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Forest Kindergarten: Challenging All Our Instincts!

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When was the last time you saw pre-schoolers gleefully playing in a muddy ditch or climbing in a tall tree? Turns out that encouraging that sort of thing might be a giant leap forward in education! Take a look…

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6 minutes

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Here’s Where Your Mushrooms Come From!

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You can find fungi pretty much everywhere—including your plate. But how does it get there? The amazing series, How Does it Grow, brings us to one of the largest mushroom growers in the United States to find out how!

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7 minutes

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Have You Met The Animal That Can Survive in Space?

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Tardigrades are the definition of “small but mighty”. They’re never any bigger than 1.5mm, but these creatures can survive pretty much everything!

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15 minutes

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Fireflies Put on Quite the Show in Mexico

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On this edition of Saturday’s Around the World, we’re traveling to Mexico to experience the light show few have seen happening in their forests!

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10 minutes

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It’s Raining Bones! (And That’s a Good Thing!)

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When it comes to animals doing good in the world, vultures may not instantly come to mind. But bearded vultures are some of nature’s most underappreciated creatures!

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9 minutes

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Why Are Coral Stressed About Current Events?

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We know that coral is beautiful and that it’s in danger, but what exactly is coral? Learning about these complex creatures helps us understand how to work to save and preserve them for the next generations!

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30 minutes

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Iceland’s Comeback Story

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Iceland may be well known for its barren and sweeping landscapes, but the island didn’t always look like that. Here’s how scientists are using the latest science to regrow Iceland’s long-lost forests.

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7 minutes

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These Bees Make Their Own Perfume!

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Male orchid bees don’t just look beautiful, they also smell beautiful (well, to female bees anyway). These little guys are the perfumers of the forest, collecting smells in hopes of finding a mate. Here’s how they do it!

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5 minutes

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Masterful Mimics of the Natural World

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There are numerous species of insects and spiders (like this little friend pictured here) who have evolved to look like other animals, the natural world, and even bird poop. But how has this happened? And why?

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18 minutes

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Why Are Beavers So Busy?

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These rodents are single-handedly making it possible for other species to thrive! Let’s find out how this is happening…

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6 minutes

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The Fishy Side of Mussel Reproduction

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These creatures have become really good actors over the years. Slowly changing their looks from generation to generation to look like… a fish? There’s a lot more to mussel reproduction than one would assume at first glance.

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25 minutes

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You’re Probably More Like a Crow than You Thought

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These birds probably live near you, but have you ever noticed just how intelligent they are? No? Well, you’re in for a treat.

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8 minutes

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Who Exactly is Responsible for Waste Production

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Are you sick of seeing litter all over your hometown? Kamikatsu, Japan and other regions were fed up with GHG emissions and toxins, so they started reducing waste production and have already seen drastic improvements in their environments!

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7 minutes

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Celebrating Elephant Intelligence!

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They’re a favorite animal for many, but how much do we all actually know about how elephants interact with the world? Here’s your quick overview!

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9 minutes

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This Beautiful Image Comes from a Dinosaur Bone!

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Have you heard about the scientific field called Paleohistology? Scientists are creating stunning images that are not only breath-taking but revealing new insights into the lives of dinosaurs!

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20 minutes

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Orangutan Culture Feels Very… Familiar

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We share 97% of our DNA with orangutans, but what we’ve known about their cultural customs and habits have been limited… until now.

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12 minutes

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Meet Lucas the Spider, Your Cure for Arachnophobia!

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If you’re one of the many people who suffer from a fear of spiders, we may have found a very adorable way to lessen your fears! (And if you are already a spider fan, well, you’ll love this.)

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10 minutes

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Have You Been in a Tree Lately?

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When was the last time you took a moment to really enjoy nature? Meet a man who is taking people hundreds of feet up into the limbs of the world’s oldest trees to give us a new perspective on our connection to the natural world!

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7 minutes

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An Excuse to Not Eat Your Vegetables?

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The tastes we’ve come to enjoy from various fruits and vegetables may stem from these plants trying to kill us. Let’s find out who the culprits are, and if salads are truly good for our health or if we’ve all just been blindly following instructions on what to eat.

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11 minutes

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Farming the Place of Stone

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Let’s take a journey to a lunar landscape nestled into the hills of Ireland! A place where the history, the land, and the people have become deeply intertwined over many millennia.

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11 minutes

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It’s Dance or Die for this Adorable Spider

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The male peacock jumping spider has one of the most eccentric mating dances you’ll come across, and there’s a reason he has to put on quite a show!

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7 minutes

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It’s a Dog, It’s a Deer, It’s a… Whale?

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Whale evolution is a remarkable story in the history of life on earth! Here’s how the whale went from a tiny deer-like animal to the creatures we know now.

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40 minutes

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Are Plants “Talking” to Each Other? They Are!

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Trees may seem like some of the planet’s quietest living things, but it turns out that they and their other plant friends are actually communicating with each other in amazing and complex ways!

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7 minutes

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The Axolotl Can Grow Back Its Limbs, What Can You Do?

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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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9 minutes

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Venomous Animals Prove It’s Still an Amazing World

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Ever wondered why some animals developed this deadly cocktail? Or why there seems to be a pattern to where these creatures are located? There are pieces to this puzzle that may just surprise you…

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5 minutes

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What You Learn When the Sun Doesn’t Rise

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There’s a span of time every year in the arctic zone when the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon. What is it like to experience these polar nights? On this Saturday Around the World, we head to Greenland to explore.

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11 minutes

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Surprise! Those Are Worms, Not Stars

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Welcome to the luminescent ceiling of New Zealand’s Waitomo Caves. It may look like the lights of another solar system, but in reality, it’s home to thousands of wriggling carnivorous glow worms.

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4 minutes

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Don’t Miss the Rainbow River

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For a short amount of time every year, the conditions in Colombia are perfect for a rainbow to bloom in the river, Caño Cristales.

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6 minutes

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Can Rats Make us Be Better People?

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Rats get a bum rap, but they may have something to teach us when it comes to solving problems more effectively. Here’s what we can learn from rats!

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