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This Video is Every TED Talk Ever

TED Talks were forever shamed by that skewering The Onion gave them a few years ago, but this commentary on what every TED Talk is like from CBC’s This Is That is pretty perfect. 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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What Exactly is a Calorie, and Why Do We Care?

By now, in 2015 with gluten excommunicated from diets and paleo celebrated and superfood vegetables being discovered left and right, we all generally know what kind of food is good for you and what kind of food is bad for you. But do most of us really know what a calorie is other than a big number being worse than a little number? Probably not! Here’s a video from Ted Ed breaking down the unit of measurement that runs so many people's lives. Read More >>

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Fabien Cousteau’s 31 Days Living Under the Sea Sounds Like a Trip to an Alien World

We set our sights on the stars as the next great adventure for mankind, and yet we've only managed to explore 5 per cent of the world's oceans. Fabien Cousteau, grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau, lead a ground-breaking (and record-breaking) trip to the bottom of the ocean this summer, living for 31 days in a deep sea laboratory. Read More >>

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This is Why You Should Care About Privacy

If you're still not convinced that you should be concerned about privacy you should watch this video, in which Glenn Greenwald talks passionately about why it's so important. 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’s TED-style Mock App Pitch is Perfect

The Onion's TED talk parodies return with the reveal of a remarkable new app called PicSong that turns your countless photos into music—for anyone who might want to do that for some reason. Read More >>

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Entreprenough: How I Overdosed on TED Talks

"So if a 15-year-old who didn't even know what a pancreas was could find a new way to detect pancreatic cancer, just imagine what you could do." "Damnit! Fifteen? Of course he gets a standing ovation. I'd stand up too if I were there. Man, what am I doing with my time? I feel fat. Ugh...I'm going to tweet him." Read More >>

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A Crash Course in How Genomes are Sequenced

Everyone's heard of DNA, genetics and genome sequencing, but you might not actually know exactly how scientists go about making it all happen. This TED Ed video explains, nicely and simply, how it works. Read More >>

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What TED Talks Will Be Like When the Zombie Apocalypse Arrives

"In the wake of the zombie apocalypse, innovative ideas have become more important than ever. Watch and take note on how to survive the 'human apocalypse' in a special DED Talk presented by a zombie who has seen it all." Read More >>

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Watch a Man Disappear Before Your Eyes

Chinese artist Liu Bolin does a wonderful job of hiding himself in all kinds of locations, but this video reveals exactly how he does it. 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 >>

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The One Place That Needs More Censorship

This week's Internet-based teapot tempest swirled around the venerable TED talks, which were accused by one presenter of censoring his talk because he spoke truth to power and talked about income inequality. Read More >>