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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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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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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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9 minutes

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How Meteorites Changed our Understanding of Space

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Throughout history, there have been discoveries that shifted our perspective on the world. Here’s how meteorites changed our understanding of the cosmos!

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6 minutes

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Redefining Failure with Brilliant Scientific Accidents

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Sometimes failure can be an incredible catalyst for curiosity! Here are a few brilliant scientific accidents that turned failure into possibility!

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56 minutes

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Going Beyond the Limits of Our Senses

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Did you know that science has opened many new doors recently on how we can all augment the reach of our 5 senses? Here’s some fascinating examples!

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11 minutes

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When Oobleck Meets Slow-Mo Photography!

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Ordinary household and backyard items can be extraordinary and fascinating, when you have the right point of view!

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7 minutes

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Searching for the 9th Planet… Once Again!

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Still mourning the loss of Pluto? No worries, scientists are searching for the 9th planet, and they are getting closer to finding it!

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Why is Mt. Everest So Massive?

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Is there some unseen force that compels a thousand people each year to risk their lives climbing Everest? Here’s more reason to behold Everest with awe!

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9 minutes

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Going to Venus Before Mars? Think Actual “Cloud Cities”!

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When we consider the first manned missions to colonize another planet, there are some fascinating reasons to consider Venus over Mars. See what you think!

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9 minutes

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Bill Nye on “Can We Survive an Asteroid Strike?”

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The news is full of wild claims and appears to be looking for reasons to spread acrimony and fear these days. Leave it to Bill Nye (the Science Guy) to explain why the threat of an Asteroid strike should NOT be keeping us up at night.

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16 minutes

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Are Dragons in our DNA?

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There’s a fascinating reason why dragons show up in cultures all around the world, and it’s something that unites us all!

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10 minutes

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What Exactly is Gluten Anyway?

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If you’ve ever scratched your head about the fuss regarding gluten in our diets, here’s an entertaining way to feel like an expert, in less than 10 minutes!

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4 minutes

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Reading Earth’s History with Sand

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A beautiful beach has much more to it than meets the eye. You can actually read our planet’s history with sand! Each grain has its own story to tell…

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9 minutes

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The Mystery of the Hawaiian Islands

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Take a trip to Hawaii! We won’t be exploring the beaches, but instead a mystery whose answer looks into the formation of the Hawaiian Islands and our planet!

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Why Do We See Faces on Mars?

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We’ve seen a lot on the surface of Mars, but what about the stranger things? Why do we keep seeing things like canals, bigfoot, iguanas, faces on Mars?

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Explore the Universe in Your Coffee Cup

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Your cup of coffee contains the forces that keep the universe in motion! It’s a great reminder of how being a lifelong learner makes the world more incredible!

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1972: The Last Time Humans Set Foot On the Moon

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It’s been over 45 years since we left our last footprints on the moon. The Apollo 17 moonwalks and mission were spellbinding. Here’s an amazing video!

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