Bosnian photographer Ziyah Gafic grew up in Sarajevo during the war. In this powerful Q&A, he explains why he obsessively takes pictures of rusty watches, broken glasses and old combs.

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Theoretical physicist (and TED Fellow) Shohini Ghose shares 5 facts about female physicists.

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Photographer Camille Seaman began chasing storms in 2008. Little did she know that she was joining a select club, with its own habits and language. Here, she shares some of the lingo you might need to get by in this world — and some of her latest images.

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Author of the book Animal Madness, TED Fellow Laurel Braitman shares 5 ways in which animals and humans suffer from similar mental illnesses. Anthropomorphism run amok? You decide.

Ready to go beyond this week’s headlines? 5 primary sources worth reading next—about Egypt, Al Jazeera, and international reporting.

Botswana’s Okavango Delta, home to the world’s largest elephant population, is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. TED Fellow Steve Boyes explains why this is a great thing.

How a letter written in 1855 gave Kyra Gaunt a whole new perspective on slavery.