Cell membranes are way more complicated than you think – Nazzy Pakpour

Check out TED-Ed’s Tumblr: http://teded.tumblr.com/ View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/cell-membranes-are-way-more-complicated-than-you-think-nazzy-pakpour Cell membranes are structures of contradictions. These oily films are hundreds of times thinner than a strand of spider silk, yet strong enough to protect the delicate contents of life: the cell’s watery cytoplasm, genetic material, organelles, and all the molecules it needs to survive.

Could we create dark matter? – Rolf Landua

Check out our Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/teded View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/could-we-create-dark-matter-rolf-landua Eighty-five percent of the matter in our universe is dark matter. We don’t know what dark matter is made of, and we’ve yet to directly observe it, but scientists theorize that we may actually be able to create it in the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful particle collider in the world.

The myth of Cupid and Psyche – Brendan Pelsue

View full lesson: https://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-myth-of-cupid-and-psyche-brendan-pelsue Psyche was born so beautiful that she was worshipped as a new incarnation of Venus, the goddess of love. But human lovers were too intimidated to approach her, and Apollo recommended her father abandon her on a crag where she would marry “a cruel and savage, serpent-like winged evil.” But Psyche’s story ended up being much more interesting.

Can you find the next number in this sequence? – Alex Gendler

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/can-you-find-the-next-number-in-this-sequence-alex-gendler 1, 11, 21, 1211, 111221. These are the first five elements of a number sequence. Can you figure out what comes next? Alex Gendler reveals the answer and explains how beyond just being a neat puzzle, this type of sequence has practical applications as well.