Image: Orchid Mantis Sitting on a Pink Orchid

5 minutes

The Orchid That’s Actually an Insect

The Orchid Mantis may look like a gorgeous flower, but behind that beauty is a deadly assassin. Check out how these remarkable creatures use their camouflage to its most deadly–and beautiful–best.

Image: Man standing next to a termite mound in the desert that is taller than he is

7 minutes

Meet the Planet’s Most Remarkable Engineers

Imagine a world of natural air conditioning, vertical farming, and sky scrapers that rival our tallest buildings. You don’t have to travel to the future to see any of this, all you have to do is turn to the insect world!

Image: Medieval Image of a Griffin, Protoceratops Skull, and ancient Greek Pottery of a Griffin

6 minutes

The Fossil Record of Mythical Beasts?

In a time before we understood extinction, how did people interpret the fossils they found? From Griffins to snakes turned to stone through prayer, here are just some of the explanations we’ve used through time!

Image: Rubik's Cube

5 minutes

The Secrets of the Speedcubers

Have you ever wondered how to solve a Rubik’s Cube? This puzzle may seem impossible, but there’s a lot more to it. You don’t have to take our word for it, here’s the world record holder, at 5.25 seconds, with his tips!

Image: Coffee with foam in the shape of a smile

6 minutes

What’s in Your Cup?

For many, caffeine is something they can’t live without. How many of us know why that cup of tea or coffee in the morning keeps us awake? Here’s a fun look at what all that caffeine is doing up in our brains!

Image: people placing their hands and feet in a circle

13 minutes

Why Asking for Help is a Sign of Strength

Why do we feel embarrassed to ask for help? The wonderful (and hilarious) TED Speaker Michele L. Sullivan helps us reframe our perspective on asking for help, and how it all starts with having a little more compassion!

Image: Dumbo Octopus

27 minutes

Live from the Bottom of the Ocean!

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!

Image: Freehand embroidery of a fox by Chloe Giordano

4 minutes

One Stitch at a Time

You may think of embroidery as an antiquated art form, but the artist Chloe Giordano’s mesmerizing freehand embroidery is breathing new life into this beautiful tradition.

Image: Woman asleep on a tree limb over a pond

7 minutes

It’s Okay, Let Yourself be Bored!

One of the best ways to increase your creativity and problem-solving may surprise you. It doesn’t involve a fancy app, or much practice, in fact, the tools you need are always with you!

Image: Flamingo touching its head to the water with a reflection

5 minutes

How the Flamingo Got Its Pink

Did you know flamingos are not born with their vibrant plumage? Their beautiful plumage is actually the result of some pretty incredible science and the remarkable ways nature has evolved to find its way!

Image: Platypus swimming

5 minutes

Meet the Mammals that…Lay Eggs?

It’s an animal that is often perplexing, but always fascinating. Join us today as we learn a little more about the platypus, one of the planet’s most unique creatures!

6 minutes

Your Smile is a Storyteller

When it comes to decoding the history of humanity, did you know ancient teeth are some of our greatest assets? Yes, the humble tooth can provide us with an incredible window into the past!

Image: The Sound Mirrors of WWII

5 minutes

The Sound Mirrors of WWII

Have you ever considered what’s next, after cell phones, GPS and the internet? We are never at an end point you know. Here’s a bit of wonder that reminds us to always consider what’s next!

8 minutes

A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Now!

Are dinosaurs still around today? You probably know that birds and dinosaurs are evolutionary cousins, but do you know how we know that? Here’s a deeper look at a piece of knowledge we might normally take for granted!