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  • 06:14 Nature Can Help Us Prepare for the Next Pandemic

    Nature Can Help Us Prepare for the Next Pandemic

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    Resiliency, redundancy, adaptability: COVID-19 has shown humanity that we need more of the qualities that are built into nature.

  • 03:18 HALLEY, 2061

    HALLEY, 2061

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    The intellectual taming of comets began with Edmond Halley (with an assist from Newton) in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. In the April 11, 1908, supplementary edition of Scientific American, astronomer S. I. Bailey wrote, Before Halleys time come

  • 07:49 Here's what we often get wrong about wildfires

    Here's what we often get wrong about wildfires

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    Fire is as natural as wind and rain in large forest and, in fact, needed.The 2020 wildfire season was the worst in Californias recorded history, with more than four million acres burned and almost 10,500 structures destroyed across the state. The fires we

  • 03:14 What is chronic kidney disease and how does dialysis work?

    What is chronic kidney disease and how does dialysis work?

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    Read the full, 5-part series in partnership with Undark: Profit and Loss: America on Dialysis: https://undark.org/profit-and-loss-america-on-dialysis/ The kidneys are two bean-shaped organs, each about the size of a fist. They are located just below the r

  • 06:23 A Visual Guide to the New Coronavirus Variants

    A Visual Guide to the New Coronavirus Variants

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    The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus seems to be suddenly acquiring mutations at a rapid rate. The most worrying variants, first discovered in South Africa and Brazil, increase the viruss contagiousness and may even help it evade the human immune system. These char

  • 03:26 Experience Seven Minutes of Terror in New Perseverance Mars Rover Landing Video

    Experience Seven Minutes of Terror in New Perseverance Mars Rover Landing Video

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    Last weeks pinpoint touchdown of NASAs Mars Perseverance rover in Jezero Crater was historic for many reasons, chief among them the epochal nature of the missions task of seeking signs of ancient lifeand caching relevant samples for eventual return to Ear

  • 09:56 Machine learning is getting really good at copying the human voice

    Machine learning is getting really good at copying the human voice

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    Synthetic voices have become ubiquitous. They feed us directions in the morning, shepherd us through phone calls by day, and broadcast the news on smart speakers at night. And as the technology used to make them improves, these voices are becoming more an

  • 04:13 How did the Universe gets its texture?

    How did the Universe gets its texture?

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    What do zebras have to do with the structure of the cosmos? Imagine a single zebra in your mind. With twitching ears, tufted hair, and a visual interference pattern wrapped over muscle and skin, the animal has its own contours, which are easy to make out

  • 02:10 See how these bumblebees squeeze through tiny spaces

    See how these bumblebees squeeze through tiny spaces

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    Sridhar Ravi was outdoors with his colleagues on a summer day in Germany when a group of bumblebees grabbed his attention.As the bees made their way from flower to flower, they skillfully flew between obstacles, dodging branches and shrubs. These actions

  • 05:08 Why is gravity different?

    Why is gravity different?

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    We probably think we know gravity pretty well. After all, we have more conscious experience with this fundamental force than with any of the others (electromagnetism and the weak and strong nuclear forces). But even though physicists have been studying gr

  • 33:52 Watch the moon landing disaster speech that never happened...happen, thanks to a deepfake

    Watch the moon landing disaster speech that never happened...happen, thanks to a deepfake

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    What can former U.S. president Richard Nixon possibly teach us about artificial intelligence today and the future of misinformation online? Nothing. The real Nixon died 26 years ago. But an AI-generated likeness of him shines new light on a quickly evolvi

  • 04:45 Did the Universe have to be the way it is?

    Did the Universe have to be the way it is?

