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Without Cheese, We Might Not Be Here!

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Throughout human history, cheese has given us a huge survival advantage and changed civilization. If that isn’t friendship, we don’t know what is. So let’s spend a little quality time with one of our oldest pals, and remind ourselves of all that we’ve been through together.

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17 minutes

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A Legacy Left in Stone

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Stonemasonry is a craft that’s been around for millennia. It’s shaped some of the cities we know best and brought us beautiful pieces of art that we’re still uncovering around the world. But there are only a few of us left who still work with stone, so let’s see how these artists are connecting us to both our past and our future with their creations.

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15 minutes

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Chickpeas: Doing the Hum-Most!

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Chickpeas have been a staple in dishes around the world for centuries, so we’re going to give these little protein-packed cuties some attention. We’ll point you to one of our favorite YouTube channels to get some insights into why we should care about the rich history of chickpeas!

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9 minutes

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Gunpowder, Stars, Art, and… Bigfoot?

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When you see fireworks, you’re witnessing an art form with a surprisingly rich history. How fireworks grew from scaring away a creature of lore to the beautiful spectacle today is an incredible story that will leave you with a little more awe the next time you see the night sky light up.

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13 minutes

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What Happened to Your Blueberries?

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They’ve been growing in North America for thousands of years but we were not able to tame them up until very recently. This fruit has quite the rich history, so let’s dive in…

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9 minutes

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Have You Heard of Cecilia Chiang?

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If you’ve ever enjoyed Chinese food in the United States, like potstickers and Peking duck, then we’d like to introduce you to Cecilia Chiang. She’s the “Julia Child” of Chinese cuisine, and the story of how she changed the way Americans eat is as remarkable as her influence!

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17 minutes

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How Do Space Suits Even Work?

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We’ve seen people walk on the moon in them, but how has that been possible? What is it about a space suit that enables it to protect us out there?

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11 minutes

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Farming the Place of Stone

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Let’s take a journey to a lunar landscape nestled into the hills of Ireland! A place where the history, the land, and the people have become deeply intertwined over many millennia.

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15 minutes

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A History Carved in Canyon Walls

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It’s hard to find a place in the United States that holds as much human history as Canyonlands and the Bears Ears National Monument in Utah. The ingenuity of the people who lived on this land centuries ago is literally carved into the stone!

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22 minutes

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Could Holograms Change our History Records?

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In this exhibit, you can sit across from a holocaust survivor and ask them about their story. The thing is, these people aren’t really there! So, how does this work? And what is it like for them to know their experience is protected from time?

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20 minutes

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A Tour of the Wonders of Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly becoming a reality, and most of us barely understand what it means. No wonder there is a lot of fear and a shortage of wonder on the topic. Today we change all that with an expert guide!

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A Fascinating, Long Winded History

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You’ve most likely seen the new generation of wind turbines twirling happily in the distance, but do we know how crucial these contraptions have been to humankind for thousands of years? Let’s rediscover the power of the wind.

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The Sound Mirrors of WWII

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Have you ever considered what’s next, after cell phones, GPS and the internet? We are never at an end point you know. Here’s a bit of wonder that reminds us to always consider what’s next!

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12 minutes

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Celebrating the True Spirit of Hula

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Hula dancing is far more than what we see in the mainstream media. The true spirit of hula is a celebration of culture, storytelling, strength and grace.

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11 minutes

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The Ties That Bind Us: Do Shoes Reveal What We Value?

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Shoes may seem like a utilitarian necessity or a fashion statement, but what if they connect us all in pointing to what we value?

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11 minutes

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The Incredible Woman Who Discovered Radiation

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When it comes to superhero qualities, it would be difficult to beat the great Madame Curie, who discovered radiation and hundreds of other things that improve our lives today!

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11 minutes

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Why the Worldwide Web is Not the Internet

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Have you ever wondered if it was correct to refer to the web and the net interchangeably. Turns out the worldwide web is not the internet and here’s a very interesting reason why…

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16 minutes

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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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10 minutes

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What Exactly is Gluten Anyway?

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If you’ve ever scratched your head about the fuss regarding gluten in our diets, here’s an entertaining way to feel like an expert, in less than 10 minutes!

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13 minutes

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What Do Pirates, Nurses, and Buckminster Fuller Have in Common?

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What do pirates, nurses, and Buckminster Fuller have in common? They are the rebel designers of history who show us what the future of design may start to look like!

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35 minutes

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1972: The Last Time Humans Set Foot On the Moon

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It’s been over 45 years since we left our last footprints on the moon. The Apollo 17 moonwalks and mission were spellbinding. Here’s an amazing video!

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28 minutes

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Hunting with the Help of the Golden Eagle

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The Golden Eagle Hunters of western Mongolia have been hunting with the help of eagles for generations. Here is an up close look at the tradition from a perspective only a GoPro can provide!

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6 minutes

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Wiggle Your Ears and You’re a Natural History Museum!

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Take a quick break today to recognize the wonder of your inner lemur. Your body, in so many ways, is a walking demonstration of the scope of eternity!

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11 minutes

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200,000 Years: Let’s Reflect on How Far We’ve Come!

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What happened before history? After 200,000 years, let’s take a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come, and maybe where we are headed!

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The Amazing Woman Who Discovered Dinosaurs: Mary Anning

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The most important scientific discoveries almost always contain the key elements of a great story: drama, serendipity, hardship and perseverance. Here’s a fabulous tale of the WOMAN who discovered dinosaurs!

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46 minutes

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Curator’s Corner: Meet the Wonders of The British Museum!

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The British Museum is home to some of the world’s most incredible wonders. Let some of the people who know the collections best introduce you to their favorite objects in the museum!

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8 minutes

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The Grand History of the Humble Pigeon

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Why should we appreciate the humble pigeon a little more? It turns out, pigeons are actually much smarter than we give them credit for, not to mention we share a rich history!

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A Pyramid Primer: How Much Do You Really Know?

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Most of us think we know a fair amount about things like the pyramids. But do we? What if our information still dates from magazines in elementary school, and we only have the gist of things? Here’s something to consider.

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Finding a Message in a Bottle

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Finding a message in a bottle may seem like luck, but it might be easier than you think! All it takes is a little more know-how and a desire for connection!

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