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How to Spot a Liar at a Glance!

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Imagine how different life would be if most of us could spot deception at a glance? Turns out there is some amazing science to help us do that! Take a look!

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15 minutes

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Hype Aside: What Are Our Real Energy Options?

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Do you feel us edging away from fossil fuels? If we look where innovation is moving, it’s not in coal, oil and gas. No the creative thought leaders and clever young innovators are moving on. See where they are taking us!

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6 minutes

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Shifting Perspectives: The Discovery of the Microscopic World

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The discovery of microorganisms completely changed the way we looked at the world. In this age of science are we just as close to perspective shifting discovery?

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12 minutes

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Ghosts in the Night: How Owls Fly Silently

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Have you ever wondered how owls fly silently? There’s more to it than you may think! These remarkable creatures are yet another example how nature never ceases to amaze us.

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11 minutes

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Prepare to be Awed by the Finger Painter Iris Scott

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After seizing a moment of inspiration, finger painter Iris Scott began using our most fundamental tool to create marvelous works of art! Here’s her story…

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9 minutes

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Unlikely Heroes: The Hidden Gems of 2016 on EWC!

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Once in a while it’s good to travel with a guide who really knows the hidden gems in any landscape, the extraordinary things that shouldn’t be missed. Today, let us be your guide to some remarkable hidden gems of possibility!

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28 minutes

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Amateurs Making Our Lives Better: Planning 2017

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People who have changed the world often started out as complete amateurs. Some of their stories are absolutely fabulous! Let’s give this whole “trying new things” some thought through the lens of remarkable amateurs.

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9 minutes

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Happy 12017! Let’s Celebrate an Extra 10,000 Years of History!

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The new year is just a few days away, are you ready for 12017? Yes, you read that right, 12017. Let us introduce you to the holocene calendar, a different way of appreciating our rich past!

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12 minutes

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Accomplish Any Goal by Reversing Things!

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What if we could accomplish our goals by thinking in reverse, beginning with the end sharply in mind and working backwards? Here’s an amazingly useful thought experiment!

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7 minutes

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Meet a Living Dinosaur: The Giant Cassowary

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Is it possible to find a living dinosaur in some far off corner of the globe? It is if you count the extraordinary, enormous bird called a cassowary!

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9 minutes

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The Martian and Understanding Movie Music with Wonder

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Here’s a window into a world that most of us have been exposed to hundreds of times, but would take for granted unless we had a great teacher to educate us. I’ll never listen to a movie score the same again!

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16 minutes

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The Ingenious Music of the Marble Machine

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What happens when you combine the musical power of a one-man band, the whimsy of a Rube Goldberg machine, and the power of 2000 marbles? Meet the Marble Machine, an instrument and a band all in one!

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20 minutes

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Nat Geo Photographer’s Tales: Leopard Seals and Penguins

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Ever see a breathtaking photo from the natural world and wonder how they got that image? Often the backstories are even better than the photograph! Listen to the remarkable tales from a Nat Geo photographer and you will be transformed.

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8 minutes

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Murals on Mountainsides

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Simon Beck creates breathtaking mountainside murals in freshly fallen snow. His work is a remarkable example of the magic that can happen when nature and art combine!

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4 minutes

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Got a Question? Give the “Human Google” a Call!

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Ever asked yourself “What did I do before Google?” For the past 40 years, the New York Public Library has had its own “human Google” where you can call and ask any question. The best part? You can still call them today!

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6 minutes

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The Creature that Doesn’t Die?

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Let us introduce you to the hydra. These remarkable little organisms appear to defy the laws of nature with their seemingly immortal lifespan! Here’s the story on these strange creatures.

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11 minutes

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Hexaflexagon Wonder to Flex Mex Recipe

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Do you remember the wonder of a particular paper folding trick where it seemed a new color surfaced with every refold, even though the hexagon was only 2-sided? Here’s a whole new take on that!

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8 minutes

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Maps, A Distorted Look At Our World

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How do we take our 3D globe and turn in into a flat map? Well, you really can’t, here’s how distorted maps of our world are shaping our perspective and what we can–maybe–do about it!

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11 minutes

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Only in Japan: Rice Made Fascinating!

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Have you noticed how it feels a bit empowering when you are the one who knows a little inside information about another country? Let’s start with a fundamental Japanese food and see where it takes us!

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14 minutes

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A Renaissance Story: Oysters and the Chesapeake Bay

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There are some great stories of renewal and the resilience of nature and people. The story of oysters and the Chesapeake Bay is one of them.

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6 minutes

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Laying Out Earth’s History on a Football Field

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How much do you really know about this planet’s history? How long have we been here? How does that compare Earth’s entire history? With the help of a football field, let’s gain a little perspective on these questions.

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6 minutes

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How Bill Nye Became the “Science Guy”

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Sometimes, learning the backstories of our favorite heroes can be a great reminder that we all have the power to change the world! Here’s the story behind one of the great science icons.

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5 minutes

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Dancing with Strangers, Finding Threads of Connection

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What happens when you take strangers and friends and convince them to dance with you across the US and Canada? It certainly is a great recipe for a viral video that proves it’s still an amazing world!

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5 minutes

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Powering Your World with Fish Scales?

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Yes, you read that correctly, we can use fish scales to generate power! It turns out those fish you see in the market could be an alternative energy source. Here’s how this alternative energy source could be used in the future!

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22 minutes

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Can We “Fix” the Problem with News?

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How does the “news” effect our biases, or vice versa? Can we create a better world if we are all in our biased corners? Here’s a way forward…

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60 minutes

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Diving the Lembeh Strait in Search of Remarkable Creatures

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Take a dive into the Lembeh Strait. This remarkable corner of the globe is home to some of the world’s strangest and most beautiful species. These creatures will leave even the biggest nature nerd in awe!

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18 minutes

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MakerNurse Bringing Innovation to the Bedside

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What happens when you put the tools for innovation into the hands of nurses? You get MakerNurse, and incredible project changing the future of patient care!

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5 minutes

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The Blind Astronomer Gazing into the Universe

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Meet the Blind Astronomer from Nova Scotia who is peering into space and beauty of the night sky more vividly than most of us ever will!

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6 minutes

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Exploring the 8 Senses!

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You’ve heard of the five senses, but what about your eight senses? It turns out you have a few more than you grew up believing! Here’s the fascinating science about these little known senses…

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