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Exploring the Farthest Reaches of Space Travel

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Are there limits to how far we can reach in our exploration of the universe? What can intergalactic limitations teach us about appreciating the here and now?

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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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House Calls for the Homeless

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What would a world look like where we spent more time in the service of humanity? One physician assistant decided to start a program to provide healthcare to the homeless not in a clinic but on the streets, making house calls to the homeless…

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You May be Here Because of the Potato…

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The humble potato may seem like a mundane part of life, but it could actually be the reason you are standing here today! Here’s the history of the world through a potato’s eyes…

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Reframing Our Relationship with Things We Can’t Control

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Dr. BJ Miller has some life experiences that can bring us to a new place in considering our own. Enjoy a little transformation here from his many stories that can help us right-size our challenges.

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23 minutes

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Slacklining: Pushing Limits Around the Globe!

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Have you heard of slacklining? It may be an extreme sport for everyone! Really! You can choose your extremes and still do amazing things while pushing the limits of possibility!

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Pigeons Light Up the Night Sky

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What happens when the sky is filled with thousands of pigeons carrying LED lights? The artist Duke Riley is reframing these creatures in a more favorable light and along the way inspiring a little wonder in us all…

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Let’s Go on a Kindness Triathlon!

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We think it’s the little things that make us happier people, but what if we dedicated a day to being as kind as we could to others? It turns out the science of happiness is a little more complicated than we think…

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9 minutes

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#LikeAGirl

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Did you hear about this movement called #LikeAGirl? I suspect the Millenial generation and younger are actually making some progress on this front! But how’s it doing in the real world?

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23 minutes

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Want to Be a Space Archaeologist?

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Growing up a great number of us probably wanted to be an astronaut or an archaeologist, but what if you could have been both? Yes, space archaeology is here, and soon, we will be able to become citizen space archaeologists!

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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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The Magic of Pixar: Blending Science and Art

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What if we were able to use our unique life experiences to push the boundaries of possibility? Danielle Feinberg is a Pixar animator who takes her love for art, technology, and science and brings them together to create movie magic. Here is her story!

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What’s it Like to Live in Space?

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We have all dreamed of a life lived in space, but what is that really like? Let’s hear from the astronauts themselves about this extraordinary feat of human ingenuity!

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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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Our Journey to the Ocean’s Depths

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For millennia, we have sought to explore the ocean’s depths. This journey is as harrowing as it is beautiful. Join us as we explore this history and the first remarkable craft that took us to unexplored worlds on our own planet…

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Barbecuing with Science!

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As the weather gets warmer, barbecuing might be on your mind, but before you pull out your grill, check out some more exciting techniques! The Royal Institution and Brit Lab take us on an adventure to barbecue with science…

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Welcome to Firefly Forest, Land of the Gnome Homes

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What if we made the world a little bit more beautiful for others? Journey with us to Firefly Forest, a seemingly ordinary woodland in the midwest that was transformed into a place of awe and wonder…

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Rediscovering Wonder with Janet Echelman

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Can we rediscover our sense of wonder and reshape the way we envision our world? After watching this TED Talk by the incredible artist Janet Echelman, the answer is, most certainly, yes!

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Flying Machines of the Future

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How will drones shape, or reshape, possibility in the future? In this beautiful and fascinating TED Talk, innovator Raffaello D’Andrea, along with some of his drones, lays out what the future may have in store for us!

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Human Voice Remixed for Wonder

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What happens when your limitations force you to recreate reality? For the cutting-edge musician Beardyman, the desire to push the boundaries of what is possible with the human voice have opened up a new musical and creative world.

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Radiating Possibility or the Downward Spiral? Our Choice!

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Do you ever get caught up in a “downward spiral”, either in conversations or trains of thought? Here’s a world-renowned teacher to share a fascinating alternative mindset: radiating possibility!

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Drones Ignite a Creative Spark

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Can technology spark a new creative wave? A collaboration between Intel and Ars Electronica to create Drone 100, a record-breaking spectacle of music, light, and technology, is changing the future of technology and the awe it can inspire.

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Hilarious James Veitch: Scamming an Email Scammer!

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What would happen if you replied to an email scam in your inbox? Comedian James Veitch decided one day to find out. The story that ensues is very funny and revealing!

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15 minutes

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Theo Allofs’ Paragliding: Changing Perspectives

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Photographer Theo Allofs took to the sky in a power paraglider when he wanted a new perspective. Here’s the story behind this niche and the remarkable tales of some of Theo’s most stunning images!

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How Our Clicks Shape Our World

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We hardly ever think about the ways the media we consume affects us, or the power we have when it comes to dictating what we all learn from in the news. It turns out, we have more power than we think when it comes to deciding how positive, balanced, and worldly our media is!

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What is Dark Matter and Why Does it Matter?

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Dark matter appears to be all around us, and yet it is incredibly difficult to detect. This frontier of science is changing not only the way we understand the composition of our universe, but also our place within it!

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15 minutes

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What We Learn From Art that Challenges Us

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Why should we care about art that makes us think “I don’t get it”? Olafur Eliasson is an artist answering that question and is artwork is changing the way we see the world around us!

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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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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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