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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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7 minutes

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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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9 minutes

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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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10 minutes

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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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14 minutes

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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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17 minutes

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What If We’re Completely Wrong About Diabetes?

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What if we’re wrong about diet leading to diabetes and we actually need to ask a few better questions? Here’s one of the most moving TEDmed Talks you ever see from a physician who has a very unique insight…

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12 minutes

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Finding Human Ancestors and Shifting Perspectives

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The discovery of Homo Naledi, a new human ancestor, was a momentous occasion. It not only shifted our understanding of our origins, it also changed the way we conduct and talk about scientific research!

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Could Something Called “Slime Mold” Be Smart?

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Just when you thought you could call your enemy an “ignorant piece of slime mold,” scientists have discovered “intelligence” that rivals some of the lapses in the teenage mind! Check this out!

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17 minutes

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Take A Look At The Book Of You!

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What makes you, you? Here’s a remarkable TED Talk from Riccardo Sabatini that gives the marvelous complexity of life new perspective.

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14 minutes

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Let’s Go WAY Back: The BIG History Project

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Have you ever laid back under the blanket of a starry sky and wondered about our place in the universe? The history of our existence relies on 8 “magic moments” in time. Here’s the place to have your sense of wonder expanded!

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Continental Collision Course

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Not many of us stop to think about what the world looked like before our continents separated and then re-connected in a new way many years ago. Why does it still matter? Fascinating food for thought here today! Take a look…

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22 minutes

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The Surprising Science of Happiness

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In today’s featured TED Talk, Dan Gilbert looks at the science of happiness and give us an insight we might use every day to create our own sense of joy, even when outcomes don’t go our way. Take a look!

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What Do Astronauts Dream About?

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Have you ever wondered what an astronaut dreams about? Here’s a fascinating look that will remind you of some of the things most precious to you here on earth!

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17 minutes

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A Mission Returns from “Mars”

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Have you ever wondered what life would be like on Mars? After a year in a Mars exploration simulation, crew members return to earth with insights on what long-term living in space would be like!

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16 minutes

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What We’re Getting Wrong About Concussions

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Do helmets really protect us from a concussion? It turns out there is a lot we don’t know and a lot we have completely wrong when it comes to this seemingly common form of brain trauma!

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Would YOU Want Alien Neighbors?

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In the search for life beyond this planet are we asking the right questions? Should we be looking for alien life? Or is searching a part of being human?

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The Art of Lava

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What happens when you combine art, science, and a customizable volcano? You get the Syracuse University Lava Project, an endeavour exploring the power and beauty of one of our planet’s most transfixing forces!

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Are Musical Tastes Hardwired?

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Are there chords out there that, well, strike a chord in us all? New research is coming up with some fascinating answers to whether or not our likes and dislikes when it comes to music are hardwired!

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This is Not a Rainbow: The Science Behind Sundogs

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Our skies are capable of creating incredible wonders of light, cloud, and color! Here’s the science behind sundogs, one of the sky’s most brilliant phenomena!

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18 minutes

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The Science of Superheroes! Would It Really Work?

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Have you ever wondered what having superpowers would be like? Today we explore the science of superheroes to understand what being superhuman would really be like!

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7 minutes

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Get a Backbone!

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What if life on earth never evolved a solid scaffolding: bones? Can we imagine a planet where soft bodies like worms and octopus evolved big brains? Our backbone seems to have changed everything and the story of it’s evolution is fascinating.

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21 minutes

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What are Gravitational Waves Anyway?

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Gravitational waves are something we hear a lot about, but what are they, and why is their discovery so important? Here are some answers that will leave you feeling a little smarter!

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5 minutes

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How Old Are You really?

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How old are you? Are you sure? Biology is showing us that our real age isn’t as old as we think, and this is leading us to ask some big questions!

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7 minutes

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Proving the Butterfly Effect

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What does a backyard butterfly in LA have to do with the weather in NYC, or maple syrup making in Vermont? Take a look and you might have an Ah-Ha moment!

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8 minutes

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Can You Make Water Droplets Come Alive?

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You can make water droplets come alive in your own kitchen! This fascinating experiment takes the science of Stanford labs and brings it in your home!

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23 minutes

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Where is Everybody? SETI Searches for Extraterrestrials

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What are the odds – the actual, scientifically calculated chances – of our communicating with other intelligent life out in the universe? Turns out they are mathematically pretty good! Take a look…

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Why Spend Public Funds on “Curiosity-Driven Science”?

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In tough economic times, have you ever heard someone rant about how worthless some science research can be? Here’s what I’m going to add to that conversation next time! Take a look…

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