Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols (Lieutenant Uhura) changed far more than the television game. As one of the only black women on the small screen at the time and with words of encouragement from Martin Luther King Jr., this champion for diversity changed not only the history of science fiction, but the history of space exploration. Her work became undeniable proof that if you can see it, you can be it.Read MoreBoldly Going Where No Black Woman Had Gone Before: How Star Trek Changed NASA
This caring high school senior is improving accessibility for youngsters with hearing loss by creating an app that translates Disney movies into sign language.Read MoreThis App Lets Kids With Hearing Loss Enjoy Movies
How could it be that a town with no Wi-Fi is more connected than the rest of us? Join us on a trip to West Virginia, where this tiny town is thriving without technology.Read MoreThe Town with No Wi-Fi: Connecting With Others By Leaving Your Phone Behind
What can we learn from a mechanical humanoid that mesmerized people hundreds of years ago? Let’s see what the future can gain from peering into the past, at phenomenons known as automata.Read MoreAre Automatons the Ancestors of Google? How Finding Inspiration in the Past Improves the Future
Yes, trees sing! A special technology lets you hear this magical song. An artist is harnessing this technology to connect people with nature in an ethereal concert, increasing respect and awareness for majestic trees.Read MoreThe Magical Music of Trees: Artist Transforms Biology Into Song
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Mo Gawdat, former Chief Business Officer of Google X, tells us that we can teach machines to work with remarkable Happiness, Love, and Compassion! And here’s why that could be really good news: Mo describes a possible future where Artificial Intelligence can amplify these three impulses a billion times over! In this episode, he shares with us exactly how to get there.Read MoreIs Happiness Just for Humans? Why Machines Should Love with Mo Gawdat (Episode #56)
Nemo's Garden is not your typical farm. That's because this unique agricultural enterprise is located under the sea just off the coast of Italy. And the unique biosphere is teaching us tons about the future of sustainable agriculture.Read MoreWorld’s First Underwater Farm is Growing Fruits and Vegetables
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You're never too old to learn or try something new. Not ever. If you need proof, take a look at 81 year-old Masako Wakamiya, who after never touching a computer until she was 58, coded an entire app to help seniors in her community stay connected and live more fulfilling lives.Read MoreThis 81 Year Old Learned to Code to Create an App for Seniors
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From ants with two butts to the weird and wonderful world of bird mating dances, there’s a lot of strange things going on in the natural world. This cartoonist is on a mission to make science approachable using a new medium: comics.Read MoreThe Key to Learning? Make it Fun! Nature Comics with Rosemary Mosco
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During this intimate discussion we’ll also dive into the harrowing journey that took MaryLiz from the remote hills of Missouri all the way to Martian lava tubes and active launchpads.Read MoreCultivating Empathy For Our Planet: A Message From Space with MaryLiz Bender
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Can we predict the future by looking to the past? Behind the fossils and neatly arranged collections we see at a Natural History Museum is a hidden world; one which is unlocking discoveries that are changing our future!Read MoreThe Secret Rooms You Aren’t Shown at the Natural History Museum
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Platypus are already known to be strange creatures, but there’s a new characteristic to add to these odd-balls: they GLOW! The thing is, scientists are finding that they actually aren't the weird ones when it comes to this. It turns out, glowing in the dark is a trait far more common in mammals than we've ever thought! Ready to test what you think is possible?Read MoreNew Discovery! More Mammals Are Glowing in the Dark?
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There is a wave of goodness and progress well underway, all around the world.