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Your Fuzzy Antidote to Sadness: Alpacas!

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In a time when there is so much division, comfort can still be found in the world around us. We’re pulling our favorite sweater over our heads and coming out to the other side to celebrate an animal who has been gifting us relief for centuries! With an alpaca’s undeniably cute underbite and “super fiber” fleece, your hard day is about to become a little softer!

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10 minutes

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A True Tale of Finding a Best Friend in a Beluga Whale

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Can an unlikely friendship help save an entire species? When an aquarium trainer met her counterpoint in a friendly beluga whale, a bond was formed that can teach us more than we ever dreamed possible. Let’s dive into a real-life story that will have you heading to the nearest aquarium in search of a new best friend!

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8 minutes

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Do You Know Where Baby Eels Come From? Neither Does Science!

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There are a lot of mysteries about the world around us, but one you probably never thought you’d ponder is the mating lives of eels! EELS? Yes, these slippery friends have stumped scientists and philosophers for centuries, and this mystery reminds us all of the wonderful quirks of our world!

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11 minutes

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Why Don’t Beetles Have Bones? (And Why Do You?)

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The perfect combination of strong, flexible, and light, our skeletons do a lot more than hold us up! But how did we end up with this skeletal wonder that makes us so different from bugs and beetles? Well, the answer is a great reminder of how a few little detours on the path of life can lead us in entirely different directions! 

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12 minutes

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A Hilarious Look at the Tiniest One-Footed Surfers! 

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Beachgoers beware, there are some crazy surfers on the loose! They are small, shelled, and are up to some strange antics. But don’t worry, unless you’re what’s for dinner, you’re probably safe, and certainly in for some entertainment! 

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6 minutes

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The Fascinating Secret Behind How Birds Sing!

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From the beauty of the dawn chorus to the strange wonder of hearing a parrot talk like one of us, birds never cease to amaze us. But how do they make such an astonishing array of sounds? You will never walk through a park or your yard the same after this!

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35 minutes

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How the “Kraken” Was Caught On Film! (Twice!)

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How is it that one of the world’s largest animals still remains a mystery? In an original interview with our head writer Samantha Burns, marine biologist Dr. Nathan J. Robinson chronicles the day he captured real-life footage of a legendary creature that has been the scuttlebutt of sailors for centuries—and how we could do it next!

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23 minutes

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Can Squirrels Outsmart a NASA Engineer?

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These fuzzy backyard bandits are breaking into bird feeders across the globe! But can this former NASA engineer design a squirrel-proof bird feeder? Check out this ingenious course he came up with, meet the contenders, and prepare for the most amazing—and hilarious—look at how our squirrel friends work their magic!

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7 minutes

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Why Is My Cat So Dang Weird?!

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The midnight racing, the pre-pounce butt-wiggle… these are just a small sampling of the odd things that cats do. But you don’t need to be a crazy cat lady to appreciate these sometimes-ferocious little furballs! Let’s start by nipping at the evolutionary excuses your cat has for being, well, the weirdest!

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17 minutes

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The Super COOL Way Antarctic Fish are Improving Your Ice Cream! 

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You may have to thank these fish for your favorite smooth, tasty, ice cream treat! The fish? Oh yeah—what these scientists have discovered about how Antarctic fish survive in the freezing waters will make your next trip to the freezer way more exciting!

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7 minutes

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The Most Marvelous Butts of the Ocean!

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Make your next trip to the beach even more exciting by discovering the journey that the sand between your toes has gone through! Sometimes, the most important players in our lives are vastly overlooked. So today, we relish in the wonder of the sea cucumber: the most humble, hungry hot dog you’ll ever find saving the world!

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13 minutes

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Become an Instant Backyard Scientist with iNaturalist! 

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What if you could go on a safari and get up close and personal with hundreds of plants animals, no plane ticket, no fancy guide, and no money required? Now, all of us can experience our own backyards with a little more wonder thanks to this amazing app!

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8 minutes

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What Are These Walking Jellybeans Doing on Your Plants?

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Most people would overlook these candy pooping, clone birthing, walking jellybeans, but you are not most people! These little gals will have you turning over more leaves, getting more excited about the world, and letting curiosity be your guide!

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Meet the Birds Keeping You Safe in Flight!

