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What We’re Learning from The First Swim Across the Pacific

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Ben Lecomte is currently (right now!) in the middle of swimming 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. While this is the awesome on it’s own, what’s truly amazing is the amount of scientific data they’re picking up along the way.

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7 minutes

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Detecting Malaria with Magnets

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Detecting malaria can sometimes be difficult in the most rural places, but engineers have come up with a clever way to detect it with magnets! Here’s how this life-saving innovation works!

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27 minutes

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Why Wild Animals May End Up On Your Street

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These communities in Canada are helping us all reimagine what we can do to have healthy relationships with the wildlife that lives around us!

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26 minutes

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Can Super Mario Teach Us To Be More Successful?

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There’s a tendency to look at what stands in our way to success and feel overwhelmed. But Mark Rober has a novel method to get around this, and he calls it the Super Mario Effect. Now, THIS is a game-changer!

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28 minutes

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The Surprising Life Behind Your Chocolate

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If you’ve ever eaten chocolate, then you’re definitely going to want to check this out. Most of us don’t know of the lengthy, fascinating process it goes through before it makes it to us!

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17 minutes

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Every Brain is Beautiful: The Autism Advantage

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What if we let disabilities take a back seat and we focused on the abilities that might look like superpowers in the right setting? Let’s take a look at some examples.

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6 minutes

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When Conservationists Become Matchmakers

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The Maned Wolf faces the threat of becoming endangered. So, scientists in the US are becoming matchmakers to these creatures to help keep the species alive!

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22 minutes

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What Life is Like with Cochlear Implants

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Cochlear implants were the first technology to restore a human sense, and since their invention, they have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands. These are some of their stories.

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8 minutes

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Insects Have Never Looked So Good!

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The amazing, intricate structures of insects are something that belongs in museums—oh wait, they’re already there! Photographer Levon Biss has teamed up with one exhibit to bring us closer than we’ve ever been to these tiny creatures with his Microsculptures. You’ll never look at a bug the same way after you see these.

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14 minutes

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Forest Kindergarten: Challenging All Our Instincts!

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When was the last time you saw pre-schoolers gleefully playing in a muddy ditch or climbing in a tall tree? Turns out that encouraging that sort of thing might be a giant leap forward in education! Take a look…

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6 minutes

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Here’s Where Your Mushrooms Come From!

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You can find fungi pretty much everywhere—including your plate. But how does it get there? The amazing series, How Does it Grow, brings us to one of the largest mushroom growers in the United States to find out how!

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35 minutes

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Listening to the Babies

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Baby babble isn’t just cute. When babies are babbling their brains are actually engaging in much more complex thinking than just making noises!

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16 minutes

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How to Trade a Paperclip for a House

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Now here’s a TED Talk that is both fun and transformational! The best ideas are a win/win for everyone and this one certainly qualifies. After this, you’ll never look at your “stuff” in the same way.

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7 minutes

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Have You Met The Animal That Can Survive in Space?

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Tardigrades are the definition of “small but mighty”. They’re never any bigger than 1.5mm, but these creatures can survive pretty much everything!

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10 minutes

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This Performance is “Popping” Barriers

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Bubbles have a way of instantly taking us back to the joys of childhood! Meet the family bringing the wonders of bubble making to new heights with a performance unlike any other!

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8 minutes

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Bringing The World Into the Classroom

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Ever Widening Circles has moved into the classroom! Learn more about how EWCed is helping inspire students’ curiosity and connect them to the wider world!

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15 minutes

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Fireflies Put on Quite the Show in Mexico

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On this edition of Saturday’s Around the World, we’re traveling to Mexico to experience the light show few have seen happening in their forests!

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13 minutes

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What’s Up With All This Noise?

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We’re living in a loud world, and most of us are contributing to the noise pollution in some way. Although it’s rather grim to mourn our hearing, there’s still hope! Let’s learn more.

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20 minutes

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Community Laboratories are Changing What’s Possible

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Genspace is the world’s first DIY biolab; letting members of the community from all walks of life get a closer look at the building blocks of our world. Science isn’t just for scientists, and the amazing projects and discoveries coming from Genspace and community laboratories like it, are proving this to be true.

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It’s Raining Bones! (And That’s a Good Thing!)

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When it comes to animals doing good in the world, vultures may not instantly come to mind. But bearded vultures are some of nature’s most underappreciated creatures!

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6 minutes

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Your Spare Hair Could Clean the Ocean!

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Did you know you are growing a way to combat oil spills? Every day, hairdressers are throwing out pounds of hair that can be used to help clean up the environment! Clean Wave is putting that hair to good use, keeping the oceans safe and protecting wildlife.

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