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Exploring the Underground Rain Forest

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Did you know there is an underground rainforest in the world’s largest cave? Join us as we explore Hang Son Doong cave in central Vietnam!

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8 minutes

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A Bird that Sings Like a Dog… And a Camera?

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Have you ever heard the song of the lyrebird? These strange birds take the sounds of dogs, cameras, chainsaws, and other birds to create their mating calls!

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19 minutes

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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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8 minutes

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Incredible Snail Tales: Resetting Wonder

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Ever thought of snails as incredible? Probably not, but learning about some of the fascinating snails out there may help you in finding wonder in this world a little easier!

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3 minutes

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I am His Hands, He is My Eyes

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Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi have been planting trees together for 10 years, but there is a small catch, one of the men lost his arms as a child and the other lost his vision 16 years ago. Together though, they make a remarkable team…

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9 minutes

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The Secret Life of the Snowy Owl

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What if we could fly along with the snowy owl as it made its migration? An NPR team decided to follow the remarkable journey of Baltimore, the most studied snowy owl in history, to get a glimpse at what the lives of these mysterious creatures looks like!

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7 minutes

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Harvard’s Incredible Glass Flowers

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What you may not know about Harvard University, is that they possess a flower collection like no other. These remarkably beautifully preserved specimens are not made up of cells but of glass!

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5 minutes

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The Colorful World of the Side-Blotched Lizard

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The side-blotched lizard takes a unique approach to the dating game, the result is the world’s longest game of rock-paper-scissors! Take a look inside the lives of these remarkable little creatures…

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28 minutes

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Climbing China’s Remarkable Rocks

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What would it be like to head out on an expedition with National Geographic? These are the remarkable stories and images from an incredible adventure to climb some of China’s most amazing rock formations…

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17 minutes

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Monarch Butterfly Migration: A Breathtaking Journey

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The Monarch Butterfly migration is one of the most remarkable journies on this planet. Join us for the breathtaking details, on a journey of your own to explore the science, culture, and conservation. In the end, we’ll stand in awe of this feat of nature!

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6 minutes

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Plants Can Talk to Each Other?

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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! Jump into this lovely TED Ed video and find out just how this works!

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25 minutes

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Preserving the Legacy of A Species

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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.

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12 minutes

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Life in Snowy Wonder: Another Kind of Paradise

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Would your version of “paradise” include ice and snow? Maybe it will after you spend 10 minutes with the magnificent photographer Vincent Munier on his journey to capture the lives of some of the Arctic’s most stunning creatures…

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6 minutes

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Seals Telling Their Own Story

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How can we improve our conservation efforts? When the seal population in a Hawaiian community began to increase tensions began to rise. With the help of the seals themselves and local children, researchers found a new way to promote conservation…

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5 minutes

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Deep Sea Oddities: We Aren’t So Different

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Our planet is filled with incredible creatures! Dive into the depths of the ocean to explore some of the strangest species we have encountered…

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13 minutes

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What Can Camels Teach Us About Fundamental Truths?

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We all know where camels come from, right? A new origin story for these strange creatures is changing how we think about things we take as “fact.” Check out this hilarious TED Talk from Latif Nasser.

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19 minutes

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Death Valley Super Bloom: A Fleeting Natural Wonder

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How does the driest and hottest place in the United States become a carpet of wildflowers? Once in a lifetime, when the perfect conditions together, this barren world is transformed into a natural wonder!

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11 minutes

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Saving the Rainforest with Old Cell Phones

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How can we police large swaths of endangered rainforest with something we all have at home? The incredible startup Rainforest Connection is taking our old cell phones and giving them a second life as protectors of some of the most at-risk habitat on the planet!

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15 minutes

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Exploring Fossil Lake

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go on a paleontological dig? On this Saturdays Around the World feature, we take you to Wyoming’s Fossil Lake in search of prehistoric life!

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14 minutes

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The BlackFish Outcome: Good People Can Win!

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After 3 years of public pressure following the broadcast of a documentary called Blackfish, SeaWorld is finally canceling its Killer Whale shows, stopping its captive breeding program, and phasing out keeping killer whales in captivity all together!

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30 minutes

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Wytham Woods, a Laboratory with Leaves

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Oxford University’s Wytham Woods is a place of science, art, and conservation. This incredible Laboratory with Leaves is a wonderful reminder that the beauty of nature is waiting for us in our own backyard!

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20 minutes

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Afterglow: A Spectacle of Snow and Color

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What happens when professional skiers take on mountain slopes at night lit by a tremendous array of colors? Prepare to be wowed by this spectacle of human creativity!

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9 minutes

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Underwater with the National Geographic Crittercam

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National Geographic’s Crittercams are changing the way we learn about some of the most notoriously difficult animals to study on this planet. Today we ride along with manta rays, whale sharks, and humpback whales in an up close and personal way…

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12 minutes

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At the Volcano’s Edge

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What happens when you use drones to explore the depths of one of the world’s most active volcanoes? We join explorer and filmmaker Sam Cossman on his journey to discover life at the edge of one of the planet’s most hostile environments!

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16 minutes

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The Glow-in-the-Dark World Beneath the Sea

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Just below the ocean waves is a world that, until recently, we had never seen before. This world of glowing sharks, eels, turtles, and much more has been swimming all around us, but it took asking the right question to find it!

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6 minutes

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So, You Found A New Dinosaur?

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Let’s say you have discovered the skeleton of a dinosaur, how do know if your discovery is a new species? When Elmer Riggs discovered the first brachiosaurs in 1900 this was the question he had to answer. So, how did he do it?

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7 minutes

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Do Butterflies Self-Medicate?

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Are humans the only species that use medicine to improve our quality of life? The answer is changing the future of medicine for our species, and opening up a new world of possibility for the future of our health!

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15 minutes

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The Oldest Lives on Earth

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How old are the oldest living things on earth? The surprising answer is what artist Rachel Sussman set off to find and photograph, and the story these organisms tell is one that puts human life into striking perspective!

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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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