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The Magic of the Washing Machine

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After seeing this TED Talk you will never look at your washing machine in the same way again! It’s time we celebrated this amazing technology!

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11 minutes

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When Oobleck Meets Slow-Mo Photography!

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Ordinary household and backyard items can be extraordinary and fascinating, when you have the right point of view!

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6 minutes

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Meet the People on a Quest to Rebuild National Forests!

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Today we’re meeting a wonderful organization dedicated to growing the trees that’ll become a part of saving gorgeous national forests and ultimately, the hundreds of species that depend on them, including you!

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14 minutes

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Live Cams: Peering into the Secret Lives of Animals

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Live cams can take us on small journeys we might never imagine. Today we point you to a place where you can get lost in the wonder of nature, up close and personal, in real time!

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12 minutes

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The Best Advice from 100-Year-Olds

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Have you wondered what advice your 100- year-old self might give you today in your current circumstances?

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8 minutes

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Could We Live in Houses That Breathe?

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Sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? Let’s rethink what a building can do by following one architect on a journey to create eco-conscious additions that’ll breathe with the world.

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5 minutes

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The Remarkable Intelligence of Octopus Tentacles

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How much do you really know about octopus tentacles? Sure, tentacles help an octopus get around, but did you know they can smell and taste too?

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7 minutes

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Searching for the 9th Planet… Once Again!

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Still mourning the loss of Pluto? No worries, scientists are searching for the 9th planet, and they are getting closer to finding it!

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14 minutes

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The Breathtaking Seasons of Norway

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Join us as we take a moment of pause and let the natural world speak for a moment as we celebrate the breathtaking beauty of the seasons of Norway!

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9 minutes

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The Fibonacci Sequence Explains Nature’s Spirals

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The wonder of spirals can be found throughout the natural world. It turns out that Mother Nature uses some fascinating mathematics in these designs!

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9 minutes

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Dumpster Diving to Demonstrate a Better Way Forward

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Here’s a terrific fellow who would rather show us what is possible, than tell us what we should be doing. Finally, a refreshing approach to change!

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6 minutes

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Why is Mt. Everest So Massive?

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Is there some unseen force that compels a thousand people each year to risk their lives climbing Everest? Here’s more reason to behold Everest with awe!

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7 minutes

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Why Paddleboard to Victoria, Canada?

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Have you noticed that in our haste to make our lives easier, we actually experience far less wonder and adventure? Here’s a perspective that may feel like a gift!

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11 minutes

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Eight of the Rarest, Cutest Animals on Earth

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Maybe when we know more, we will save more of the earth’s wonders. Here are 8 of the rarest and cutest animals on earth.

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Expanding Our Notions About Good Versus Bad Luck

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What makes a “great” childhood? Here’s an absolutely amazing story that points us in the direction of the right answer, while turning some of our initial impulses upside down.

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Creating Something Out of Nothing: The Forest Man of India

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Magicians aren’t the only people who specialize in making something out of nothing. There are a few ordinary folks whose single-mindedness is their magic. See what you think of the work of the Forest Man of India.

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The Ties That Bind Us: Do Shoes Reveal What We Value?

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Shoes may seem like a utilitarian necessity or a fashion statement, but what if they connect us all in pointing to what we value?

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11 minutes

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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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11 minutes

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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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7 minutes

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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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10 minutes

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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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18 minutes

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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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