March 1, 2013 We've all had that moment. The moment where you might see or hear something and you wonder: Am I going crazy? In this hour, TED speakers share their experiences straddling that line between madness and sanity — and question if we're all in the gray area between the two.
March 1, 2013 SpaceX founder Elon Musk says the resupply mission to the space station experienced a thruster problem, but it has been fixed.
March 1, 2013 When it comes to pollinating our favorite crops — from coffee to watermelon — honeybees can't do it alone. Wild bees in the field play a critical role in creating bumper crops, a massive new study reports. But these bees are disappearing, and scientists say the rise of crop monocultures is partly to blame.
February 28, 2013 A new study of the Barnett Shale formation in Texas shows that the natural gas reservoir there will last for at least another two decades. "Turns out, what we learned is that there's a lot of good rock left to drill," says geology professor Scott Tinker, the study's author.
February 28, 2013 A new video technology that amplifies small color changes and slight movements can, when pointed at people, tell what's going on inside.
February 28, 2013 Banishments are much more complicated than they used to be. And this "Minute Physics" video suggests, paradoxically, that both you and the person you banish are somehow simultaneously at the center of the universe.
February 27, 2013 The 72-year-old businessman who flew to the International Space Station in 2001 now wants to take advantage of planetary alignment in January 2018 that would allow for people to fly to Mars, loop around the planet, and return to Earth. Dennis Tito says he won't go, but the plan is to send a man and a woman on the 501-day trip.
February 27, 2013 The medal, along with other items that belonged to the late Francis Crick, will be auctioned on April 10-11 in New York.
February 27, 2013 If DNA molecules are the Marilyn Monroes of biochemistry — everybody knows what DNA looks like — what about proteins? Why do most people have no idea what a protein looks like? Well, maybe this will help: proteins that look like houseflies, Bedouins, bumblebees and a pair that look uncannily like Moses and the Burning Bush.