Where Minotaurs Come From.
Minding my own business.
Dreams VS Reality.
News Anchors Fails of 2011.
Tasty Burger. Classic Samuel Jackson.
Just a flesh wound.
Bring out your dead!
From Full Metal Jacket.
Bob & Tom at it again.
This is hilarious.
I believe the medical term for this is headupassitis.
Texting gone bad.
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- Jim Simons: A rare interview with the mathematician who cracked Wall StreetJim Simons was a mathematician and cryptographer who realized: the complex math he used to break codes could help explain patterns in the world of finance. Billions later, he’s working to support the next generation of math teachers and scholars. TED’s Chris Anderson sits down with Simons to talk about his extraordinary life in numbers. […]
- Jamie Bartlett: How the mysterious dark net is going mainstreamThere’s a parallel Internet you may not have run across yet -- accessed by a special browser and home to a freewheeling collection of sites for everything from anonymous activism to illicit activities. Jamie Bartlett reports from the dark net. […]
- Elizabeth Nyamayaro: An invitation to men who want a better world for womenAround the world, women still struggle for equality in basic matters like access to education, equal pay and the right to vote. But how to enlist everyone, men and women, as allies for change? Meet Elizabeth Nyamayaro, head of UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, which has created more than 2.4 billion social media conversations about a more equal world. She invi […]
- Wendy Freedman: This new telescope might show us the beginning of the universeWhen and how did the universe begin? A global group of astronomers wants to answer that question by peering as far back in time as a large new telescope will let us see. Wendy Freedman headed the creation of the Giant Magellan Telescope, under construction in South America; at TEDGlobal in Rio, she shares a bold vision of the discoveries about our universe t […]
- Yves Morieux: How too many rules at work keep you from getting things doneModern work -- from waiting tables to crunching numbers to designing products -- is about solving brand-new problems every day, flexibly and collaboratively. But as Yves Morieux shows in this insightful talk, too often, an overload of rules, processes and metrics keeps us from doing our best work together. Meet the new frontier of productivity: cooperation. […]
- Robin Murphy: These robots come to the rescue after a disasterWhen disaster strikes, who's first on the scene? More and more, it’s a robot. In her lab, Robin Murphy builds robots that fly, tunnel, swim and crawl through disaster scenes, helping firefighters and rescue workers save more lives safely -- and help communities return to normal up to three years faster. […]
- Seth Berkley: The troubling reason why vaccines are made too late ... if they’re made at allIt seems like we wait for a disastrous disease outbreak before we get serious about making a vaccine for it. Seth Berkley lays out the market realities and unbalanced risks behind why we aren't making vaccines for the world's biggest diseases. […]
- Jim Al-Khalili: How quantum biology might explain life’s biggest questionsHow does a robin know to fly south? The answer might be weirder than you think: Quantum physics may be involved. Jim Al-Khalili rounds up the extremely new, extremely strange world of quantum biology, where something Einstein once called “spooky action at a distance” helps birds navigate, and quantum effects might explain the origin of life itself. […]
- Dustin Yellin: A journey through the mind of an artistDustin Yellin makes mesmerizing artwork that tells complex, myth-inspired stories. How did he develop his style? In this disarming talk, he shares the journey of an artist -- starting from age 8 -- and his idiosyncratic way of thinking and seeing. Follow the path that leads him up to his latest major work (or two). […]
- Christopher Soghoian: How to avoid surveillance ... with the phone in your pocketWho is listening in on your phone calls? On a landline, it could be anyone, says privacy activist Christopher Soghoian, because surveillance backdoors are built into the phone system by default, to allow governments to listen in. But then again, so could a foreign intelligence service ... or a criminal. Which is why, says Soghoian, some tech companies are re […]
- Veteran, 3-Year-Old Girl From Iconic Katrina Image To Finally Reunite September 3, 2015It's been a long time coming, but a veteran will finally reunite with a girl he rescued during Hurricane Katrina. Master Sgt. Michael Maroney was photographed receiving a big hug from then-3-year-old LeShay Brown, after he rescued her during the devastating storm, ABC News reported. The Air Force veteran had been searching for her for years but didn […]
- Technology and Topspin: Will Connected Tennis Harness the Crowd? September 3, 2015Tennis could be witnessing one the most important technological evolutions in its history: connected tennis. The new digital connection and associated apps allows players with a connected tennis device such as Babolat Play ($249), Sony's Smart Tennis Sensor ($200) and this week's release of the Babolat Pop Wristband ($90) to import, share, and anal […]
- FIFA, the Video Game: A Major Vehicle for Soccer's Popularization in the United States September 3, 2015On June 26, 2014, in a World Cup game at the Arena Amazonia Manaus in Manaus, Brazil, the United States Men's National Soccer team found itself at a crucial juncture. Having already picked up three points with a win over Ghana a few days prior, the Americans were looking to get themselves another win and inch a little bit closer to advancing to the elim […]
- The Tech Under Bitcoin Could Verify Your Real Estate Records Online September 3, 2015The electronic currency Bitcoin works because of encryption and a blockchain -- a widely accessible, distributed record of everyone who has created, accessed or altered a given file. Bitcoin's blockchain tracks who has had each Bitcoin, verifies its authenticity, and so on. This technology, however, has much broader applications. As governments move to […]
- Wearable Technologies: Sci-Fi Novels Gone Awry? September 3, 2015My introduction to wearable technology was at the Thiel Summit almost a year ago. In a workshop about wearable tech, I met a man who had self inserted chips into the crevice between his thumb and index finger. The purpose of this surgery? To be able to open his bedroom door without a key and yet have it securely locked when he is not around. Firstly, the tho […]
- Steve Jobs Unmasked ... Finally September 3, 2015I've never understood this blind, ignorant and glazed-eye adoration of Steve Jobs. People who don't know him, have never met him and have little understanding of what havoc he's wreaked on ordinary people, then endlessly compare him to Thomas Edison, Nikola Tesla and the other seminal inventors in human history. Steve Jobs never invented anyth […]
- Wim Wenders Wants You To Give 3D Cinema A Chance September 3, 2015Wim Wenders is a name that signals an immediate flow of love and admiration from cinephiles and road movie fans. From the road films that defined much of his career, including 1975's "Alice in the Cities" and Palme d'Or winner "Paris, Texas," to his most revered masterpiece, 1984's "Wings of Desire," to documentar […]
- Heartbreaking Photographs Show How We're Ruining The Pacific Ocean September 3, 2015Mankind dumps millions of tons of plastic into our oceans every year. An ambitious project slated to begin in the next decade will help eliminate existing waste by collecting trash in specific regions of the Pacific -- but it's vital for the rest of us to enact sustainable solutions if we want to avoid creating the same problem all over again. That said […]
- This Company's Chips Are Already In Your House. IBM Wants To Connect Them To The Internet. September 3, 2015Look around your house. Chances are, there's a computer chip based on the architecture of Advanced RISC Machines in it somewhere. As of June 2015, over 11 billion processors based on the British chipmaker's latest design have shipped. ARM processors are in smart televisions, high-end refrigerators, home security systems, garage doors, smartwatches, […]
- Like This Post! My Self-Worth Depends on It September 3, 2015This morning I ran into a sad friend. She'd spent the previous evening with a couple of fabulous couples, all strappy sandals and flowery dresses and lively stories about lovely children. Their fabulousness all seemed so effortless, my friend said. None had spent a moment arguing with a sullen high school junior over his essential savagery. None had scr […]