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Sea, Sand, Sun, and Fish Poop

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Author George Monbiot has coined a new term – “rewilding” – which may be the key to finding balance with the natural world. You won’t believe the dramatic improvements that nature can manage for itself, once key species are reintroduced. Fascinating!

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What If You Could Live Underwater…

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What if you could live under the sea for two weeks? Researchers in Florida are exploring (and living in) the universe beneath the waves in an extraordinary way, and the results are amazing!

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Bacteria as an Art Form?

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An MIT scientist studying how bacteria can detect cancer is teaming up with an artist to make living art. The results and their story are fascinating!

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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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One Teenager, Changing the World for Many

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At age 14, Easton LaChappelle met a 7 year old girl who had a prosthetic arm. The limb could only open and close, and yet it cost $80,000. He thought he could do better, and do it for under $1,000. He set to work in his bedroom, and later the family garage.

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What Makes Us Happy?

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We can all think of a a lot of things that makes us happy, but what if we didn’t need things and circumstances to be happy? Former biochemist turned monk Matthieu Ricard give us a leap forward on that!

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Fireflies: A Synchronized Light Show

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There’s a visual wonder of summer that most of us adore, even though we know very little about it. How about the magic of fireflies?

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Diving in a Wheelchair: Art to Alter Possibility

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Artist Sue Austin shatters the boundaries and assumptions of life in a wheelchair; proving the immensely transformative power of art.

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Swan Upping: The Ceremony of Conservation

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What do swans, nifty uniforms, conservation, and Her Majesty the Queen of England have in common?

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Moving Creations for a Breathing Earth

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When the right artist harnesses the wind, we can see it as a wonder of creation. This artist’s work is a marvel, even if you are not an “art person.” Take a look!

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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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What’s the Perseid Meteor Shower?

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Want to spend some time in an “old school” state of wonder? Take someone you care about with you on a trip to outer space tonight or tomorrow night. You may end up with more fun than you expect!

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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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38 minutes

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Nurturing Our Playful Impulse

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Have you ever wished you worked in one of those innovative ‘think tank’ environments? Turns out that play is critical to the human experience. Forward this posting to your boss!

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Your Memories and Your Music

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“Music memories” might turn out to be your fountain of youth when aging takes a tole on your brain function. Fascinating!

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IF. Live Curious

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Enjoy one of the most thought provoking short calls to action I have ever seen. It’s hauntingly beautiful and inspiring!

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Law in Places of Lawlessness

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Listen to a story that inspires so many emotions that it’s like a great storm that ends with a sparkling blue sky. An amazing TEDtalk you will never forget!

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Bobby McFerrin Hacks Our Brains

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Can a brilliant musical mind prove that we all have an innate instinct for music? Take a look at Bobby McFerrin, of “Be Happy” fame, on the stage at the World Science Festival, in a very fun demonstration that surprised everyone!

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Live Cam: Puffins in Your Lap!

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Here at Ever Widening Circles, we try to be the nicest place on the web, and thankfully, we have some great competition: animals in real time on live cams all over the world!

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Simple Ideas Lead to Discovery

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Mythbusting aside, Adam Savage is a great storyteller. Take 8 minutes for him to prove how a simple idea can change the world!

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The Hubble Telescope is a Time Machine

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Nothing inspires wonder like space! And we might not even realize that we have a 25 year old “workhorse of technology” orbiting our planet, expanding our view of ourselves.

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Alien Life Right Here on Earth?

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In our hopeful search for new lifeforms in outer space, it seems we often forget the most extraordinary and promising frontier for our species’ survival. Take a look!

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Lucky Iron Fish: Simply Brilliant

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How lucky can an iron fish be? It’s not just a charming cultural icon anymore! This is amazing!

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12 minutes

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Why Don’t We All Know Tesla?

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Who is Nikola Tesla? He should be legendary. Find out why in today’s article. This is remarkable brilliance and perseverance at its best.

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Can STRESS Be Good for Us?

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Stress is bad for you, right? Well, turns out new research might lift your spirits on the subject of stress. Here are some amazing new insights!

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Woolly Mammoth: Back from Extinction?

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The woolly mammoth, the passenger pigeon or other extinct species: Here’s some fascinating NEW questions on bringing them back!

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Why is the Sky Blue?

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One of the world’s most Googled questions is “Why is the sky blue?” and today, you get that answered in less than 4 minutes!

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