… that plants are talking to each other? Or that people are using diapers to see the brain? And you’ve definitely heard that scientists are turning apples into ears… right?

You can discover all of these new innovations and more by hopping into the selection of articles below! Science keeps opening doors, and we’re steppin’ through and bringing you along with us. After you’ve explored all that we’ve curated below… don’t be sad: there are hundreds of more articles right here.

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Rewilding: How Wolves Radically Change Rivers

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Author George Monbiot has coined a new term – “rewilding” – which may be the key to finding balance with the natural world. You won’t believe the dramatic improvements that nature can manage for itself, once key species are reintroduced. Fascinating!

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A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Now!

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Are dinosaurs still around today? You probably know that birds and dinosaurs are evolutionary cousins, but do you know how we know that? Here’s a deeper look at a piece of knowledge we might normally take for granted!

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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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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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Where Could the Beauty of Science Take Us?

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Could this combination of art and science inspire a fascination for the sciences in more people? This education brand brings another level to science class!

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Unearthing the DNA of the Jungle with Leeches

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How can leeches help biologist study remote ecosystems? It turns out researchers can use these often overlooked creatures to learn about species hidden from view! Here’s the fascinating story.

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New Light on the Dawn of Humanity

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As scientists continue to uncover the origins of our humanity, this discovery in an unlikely place by an unlikely team may be the missing link to our ancient ancestors.

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Turning Apples into Ears: Creativity in the Lab

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What if we let creativity and play mix with science? Here’s a lab that is doing just that, and in doing so coming up with incredible discoveries, like the ability to turn apples into ears…

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You Should Really Thank the Fruit Flies

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Would you believe that your genes are super similar to a fruit fly’s? They’ve been helping us discover our own bodies for years, here’s how…

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What Optical Illusions Tell Us About “Reality”

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Take a break for something truly jaw-dropping and enormously fun. Here’s one of the best interactive TED Talks you’ll ever see!

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Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

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How can we police large swaths of endangered rainforest with something we all have at home? The incredible startup Rainforest Connection is taking our old cell phones and giving them a second life as protectors of some of the most at-risk habitat on the planet!

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Shattering the Records: Are We Getting Faster, Better, and Stronger?

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This Olympics we have seen records broken, ceilings shattered, and remarkable feats of athleticism. Are athletes really getting better or is there something else happening here? Here’s the remarkable answer…

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Are Dragons in our DNA?

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There’s a fascinating reason why dragons show up in cultures all around the world, and it’s something that unites us all!

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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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Deep Sea Oddities: We Aren’t So Different

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Our planet is filled with incredible creatures! Dive into the depths of the ocean to explore some of the strangest species we have encountered…

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CRISPR: Start at Any Level of Understanding!

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What do “glow in the dark” mice have to do with the cure for cancer or genetic defects? Turns out, they are pointing us in amazing directions. Here’s a new technology that may change everything for all of us!

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Bill Nye on “Can We Survive an Asteroid Strike?”

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The news is full of wild claims and appears to be looking for reasons to spread acrimony and fear these days. Leave it to Bill Nye (the Science Guy) to explain why the threat of an Asteroid strike should NOT be keeping us up at night.

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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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Bill Gates Drinks Sewage: Introducing the Omni Processor

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Learn about the Omni Processor which, as Bill Gates puts it, turns “poop to potable in minutes.” Learn more today on Ever Widening Circles.

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Way Beyond the Swan: Here’s Origami in Space!

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Here’s what happens when we apply the Mathematics of Origami, complex folding, to engineering and space!

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A Story Told in Millions of Fossils

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The La Brea Tar Pits are home to some of the world’s richest fossil deposits. So, what unique insights can we glean those millions of specimens? Why is having one more dire wolf skull in a collection of thousands so important?

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When Oobleck Meets Slow-Mo Photography!

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Ordinary household and backyard items can be extraordinary and fascinating, when you have the right point of view!

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Explore the Universe in Your Coffee Cup

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Your cup of coffee contains the forces that keep the universe in motion! It’s a great reminder of how being a lifelong learner makes the world more incredible!

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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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