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The Soul of the Sign

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We rarely think about how the signage all around us shapes the way we see the world. Here’s a man who is keeping the soul in signs by keeping the essence of craftsmanship alive. (Sound boring? Take a look! There’s magic here.)

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12 minutes

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Bye Bye Plastic Bags

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All over the world, plastic bags are becoming a major source of pollution. So, how do you solve a problem this big? You put two driven and passionate teenage sisters on the case. Here is their story…

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14 minutes

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The BlackFish Outcome: Good People Can Win!

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After 3 years of public pressure following the broadcast of a documentary called Blackfish, SeaWorld is finally canceling its Killer Whale shows, stopping its captive breeding program, and phasing out keeping killer whales in captivity all together!

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30 minutes

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Wytham Woods, a Laboratory with Leaves

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Oxford University’s Wytham Woods is a place of science, art, and conservation. This incredible Laboratory with Leaves is a wonderful reminder that the beauty of nature is waiting for us in our own backyard!

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9 minutes

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Hilarious James Veitch: Scamming an Email Scammer!

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What would happen if you replied to an email scam in your inbox? Comedian James Veitch decided one day to find out. The story that ensues is very funny and revealing!

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14 minutes

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How Paper Microscopes Can Change the World

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The Foldscope is a nearly indestructible paper microscope that costs less than a dollar to manufacture, and it is changing the future of education and medicine in developing countries. Here’s its incredible story…

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20 minutes

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Afterglow: A Spectacle of Snow and Color

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What happens when professional skiers take on mountain slopes at night lit by a tremendous array of colors? Prepare to be wowed by this spectacle of human creativity!

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15 minutes

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Sharks: Do We Really Need Them?

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Since 1975, when the movie “Jaws” came out, the word “shark” has been equated with fear and loathing. But is that a fair assessment… and what happens if they’re gone? Find out with today’s fascinating EWC insights. (Our research even surprised us!)

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15 minutes

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Theo Allofs’ Paragliding: Changing Perspectives

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Photographer Theo Allofs took to the sky in a power paraglider when he wanted a new perspective. Here’s the story behind this niche and the remarkable tales of some of Theo’s most stunning images!

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9 minutes

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Underwater with the National Geographic Crittercam

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National Geographic’s Crittercams are changing the way we learn about some of the most notoriously difficult animals to study on this planet. Today we ride along with manta rays, whale sharks, and humpback whales in an up close and personal way…

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18 minutes

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Brain Pickings: A Fabulous Place for the Curious Thinker

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There’s a place on the web where you can press the “surprise me” button and almost always find something out of left field that will send your mind on a deeper journey. BrainPickings.org is helping to shape the future of what media can become.

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32 minutes

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Medieval Medicine for the Modern World

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This is the tale of how an ax-wielding nun, a medieval text, and modern science came together to find a cure to one of today’s greatest medical dilemmas. Get ready for an incredible story of discovery…

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12 minutes

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At the Volcano’s Edge

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What happens when you use drones to explore the depths of one of the world’s most active volcanoes? We join explorer and filmmaker Sam Cossman on his journey to discover life at the edge of one of the planet’s most hostile environments!

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16 minutes

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The Glow-in-the-Dark World Beneath the Sea

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Just below the ocean waves is a world that, until recently, we had never seen before. This world of glowing sharks, eels, turtles, and much more has been swimming all around us, but it took asking the right question to find it!

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6 minutes

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What is Dark Matter and Why Does it Matter?

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Dark matter appears to be all around us, and yet it is incredibly difficult to detect. This frontier of science is changing not only the way we understand the composition of our universe, but also our place within it!

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24 minutes

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Cultural Beauty: Before They Pass Away

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World renowned photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled to 35 isolated countries over a few years and documented what he calls “The Most Beautiful People.” Learn how his story proves the value of noticing “happy accidents.”

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#EarthArt: A Hashtag, Literally, “Out of this World!”

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Astronaut Scott Kelly made it back to Earth last week after a year spent in space. While orbiting the globe, he shared his unique perspective on the world below on Instagram and Twitter, and the images he sent back down to of us all are incredibly awe-inspiring.

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20 minutes

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Ok Go Does it Again!

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You may have seen Ok Go’s new viral music video filmed in zero gravity, but today EWC does what we do best: we bring you a behind the scenes look at how the video was made, and the science behind the wonder!

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15 minutes

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What We Learn From Art that Challenges Us

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Why should we care about art that makes us think “I don’t get it”? Olafur Eliasson is an artist answering that question and is artwork is changing the way we see the world around us!

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6 minutes

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So, You Found A New Dinosaur?

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Let’s say you have discovered the skeleton of a dinosaur, how do know if your discovery is a new species? When Elmer Riggs discovered the first brachiosaurs in 1900 this was the question he had to answer. So, how did he do it?

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7 minutes

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Do Butterflies Self-Medicate?

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Are humans the only species that use medicine to improve our quality of life? The answer is changing the future of medicine for our species, and opening up a new world of possibility for the future of our health!

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4 minutes

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What the Heck is a Leap Year?

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Ever wondered what a Leap Year is really all about? It turns out, Leap Years are a little more complicated than we usually think! Don’t worry, Niel Degrasse Tyson is here to explain!

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22 minutes

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Peponi with the Piano Guys

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Want to crack the door open on a few moments in Paradise? The Piano Guys are back! This time with a rendition of Coldplay’s “Paradise,” Peponi version!

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15 minutes

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The Oldest Lives on Earth

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How old are the oldest living things on earth? The surprising answer is what artist Rachel Sussman set off to find and photograph, and the story these organisms tell is one that puts human life into striking perspective!

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4 minutes

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Squishy Robot Fingers: The Future of Sea Exploration

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What’s the big deal with something called “Squishy Robot Fingers”? For marine biologists, this new innovation is a groundbreaking way to conduct research on the ocean’s most delicate organisms.

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6 minutes

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An Astronaut’s Perspective on Earth

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Can a view change our perspective? While many of us may never see Earth from above, hearing astronauts talk about seeing Earth from space serves as a beautiful reminder of the broader picture we are a part of!

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8 minutes

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Beauty in a Solitary Drop of Water

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What if everything ordinary, like a drop of water, is intricately complex and beautiful depending solely upon your perspective. Take a look at a video that explains this assertion and will leave you stunned by a remarkably unknown source for wonder.

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8 minutes

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The Incredible Journey of Jane Goodall

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How would knowing the story of your childhood hero have changed what you thought was possible growing up? For many, Jane Goodall is a childhood hero, but her story, in her own words, is and incredible and inspiring journey. Let her tell you more…

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Saving the Life of a Humpback Whale

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While out in the Sea of Cortez with friends, a whale conservationist came across a young humpback whale trapped in fishing nets, the incredible adventure that followed is an amazing testament to powerful connection we share with the natural world!

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