Image: Orchid Mantis Sitting on a Pink Orchid

5 minutes

The Orchid That’s Actually an Insect

The Orchid Mantis may look like a gorgeous flower, but behind that beauty is a deadly assassin. Check out how these remarkable creatures use their camouflage to its most deadly–and beautiful–best.

Image: Man standing next to a termite mound in the desert that is taller than he is

7 minutes

Meet the Planet’s Most Remarkable Engineers

Imagine a world of natural air conditioning, vertical farming, and sky scrapers that rival our tallest buildings. You don’t have to travel to the future to see any of this, all you have to do is turn to the insect world!

Image: A mountain biker on a cliff overlooking a canyon

8 minutes

Failure is Great!

In a world so full of advances of course there have been a few set backs. The Museum of Failure in Sweden has curated some of the best for us to view and to see that yes, failure is always an option and it has so much to teach us.

Image: Close up of Dustin Yellin's collage sculpture Psychogeography 66

9 minutes

Into the Mind of an Artist

The artist’s mind is always an interesting place to walk through, but where it can bring us can be quite beautiful. Let’s go on this journey today with sculptor, Dustin Yellin to see what’s possible when we break down the boxes that separate us!

Image: Medieval Image of a Griffin, Protoceratops Skull, and ancient Greek Pottery of a Griffin

6 minutes

The Fossil Record of Mythical Beasts?

In a time before we understood extinction, how did people interpret the fossils they found? From Griffins to snakes turned to stone through prayer, here are just some of the explanations we’ve used through time!

Image: Rubik's Cube

5 minutes

The Secrets of the Speedcubers

Have you ever wondered how to solve a Rubik’s Cube? This puzzle may seem impossible, but there’s a lot more to it. You don’t have to take our word for it, here’s the world record holder, at 5.25 seconds, with his tips!

Image: Coffee with foam in the shape of a smile

6 minutes

What’s in Your Cup?

For many, caffeine is something they can’t live without. How many of us know why that cup of tea or coffee in the morning keeps us awake? Here’s a fun look at what all that caffeine is doing up in our brains!

Image: Freehand embroidery of a fox by Chloe Giordano

4 minutes

One Stitch at a Time

You may think of embroidery as an antiquated art form, but the artist Chloe Giordano’s mesmerizing freehand embroidery is breathing new life into this beautiful tradition.

Image: Woman asleep on a tree limb over a pond

7 minutes

It’s Okay, Let Yourself be Bored!

One of the best ways to increase your creativity and problem-solving may surprise you. It doesn’t involve a fancy app, or much practice, in fact, the tools you need are always with you!

Image: Flamingo touching its head to the water with a reflection

5 minutes

How the Flamingo Got Its Pink

Did you know flamingos are not born with their vibrant plumage? Their beautiful plumage is actually the result of some pretty incredible science and the remarkable ways nature has evolved to find its way!

5 minutes

Ask Yourself, Why Not Now?

Sometimes it seems that fate is pushing against us. But, thankfully there are some amazing people out there pushing right back, diving in, saying yes I can. Today, we learn the story of one more of these stunning individuals.

Image: Platypus swimming

5 minutes

Meet the Mammals that…Lay Eggs?

It’s an animal that is often perplexing, but always fascinating. Join us today as we learn a little more about the platypus, one of the planet’s most unique creatures!

8 minutes

How to Suddenly Thrive from Listening Better

What if one day we all woke up and recognized the potential of listening better? What would dinner conversation, the news, science, and politics look like if we listened to understand, not to get ready to make our next point?

Image: Statue of face on a hill

15 minutes

Take a Moment Just for YOU

We live in a world where self-criticism is normal and points the way to do better next time. But what if – when we’ve done our very best – our inner critic just accepted that and moved on? Here’s a great insight!

6 minutes

Your Smile is a Storyteller

When it comes to decoding the history of humanity, did you know ancient teeth are some of our greatest assets? Yes, the humble tooth can provide us with an incredible window into the past!

18 minutes

Graffiti: The Language of the City

In a world where there’s negativity and ugly, there’s always going to be beauty found somewhere. Today, we’re going to take a look at what the effect taking art to the streets can have on a city, and why this expression is so important! Join us!

7 minutes

Finding Joy Tapping on Your Door

There’s a lot of pressure to “find your passion” these days. Often that sentiment implies that we have to change the world, but today’s EWC Thought-Leader teaches us the essence of the concept!

Image: The Sound Mirrors of WWII

5 minutes

The Sound Mirrors of WWII

Have you ever considered what’s next, after cell phones, GPS and the internet? We are never at an end point you know. Here’s a bit of wonder that reminds us to always consider what’s next!

9 minutes

Finally, what to do with your old cell phones!

We all have a cell phone graveyard filled with the ghosts of technologies past. So, what are we to do with all these electronics? Finding ways to recycle our e-waste is great in the short term, but here is how technology is changing to become more sustainable!

10 minutes

Can You Smell That? It’s Your Memory!

It’s a powerful tool that most of us have been gifted, but do you think we’re truly utilizing our sense of smell? Today we learn how this sense shapes our world and how we can become better at sniffing out our memories!

8 minutes

A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Now!

Are dinosaurs still around today? You probably know that birds and dinosaurs are evolutionary cousins, but do you know how we know that? Here’s a deeper look at a piece of knowledge we might normally take for granted!