Ted

deadly colors

This Is the World’s Deadliest Color

A TED-Ed mini-documentary explains the history of poison pigments.
Nathaniel Ainley
5.23.17
Animation

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.
Beckett Mufson
2.21.17
Film

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."
Beckett Mufson
6.16.16
Stuff

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?
Joe Bish
3.17.16
News

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.
Jordan Pearson
2.17.16
Film

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.
Beckett Mufson
2.15.16
beer

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.
Laura Martin
1.26.16
Art

Saving the Ocean with Underwater Artwork

Watch underwater sculptor Jason deCaires Taylor's TED Talk about how a sculpture garden is changing the world.
Beckett Mufson
1.22.16
Film

Watch a Surreal Rap Video from Sierra Leone

When two TED fellows get together, they can make something truly different.
Beckett Mufson
1.21.16
Music

A Brief History of Creative Borrowing

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” –Pablo Picasso
Nathaniel Ainley
9.16.15
Art

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

"What I don’t want to do is elicit sympathy. Fuck sympathy."
Beckett Mufson
9.9.15
video

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

The recently departed neurologist discusses the surreal affliction of Charles Bonnet syndrome.
Rachel Pick
8.31.15
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