What is schizophrenia? – Anees Bahji

From TED Ed. Discover what we know— and don’t know— about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of schizophrenia. — Schizophrenia was first identified more than a century ago, but we still don’t know its exact causes. It remains one of the most misunderstood and stigmatized illnesses today. So what do we actually know about its…

Why isn’t the Netherlands underwater? – Stefan Al

From TED Ed. Dig into the incredible engineering of the Netherlands’ Delta Works— the most sophisticated flood prevention system in the world. — In January 1953, a tidal surge shook the North Sea. The titanic waves flooded the Dutch coastline, killing almost 2,000 people. 54 years later, a similar storm threatened the region. But this…

What’s a squillo, and why do opera singers need it? – Ming Luke

From TED Ed. Discover the techniques opera singers use to project their voices over the orchestra and the importance of a singer’s squillo. — An orchestra fills an opera house with music, but a singer’s voice soars above the instruments. Its melody rings out across thousands of patrons— all without any assistance from a microphone.…

The Tower of Epiphany | Think Like A Coder, Ep 7

From TED Ed. The adventure continues! Episode 7: Ethic and Hedge find themselves in a massive tower. Can they make it past the energy streams to reach the Node of Creation? — This is episode 7 of our animated series “Think Like A Coder.” This 10-episode narrative follows a girl, Ethic, and her robot companion,…