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What Do Bears, Frogs, and Gardening Have in Common?

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You may not expect urine to be the topic in an article about insight and innovation, but here we are. Today we discover how a few animals recycle their own to keep themselves healthy and the steps that we humans are taking to join the party!

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10 minutes

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The Bug That Gets Stuck in Your Brain

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Most bugs are nasty little creatures, but this one doesn’t have to be. Dare to find out just what an earworm is? Read our article to expand your knowledge of yourself!

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7 minutes

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How Much Do We Know About Sleep?

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We all know what it looks like when we are without sleep, but why is sleep so important to us? It turns out, our brains are doing some extraordinary things while we sleep! See what you think. (And learn what you “think” while you are sleeping!)

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7 minutes

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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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9 minutes

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Where Could the Beauty of Science Take Us?

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Could this combination of art and science inspire a fascination for the sciences in more people? This education brand brings another level to science class!

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17 minutes

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CRISPR: Start at Any Level of Understanding!

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What do “glow in the dark” mice have to do with the cure for cancer or genetic defects? Turns out, they are pointing us in amazing directions. Here’s a new technology that may change everything for all of us!

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5 minutes

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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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19 minutes

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DARPA: Removing the Fear of Failure

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What would our lives look like if we could shake our fear of failure? What would you try tomorrow if failure wasn’t a bad thing? Enter: DARPA, a place we might find a new mindset! Take a look at the TED Talk by Regina Dugan and become a better you!

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6 minutes

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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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14 minutes

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How Paper Tools will Change the World

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When it comes to innovations that will change the world, shouldn’t we consider how many hands will have access to them? Check out this brilliant TED Talk from Manu Prakash, one of the remarkable brains behind the paper technologies of the future that will revolutionize how we think about science!

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20 minutes

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Could “Connection” Start at the Level of Our Five Senses?

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Are we starting at the right level when we strive to understand each other? What if videos about new technologies that correct sensory disabilities can point us to a new starting point for connection?

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27 minutes

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Live from the Bottom of the Ocean!

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Ever wondered what life looks like at the bottom of the sea? Let us introduce you to a remarkable place where you can tag along live as scientists explore the ocean’s uncharted depths!

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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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12 minutes

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Way Beyond the Swan: Here’s Origami in Space!

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Here’s what happens when we apply the Mathematics of Origami, complex folding, to engineering and space!

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14 minutes

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A Drug Free Approach to Depression and Melancholy!

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Science is vastly improving our options when it comes to depression. Here’s a very insightful TED Talk that might put a spring in your step, literally and figuratively!

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13 minutes

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Pollen as a Micro-Wonder of the World!

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Let’s go beyond the misery of hay-fever and understand the extraordinary beauty, complexity and wonder of one of Mother Nature’s most ingenious designs: Pollen!

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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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4 minutes

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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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When Oobleck Meets Slow-Mo Photography!

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Ordinary household and backyard items can be extraordinary and fascinating, when you have the right point of view!

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8 minutes

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Could We Live in Houses That Breathe?

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Sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? Let’s rethink what a building can do by following one architect on a journey to create eco-conscious additions that’ll breathe with the world.

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5 minutes

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The Remarkable Intelligence of Octopus Tentacles

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How much do you really know about octopus tentacles? Sure, tentacles help an octopus get around, but did you know they can smell and taste too?

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7 minutes

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Searching for the 9th Planet… Once Again!

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Still mourning the loss of Pluto? No worries, scientists are searching for the 9th planet, and they are getting closer to finding it!

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9 minutes

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The Fibonacci Sequence Explains Nature’s Spirals

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The wonder of spirals can be found throughout the natural world. It turns out that Mother Nature uses some fascinating mathematics in these designs!

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6 minutes

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Why is Mt. Everest So Massive?

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Is there some unseen force that compels a thousand people each year to risk their lives climbing Everest? Here’s more reason to behold Everest with awe!

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11 minutes

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The Incredible Woman Who Discovered Radiation

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When it comes to superhero qualities, it would be difficult to beat the great Madame Curie, who discovered radiation and hundreds of other things that improve our lives today!

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18 minutes

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Coral Wonders That Defy Imagination!

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Want to crack the window open on a view of beauty and complexity that will leave you with a sigh? You might think you know enough about coral, and you’d be very mistaken. Take a look at this!

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9 minutes

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Bill Nye on “Can We Survive an Asteroid Strike?”

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The news is full of wild claims and appears to be looking for reasons to spread acrimony and fear these days. Leave it to Bill Nye (the Science Guy) to explain why the threat of an Asteroid strike should NOT be keeping us up at night.

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18 minutes

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A Positive Perspective on Population Growth

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Fascinating – maybe positive – math on the subject of population growth!

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11 minutes

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Learning from the Extremes

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From the frigid arctic to the mouths of great white sharks, meet people who go to our planet’s extremes and bring back insights we can all learn from!

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