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Creating Beauty from Scraps

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Mexico’s copper artisans are some of the most skilled in the world. Their work recycles the materials of everyday objects and transforms them into remarkable works of art.

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6 minutes

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The Universal Language of Our Emotions

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Does your smile mean the same thing as my smile? What about your frown? How is it that we can intuitively understand another person’s emotions simply by looking at their expressions? There are a few universals in life, and our smiles may just be one of them.

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A Sanctuary for Costa Rica’s Strays

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Territorio de Zaguates is providing care to nearly a thousand dogs that have been taken off the streets of Costa Rica. Their story is a testament to the impact the love and determination of one person can have on others.

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Have You Heard of Cecilia Chiang?

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If you’ve ever enjoyed Chinese food, like potstickers and Peking duck, while in the United States, then we’d like to introduce you to Cecilia Chiang. She’s the “Julia Child” of Chinese cuisine, and the story of how she changed the way Americans eat is as remarkable as her influence!

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What Happens When Athletes and Scientists Team Up?

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To put it simply: breakthroughs. This nonprofit is making it possible for scientists to get the data they need from every corner of the planet by teaming them up with the adventurers who are already there.

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18 minutes

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Why Are Beavers So Busy?

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These rodents are single-handedly making it possible for other species to thrive! Let’s find out how this is happening…

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8 minutes

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Your Dance Moves Say More About You Than You Think!

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Whether your preferred move is the running man or the moonwalk, here’s the science to help you bust it better!

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25 minutes

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Are Sea-Greens the New Superfood?

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The benefits of kelp farming are too extensive to list in full here (but one of the most important may just be that it’s cleaning the ocean—naturally.)

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13 minutes

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The Case For Making Useless Things

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How can we bring joy and humility back into the work we do? Why not have more fun! Simone Giertz is the queen of terrible robots, and she makes a great case for why we should embrace making “useless things”.

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Bringing Bangladesh to the Top of the World

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Climbing to the highest peak of every continent is no small feat. So what does it take for a person to conquer the Seven Summits? For Wasfia Nazreen, it began with a mission to put her country on the map and fight for the empowerment of women.

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Creative Growth: Where Artists with Disabilities Thrive

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Creative Growth is a space where artists can hone their crafts, express themselves, and share their work with the public. This is one nonprofit making us rethink where our community focus actually is.

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The Fishy Side of Mussel Reproduction

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These creatures have become really good actors over the years. Slowly changing their looks from generation to generation to look like… a fish? There’s a lot more to mussel reproduction than one would assume at first glance.

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12 minutes

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Synesthesia: Wiring the Senses Together

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Synesthesia could be called a superpower, so what is life like for people who can see music or taste color? This is the fascinating science behind it all!

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17 minutes

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How Do Space Suits Even Work?

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We’ve seen people walk on the moon in them, but how has that been possible? What is it about a space suit that enables it to protect us out there?

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6 minutes

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Mucus Does A Lot More Than Just Leak From Your Nose

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We’re thinking it’s about time we all give this goop a little more credit for being the amazing innovation it really is!

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16 minutes

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When (Artistic) Worlds Collide

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What happens when you take a graffiti artist and a painter and give them one day to create a mural together? (Spoiler: it’s definitely some sort of magic!)

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Is Tradition the Secret Ingredient to Great Food?

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If you want to have a really, really good tortilla, you’re going to need the best corn. Masienda is a company not only supporting Mexico’s small heirloom corn farmers but bringing the practices that enhance the nutritional powers of the grain back into the market.

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25 minutes

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You’re Probably More Like a Crow than You Thought

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These birds probably live near you, but have you ever noticed just how intelligent they are? No? Well, you’re in for a treat.

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Who Exactly is Responsible for Waste Production

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Are you sick of seeing litter all over your hometown? Kamikatsu, Japan and other regions were fed up with GHG emissions and toxins, so they started reducing waste production and have already seen drastic improvements in their environments!

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This Museum is Sparking Curiosity Anywhere!

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Meet MICRO, an amazing organization bringing the wonders and knowledge of museums to everybody, with tiny museums built to inspire curiosity!

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The (Actual) Magic of Mona Lisa’s Smile

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Great art can be hard to “get”, but here’s how Leonardo da Vinci used his masterful understanding of human perception to craft the Mona Lisa and transfix us 500 years later!

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