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Ted

How Roller Coasters Affect Us

How Roller Coasters Affect Us

While roller coasters offer up plenty of thrills, a whole lot of engineering goes into making them safe enough to not snap our necks or make us pass out. TEDEd looks at the impact that these rides can have on our bodies, and how coaster safety has improved over the years.

The Science of Skin

The Science of Skin

Most of us already knew that skin was the largest organ in our bodies. But that’s just scratching the epidermis. TEDEd explains how skin works, and a few of the many functions that our outermost layers serve to keep us alive and functioning.

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How Does Anesthesia Work?

How Does Anesthesia Work?

If you’ve ever had surgery, you know the strange sensation of counting backwards, then basically remembering until you wake up in recovery. TED-Ed explains the science behind modern anesthesia, and how they keep you from moving, feeling pain, or forming memories.

Microorganisms Make Foods Tasty

Microorganisms Make Foods Tasty

TED-Ed’s Erez Garty explains why bread is fluffy, vinegar is sour, wine is tasty, and Swiss cheese has holes in it. Yes, many of the foods that we enjoy are made that way because of tiny microorganisms and bacteria that create wonderfully yummy by-products.

Ted 2 (Trailer 2)

Ted 2 (Trailer 2)

(PG-13: Language) A more accurate preview of the lewd living teddy bear’s new adventure. Watch Ted invent lyrics for the Law & Order theme song, ruin Red Lobster and be horrified by Mark Wahlberg’s perversions.

Ted 2 (Trailer)

Ted 2 (Trailer)

Thunder Buddies assemble! Seth McFarlane and Mark Wahlberg return for more politically incorrect stuffed animal antics, as Ted settles down with Tammy-Lynn. We’re more than a little bummed to not see Mila Kunis though.

The Chemistry of Cookies

The Chemistry of Cookies

We love warm chocolate chip cookies. But have you ever taken time out to understand what’s going on inside your oven while they’re baking? TED-Ed schools us on the science behind cookies. We’re setting our ovens to 356° from now on.

The Operating System of Life

The Operating System of Life

George Zaidan and Charles Morton teach us about biochemistry using a tiny robot factory which illustrates how all living organisms are created from the same basic building blocks. View the full lesson here. Animation by Pew36.

Bohemian Ukulele

Bohemian Ukulele

It may be a few years old, but we just had to share this performance from a 2010 TED session with musician Jake Shimabukuro. It starts out mellow, but Jake quickly pulls us in with his hypnotic uke skills. Hear more from Jake here.

How Much Does a Video Weigh?

How Much Does a Video Weigh?

Michael Stevens of Vsauce fame speaks to an audience for TEDEducation, yet again teaching us something we never knew we needed to know – and providing a little insight into the popularity of his YouTube channel.

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