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The future is in good hands with these innovators, and these stories of inventions, technology, and scientific ingenuity are changing not only the way we see the world, but also the world itself.

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Are Clowns Making Us Healthier?

Could a clown actually improve your health? For thousands of people in hospitals around the globe, these funny characters are their ticket to success! With a surprising range of benefits, medical clowns are improving how we approach healthcare. Check it out! 
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Discover the Problem-Solving Power of Poo

Could a toilet help us solve some of our biggest problems? This organization is bringing lasting health to India's poorest communities with clean water and sanitation, all powered by poo! It's an ingenious approach to problem-solving that we can all adopt. Just take a look!
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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!
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Do You Know Where Baby Eels Come From? Neither Does Science!

There are a lot of mysteries about the world around us, but one you probably never thought you'd ponder is the mating lives of eels! EELS? Yes, these slippery friends have stumped scientists and philosophers for centuries, and this mystery reminds us all of the wonderful quirks of our world!
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Why Don’t Beetles Have Bones? (And Why Do You?)

The perfect combination of strong, flexible, and light, our skeletons do a lot more than hold us up! But how did we end up with this skeletal wonder that makes us so different from bugs and beetles? Well, the answer is a great reminder of how a few little detours on the path of life can lead us in entirely different directions! 
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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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The Undergarment that Could Save Your Life!

What if something you already wear on your body every day could actually save your life? Well, it's not that far off! We're introducing you to a young man who is reinventing the way we look at our undergarments. Meet Julian Rios Cantu, a loving son who is about to change the world of women's health as we know it—with a brassiere!

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