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[ Culture ]
By Sam Burns
Does all that stretching, turning upside down, and breathing really do anything? Why do people think yoga is so great? What kind of benefits can the average, unflexible, person get from yoga? Why not ask an average, unflexible dad what he thinks after doing it for 30 days?
[ Thought Leaders ]
By Sam Burns
Can we seriously grow everything we need in our backyard? To explore this question, on this edition of Saturday’s Around the World we’re traveling to an enchanting land to meet a woman who can transform plants into almost any object you desire!
We just deployed a technology into space that could revolutionize our exploration of the universe! After generations of thinkers dreamed of a way to sail through space with the power of light, we’ve finally made it happen!
What can the night sky teach us about our own humanity? Whether you are looking up through the lights of the big city or surrounded by vast wilderness, stargazing can play an important role in reframing our perspective…
[ Education ]
Where do astronauts get their start? What inspired Neil deGrasse Tyson to become an astrophysicist? Here are the origin stories of some of our greatest scientific and cultural icons!
By Dr. Lynda
A little probe that was sent hurtling through space in 1977 – one that’s still moving and beaming back info – can teach us a lot about what we should do with a great idea. This could be the best idea hatched 39 years ago!
What if you could live under the sea for two weeks? Researchers in Florida are exploring (and living in) the universe beneath the waves in an extraordinary way, and the results are amazing!