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This Beautiful Image Comes from a Dinosaur Bone!

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Have you heard about the scientific field called Paleohistology? Scientists are creating stunning images that are not only breath-taking but revealing new insights into the lives of dinosaurs!

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12 minutes

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The Craft Behind Paper

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When’s the last time you stopped to appreciate how beautiful paper can be? Papermaking may be seen as a dying art form, but artisans like Gangolf Ulbricht are keeping the tradition alive!

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How Virtual Reality is Changing Healthcare

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This device out of Stanford is saving lives by helping both families and medical experts understand what’s happening with Congenital Heart Defects.

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20 minutes

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Orangutan Culture Feels Very… Familiar

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We share 97% of our DNA with orangutans, but what we’ve known about their cultural customs and habits have been limited… until now.

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12 minutes

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Meet Lucas the Spider, Your Cure for Arachnophobia!

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If you’re one of the many people who suffer from a fear of spiders, we may have found a very adorable way to lessen your fears! (And if you are already a spider fan, well, you’ll love this.)

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10 minutes

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Have You Been in a Tree Lately?

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When was the last time you took a moment to really enjoy nature? Meet a man who is taking people hundreds of feet up into the limbs of the world’s oldest trees to give us a new perspective on our connection to the natural world!

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Down the Hatch! But Now What?

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This is an article for the fearlessly curious, the kind of person who when hearing the colon referred to as “charming” must investigate! (There’s also our second brains and a team of good bacteria to discover!)

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15 minutes

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How Does Language Shape the Way You See the World?

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Lera Boroditsky shows us how our language shapes our perception of the world in her fascinating TED talk! What are the implications of these variations?

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14 minutes

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Have a Question? Ask an Astronaut!

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Want to know if you’ll really get taller if you go to space? Or where we’re at with warp speed? We know you definitely want to know what it smells like up there. Astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses all of this and more in this awesome video.

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7 minutes

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An Excuse to Not Eat Your Vegetables?

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The tastes we’ve come to enjoy from various fruits and vegetables may stem from these plants trying to kill us. Let’s find out who the culprits are, and if salads are truly good for our health or if we’ve all just been blindly following instructions on what to eat.

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11 minutes

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Farming the Place of Stone

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Let’s take a journey to a lunar landscape nestled into the hills of Ireland! A place where the history, the land, and the people have become deeply intertwined over many millennia.

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15 minutes

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Why Does van Gogh’s The Starry Night Captivate Us?

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We’ve all seen this painting before, but why do we love it so much? The answer is a fascinating mix of science, legend, mathematics, and our place in the universe.

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The Code for a Better World

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Girls Who Code was started by Reshma Saujani in 2012 with a goal to close the gender gap we find in the tech world, but why is this gap there in the first place?

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Abundance is Our Future!

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It’s easy to concede that the world is going to hell in a handbasket, but the data shows the opposite! Here’s the CEO of the X-Prize foundation to clue us in on where we are headed and why!

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But Why Do We Feel So Awkward?

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There may be some benefits to our awkward interactions with each other! Having some anxiety just thinking about it? Well, we may have a fix for that as well.

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11 minutes

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It’s Dance or Die for this Adorable Spider

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The male peacock jumping spider has one of the most eccentric mating dances you’ll come across, and there’s a reason he has to put on quite a show!

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Exploring Emergence, The Universal Property That Shapes Us

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At what point do you become you? How many neurons does it take to make you who you are? How many cells? Today, we celebrate emergence, the universal property that makes us who we are and shapes every corner of our world.

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Vesuvius and Reading the Ancient Knowledge in a Charred Library

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When Mt. Vesuvius erupted, an entire society was preserved in moments. This is the kind of story that brings us some truly amazing insights and silver linings, especially when two very smart people, some ancient scrolls, and particle accelerator are involved.

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The Pieces of a Passion Project

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There’s something unexplainably relaxing about finding yourself lost in your craft, whatever that craft may be. Suska Matsik, a talented mosaic artist, describes her connection to her process in the most beautiful way.

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It’s a Dog, It’s a Deer, It’s a… Whale?

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Whale evolution is a remarkable story in the history of life on earth! Here’s how the whale went from a tiny deer-like animal to the creatures we know now.

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Are Plants “Talking” to Each Other? They Are!

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Trees may seem like some of the planet’s quietest living things, but it turns out that they and their other plant friends are actually communicating with each other in amazing and complex ways!

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This Device Turns Brain Waves Into Music!

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This isn’t like music you’ve heard before, in fact, it doesn’t even sound all that great. But, it CAN save lives by detecting seizures when there are no other symptoms present.

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7 minutes

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The Axolotl Can Grow Back Its Limbs, What Can You Do?

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The insane regeneration abilities of the axolotl make it quite possibly one of the most interesting animals in the world. Whether regrowing limbs or hosting the body parts of their axolotl peers on their own frame, these creatures are incredible oddities of nature!

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Taking a Quiet Moment for Wonder

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Need a little break in your day? Take a moment to appreciate a little bit of wonder and let us introduce you to one of the most beautiful videos we’ve come across thus far!

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20 minutes

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Costa Rica: A Country (Almost) Free of Fossil Fuels

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In 2017, Costa Rica went 300 days without using fossil fuels to generate their electricity! How did they pull this off? Monica Araya, the co-founder of Costa Rica Limpia gives us a look into how a decision in the 1940s set them up for success.

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Here’s How to Talk to Strangers

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There are a lot of great people out there that you don’t know! If you’d like to change that, or at least make your introductions easier, here are a few tips.

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Turning Pollution into Paint: Update on the Toxic Art Project!

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Here’s an update on a project we featured two years ago when it was still a primordial concept. Now it’s an inspirational story with all the elements of the best kind of progress!

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The Best Way to Improve the World Around Us

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Here is a TED Talk that could be a prescription for solving many of the world’s most vexing problems! What if we emulated some of the quirkier characteristics of the most original thinkers and idea people?

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How is Bitcoin Influencing our Search for Alien Life?

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In all that you’ve heard about Bitcoin, you’ve probably not thought about its unintended consequences on the search for extraterrestrial life. Here’s how these two seemingly unrelated worlds are colliding.

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