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How Highway Crossings Are Saving the American Lion

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You may know the American Lion by one of its 83 names, but whether you call it a puma, mountain lion, or catamount, it’s time to start protecting these important creatures. And that starts in—of all places—our highways!

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6 minutes

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Why Are These Fridges Mysteriously Appearing on Street Corners?

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Could a fridge on a curb change the lives of an entire community? In places where getting access to fresh healthy food is nearly impossible, neighbors, restaurants, and friends are teaming up to support and nourish each other. Here’s how it works and how you can get involved!

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5 minutes

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Embracing the Spice of Life: Why Grow the World’s Hottest Pepper?

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Can following our passions lead to a world-wide phenomenon? When Smokin’ Ed Currie invented the Carolina Reaper, he was driven by curiosity and creativity, inspired by one question: how hot can a pepper get?

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8 minutes

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Turning Chopsticks into Tables—Rethinking the Value of “Waste”

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You will never look at your take-out chopsticks the same again. Now, they could become your dining room table or beautiful shelving unit! Here’s a company that is radically redefining the value of our waste items, and creating a new, sustainable path forward for all of us along the way.

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14 minutes

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Hungry Goats: The Unlikely Heroes Preventing Wildfires!

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Goats combating wildfires? In Australia, communities are teaming up with these hungry helpers to restore their forests. And we’re finding inspiration to solve problems in our own lives along the way!

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13 minutes

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How the Colorful World of Oz Changed Movies Forever

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Reds and yellows and blues, oh my! Remember when Dorothy opened the door to Oz? We’re traveling back in time to discover an amazing innovation that has quite literally changed the world we see today!

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6 minutes

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Bugs Raining from the Sky?! They’re Strawberry Superheroes!

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Do you like strawberries? You have a little red bug to thank for their safety! Each year, millions of crops (including strawberries) are under threat of being destroyed by spider mites. But farmers and scientists have once again teamed up with nature to solve the problem. Here’s the story of persimilis—a surprising hero on the agricultural stage!

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8 minutes

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Human Ingenuity Never Fails: The Town Built Underground!

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What do you get when you combine resilient people, extreme weather conditions, and a former mining town?  In Coober Pedy, residents live, work, grocery shop, and do everything else… underground. This unique and fascinating lifestyle is a great look into how humans can learn to thrive, no matter the challenges we face. They give a whole new meaning to the term “down under”!

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7 minutes

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Creating Water Out of Thin Air! The Desert Beetle Revolutionizing Our Water Crisis

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In our fight to bring clean, fresh water to billions of people around the world, innovators now have a new source of inspiration from the middle of the… desert? A beetle with a unique ability to capture water out of thin air is inspiring a new generation of life-saving technologies! 

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When Squids Fly… Anything’s Possible!

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Squids? Flying? Oh, yeah! Across the top of our world’s oceans, squid are taking flight for reasons that still remain to be known. Here’s your nugget of delight for the day!

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10 minutes

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The 2,000-Pound Vegetarians Slowing Climate Change

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Some of our best environmental engineers when it comes to winning the race to slow climate change have turned out to be these natural (and very cute) prairie-preserving specialists! Here’s how bison are restoring a previously destroyed landscape and keeping tons of carbon out of our atmosphere along the way.

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12 minutes

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Why Grandmas Are Training to Be the Best Solar Engineers

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Grandmas around the world are learning a new skill! These “solar mamas” are learning to become solar engineers and bringing light back to their communities that once spent their nights in darkness.

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17 minutes

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Heroes from Table Scraps: How Oysters Are Protecting NYC!

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New York Harbor is the cleanest it’s been in over a century and it’s thanks to a delicacy many of us love to slurp down…oysters! Using nature’s knowhow, table scraps, and a little ingenuity, oysters are bringing life back to polluted waters and protecting one of America’s most beloved cities!

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12 minutes

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Proof That You Can Endure! One Paraglider’s Story of Adversity

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Soar to new heights with Jezza Williams! This outdoor enthusiast shows us how to navigate the bumpy winds of change with a recipe for personal success that can be replicated by anyone. It’s a story of innovative perseverance we all need to hear! 

