A day in the life of a Mongolian queen – Anne F. Broadbridge

From TED Ed. Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-mongolian-queen-anne-f-broadbridge As dawn breaks over a moveable city of ten thousand yurts, Queen Boraqchin readies her kingdom for departure to their summer camping grounds. While her husband, the grandson of Genghis Khan, is out raiding, she juggles the…

The truth about electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) – Helen M. Farrell

From TED Ed. Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-truth-about-electroconvulsive-therapy-ect-helen-m-farrell In 1982, a young nurse was suffering from severe, unrelenting depression. She couldn’t work, socialize or concentrate. One controversial treatment changed everything: after two courses of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) her symptoms lifted. So what exactly is electroconvulsive…

Can you solve the multiplying rabbits riddle? – Alex Gendler

From TED Ed. Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-solve-the-multiplying-rabbits-riddle-alex-gendler After years of experiments, you’ve finally created the pets of the future – nano-rabbits! They’re tiny, they’re fuzzy … and they multiply faster than the eye can see. But a rival lab has sabotaged you, threatening the…

Can you survive nuclear fallout? – Brooke Buddemeier and Jessica S. Wieder

From TED Ed. Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-survive-nuclear-fallout-brooke-buddemeier-and-jessica-s-wieder Nuclear weapons are some of the most powerful tools of destruction on Earth, and the full scope of a nuclear detonation is almost unimaginable. However, there is a scientifically supported plan of action that could save thousands…

The history of the world according to cats – Eva-Maria Geigl

From TED Ed. Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-history-of-the-world-according-to-cats-eva-maria-geigl In ancient times, wildcats were fierce carnivorous hunters. And unlike dogs, who have undergone centuries of selective breeding, modern cats are genetically very similar to ancient cats. How did these solitary, fierce predators become our sofa sidekicks?…

From slave to rebel gladiator: The life of Spartacus – Fiona Radford

From TED Ed. Sign up for our newsletter and never miss an animation: http://bit.ly/TEDEdNewsletter View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/from-slave-to-rebel-gladiator-the-life-of-spartacus-fiona-radford Spartacus was a slave — one of millions taken from territories conquered by Rome to work the mines, till the fields or fight for a crowd’s entertainment. Imprisoned for deserting the Roman Army, he and other slaves…

A brie(f) history of cheese – Paul Kindstedt

From TED Ed. Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/a-brie-f-history-of-cheese-paul-s-kindstedt Before empires and royalty, before pottery and writing, before metal tools and weapons – there was cheese. As early as 8000 BCE, Neolithic farmers began a legacy of cheesemaking almost as old as civilization. Today, the world produces roughly 22 billion kilograms…

Inside the killer whale matriarchy – Darren Croft

From TED Ed. Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-amazing-grandmothers-of-the-killer-whale-pod-darren-croft Pods of killer whales inhabit the waters of every major ocean on Earth. Each family is able to survive thanks mainly to one member, its most knowledgeable hunter: the grandmother. These matriarchs can live 80 years or more and their expertise can…

The dangerous race for the South Pole – Elizabeth Leane

From TED Ed. Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-dangerous-and-daring-race-for-the-south-pole-elizabeth-leane By the early 1900’s, nearly every region of the globe had been visited and mapped, with only two key locations left: the North and South Poles. After two Americans staked claim to reaching the North Pole, a Norwegian explorer and a British…