TEDx Is Not Dead. But Science Education Might Be.

A Natural News article was circulated on Facebook recently with the title “TED aligns with Monsanto.” Loosely, it claims that the organizers of TEDx events, which are independently organized events similar to the well-known TED conferences, are shutting down talks about contentious issues, as though it were becoming a more hardened, conservative organization. What is true about this is that TEDx isn’t going to be quite as generous with their stamp of approval in the future.¬†Some months ago, complaints were made on the /r/tedtalks subreddit about the quality of speakers…

TED Tuesday: Plant Some Shit

Ron Finley has a simple message that I want to impart not only to my little ladies but also to my students. Take responsibility for yourself and those around you, and be healthy. It’s sometimes a struggle to get my ladies to eat vegetables. Carrots are frequently left uneaten. But last summer, when we grew veggies in the garden, they wouldn’t even wait to get all the mud off before crunching through a carrot or five. Ownership of your own health and nutrition, of the process of feeding yourself, is…