Why Is The Universe So Empty? (ft. PHD Comics!)
Why is the universe organized the way it is? And why is it so empty? From planets and stars to superclusters and galactic filaments, the universe’s largest structures formed because of its smallest. In this special collaboration with PHD Comics, we’ll learn how the earliest, quantumest blips seeded the structure of everything everywhere.