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The life cycle of a neutron star – TED ed

The life cycle of a neutron star by David Lunney. About once every century, a massive star somewhere in our galaxy runs out of fuel. This happens after millions of years of heat and pressure have fused the star’s hydrogen…

Are we running out of clean water? – TED ed

Are we running out of clean water? by Balsher Singh Sidhu (TED ed). From space, our planet appears to be more ocean than Earth. But despite the water covering 71% of the planet’s surface, more than half the world’s population…

The dangerous race for the South Pole – TED ed

The dangerous race for the South Pole by Elizabeth Leane (TED ed). Roald Amundsen had spent nearly two years preparing his Arctic expedition. He had secured funding from the Norwegian Crown and hand-picked a trusted crew. He’d even received the…

Can you survive nuclear fallout? TED ed

Can you survive nuclear fallout? by Brooke Buddemeier and Jessica S. Wieder (TED ed). The full scope of a nuclear detonation is almost unimaginable. Hopefully, no one will ever experience another of these catastrophic incidents. But there is a scientifically…

What is a butt tuba and why is it in medieval art – TED ed

What is a butt tuba and why is it in medieval art by Michelle Brown (TED ed). A rabbit attempts to play a church organ, while a knight fights a giant snail and a naked man blows a trumpet with…

Can animals be deceptive? TED ed

Can animals be deceptive? by Eldridge Adams (TED ed). A male firefly glows above a field on a summer’s night, emitting a series of enticing flashes. He hopes a nearby female will respond with her own lightshow and mate with…

A day in the life of a Mongolian queen – TED ed

A day in the life of a Mongolian queen by Anne F. Broadbridge (TED ed). As dawn breaks over a moveable city of ten thousand yurts, Queen Boraqchin is in for a rude awakening. A rogue sheep has slipped past…

How do ocean currents work? -TED ed

How do ocean currents work? by Jennifer Verduin (TED ed). In 1992, a cargo ship carrying bath toys got caught in a storm. Shipping containers washed overboard, and the waves swept 28,000 rubber ducks and other toys into the North…

The wild world of flesh-eating plants – TED ed

The wild world of flesh-eating plants by Kenny Coogan (TED ed). Little do they know it, but these six creatures are each about to experience a very unusual death. One-by-one, they will fall prey to the remarkable, predatory antics of……

What “Machiavellian” really means? Ted ed Transcript text

What “Machiavellian” really means? Ted ed Transcript text? From Shakespeare’s plays to modern TV dramas, the unscrupulous schemer for whom the ends always justify the means has become a familiar character type we love to hate. So familiar, in fact,…