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    If gravity were just a little stronger in our own three-dimensional world, the curvature of spacetime would be greater, and matter could more easily collapse in on itself. This arrangement would make stars, galaxies and planets extremely diminutive, compa

  • 02:50 These researchers are putting fly babies into virtual reality

    These researchers are putting fly babies into virtual reality

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    Bugs and fish dont play video games or attend teleconferences, but they can still explore virtual realitycomplete with visual effects, tastes and smells. A new system called PiVRnamed after the low-cost Raspberry Pi computer that runs its softwarecreates

  • 03:29 This map of a Grand-Canyon-sized chasm off California took 15 years to create

    This map of a Grand-Canyon-sized chasm off California took 15 years to create

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    Just offshore from the small town of Moss Landing, Calif.once an important West Coast fishing hub and now a center of oceanographic researchstretches one of the countrys most magnificent but little-known geologic features: Monterey Canyon. Please visit ou

  • 06:46 This microscopic world shows that beauty is all around us, even if it's invisible to the naked eye

    This microscopic world shows that beauty is all around us, even if it's invisible to the naked eye

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    The Nikon Small World in Motion competition brings together talented microscopists from all over the world. What they have been able to capture will likely astound you, even though sometimes what you're seeing is pond scum. Please visit our website to dis

  • 08:56 Being cut off from other humans changes your brain. Here's the science on how.

    Being cut off from other humans changes your brain. Here's the science on how.

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    Over the past few months, the phrase social distancing has entered our lexicon. Many of us have found ourselves separated from family and friendsor at least from our normal social lives. As humans grapple with pandemic-induced isolation, science is starti

  • 03:53 Science Captures Close Encounters Between Great White Sharks and Beachgoers With Drones

    Science Captures Close Encounters Between Great White Sharks and Beachgoers With Drones

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    Over the past decade, the number of encounters between humans and sharks swimming off the coast of California has risen dramatically. Chris Lowe, director of the Shark Lab at California State University, Long Beach, says this summer is shaping up to be a

  • 01:36 Watch a Robot AI Beat a World Class Curling Competitor

    Watch a Robot AI Beat a World Class Curling Competitor

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    On the ice, a machine-learning system often triumphed over high-level South Korean playersArtificial intelligence still needs to bridge the sim-to-real gap. Deep-learning techniques that are all the rage in AI log superlative performances in mastering cer

  • 06:47 This is some of the best, most beautiful video microscopy in the world

    This is some of the best, most beautiful video microscopy in the world

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    The Nikon Small World in Motion competition brings together talented microscopists from all over the world. What they have been able to capture will likely astound you, even though sometimes what you're seeing is pond scum. Please visit our website to dis

  • 02:41 On its 30th Birthday, the Hubble Telescope has a simple wish for the world

    On its 30th Birthday, the Hubble Telescope has a simple wish for the world

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    I have seen 160,000 sunrises and sunsets, more than anyone could hope for. Circling hundreds of miles above the surface of our big blue marble for 30 years, Ive had a remarkable view of the universe. I havent always been comfortable up here, but thanks to

  • 09:04 You will probably have to take a COVID-19 test. Here's how that test actually works.

    You will probably have to take a COVID-19 test. Here's how that test actually works.

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    Technologies such as PCR, serologic assays and rapid diagnostics help us understand the spread of COVID-19. But how do they do that?Please visit our website to discover the latest advances in science and technology: http://bit.ly/30Z4ZpZDiscover world-cha

  • 03:09 Inside the Race to Blast COVID-19 Off the Surfaces of New York City

    Inside the Race to Blast COVID-19 Off the Surfaces of New York City

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    Turning from bedbugs and carpet-eating moths to COVID-19, cleaners in New York City have joined the Coronavirus fight.

  • 06:11 Want to know whether the new coronavirus will spread or not? You have to know this one little number

    Want to know whether the new coronavirus will spread or not? You have to know this one little number

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    COVID-19. SARS. MERS. Ebola... whenever there's a new outbreak, scientists rush to calculate a number called the R0, or R-naught. Why? Its been a critical part of the scientific effort to understand just how transmissible the new virus is. Here's how.For

  • 04:09 There's a growing threat in the mountains thanks to climate change: glacial lake outburst floods

    There's a growing threat in the mountains thanks to climate change: glacial lake outburst floods

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    As the climate changes and glaciers melt, a lesser-known threat lurks in alpine areas: glacial lake outburst floods. These events happen rapidly, releasing huge amounts of water with little or no warning. Unsuspecting communities lying in the flood path c

  • 08:13 Jumping with your jaws is NOT normal in the animal kingdom, but these ants are amazing at it

    Jumping with your jaws is NOT normal in the animal kingdom, but these ants are amazing at it

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    Trap jaw ants produce the highest acceleration ever recorded in an animal of their size when their jaws slam shut (and they fly into the air). Why do they do it? More films by Biographic: https://www.biographic.com/Video produced by Spine Films: https://w

  • 01:39 Can Noise Have Color?

