The sexual deception of orchids – Anne Gaskett

From TED Ed. Check out the fascinating ways orchids trick insects into pollinating, using sexual deception, pheromones and mimicking the shapes of other plants. — Nearly 28,000 species of orchid grow all around the world, bearing every imaginable color, shape and pattern. There’s a cunning purpose behind these elaborate displays: many orchids trick insects into…

“The Nutritionist” by Andrea Gibson

From TED Ed. An animated interpretation of Andrea Gibson’s poem “The Nutritionist” — This animation is part of our new series, “There’s a Poem for That,” which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life’s biggest feelings. Poem by Andrea Gibson, directed by Tomás Pichardo-Espaillat. Sign up…

“The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats

From TED Ed. An animated interpretation of William Butler Yeats’s poem “The Second Coming” — This animation is part of our new series, “There’s a Poem for That,” which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life’s biggest feelings. Poem by William Butler Yeats, directed by Eoin…

“All the World’s a Stage” by William Shakespeare

From TED Ed. An animated interpretation of William Shakespeare’s poem “All the World’s a Stage” — This animation is part of our new series, “There’s a Poem for That,” which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life’s biggest feelings. Poem by William Shakespeare, directed by Jeffig…

“Three Months After” by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz

From TED Ed. An animated interpretation of Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz’s poem “Three Months After” — This animation is part of our new series, “There’s a Poem for That,” which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life’s biggest feelings. Poem by Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, directed by Naghmeh…

“The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

From TED Ed. An animated interpretation of Robert Frost’s poem “The Road Not Taken” — This animation is part of our new series, “There’s a Poem for That,” which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life’s biggest feelings. Poem by Robert Frost, directed by Ellen Su.…

“To Make Use of Water” by Safia Elhillo

From TED Ed. An animated interpretation of Safia Elhillo’s poem “To Make Use of Water” — This animation is part of our new series, “There’s a Poem for That,” which features animated interpretations of poems both old and new that give language to some of life’s biggest feelings. Poem by Safia Elhillo, directed by Jeffig…

How do ocean currents work? – Jennifer Verduin

From TED Ed. Dive into the science of ocean currents (including the Global Conveyor Belt current), and find out how climate change affects them. — In 1992, a cargo ship carrying bath toys got caught in a storm. Shipping containers washed overboard, and the waves swept 28,000 rubber ducks and other toys into the North…

Why should you read Flannery O’Connor? – Iseult Gillespie

From TED Ed. Find out why Flannery O’Connor, an American novelist, is known as a master of the grotesque in Southern Gothic literature. — Flannery O’Connor scribbled tales of outcasts, intruders and misfits staged in the world she knew best: the American South. She was a master of the grotesque, but her work pushed beyond…