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Exploring Emergence, The Universal Property That Shapes Us

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At what point do you become you? How many neurons does it take to make you who you are? How many cells? Today, we celebrate emergence, the universal property that makes us who we are and shapes every corner of our world.

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Vesuvius and Reading the Ancient knowledge in a Charred Library

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When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, an entire society was preserved in moments. This is the kind of story that brings us some truly amazing insights and silver linings, especially when two very smart people, some ancient scrolls, and particle accelerator are involved.

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The Pieces of a Passion Project

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There’s something unexplainably relaxing about finding yourself lost in your craft, whatever that craft may be. Suska Matsik, a talented mosaic artist, describes her connection to her process in the most beautiful way.

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It’s a Dog, It’s a Deer, It’s a… Whale?

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Whale evolution is a remarkable story in the history of life on earth! Here’s how the whale went from a tiny deer-like animal to the creatures we now know.

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Are Plants “Talking” to Each Other? They Are!

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Trees may seem like some of the planet’s quietest living things, but it turns out that they and their other plant friends are actually communicating with each other in amazing and complex ways!

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This Device Turns Brain Waves Into Music!

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This isn’t like music you’ve heard before, in fact, it doesn’t even sound all that great. But, it CAN save lives by detecting seizures when there are no other symptoms present.

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The Axolotl Can Grow Back Its Limbs, What Can You Do?

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The insane regeneration abilities of the axolotl make it quite possibly one of the most interesting animals in the world. Whether regrowing limbs or hosting the body parts of their axolotl peers on their own frame, these creatures are incredible oddities of nature!

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Taking a Quiet Moment for Wonder

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Need a little break in your day? Take a moment to appreciate a little bit of wonder and let us introduce you to one of the most beautiful videos we’ve come across thus far!

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Costa Rica: A Country (Almost) Free of Fossil Fuels

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In 2017, Costa Rica went 300 days without using fossil fuels to generate their electricity! How did they pull this off? Monica Araya, the co-founder of Costa Rica Limpia gives us a look into how a decision in the 1940s set them up for success.

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Here’s How to Talk to Strangers

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There are a lot of great people out there that you don’t know! If you’d like to change that, or at least make your introductions easier, here are a few tips.

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Turning Pollution into Paint: Update on the Toxic Art Project!

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Here’s an update on a project we featured two years ago when it was still a primordial concept. Now it’s an inspirational story with all the elements of the best kind of progress!

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The Best Way to Improve the World Around Us

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Here is a TED Talk that could be a prescription for solving many of the world’s most vexing problems! What if we emulated some of the quirkier characteristics of the most original thinkers and idea people?

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How is Bitcoin Influencing our Search for Alien Life?

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In all that you’ve heard about Bitcoin, you’ve probably not thought about its unintended consequences on the search for extraterrestrial life. Here’s how these two seemingly unrelated worlds are colliding.

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This Artist Shows Our Messy Side

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How much of yourself do you actually like to reveal to others?
This artist is able to uncover another side to the subjects of her portraits by using an unassuming material that we all have an experience with. This makes us ask, can these “messy” sides of ourselves actually be beautiful?

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Venomous Animals Prove It’s Still an Amazing World

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Ever wondered why some animals developed this deadly cocktail? Or why there seems to be a pattern to where these creatures are located? There are pieces to this puzzle that may just surprise you…

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A History Carved in Canyon Walls

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It’s hard to find a place in the United States that holds as much human history as Canyonlands and the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The ingenuity of the people who lived on this land centuries ago is literally carved into the stone!

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A World More Beautiful Through the Lens of Physics

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What if there is an almost magical world of symmetry behind a curtain of knowledge that only some people decide to pull back? Here’s a small window into a world full of wonder and precious imperfections!

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This Robot has the Brain of a Worm

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The C. elegans is the first animal to have their connectome completely digitalized! Obviously, the next step would be to put this information into a robot. So let’s see this worm-bot in action and find out what this innovation could make possible for our future!

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Lightning: Are We Really Safe in Airplanes and Cars?

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Ever wonder if you are actually safe in an airplane or a car during a lightning storm? Turns out the answer is as fascinating as the science, and it can be made quite fun!

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The Power of Bringing the Moon to the Street

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When’s the last time you really saw the moon? Here’s a beautiful look at the power it has in realizing our shared humanity.

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So… Why Are Plants Green and Not Black?

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There are a LOT of plants out there and the majority of them seem to be wearing various shades of the same color. So, why is this?

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