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Did you know that one of the greatest threats to our safety as we board a plane and fly off to our destination is BIRDS!? Luckily, some ingenious airports are turning to one of the world’s oldest sports and taking some inspiration from the natural world to keep us safe! 

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10 minutes

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How Dogs Are Helping Us Detect Cancer!

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A group of highly trained dogs is learning to smell some of the hardest to detect forms of cancer! So, what are we learning from these super-sniffers?

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8 minutes

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It’s an Octopus?! It’s a Blanket!? What is this Awe-some Creature?

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Sometimes we need a little awe to reset our sense of wonder about the world!  When it comes to finding inspiration we need to look no further than the natural world. Billowing through the ocean, this giant creature will leave you with your jaw on the floor!

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25 minutes

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Take a Journey to the Top of World with its Largest Land Predator!

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How much do you REALLY know about polar bears? If we want to save animals at risk around the world, we have to celebrate how magnificent they are! Come along with us on a breathtaking journey to the top of the world to experience how the largest land predator on Earth lives their lives!

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17 minutes

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Hear the Howl of the Mightiest Mouse of the Desert!

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Many don’t know of the fearless predator that roams the desert of New Mexico. The grasshopper mouse may look adorable, but don’t let its cute exterior fool you. One of their favorite foods is the most venomous scorpion in North America. And how they catch their lunch could end up helping you, too! 

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Learning Life’s Gentle Lessons with the Seahorse Whisperer!

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Can observing the gentle ways of a graceful sea creature actually make you a better person? Rog Hanson is known as the Seahorse Whisperer, and you don’t end up with a title like that for no reason! We’re diving in with him to discover how we can all grow as humans from one of nature’s most elusive miracles.

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15 minutes

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All Hail the Great Hellbender Salamander!

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Snot otter, lasagna lizard, grampus, whatever you call it, this gigantic, slimy, and loveable creature could be the unlikely superhero saving the world’s amphibians. How, you ask? Well, let’s get to know them a little better and find out!

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13 minutes

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How TurtleCams are Enlisting Turtles to Protect their Ocean!

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Do you remember the viral video of the sea turtle with a straw stuck in its nose? It changed the way many people saw our ocean plastic problem. And now, the scientists behind that video are keeping the positive momentum going—this time turning to the turtles themselves for footage of how we can help make a difference!

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25 minutes

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A Funny-Looking Clam That’s Saving Communities!

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Can a clam help keep a culture alive? The impact the geoduck has had on the communities of the American Northwest goes even further, bringing together culinary experts, conservationists, and pallets around the globe! This intriguing mollusk is way more than just a delicacy on your plate!

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15 minutes

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Meet These Queens of the Bug World!

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Powerful kingdoms are rising and falling all around us, each created and lead by a mighty queen. But what’s it like to be a queen in the insect world? We’re taking a royal tour through the lives of a wasp and a fire ant queen to learn what’s happening inside these busy colonies.

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5 minutes

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The Fabulous World of Flies!

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If you like chocolate and avocados, you have flies to thank for it! Flies are everywhere and may be some of the coolest creatures on our planet. So, let’s get to know these remarkable little creatures.

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10 minutes

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Meet the Couple that Helped Save 10 Million Acres of Patagonia

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Thanks to the largest private donation of land in history, 10 million acres of land are now protected in Patagonia: one of the most beautiful places on Earth. So, who are these remarkable donors?

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13 minutes

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On the Hunt with Italy’s Truffle Dogs!

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Hidden beneath the ground lie treasures with a hefty price tag that can only be uncovered by a certain few. So, let’s head off on a truffle hunt to discover the secrets of this delicacy…

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10 minutes

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Casting a Line for Conservation!

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What happens when fishermen and scientists team up to protect a species? Check out this extraordinary collaboration of anglers and biologists to preserve some of the world’s most endangered and magnificent fish!

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13 minutes

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Journey to a Land Where Medieval Monsters Still Reign

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What ancient monsters are still roaming around us today? We’re traveling to a land shrouded in thousands of years of history, where medieval creatures are waging wars and heading off on epic quests driven by evolution. Come explore this untouched wilderness with us!

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Watch this Crab Regrow its Legs!

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Get ready for a story of epic crab fights, lost limbs, and the magic of regeneration! Nature has some pretty incredible examples of design genius, and we’re about to dive in.

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