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Turning Pineapples into Plantable Plates!  

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Meet the people turning fruit waste into super-sustainable packaging! Their amazing innovations are opening a whole new world of possibility for us all. Prepare never to look at pineapples—or paper plates—the same again.

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10 minutes

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We’re Going to the Moon Again! The Reasons Why Are Amazing

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Need something awesome to look forward to? In 2024, you’ll be able to look up at the moon and know that humans are on it! That’s right, we’re going to the moon again, and this historical mission is bringing us closer to a better shared future, for everyone. 

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8 minutes

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Meet the Hackers Who Are Saving Lives!

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Can hackers really be saving lives?! This group of hackers is combining their unique skills to do good! They’ve developed an extraordinary partnership that is quite literally saving lives.

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10 minutes

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Asparagus: A New Treatment for Spinal Cord Injuries?

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A feeling very familiar to most of us almost kept this life-changing treatment for spinal cord injuries from making it to testing! Here’s how Andrew Pelling and his fellow researchers overcame self-doubt to create this breakthrough innovation.

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These Bacteria Have Found a Way to Break Down Plastic!

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Could it be that single-celled organisms have found a solution to our plastic problem? It turns out that nature is far more adaptable than we may think—and we can use their skills to combat plastic pollution!

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Is the Solution to Too Much Plastic… Eating It?

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What if you could eat your water bottle? That may not be too far off! This little at-home experiment will have you playing with the endless possibilities towards a plastic-free life in your own house! 

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Goodbye, Green Screen — Here’s the Tech That’s Changing Film Forever!

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Movies have a way of taking us on journeys we could not have gone on without them. Now, those journeys just got a whole lot more real! We’re traveling to a galaxy far far away and discovering an other-worldly way of storytelling for at-home audiences everywhere!

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11 minutes

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The Surprising Ways Your Grandparents’ Experiences Shaped You!

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Did you know you can inherit your ancestors experiences?! New science is emerging that helps us understand ourselves in ways that connect us to the experiences of our parents and grandparents like never before!

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10 minutes

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Are Clowns Making Us Healthier?

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Could a clown actually improve your health? For thousands of people in hospitals around the globe, these funny characters are their ticket to success! With a surprising range of benefits, medical clowns are improving how we approach healthcare. Check it out! 

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Discover the Problem-Solving Power of Poo!

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Could a toilet help us solve some of our biggest problems? This organization is bringing lasting health to India’s poorest communities with clean water and sanitation, all powered by poo! It’s an ingenious approach to problem-solving that we can all adopt. Just take a look!

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15 minutes

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How We Predicted the Walk on the Moon, Cell Phones, and Siri!

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For centuries now we have had a way of looking into—and even shaping—the future. But how is this possible? Well, some of our favorite movies and television shows are already giving us a glimpse into what life may look like in tomorrow’s tomorrow! Ready to take a peek?

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Meet the Ancient Superheroes Fighting Cancer, PTSD,  Pollution, and Saving the Bees!

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What if everything we need to solve many of our most vexing problems is growing, silently, all around us? Mushrooms are an unexplored powerhouse that could very well save the world! 

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How a Vancouver Hotel Is Supporting First Nations Artists

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How can a hotel support the art and culture of a community? When it comes to doing good business that’s good for the world, Skwachàys Lodge has created a model for supporting Indigenous artists while giving people a world-class vacation in Vancouver!

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Could Your Water Bottle Become a Monk’s Robes?

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Hundreds of tons of plastic waste have never looked so good! By transforming plastic refuse collected from around the country into a fiber, this monastery in Thailand is helping us rethink the life cycle of our plastic! Could recycling actually just be the beginning of a new exciting journey? Check this out.  

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From Fish to Fashion: When A Fishing Net Becomes A Hat!

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What if we looked at the life cycle of every item we purchased and thought “Where did this come from? What will happen when I’m done with it?” This company has figured out how to solve a problem for a community of fishermen and save wildlife by giving some of the ocean’s most harmful pollution a new, more fashionable, life.

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