We didn’t know this when we scheduled Roger Ebert’s TEDTalk to run today, but it turns out that April is a good month to become aware of oral, head and neck cancers. Around the US, many free screenings have been scheduled this week, and you may still be able to catch one on this calendar. In the UK, a similar awareness event happens every November. You can find more info on screenings throughout the year at the Oral Cancer Foundation website.
TED Fellow Saeed Taji Farouky’s first feature film, The Runner, documents the life of an activist and runner from Western Sahara, shedding light on the little-known conflict in the region. As the film makes its world premiere July 13 at the Galway Film Festival, Taji Farouky tells us how this documentary came to be, and […]
The ancient Egyptians went to great pains to preserve the body for the afterlife. But there was one part of the body they didn’t bother with: the brain. Instead, they mashed it up, pulled it out of the nose and discarded it. Rob Knight wonders: Is there a part of our bodies that has just as […]