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What Everyday Objects Tell Us About the Universe
What Everyday Objects Tell Us About the Universe

Why your reflection is a matter of chance, or how to fit everything that ever existed on a USB stick.

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Popular Science, Digitized
Popular Science, Digitized

137 years of human curiosity, or what lawnmowers have to do with nuclear detectives in China.

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Brain-picking CurrentTV’s Max Lugavere & Jason Silva
Brain-picking CurrentTV’s Max Lugavere & Jason Silva

The art of wow, transcendent interconnectedness, and why science is a creative lubricant.

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Infoviz Education: Animated Visualizations for Kids
Infoviz Education: Animated Visualizations for Kids

Helium, carbon, and what Little Red Riding Hood has to do with malnutrition in Africa.

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Duelity: Earth’s Story, Split Down the Middle
Duelity: Earth’s Story, Split Down the Middle

Darwin vs. the General Organization of Development labs, or why truth comes in pairs.

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Highlights from TED 2010: Day Two
Highlights from TED 2010: Day Two

Suspended animation, augmented reality, and what sheep’s knuckles have to do with the future of cultural problem-solving.

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