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How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman

How to take a picture of a black hole | Katie Bouman

At the heart of the Milky Way, there’s a supermassive black hole that feeds off a spinning disk of hot gas, sucking up anything that ventures too close — even light. We can’t see it, but its event horizon casts a shadow, and an image of that shadow could help answer some important questions about[...]

The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

The magic of Fibonacci numbers | Arthur Benjamin

Math is logical, functional and just … awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!)

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and[...]

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban

Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages[...]

Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved | Esther Perel

Rethinking infidelity … a talk for anyone who has ever loved | Esther Perel

Infidelity is the ultimate betrayal. But does it have to be? Relationship therapist Esther Perel examines why people cheat, and unpacks why affairs are so traumatic: because they threaten our emotional security. In infidelity, she sees something unexpected — an expression of longing and loss. A must-watch for anyone who has ever cheated or been[...]

A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar … | Maz Jobrani

A Saudi, an Indian and an Iranian walk into a Qatari bar … | Maz Jobrani

Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani takes to the TEDxSummit stage in Doha, Qatar to take on serious issues in the Middle East — like how many kisses to give when saying “Hi,” and what not to say on an American airplane.

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A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

A simple way to break a bad habit | Judson Brewer

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? Psychiatrist Judson Brewer studies the relationship between mindfulness and addiction — from smoking to overeating to all those other things we do even though we know they’re bad for us. Learn more about the mechanism of habit development and discover a simple but profound[...]