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Journey through time and across continents as we uncover the remarkable story of aspirin's evolution from willow tree to medicine cabinet staple. The humble aspirin is a testament to humanity's quest for medicinal solutions, bridging the gap between ancient remedies and modern pharmaceutical marvels.Read MoreAncient Remedy to Modern Marvel: The Evolution of Aspirin Through History
25 min read
By studying mathematics and science, humans have the ability to answer questions that would have otherwise been deemed "unanswerable". So, let's discover how math sneaks its way into our lives inside of our lives every day.Read MoreAre You Happily Using Math Every Day Without Realizing It?
45 min watch
If Disaster Strikes, This Knowledge-Sharing App is Here to Help with Meena Palaniappan (Episode #161)
Here’s something that rarely happens on the internet: a celebration of how technology can be used to amplify social connection, instead of amplifying social division. Yes, THIS interview is a celebration of a leap in human potential. Meena Palaniappan is the founder of a technology/communication platform—Atma Connect—that has reached 12 million people and is well-designed so that it is likely to change the lives of hundreds of millions of people in the near future.Read MoreIf Disaster Strikes, This Knowledge-Sharing App is Here to Help with Meena Palaniappan (Episode #161)
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Before you cringe, bacteria aren't all "scary" or "bad". In fact, bacteria are not only beautiful, they are essential to keeping us healthy and alive! So here are some of the artists and scientists who are celebrating the wonders of the microbial world.Read MoreThe Beautiful World of Bacteria in NYC’s Subway System
7 min read
Get ready to discover your new favorite (well, maybe second favorite) corkscrew! The best scientific breakthroughs are often inspired by nature, and today we’re exploring a game-changing innovation that was inspired by nature, for nature. Prepare to be wowed as we propel ourselves deep into the origins of a new self-seeding robot that is tackling deforestation from the sky above!Read MoreThese Tiny Wooden Robots are a Future Forest Falling From the Sky!
12 min read
After a summer dominated by news of wildfires, a beacon of hope has started to emerge. Soaring above the smoke and flames, these heroes aren’t who you might expect. No, these new champions against wildfire aren’t people... they’re drones. Here's a glimpse of a world where technology and nature can unite to confront the growing threat of wildfires head-on.Read MoreThe Future of Wildfire Defense: How Drones are Protecting Forests and Saving Lives
14 min read
Did you know that this innovation stops deadly diseases from finding you with every flush? Billions of people still don't have access to one. So we'd like to take a moment to celebrate the humble toilet and see how some truly amazing thought leaders are bringing them to everyone around the globe!Read MoreThe Toilet is Saving Our Lives!
5 min read
Controlling climate change may look different than you expect. Creatives all around the world are at the frontlines of this fight. These innovators have found 3 effective yet unconventional ways to reduce our food's carbon footprint.Read MoreAvocados, Eggs, and 3D-Printed Leftovers: Three Inventions Hacking Your Food’s Carbon Footprint
18 min read/watch
If you’ve ever scratched your head wondering why the shimmering plumage of a peacock is so mesmerizing, or became hypnotized by the colors in a dragonflies wings and wished you knew why, you’re in luck! Read on as we discover the mystifying physics behind one of nature’s most beautiful visual tricks.Read MoreFeathers, Puddles, and Bugs: The Science Behind Iridescence in Nature
5 min read
Join us on a short journey to a fascinating yet underappreciated world that exists all around us: the microscopic world. Tiny as it may be, this shockingly awe-inspiring world occupies more of Earth than we ever will.Read MoreUnveiling Hidden Beauty: 17 Microscopic Wonders You Need to See Today
5 min read
You may think of them as a stinky pet, but ferrets are truly talented critters! Read on to see what sets them apart from other mammals, and how they have been helping us humans out of tight spots for over 2000 years!Read MoreFerrets: History’s Most Helpful Cable Guys
61 min listen
Dr. Cindy Fast tells us about the fascinating and groundbreaking work of an organization in Africa that has realized the potential in a common local animal, and turned it from “pest” to “hero.” Remarkable gains in landmine clearing, stopping the spread of tuberculosis, and even search and rescue techniques are being made… all from the discovery of a novel partnership: one between humans and… African giant pouched rats! Listen in to learn about the fantastic work of nonprofit, APOPO.Read MoreAPOPO’s Highly Trained Rats Could Save Your Life with Dr. Cindy Fast (Episode #131)
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