How many ways can you arrange a deck of cards? – Yannay Khaikin

Let’s Begin… One deck. Fifty-two cards. How many arrangements? Let’s put it this way: Any time you pick up a well shuffled deck, you are almost certainly holding an arrangement of cards that has never before existed and might not exist again. Yannay Khaikin explains how factorials allow us to pinpoint the exact (very large) … Read moreHow many ways can you arrange a deck of cards? – Yannay Khaikin

Autism awareness at the UN, drones that deliver medicine, and cartoons in the classroom.

by: Cynthia Betubiza and Rebekah Barnett [ted id=2286] Lots of happenings in the TED community this week. Below, some highlights. Autism awareness at the UN. April 1 is World Autism Awareness Day, and to formally commemorate it, Steve Silberman will give the keynote address at the United NationsHeadquarters. Looking ahead to 2030, the UN Department … Read moreAutism awareness at the UN, drones that deliver medicine, and cartoons in the classroom.

What’s the probability of finding your soulmate at a party? Read The Mathematics of Love

by: Kate Torgovnick May When TED asked Hannah Fry to write a book on the mathematics of finding true love, Fry happened to be — of all places — on her honeymoon. “[My husband and I] have been together for a really long time, so the whole newlywed thing didn’t quite apply,” she says. “But … Read moreWhat’s the probability of finding your soulmate at a party? Read The Mathematics of Love

7 Best Data-Driven TED Talks to Jumpstart Your Creativity

Data visualizations do a fantastic job of helping us understand our world, and people are finding inspiring news ways to visualize data every day. We’ve selected seven awesome data-driven TED Talks to help spark your creativity! 1) David McCandless: The Beauty of Data Visualization Data journalist David McCandless turns complex data sets into beautiful, simple … Read more7 Best Data-Driven TED Talks to Jumpstart Your Creativity

Redefining The Modern Conference

Over 18,000 speakers presented at TEDx events last year in venues ranging from large formal auditoriums to pop-up stages under expressway bridges. A grassroots offshoot of the annual TED conference in Vancouver, the one-day TEDx events are organized by independent local community organizers in 170 countries to create a live and virtual forum for “Ideas Worth Sharing.” Launched … Read moreRedefining The Modern Conference