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Watch This Dancer Perform a Flawlessly Choreographed Routine With a Giant Robotic Arm

Taiwanese dancer Huang Yi also happens to be a talented engineer and inventor. The two disciplines don’t seem like they’d naturally go together, but Yi recently gave a TED Talk performance where he danced alongside a perfectly choreographed Kuka robotic arm that he programmed himself. Read More >>

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Things Uber CEO Travis Kalanick May Have Said in His TED Talk Today

Yesterday in Vancouver, mind orgy headquarters TED welcomed Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to the stage to talk at TED2016, the latest in its annual series of events. Did he talk about the logo? Did he talk about how cities are bringing him down? What did he say? You could wait a few months for the video — or you could take these people’s words for it. Read More >>

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Amazing Trees Produce 40 Different Types of Fruit

When Sam Van Aken found out that a New York state orchard, with varieties of stone fruit 200 years old, was about to be abandoned in 2008, he bought it to save those species and to experiment: grafting from the existing trees he created the magical Tree of 40 Fruit. Read More >>

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The Onion Explains Social Media More Accurately Than Anyone Has Before

The Onion's TED parody series rolls on, with what may be the best—and most scathing—round yet. The target this time? Social media, a joyous place where ideas are a waste of time, and talent is irrelevant. Read More >>

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The Onion’s First TED Talk Parody Is Freaking Hilarious (Because It Seems So Real)

Wouldn't it be great if we could run cars off compost? That's not the topic of a TED Talk, but, sadly, that small nugget of an idea is all you would need to be granted the freedom to pontificate before an audience of naive dreamers at a hokey conference. This is actually The Onion's first TED Talk parody. And it's incredible. The best line? "I'll be your visionary, and you do the things I come up with." Read More >>

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The Onion’s TED Talks Parodies: Way Smarter Than the Real Thing

TED Talks! What was once a proud educational lecture series long ago descended into a smug parade of increasingly ridiculous ideas. They've never been more ripe for skewering. Thank goodness The Onion noticed. Read More >>