6 minute lesson
The artist Anthony Howe creates incredible works of kinetic sculpture. Harnessing the power of even the softest breezes, his pieces transform before your eyes.
8 minute lesson
The BrainPort V100 is making it possible for people without sight to navigate the world better…by using their tongues.
4 minute lesson
When foxes threatened the penguin population of Australia’s Middle Island, the perfect solution came from an unexpected place: a chicken farm!
5 minute lesson
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.
3 minute lesson
Explore 40,000 years of the history of London beautifully animated in stop-motion. This journey brings art and archaeology together in an awe-inspiring way.
Flamingos aren’t born pink! Here’s how they get that stunning color in their feathers…
Masienda works with farmers in Mexico to bring traditional food to America, changing lives and expanding cultural viewpoints.
Meet the HORSE, a powerful machine combining technology and bacteria to help us better manage our food waste while generating energy!
9 minute lesson
Jason deCaires Taylor collaborates with the ocean to make beautiful, underwater sculptures that invite viewers to encounter the ocean in a new way.
You may not have heard of sisal, but this plant has the power to change lives! Meet the man who has figured out how.
What if we brought back the animals we’ve lost? What kind of effect would they have on the planet? ‘
Cenotes might seem like nothing more than big pits, but these underground caves are central to the vibrant ecological health of the Yucatan jungle.
Art speaks to us through the ages, here’s what the portraits of 500 years of women look like beside each other.
Foldscope, a paper microscope, takes about one dollar to create, but it’s changing education and medicine around the world.
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!
This is what happens when you give a master graffiti artist an entire building.
Learn about what makes owls so quiet and deadly.
The lunch at this school in Japan could be described as delightful and inspiring… can yours? See what they’re up to!
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!
What do you think it’s like to see Earth from space? Let’s hear from some astronauts.
How are sharks such amazing, powerful predators? Evolution has done some pretty impressive work. Let’s learn about it!
What if you could keep playing with Legos your entire life? Thats what Nathan Sawaya did!
14 minute lesson
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.
11 minute lesson
How are robots changing our lives? How long have we been making robots? Should we even be afraid of them?
Could this natural material actually be the technology of the future? Let’s see how fungus could become a bigger part of our lives!
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!
Did you know that an octopus can smell through their tentacles?
Ada Lovelace is widely considered to be the world’s first computer programmer. Check out her remarkable story!
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.
7 minute lesson
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.
Sally Ride was the first American woman in space! A lot comes with that title, so let’s take a look at her journey.
From insects to prairie dogs, let’s meet some of the planets more remarkable engineers.
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