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Is Fire a Solid, a Liquid, or a Gas? – Elizabeth Cox (Transcript)

TED-Ed Video Lesson Transcript:  Sitting around a campfire, you can feel its heat, smell the woody smoke, and hear it crackle. If you get too close, it burns your eyes and stings your nostrils. You could stare at the bright flames forever as they twist and flicker in endless incarnations. But what exactly are you …

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What is Imposter Syndrome and How Can You Combat It? – Elizabeth Cox (Transcript)

TED-Ed Video Lesson:  Even after writing eleven books and winning several prestigious awards, Maya Angelou couldn’t escape the nagging doubt that she hadn’t really earned her accomplishments. Albert Einstein experienced something similar: he described himself as an “involuntary swindler” whose work didn’t deserve as much attention as it had received. Accomplishments at the level of …

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A Day in the Life of an Ancient Egyptian Doctor: Elizabeth Cox (Transcript)

TED-Ed Video Lesson:  It’s another sweltering morning in Memphis, Egypt. As the sunlight brightens the Nile, Peseshet checks her supplies. Honey, garlic, cumin, acacia leaves, cedar oil. She’s well stocked with the essentials she needs to treat her patients. Peseshet is a swnw, or a doctor. In order to become one, she had to train as …

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What Causes Hallucinations? – Elizabeth Cox (Transcript)

TED-Ed Video Lesson:  An elderly woman named Rosalie was sitting in her nursing home when her room suddenly burst to life with twirling fabrics. Through the elaborate drapings, she could make out animals, children, and costumed characters. Rosalie was alarmed, not by the intrusion, but because she knew this entourage was an extremely detailed hallucination. …

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Living on Two Planets: Mars Time: Nagin Cox at TEDxBeaconStreet (Transcript)

Nagin Cox – TRANSCRIPT So many of you have probably seen the movie “The Martian.” But for those of you who did not, it’s a movie about an astronaut who is stranded on Mars, and his efforts to stay alive until the Earth can send a rescue mission to bring him back to Earth. Gladly, …

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