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Exploring Fossil Lake

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a paleontological dig? On this Saturdays Around the World feature, we take you to Wyoming’s Fossil Lake in search of prehistoric life!

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15 minutes

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Sharks: Do We Really Need Them?

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Since 1975, when the movie “Jaws” came out, the word “shark” has been equated with fear and loathing. But is that a fair assessment… and what happens if they’re gone? Find out with today’s fascinating EWC insights. (Our research even surprised us!)

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32 minutes

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Medieval Medicine for the Modern World

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This is the tale of how an ax-wielding nun, a medieval text, and modern science came together to find a cure to one of today’s greatest medical dilemmas. Get ready for an incredible story of discovery…

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6 minutes

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What is Dark Matter and Why Does it Matter?

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Dark matter appears to be all around us, and yet it is incredibly difficult to detect. This frontier of science is changing not only the way we understand the composition of our universe, but also our place within it!

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6 minutes

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So, You Found A New Dinosaur?

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Let’s say you have discovered the skeleton of a dinosaur, how do know if your discovery is a new species? When Elmer Riggs discovered the first brachiosaurs in 1900 this was the question he had to answer. So, how did he do it?

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4 minutes

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Squishy Robot Fingers: The Future of Sea Exploration

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What’s the big deal with something called “Squishy Robot Fingers”? For marine biologists, this new innovation is a groundbreaking way to conduct research on the ocean’s most delicate organisms.

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14 minutes

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Kelvin Doe: The Youngest MIT Visiting Practitioner

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If you think children could be more inspired, we do to! So today, we have a bonus for you: we look at a young man who, at only 15 years old in Sierra Leone, found things in trash cans to create a working radio station, AND we introduce our “Educational Enrichment” pages!

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8 minutes

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Do You Dance Like A Dinosaur?

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While you may have your own unique moves on the dance floor, it turns out dinosaurs may have also used dance to woo their mates! Here are how the incredible mating displays of birds are helping us to unlock secrets of dinosaur behavior!

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7 minutes

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A DIY Smartphone Microscope!

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With just a few simple steps and some cheap materials, your phone can help you explore the microscopic world around you! Can you imagine how fun this might be for the kids in your life?

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6 minutes

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Decoding Dino Feathers

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Can we ever really know what dinosaurs looked like? Well-preserved fossils of feathered dinosaurs are allowing us to reveal what colors dinosaurs really were! The science behind it might not be as complicated as you think!

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16 minutes

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What 83,000 Brain Scans Teach Us!

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What if we were able to treat anxiety, depression, or ADHD by looking inside of our brains? This form of diagnostic imaging is now a reality, and it is helping doctors treat patients more effectively than ever before.

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16 minutes

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Neuroscience Made Fun!

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Can neuroscience be inspiring and even fun? It absolutely can! This TED Talk is a jaw-dropper and will change the way you think about your own body, and what is possible!

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12 minutes

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Turning Birds Into Dinosaurs

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Is turning birds into dinosaurs possible? Creating the dino-chicken isn’t just a scientific dream. The science behind the project is already a reality!

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7 minutes

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Snowflake Bentley & His Unique Snowflakes

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Have you ever heard someone say “No two snowflakes are alike”? Today we learn the science behind this statement, and learn a little about Snowflake Bentley, the Vermont man who first made this discovery!

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5 minutes

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Time for A Holiday Fun Fact!

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Looking for a way to impress family and friends this year during the holidays? This year we get a little smarter for the holiday season with a case of mistaken identity!

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20 minutes

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What Can A Brain Hacker Teach Us?

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How much do you trust your own brain? Should you trust it at all? Watch as brain hacker Keith Barry takes us on an adventure into our own minds!

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6 minutes

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Virtual Reality Museums: Let’s Go to the Smithsonian!

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The future is now! Take an amazing virtual tour (“walk” through at your own pace!) of the Smithsonian Museum from the comfort of your own home, featured today on EWC!

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14 minutes

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Snake Robots: Can You Watch This Without Squirming?

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Are you creeped out by robots… or snakes? How about a robotic snake?! You might change your tune when you see the incredible uses of the robot snake, today on EWC.

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25 minutes

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Underwater Exploration: The New Frontier

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We know more about the face of mars than our own ocean floor! Today’s EWC article inspires us to completely rethink the exploration of the amazing depths of our own planet!

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7 minutes

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Our Shared Place in the Universe

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What is our place in the universe? Here on Earth we may think we are the center of it all, but today’s video-share gives us a very unique perspective!

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5 minutes

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Baking Cookies is Chemistry?

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Ever thought of yourself as a chemist? Well, if you have ever baked, or critiqued the results of a baker, you might just be the best chemist in your house! There’s fascinatingly fun science in those holiday cookies!

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21 minutes

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Can Bacteria Talk to Each Other?

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Can single-celled organisms like bacteria communicate, or are they blindly moving through their lifespan, like tiny organic machines? Princeton University’s Bonnie Bassler has a fascinating answer.

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7 minutes

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Why Do We Laugh?

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Laughter has the power to bring us closer together across languages and cultures. “It’s Okay To Be Smart” helps answer the question “Why do we laugh?”

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5 minutes

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A Tale of Three Plastic Bottles

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Does recycling really make much difference? It turns out, our choices when it comes to plastic bottles make a major difference. TED-Ed explains how!

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8 minutes

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Get Ready for The History of Everything!

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How well do you know the history of everything? How well do you know what will happen in the future? Today, we gain some perspective on our place in time!

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7 minutes

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A Dentist/Mother’s Advice on Halloween Candy

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Halloween is coming! So, what does a dentist say you should do with all that candy?

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5 minutes

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What If You Could Live Underwater…

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What if you could live under the sea for two weeks? Researchers in Florida are exploring (and living in) the universe beneath the waves in an extraordinary way, and the results are amazing!

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8 minutes

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Seeing the Brain…With Diapers (What?!)

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In a strange twist of fate, neuroscientists discovered that they could be using diapers to see the details of the brain better! Take a look…

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9 minutes

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What’s the Perseid Meteor Shower?

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Want to spend some time in an “old school” state of wonder? Take someone you care about with you on a trip to outer space tonight or tomorrow night. You may end up with more fun than you expect!

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