“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.
8 minute lesson
Can robots really make music? The musician Jason Barnes would probably say yes, and then blow you away with his cyborg drumming hand. Here’s his story and how music and robots are colliding!
4 minute lesson
A solution for helping clean our environment could be growing out of your head right now! This idea takes something we have a lot of, hair, and turns it into an environment saving innovation.
7 minute lesson
Dinosaurs are not as extinct as we may think! Birds are the walking, squawking, relatives of these ancient creatures. Here’s how scientists figured that out!
6 minute lesson
Can an image change the way we think about ourselves? In 1996 an image that looked deep into space did! This is the story of the Hubble Deep Field image and how it changed the way we think about our place in the universe.
15 minute lesson
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is putting together a unique collection of museum specimens and you could be one of them!
5 minute lesson
Ōkunoshima island is overrun with rabbits. This unique place with a strange history teaches us about the fragility of our complex ecosystem.
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!
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.
Ian Burkhart and the folks at NeuroLife are reconnecting brain to body even after the debilitating effects of a spinal injury.
There’s a species of beetle that learns a second language just so it can go out to dinner! Paussus favieri uses aggressive mimicry to infiltrate ant colonies
Do we all see the world the same way? How do our perceptions transform reality? It turns out there’s some interesting science behind how we see the world!
ArcAttack is using bolts of purple lightning to produce electrifying music! Tesla coils become musical instruments in an amazing scientific demonstration
Innovators at MICRO are making tiny museums that teach us new things everywhere, and they’re doing it all out of a tiny space!
Iceland has suffered the effects of widespread deforestation. Now, the country is looking for innovative ways to get the trees back!
Open Bionics is creating open source bionic arm technology! The Hero Arm changes lives, looks cool, and is available to anyone with a 3D printer!
Microbes are everywhere! The tiny creatures that live on and all around us are not necessarily a cause for concern, though–they can be beautiful and useful, too!
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