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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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21 minutes

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Miss Traveling? Join This Mushroom-Hunting Adventure in Romania!

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Have you been bitten by the travel bug recently? Join us on a trip to a dinner table far far away to enjoy the delicacies and adventures of a place you probably have never been to before!

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22 minutes

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Mysterious Orchids of the Everglades: Saving a Flowering Swamp Ghost

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Deep in the swamps of Florida, real ghosts float in the air with their tendrils wrapped around the trees. These mysterious flowers have been stumping biologists for centuries, but this team of scientists and photographers has braved the alligators, snakes, and endless mosquitos to solve this puzzle once and for all! Let’s join them.

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8 minutes

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Why You Should Thank Bats for Your Next Margarita!

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Do you hate mosquitos but love tequila? Your new favorite animal may be a bat! These flying mammals may get a bad rap, but they are actually some of nature’s most important species and are responsible for some of our favorite foods.

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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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10 minutes

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What Happens When Lion Hunter Becomes Lion Protector?

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Could the Kenyan warriors who once hunted lions actually be the best ambassadors to protect them? Here’s how Warrior Watch is taking skills honed over generations and using them for good to save this amazing species!

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10 minutes

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Raising 300 Black Bears: How One Man is Changing Conservation!

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Having raised over 300 orphaned bears and reintroduced them back to the wild, Ben Kilham has entirely changed how the scientific community sees them! Here’s how getting up close and personal with black bears has been a ticket to saving other animals—like pandas—all around the world. 

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12 minutes

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Pushing the Limits of Our Passions: Figure Skating in the Arctic Circle

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Want to reignite a passion of yours? There’s always something new to learn, even with something we’ve been mastering for decades. We’re heading to the Arctic Circle to discover how one master tested her limits, skating into entirely unknown territory and creating one of the most beautiful performances we’ve seen.

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10 minutes

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How Painted Wolves Are Saving a National Park!

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Is fear a good thing? In a gorgeous valley of southern Mozambique, reintroducing fear has restored order and allowed their ecosystem to once again thrive after humans sent it spiraling out of check. Here’s the story of Gorongosa National Park’s revival—thanks to the return of the painted wolf!

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17 minutes

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How a Magpie Named Penguin Helped a Family Find Life after Loss

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After mother and adventurer Sam Bloom became paraplegic in a sudden accident, her sense of self was erased. But just as she was losing hope in the future, a little magpie waddled into her life and changed everything!

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12 minutes

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How #TeamTrees Proves the Internet Can Do Good 

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20. Million. NEW. Trees. You read that right! When fans of YouTuber MrBeast sparked a lofty goal of planting 20 million trees in 2019, the mission spread like wildfire, exploding to include thousands of content creators and hundreds of thousands of people around the world. Check this story out for proof that when people come together for good, there’s no end to their impact.

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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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6 minutes

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Hooked on Helping: The Diver Who Lets Sharks Nap in Her Lap!

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Can one of the world’s most feared predators teach us to take a more gentle approach toward others? You’ll be hooked on this heartwarming story of Cristina Zenato, one of the first scuba divers in the world to get a shark to “nap” in her lap!

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6 minutes

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New Discovery! More Mammals Are Glowing in the Dark?

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Platypus are already known to be strange creatures, but there’s a new characteristic to add to these odd-balls: they GLOW! The thing is, scientists are finding that they actually aren’t the weird ones when it comes to this. It turns out, glowing in the dark is a trait far more common in mammals than we’ve ever thought! Ready to test what you think is possible?

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7 minutes

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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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7 minutes

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Trash Panda or Urban Einstein? The Surprising Genius of Raccoons 

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Looking for a smile and a quick lesson on how to conquer any challenge? These adorable masked avengers are clever geniuses when it comes to getting what they want, and here’s how!

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8 minutes

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Weird Stories We Tell Ourselves: Do Birds Fly to the Moon Every Winter?

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Birds flying to the moon, sleeping at the bottom of lakes, or transforming into other animals? For centuries, bird migration evaded our understanding, and those wild theories were taken as true. Here’s a look at how the hypothesis of bird migration was tested, and how hundreds of people helped prove it! 

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6 minutes

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Living with Fun in Mind! Lessons from New Zealand’s Smartest Parrot

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Adding more fun into our daily lives may not be as difficult as we think! The kea—an unbelievably unique parrot known for their curious and mischievous ways—are masters at play, and they have a few things to show us about this delightful way to thrive in life!

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6 minutes

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The Secret Survival Kit of the World’s Smallest Fox

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We’re headed off to the Sahara Desert to spy on the world’s tiniest (and arguably, it’s cutest) little hunter. Let’s learn the secrets to surviving in the desert and explore the superpowers that nature has given to each of us, with help from the fennec fox!

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11 minutes

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Ant Butt Imposters? You’ll Never Look at Ants the Same Way Again!

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While most would run away from a relentless raid of army ants, some critters have found clever ways to survive and thrive alongside them! The unusual tactics they employ—like pretending to be an ant butt—will give you a window of wonder onto the incredibly complex world we are a part of!

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6 minutes

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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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6 minutes

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A Bonsai Master’s Perspective on the Legacy You’re Leaving Behind

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The ancient art of bonsai can teach you a lot about how to leave a legacy behind for generations to come. Whether or not you decide to take up your pruning sheers, bonsai master Chiako Yamamoto has some words of wisdom for you!

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6 minutes

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How Sea Bunnies and Otters Teamed Up to Save a Seashore

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Is an ecosystem like a community? One beloved natural space was almost lost forever when it lost two of it’s most important members, but here’s how embracing their unique skills saved their home! 

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13 minutes

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What Was It like to Live with Australia’s Strangest Ancient Creatures?

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From giant one-toed kangaroos to marsupial hyper-carnivores, the first people to live in Australia encountered some WILD animals. Luckily, we can see what they saw in the ancient art they left behind! Here’s what we’ve found.

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7 minutes

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Relationship Advice from… Ants? 

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How do we nurture our best relationships? Today’s teachers may be tiny, but they’ve been pulling off beautifully mutually beneficial relationships for millions of years! And yes, they’ve even befriended their own cows.

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12 minutes

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Proof That You Don’t Need a Brain to Be a Genius!

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What can something called “slime mold” have to teach us about our own special kind of genius? Well, this otherworldly organism is changing the way we think about what intelligence looks like!

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7 minutes

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The Strangest Legs in the Sea: Could Your Toes Out-Sniff a Starfish?

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Have you ever learned something new and then started seeing that thing everywhere? Well, you’re about to experience this awe of discovery over and over again after this—with a creature you probably think you have all summed up!

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Ever Wondered Why You Always Have Room for Dessert?

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Why is it that after even the biggest meal you still have room for dessert? You may not have two stomachs, but you do have an evolutionary trick that has helped to keep us alive for thousands of years!

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Hope for Koalas after the Devastating Australian Wildfires!

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What happened to the koalas that survived the fires in Australia earlier this year? This is not a story of sadness, but one that highlights the hope and goodwill of hundreds of thousands of people!

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