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Why is the sky any color?

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Why is the sky blue? It's a question that you'd think kids have been asking for thousands of years, but it might not be that old at all. The ancient Greek poet Homer never used a word for blue in The Odyssey or The Iliad, because blue is one of the last colors that cultures pick out a word for.

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Life by the Numbers

Life by the Numbers

How successful are we compared to other species? It turns out that biomass, or what things weigh, can be mo...

The Auroras

The Auroras

Space might seem like an empty place, but the area surrounding Earth is constantly being bombarded by waves...

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Can Coral Reefs Survive Climate Change? #OursToLose

The #OursToLose YouTube campaign sheds light on climate change and the environment.

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Can Coral Reefs Survive Climate Change? #OursToLose

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The Strange Science of the Placebo Effect

How do sugar pills really interact with our bodies?

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The Strange Science of the Placebo Effect

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Video thumbnail: It’s Okay to Be Smart The REAL Physics of Hot Air Balloons!

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The REAL Physics of Hot Air Balloons!

The science of hot air balloons may surprise you.

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The REAL Physics of Hot Air Balloons!

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Is Big Data Getting Too Big?

Our need for data storage grows everyday... but by how much?

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Is Big Data Getting Too Big?

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