“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.
2 minute lesson
The snake robot takes inspiration from the way snakes move to find new ways to explore the world. Check out how biomimicry combines engineering and nature!
8 minute lesson
Is it possible to communicate with dolphins? Researchers are discovering ways to understand the communication between these animals, and now how to talk back!
13 minute lesson
Music is a human universal and has a deep impact on us. Here’s how music affects our brains and the ways it reshapes us at a fundamental level.
6 minute lesson
The bobtail squid has made friends with an unlikely organism, a bacteria that helps it glow at night. Together they are a remarkable example of how life finds a way to survive through symbiosis.
4 minute lesson
Mexico’s Crystal Cave is home to some of the planet’s most remarkable crystal formations. After its accidental discovery, it has become a wonder to see!
5 minute lesson
Did you know we can figure out the color of dinosaur feathers? Using physics and biology together, scientists are able to see dinosaurs as they once were!
9 minute lesson
How do you save an environment if you don’t know anything about it? Meet the organization helping people experience waterways before they disappear forever!
3 minute lesson
Adventure Scientists is training outdoor enthusiasts to become citizen scientists to help researchers understand some of the world’s most remote regions!
Birds-of-Paradise are some of the most distinct and beautiful species on Earth. Learn about the project that is documenting these magnificent birds.
Can low-tech solutions solve major medical problems? Find out how scientists are developing a technology that can detect malaria using magnets!
You have a device in your pocket that can help you access the microscopic world. Here’s how you can create your own DIY smartphone microscope!
Meet the HORSE, a powerful machine combining technology and bacteria to help us better manage our food waste while generating energy!
7 minute lesson
Modern whales are almost unrecognizable from their ancient ancestors. Here’s how whales went from tiny deer-like creatures to the giants of the sea.
Where do humans sit in the history of Earth? Did you know the t-rex is closer in time to us than to the stegosaurus! When you lay out history this way it’s pretty fascinating.
What happens when you fly a drone too close to a volcano? What kind of life do you find living in one of the planet’s most extreme environments? This journey to the edge of one of the planet’s active volcanoes has some answers!
What happens when you combine bacteria and art? This artist turned the bacteria of the New York subway system into beautiful works of art!
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