This Is the World’s Deadliest Color

A TED-Ed mini-documentary explains the history of poison pigments.


Here's Your Daily Video Reminder That We're Tiny and Insignificant

A new animated video shows that it would take 7.5 million people laid head-to-toe to wrap around planet Earth—and that's just a drop in the bucket.


Vrse to Drop "VR" Name, Opts to Look 'Within'

We chat with Chris Milk about raising over $12 million to take this baby medium beyond "virtual reality."


How the New 'Office' Spinoff Will Destroy Ricky Gervais's Comedic Legacy

Is it the curse of the auteur or the byproduct of success that means comedy greats like Gervais and Seth MacFarlane are hell-bent on breaking what they made?


The New X Prize Will Award $5 Million for Innovation in Artificial Intelligence

Teams will be asked to pick their own challenge in AI to address.


Meet the Young Animator Channeling Studio Ghibli in Pakistan

We spoke to self-taught musician-turned animation visionary Usman Riaz about the internet and bringing hand animation to Pakistan.


How Beer Made from Leftover Bread Could Help End Global Food Waste

Toast Ale is the first British beer to be made with bread that would otherwise be sent to landfills. “We want to start a global movement of using bread to make beer,” says creator and food activist Tristram Stuart.


Saving the Ocean with Underwater Artwork

Watch underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor's TED Talk about how a sculpture garden is changing the world.


Watch a Surreal Rap Video from Sierra Leone

When two TED fellows get together, they can make something truly different.


A Brief History of Creative Borrowing

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” –Pablo Picasso


Abdul Abdullah Photographs the Isolation of Australian Islam [Exclusive Interview]

"What I don’t want to do is elicit sympathy. Fuck sympathy."


Watch Oliver Sacks’ 2009 TED Talk on Hallucinations in the Blind

The recently departed neurologist discusses the surreal affliction of Charles Bonnet syndrome.