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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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45 minutes

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The Evolution of Flight

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Only 4 times in the history of animal evolution did creatures take to a completely new element. After water and land,… they took to the air! The evolution of how and why is amazing, and the photography breathtaking!

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14 minutes

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What If We Are Wrong About Addiction?

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What if our notions about the source of addictions are completely wrong? If you have anyone in your life with these issues, take a look at this amazing TED Talk!

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11 minutes

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Your Memories and Your Music

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“Music memories” might turn out to be your fountain of youth when aging takes a tole on your brain function. Fascinating!

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24 minutes

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The Hubble Telescope is a Time Machine

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Nothing inspires wonder like space! And we might not even realize that we have a 25 year old “workhorse of technology” orbiting our planet, expanding our view of ourselves.

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14 minutes

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There Are No Red Cars

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Have you seen the mesmerizing video created with 17 million different colors? Take a look and then we’ll show you why it’s much more than just a curiosity… and why there are no red cars.

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14 minutes

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Can STRESS Be Good for Us?

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Stress is bad for you right? Well,.. turns out new research might lift your spirits on the subject of stress. Here’s some amazing new insights!

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12 minutes

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Woolly Mammoth: Back from Extinction?

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The woolly mammoth, the passenger pigeon or other extinct species: Here’s some fascinating NEW questions on bringing them back!

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8 minutes

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Hidden Mysteries of Our World

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Have you ever stopped to think about the beauty of the world we can’t see? Maybe you’ve been shown a photo like this next one, and asked to guess what it was?

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19 minutes

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Stop! In the Name of Science!

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Today on Ever Widening Circles’ featured Radio Lab episode, we look at how Harvard University professor Lene Vestergaard Hau and her team managed to slow down light’s movement and speed.

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4 minutes

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Why is the Sky Blue?

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One of the world’s most Googled questions is “Why is the sky blue?” and today, you get that answered in less than 4 minutes!

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5 minutes

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Why Are Some Sounds Scary?

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Have you ever woken with a start in the night, or been filled with dread at the sound of a creaking door? What causes this? Find out in today’s feature.

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7 minutes

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DeflateGate Deflated with Science

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With Super Bowl XLIX behind us, questions still linger about “DeflateGate,” but is there really anything newsworthy here? The science is fascinatingly simple.

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7 minutes

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Heard of ISS? The Incredible International Space Station

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The ISS is the most incredible feat of mankind and most of us barely know a thing about it!… Learn the wonder here today.

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4 minutes

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Feels Like -38: Wind Chill Explained

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Many of us know “wind chill” when we feel it, but here’s a quick explanation of what that means and why it feels so cold.

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19 minutes

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Moonstruck: A Lunar Education in 4 Quick Videos

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Tonight’s a full moon here, and soon somewhere else around the globe. What makes the moon phases happen, and how did the moon come to be? Be the smartest person on the blanket the next time you are moon gazing! Take a look!

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Water in Space = Pure Wonder

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Have you ever stopped to appreciate how strange and wonderful water can be? It’s incredible! Changing form completely depending on the temperature. But… what about water in space? Now that’s a real wonder!

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