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5 minute lesson

The Beautiful World of Bacteria

What happens when you combine bacteria and art? This artist turned the bacteria of the New York subway system into beautiful works of art!

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8 minute lesson

When Robotics and Music Collide!

Can robots really make music? The musician Jason Barnes would probably say yes, and then blow you away with his cyborg drumming hand. Here’s his story and how music and robots are colliding!

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4 minute lesson

Your Spare Hair Could Clean the Ocean!

A solution for helping clean our environment could be growing out of your head right now! This idea takes something we have a lot of, hair, and turns it into an environment saving innovation.

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7 minute lesson

A Closer Look at the Dinosaurs with Us Today!

Dinosaurs are not as extinct as we may think! Birds are the walking, squawking, relatives of these ancient creatures. Here’s how scientists figured that out!

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6 minute lesson

Peering into Space: The Image that Changed Everything

Can an image change the way we think about ourselves? In 1996 an image that looked deep into space did! This is the story of the Hubble Deep Field image and how it changed the way we think about our place in the universe.

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15 minute lesson

Not Your Average Museum Specimens

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is putting together a unique collection of museum specimens and you could be one of them!

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Rabbits Everywhere!

Ōkunoshima island is overrun with rabbits. This unique place with a strange history teaches us about the fragility of our complex ecosystem.

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9 minute lesson

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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3 minute lesson

Have a Question? Ask the Human Google!

What did we do before Google could answer all of our questions? Well, at the New York Public Library you can call up one of their librarians and instead of turning to Google for an answer you can just ask them!

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7 minute lesson

From Trash to Treasure: Copper Art!

Artists in Michoacán, Mexico are working magic with copper scraps by turning them into works of art– the ultimate form of recycling!

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Combining Geometry, Science, and Art to Create Crystal Nanoflowers

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.

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7 minute lesson

NeuroLife Is Rebuilding Brains!

Ian Burkhart and the folks at NeuroLife are reconnecting brain to body even after the debilitating effects of a spinal injury.

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4 minute lesson

Ant Slurpees! How Beetles Go Undercover

There’s a species of beetle that learns a second language just so it can go out to dinner! Paussus favieri uses aggressive mimicry to infiltrate ant colonies

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9 minute lesson

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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8 minute lesson

Even Without A House, Girl Scouts Find A Home

Giselle Burgess has started a movement. By starting a Girl Scout troop for young girls experiencing homelessness, she is creating a safe haven and a home.

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6 minute lesson

Do You and I See the World the Same?

Do we all see the world the same way? How do our perceptions transform reality? It turns out there’s some interesting science behind how we see the world!

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7 minute lesson

Tesla Coils Make Music With Lightning

ArcAttack is using bolts of purple lightning to produce electrifying music! Tesla coils become musical instruments in an amazing scientific demonstration

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5 minute lesson

Astronaut Chic: Space Suits!

When astronauts leave Earth’s protective atmosphere, they need a little help from a space suit to keep them safe from the dangers of space

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Explore the Tiniest Museums You’ve Ever Seen!

Innovators at MICRO are making tiny museums that teach us new things everywhere, and they’re doing it all out of a tiny space!

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Bringing the Trees Back to Iceland

Iceland has suffered the effects of widespread deforestation. Now, the country is looking for innovative ways to get the trees back!

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The Autism Advantage Makes This Business a Success

By tapping into the often-unrecognized potential of people on the autism spectrum, Rising Tide car-wash is giving their employees a chance to shine!

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Making People Into Superheroes with an Amazing Arm!

Open Bionics is creating open source bionic arm technology! The Hero Arm changes lives, looks cool, and is available to anyone with a 3D printer!

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4 minute lesson

BANDALOOP Dances Up The Walls

BANDALOOP is an incredible troupe that performs on the sides of buildings, creating something amazing at the intersection of performance and architecture!

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Bacteria! It’s Everywhere! Here’s Why That’s Pretty Awesome…

Microbes are everywhere! The tiny creatures that live on and all around us are not necessarily a cause for concern, though–they can be beautiful and useful, too!

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3 minute lesson

Rapa Nui: A Legacy Left in Stone!

Moai–also called the Easter Island Heads–were constructed by Polynesian explorers on the island of Rapa Nui. Find out why!

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6 minute lesson

Kelp! It’s Green, It’s Slimy, It’s…Tasty?

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.

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11 minute lesson

Bye Bye Plastic Bags!

Two sisters set out to change the world, starting by ridding Bali of the plastic bags that were suffocating their island home.

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7 minute lesson

Biomimicry: Letting Nature Be the Teacher!

Biomimicry is taking inspiration from the elegant simplicity of nature’s design. Human technology that imitates the natural world works better!

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3 minute lesson

These Musicians are Turning Ice into Instruments!

The annual ice festival in Geilo, Norway draws a crowd of eager listeners who don’t mind wearing their winter coats while they listen to music played on ice instruments!

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4 minute lesson

Penguins and Puppies: the Perfect Pair!

When foxes threatened the penguin population of Australia’s Middle Island, the perfect solution came from an unexpected place: a chicken farm!

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11 minute lesson

Bring Your Friends into Virtual Reality!

At the University of Illinois-Chicago, engineers are changing the way we experience virtual reality by making it a group experience!

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7 minute lesson

Did You Know We Can Garden in Space?

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.

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