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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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12 minute lesson

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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4 minute lesson

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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6 minute lesson

Using Technology to Save Endangered Languages

How is technology changing the future of language? With the smart use of technology, we can work to preserve the languages that are at risk of going extinct and save the knowledge that could be lost!

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4 minute lesson

Why Don’t We See More Positive News?

Why don’t we seem more positive news? Progress is happening around the world, so why do we hear so many negative stories? Here’s how we can change that!

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10 minute lesson

Why We Need Quiet Places!

Quiet places in nature are disappearing. Meet the man who is saving silence to help us connect with nature and stay healthier!

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6 minute lesson

Could Flies Change the Future of Farming?

Black soldier flies could change the future of farming by helping us create closed-loop systems for our food! Find out how!

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4 minute lesson

How Cambodia’s Ancient Temples Can Help Us Plan for the Future

The ancient Cambodian city of Angkor was once home to the largest pre-industrial city in the world. Then, it disappeared, what happened? And how can we learn from their fall?

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2 minute lesson

Snake Robots: Can You Watch This Without Squirming?

The snake robot takes inspiration from the way snakes move to find new ways to explore the world. Check out how biomimicry combines engineering and nature!

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Lost Wallets Proving It’s Still an Amazing World

Can losing a wallet be a good thing? Check out this experiment in acts of kindness from Mark Rober. It turns out, the world is kinder than you may think!

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8 minute lesson

What are Dolphins Trying to Say to Us?

Is it possible to communicate with dolphins? Researchers are discovering ways to understand the communication between these animals, and now how to talk back!

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13 minute lesson

How Music Reshapes Our Brains

Music is a human universal and has a deep impact on us. Here’s how music affects our brains and the ways it reshapes us at a fundamental level.

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3 minute lesson

Our Plastic Waste Problem: It’s Not About Perfection

Reducing our single-use plastics isn’t about perfection, it’s about progress. Here are some simple ways you can get started or inspire your community!

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6 minute lesson

The Bacteria that Lights Up This Squid’s Life

The bobtail squid has made friends with an unlikely organism, a bacteria that helps it glow at night. Together they are a remarkable example of how life finds a way to survive through symbiosis.

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Bill Gates Drinks Sewage: Introducing the Omniprocessor

What if your glass of water was raw sewage just 5 minutes ago! The Omniproccessor is turning waste into safe, clean drinking water for people in developing countries, here’s how!

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4 minute lesson

Giant Crystal Cave: An Underground Wonder!

Mexico’s Crystal Cave is home to some of the planet’s most remarkable crystal formations. After its accidental discovery, it has become a wonder to see!

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5 minute lesson

What in the World is a Hexaflexagon

Have you heard of the hexaflexagon? This shape is a fascinating look at what happens when mathematics, creativity, and experimentation combine!

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13 minute lesson

Chickpeas: Doing the Hum-Most!

Chickpeas may seem like a humble food, but how they came to be loved by people around the world, and how we grow them is a fascinating look at how the foods we love make it to our tables!

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Decoding Dinosaur Feathers

Did you know we can figure out the color of dinosaur feathers? Using physics and biology together, scientists are able to see dinosaurs as they once were!

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4 minute lesson

From MIT Engineer to Rockstar

Tom Scholz began his career as an MIT engineer but used his skills and curiosity to start one of the world’s most famous bands, BOSTON. Here’s his story!

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9 minute lesson

Exploring the Salween River Before It’s Too Late

How do you save an environment if you don’t know anything about it? Meet the organization helping people experience waterways before they disappear forever!

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3 minute lesson

What Happens When Athletes and Scientists Team Up?

Adventure Scientists is training outdoor enthusiasts to become citizen scientists to help researchers understand some of the world’s most remote regions!

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Solutions from the Spinach King

What if, more often, we saw problems in our communities and took matters into our own hands to fix them? Innovation happens when we see a problem, know the hardships involved in making it a reality, and press on anyway! For Lufefe Nomjana, the “Spinach King”, seeing a need in the community and innovating a solution has… Read more »

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6 minute lesson

Kinetic Sculpture: A Surreal Journey…

The artist Anthony Howe creates incredible works of kinetic sculpture. Harnessing the power of even the softest breezes, his pieces transform before your eyes.

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6 minute lesson

The Unbelievable World of the Birds-of-Paradise

Birds-of-Paradise are some of the most distinct and beautiful species on Earth. Learn about the project that is documenting these magnificent birds.

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3 minute lesson

Detecting Malaria with Magnets

Can low-tech solutions solve major medical problems? Find out how scientists are developing a technology that can detect malaria using magnets!

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5 minute lesson

The Artist Who Brought the World Joy One Egg at a Time

The artist Shari Kadar discovered her calling as an artist late in life, but through her passion, she was able to touch the lives of many. Her work spread joy and shared her life story with many.

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Sadie McCallum Shows Us Why Invention is for Everybody

The young inventor Sadie McCallum has a unique perspective on the world. When a problem arises as a result of her cerebral palsy she invents her way to brilliant solutions! Explore her work as an advocate and inventor!

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