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[ Nature ]
By Dr. Lynda
What if sperm whales are communicating with language far more complex than we are? Could our view of ourselves change if we learn that they may be as capable of future planning, reasoning, and emotions like love and empathy? These mysteries are beginning to be unraveled!
[ Science ]
Ben Lecomte is currently (right now!) in the middle of swimming 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. While this is awesome on its own, what’s truly amazing is the amount of scientific data they’re picking up along the way.
[ Science ]
Genspace is the world’s first DIY biolab; letting members of the community from all walks of life get a closer look at the building blocks of our world. Science isn’t just for scientists, and the amazing projects and discoveries coming from Genspace and community laboratories like it, are proving this to be true.
[ Creativity ]
This isn’t a photograph of the Getz Ice Shelf, its a drawing! Zaria Forman creates large-scale depictions of glaciers, and NASA’s Operation IceBridge invited her on a trip to get even closer to them. Here’s that story and the gorgeous creations that came from it!
[ Art ]
Before you cringe, bacteria aren’t all “scary” or “bad”. In fact, bacteria are not only beautiful, they are essential to keeping us healthy and alive! So here are some of the artists and scientists who are celebrating the wonders of the microbial world.
[ Animals ]
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?
[ Culture ]
Does your smile mean the same thing as my smile? What about your frown? How is it that we can intuitively understand another person’s emotions simply by looking at their expressions? There are a few universals in life, and our smiles may just be one of them.
[ Dance ]
Whether your preferred move is the running man or the moonwalk, here’s the science to help you bust it better!
[ Health ]
We’re thinking it’s about time we all give this goop a little more credit for being the amazing innovation it really is!
[ Psychology ]
Lera Boroditsky shows us how our language shapes our perception of the world in her fascinating TED talk! What are the implications of these variations?
[ Pebbles ]
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.