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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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5 minutes

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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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12 minutes

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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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4 minutes

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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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5 minutes

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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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A Journey Inside the Svalbard Seed Vault

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Let’s go on a journey to the northernmost town on the planet on an adventure to the Svalbard Seed Vault. A bank buried deep within a mountain that holds the seeds for our future!

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8 minutes

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Exploring the Farthest Reaches of Space Travel

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Are there limits to how far we can reach in our exploration of the universe? What can intergalactic limitations teach us about appreciating the here and now?

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7 minutes

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Harvard’s Incredible Glass Flowers

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What you may not know about Harvard University, is that they possess a flower collection like no other. These remarkably beautifully preserved specimens are not made up of cells but of glass!

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6 minutes

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Plants Can Talk to Each Other?

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It isn’t crazy science fiction, in fact, plants are able to communicate to warn each other of danger. You might not smell a freshly mown lawn the same again! Jump into this lovely TED Ed video and find out just how this works!

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Are You Really Seeing What I’m Seeing?

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We know each of us sees the world a little differently, but have you ever thought about what the world looks like to another species? Our perspective may not be the most fascinating one out there…

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What’s it Like to Live in Space?

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We have all dreamed of a life lived in space, but what is that really like? Let’s hear from the astronauts themselves about this extraordinary feat of human ingenuity!

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Barbecuing with Science!

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As the weather gets warmer, barbecuing might be on your mind, but before you pull out your grill, check out some more exciting techniques! The Royal Institution and Brit Lab take us on an adventure to barbecue with science…

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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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30 minutes

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Wytham Woods, a Laboratory with Leaves

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Oxford University’s Wytham Woods is a place of science, art, and conservation. This incredible Laboratory with Leaves is a wonderful reminder that the beauty of nature is waiting for us in our own backyard!

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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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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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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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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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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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