    Can Noise Have Color?

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    It turns out that it can. However, it doesn't have a color we can see, only one we can hear. What does that even mean? Watch and learn.

  • 01:17 Which foods are ultraprocessed? You might be surprised.

    Which foods are ultraprocessed? You might be surprised.

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    Many nutrition scientists blame overeating fats or carbohydrates for the world's obesity pandemic. But new research points to ultraprocessed foods such as chicken nuggets and instant soup mixes that dominate modern diets. These foods seem to distort signa

  • 07:19 This space telescope can see black holes using the smoothest mirrors ever created

    This space telescope can see black holes using the smoothest mirrors ever created

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    The Chandra X-Ray Observatory was the heaviest payload to be carried into space by a shuttle. It's been looking at supernovas, black holes and spiral galaxies for two decades. Observatory director Belinda Wilkes gives you a tour of Chandra's universe.

  • 03:56 This researcher created an algorithm that removes the water from underwater images

    This researcher created an algorithm that removes the water from underwater images

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    Why do all the pictures you take underwater look blandly blue-green? The answer has to do with how light travels through water. Derya Akkaynak, an oceangoing engineer, has figured out a way to recover the colorful brilliance of the deep.Read the full stor

  • 01:06 How do fireworks actually work? Here's the explosive science.

    How do fireworks actually work? Here's the explosive science.

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    We take you inside a single fireworks shell to show you how it all works.

  • 02:06 Scientific American Editors Build Saturn V Rocket LEGO Set

    Scientific American Editors Build Saturn V Rocket LEGO Set

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    In the early morning hours of July 16, 1969, technicians at the Kennedy Space Center loaded upward of 750,000 gallons of fuel into the 363-foot Saturn V rocket that would successfully propel the Apollo 11 spacecraft toward the moon. It would be one of 13

  • 02:06 Scientific American Editors Build Saturn V Rocket LEGO Set

    Scientific American Editors Build Saturn V Rocket LEGO Set

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    In the early morning hours of July 16, 1969, technicians at the Kennedy Space Center loaded upward of 750,000 gallons of fuel into the 363-foot Saturn V rocket that would successfully propel the Apollo 11 spacecraft toward the moon. It would be one of 13

  • 03:48 New Model Re-creates Apollo 11 Mission in 3D

    New Model Re-creates Apollo 11 Mission in 3D

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    Modern satellite imagery and 3D modeling create a multimedia view of how Apollo 11 played out on the lunar surface To learn more, read the story here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mapping-the-mission/

  • 04:37 Resurrecting the Genes of Extinct Plants

    Resurrecting the Genes of Extinct Plants

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    Scientists at Ginkgo Bioworks have resurrected the smell of an extinct flower by putting together the pieces of its DNA. To learn more, read the "Ghost Flowers" by Rowan Jacobsen at https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fragrant-genes-of-extinct-flow

  • 01:57 Are 2 Snowflakes Ever Identical?

    Are 2 Snowflakes Ever Identical?

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    Is the “unique snowflake” just flake news? Mother Nature might never produce two identical snowflakes, thanks to the near-infinite variability of the conditions affecting ice crystal formation. But a Caltech scientist has developed a process for growing p

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  • 01:14 Scrubbing Carbon from the Sky

    Scrubbing Carbon from the Sky

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    The first direct air capture and storage plant in the world is powered by geothermal heat in Iceland. Is it enough to reach negative carbon emissions? To learn more about this technology and others, read "Scrubbing Carbon from the Sky" by Richard Conniff

  • 02:18 How Does the Color of a Glass Bottle Affect the Beer Inside?

