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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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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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8 minutes

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The Incredible Journey of Jane Goodall

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How would knowing the story of your childhood hero have changed what you thought was possible growing up? For many, Jane Goodall is a childhood hero, but her story, in her own words, is and incredible and inspiring journey. Let her tell you more…

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7 minutes

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Giant Crystal Cave: An Underground Wonder!

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The earth beneath us holds some of the world’s most incredible wonders, the Giant Crystal Cave of Mexico is one of the most extraordinary. Join us as we head underground to explore the scientific depths of this amazing place!

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Saving the Life of a Humpback Whale

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While out in the Sea of Cortez with friends, a whale conservationist came across a young humpback whale trapped in fishing nets, the incredible adventure that followed is an amazing testament to powerful connection we share with the natural world!

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Do You Dance Like A Dinosaur?

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While you may have your own unique moves on the dance floor, it turns out dinosaurs may have also used dance to woo their mates! Here are how the incredible mating displays of birds are helping us to unlock secrets of dinosaur behavior!

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18 minutes

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An Old Legend Leads to Remarkable Discovery

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Andrés Ruzo grew up hearing legends of a boiling river in the Amazon. Years later, he went on a search for the source of the legend and uncovered a remarkable natural wonder. Here is his remarkable story from the TED stage!

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15 minutes

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Incredible Ice Music Festival

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Once a year, under the first full moon, in a frozen town in Norway, musicians come together to create incredible music on instruments made entirely of ice. The world the festival creates is an incredible and unique aural experience.

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22 minutes

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Mathemagical Inspiration

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Why is math so feared in school (or at least it’s seen that way in pop culture…)? Can math be… well, MAGIC? It can! This is pure wonder. Take a look…

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6 minutes

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Fintastic Shark Facts

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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!

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6 minutes

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Growing Furniture, Nature’s Creativity

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What if we could grow furniture, with nature as our factory? Full Grown furniture is changing how we think about manufacturing by taking us back to nature.

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12 minutes

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Turning Birds Into Dinosaurs

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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!

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7 minutes

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Rewilding: What if We Had the Giants Back?

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Have you heard much about “megafauna,” the other giants that roamed the earth after the dinosaurs. It turns out they can teach us a lot about rewilding, a process to recover balance in the natural world.

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7 minutes

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Snowflake Bentley & His Unique Snowflakes

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Have you ever heard someone say “No two snowflakes are alike”? Today we learn the science behind this statement, and learn a little about Snowflake Bentley, the Vermont man who first made this discovery!

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18 minutes

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The Unbelievable World of the Birds-of-Paradise

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Deep in the rainforest of Papua New Guinea are some of the most unique birds in the world. Check out the expedition that set out to photograph and study them all!

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Flying Rays: Marvels of Nature

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What happens when creatures of the sea take flight? The BBC and National Geographic take us on a journey with flying rays to see a marvel of nature!

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