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Arts & Culture

From artistic collaborations to creative problem solving, the arts have the power to lift us up and transform our future. These stories celebrate art, creativity, and culture in all its forms.

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How a Fictional Character Changed Real Science Forever

Could the TV shows you watched when you were younger influence who you are today? Researchers have been looking into this since a certain popular fictional character hit the mainstream and sparked a movement that changed the world of science forever!

Safeguarding Hawaii’s Future by Connecting with the Past

What if there were a new place to look for a sense of security in these times of turmoil and uncertainty, and it did not involve inventing something new or forcing ourselves forward? Instead, what if the answer to our thriving, right now, lies with remembering how our ancestors thrived!? Here's how they're doing it in Hawaii.
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How a Vancouver Hotel Is Supporting First Nations Artists

How can a hotel support the art and culture of a community? When it comes to doing good business that's good for the world, Skwachàys Lodge has created a model for supporting Indigenous artists while giving people a world-class vacation in Vancouver!
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Saving Our Future by Looking to the Past

When was the last time you turned to your plate and thought about where it all comes from? Food, and the seeds that make it all possible, have an untold history all their own. And this group of Native American farmers is preserving this heritage to ensure we all have food security for generations to come! 
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Does Walking Have the Power to Save Lives and Uplift Communities?

Have you noticed that the first steps to solving our biggest problems are often right there in front of us, so clear that they're invisible? GirlTrek is turning the simple act of walking around the block into a revolutionary way to save lives and improve the safety of communities! Here's how. 
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How Soil Is Telling Us a New Story About Ourselves!

What can soil tell us about the lives of our ancestors? When one of the greatest archaeological finds of our time was unearthed right in the middle of New York City,  history opened up. By studying soil samples extracted from hundreds of people previously lost to history, this scientist is piecing together an ancestry that was nearly lost! 

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