    How Does the Color of a Glass Bottle Affect the Beer Inside?

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    Light triggers chemical reactions that make beer taste like skunk spray and onions.

  • 19:52 Destructive Hippos, Chatty Whales, and More: 60 Second Science Podcasts

    Destructive Hippos, Chatty Whales, and More: 60 Second Science Podcasts

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    Explore Arctic ponds created by invading beavers, reefs ruled by sharks, streams shaped by salmon, and oceans filled with whales propelling, snacking, and talking. Reported by Jason G. Goldman, Emily Schwing, and Christopher Intagliata. Beluga sounds prov

  • 02:40 What Do Honeybees Do in Winter?

    What Do Honeybees Do in Winter?

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    To survive the cold winter months, honeybees do something unusual: they hug.

  • 01:13 How Do Birds Know to Fly South?

    How Do Birds Know to Fly South?

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    Birds such as the Arctic tern used magnetic particles and eye pigments to navigate.

  • 08:11 How Can Scientists Help Make Cities More Sustainable?

    How Can Scientists Help Make Cities More Sustainable?

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    Researchers have data. Corporate executives have innovations. Mayors have real problems to solve. Yet these people do not necessarily understand how they can help one another make cities healthier and more productive. Enthusiasts from all three groups met

  • 03:15 How Coastal Communities Are Already Retreating from Rising Seas

    How Coastal Communities Are Already Retreating from Rising Seas

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    When it comes to the unsustainable development of the American coastline, New Jersey owns the honor of being the first and worst. But one town in the state is experimenting with moving a cluster of people out of harm’s way and turning the newly open land

  • 02:16 How Do We Measure the Distance to Stars?

    How Do We Measure the Distance to Stars?

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    The answer lies in the tiny shifts we see in a star's position as Earth revolves around the sun.

  • 02:21 How Is the Declaration of Independence Preserved?

    How Is the Declaration of Independence Preserved?

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    The National Archives and Records Administration uses science and technology to keep one of America's most important historic documents safe.

  • 02:13 What Sensors Are in a Smartphone?

    What Sensors Are in a Smartphone?

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    Smartphone sensors locate your phone in time and space. Working together, several sensors can paint a fairly complete picture of your daily activity, with implications for your privacy.

  • 02:24 How Did Hawaii Form?

    How Did Hawaii Form?

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    The volcanic island chain was born when the Pacific tectonic plate drifted over a hotspot in Earth’s mantle.

  • 01:41 How Does Google Know Everything about Me?

    How Does Google Know Everything about Me?

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    You may wonder how Google knows what you’re typing, where you are or even what you’re thinking—they use your data to do it all.

  • 01:22 Why Don't Bees Celebrate Father's Day?

    Why Don't Bees Celebrate Father's Day?

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    Drone bees don’t have fathers, but they still have family. Chromosomes are the key to understanding the buzz around a bee’s parents.

  • 01:38 Popular Why Do Bananas Change Color?

    Why Do Bananas Change Color?

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    Bananas undergo chemical and physical changes to become more appealing.

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  • 00:56 Scaly Plastic Snakeskins Inch Immobile Robots Forward

    Scaly Plastic Snakeskins Inch Immobile Robots Forward

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    These stretchy skins help robots move across rough surfaces, and potentially promote exploration and environmental monitoring.

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  • 02:10 What Is the Bystander Effect?

    What Is the Bystander Effect?

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    If you suffer a heart attack in a crowd, you would be less likely to get help than if there were only one or two people around you.

  • 02:36 The Neuroscience of Figure Skating

    The Neuroscience of Figure Skating

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    Skaters' brains adapt to their complex routines.

  • 01:41 Why Do Curling Stones Curl?

    Why Do Curling Stones Curl?

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    Curling at the highest level requires careful calculations and a little finesse with physics.

  • 01:01 Air-Water Robot Uses Explosive Launch

    Air-Water Robot Uses Explosive Launch

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    An insect size robot converts water to gas and ignites it to spring free of water and take flight.

