14 minutes

How Paper Microscopes Can Change the World

The Foldscope is a nearly indestructible paper microscope that costs less than a dollar to manufacture, and it is changing the future of education and medicine in developing countries. Here’s its incredible story…

9 minutes

How Our Clicks Shape Our World

We hardly ever think about the ways the media we consume affects us, or the power we have when it comes to dictating what we all learn from in the news. It turns out, we have more power than we think when it comes to deciding how positive, balanced, and worldly our media is!

9 minutes

Underwater with the National Geographic Crittercam

National Geographic’s Crittercams are changing the way we learn about some of the most notoriously difficult animals to study on this planet. Today we ride along with manta rays, whale sharks, and humpback whales in an up close and personal way…

32 minutes

Medieval Medicine for the Modern World

This is the tale of how an ax-wielding nun, a medieval text, and modern science came together to find a cure to one of today’s greatest medical dilemmas. Get ready for an incredible story of discovery…

12 minutes

At the Volcano’s Edge

What happens when you use drones to explore the depths of one of the world’s most active volcanoes? We join explorer and filmmaker Sam Cossman on his journey to discover life at the edge of one of the planet’s most hostile environments!

22 minutes

A Ring in the Desert

Out in the middle of the desert is a place revered by a special group of people. This place is not a religious site, a natural wonder, or the resting place of an important person. It is a phone booth. And it’s story has become a global phenomenon.

5 minutes

Incredible Crystal Nanoflowers

What happens when Harvard scientists begin to create microscopic gardens of “flowers”? The incredible project behind these beautiful images is a combination of art and science that speaks to the possibility unleashed when these two disciplines collide!

Image: DIY Microscope in front of a screen, with a close-up of a spider's face

7 minutes

A DIY Smartphone Microscope!

Your smartphone can be only a few steps away from a wonder you can’t imagine! It can easily be a handy microscope! With just a few simple steps, and materials, your phone can help you explore the microscopic world around you! Can you imagine how fun this might be for the kids in your life?

Image: Dr. Amen and brain scan

16 minutes

What 83,000 Brain Scans Teach Us!

What if we were able to treat anxiety, depression, or ADHD by looking inside of our brains? This form of diagnostic imaging is now a reality, and it is helping doctors treat patients more effectively than ever before.

Image: Backyard Brain's Neuroscience made fun

16 minutes

Neuroscience Made Fun!

Can neuroscience be inspiring and even fun? It absolutely can! This TED Talk is a jaw-dropper and will change the way you think of your own body, and what is possible!

Fascination with Robots, Cute Robots

10 minutes

Our Fascination With Robots

How long have we been fascinated by robots? The surprising answer may make you question your own assumptions about why we fear and revere these marvels of technology!

8 minutes

Bacteria as an Art Form?

An MIT scientist studying how bacteria can detect cancer is teaming up with an artist to make living art. The results, and their story, is fascinating.

18 minutes

One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

At age 14, Easton LaChappelle met a 7 year old girl who had a prosthetic arm. The limb could only open and close, and yet it cost $80,000. He thought he could do better, and do it for under $1,000. He set to work in his bedroom, and later the family garage.

3 minutes

Typing to Save the Galaxy!

When was the last time you spent an hour in galactic warfare, while learning to type? What if we re-imagine double tasking with innovators who are making our world more productive and more fun?

7 minutes

Bearing the Torch

Once in a great while we come across animations that seem to touch all the chords: philosophy, art, history, and the power of human aspiration. Take a look at this haunting, beautiful short wonder!

9 minutes

Why Send a Sundial to Mars?

Bill Nye was always the fun “science guy” and as the years have gone by, he’s just gotten better: smarter and wittier. Let him explain why we need sundials on Mars.

58 minutes

How Small Can Nanomachines Be?

Is the world getting better as we are shrinking everything down through nano-technology? It is! You will walk a little taller from all the possibilities on the immediate horizon.

13 minutes

Biomimicry and Floating Islands

BioMimicry is taking Mother Nature’s best ideas and putting them to immediate good use. Today we share the most remarkable concept for turning polluted waterways into marvelous resources for society.