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A Symphony for Cats

Felines aren't keen on human music, so scientists created special songs for them.<p>Have you ever tried grooving with your cat to some song, only to have your feline friend shake you off? Perhaps your pet is apathetic about music. Typical.<p>But new research shows that cats <i>do</i> enjoy music; just not the …

Inspiration porn and the objectification of disability: Stella Young at TEDxSydney 2014

Building a Culture of Innovation: Don Buckley at TEDxNYED

Pixar: The math behind the movies - Tony DeRose

The folks at Pixar are widely known as some of the world's best storytellers and animators. They are perhaps less recognized as some of the most …

Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

#AERA14 Slides

I presented as part of a session titled "Looking Inward as a Critical Pathway to Teaching Excellence" at the Annual Meeting of the American …

Lies, damned lies and statistics (about TEDTalks)

My daughter, Malala

Pakistani educator Ziauddin Yousafzai reminds the world of a simple truth that many don't want to hear: Women and men deserve equal opportunities for …

To create for the ages, let's combine art and engineering

When Bran Ferren was just 9, his parents took him to see the Pantheon in Rome — and it changed everything. In that moment, he began to understand how …

Talk by Google research scientist Dr. Daniel Russell

Why good hackers make good citizens

Hacking is about more than mischief-making or political subversion. As Catherine Bracy describes in this spirited talk, it can be just as much a …

Mexico City

Feats of memory anyone can do | Joshua Foer

Be More. PBS.

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

14 TED Talks on how your brain works

Your brain is a 3-pound blob of nervous tissue -- that can create, invent and understand beauty. These talks explore the workings of your magnificent …

TEDxAsheville - Jonathan Schenker - School Mods: Gaming the Educational System

Can Online Gaming be Educational? Lewis Tachau at TEDxStudioCityED

TEDxYouth@Singapore - Dr. Ashley Tan - Injecting Games Into Education

Tom Chatfield: 7 ways video games engage the brain (ted.com)

TEDxBerlin - Gabe Zichermann - "Changing the Game in Education"

TEDxManitoba - Rick Van Eck - The Gaming of Educational Transformation

Education and Identity: Steven Tejada at TEDxSpenceSchool

Math class needs a makeover

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than …

Mathematics

Where does creativity hide?

Hemingway Helps You Analyze Your Writing

In my previous post about curating the web I mentioned that I rarely Google to find new-to-me sites and apps. One of the places that I do search is …

How to separate fact and fiction online

By the end of this talk, there will be 864 more hours of video on YouTube and 2.5 million more photos on Facebook and Instagram. So how do we sort …

Statue of Liberty

The Myth of Average: Todd Rose at TEDxSonomaCounty

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the …

The Brain

Peter Donnelly: How stats fool juries