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The Key to Learning? Make it Fun! Nature Comics with Rosemary Mosco

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From ants with two butts to the weird and wonderful world of bird mating dances, there’s a lot of strange things going on in the natural world. This cartoonist is on a mission to make science approachable using a new medium: comics.

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6 minutes

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New Discovery! More Mammals Are Glowing in the Dark?

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Platypus are already known to be strange creatures, but there’s a new characteristic to add to these odd-balls: they GLOW! The thing is, scientists are finding that they actually aren’t the weird ones when it comes to this. It turns out, glowing in the dark is a trait far more common in mammals than we’ve ever thought! Ready to test what you think is possible?

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8 minutes

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How Nuclear Bombs Are Revealing Forgeries!

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What do priceless works of art and nuclear bombs have in common? Well, if you’re trying to sniff out art forgeries, those bombs come in handy! It turns out art heists are a lot more high tech than you may expect.

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8 minutes

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Weird Stories We Tell Ourselves: Do Birds Fly to the Moon Every Winter?

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Birds flying to the moon, sleeping at the bottom of lakes, or transforming into other animals? For centuries, bird migration evaded our understanding, and those wild theories were taken as true. Here’s a look at how the hypothesis of bird migration was tested, and how hundreds of people helped prove it! 

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10 minutes

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We’re Going to the Moon Again! The Reasons Why Are Amazing

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Need something awesome to look forward to? In 2024, you’ll be able to look up at the moon and know that humans are on it! That’s right, we’re going to the moon again, and this historical mission is bringing us closer to a better shared future, for everyone. 

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7 minutes

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Relationship Advice from… Ants? 

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How do we nurture our best relationships? Today’s teachers may be tiny, but they’ve been pulling off beautifully mutually beneficial relationships for millions of years! And yes, they’ve even befriended their own cows.

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12 minutes

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Proof That You Don’t Need a Brain to Be a Genius!

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What can something called “slime mold” have to teach us about our own special kind of genius? Well, this otherworldly organism is changing the way we think about what intelligence looks like!

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13 minutes

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Is the Solution to Too Much Plastic… Eating It?

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What if you could eat your water bottle? That may not be too far off! This little at-home experiment will have you playing with the endless possibilities towards a plastic-free life in your own house! 

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11 minutes

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This Magic Trick Can Keep You from Being Manipulated!

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Do you know if the decisions you make are really your own? This magician has a few tricks up her sleeve to help you avoid being unknowingly influenced and take control of your decision making again!

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6 minutes

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What Astronauts Bring Back to Earth for Us!

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What can we learn from the people who have spent life OUTSIDE of our planet? The International Space Station is one of the most incredible feats of human engineering, and the secret to making it all possible is a lesson that could help us solve our biggest problems down here on Earth!

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6 minutes

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Ever Wondered Why You Always Have Room for Dessert?

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Why is it that after even the biggest meal you still have room for dessert? You may not have two stomachs, but you do have an evolutionary trick that has helped to keep us alive for thousands of years!

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11 minutes

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The Surprising Ways Your Grandparents’ Experiences Shaped You!

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Did you know you can inherit your ancestors experiences?! New science is emerging that helps us understand ourselves in ways that connect us to the experiences of our parents and grandparents like never before!

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7 minutes

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Meet the Unexpected Monster of the Ancient Americas

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They were once the size of elephants and others lived at sea, so what happened to the massive number of fantastical sloths that once dotted the landscapes of the Americas?!

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8 minutes

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The Surprising Benefits of Being a Fish Out of Water!

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Whether they’re ditching gills for lungs or using their fins to walk across the land, these fish are about to have you seeing new possibilities all over the place! These fish out of water will have you looking at your unusual talents with a whole new appreciation. 

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15 minutes

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How We Predicted the Walk on the Moon, Cell Phones, and Siri!

