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Have a Question? Ask an Astronaut!

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Want to know if you’ll really get taller if you go to space? Or where we’re at with warp speed? We know you definitely want to know what it smells like up there. Astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses all of this and more in this awesome video.

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The Adorable Creature Who… Can Grow Its Arms Back?

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The insane regeneration abilities of the axolotl make it quite possibly one of the most interesting animals in the world. Whether regrowing limbs or hosting the body parts of their axolotl peers on their own frame, these creatures are incredible oddities of nature!

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Lightning: Are We Really Safe in Airplanes and Cars?

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Ever wonder if you are actually safe in an airplane or a car during a lightning storm? Turns out the answer is as fascinating as the science, and it can be made quite fun!

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What Do Bears, Frogs, and Gardening Have in Common?

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You may not expect urine to be the topic in an article about insight and innovation, but here we are. Today we discover how a few animals recycle their own to keep themselves healthy and the steps that we humans are taking to join the party!

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Need to Solve a Problem? Turn to Nature!

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The natural world is a remarkable problem solver. So, why aren’t we turning to nature to find more answers to our complex problems? Here’s how biomimicry is helping us build a better future!

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Strides Towards Combating the Deadliest Organism on the Planet

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Dare we propose that it could be possible that humans and mosquitos can actually become… friends? Here’s a little insight that could point the way to beating one of the most deadly and pervasive diseases in the world!

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Living Beyond Expectations: Daniel Kish

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Despite not having eyes, Daniel Kish has taught himself to “see” with human “echo-location” and he is teaching others. His story is a remarkable testament to what happens when we never get the memo about things that are “impossible” and instead make what we have work for us!

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Problem-Solving Through Reinventing “Normal”

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Dominic Wilcox is an inventor and creative genius whose work is an inspiring reminder of why creativity will almost always save the day! Here is his incredible story, and some of the amazingly fun work he has inspired!

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Exploring the Wonders of Cardistry

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Have you heard of cardistry? This incredible art combines dexterity with endless possibility to turn an ordinary deck of cards into a medium for remarkable feats of artistic expression!

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16 minutes

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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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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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Experience the Remarkable Sapporo Snow Festival!

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Want to take a little trip without leaving your living room? Today on our Saturdays Around the World feature, we stroll the streets of Japan’s famous snow festival!

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Why Don’t Woodpeckers Get Concussions?

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Have you ever asked yourself “Do woodpeckers get concussions?” Well, even if you haven’t, here is the answer that will leave you walking through the world a little smarter!

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Meet a Living Dinosaur: The Giant Cassowary

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Is it possible to find a living dinosaur in some far off corner of the globe? It is if you count the extraordinary, enormous bird called a cassowary!

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The Ingenious Music of the Marble Machine

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What happens when you combine the musical power of a one-man band, the whimsy of a Rube Goldberg machine, and the power of 2000 marbles? Meet the Marble Machine, an instrument and a band all in one!

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The Creature that Doesn’t Die?

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Let us introduce you to the hydra. These remarkable little organisms appear to defy the laws of nature with their seemingly immortal lifespan! Here’s the story on these strange creatures.

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Laying Out Earth’s History on a Football Field

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How much do you really know about this planet’s history? How long have we been here? How does that compare Earth’s entire history? With the help of a football field, let’s gain a little perspective on these questions.

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Re-Imagining School Lunch: Absolutely Fascinating Fun!

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Innovation is at its very best when it involves things we take completely for granted. Take School Lunches for example: now here are some remarkable, delightful and incredibly obvious insights that North Americans have almost completely missed!

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Ever Wondered How Bees Make Honey?

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Have you ever wondered how bees make honey? These complex creatures aren’t just remarkable, they are a key part of the ecosystems we depend on!

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When Snakes Fly

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What if we could turn our fears into inspired insights? Flying snakes might seem to be unlikely teachers, but could they point us in some interesting directions when it comes to possibility? Take a look…

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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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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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