The case for curiosity-driven research | Suzie Sheehy

Seemingly pointless scientific research can lead to extraordinary discoveries, says physicist Suzie Sheehy. In a talk and tech demo, she shows how many of our modern technologies are tied to centuries-old, curiosity-driven experiments — and makes the case for investing in more to arrive at a deeper understanding of the world.

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The Truth About Football

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Football is good, old-fashioned fun. However, this fun does cause degenerative brain disease.

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Football is good, old-fashioned fun. However, this fun does cause degenerative brain disease.

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Is war between China and the US inevitable? | Graham Allison

Taking lessons from a historical pattern called “Thucydides’s Trap,” political scientist Graham Allison shows why a rising China and a dominant United States could be headed towards a violent collision no one wants — and how we can summon the common sense and courage to avoid it.

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Emu War – OverSimplified (Mini-Wars #4)

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What’s the Best Use of a Time Machine?

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The genius of the London Tube Map | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

Design legend Michael Bierut tells the story of the accidental success of one of the most famous maps in the world — the London Tube Map.

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How the hyperlink changed everything | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

The hyperlink is the LEGO block of the internet. Here’s the bizarre history of how it came to be, as told by user experience master Margaret Gould Stewart.

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How the progress bar keeps you sane | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

The progress bar makes waiting more exciting… and mitigates our fear of death. Journalist Daniel Engber explores how it came into existence.

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The hidden ways stairs shape your life | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

Stairs don’t just get you from point A to point B. Architect David Rockwell explains how they shape your movement — and your feelings.

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The 3,000-year history of the hoodie | Small Thing Big Idea, a TED series

The hoodie is a lot more than just a comfy sweatshirt. Design curator Paola Antonelli takes us through its history.

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