Archive for month: April, 2017

Photos: the most beautiful bacteria you’ll ever see

Synthetic biologist Tal Danino manipulates microorganisms in his lab to create eye-catching, colorful patterns. Here’s a look at the process he uses to turn “Oh, yuck” into “Oh, wow.” Synthetic biologist Tal Danino washes his hands constantly, one of the [...]

How much do you know about the women who shaped modern physics?

Theoretical physicist (and TED Fellow) Shohini Ghose has two great passions: physics, and advocating for gender equity in the sciences. “There are still relatively few women in physics — and the higher up the ladder in academia or industry you [...]

How to protect your online privacy

At the American Civil Liberties Union, privacy researcher Christopher Soghoian (TED Talk: How to avoid surveillance … with the phone in your pocket) spends much of his time thinking about how individuals can protect themselves from spying. Last year, he recorded a Facebook Live [...]

5 of our favorite TED-Ed Lessons written by #WomenInSTEM

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! Around the world, there are many excellent role models — both male and female! — for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math. Here are 5 of our favorite TED-Ed Lessons [...]

How to become a dinosaur hunter

Like many kids, German-Moroccan paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim nursed a fascination for dinosaurs from a young age. The difference is, he grew up and actually found one. Ibrahim vividly remembers learning about Spinosaurus, a massive aquatic dinosaur whose only known bones were destroyed [...]

Asha de Vos meets a puppet of herself

Blue whale researcher and TED Senior Fellow Asha de Vos unveiled her TED-Ed lesson today on the TED Fellows stage. The video — “Why are blue whales so enormous?” — stars a puppet version of de Vos, which she had [...]

Lessons from TED2013 and TEDActive 2013

We’ll be updating the blog all week with lessons created by TED2013 and TEDActive 2013 attendees. Alex Dainis: Caffeine!! – Bite Sci-zed