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How do cigarettes affect the body? – TED ed

How do cigarettes affect the body? by Krishna Sudhir (TED ed). Cigarettes aren’t good for us. That’s hardly news–we’ve known about the dangers of smoking for decades. But how exactly do cigarettes harm us? Let’s look at what happens as…

What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared? – TED ed

What would happen if every human suddenly disappeared? by Dan Kwartler (TED ed). Human beings are everywhere. With settlements on every continent, we can be found in the most isolated corners of Earth’s jungles, oceans, and tundras. Our impact is…

Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? – TED ed

Why should you read Edgar Allan Poe? by Scott Peeples (TED ed). A high forehead topped by disheveled black hair, a sickly pallor, and a look of deep intelligence and deeper exhaustion in his dark, sunken eyes. Edgar Allan Poe’s…

Could the Earth be swallowed by a black hole? – TED ed

Could the Earth be swallowed by a black hole? by Fabio Pacucci (TED ed). From asteroids capable of destroying entire species, to gamma-ray bursts and supernovae that could exterminate life on Earth, outer space has no shortage of forces that…

The myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits – TED ed

The myth of Hercules: 12 labors in 8-bits by Alex Gendler (TED ed). Hercules, son of Zeus and champion of humankind, gazed in horror as he realized he had just committed the most unspeakable crime imaginable. The goddess Hera, who…

The “End of History” Illusion – TED ed

The “End of History” Illusion by Bence Nanay (TED ed). When trains began to shuttle people across the coutryside, many insisted they would never replace horses. Less than a century later, people repeated that same prediction about cars, telephones, radio,…

What’s a smartphone made of? – TED ed

What’s a smartphone made of? by Kim Preshoff (TED ed). As of 2018, there are around 2.5 billion smartphone users in the world. If we broke open all their newest phones, which are just a fraction of the total that’ve…

Inside the killer whale matriarchy – TED ed

Inside the killer whale matriarchy by Darren Croft (TED ed). Off the rugged coast of the pacific northwest, pods of killer whales inhabit the frigid waters. Each family is able to survive here thanks mainly to one member, its most…

Important things babies are trying to tell you!

These are Important things babies are trying to tell you by Bright Side. Every parent knows the first year with a baby is both challenging and exciting. Your baby cries all the time, goes ‘neh!’, grabs their ears, and you…

11 Strange natural phenomena you’ve never heard before

The article about 11 Strange natural phenomena. Tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, floods, tsunamis, fires… And then, just when you think you’ve seen it all, nature presents you with another startling phenomenon. Imagine seeing a tornado combined with a powerful…