Originally posted on TED Blog:
Jack Andraka is not your typical teenager. The high schooler spends his free time in the science lab concocting better, cheaper ways to spot disease. One such project — a test for the early detection of pancreatic cancer — won Andraka first place in the 2012 Intel International Science and…

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Hans Rosling gives one of his patented talks on world population statistics at TED2009. Photo: Asa Mathat Today, July 11, is World Population Day. Established by the Governing Council of the United Nation Development Program in 1989, to commemorate the day global population reached five billion two years earlier, World…

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Sex educator Al Vernacchio spends his weekends officiating weddings. Photo: courtesy of Vernacchio Editor’s note: In today’s talk, Al Vernacchio offers a new metaphor for thinking about sex — ordering a pizza. Outside of his Philadelphia-area classroom, where he works as a sexuality educator for high-school students, Vernacchio also serves as…

Originally posted on TED Blog:
Sex educator Al Vernacchio gives us a new analogy for sex — ordering a pizza. Photo: James Duncan Davidson [ted_talkteaser id=1761]Today’s talk, which posits a fascinating metaphor for sex beyond baseball, comes from a passionate and dedicated sexuality educator. Al Vernacchio teaches his students that it’s not just getting the…

Originally posted on Bossip:
Kirk and Rasheeda evolved from Love & Hip-Hop’s “happily-married couple straight off a Black Love poster” to “deeply-dysfunctional disaster with a fawkery-filled storyline.” But why? To stay on the show because they were too boring for Trash TV and needed the checks? Welllllll, yea, and for those in denial, we compiled…

Originally posted on The Password is Swordfish:
It’s not about having a cool idea. Despite what your inner child might scream at you, a movie is not automatically terrific just because it has building-sized monsters fighting building-sized robots. If a cool idea was all it took, Cowboys vs. Aliens would’ve been one hell of a…

Originally posted on Funk's House of Geekery:
Director: Franck Khalfoun Starring: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, and America Olivo Plot: A shop owner stalks attractive woman at night Review: This is a remake from what seems to me to be a pretty classic (or at least cult) horror flick. I have never seen it, so…