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How do your brains process speech?

The average 20 year old knows between 27,000 and 52,000 different words. By age 60, that number averages between 35,000 and 56,000. Spoken out loud, most of these words last less than a second. So with every word, the brain…

How does the Rorschach inkblot test work? TED ed

How does the Rorschach inkblot test work? by Damion Searls (TED ed). Take a look at this image below. What might this be? A frightening monster? Two friendly bears? Or something else entirely? For nearly a century, ten inkblots like…

The historic women’s suffrage march on Washington – Michelle Mehrtens

The historic women’s suffrage march on Washington by Michelle Mehrtens (TED ed transcript). On March 3, 1913, protesters parted for the woman in white: dressed in a flowing cape and sitting astride a white horse, the activist Inez Milholland was…

Why should you read Sylvia Plath? – Iseult Gillespie

Why should you read Sylvia Plath? by Iseult Gillespie (TED ed Transcript). “From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked… but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I…

A brief history of dogs – TED ed Transcript

A brief history of dogs by David Ian Howe (TED ed Transcript). Since their emergence over 200,000 years ago, modern humans have established homes and communities all over the planet. But they didn’t do it alone. Whatever corner of the…

Why are earthquakes so hard to predict? TED ed Transcript

Why are earthquakes so hard to predict? by Jean-Baptiste P. Koehl (TED ed Transcript). In 132 CE, Chinese polymath Zhang Heng presented the Han court with his latest invention. This large vase, he claimed, could tell them whenever an earthquake…

Who’s Frida Kahlo? The woman behind the legend

Who is Frida Kahlo? The woman behind the legend . In 1925, Frida Kahlo was on her way home from school in Mexico City when the bus she was riding collided with a streetcar. She suffered near-fatal injuries to her…

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,…

What are those floaty things in your eye? Ted ed Transcript text English

What are those floaty things in your eye? (Ted ed Transcript text). Have you ever noticed something swimming in your field of vision? It may look like a tiny worm or a transparent blob, and whenever you try to get…

Can you solve the bridge riddle? Ted ed Transcript text

Can you solve the bridge riddle? (Ted ed Transcript text) by Alex Gendler. Taking that internship in a remote mountain lab might not have been the best idea. Pulling that lever with the skull symbol just to see what it…