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How Tortillas Can Change the World

Masienda works with farmers in Mexico to bring traditional food to America, changing lives and expanding cultural viewpoints.

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Getting Energy from Our Food Scraps!

Meet the HORSE, a powerful machine combining technology and bacteria to help us better manage our food waste while generating energy!

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Sculptures In The Ocean!

Jason deCaires Taylor collaborates with the ocean to make beautiful, underwater sculptures that invite viewers to encounter the ocean in a new way.

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Sisal! The Plant that Points to Possibilities

You may not have heard of sisal, but this plant has the power to change lives! Meet the man who has figured out how.

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Rewilding: What if We Had the Giants Back?

What if we brought back the animals we’ve lost? What kind of effect would they have on the planet? ‘

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Exploring Mexico’s Underwater Caves

Cenotes might seem like nothing more than big pits, but these underground caves are central to the vibrant ecological health of the Yucatan jungle.

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500 Years of Women in Art

Art speaks to us through the ages, here’s what the portraits of 500 years of women look like beside each other.

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How Paper Microscopes Can Change the World

Foldscope, a paper microscope, takes about one dollar to create, but it’s changing education and medicine around the world.

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Have You Heard of Cecilia Chiang?

She’s credited with completely changing how American’s view “Chinese food”. It takes quite a person to have this effect on a country, so let’s learn about her!

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When Graffiti, Stop-motion, and Wild Illustration Collide

This is what happens when you give a master graffiti artist an entire building.

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Ghosts in the Night: How Owls Fly Silently

Learn about what makes owls so quiet and deadly.

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Re-Imagining School Lunch: Absolutely Fascinating Fun!

The lunch at this school in Japan could be described as delightful and inspiring… can yours? See what they’re up to!

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Can Video Games Be Good For You?

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!

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An Astronaut’s Perspective on Earth

What do you think it’s like to see Earth from space? Let’s hear from some astronauts.

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Fintastic Shark Facts!

How are sharks such amazing, powerful predators? Evolution has done some pretty impressive work. Let’s learn about it!

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Small Colored Bricks and BIG Art

What if you could keep playing with Legos your entire life? Thats what Nathan Sawaya did!

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14 minute lesson

Should We All Be Eating Insects?

Have you ever eaten a bug? Our planet could be happier if we all started eating insects, and theres a movement to bring them into the culinary world.

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11 minute lesson

A Quick History of Robots

How are robots changing our lives? How long have we been making robots? Should we even be afraid of them?

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Fungi, the Technology of the Future?

Could this natural material actually be the technology of the future? Let’s see how fungus could become a bigger part of our lives!

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Reading Earth’s History With Sand

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!

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The Remarkable Intelligence of Octopus Tentacles

Did you know that an octopus can smell through their tentacles?

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Celebrating The World’s First Programmer!

Ada Lovelace is widely considered to be the world’s first computer programmer. Check out her remarkable story!

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Introducing, the World’s Stinkiest Flower

Plants enlist a lot of different tactics to survive. The corpse flower has the title of the stinkiest flower, so lets see what its up to.

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7 minute lesson

When Dance Creates Opportunities

Art has a way of opening doors for future generations. Heres the story of Hussein Smko, a dancer from Iraq who is creating opportunities for others.

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Sally Ride: Pioneer, Astronaut, Icon

Sally Ride was the first American woman in space! A lot comes with that title, so let’s take a look at her journey.

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Meet the Planet’s Most Remarkable Engineers

From insects to prairie dogs, let’s meet some of the planets more remarkable engineers.

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Orchids: The World’s Most Beautiful Liars?

Orchids have some super sneaky ways of surviving!

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Mind Bending Technology and Magic

The possibilities are endless with today’s technology.

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Take a Moment to Celebrate Joy!

Whats the point in persuing a hobby like penny farthing? There may be some clues to us all finding joy in the reason.

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Meet Seven Species Saved from Extinction!

A lot of species are in danger of extinction, but there are a few who have made it back from the brink!

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How Meteorites Changed our Understanding of Space

How meteorites changed our understanding of space, and why they are still important to us today!

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Learn to Train Your Sense of Smell!

Training your nose can transform your world! Here’s how you can learn to recognize small differences in your surroundings that you wouldn’t have noticed before!

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