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Need to Solve a Problem? Turn to Nature!

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The natural world is a remarkable problem solver. So, why aren’t we turning to nature to find more answers to our complex problems? Here’s how biomimicry is helping us build a better future!

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Fire Ants: The Material of the Future?

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Did you know that a colony of fire ants can act as a liquid and a solid? We know, it sounds crazy, these little guys have a lot they can teach us!

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How a Tiny Creature Makes Us Ask Better Questions…

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The jerboa may look like the tiny rodent cousin of the t-rex, but the skeletons of these strange creatures are helping us answer questions with major implications in medicine.

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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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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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14 minutes

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Solving Old Problems by Studying New Species

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How can studying new species lead to a brighter future? Here’s a great reminder that inspiration is all around us, we just have to search for connections!

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12 minutes

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Ghosts in the Night: How Owls Fly Silently

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Have you ever wondered how owls fly silently? There’s more to it than you may think! These remarkable creatures are yet another example how nature never ceases to amaze us.

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The Magic and Mystery of Squid Skin

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Why is squid skin so spectacular? How do creatures covered in soft skin camouflage seamlessly with coral? Here are the fascinating answers!

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35 minutes

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Exploring Wild_Life and Celebrating Natural Wonder

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Check out this incredible new web series from National Geographic! wild_life with Bertie Gregory heads to the Pacific Northwest for a new take on documenting our planet’s amazing natural wonders!

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The Search for Life Inside Volcanoes

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The study of life in the planet’s most extreme environments is pushing back the frontiers of knowledge on earth and beyond. Here’s a marvelous perspective from a scientist at the cutting edge of this research!

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Pygmy Seahorses: Small Wonders of the Sea

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We don’t have to write about the world’s largest natural wonders to celebrate Nature’s most spectacular creations. Let us introduce you to the pygmy seahorse, one of the planet’s smallest marvels.

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Unearthing the DNA of the Jungle with Leeches

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How can leeches help biologist study remote ecosystems? It turns out researchers can use these often overlooked creatures to learn about species hidden from view! Here’s the fascinating story.

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How Old Are You really?

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How old are you? Are you sure? Biology is showing us that our real age isn’t as old as we think, and this is leading us to ask some big questions!

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Wytham Woods, a Laboratory with Leaves

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Oxford University’s Wytham Woods is a place of science, art, and conservation. This incredible Laboratory with Leaves is a wonderful reminder that the beauty of nature is waiting for us in our own backyard!

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So, you found a new dinosaur?

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Let’s say you have discovered the skeleton of a dinosaur, how do know if your discovery is a new species? When Elmer Riggs discovered the first brachiosaurs in 1900 this was the question he had to answer. So, how did he do it?

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What Makes Us Happy?

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We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn’t need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!

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