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Ever wondered why some cultures embrace all the spice in the cabinet and others are, well, a little blander? There's a fascinating bit of science behind the difference in our food preferences around the globe, and it goes way past making our food delicious! Ready to look at your spice cabinet with fresh eyes?Read MoreWhy Spices Are WAY More Than the Spice of Life!
What do the dust bunnies under your nightstand have in common with our solar system? Turns out, the answer to that is all about the wonder of connections! Read on and all around you will seem a mystery unfolding.Read MoreFrom Bunnies to Solar Systems: The Magic of Dust!
Want to get a dose of wonder 5 or 6 times a day, while doing something you have to do anyway? You have an element in your home right now that is critical to human history and you probably wouldn't even be here without it!Read MoreDo You See the Ancient Superhero In This Photo?!
With just one question and five words, we can change somebody's day for the better! Here's the quickest, easiest, least expensive, and most powerful way to be #HelpfulNow at a time when everyone is under so much stress. Let's all give it a try and watch as the magic happens!Read MoreAsking This Question Can Help Us All Feel Less Lonely!
Snot otter, lasagna lizard, grampus, whatever you call it, this gigantic, slimy, and loveable creature could be the unlikely superhero saving the world's amphibians. How, you ask? Well, let's get to know them a little better and find out!Read MoreAll Hail the Great Hellbender Salamander!
In the past few decades, glasses have become a fashion statement and form of expression. But how did they make the transition from a medical device to a stylish accessory? And can we transform prosthetics, wheelchairs, and hearing aids in the same creative and widely accepted way?Read MoreMedical Device to Fashion Statement: The Amazing History of Glasses
Do you remember the viral video of the sea turtle with a straw stuck in its nose? It changed the way many people saw our ocean plastic problem. And now, the scientists behind that video are keeping the positive momentum going—this time turning to the turtles themselves for footage of how we can help make a difference!Read MoreHow TurtleCams are Enlisting Turtles to Protect their Ocean!
When was the last time you cried? Why did you cry? Crying is our reaction to everything from bad breakups, to awe, to cutting onions, but why is this? Let's explore this uniquely human reaction that seems to be a fundamental part of our shared humanity.Read MoreHappy, Sad, or Chopping Onions—The Science of Why We Cry!
Powerful kingdoms are rising and falling all around us, each created and lead by a mighty queen. But what's it like to be a queen in the insect world? We're taking a royal tour through the lives of a wasp and a fire ant queen to learn what's happening inside these busy colonies.Read MoreMeet These Queens of the Bug World!
If you like chocolate and avocados, you have flies to thank for it! Flies are everywhere and may be some of the coolest creatures on our planet. So, let's get to know these remarkable little creatures.Read MoreThe Fabulous World of Flies!
How close are we to reinventing plastic? Well, it looks like a future with easily accessible, truly biodegradable plastics that can replace the harmful plastics we use today is right around the corner—and it uses the power of bacteria!Read MoreReinventing Plastic with Methane and Microbes
Thanks to the largest private donation of land in history, 10 million acres of land are now protected in Patagonia: one of the most beautiful places on Earth. So, who are these remarkable donors?Read MoreMeet the Couple that Helped Save 10 Million Acres of Patagonia
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