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Why do Airlines Overbook? Why is Flying so Expensive?

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Want to get past the hype of the news or past the surface of our most perplexing problems. Here’s a place to start when we want to know how things work!

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11 minutes

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The Incredible Woman Who Discovered Radiation

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When it comes to superhero qualities, it would be difficult to beat the great Madame Curie, who discovered radiation and hundreds of other things that improve our lives today!

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9 minutes

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Going to Venus Before Mars? Think Actual “Cloud Cities”!

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When we consider the first manned missions to colonize another planet, there are some fascinating reasons to consider Venus over Mars. See what you think!

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18 minutes

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Coral Wonders That Defy Imagination!

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Want to crack the window open on a view of beauty and complexity that will leave you with a sigh? You might think you know enough about coral, and you’d be very mistaken. Take a look at this!

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Hop on Over to Japan’s Rabbit Island

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There are places in the world that shift our sense of “normal”, and the wonder never leaves us. Here’s a small wonder!

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Why the Worldwide Web is Not the Internet

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Have you ever wondered if it was correct to refer to the web and the net interchangeably. Turns out the worldwide web is not the internet and here’s a very interesting reason why…

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Bill Nye on “Can We Survive an Asteroid Strike?”

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The news is full of wild claims and appears to be looking for reasons to spread acrimony and fear these days. Leave it to Bill Nye (the Science Guy) to explain why the threat of an Asteroid strike should NOT be keeping us up at night.

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The Oldest Mime on Silent Communication Between Us

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Silence can teach us a lot about ourselves and others. Here’s the world’s oldest mime, Richmond Shepard, at age 87, sharing his reflections on life and communication.

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Elephant Seals: Mother Nature’s Beachmaster

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When Mother Nature created beaches, she must have felt like she needed a truly colossal creation worthy of becoming the “beachmaster”. Enter, the Elephant Seal.

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Stunt Cyclist Danny MacAskill: Astonishing Day Out

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If “genius” is defined by an exceptionally rare gift of intellect, creativity or other natural ability, then stunt cyclist Danny MacAskill qualifies. Take a look at the work of someone who combines all three!

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A Positive Perspective on Population Growth

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Fascinating – maybe positive – math on the subject of population growth!

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11 minutes

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Learning from the Extremes

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From the frigid arctic to the mouths of great white sharks, meet people who go to our planet’s extremes and bring back insights we can all learn from!

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Are Dragons in our DNA?

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There’s a fascinating reason why dragons show up in cultures all around the world, and it’s something that unites us all!

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10 minutes

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What Exactly is Gluten Anyway?

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If you’ve ever scratched your head about the fuss regarding gluten in our diets, here’s an entertaining way to feel like an expert, in less than 10 minutes!

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Reading Earth’s History with Sand

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A beautiful beach has much more to it than meets the eye. You can actually read our planet’s history with sand! Each grain has its own story to tell…

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Building the Solar System in the Desert

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Some people who look at the world and say “why not?” Meet a group of friends who decided to create the first to scale solar system in the desert of Nevada!

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#TryPod Let Us Introduce You!

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#Trypod has us excited about some of our favorite Podcasts! Learn a few thing about Podcasts and let us recommend a few of our favorites along the way!

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The Mystery of the Hawaiian Islands

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Take a trip to Hawaii! We won’t be exploring the beaches, but instead a mystery whose answer looks into the formation of the Hawaiian Islands and our planet!

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What Do Pirates, Nurses, and Buckminster Fuller Have in Common?

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What do pirates, nurses, and Buckminster Fuller have in common? They are the rebel designers of history who show us what the future of design may start to look like!

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Fungi, the Technology of the Future?

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Imagine a future filled with bricks, furniture, and leather made of mushrooms! That fungi-filled future is here and it’s the kind of innovation that needs celebrating!

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Turning Trash into Musical Instruments

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Meet the artist and musician Ken Butler. Since 1978, he has been pushing the limits of possibility with his art by turning trash into musical instruments!

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Cell Phone Charging Wisdom: How, Why, When

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We’ve all heard contradicting advice about preserving our cell phone batteries. Let’s look into something practical and sort this out once and for all!

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Why Do We See Faces on Mars?

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We’ve seen a lot on the surface of Mars, but what about the stranger things? Why do we keep seeing things like canals, bigfoot, iguanas, faces on Mars?

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What is a “Wiki”? The Difference Between Wikileaks and Wikipedia

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Want to understand and get a refreshing look at the insane power of a well organized crowd? Believe it or not, Wikipedia is an example of the best of human potential. See why!

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The Art, Technology, and Wonder of Filming Wildlife

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Explore what goes on behind the lens to capture nature at its most extraordinary! The art of filming wildlife brings the natural world into our homes, inspiring wonder, and reshaping the future along the way.

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Our Space Junk Problem: Educating Ourselves for the Future

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The era of space exploration hasn’t been long, but it has had an impact. Get better acquainted with our space junk problem and how we can fix it!

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Breakfast at Giraffe Manor

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You get a wonderful appreciation of the size of a giraffe when their head is in your cereal bowl. Here’s the marvelous story of Kenya’s Giraffe Manor.

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Explore the Universe in Your Coffee Cup

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Your cup of coffee contains the forces that keep the universe in motion! It’s a great reminder of how being a lifelong learner makes the world more incredible!

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How Ripe Bananas Can Shift Perspectives: Wisdom from Oliver Sacks

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Here’s some wisdom from Oliver Sacks on how green bananas and an old H.G. Wells story helped him learn about valuing perspectives outside of the “norm”.

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