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Happy Birthday Mae Jemison!

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The story of Mae Jemison’s life is one about pursuing your dreams and striving for better. And tomorrow’s her birthday! So let’s celebrate.

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8 minutes

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The DNA of CHEESE!

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Cheese isn’t just delicious, it’s also a remarkable feat of science! And scientists are using DNA sequencing to learn more about it. Let’s see what they’re finding…

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10 minutes

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What We’re Learning from The First Swim Across the Pacific

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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.

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7 minutes

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Detecting Malaria with Magnets

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Detecting malaria can sometimes be difficult in the most rural places, but engineers have come up with a clever way to detect it with magnets! Here’s how this life-saving innovation works!

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28 minutes

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The Surprising Life Behind Your Chocolate

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If you’ve ever eaten chocolate, then you’re definitely going to want to check this out. Most of us don’t know of the lengthy, fascinating process it goes through before it makes it to us!

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6 minutes

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When Conservationists Become Matchmakers

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The Maned Wolf faces the threat of becoming endangered. So, scientists in the US are becoming matchmakers to these creatures to help keep the species alive!

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22 minutes

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What Life is Like with Cochlear Implants

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Cochlear implants were the first technology to restore a human sense, and since their invention, they have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands. These are some of their stories.

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35 minutes

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Listening to the Babies

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Baby babble isn’t just cute. When babies are babbling their brains are actually engaging in much more complex thinking than just making noises!

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13 minutes

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What’s Up With All This Noise?

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We’re living in a loud world, and most of us are contributing to the noise pollution in some way. Although it’s rather grim to mourn our hearing, there’s still hope! Let’s learn more.

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Community Laboratories are Changing What’s Possible

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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.

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When Art and Science Intersect

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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!

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9 minutes

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Why Are Coral Stressed About Current Events?

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We know that coral is beautiful and that it’s in danger, but what exactly is coral? Learning about these complex creatures helps us understand how to work to save and preserve them for the next generations!

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The Beautiful World of Bacteria

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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.

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Masterful Mimics of the Natural World

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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?

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The Universal Language of Our Emotions

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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.

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8 minutes

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Your Dance Moves Say More About You Than You Think!

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Whether your preferred move is the running man or the moonwalk, here’s the science to help you bust it better!

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6 minutes

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Mucus Does A Lot More Than Just Leak From Your Nose

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We’re thinking it’s about time we all give this goop a little more credit for being the amazing innovation it really is!

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The (Actual) Magic of Mona Lisa’s Smile

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Great art can be hard to “get”, but here’s how Leonardo da Vinci used his masterful understanding of human perception to craft the Mona Lisa and transfix us 500 years later!

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6 minutes

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Why Does Human Skin Come in So Many Shades?

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The way humans have adapted to suit life in all corners of the planet tells the extraordinary story of our history as a species. Here’s the science behind it all!

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8 minutes

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Did You Know We Can Garden in Space?

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Lettuce, zinnias, peas, and radishes are just some of the plants that have found their roots in space. But what does this mean for our future?

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9 minutes

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This Beautiful Image Comes from a Dinosaur Bone!

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Have you heard about the scientific field called Paleohistology? Scientists are creating stunning images that are not only breath-taking but revealing new insights into the lives of dinosaurs!

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Down the Hatch! But Now What?

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This is an article for the fearlessly curious, the kind of person who when hearing the colon referred to as “charming” must investigate! (There’s also our second brains and a team of good bacteria to discover!)

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15 minutes

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How Does Language Shape the Way You See the World?

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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?

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14 minutes

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Have a Question? Ask an Astronaut!

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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.

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9 minutes

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Exploring Emergence, The Universal Property That Shapes Us

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At what point do you become you? How many neurons does it take to make you who you are? How many cells? Today, we celebrate emergence, the universal property that makes us who we are and shapes every corner of our world.

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Are Plants “Talking” to Each Other? They Are!

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Trees may seem like some of the planet’s quietest living things, but it turns out that they and their other plant friends are actually communicating with each other in amazing and complex ways!

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Venomous Animals Prove It’s Still an Amazing World

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Ever wondered why some animals developed this deadly cocktail? Or why there seems to be a pattern to where these creatures are located? There are pieces to this puzzle that may just surprise you…

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A World More Beautiful Through the Lens of Physics

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What if there is an almost magical world of symmetry behind a curtain of knowledge that only some people decide to pull back? Here’s a small window into a world full of wonder and precious imperfections!

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Lightning: Are We Really Safe in Airplanes and Cars?

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Ever wonder if you are actually safe in an airplane or a car during a lightning storm? Turns out the answer is as fascinating as the science, and it can be made quite fun!

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