6 minutes

Your Smile is a Storyteller

When it comes to decoding the history of humanity, did you know ancient teeth are some of our greatest assets? Yes, the humble tooth can provide us with an incredible window into the past!

8 minutes

A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Now!

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!

8 minutes

Meet Your Microbiome!

Did you know you are home to millions of invisible creatures? Say hello your microbiome, the ecosystem of microscopic organisms that help keep you alive!

Image: Dragon

16 minutes

Are Dragons in our DNA?

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

Image: Electric eel in a beautiful aquarium habitat

9 minutes

How is an Eel Like a Taser?

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.

Image: Dragula orchid Black with teeth-like parts

4 minutes

Orchids: The World’s Most Beautiful Liars?

How did orchids become some of the most unique and beautiful plants on the planet? It turns out these remarkable plants have used some very nefarious tactics over the years to make homes in some of the planet’s most fascinating niches.

8 minutes

Pygmy Seahorses: Small Wonders of the Sea

We don’t have to write about the world’s largest natural wonders to celebrate Nature’s most spectacular creations. Let us introduce you to the pygmy seahorse, one of the planet’s smallest marvels.

Image: Two fish with legs like birds

7 minutes

Get a Backbone!

What if life on earth never evolved a solid scaffolding: bones? Can we imagine a planet where soft bodies like worms and octopus evolved big brains? Our backbone seems to have changed everything and the story of it’s evolution is fascinating.

5 minutes

Plants Can Talk to Each Other?

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!

25 minutes

Preserving the Legacy of A Species

Lonesome George was the last of his species, but his legacy lives on with the help of the American Museum of Natural History. His story illustrates the importance of conservation and the potential for a brighter future for all endangered species.

Image: a man in a canoe on the edge of a stormy lake

12 minutes

Weall Mayk Misteaks [We All Make Mistakes]

Is making a MISTAKE really such a bad thing? Many of our best innovations are the result of “happy accidents” and most innovator fail repeatedly before their Ah-ha moments. Could we learn to embrace mistakes? Take a look…

How Much Do We Know About Sleep?

We all know what it looks like when we are without sleep, but why is it so important? It turns out that up until the 1950’s nobody had studied this question scientifically! Check out the story behind the science!

6 minutes

Fintastic Shark Facts

Our fascination with sharks might seem like a little much at times, but these incredible examples of evolution might deserve some of the attention we give them. Leave today a little smarter with a few amazing shark facts!

12 minutes

Turning Birds Into Dinosaurs

Is turning birds into dinosaurs possible? Creating the dino-chicken isn’t just a scientific dream. The science behind the project is already a reality!