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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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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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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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Ask Yourself, Why Not Now?

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Sometimes it seems that fate is pushing against us. But, thankfully there are some amazing people out there pushing right back, diving in, saying yes I can. Today, we learn the story of one more of these stunning individuals.

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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 the platypus, one of the planet’s most unique creatures!

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7 minutes

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Good News! Confusing Doors Aren’t Your Fault!

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Confusing doors are everywhere, but we have good news: It turns out that fixing those doors is just the first step in a new way innovators are reshaping a better future for us all!

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How to Suddenly Thrive from Listening Better

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What if one day we all woke up and recognized the potential of listening better? What would dinner conversation, the news, science, and politics look like if we listened to understand, not to get ready to make our next point?

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Take a Moment Just for YOU

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We live in a world where self-criticism is normal and points the way to do better next time. But what if – when we’ve done our very best – our inner critic just accepted that and moved on? Here’s a great insight!

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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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Graffiti: The Language of the City

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In a world where there’s negativity and ugly, there’s always going to be beauty found somewhere. Today, we’re going to take a look at what the effect taking art to the streets can have on a city, and why this expression is so important! Join us!

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Finding Joy Tapping on Your Door

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There’s a lot of pressure to “find your passion” these days. Often that sentiment implies that we have to change the world, but today’s EWC Thought-Leader teaches us the essence of the concept!

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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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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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Finally, what to do with your old cell phones!

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We all have a cell phone graveyard filled with the ghosts of technologies past. So, what are we to do with all these electronics? Finding ways to recycle our e-waste is great in the short term, but here is how technology is changing to become more sustainable!

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Can You Smell That? It’s Your Memory!

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It’s a powerful tool that most of us have been gifted, but do you think we’re truly utilizing our sense of smell? Today we learn how this sense shapes our world and how we can become better at sniffing out our memories!

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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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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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A Land Brought Back From the Dead

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There’s a piece of land in Texas that everyone had forgotten about. Everyone, except for one man who, with a lot of care and perseverance, has managed to bring it back to life. Join us today as we discover how!

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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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5 minutes

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This Tree Can Grow 40 Different Fruits!

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Today on EWC we take a look at a pretty funky topic: Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruits! This tree grows not one, but 40 different fruits! How amazing! But how could this be? Read more to find out!

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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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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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9 minutes

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Torpedo Factory, Community, Art and Premature Babies

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When a community finds a way to develop its historic architecture and artists, good things are bound to happen, and then ripple out in waves for generations!

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6 minutes

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Redefining Failure with Brilliant Scientific Accidents

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Sometimes failure can be an incredible catalyst for curiosity! Here are a few brilliant scientific accidents that turned failure into possibility!

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Meet the Man Who’s Saving Silence

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Join us today and meet the man whose passion is preserving the last square inches of silence in the United States.

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11 minutes

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Is 100% Renewable Energy Actually Possible? Really?

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We live with a constant barrage of politically motivated rhetoric about the best energy sources. Perhaps it’s time to cool down and be objective about what is already possible!

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How Dance is Changing the Lives of Patients with Parkinsons Disease!

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Let us introduce you to Dance for PD, a remarkable organization changing the lives of patients with Parkinsons Disease with the power of dance!

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