Posts Tagged ‘TED-Ed’

Elephants never forget

June 13, 2022

It’s true, elephants never forget. Their intelligence makes them some of the most social, creative, and benevolent creatures on Earth. A TED-Ed video by Alex Gendler, narrated by Pen-Pen Chen, and animated by Avi Ofer.

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Where Conspiracy Theories Can Come From

March 16, 2022

Why do we see misleading patterns? PatrickJMT describes Ramsey theory, which states that given enough elements in a set or structure, some interesting pattern among them, of some kind, is guaranteed to emerge. The key to some of the more kabbalistic conspiracy theories we’ve seen in the past few years.

A TED-Ed video directed by Aaron, Sean & Mathias Studios, narrated by Addison Anderson, with music by Manuel Borda.

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The History of Electric Cars

March 7, 2022

By the end of the 19th century, 38% of American cars were electric. But early car batteries were expensive and inefficient, and the vehicles were twice the price of a gas-powered car. Enter the cheap Model T, and goodbye electric autos. Now that gas-powered cars have warmed the climate, can the market for electric cars heat up again? A TED-Ed video by Daniel Sperling and Gil Tal, narrated by Jack Cutmore-Scott, and animated by Lobster Studio.

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America’s Exclusion Act

August 30, 2021

The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 suspended Chinese immigration to the U.S. and blocked Chinese immigrants from citizenship. Robert Chang explains in this TED-Ed video, directed by Mohammad Babakoohi and Yijia Cao.

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Towards Better Naps

August 6, 2021

How long should your naps be? Sara C. Mednick explains. A TED-Ed video directed by Qian Shi.

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Why the Netherlands isn’t underwater

August 5, 2021

The Netherlands would be underwater, if not for the Delta Works. A TED-Ed video by Stefan Al, animated by Jody Ghani Nordby.

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Rasputin

November 27, 2020

Who was Grigori Yefimovich Rasputin? Eden Girma explores the history of the “Mad Monk.” A TED-Ed video animated by Luisa Copetti.

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Why the Leaning Tower of Pisa doesn’t fall over

February 12, 2020

The city of Pisa’s name comes from a Greek term meaning “marshy land,” so you can guess why its famous tower tilts. A TED-ed video explainer by Alex Gendler.

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The history of the world according to cats

January 28, 2020

“The history of the world according to cats,” a TED-Ed video by by Eva-Maria Geigl, dircted and animated by Chintis Lundgren.

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Anonymous, LLC

January 20, 2020

Exposing anonymous companies could cut down on crime, but the firms and governments that help disguise their ownership (looking at you, Delaware) and the wealthy who claim to need them are blocking efforts at disclosure. a TED-Ed video by Global Witness, animated by Kozmonot Animation Studio.

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