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The Importance of Lifelong Learning!

Continuously educating ourselves effects us more than you may think. Here are just a few of the many benefits of lifelong learning!

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Prepare to be Awed by Finger-Painter Iris Scott

Learn about Iris Scott and her amazing finger-paintings!

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How to Get Better at Just About Anything!

How to get better at practicing!

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The Surprising World of Color: Blue

Learn about the color blue and how it is rare to find blue pigments in nature.

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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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How Dance is Informing Wheelchair Technology

Take a look at this marvelous integration of arts and technology!

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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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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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Replacing DEET with Ducks

Instead of using dangerous chemicals, this vineyard has been using ducks to keep pests away from their crops.

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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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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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Redefining Failure with Brilliant Scientific Accidents

Failure can bring us more success than we normally assume. Check out a few of the scientific accidents that have changed what we know about the world!

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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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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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Orchids: The World’s Most Beautiful Liars?

Orchids have some super sneaky ways of surviving!

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Meet a Living Dinosaur: The Giant Cassowary

Did you know that there are still dinosaurs walking among us today? Let’s meet the cassowary; a giant bird with blue skin, and a horn shooting from its head.

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Meet the Aardwolf!

Have you heard of the aardwolf? They’re not what you think they are.

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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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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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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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Better Living Through Robotics

Robots are all around us! But how are they going to affect our future?

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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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How Ripe Bananas Can Shift Perspectives

A man’s perspective on the world changes with an encounter with bananas.

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Maps, a Distorted Look at our World

It can be a struggle to accurately depict a map of the world, but it’s fascinating to see how it’s done!

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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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What Do Astronauts Dream About?

When you’re living in space what do you dream about? What do you miss most about earth? Here’s a little perspective from an astronaut on those questions.

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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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Biosphere 2: A Rainforest and a Reef in the Middle of the Desert?

Welcome to Biosphere 2, the closest thing to Earth… on Earth?

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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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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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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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