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Why do Airlines Overbook? Why is Flying so Expensive?

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Want to get past the hype of the news or past the surface of our most perplexing problems. Here’s a place to start when we want to know how things work!

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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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11 minutes

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Learning from the Extremes

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From the frigid arctic to the mouths of great white sharks, meet people who go to our planet’s extremes and bring back insights we can all learn from!

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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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Building the Solar System in the Desert

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Some people who look at the world and say “why not?” Meet a group of friends who decided to create the first to scale solar system in the desert of Nevada!

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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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Why Do We See Faces on Mars?

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We’ve seen a lot on the surface of Mars, but what about the stranger things? Why do we keep seeing things like canals, bigfoot, iguanas, faces on Mars?

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13 minutes

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Surfing the Great Lakes!

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Few people would look at the icy waters of the Great Lakes in winter and see a surfing hot spot, but Great Lakes surfers see the world a little differently!

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26 minutes

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The Art, Technology, and Wonder of Filming Wildlife

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Explore what goes on behind the lens to capture nature at its most extraordinary! The art of filming wildlife brings the natural world into our homes, inspiring wonder, and reshaping the future along the way.

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Explore the Universe in Your Coffee Cup

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Your cup of coffee contains the forces that keep the universe in motion! It’s a great reminder of how being a lifelong learner makes the world more incredible!

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8 minutes

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How Ripe Bananas Can Shift Perspectives: Wisdom from Oliver Sacks

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Here’s some wisdom from Oliver Sacks on how green bananas and an old H.G. Wells story helped him learn about valuing perspectives outside of the “norm”.

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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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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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The Young Innovators Series: Meet Maddie from Fix it Friday

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Meet Maddie Willer, an amazing young innovator and a founder of Fix It Friday, a project spreading a mission of sustainability by fixing one garment at a time!

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Hop on the Hollywood Science Hotline

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Faulty science plaguing your movie? Give the Hollywood science hotline a call for some help! Here’s the power of science and entertainment at its best!

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6 minutes

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Great Photographers on What Makes an Iconic Image

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What makes an image iconic, even life changing? Hear some of the world’s best photographers talk about powerful photography and how it connects us!

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17 minutes

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Paralyzed and Sailing the Inside Passage

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Did you hear about the two men, paralyzed from their armpits down, who sailed the inside passage. They’ve got an inspiring lesson for us all. Let’s consider their secret!

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26 minutes

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Meet our New Neighbors!

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The TRAPPIST-1 discovery of seven earthlike planets has shaken the world, but what does this discovery mean for you and me? Here’s a little perspective on it all!

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9 minutes

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Celebrating Solar: Look How Far We’ve Come!

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Let’s give solar power its day in the sun! Solar energy advancements are making access to sustainable energy more affordable and widespread and that’s worth celebrating!

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6 minutes

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What Children’s Drawings Teach Us

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There’s a reason why we all gravitate toward the magic in children’s drawings. Here’s an insight that I carried with me for weeks after running across it!

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6 minutes

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The Key to Understanding First Impressions

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Can we control our initial assumptions and impulses? Well no, we actually can’t, but we can understand them and let another part of our brain control our reactions. Here’s a great insight into our own brains!

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The Playful History of Innovation

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How is the flute the great-grandfather of the computer? Here’s a look at the playful history of innovation to give you a little perspective for the future!

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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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10 minutes

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Bolster Your Immunity to Fear!

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Did you know fear is contagious? Here are some simple ways you can avoid contagious fear while building a more positive world around you!

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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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6 minutes

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Phil Hansen: Making the Extraordinary Look Easy

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Never let go of your ability to just relax into the wonder of watching a creative genius do their thing. Today we point you to the way deconstruction can be a wonder!

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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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16 minutes

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The Message In Fun Optical Illusions

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Optical illusions are always fun, and those you can do in your own home are even better. Here’s what they can teach us about perspective!

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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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