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Sam Berns and His Happiness Secrets

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Have you heard 17 year old, Sam Berns’ secrets to a happy life? I watch this TED Talk periodically as a refresher course, no matter how busy I am – and maybe because of that. See why!

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9 minutes

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A Spin on the Falkirk Wheel

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There’s a lovely place in Scotland where picturesque waterways, physics and mesmerizing design combine in a wondrous way.

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9 minutes

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You’ll Love Our Friend TED (.com)

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Our new EWC Must-See TED Talks page is here! If you don’t know about TED.com, this will begin a journey of ideas for you, with many of the most ingenious people on the planet – both creators and watchers of TED Talks.

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10 minutes

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Creativity Explored: Arts Empowerment

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The incredible organization Creativity Explored is unleashing the artistic potential of developmentally disabled artists, showing us that creativity has the incredible power of unlocking something deeper in us all!

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10 minutes

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Our Fascination with Robots

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How long have we been fascinated by robots? The surprising answer may make you question your own assumptions about why we fear and revere these marvels of technology!

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12 minutes

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Turning Birds Into Dinosaurs

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Is turning birds into dinosaurs possible? Creating the dino-chicken isn’t just a scientific dream. The science behind the project is already a reality!

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5 minutes

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So, What’s Your Story?

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What do we do in those first few moments of interaction with a new person? What if instead of asking people where they are from, we started asking people for their story?

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5 minutes

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Dancin Power

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Can dance change lives? The organization Dancin Power proves that it can, and is helping to transform the lives of chronically ill children. Here are some of their incredible and uplifting stories!

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9 minutes

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Moving Maps: Blowing in the Wind

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Wind, weather, all the phenomena above us in the sky; they all seem more like concepts than tangible realities, but moving maps make these things a remarkable reality. Take a look!

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22 minutes

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Paul Nicklen’s “Tales of an Ice-bound Wonderland”

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Astonishing stories and very funny!.. National Geographic’s Paul Nicklen, has quite a story from swimming with a particularly “caring” arctic leopard seal for 3 days!

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7 minutes

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Rewilding: What if We Had the Giants Back?

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Have you heard much about “megafauna,” the other giants that roamed the earth after the dinosaurs. It turns out they can teach us a lot about rewilding, a process to recover balance in the natural world.

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7 minutes

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Snowflake Bentley & His Unique Snowflakes

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Have you ever heard someone say “No two snowflakes are alike”? Today we learn the science behind this statement, and learn a little about Snowflake Bentley, the Vermont man who first made this discovery!

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18 minutes

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The Unbelievable World of the Birds-of-Paradise

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Deep in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea are some of the most unique birds in the world. Check out the expedition that set out to photograph and study them all!

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20 minutes

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What Can A Brain Hacker Teach Us?

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How much do you trust your own brain? Should you trust it at all? Watch as brain hacker Keith Barry takes us on an adventure into our own minds!

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6 minutes

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Virtual Reality Museums: Let’s Go to the Smithsonian!

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The future is now! Take an amazing virtual tour (“walk” through at your own pace!) of the Smithsonian Museum from the comfort of your own home, featured today on EWC!

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14 minutes

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Snake Robots: Can You Watch This Without Squirming?

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Are you creeped out by robots… or snakes? How about a robotic snake?! You might change your tune when you see the incredible uses of the robot snake, today on EWC.

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13 minutes

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Beatboxing: An Orchestra in Your Mouth

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What happens when beatboxing and TED combine? Tom Thum transfixes us with his incredible TED Talk, as he brings beatboxing to the TED stage.

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6 minutes

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Flying Rays: Marvels of Nature

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What happens when creatures of the sea take flight? The BBC and National Geographic take us on a journey with flying rays to see a marvel of nature!

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25 minutes

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Underwater Exploration: The New Frontier

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We know more about the face of mars than our own ocean floor! Today’s EWC article inspires us to completely rethink the exploration of the amazing depths of our own planet!

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12 minutes

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Walking Across China: Way 1.0 & 2.0

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Walking across China – one foot in front of the other for 4,500 km (2800 miles) – sounds like an epic journey. Wait until you see the clever, amazing way Christoph shares it with us!

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7 minutes

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Our Shared Place in the Universe

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What is our place in the universe? Here on Earth we may think we are the center of it all, but today’s video-share gives us a very unique perspective!

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5 minutes

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Baking Cookies is Chemistry?

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Ever thought of yourself as a chemist? Well, if you have ever baked, or critiqued the results of a baker, you might just be the best chemist in your house! There’s fascinatingly fun science in those holiday cookies!

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9 minutes

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What’s Invisible? Asking a Bigger Question

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When we ask “what’s invisible” we may find ourselves asking a bigger question than we anticipated! John Lloyd shows us just how much out there is invisible.

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21 minutes

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Can Bacteria Talk to Each Other?

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Can single-celled organisms like bacteria communicate, or are they blindly moving through their lifespan, like tiny organic machines? Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler has a fascinating answer.

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7 minutes

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Why Do We Laugh?

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Laughter has the power to bring us closer together across languages and cultures. “It’s Okay To Be Smart” helps answer the question “Why do we laugh?”

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6 minutes

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So, You Want to Start a New Country?

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You know how some people have the hubris to think you can just start up your own country? We get some very entertaining AND interesting insight today on why that might be a little more complicated than you think!

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12 minutes

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Exploring Mexico’s Underwater Caves

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Mexico’s underwater caves, or cenote, are breathtaking natural wonders! This week on EWC’s Saturdays Around the World, we see what it would be like to spend a Saturday cave diving there!

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5 minutes

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A Tale of Three Plastic Bottles

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Does recycling really make much difference? It turns out, our choices when it comes to plastic bottles make a major difference. TED-Ed explains how!

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8 minutes

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Whale Facts, The Lives of Incredible Giants

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We thought we knew everything about whales, but It’s Okay To Be Smart shows us some incredible whale facts that prove these giants are incredible creatures.

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