  • 01:00 Origami Lattice Folds between Dimensions

    Origami Lattice Folds between Dimensions

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    Origami lattices have twofold benefits for nanotechnology and medical care.

  • 01:15 Spincredible--How to Spin the Dreidel Longer

    Spincredible--How to Spin the Dreidel Longer

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    Become a dreidel “spinologist” and compete for the longest time of spin.

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  • 01:41 Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the Wishbone

    Snap, Crackle, Whop--How to Win the Wishbone

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    Don’t crack under pressure! Explore the scientific—and sometimes sleazy—secrets to win a wish at this year’s Thanksgiving wishbone pull.

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  • 01:44 The Secret Social Life of a Solitary Puma

    The Secret Social Life of a Solitary Puma

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    Hidden cameras caught these cats sharing prey with their neighbors, suggesting pumas have a more complex society than previously believed.

  • 01:01 New Frizzy-Haired Orangutan Species

    New Frizzy-Haired Orangutan Species

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    An isolated group of orangutans in Sumatra is the first new great ape species described since the 1920s, and could be the most critically endangered.

  • 02:50 Neutron Star Collisions Create Gold

    Neutron Star Collisions Create Gold

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    Astrophysicists searching for gravitational waves have finally learned what happens when you crash two neutron stars together--and it's very, very shiny.

  • 02:40 The Pitfalls of Growing a Monster Pumpkin

    The Pitfalls of Growing a Monster Pumpkin

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    Squashing the competition at a giant pumpkin weigh-off requires patience, persistence—and a little bit of luck. ​

  • 00:54 Popular Wild Dogs Sneeze to Vote

    Wild Dogs Sneeze to Vote

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    African wild dog packs have a sneeze democracy. When a dog tires of napping and is ready to hunt, they sneeze. If enough dogs in the pack join in the sneeze vote, the whole pack sets out. Dominant individuals have influence, but the group can outvote thei

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  • 01:13 Robot Uses Exoskeletons to Float and Fly

    Robot Uses Exoskeletons to Float and Fly

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    This versatile bot clads itself in different exoskeletons that let it tackle unique environmental challenges.

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  • 04:50 Cassini’s Grand Finale

    Cassini’s Grand Finale

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    The Cassini spacecraft has spent the last two decades exploring Saturn and its unique moons, making discoveries that will advance space exploration for years to come. Scientific American editors Lee Billings and Mike Lemonick offer a proper sendoff for th

  • 04:34 How to Explore Otherwordly Oceans

    How to Explore Otherwordly Oceans

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    As NASA continues exploring other worlds across the solar system, tools deep ocean biologists use to study communities of bacteria on the sea floor could come in handy. This short film dives into a new observatory called ABISS, which can transmit video an

  • 02:49 VR Theme Park Hopes to Push Public Pickup

    VR Theme Park Hopes to Push Public Pickup

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    VR World is a virtual reality theme park that presents curated video games and 360-degree artistic cultural experiences in order to help the public overcome some of the barriers that have prevented mass adoption. The team wants to prime people for the VR

  • 02:23 What Is a Skin Allergy?

    What Is a Skin Allergy?

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    Poison ivy or a new perfume making you break out and itch? Your skin normally works as if in harmony to protect you from infection, but sometimes the tune your killer T cells are playing is bad news for your skin cells. Produced with support from SC Johns

  • 01:01 Well-Preserved Armored Fossil Reveals Cretaceous Camouflage

    Well-Preserved Armored Fossil Reveals Cretaceous Camouflage

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    The Cretaceous Period was a dangerous time for many animals, even for the “dinosaur equivalent of a tank.” Watch how researchers analyzed the pristine remains of a heavily armored nodosaur to discover this dino’s additional layer of defense. Subscribe to

  • 03:55 Witness the Solar Eclipse without Frying your Eyes or your Camera

    Witness the Solar Eclipse without Frying your Eyes or your Camera

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    America is preparing for a sea-to-shining-sea solar eclipse. Here’s how you can watch the spectacular display, and maybe even snap a photo to commemorate the event, without burning your retinas or damaging your camera’s optics.

