Posts Tagged ‘TED-Ed’

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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A brie(f) history of cheese

December 19, 2019

“A brie(f) history of cheese,” a TED-Ed video by Paul S. Kindstedt, directed and animated by Charlotte Cambon.

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Sustainable Aquaculture

October 17, 2019

Restorative ocean farming could play a vital role in helping our coastal communities, our oceans and our climate. A TED-Ed video by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D. and Megan Davis, directed by Biljana Labovic, and animated by Elsa Esteban, Marcos González, and Yuki Kijima.

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The History of Cheese

June 3, 2019

Paul Kindstedt looks at the history of cheesemaking over the last 10000 years. A TED-Ed video directed and animated by Charlotte Cambon. Narrator: Addison Anderson.

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Confident Idiots

May 6, 2019

The Dunning–Kruger Effect is a cognitive bias in which people of low ability mistakenly assess their cognitive ability as greater than it is. They are ignorant of their own ignorance.

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How does your body know you’re full?

January 23, 2019

“How does your body know you’re full?”, a TED-Ed video by Hilary Coller. Animation by Oleh Shcherba.

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How does your immune system work?

July 5, 2018

How does your immune system work? a TED-Ed video by Emma Bryce, animated by Cabong Studios.

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The Physics of Swan Lake’s Spinning Ballerina

December 4, 2017

The ballerina portraying Swan Lake‘s enchantress Odile must execute 32 fouetté turns seamlessly, without pause. How does she do that? Physics. A TED-Ed lesson by Arleen Sugano and Andrew Laws; animation by Dancing Line Productions.

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“Swan Lake,’ and Its 32 Fouettés,” Alastair Macaulay, New York Times

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