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  • 07:42 Magnetic Micro-Robots

    Magnetic Micro-Robots

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    Tiny robots activated by magnetic fields may be used in future biomedical procedures. Start listening to Audible with a 30-day trial and your first audiobook, plus two Audible Originals free when you go to http://audible.com/veritasium or text veritasium

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  • 05:15 How do fish make electricity? - Eleanor Nelsen

    How do fish make electricity? - Eleanor Nelsen

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-do-fish-make-electricity-eleanor-nelsen Nearly 350 species of fish have specialized anatomical structures that generate and detect electrical signal

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  • 06:07 What is the universe expanding into? - Sajan Saini

    What is the universe expanding into? - Sajan Saini

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    Join TED-Ed's Student Program: http://bit.ly/2Nps4NW View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/universe-expansion-sajan-saini The universe began in a Big Bang nearly fourteen billion years ago, and has been expanding ever since. But how does the univer

  • 04:38 The Cambodian myth of lightning, thunder, and rain - Prumsodun Ok

    The Cambodian myth of lightning, thunder, and rain - Prumsodun Ok

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-cambodian-myth-of-lightning-thunder-and-rain-prumsodum-ok "Moni Mekhala Ream Eyso" is the most sacred dance drama in Cambodia. It is performed every

  • 04:34 A day in the life of an ancient Egyptian doctor - Elizabeth Cox

    A day in the life of an ancient Egyptian doctor - Elizabeth Cox

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ancient-egyptian-doctor-elizabeth-cox It’s another sweltering morning in Memphis, Egypt. As the sunlight brightens the Nile, Pes

  • 05:12 Why is Aristophanes called "The Father of Comedy"? - Mark Robinson

    Why is Aristophanes called "The Father of Comedy"? - Mark Robinson

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    Learn more about TED's Student Talks program here: http://bit.ly/2MUY1KK View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-is-aristophanes-called-the-father-of-comedy-mark-robinson Aristophanes, often referred to as the Father of Comedy, wrote the world’s

  • 04:48 Popular Why do we sweat? - John Murnan

    Why do we sweat? - John Murnan

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-we-sweat-john-murnan There are a number of scenarios that can make us sweat–including exercise, eating spicy foods, and nervousness. But how does

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  • 04:35 Is fire a solid, a liquid, or a gas? - Elizabeth Cox

    Is fire a solid, a liquid, or a gas? - Elizabeth Cox

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/is-fire-a-solid-a-liquid-or-a-gas-elizabeth-cox Sitting around a campfire, you can feel its heat, smell the woody smoke, and hear it crackle. If you get

  • 05:20 Can you solve the giant cat army riddle? - Dan Finkel

    Can you solve the giant cat army riddle? - Dan Finkel

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    Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd/ Sign up to be emailed the solution to the bonus riddle: https://brilliant.org/tededm2s3/ The villainous Dr. Schrödinger has developed a growth ray and intends to create an army of giant cats to

  • 04:39 Can you solve the multiplying rabbits riddle? - Alex Gendler

    Can you solve the multiplying rabbits riddle? - Alex Gendler

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    Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-multiplying-rabbits-riddle-alex-gendler After years of experiments, you’ve finally created the pets of the

  • 04:24 The truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - Helen M. Farrell

    The truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) - Helen M. Farrell

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    Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-truth-about-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-helen-m-farrell In 1982, a young nurse was suffering from severe, unrelenting

  • 04:56 Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? - Scott Peeples

    Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? - Scott Peeples

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/edgar-allan-poe-scott-peeples The prisoner strapped under a descending pendulum blade. A raven who refuses to leave the narrator’s chamber. A beating he

  • 04:43 Why should you read "A Midsummer Night's Dream"? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read "A Midsummer Night's Dream"? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-a-midsummer-night-s-dream-iseult-gillespie By the light of the moon, a group sneaks into the woods, where they take mind-altering su

  • 05:12 History through the eyes of a chicken - Chris A. Kniesly

    History through the eyes of a chicken - Chris A. Kniesly

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/history-through-the-eyes-of-a-chicken-chris-a-kniesly The Ancient Egyptian king Thutmose III described the chicken as a marvelous foreign bird that “giv

