Phys .org: TED group backs pandemic response effort

Phys .org: TED group backs pandemic response effort. “The big-ideas TED Conference said Thursday it was allocating prize funding this year to a project aimed at tackling pandemics like the COVID-19 outbreak and related health initiatives. The organizers said the ‘Audacious Project’ fund aimed at supporting innovation to deal with global problems would provided unspecified grants from the multimillion-dollar pool.”

Recommended TED-Ed video: This one weird trick will help you spot clickbait

As you might remember I watch a lot of YouTube. (No worries about political stuff, though Self Sufficient Me might have radicalized me to plant collards in raised garden beds.) Over the weekend, I saw TED-Ed’s video This one weird trick will help you spot clickbait . It’s just over five and a half minutes long and looks at different ways to spot problems with stories based on medical research. It’s simple but well-presented and got my husband and I into a good conversation about headlines and news stories. Recommended.