How to biohack your cells to fight cancer – Greg Foot

From TED Ed. Check out the science of biohacking, where biologists go into a patient’s genetic code and reprogram their immune system to recognize and fight cancer cells. — The human body is made up of about 30 trillion cells that carry a code which has been duplicated over and over for billions of years…

How to grow your own glacier – M Jackson

From TED Ed. Explore the ancient methods of growing glaciers, the homemade bodies of ice used as water sources, and how they can be used to combat climate change. — In the 13th century, Genghis Khan embarked on a mission to take over Eurasia, swiftly conquering countries and drawing them into his empire. But, legend…

How to spot a pyramid scheme – Stacie Bosley

From TED Ed. Learn the techniques and tricks that pyramid schemes use to recruit new members and how to avoid being fooled yourself. — In 2004, a nutrition company offered a life-changing opportunity to earn a full-time income for part-time work. There were only two steps to get started: purchase a $500 kit and recruit two…

Frida Kahlo: The woman behind the legend – Iseult Gillespie

From TED Ed. Learn about the life and art of Mexican surrealist painter Frida Kahlo, who explored disability, relationships and Mexican culture in her work. — In 1925, Frida Kahlo was on her way home from school in Mexico City when the bus she was riding collided with a streetcar. She suffered near-fatal injuries and…

A brief history of dogs – David Ian Howe

From TED Ed. Trace the history of how wolves, one of humanity’s oldest rivals, evolved into the domesticated dogs we call “man’s best friend.” — Since their emergence over 200,000 years ago, modern humans have established communities all over the planet. But they didn’t do it alone. Whatever corner of the globe you find humans…

What “Machiavellian” really means – Pazit Cahlon and Alex Gendler

From TED Ed. Download a free audiobook version of “The Art of War” and support TED-Ed’s nonprofit mission: https://adbl.co/2CDGJi9 Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/products/the-art-of-war — From Shakespeare’s plays to modern TV dramas, the unscrupulous schemer for whom the ends always justify the means has become a familiar character type we love to hate.…

The wicked wit of Jane Austen – Iseult Gillespie

From TED Ed. English novelist Jane Austen’s beloved works, like “Pride and Prejudice,” explored the dependence of women on marriage in British high society. — Whether she’s describing bickering families, quiet declarations of love, or juicy gossip, Jane Austen’s writing often feels as though it was written just for you. Her dry wit and cheeky…

Why do hospitals have particle accelerators? – Pedro Brugarolas

From TED Ed. Investigate the science behind how doctors use radioactive drugs and PET scans to detect and diagnose diseases like Alzheimer’s and cancer. — Is there a way to detect diseases like cancer and Alzheimer’s before they advance too far? Doctors are using injected radioactive drugs that circulate through the body and act as…