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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hop on the Hollywood Science Hotline

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Faulty science plaguing your movie? Give the Hollywood science hotline a call for some help! Here’s the power of science and entertainment at its best!

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Meet our New Neighbors!

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The TRAPPIST-1 discovery of seven earthlike planets has shaken the world, but what does this discovery mean for you and me? Here’s a little perspective on it all!

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The Key to Understanding First Impressions

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Can we control our initial assumptions and impulses? Well no, we actually can’t, but we can understand them and let another part of our brain control our reactions. Here’s a great insight into our own brains!

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Wiggle Your Ears and You’re a Natural History Museum!

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Take a quick break today to recognize the wonder of your inner lemur. Your body, in so many ways, is a walking demonstration of the scope of eternity!

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200,000 Years: Let’s Reflect on How Far We’ve Come!

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What happened before history? After 200,000 years, let’s take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come, and maybe where we are headed!

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The Amazing Woman Who Discovered Dinosaurs: Mary Anning

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The most important scientific discoveries almost always contain the key elements of a great story: drama, serendipity, hardship and perseverance. Here’s a fabulous tale of the WOMAN who discovered dinosaurs!

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Making Music with Lightning?

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Meet ArcAttack, a group making music with Tesla Coils! By combining music, science, and the power of lightning they are taking cool science to the next level.

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How to Spot a Liar at a Glance!

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Imagine how different life would be if most of us could spot deception at a glance? Turns out there is some amazing science to help us do that! Take a look!

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Shifting Perspectives: The Discovery of the Microscopic World

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The discovery of microorganisms completely changed the way we looked at the world. In this age of science are we just as close to perspective shifting discovery?

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Laying Out Earth’s History on a Football Field

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How much do you really know about this planet’s history? How long have we been here? How does that compare Earth’s entire history? With the help of a football field, let’s gain a little perspective on these questions.

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How Bill Nye Became the “Science Guy”

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Sometimes, learning the backstories of our favorite heroes can be a great reminder that we all have the power to change the world! Here’s the story behind one of the great science icons.

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The Blind Astronomer Gazing into the Universe

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Meet the Blind Astronomer from Nova Scotia who is peering into space and beauty of the night sky more vividly than most of us ever will!

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Exploring the 8 Senses!

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You’ve heard of the five senses, but what about your eight senses? It turns out you have a few more than you grew up believing! Here’s the fascinating science about these little known senses…

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Peering into Space: The Image that Changed Everything

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Have you heard of the Hubble Deep Field Image? Let us introduce you to the image that changed the way we look at space and possibility!

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9 minutes

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Using Bird Vomit to Uncover History!

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How can owl pellets help us make conservation decisions? It turns out a little bit of gross science can have a big impact! And it’s actually pretty cool!

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8 minutes

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Sparks in Space? The Science of Space Welding!

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How does welding work in space? It’s actually a fascinating process that many of us don’t even know about! Here’s some science that will leave you feeling a little smarter.

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Get an Up Close Look at The Aquatic World

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Check out The Aquatic World with Philippe Cousteau, a phenomenal series from Great Big Story that is making science more approachable for us all!

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Stereograms: What’s Going on Here!

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Remember those Magic Eye books from the 90’s? Well, how did they work? Dive into the fascinating history and science of stereograms! You’ll leave with a little more of an appreciation for this amazing world.

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Hubble: An Actual Time-Machine

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Nothing captures the human imagination quite like space, and it’s easier than ever to find a lot of space-related wonder! Take a little trip through the galactic high points with the Hubble Telescope!

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