  • 02:13 Racing to a Future of Autonomous Cars

    Racing to a Future of Autonomous Cars

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    The Robocar, a fully autonomous electric racecar, recently debuted in Times Square, New York City. Watch how the Roborace team behind it imagine a new motorsport and how the Robocar might accelerate the development of the consumer autonomous car. Subscrib

  • 02:14 Damaged Bears Find Solace in Rehab

    Damaged Bears Find Solace in Rehab

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    Watch how Carpathian brown bears, scarred by the practice of training bears to dance for entertainment, are being given the chance to live out their lives in an environment tailored to creature comfort. Filmed on location in Synevyr National Park in Weste

  • 01:30 Soft Robot Moves by Mimicking Plants

    Soft Robot Moves by Mimicking Plants

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    A tough but flexible bot unfurls like a plant using a pressurized plastic tube to inch through rugged environments. Subscribe to our channel: https://YouTube.com/SciAmerican Transcript: A new soft robot grows like a tendril. It unfurls from the inside to

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  • 01:56 Giant Model Mimics Damaged Dam Spillway

    Giant Model Mimics Damaged Dam Spillway

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    When the Oroville Dam spillway cracked and failed after a wet California winter, a team of scientists created a one fiftieth–scale model of the damaged concrete and eroded hillside to help guide the reconstruction.

  • 01:44 Fire Ants Build "Eiffel Tower" Structures

    Fire Ants Build "Eiffel Tower" Structures

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    When fire ants build a structure, they avoid getting crushed by their fellow ants by following a simple set of rules to distribute the load evenly.

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  • 00:52 A Close-Up of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

    A Close-Up of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

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    New photos were just released from Juno’s most recent flyover of the enormous, centuries-old storm raging on Jupiter.

  • 03:29 Why Do Allergies Make You Sneeze?

    Why Do Allergies Make You Sneeze?

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    Do you suffer from allergies? Follow the dendritic cell and the entire Scientific American Allergy Orchestra to discover how allergens from pollen to pet dander can change the body’s tune. Transcript: Sneezy? Itchy? Perhaps your seasonal allergies have yo

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  • 01:55 How to Weigh a Star Using Gravitational Lensing

    How to Weigh a Star Using Gravitational Lensing

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    Astronomers recently tapped Einstein's concept of gravitational lensing to determine the weight of a distant star. Watch and learn how this concept came to be and how it works. Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/SciAmerican

  • 02:13 Searching for Life at the Bottom of the Arctic

    Searching for Life at the Bottom of the Arctic

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    Creatures living among the hydrothermal vents burbling under the Arctic Ocean's ice layer have been historically difficult to study, but an underwater vehicle, the Nereid Under Ice, can get close to the vents to peek in at the animals and their homes with

  • 01:27 Wing Windows Reveal Insect Origami

    Wing Windows Reveal Insect Origami

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    Ladybird beetles fold their hindwings into a tidy, Z-shaped package under their bright spotted shell. Scientists made a clear plastic window to peek in at how the wing folds upon itself. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/SciAmerican Find t

  • 01:05 Watch This Parrotlet Nail a Long Jump

    Watch This Parrotlet Nail a Long Jump

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    This palm-size parrot uses a touch of wing to leap from branch to branch so it can save energy as it looks for dinner or a mate. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/SciAmerican

  • 02:03 Tackling China’s Devastating Yellow River Floods

    Tackling China’s Devastating Yellow River Floods

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    After learning how the waterway transports a billion tons of sediment into the sea each year, scientists built a tool that may help predict the inundations that impact some 80 million people. Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/SciAmerican R

  • 02:49 Interstellar Projectiles Zoom around Us at Blistering Speeds

    Interstellar Projectiles Zoom around Us at Blistering Speeds

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    Zipping around us at millions of miles per hour are hypervelocity stars, the black holes that launch them, and more. Find out how we aren't traveling as sedately through space as you might think. Subscribe to our channel! https://www.youtube.com/SciAmeric