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For centuries now we have had a way of looking into—and even shaping—the future. But how is this possible? Well, some of our favorite movies and television shows are already giving us a glimpse into what life may look like in tomorrow’s tomorrow! Ready to take a peek?

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There Are Two Ways to Think About Time: Which Are You?

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What if the tension and conflict you experience with your loved ones or your co-workers could be explained in terms of time! Your perception of time may be entirely different than somebody else, but knowing how this works could leave you with a lot less conflict in your life. This simple test will help you get started! 

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How a Fictional Character Changed Real Science Forever

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Could the TV shows you watched when you were younger influence who you are today? Researchers have been looking into this since a certain popular fictional character hit the mainstream and sparked a movement that changed the world of science forever!

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Why Don’t Beetles Have Bones? (And Why Do You?)

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The perfect combination of strong, flexible, and light, our skeletons do a lot more than hold us up! But how did we end up with this skeletal wonder that makes us so different from bugs and beetles? Well, the answer is a great reminder of how a few little detours on the path of life can lead us in entirely different directions! 

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14 minutes

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The Simplest Way to Train Your Brain! 

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This routine has been shown to boost our memory, combat depression and anxiety, and reduce pain—all without expensive equipment, special skills, medications, or taking hours out of our day. But is meditation really a practical addition to our busy lives? One of our favorite creators puts it to the test. 

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15 minutes

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From Bunnies to Solar Systems: The Magic of Dust!

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What do the dust bunnies under your nightstand have in common with our solar system? Turns out, the answer to that is all about the wonder of connections! Read on and all around you will seem a mystery unfolding.

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Do You See the Ancient Superhero In This Photo?!

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Want to get a dose of wonder 5 or 6 times a day, while doing something you have to do anyway? You have an element in your home right now that is critical to human history and you probably wouldn’t even be here without it! 

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All Hail the Great Hellbender Salamander!

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Snot otter, lasagna lizard, grampus, whatever you call it, this gigantic, slimy, and loveable creature could be the unlikely superhero saving the world’s amphibians. How, you ask? Well, let’s get to know them a little better and find out!

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30 minutes

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Happy, Sad, or Chopping Onions—The Science of Why We Cry!

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When was the last time you cried? Why did you cry? Crying is our reaction to everything from bad breakups, to awe, to cutting onions, but why is this? Let’s explore this uniquely human reaction that seems to be a fundamental part of our shared humanity. 

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Are You Seeing What I’m Seeing?

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What color is this dress to you? To your best friend, it might look completely different! (Really, give it a share.) So why is this? How is it possible that two people can see the exact same image but perceive it so differently?

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30 minutes

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Life Advice from the Slowest Mammal on Earth!

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What can sloths teach us about dealing with the chaos of modern life? Here’s a hilarious TED Talk that will have you becoming a champion of the sloth lifestyle for yourself.

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35 minutes

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Tumble Down a Rabbit Hole of Wonder with Tumble!

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Have you heard about Tumble, the science podcast for kids? Whether or not you have children, it’s a great way to get a little science into your day!

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24 minutes

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Ever Wonder How Your Work is Measuring Up? This May Help!

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Have you ever doubted your ability to finish something you’ve started? What’s inside this article may help you rethink your expectations. Here’s an amazing insight about trusting our guts, from one man’s journey through a 400-page molecular gastronomy cookbook (whew!)

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Here’s What Killer Whales Have in Common with Your Grandmother!

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Killer whales have more in common with your grandmother than you may think. It’s a fascinating story and an opportunity for all of us to easily make the world a little better place today! Turns out, some wise elders of the Pacific Northwest, grandmother killer whales, are at a tipping point for their survival, but we can influence that quickly. This is an amazing story and a chance to be change-makers!

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Capturing the Scents of Our Loved Ones

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Could we forever find comfort in our loved one’s smells? Artist and scientist Ani Liu is capturing their scents and creating perfumes (or small time capsules) out of them! See the impact this could have as she brings us through her lab!

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