“Science is a way of thinking much more than
it is a body of knowledge.”
Science impacts every aspect of our lives!
Explore the discoveries, research, and stories of scientists that are changing the world and shaping our future.
3 minute lesson
Instead of using dangerous chemicals, this vineyard has been using ducks to keep pests away from their crops.
8 minute lesson
The BrainPort V100 is making it possible for people without sight to navigate the world better…by using their tongues.
5 minute lesson
The natural world is filled with the beauty of geometry. Meet some scientists using chemistry to create crystal nanoflowers that push the limits of nature and explore new frontiers of science.
Flamingos aren’t born pink! Here’s how they get that stunning color in their feathers…
Meet the HORSE, a powerful machine combining technology and bacteria to help us better manage our food waste while generating energy!
6 minute lesson
What if we brought back the animals we’ve lost? What kind of effect would they have on the planet? ‘
4 minute lesson
Cenotes might seem like nothing more than big pits, but these underground caves are central to the vibrant ecological health of the Yucatan jungle.
Foldscope, a paper microscope, takes about one dollar to create, but it’s changing education and medicine around the world.
Learn about what makes owls so quiet and deadly.
9 minute lesson
Did you know video games could potentially be used as medicine? Researchers are finding ways to use gaming to help treat things like ADHD, autism, and depression!
What do you think it’s like to see Earth from space? Let’s hear from some astronauts.
How are sharks such amazing, powerful predators? Evolution has done some pretty impressive work. Let’s learn about it!
11 minute lesson
How are robots changing our lives? How long have we been making robots? Should we even be afraid of them?
Could this natural material actually be the technology of the future? Let’s see how fungus could become a bigger part of our lives!
If we want to look at earth’s history, we may want to look at some of the smallest pieces. Let’s see what sand can teach us!
Did you know that an octopus can smell through their tentacles?
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