5 minute lesson

Continental Collision Course

How are the movements of the continents changing our landscapes and the species we’re seeing today?

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3 minute lesson

The (Actual) Magic of Mona Lisa’s Smile

You might be familiar with Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting the Mona Lisa. But have you ever wondered why it’s so famous? Today, let’s explore the magic behind the famed smile of da Vinci’s masterpiece and learn how the artist combined optics, chemistry, and art to create what some consider the first augmented reality!

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6 minute lesson

What Teeth Tell Us About Ancient Humans

Did you know ancient teeth are some of the best ways to understand the lives of our human ancestors? Learn what these teeth are telling us!

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4 minute lesson

What Can A Thousand Swarming Robots Teach us About Nature?

The best technology mimics nature. These tiny robots are just one example!

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5 minute lesson

We Should Really Thank the Fruit Flies

Fruit flies have been helping us make scientific breakthroughs for years! We have a lot to thank these little friends for.

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5 minute lesson

Why is Mt. Everest So Massive?

Did you know that Mt. Everest is still growing? Let’s explore why!

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4 minute lesson

Powering Your World with Fish Scales?

Did you know that fish scales can generate electricity? Let’s learn how!

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5 minute lesson

Meet the Internet of Fungus!

Plants are talking to each other through fungus! But how exactly does this work?

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5 minute lesson

Discover the Man Who Sees Only with Sound! He’s Redefining What’s “Impossible”!

How can a man without eyes ride a bicycle or navigate busy streets? Using a form of echolocation, Daniel Kish is able to see with sound and teach others to do the same!

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8 minute lesson

Cow Burps are Warming our Planet, but Seaweed Could Change That!

What do seaweed and cow burps have to do with saving the planet? Sometimes the solutions to big problems come from strange places.

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4 minute lesson

Your Dog is Traveling Through Time… With Their Nose! 

Dogs help us in many ways and very often they use their nose to do so! So what makes their sense of smell so incredible and different from our own?

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5 minute lesson

Sailing Through Space on the Power of the Sun

LightSail 2 is a crowdfunded mission to space to test out a technology called solar sailing that could revolutionize space exploration!

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8 minute lesson

Conservation Success! How Out of the Box Thinking Saved an Adorable Fox

When the Island Fox nearly went extinct, scientists had to ask, why? This conservation story is a great example of how we can solve complex problems!

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6 minute lesson

Meet the Rescue Dogs Saving the Environment!

Rescue dogs are getting a new opportunity in life, saving endangered wildlife and helping us preserve some of the planet’s most fragile ecosystems!

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8 minute lesson

Teeth: the Most Underrated Marvel of Nature?

Do you know how teeth grow? It’s actually a fascinating process that started before you even had a brain! Learn more about this marvel of our biology!

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4 minute lesson

Masterful Mimics of the Natural World

Bugs that look like twigs? Mantises that look like dead leaves? Moths with snake heads for wings? Nature’s awe-inspiring ingenuity so often points to the fact that almost anything is possible! When it comes to some of the most remarkable ways creatures have found to survive, the tactics of camouflage and mimicry that the insect… Read more »

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