  • 05:49 Can you solve the cheating royal riddle? - Dan Katz

    Can you solve the cheating royal riddle? - Dan Katz

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    Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd/--Youre the chief advisor to an eccentric king who needs to declare his successor. He wants his heir to be good at arithmetic, lucky, and above all else, honest. So hes devised a competition to

  • 04:59 Game theory challenge: Can you predict human behavior? - Lucas Husted

    Game theory challenge: Can you predict human behavior? - Lucas Husted

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    Solve this classic game theory challenge: given integers from 0 to 100, what would the whole number closest to of the average of all numbers guessed be?--Given a range of integers from 0 to 100, what would the whole number closest to 2/3 of the average of

  • 05:05 How do viruses jump from animals to humans? - Ben Longdon

    How do viruses jump from animals to humans? - Ben Longdon

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    Discover the science of how viruses can jump from one species to another and the deadly epidemics that can result from these pathogens.--At a Maryland country fair in 2017, farmers reported feverish hogs with inflamed eyes and running snouts. While farmer

  • 04:48 A day in the life of a Cossack warrior - Alex Gendler

    A day in the life of a Cossack warrior - Alex Gendler

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    Join the Cossack soldier Stepan as he tries to keep order in the battalion and help his people regain their independence. --The year is 1676, and a treaty has officially ended hostilities between the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and the Ottoman Empire.

  • 05:11 The meaning of life according to Simone de Beauvoir - Iseult Gillespie

    The meaning of life according to Simone de Beauvoir - Iseult Gillespie

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    Explore the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir, the author of The Second Sex and existentialist philosopher who influenced early feminist theory. --At the age of 21, Simone de Beauvoir became the youngest person to take the philosophy exams at Frances m

  • 04:37 The lovable (and lethal) sea lion - Claire Simeone

    The lovable (and lethal) sea lion - Claire Simeone

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    Plunge into the oceans depths to take a closer look at the sea lions hunting skills, and to learn more about how climate change is affecting its habitat. --Sunning themselves on rocks or waddling awkwardly across the beach, its easy to think of sea lions

  • 05:18 Are all of your memories real? - Daniel L. Schacter

    Are all of your memories real? - Daniel L. Schacter

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    Dig into the psychology of how memories are susceptible to false information and why we shouldnt treat them as truth.--In a 1990s study, participants recalled getting lost in a shopping mall as children. Some shared these memories in vivid detail, but the

  • 05:07 Can a black hole be destroyed? - Fabio Pacucci

    Can a black hole be destroyed? - Fabio Pacucci

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    Are black holes indestructible? Explore the theory of Hawking radiation, a process that could lead a black hole to gradually lose mass and evaporate. -- Black holes are among the most destructive objects in the universe. Anything that gets too close to a

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  • 04:15 The Egyptian myth of the death of Osiris - Alex Gendler

    The Egyptian myth of the death of Osiris - Alex Gendler

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    Dig into the Egyptian myth of Osiris, trapped by his brother, the warrior god Set, in a coffin and tossed into the Nile to die. --Long jealous of his older brother Osiris, the god who ruled all of Egypt, the warrior god Set plotted to overthrow him. Hosti

  • 05:38 How the world's longest underwater tunnel was built - Alex Gendler

    How the world's longest underwater tunnel was built - Alex Gendler

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    Discover how the English Channel Tunnel was built and the engineering challenges of building a 200 kilometer long tunnel underwater.--Flanked by two powerful nations, the English Channel has long been one of the worlds most important maritime passages. Ye

  • 05:09 Why should you read "Hamlet"? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read "Hamlet"? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Explore William Shakespeares classic tragedy, Hamlet, a play about conspiracy, deception and the tragic consequences of indecision.--Whos there? Whispered in the dark, this question begins a tale of conspiracy, deception and moral ambiguity. And in a play

  • 05:01 The wicked wit of Jane Austen - Iseult Gillespie

    The wicked wit of Jane Austen - Iseult Gillespie

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    English novelist Jane Austen’s beloved works, like “Pride and Prejudice,” explored the dependence of women on marriage in British high society. -- Whether she’s describing bickering families, quiet declarations of love, or juicy gossip, Jane Austen’s writ

