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94%AnimationDec 2015

TED-Ed - Why the octopus brain is so extraordinary

(4:16) Octopuses have the ability to solve puzzles, learn through observation, and even use tools - just like humans.

92%AnimationDec 2012

The evolution of English

(5:05) Why do the phrases "a hearty welcome" and "a cordial reception" evoke such different images when they basically mean the same thing? The answer is fascinating in this compressed, action-packed history of the English language.


92%AnimationDec 2012

Solving the puzzle of the periodic table

(4:19) Eric Rosado narrates the story of the periodic table, a chart of the chemical elements arranged by atomic number.

88%AnimationSep 2012

How to think about gravity

(4:44) Did you know that when you fall down, the Earth falls up to meet you?


88%AnimationDec 2015

The ethical dilemma of self-driving cars

(4:15) Self-driving cars are already cruising the streets today, but how should they be programmed for unavoidable accidents?


88%AnimationDec 2015

Understanding power, so you can be a good citizen

(7:01) Every day, we move through systems of power that other people made. But do you understand power?

87%AnimationFeb 2014

TED-Ed - What is the universe made of?

(4:05) The atoms around you, and the ones that you are made from, have existed for billions of years - mostly originating from the core of a star.

87%AnimationDec 2015

Do elephants really never forget?

(5:22) The more we learn about elephants, the more they live up to John Donne's description, "nature's great masterpiece".

86%AnimationMar 2014

TED-Ed - Why are the oceans constantly moving?

(5:20) Educator Sasha Wright explains the physics behind the constant motion of the oceans.

82%AnimationDec 2015

John Lloyd's Inventory of the Invisible

(8:47) Stunning animation of John Lloyd's TEDTalk from 2009, which will make you question what you actually know.