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The Amazing “Year of the Quad” in the Olympics!

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2018 is said to be the “Year of the Quad” in the Olympics, but what does this mean? Why is landing a quad a big deal? Here’s the science and math behind a nearly impossible feat.

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6 minutes

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You Should Really Thank the Fruit Flies

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Would you believe that your genes are super similar to a fruit fly’s? They’ve been helping us discover our own bodies for years, here’s how…

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12 minutes

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Take a Walk in a Real Life Holodeck

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Let’s face it, virtual reality has its limitations, but what if you could take off that clunky headset and actually experience new worlds in a real life holodeck?

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15 minutes

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When You (Really) Can’t Smell the Roses

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Your sense of smell is one of the most powerful and elusive of all the senses. But how does it even work? And what is it like when it doesn’t?

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10 minutes

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The Bug That Gets Stuck in Your Brain

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Most bugs are nasty little creatures, but this one doesn’t have to be. Dare to find out just what an earworm is? Read our article to expand your knowledge of yourself!

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7 minutes

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How Much Do We Know About Sleep?

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We all know what it looks like when we are without sleep, but why is sleep so important to us? It turns out, our brains are doing some extraordinary things while we sleep! See what you think. (And learn what you “think” while you are sleeping!)

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7 minutes

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What Claude Monet’s Cataracts Revealed

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We all know about his fabulous artwork, but we might not all know that Claude Monet developed cataracts. Lucky for us, he was able to show us how they changed his world through his paintings, and It’s Okay to be Smart gives us a deeper look into this…

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9 minutes

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Where Could the Beauty of Science Take Us?

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Could this combination of art and science inspire a fascination for the sciences in more people? This education brand brings another level to science class!

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7 minutes

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Strides Towards Combating the Deadliest Organism on the Planet

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Dare we propose that it could be possible that humans and mosquitos can actually become… friends? Here’s a little insight that could point the way to beating one of the most deadly and pervasive diseases in the world!

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4 minutes

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Hack Your Way to a Better Day!

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Can we hack our biological clock to be more productive, sleep better, and be healthier? There’s no need to jump on the next big health craze. To get started, all we need is some simple science!

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20 minutes

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Weightlessness in a Heavy World

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Gravity is acting upon us from the moment of conception, and because of that, it is completely beyond our awareness, until now! Take a look at some fun to be had in zero gravity flights, and you’ll be amazed at all there is to appreciate! (And we may also eliminate some other things that could be “weighing us down.”)

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5 minutes

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A Collection to Inspire Endless Curiosity!

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Are natural history museums the best place to inspire curiosity? Maybe we shouldn’t archive them just yet. Here’s Sir David Attenborough to tell us why!

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6 minutes

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How a Tiny Creature Makes Us Ask Better Questions…

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The jerboa may look like the tiny rodent cousin of the t-rex, but the skeletons of these strange creatures are helping us answer questions with major implications in medicine.

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16 minutes

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Not Your Average Museum Specimens

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Ever wanted to be a part of a museum? Not just a donor or visitor, an actual living part of the museum! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is making that dream a reality with an innovative program that brings the museum and its collections to life!

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9 minutes

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How Productive is Your Procrastination?

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Do you have a procrastination problem? Don’t worry, most of us do. Lucky for us, there are ways that we can turn our formerly wasted time into some productive procrastination!

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16 minutes

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The Story Behind Cassini’s Remarkable Dive Into Saturn

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Now here’s a remarkable source of wonder that the 24-hour news cycle could barely find time to show us! But if you want to be transformed, and wear a broad smile every time you look up at the night sky, dive into this article. (There are a few real miracles in this story!)

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12 minutes

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The Day the Darkness Brought Us Together

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Though the Great American Eclipse has passed, the lessons we learned that day about our greater sense of possibility and connection are something we can pause to celebrate and carry with us!

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9 minutes

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Why Are We Still Tickling Each Other?

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Most, if not all of us have experienced the sensation of being tickled, but why is this a thing? What drives us to do it to each other? Is it useful, or just for fun?

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12 minutes

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Welcome to a Happier, Less Stressed You!

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Did you know that in five to ten minutes a day you can improve the way your brain process the world around you? This simple technique is a great way to help reduce your stress and increase your happiness. Give it a try!

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6 minutes

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A Story Told in Millions of Fossils

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The La Brea Tar Pits are home to some of the world’s richest fossil deposits. So, what unique insights can we glean those millions of specimens? Why is having one more dire wolf skull in a collection of thousands so important?

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5 minutes

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The Orchid That’s Actually an Insect

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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.

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6 minutes

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The Fossil Record of Mythical Beasts?

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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!

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6 minutes

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What’s in Your Cup?

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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!

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7 minutes

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It’s Okay, Let Yourself be Bored!

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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!

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6 minutes

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Your Smile is a Storyteller

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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!

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21 minutes

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What Optical Illusions Tell Us About “Reality”

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Take a break for something truly jaw-dropping and enormously fun. Here’s one of the best interactive TED Talks you’ll ever see!

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10 minutes

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Can You Smell That? It’s Your Memory!

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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!

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8 minutes

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A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Now!

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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!

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8 minutes

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Meet Your Microbiome!

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Did you know you are home to millions of invisible creatures? Say hello your microbiome, the ecosystem of microscopic organisms that help keep you alive!

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