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Getting Energy from our Food Scraps!

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This innovation is giving our table scraps value! Impact Bioenergy has created a zero waste system to turn our food scraps into energy and nutrient-rich biofuels, all with the help of microbes.

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5 minutes

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Happy Birthday Mae Jemison!

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The story of Mae Jemison’s life is one about pursuing your dreams and striving for better. And tomorrow’s her birthday! So let’s celebrate.

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10 minutes

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Dressed for Survival

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To avoid being eaten, decorator crabs have developed quite the unique ability to disguise themselves! Discover how they do this, and then stay tuned for a final, very flashy, guest crab.

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9 minutes

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Going to Venus Before Mars? Think Actual “Cloud Cities”!

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When we consider the first manned missions to colonize another planet, there are some fascinating reasons to consider Venus over Mars. See what you think!

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4 minutes

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Reading Earth’s History with Sand

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A beautiful beach has much more to it than meets the eye. You can actually read our planet’s history with sand! Each grain has its own story to tell…

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8 minutes

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Breakfast at Giraffe Manor

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You get a wonderful appreciation of the size of a giraffe when their head is in your cereal bowl. Here’s the marvelous story of Kenya’s Giraffe Manor.

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5 minutes

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What Can A Thousand Swarming Robots Teach us About Nature?

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How do fish swim in schools, or birds fly in giant flocks without running into each other? Take a look at the tiny swarming robots that are helping us understand some of nature’s most complex phenomena!

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12 minutes

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Ghosts in the Night: How Owls Fly Silently

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Have you ever wondered how owls fly silently? There’s more to it than you may think! These remarkable creatures are yet another example how nature never ceases to amaze us.

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4 minutes

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The Magic and Mystery of Squid Skin

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Why is squid skin so spectacular? How do creatures covered in soft skin camouflage seamlessly with coral? Here are the fascinating answers!

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14 minutes

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When It All Comes Together in a Musical Artist

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Here’s what happens when musical genius weaves the fabric of many genres together in a compelling tapestry. Meet Angelique Kidjo!

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38 minutes

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History of Daylight Savings Time: Is Time a Pathless Tradition?

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The history of daylight savings time has nothing to do with the urban legend of making more time for farm work. The truth is much more interesting!

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6 minutes

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Could Something Called “Slime Mold” Be Smart?

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Just when you thought you could call your enemy an “ignorant piece of slime mold,” scientists have discovered “intelligence” that rivals some of the lapses in the teenage mind! Check this out!

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48 minutes

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Meet the Coywolf

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Can we adapt too as we push into places where wildlife should have a right of way? A new hybrid – part coyote and part wolf – may be finding a niche we might want to work with! Take a look…

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11 minutes

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The Secret Lives of Scientists: Space Explorers Edition

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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!

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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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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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10 minutes

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David Bowie: The Mind of an Artist

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David Bowie changed the world of possibility for many. His creativity and life as an artist have become iconic and an irrevocable part of our culture. Here, in an interview from 1988, he gives us a glimpse into his creative genius.

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5 minutes

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Boosting Our Creative Sparks

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Have you ever had one of those moments in the shower when a light bulb goes on in your brain, on something you’ve been wrestling with? Turns out our creative brain can be boosted! Remarkable fun insight here today!

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Puffins: Ready for Their Close Up!

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How can a plush toy help us capture nature at its best? Here’s a whole new look at puffins (the other amazing black and white bird), and how we are filming their lives up-close!

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56 minutes

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Koko Turns 44!

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Do you remember the beautiful documentary from the 1990’s about Koko the Gorilla and her kitten? Koko learned sign language and has been teaching us about the world through her eyes ever since!

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8 minutes

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Seeing the Brain…With Diapers (What?!)

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In a strange twist of fate, neuroscientists discovered that they could be using diapers to see the details of the brain better! Take a look…

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18 minutes

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Otters: Much More Than Cute!

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Sea otters and thier caregivers have a lot to teach us about coping with stress, even if its just for 18 minutes while you take a look at todays video-shares.

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48 minutes

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The Inner Beauty of Landscape

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If you are looking for something a little deeper than Facebook video clips and Twitter comments, we have a great recommendation: a weekly podcast that I rarely miss. Give this a listen!

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45 minutes

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The Evolution of Flight

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Only 4 times in the history of animal evolution did creatures take to a completely new element. After water and land,… they took to the air! The evolution of how and why is amazing, and the photography breathtaking!

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