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The Teen Forger Who Saved the Lives of Thousands

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History is our best teacher when we hear a story told in a way that stays with us in details and imagery. Take a look at this bit of astonishing creativity…

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6 minutes

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Why Do We Love the Mona Lisa?

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We all know about this iconic painting. But why is the Mona Lisa so famous? Well, it’s quite a fascinating story filled with intrigue and the tides of pop-culture.

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23 minutes

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4th Graders Can Solve World Peace! Can We?

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What if we all have the innate skills to solve some of the world’s most intractable problems, when we are in the 4th grade? Take a look at this bit of wonder!

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18 minutes

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Biosphere 2: A Rainforest and a Reef in the Middle of the Desert?

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Have you heard about Biosphere 2? This incredible living laboratory is helping us figure out what life could look like on a colony beyond our planet!

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7 minutes

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100 Photographers, 24 Hours: A Powerful Legacy

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What happens when 100 photographers are sent out for 24 hours to photograph “extraordinary images of everyday life” in one place? Here is the remarkable story behind one of the world’s most iconic photography projects.

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25 minutes

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Building Futures with Half a House

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What happens when you are forced to think creativity in the face of scarcity? This is a story of innovation that speaks something much larger in us all!

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17 minutes

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Haenyeo: Korea’s Aging Mermaids

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Meet the Haenyeo, Korea’s sea women. These women, many of whom are grandmothers, take to the sea everyday freediving for their livelihood.

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26 minutes

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Can You Hear Me Now? From Operator to iPad

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Have you ever wondered what life was like before smartphones (or have you forgotten)? Here’s a reminder that will have you appreciating modern communication!

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8 minutes

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The Doctors’ Famous Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes Recipe

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The doctors are back with their latest installment of “the doctors’ world-famous” recipes. This time, a late-summer treat: OVEN-fried green tomatoes and zucchini! It’s healthy, easy and a surprising delicacy!

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28 minutes

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We Are What We Eat

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What does dinner look like around the globe? Matthieu Paley, a National Geographic Photographer set out to document the culture of food in places untouched by supermarkets…

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The Egyptian Pharaoh Who Refused to be Forgotten

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Have you ever heard of Hatsheput? Here’s a story dedicated to a pharaoh almost forgotten to time and thousands of years ahead of her time. (Yes, this pharaoh was a woman!)

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15 minutes

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The Strange and Wonderful History of Pizza

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Have you ever thought about what pizza can teach us about humanity? A brief history of pizza may leave you with more respect for this beloved meal!

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13 minutes

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Celebrating the Little Wonders!

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What if we took more time to celebrate the quirky wonders in our own backyard? Olney, Illinois is home to a beloved population of albino squirrels, and their passion for this piece of local heritage reminds us to reflect on what makes our culture unique!

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12 minutes

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Endangered Alphabets

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Have you ever considered what might happen if the alphabet you use became extinct? It’s happening slowly, but here is one person using his unique talents to change that!

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7 minutes

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An Artist Using Graffiti to Change Perceptions

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Artist, Shamsia Hassani, is using her graffiti to change society’s perceptions. Her work depicts strong women and a brighter future for Afghanistan. Here is her story…

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A Photographer’s Life Changing Stories

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Photographers bring the world to our living rooms and have witnessed much of life on this planet. Here are two stories that changed one photographer’s life, and the lessons they taught him…

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12 minutes

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To Chase a Cheese

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The Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling Festival might be one of the strangest annual events in the world. This is what happens when thousands of people cram onto a hillside to watch brave souls chase a wheel of cheese down an almost vertical incline…

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Keeping Tradition Alive in the Modern World

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The weaving traditions of Peru are not only breathtaking in their beauty, but they preserve and celebrate a long cultural heritage of the handcrafted. On this edition of Saturdays Around the World, we take a journey to the Andes for a spectacular glimpse of tradition.

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Walking Across China: Way 1.0 & 2.0

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Walking across China – one foot in front of the other for 4,500 km (2800 miles) – sounds like an epic journey. Wait until you see the clever, amazing way Christoph shares it with us!

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