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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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6 minute lesson

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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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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10 minute lesson

Better Living Through Robotics

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

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5 minute lesson

Continental Collision Course

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

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7 minute lesson

How Ripe Bananas Can Shift Perspectives

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

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6 minute lesson

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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8 minute lesson

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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9 minute lesson

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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Turning Trash into Musical Instruments

Ken Butler is showing us a unique version of innovation by turning trash into musical instruments!

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7 minute lesson

Ever Wondered How Bees Make Honey?

The way that these little friends go about it is fascinating. Let’s learn how!

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6 minute lesson

The Fossil Record of Mythical Beasts

In a time before we understood extinction, sometimes the fossils we discovered were used to support the existence of mythical beasts. Here are some of them!

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Celebrating the Spirit of Hula Dancing

Hula isn’t just a beautiful dance, it is also a form of storytelling, a celebration of culture, and a feat of athleticism!

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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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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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The Orchid That’s Actually an Insect

The Orchid Mantis is one of nature’s most beautiful disguise artists. These creatures have found a way to fit into a unique niche in the natural world.

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9 minute lesson

The (Musical) Bug That Gets Stuck in Your Brain

Have you ever had a song stuck in your head? Here’s why that happens and how you can stop it!

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Changing Lives in South Africa… With Skateboards?

Can something like skateboarding change people’s lives? Meet some kids who are proving it can!

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