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The Art, Technology, and Wonder of Filming Wildlife

Have you ever seen a wildlife film? Here’s how they’re able to get those amazing shots.

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How To Build Your Immunity to Fear!

Did you know you can build an immunity to fear? Here are a few tips you can use when life gets a little overwhelming. Learn more on EWCed!

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Dancing with Strangers, Finding Threads of Connection

Matt Bray gets strangers to dance together and get out of there comfort zones to try new things!

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7 minute lesson

Meet Your Microbiome!

Have you heard of your microbiome? Your body is home to microorganisms of all kinds that help to keep you healthy and alive!

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The Blind Astronomer Gazing into the Universe

Tim Doucette has learned to use his unique eyesight to help him see deep into the night sky. Here is his story.

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Continental Collision Course

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

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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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3 minute lesson

Painting with Light

How do you paint with light? This beautiful art form combines photography, sculpture, light, and in this case, Finland’s unique environment and landscapes.

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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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Why is Mt. Everest So Massive?

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

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Visit the Water Park of an Inspired Future!

Morgan’s Inspiration Island is the world’s first ultra-accessible water park, and this remarkable place not only connects kids with the power of fun but is spurring on meaningful innovation!

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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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Where Art Meets Athletics

The Sukhishvili dancers are preserving the national culture of Georgia through traditional ballet. These dancers bring athleticism and artistry together.

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Meet the Internet of Fungus!

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

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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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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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Why Are Our Phones Addicting?

It seems the world has a problem with phone addiction, so what can we do about it? Here’s how your phone is getting your attention and how you can fix it!

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4 minute lesson

Sailing Around the World Without GPS or Technology!

Without the use of modern technology, the Hōkūleʻa set off to sail around the globe. Here’s how they are preserving ancient knowledge with their voyage!

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7 minute lesson

Turning Trash into Treasures!

Precious Plastic is reshaping the way people think about plastic waste! They are creating solutions that can be used around the world to recycle plastic.

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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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3 minute lesson

What is Empathy and How Can We Use It to Make the World Better?

What is empathy? How can we use empathy to make the world better? Here are some simple skills to help you start using empathy more often!

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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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Dreams of the 2020 Olympics

The Zambian Handball team is defying the odds with their dreams of going to the 2020 Olympics. Check out their amazing story of hard work and resilience!

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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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What Is an Algorithm? And Can We Use Them to Change the World?

Algorithms control a lot of our lives, but most of us know very little about them. Here’s an easy way to understand what they are and how they impact us!

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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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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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How Playing Broken Instruments Brought Them Back to Life!

When Philadelphia was left with thousands of broken instruments after budget cuts to school music programs, the community came together to fix the problem by putting on a symphony for a broken orchestra!

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5 minute lesson

What if We Turned Plastic Waste into a Valuable Currency?

The Plastic Bank is solving many of the world’s problems at once! By turning plastic into a valuable currency they are alleviating poverty and cleaning our planet!

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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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