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Celebrating The World’s First Programmer!

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Are you celebrating Ada Lovelace Day? If you’ve ever used a computer of any kind, you should be. Here’s the story of a thought leader working far beyond her time that we should all thank today!

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Finding Human Ancestors and Shifting Perspectives

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The discovery of Homo Naledi, a new human ancestor, was a momentous occasion. It not only shifted our understanding of our origins, it also changed the way we conduct and talk about scientific research!

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Space: the Future, the Frontier

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Explore the story of a remarkable movement to colonize space spurred on by a spirit of possibility and innovation! Here’s a piece of fascinating history that shouldn’t be forgotten.

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17 minutes

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Take A Look At The Book Of You!

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What makes you, you? Here’s a remarkable TED Talk from Riccardo Sabatini that gives the marvelous complexity of life new perspective.

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11 minutes

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Better Living Through Robotics

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What does the future of robotics look like? Well, it turns out those utopian ideas of a 21st century filled with robots might not be so far off! Here’s a look at what’s possible!

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The Brain Most Beautiful

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Have you ever wondered what the brain looks like in all of its complexity? Neuroscientist and artist, Dr. Greg Dunn, is creating work that defies the limits of art and science and captures the beauty of the brain…

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Back to School with Steve Jobs: The Purpose of Education

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For the class of 2005 at Stanford University, the late Apple Computers CEO and co-Founder Steve Jobs gave a commencement address that changed their lives. And it can change yours, too. See what you think!

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17 minutes

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A Mission Returns from “Mars”

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like on Mars? After a year in a Mars exploration simulation, crew members return to earth with insights on what long-term living in space would be like!

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What We’re Getting Wrong About Concussions

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Do helmets really protect us from a concussion? It turns out there is a lot we don’t know and a lot we have completely wrong when it comes to this seemingly common form of brain trauma!

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Monument to our Future: the 10,000 Year Clock

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Meet the 10,000 Year Clock, a project aiming to create a clock that our ancestors can enjoy 10,000 years from now! Here’s the beautiful story of hope and possibility for our future…

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Turning Apples into Ears: Creativity in the Lab

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What if we let creativity and play mix with science? Here’s a lab that is doing just that, and in doing so coming up with incredible discoveries, like the ability to turn apples into ears…

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26 minutes

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Can You Hear Me Now? From Operator to iPad

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Have you ever wondered what life was like before smartphones (or have you forgotten)? Here’s a reminder that will have you appreciating modern communication!

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Inspiring the Next Generation of Thought Leaders!

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Think about it, the next generation of thought leaders is sitting in a classroom right now! How will we inspire them, and make sure they can explore their passions?

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The City that Runs on 100% Renewable Energy

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Is it possible to run a city entirely on renewable energy? Burlington, Vermont became the first city in the US to achieve this accomplishment and today we checkout how!

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Would YOU Want Alien Neighbors?

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In the search for life beyond this planet are we asking the right questions? Should we be looking for alien life? Or is searching a part of being human?

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Shattering the Records: Are We Getting Faster, Better, and Stronger?

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This Olympics we have seen records broken, ceilings shattered, and remarkable feats of athleticism. Are athletes really getting better or is there something else happening here? Here’s the remarkable answer…

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What Will We Know in 100 Years?

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Explore some of the discoveries of the past century! From penicillin, to our origins, to general relativity, we have learned a lot over the past 100 years! What will we learn in the next?

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Insights From Carl Sagan: From ET to Religion

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What is our place in the grander scheme of history, the universe, and life beyond earth? Here are some insights from Carl Sagan that give us a little perspective on where we are within it all.

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Searching for Whale Song Beneath the Waves

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What would it be like to swim with whales as they sing in the depths of the ocean? We may not make it there personally, but this video gets us closer!

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Khan Academy: A Free World-Class Education for All

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Have you stumbled upon the most accessible place on the web for education, at any age? There is no need to struggle ever again. A free education is available to all us us at every level!

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Where is Everybody? SETI Searches for Extraterrestrials

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What are the odds – the actual, scientifically calculated chances – of our communicating with other intelligent life out in the universe? Turns out they are mathematically pretty good! Take a look…

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A Journey Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

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Let’s go on a journey to the northernmost town on the planet on an adventure to the Svalbard Seed Vault. A bank buried deep within a mountain that holds the seeds for our future!

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25 minutes

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The Ghost Army of World War II

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Have you ever heard of the Ghost Army? This small team of artists, designers, and sound engineers brought to life an invisible army of 60,000 and helped change the course of history!

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The Secret Life of the Snowy Owl

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What if we could fly along with the snowy owl as it made its migration? An NPR team decided to follow the remarkable journey of Baltimore, the most studied snowy owl in history, to get a glimpse at what the lives of these mysterious creatures looks like!

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Want to Be a Space Archaeologist?

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Growing up a great number of us probably wanted to be an astronaut or an archaeologist, but what if you could have been both? Yes, space archaeology is here, and soon, we will be able to become citizen space archaeologists!

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Making the Grid Smarter!

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With all of our advancements in technology, we have seen little innovation when it comes to how we power all of our new gizmos and gadgets! What would a future with a smarter energy grid look like and how would that come to benefit us all?

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The Magic of Pixar: Blending Science and Art

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What if we were able to use our unique life experiences to push the boundaries of possibility? Danielle Feinberg is a Pixar animator who takes her love for art, technology, and science and brings them together to create movie magic. Here is her story!

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Can Eco-Conscious Transportation Be Cool?

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Josh Hadar is making being environmentally friendly sexy with his “hippie hogs,” electric bikes with artful forms that turn heads…

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Flying Machines of the Future

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How will drones shape, or reshape, possibility in the future? In this beautiful and fascinating TED Talk, innovator Raffaello D’Andrea, along with some of his drones, lays out what the future may have in store for us!

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