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Going to Venus Before Mars? Think Actual “Cloud Cities”!

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When we consider the first manned missions to colonize another planet, there are some fascinating reasons to consider Venus over Mars. See what you think!

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Why Are So Many Dinosaur Bones Found in North America?

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Did you know that 80 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed the ever changing landscape at the edges of an inland sea, covering most of the middle of the North American continent? This make for some very interesting dinosaur finds!

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When It All Comes Together in a Musical Artist

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Here’s what happens when musical genius weaves the fabric of many genres together in a compelling tapestry. Meet Angelique Kidjo!

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History of Daylight Savings Time: Is Time a Pathless Tradition?

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The history of daylight savings time has nothing to do with the urban legend of making more time for farm work. The truth is much more interesting!

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Could Something Called “Slime Mold” Be Smart?

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Just when you thought you could call your enemy an “ignorant piece of slime mold,” scientists have discovered “intelligence” that rivals some of the lapses in the teenage mind! Check this out!

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Meet the Coywolf

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Can we adapt too as we push into places where wildlife should have a right of way? A new hybrid – part coyote and part wolf – may be finding a niche we might want to work with! Take a look…

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The Secret Lives of Scientists: Space Explorers Edition

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Where do astronauts get their start? What inspired Neil deGrasse Tyson to become an astrophysicist? Here are the origin stories of some of our greatest scientific and cultural icons!

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Puffins: Ready for Their Close Up!

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How can a plush toy help us capture nature at its best? Here’s a whole new look at puffins (the other amazing black and white bird), and how we are filming their lives up-close!

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Koko Turns 44!

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Do you remember the beautiful documentary from the 1990’s about Koko the Gorilla and her kitten? Koko learned sign language and has been teaching us about the world through her eyes ever since!

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Seeing the Brain…With Diapers (What?!)

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In a strange twist of fate, neuroscientists discovered that they could be using diapers to see the details of the brain better! Take a look…

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New Light on the Dawn of Humanity

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As scientists continue to uncover the origins of our humanity, this discovery in an unlikely place by an unlikely team may be the missing link to our ancient ancestors.

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Otters: Much More Than Cute!

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Sea otters and thier caregivers have a lot to teach us about coping with stress, even if its just for 18 minutes while you take a look at todays video-shares.

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The Inner Beauty of Landscape

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If you are looking for something a little deeper than Facebook video clips and Twitter comments, we have a great recommendation: a weekly podcast that I rarely miss. Give this a listen!

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The Evolution of Flight

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Only 4 times in the history of animal evolution did creatures take to a completely new element. After water and land,… they took to the air! The evolution of how and why is amazing, and the photography breathtaking!

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Sonic Hedgehog and Your Thumb

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Have you ever given the thumbs-up and paused to think about the gravity of that one simple gesture? Turns out, it is simply amazing!

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The Ebola Virus Explained

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The media generated so much fear over the Ebola virus but that was far from the whole story. It might have been more helpful to focus on the fascinating facts.

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Robots and What the Future Will Look Like

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PBS’ NOVA ScienceNOW host David Pogue gives us the remarkably positive answer to the heavy question: “What will the future look like?”

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Burlington, Vermont: First Fossil Fuel Free City in U.S.

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This February (2015), Vermont’s largest city, Burlington, VT, became the first city in the entire USA to get 100% of its electricity from renewable energy sources.

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The Wit and Wisdom of Eleanor Roosevelt

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Take a look back at some of Eleanor Roosevelt’s most memorable quotes.

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