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Meet the Planet’s Most Remarkable Engineers

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Imagine a world of natural air conditioning, vertical farming, and sky scrapers that rival our tallest buildings. You don’t have to travel to the future to see any of this, all you have to do is turn to the insect world!

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6 minutes

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Can we Bring an End to the Us vs Them Mentality?

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The “us vs them” mentality seems so pervasive in the media and in society? Why is that? Here’s how knowledge and some science can help to bring us all some unity!

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6 minutes

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The Fossil Record of Mythical Beasts?

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In a time before we understood extinction, how did people interpret the fossils they found? From Griffins to snakes turned to stone through prayer, here are just some of the explanations we’ve used through time!

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5 minutes

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The Secrets of the Speedcubers

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Have you ever wondered how to solve a Rubik’s Cube? This puzzle may seem impossible, but there’s a lot more to it. You don’t have to take our word for it, here’s the world record holder, at 5.25 seconds, with his tips!

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6 minutes

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What’s in Your Cup?

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For many, caffeine is something they can’t live without. How many of us know why that cup of tea or coffee in the morning keeps us awake? Here’s a fun look at what all that caffeine is doing up in our brains!

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13 minutes

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Why Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength

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Why do we feel embarrassed to ask for help? The wonderful (and hilarious) TED Talk Speaker Michele L. Sullivan helps us re-frame our perspective on asking for help, and how it all starts with having a little more compassion!

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27 minutes

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Live from the Bottom of the Ocean!

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Ever wondered what life looks like at the bottom of the sea? Let us introduce you to a remarkable place where you can tag along live as scientists explore the ocean’s uncharted depths!

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4 minutes

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One Stitch at a Time

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You may think of embroidery as an antiquated art form, but the artist Chloe Giordano’s mesmerizing freehand embroidery is breathing new life into this beautiful tradition.

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8 minutes

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Appreciating the Power of the Humble Caterpillar

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Butterflies get all the credit for being beautiful, but a closer look at the humble caterpillar reveals that these little guys are far more incredible than we give them credit for!

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7 minutes

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It’s Okay, Let Yourself be Bored!

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One of the best ways to increase your creativity and problem-solving may surprise you. It doesn’t involve a fancy app, or much practice, in fact, the tools you need are always with you!

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8 minutes

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The Innovations that Changed us from Agriculture to Astronauts

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Can the past help us to imagine a brighter future? The history of humanity is filled with remarkable innovations, perhaps it’s time we took a second to celebrate them and gain a little perspective on how far we’ve come!

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How the Flamingo Got Its Pink

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Did you know flamingos are not born with their vibrant plumage? Their beautiful plumage is actually the result of some pretty incredible science and the remarkable ways nature has evolved to find its way!

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Meet the Mammals that…Lay Eggs?

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It’s an animal that is often perplexing, but always fascinating. Join us today as we learn a little more about one of the planet’s most unique creatures — the platypus!

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Your Smile is a Storyteller

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When it comes to decoding the history of humanity, did you know ancient teeth are some of our greatest assets? Yes, the humble tooth can provide us with an incredible window into the past!

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OK Go: How to FIND Your Next Great Idea!

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OK Go – arguably the most wildly creative force in music videos – can teach us all a lot about getting to our next great idea. Turns out most of us have been going about things backward!

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23 minutes

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What Makes Stonehenge So Remarkable?

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By looking closely at the landscape around Stonehenge we can catch a glimpse at the people who built and used it. Yes, there is much more to it than meets the eye!

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The Sound Mirrors of WWII

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Have you ever considered what’s next, after cell phones, GPS and the internet? We are never at an end point you know. Here’s a bit of wonder that reminds us to always consider what’s next!

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10 minutes

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How to Get Better at Just About Anything!

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Are you practicing correctly? Can you even learn a new skill as you age? Why is practice even important? Our brains are capable of a lot, especially if we know the best way to teach them!

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21 minutes

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What Optical Illusions Tell Us About “Reality”

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Take a break for something truly jaw-dropping and enormously fun. Here’s one of the best interactive TED Talks you’ll ever see!

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A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Now!

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Are dinosaurs still around today? You probably know that birds and dinosaurs are evolutionary cousins, but do you know how we know that? Here’s a deeper look at a piece of knowledge we might normally take for granted!

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35 minutes

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Revisiting the Amazing Progress of The Ocean Cleanup Project

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Wonder what happens to some of the amazing projects/technologies you hear about? Here’s the update on an extraordinary concept invented by a 17-year-old!

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11 minutes

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Earth’s Most Fascinating Creature: The Naked Mole-Rat?

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Naked mole-rats are far more than what meets the eye. These strange, ancient, cancer resistant, insect-like mammals have a lot for us to learn from!

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Celebrating 800 Reasons to be Optimistic!

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Here’s why we are so certain the future looks brighter than ever!

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9 minutes

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The Ocean Sunfish: A Peerless Giant of the Sea

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If you need a daily dose of wonder to keep you going through all the bad news, look no further than the Ocean Sunfish!

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19 minutes

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Paragliding: Seeing a Place, Leaving No Trace

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Want to walk a little taller today? Keep in mind that things are often only as bleak as our singular perspective is narrow! Here’s wonder exposed by a new point of view!

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8 minutes

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Meet Your Microbiome!

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Did you know you are home to millions of invisible creatures? Say hello your microbiome, the ecosystem of microscopic organisms that help keep you alive!

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9 minutes

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How Meteorites Changed our Understanding of Space

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Throughout history, there have been discoveries that shifted our perspective on the world. Here’s how meteorites changed our understanding of the cosmos!

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12 minutes

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Celebrating the True Spirit of Hula

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Hula dancing is far more than what we see in the mainstream media. The true spirit of hula is a celebration of culture, storytelling, strength and grace.

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10 minutes

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Poison Gems: Blue Jean or Strawberry Frogs

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When Mother Nature designed the survival strategies for the poison dart frog, she brought in a whole new playbook! Get a load of this bit of wonder…

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