“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.
6 minute lesson
Kelp growers are changing the way we think about food and farming with this sea-vegetable that is tasty and changes the ocean ecosystem for the better.
7 minute lesson
Biomimicry is taking inspiration from the elegant simplicity of nature’s design. Human technology that imitates the natural world works better!
Gardening in space could be the key to living on other planets! Here’s how astronauts on the International Space Station are growing some of the first plants in space.
5 minute lesson
How are these magnificent creatures able to change the color of their skin? Let’s find out.
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.
Have you met hydra? Theyre the only animal that has figured out how to avoid death.
9 minute lesson
Scientists are able to learn more about the lives of dinosaurs than ever before because they can look inside their bones! Look at these amazing discoveries…
Jane Goodall is widely considered the world’s primary expert on chimpanzees, but how did she get to this point?
A scientist and an artist teamed up to fight river pollution by turning it into paint. Here’s their story!
3 minute lesson
Flamingos aren’t born pink! Here’s how they get that stunning color in their feathers…
What do you think it’s like to see Earth from space? Let’s hear from some astronauts.
Foldscope, a paper microscope, takes about one dollar to create, but it’s changing education and medicine around the world.
8 minute lesson
The BrainPort V100 is making it possible for people without sight to navigate the world better…by using their tongues.
We share this planet with deep sea oddities that are a testament to the power of evolution. What can these odd creatures teach us about our place on Earth?
David Sanford is a photographer who is reminding us of the power of nature through photographing the monstrous waves of Lake Erie.
Most of us know that we have 5 senses… but do you know there are three others? Let’s discover your 8 senses!
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