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The Secret Rooms You Aren’t Shown at the Natural History Museum

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Can we predict the future by looking to the past? Behind the fossils and neatly arranged collections we see at a Natural History Museum is a hidden world; one which is unlocking discoveries that are changing our future!

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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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How Nuclear Bombs Are Revealing Forgeries!

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What do priceless works of art and nuclear bombs have in common? Well, if you’re trying to sniff out art forgeries, those bombs come in handy! It turns out art heists are a lot more high tech than you may expect.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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This Magic Trick Can Keep You from Being Manipulated!

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Do you know if the decisions you make are really your own? This magician has a few tricks up her sleeve to help you avoid being unknowingly influenced and take control of your decision making again!

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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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What Astronauts Bring Back to Earth for Us!

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What can we learn from the people who have spent life OUTSIDE of our planet? The International Space Station is one of the most incredible feats of human engineering, and the secret to making it all possible is a lesson that could help us solve our biggest problems down here on Earth!

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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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Where Do Birds Really Go When They Migrate?

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If you’ve ever watched a mother bird raise a nest of babies, you’ve probably wondered where they all go come fall. One feather has now answered our curiosity!

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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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Meet the Unexpected Monster of the Ancient Americas

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They were once the size of elephants and others lived at sea, so what happened to the massive number of fantastical sloths that once dotted the landscapes of the Americas?!

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Here’s Why We Should All Consider the Wonder of the Fig

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Can we learn a new life-hack from how figs have managed to survive for millions of years? These inside-out-flowers (that’s right), have had to forge a unique relationship with tiny wasps to help species thrive! Inside this delicious, jammy, culinary delight is a wild world you would never expect!

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The Surprising Benefits of Being a Fish Out of Water!

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Whether they’re ditching gills for lungs or using their fins to walk across the land, these fish are about to have you seeing new possibilities all over the place! These fish out of water will have you looking at your unusual talents with a whole new appreciation. 

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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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Wish You Could Nap More? You’ll Be Jealous of These Birds!

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What if all the wonder and awe we need is right under our noses—or perched above our heads? It may seem like it’s too simple to really work, but we have a scoop on bird naps that will have you seeing the world with a little more delight as you spot these incredible snoozers!

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There Are Two Ways to Think About Time: Which Are You?

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What if the tension and conflict you experience with your loved ones or your co-workers could be explained in terms of time! Your perception of time may be entirely different than somebody else, but knowing how this works could leave you with a lot less conflict in your life. This simple test will help you get started! 

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How a Fictional Character Changed Real Science Forever

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Could the TV shows you watched when you were younger influence who you are today? Researchers have been looking into this since a certain popular fictional character hit the mainstream and sparked a movement that changed the world of science forever!

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Do You Know Where Baby Eels Come From? Neither Does Science!

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There are a lot of mysteries about the world around us, but one you probably never thought you’d ponder is the mating lives of eels! EELS? Yes, these slippery friends have stumped scientists and philosophers for centuries, and this mystery reminds us all of the wonderful quirks of our world!

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Why Don’t Beetles Have Bones? (And Why Do You?)

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The perfect combination of strong, flexible, and light, our skeletons do a lot more than hold us up! But how did we end up with this skeletal wonder that makes us so different from bugs and beetles? Well, the answer is a great reminder of how a few little detours on the path of life can lead us in entirely different directions! 

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How Soil Is Telling Us a New Story About Ourselves!

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What can soil tell us about the lives of our ancestors? When one of the greatest archaeological finds of our time was unearthed right in the middle of New York City,  history opened up. By studying soil samples extracted from hundreds of people previously lost to history, this scientist is piecing together an ancestry that was nearly lost! 

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The Fascinating Secret Behind How Birds Sing!

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From the beauty of the dawn chorus to the strange wonder of hearing a parrot talk like one of us, birds never cease to amaze us. But how do they make such an astonishing array of sounds? You will never walk through a park or your yard the same after this!

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