  • 05:04 Can you solve the dragon jousting riddle? - Alex Gendler

    Can you solve the dragon jousting riddle? - Alex Gendler

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    Practice more problem-solving at https://brilliant.org/TedEd/ -- After years of war, the worlds kingdoms have come to an agreement. Every five years, teams representing the elves, goblins, and treefolk will compete in a grand tournament of dragon jousting

  • 04:51 Popular The accident that changed the world - Allison Ramsey and Mary Staicu

    The accident that changed the world - Allison Ramsey and Mary Staicu

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    Learn how Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, and how the antibiotic has changed medicine and the treatment of infections. --In 1928, scientist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab and found something unexpected: a colony of mold growing on a Petri

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  • 05:06 Why doesnt the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over? - Alex Gendler

    Why doesnt the Leaning Tower of Pisa fall over? - Alex Gendler

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    Dig into the 800 year history and architecture of the Leaning Tower of Pisa and find out what gives the tower its infamous tilt. --In 1990, the Italian government enlisted top engineers to stabilize Pisas famous Leaning Tower. Thered been many attempts du

  • 04:14 Notes of a native son: the world according to James Baldwin - Christina Greer

    Notes of a native son: the world according to James Baldwin - Christina Greer

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    James Baldwin was an American novelist and social critic whose essays in “Notes of a Native Son” explored race, sex and class distinctions. -- In the 1960s, the FBI amassed almost 2,000 documents in an investigation into one of America’s most celebrated m

  • 06:02 What yoga does to your body and brain - Krishna Sudhir

    What yoga does to your body and brain - Krishna Sudhir

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    Explore the ancient tradition of yoga, and discover how its blend of physical and mental exercise impacts your health.--There are many different approaches to modern yoga though most forms have three core elements: physical postures, breathing exercises,

  • 06:10 The dark history of IQ tests - Stefan C. Dombrowski

    The dark history of IQ tests - Stefan C. Dombrowski

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    Explore the history of IQ tests; how they measure a persons intelligence and the ways they have been used to justify scientifically baseless ideologies. --In 1905, psychologists Alfred Binet and Thodore Simon designed a test for children who were struggli

  • 04:07 Why do animals form swarms? - Maria R. D'Orsogna

    Why do animals form swarms? - Maria R. D'Orsogna

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-do-animals-form-swarms-maria-r-d-orsogna When many individual organisms come together and move as one entity, that’s a swarm. From a handful of bird

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  • 04:54 What is phantom traffic and why is it ruining your life? - Benjamin Seibold

    What is phantom traffic and why is it ruining your life? - Benjamin Seibold

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    Download a free audiobook version of "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry" and support TED-Ed's nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/collections/ted-ed-book-recommendations/produc

  • 05:10 Why should you read Dantes Divine Comedy? - Sheila Marie Orfano

    Why should you read Dantes Divine Comedy? - Sheila Marie Orfano

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    Explore Dante Alighieris epic poem, Divine Comedy, a 3-part narrative that follows Dantes journey for salvation through Hell.--Abandon all hope, ye who enter here Inscribed above the Gate of Hell, this prophecy sets into motion an epic journey for salvati

  • 08:01 How to biohack your cells to fight cancer - Greg Foot

    How to biohack your cells to fight cancer - Greg Foot

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    Check out the science of biohacking, where biologists go into a patient’s genetic code and reprogram their immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells. -- The human body is made up of about 30 trillion cells that carry a code which has been duplicat

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  • 05:02 A day in the life of an ancient Athenian - Robert Garland

    A day in the life of an ancient Athenian - Robert Garland

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-day-in-the-life-of-an-ancient-athenian-robert-garland It’s 427 BCE, and the worst internal conflict ever to occur in the ancient Greek world is in its

  • 05:17 Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie

    Why should you read Charles Dickens? - Iseult Gillespie

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    Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/why-should-you-read-charles-dickens-iseult-gillespie The starving orphan seeking a second helping of gruel. The spinster wasting away in her tattered we


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