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Mucus Does A Lot More Than Just Leak From Your Nose

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We’re thinking it’s about time we all give this goop a little more credit for being the amazing innovation it really is!

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Why Does Human Skin Come in So Many Shades?

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The way humans have adapted to suit life in all corners of the planet tells the extraordinary story of our history as a species. Here’s the science behind it all!

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Should We All Be Eating Insects?

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We know it’s a reach, but the best innovations always are! Insect protien takes less resources to produce, has all of the amino acids we need, and can be pretty tasty. Are bugs the food of the future? Let’s risk knowing more…

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An Excuse to Not Eat Your Vegetables?

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The tastes we’ve come to enjoy from various fruits and vegetables may stem from these plants trying to kill us. Let’s find out who the culprits are, and if salads are truly good for our health or if we’ve all just been blindly following instructions on what to eat.

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Exploring Emergence, The Universal Property That Shapes Us

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At what point do you become you? How many neurons does it take to make you who you are? How many cells? Today, we celebrate emergence, the universal property that makes us who we are and shapes every corner of our world.

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Are Plants “Talking” to Each Other? They Are!

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Trees may seem like some of the planet’s quietest living things, but it turns out that they and their other plant friends are actually communicating with each other in amazing and complex ways!

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Turning Pollution into Paint: A Kickstarter Success Story!

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Here’s an update on a project we featured two years ago when it was still a primordial concept. Now it’s an inspirational story with all the elements of the best kind of progress!

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So… Why Are Plants Green and Not Black?

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There are a LOT of plants out there and the majority of them seem to be wearing various shades of the same color. So, why is this?

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The Remarkable Powers of… Spider Silk?

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Let’s talk spiders. These creatures may scare some, but their silk is one of the most remarkable substances in the natural world!

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Sustainable Energy from Algae and Much More!

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As we argue about the future of our fuel sources, we may be swimming right past the answer! Algae can produce Sustainable Energy and much more!

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You Should Really Thank the Fruit Flies

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Would you believe that your genes are super similar to a fruit fly’s? They’ve been helping us discover our own bodies for years, here’s how…

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Life at the Base of a Volcano

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A vast majority of us don’t live anywhere close to a volcano — especially not an active one. Indonesia has the largest number of active volcanos in the world, so how do the residents handle the constant threat? What’s the appeal? Here’s a gorgeous film that may give us a hint.

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Strides Towards Combating the Deadliest Organism on the Planet

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Dare we propose that it could be possible that humans and mosquitos can actually become… friends? Here’s a little insight that could point the way to beating one of the most deadly and pervasive diseases in the world!

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The Last Hallucinogenic Honey Hunters of Nepal

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What could come from documenting some of the most remarkable human traditions? Today we head to breathtaking heights on the steep cliffs of Nepal and have the privilege of looking behind the scenes of what’s said to be the last traditional hallucinogenic honey harvest. You won’t want to miss this!

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A Collection to Inspire Endless Curiosity!

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Are natural history museums the best place to inspire curiosity? Maybe we shouldn’t archive them just yet. Here’s Sir David Attenborough to tell us why!

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16 minutes

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The Wonder of the Salish Sea

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There are places on the planet where millions of people still live with natural wonders that span thousands of years. We take you to one of them today, closer than you think!

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Not Your Average Museum Specimens

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Ever wanted to be a part of a museum? Not just a donor or visitor, an actual living part of the museum! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is making that dream a reality with an innovative program that brings the museum and its collections to life!

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The Future of Designing Our Environments

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Today we meet a team who are working to bridge the gap between nature, technology, and art with hopes for a more beautiful future! Daan Roosegaard’s TED Talk creates a spark that can enlighten us all.

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Replacing DEET with Ducks?

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With help from our friends, we could waddle our way into a healthier future! Lets see how this is happening in parts of our world today…

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Finding Flow: Art & Mountain Biking

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Artist, activist and adventurer, Sarah Uhl, aids us in discovering our environments in the name of finding our flow in life!

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Growing Veggies with Shredded Cash?

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Ever wonder what happens to cash after it gets taken out of circulation? What the Federal Reserve in New Orleans does with it may plant a little inspiration in you. Check it out!

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Pollen as a Micro-Wonder of the World!

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Let’s go beyond the misery of hay-fever and understand the extraordinary beauty, complexity and wonder of one of Mother Nature’s most ingenious designs: Pollen!

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Meet the Man Who’s Saving Silence

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Join us today and meet the man whose passion is preserving the last square inches of silence in the United States.

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How Photography Can Impact Conservation

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Head to Yellowstone National Park to get an up-close look at one of America’s great migrations as nobody had ever seen it before!

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Meet the People on a Quest to Rebuild National Forests!

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Today we’re meeting a wonderful organization dedicated to growing the trees that’ll become a part of saving gorgeous national forests and ultimately, the hundreds of species that depend on them, including you!

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Live Cams: Peering into the Secret Lives of Animals

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Live cams can take us on small journeys we might never imagine. Today we point you to a place where you can get lost in the wonder of nature, up close and personal, in real time!

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The Remarkable Intelligence of Octopus Tentacles

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How much do you really know about octopus tentacles? Sure, tentacles help an octopus get around, but did you know they can smell and taste too?

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The Breathtaking Seasons of Norway

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Join us as we take a moment of pause and let the natural world speak for a moment as we celebrate the breathtaking beauty of the seasons of Norway!

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The Fibonacci Sequence Explains Nature’s Spirals

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The wonder of spirals can be found throughout the natural world. It turns out that Mother Nature uses some fascinating mathematics in these designs!

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