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News

Disavowed ‘Power Pose’ Paper Illustrates Science’s Reproducibility Problem

What happens when junk science makes it into the mainstream?
Jordan Pearson
9.26.16
thump news

Someone Gave a TED Talk About the Science Behind Dubstep

Even if that wobble isn't your favorite sound, this introduction to its mechanics is pretty interesting.
Alexander Iadarola
8.22.16
Bill Cosby

[Exclusive] Fat Albert: A Modern Trojan Horse?

Sanford Biggers’ 'Subjective Cosmology' solo show explores race and identity. We've got the exclusive trailer for 'Shatter,' the third in a series of video art pieces, which makes its debut with the exhibition.
Antwaun Sargent
8.16.16
Film

Get Stoked on Skater Rodney Mullen's Feelings on Failure

The skateboard pioneer's words come to life in Spanish filmmaker and illustrator Antoni Sendra's third installment of 'Bulletproof Thoughts.'
Anthony Pappalardo
5.22.16
Music

Learn the Physics of Jazz with Stephon Alexander And Rioux

Feel the cosmic energy between the scientist and artist.
Zach Sokol
5.15.16
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
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
Portland

How Portland’s Thai Food Queen Turned a Cart from Craigslist into an Empire

Nong Poonsukwattana found her first food cart in 2009 off an anonymous Craigslist ad. Today, her burgeoning food empire is a Portland staple. But it is hard to believe that all of that buzz comes from just one dish: chicken and rice.
Brent Crane
5.1.15
Film

Can Virtual Reality Make Us More Human?

Filmmaker and futurist Chris Milk explains VR's potential to change the world, in a newly released TED Talk.
Beckett Mufson
4.22.15
Art

Is It A Rabbit Or A Duck? Here's Why Optical Illusions Trick Us

This animated video explains why your brain takes short cuts to construct a visual world on the fly.
Zach Sokol
8.12.14
Film

Explore The Hidden Math Behind Your Favorite Pixar Movies

The TEDEd talk from Pixar Senior Research Scientist Tony Derose explores how math made 'Monsters, Inc.'
Emerson Rosenthal
4.25.14
Film

Timelapses Of Microscopic Nature, In All Its Stunning (And Disgusting) Glory

Louie Schwartzberg's recent TED Talk gets really up-close-and-personal with nature (we're talking snail tongues...)
Zach Sokol
4.10.14
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