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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!
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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
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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!
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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
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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
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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
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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)
Why do we feel embarrassed? The red face, the hot burning humiliation…what is the purpose of embarrassment (besides making us want to crawl into a hole)? Let’s explore why evolution cemented this social emotion into our lives, and learn how to use it productively.Read MoreFeeling Embarrassed is Actually Good for You!
52 min listen
Seeking a Message from Space: SETI’s Search for Extraterrestrial Life with Dr. Jill Tarter (Episode #128)
Dr. Lynda sits down with Dr. Jill Tarter to talk about SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), Jill’s 40 year journey, pioneering that field as a female scientist, and how positive a more “cosmic perspective” could be in our lives and our shared futures.Read MoreSeeking a Message from Space: SETI’s Search for Extraterrestrial Life with Dr. Jill Tarter (Episode #128)
In the next 30 years, we will have to drastically change the way we feed the world. Our food future may rely on combining the wisdom of generations of farmers with the precision and power of artificial intelligence. Here’s what that future looks like!Read MoreArtificial Intelligence is Revolutionizing Farming. Here’s How
The Amazon Rainforest keeps our air clean and breathable, is largely responsible for our chocolate, vanilla, and coffee, and is home to 10% of the world's species, including some of the most interesting and unique creatures on Earth. And yet, illegal loggers and deforestation threaten this important ecosystem. But now, researchers from Imazon have found a way to help politicians and activists take proactive steps against illegal roads and prevent deforestation before it happens.Read MoreCan Technology Help the Rainforests?
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