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Hexaflexagon Wonder to Flex Mex Recipe

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Do you remember the wonder of a particular paper folding trick where it seemed a new color surfaced with every refold, even though the hexagon was only 2-sided? Here’s a whole new take on that!

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7 minutes

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Peering into Space: The Image that Changed Everything

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Have you heard of the Hubble Deep Field Image? Let us introduce you to the image that changed the way we look at space and possibility!

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21 minutes

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Small Colored Bricks (Legos) and BIG Art

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Here’s how life can work out when you follow your passions and think big!

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Sparks in Space? The Science of Space Welding!

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How does welding work in space? It’s actually a fascinating process that many of us don’t even know about! Here’s some science that will leave you feeling a little smarter.

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How is an Eel Like a Taser?

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What could we learn from the “outliers”? Here’s a way to start down the path of finding something to respect and even learn from the un-lovables.

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11 minutes

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Better Living Through Robotics

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What does the future of robotics look like? Well, it turns out those utopian ideas of a 21st century filled with robots might not be so far off! Here’s a look at what’s possible!

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Landfills: Past, Present, and Possibility!

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One of the most important human instincts is to use available resources creatively. We don’t have to like our landfills, but we can harness their significant potential in new ways! Take a look…

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Ever Heard of the Earthship?

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What if you could live in sync with the environment? The Earthship is providing an alternative way of life for homeowners who want to live off the grid!

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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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Flying Machines of the Future

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How will drones shape, or reshape, possibility in the future? In this beautiful and fascinating TED Talk, innovator Raffaello D’Andrea, along with some of his drones, lays out what the future may have in store for us!

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How Paper Microscopes Can Change the World

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The Foldscope is a nearly indestructible paper microscope that costs less than a dollar to manufacture, and it is changing the future of education and medicine in developing countries. Here’s its incredible story…

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#EarthArt: A Hashtag, Literally, “Out of this World!”

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Astronaut Scott Kelly made it back to Earth last week after a year spent in space. While orbiting the globe, he shared his unique perspective on the world below on Instagram and Twitter, and the images he sent back down to of us all are incredibly awe-inspiring.

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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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Neuroscience Made Fun!

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Can neuroscience be inspiring and even fun? It absolutely can! This TED Talk is a jaw-dropper and will change the way you think about your own body, and what is possible!

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9 minutes

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A Spin on the Falkirk Wheel

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There’s a lovely place in Scotland where picturesque waterways, physics and mesmerizing design combine in a wondrous way.

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9 minutes

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Drones Over Cuba Reveal An Accidental Eden

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Drone technology brings us Cuba!.. It’s open now and largely untouched by pop culture, with the charm and natural beauty of the 1950’s! Take a look at the magical perspective 21st century drone technology brings us!

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One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

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At age 14, Easton LaChappelle met a 7 year old girl who had a prosthetic arm. The limb could only open and close, and yet it cost $80,000. He thought he could do better, and do it for under $1,000. He set to work in his bedroom, and later the family garage.

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Fun Theory

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Check out an initiative called “Fun Theory”, where engineering and good design is inspiring us to make MUCH better choices!

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Moving Creations for a Breathing Earth

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When the right artist harnesses the wind, we can see it as a wonder of creation. This artist’s work is a marvel, even if you are not an “art person.” Take a look!

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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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