Can we bring back an extinct species?

Dig into how scientists are attempting to revive the functionally extinct northern white rhino through artificial reproduction.

In the savannahs of Kenya, two female northern white rhinos, Nájin and Fatu, munch contentedly on grass. They are the last two known northern white rhinos left on Earth. Their species is functionally extinct— without a male, they can’t reproduce. And yet, there’s still hope to revive the northern white rhino. How can that be? Jan Stejskal dives into the science of reviving a dying species.

Where Do Superstitions Come From?

Are you afraid of black cats? Would you open an umbrella indoors? How do you feel about the number 13? Whether or not you believe in them, you’re probably familiar with a few of these superstitions. But where did they come from? Stuart Vyse shares the weird and specific origins of some of our favorite superstitions. Lesson by Stuart Vyse, directed by TED-Ed.

What If Every Satellite Disappeared?

Explore what would happen if all of humanity’s satellites disappeared and the real-life scenarios that could lead to such a catastrophe.

What would happen if one day all of humanity’s artificial satellites suddenly disappeared? Within hours, most of the planet’s traffic would grind to a halt, the world economy would shut down, and most countries would declare a state of emergency. Even in the best-case scenario, our civilization would be set back by decades. So, what are the odds of this actually happening? Moriba Jah investigates. Lesson by Moriba Jah, directed by Darvideo Animation Studio.