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Amazing Calendar Trick

With a dash of math, know the day of the week for any date on the calendar.

4:17

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The Hidden Fluorescent World

The proteins that make fish fluoresce could help scientists map the human brain.

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How to Find a Galaxy

Knowing the addresses of a thousand galaxies yielded a remarkable picture of our universe.

4:24

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A Rock Symphony

Robert Hazen is a geologist who plays music—two interests that have a lot in common.

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Bazaar Rocks

It’s possible to find all of Earth’s history tucked inside a market stall in Morocco.

2:24

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A Cathedral of Ice

A scientist dives beneath the surface of the frigid Antarctic ice sheet.

2:45

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The Minerals Behind Modern Life

Minerals are essential in making everything from skyscrapers tall, to mobile phones small.

2:04

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Launching Half a Ship

Want to make a luxury cruise liner fast? Use two shipyards, then join the pieces together.

2:42

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The Volcano Under Yellowstone

A giant cauldron of magma simmering beneath Yellowstone is threatening to blow.

4:28

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How Panama Changed the World

Two scientists scan islands off Panama for clues to determine how the country was formed.

3:41

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Towers of Chalk in Kansas

Amidst the flat plains of Kansas are the gorgeous remains of an ancient inland sea.

1:11

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A Labyrinth of Lava

The big island of Hawaii is shot through with an underground labyrinth carved out by lava.

1:18

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Sea Level Rise: When 1 in = 2 ft

Sea levels will rise by the same amount all over the world, right? Wrong. Here’s why.

2:41

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Digital Domain of Warfare

The Internet has become a battleground, and we need to protect ourselves.

1:56

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The Power of the Flood Myth

Scientists scour a marsh in the Middle East for signs of periodic Mesopotamian flooding.

3:32

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Live Tweeting Ancient History

The instant a key finding in human evolution was made, it was shared with the whole world.

1:44

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Leaked NSA Spy Gadgets

These NSA spy gadgets were leaked. What would you do if someone used them to spy on you?

2:01

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Scientist? Artist. Pirate!

Joe Davis is a one-of-a-kind individual sailing uncharted waters between art and science.

6:12

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A New Way to See the Brain

Use just diapers and water to get the closest look at the brain yet.

5:28

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Arctic Ghost Ship Preview

An astonishing find could solve the mystery of Sir John Franklin’s lost expedition.

0:30

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Space Pics That Amaze Scientists

We asked scientists, “What are your favorite images from space?” Here’s what they said.

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