  • 01:21 Slime Houses of Pinky-Size Plankton Cycle Carbon

    Slime Houses of Pinky-Size Plankton Cycle Carbon

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    This tiny larvacean blows up a mucus balloon up to a meter across. It pumps water through feeding structures to concentrate food particles, and may be an important player in oceanic carbon cycling. Subscribe to our channel: https://youtube.com/SciAmerican

  • 00:50 400 Fish Released into the Revitalized Bronx River

    400 Fish Released into the Revitalized Bronx River

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    The release of 400 alewife herring marks a significant milestone in a broader river cleanup effort. Subscribe to our channel: https://youtube.com/SciAmerican Transcript: Wriggling through this transfer tube are 400 alewife herring. The Bronx River was onc

  • 01:15 How Honeybees Brush Their Eye Hairs

    How Honeybees Brush Their Eye Hairs

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    Flitting among the flowers can be messy, sticky work. Honeybees consume pollen for nutrition, so their entire bodies are covered in tiny hairs to capture as much pollen as possible. Even their eyes have a coat of hair. So how do they keep themselves clean

  • 05:23 The 10 Weirdest Things in the Solar System

    The 10 Weirdest Things in the Solar System

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    Pierogi moons, rubber duckie comets and spewing ice balls: We have some very strange neighbors among the myriad planets, moons and objects that circle our sun. Scientific American editors Lee Billings and Michael Lemonick pick the pasta shaped moons Pan a

  • 02:46 Tracing a Gaze to Understand Language Delays

    Tracing a Gaze to Understand Language Delays

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    Researchers use eye-tracking software to peek inside a child's mind when words fail, reading eye patterns to understand language production and combat conditions such as specific language impairment. Subscribe to our channel: https://youtube.com/SciAmeric

  • 10:18 Asthma Preventing Microbes, Pollinator Plant Preference, and More: 60 Second Science Podcasts

    Asthma Preventing Microbes, Pollinator Plant Preference, and More: 60 Second Science Podcasts

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    Listen and learn about the microbes that may lower children's risk of having asthma, why an early flower bloom might be a sign of low biodiversity, how pollinators shape plant evolution, how treating disease might involve treating poverty, and how the gut

  • 11:49 Gravitational Waves, Theoretical Alien Antenna, Europa and More: 60-Second Science Podcasts

    Gravitational Waves, Theoretical Alien Antenna, Europa and More: 60-Second Science Podcasts

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    Listen to the experts discuss the use and misuse of science in the courtroom to interpret forensic science, how ancient dental plaque can be used to understand what Neandertals ate, the instruments like Pulsar Timing Arrays that could detect gravitational

  • 01:42 How to Calculate a Bigger Slice of Pi

    How to Calculate a Bigger Slice of Pi

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  • 02:07 Yeast Cell - 3D

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  • 02:37 Why Is Yawning Contagious? - Instant Egghead #52

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    Why Do Autumn Leaves Change Color? - Instant Egghead #51

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  • 02:55 How To Find A Meteorite In Your Own Backyard

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  • 01:58 General Relativity At The Beach

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  • 02:03 Is Our Universe A Hologram? - Instant Egghead #63

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  • 02:34 Popular Why Do Onions Make Us Cry? - Instant Egghead #62

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  • 02:41 Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess? - Instant Egghead #58

    Can Microbes Clean Up Our Oily Mess? - Instant Egghead #58

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  • 02:08 Why Do We Sleep? - Instant Egghead #55

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    We spend nearly a third of our lives asleep, but scientists don't agree on sleep's purpose. Scientific American contributor Joss Fong explains what we know, and don't know, about our nightly slumber. -- WATCH more Instant Egghead: http://goo.gl/CkXwKj SUB

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  • 02:24 How Does Meditation Change The Brain? - Instant Egghead #54

    How Does Meditation Change The Brain? - Instant Egghead #54

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    Meditation can sharpen attention, strengthen memory and improve other mental abilities. Scientific American editor Ferris Jabr examines the changes in brain structure behind some of these benefits. -- WATCH more Instant Egghead: http://goo.gl/CkXwKj SUBSC

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    When two supermassive black holes find each other, they can warp the fabric of space and time.


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