Why do humans have a third eyelid? – Dorsa Amir

From TED Ed. Discover how evolution and natural selection influence why the human body has vestigial organs— body parts that no longer serve their original purpose. — You know that little pink thing nestled in the corner of your eye? It’s actually the remnant of a third eyelid. In humans, it’s vestigial, meaning it no…

Game Jam Showcase #5 – Passage – Extra Credits

From Extra Credits. The games shown in this video are included below, but if you want to take a look at the full list of entries, check them out here: https://itch.io/jam/extra-credits-game-jam-5/entries The Hallway by Ellie Samson https://toestee.itch.io/the-hallway Momentary by Zack https://dipshitking.itch.io/momentary Contest to Suggest by SRPent & OutOfCharacters https://srpent.itch.io/contest-to-suggest Obolus, Please by Lei https://leiye1995.itch.io/obolus-please Into…

AI Playing Games: Crash Course AI #12

From Crash Course. As we mentioned last episode, one of the best test spaces for building new AI systems are games. This is because games provide a great framework for an AI to learn an objective and slowly improve. In recent years, AI has made huge strides in games from beating Jeopardy! champions to crushing…

Are the illuminati real? – Chip Berlet

From TED Ed. Download a free audiobook version of “The Pillars of the Earth” and support TED-Ed’s nonprofit mission: https://www.audible.com/ted-ed Check out our full book recommendation: https://shop.ed.ted.com/collections/ted-ed-book-recommendations/products/illuminati — The year was 1776. In Bavaria, new ideals of rationalism, religious freedom and universal human rights competed with the Catholic church’s heavy influence over public affairs. Adam…

Claws vs. nails – Matthew Borths

From TED Ed. Discover the evolutionary purpose of nails, and explore the theories of why they evolved from claws over 55 million years ago. — Consider the claw. Frequently found on animals around the world, it’s one of nature’s most versatile tools. Bears use claws for digging as well as defense. An eagle’s needle-like talons…