Last night, I did something that many Americans do on the regular: I decided to watch reality TV. Except I wasn’t watching bridezillas squabble over seating arrangements or desperate housewives cope with each other’s husbands. Nah, I was watching sea otters.
We know more about some other planets than we do about the deepest corners of Earth’s oceans, and the species we’ve found there are almost alien. Here’s some of the most unbelievable oddities ever observed!
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The breakthrough could lead to the creation of digital archives, storing everything from ancient texts to Wikipedia pages in DNA form that could survive for hundreds of thousands of years without the loss of any data.
Jellyfish are marvelous, mysterious and mesmerizing, but Joe Hanson from It's Okay To Be Smart had no idea how they work. So he went behind the scenes of the Monterey Bay Aquarium to find out from aquarist Tommy Knowles. It was an…experience.
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Last week 34-year-old Marissa Muller completed a solo, cross country bicycle ride in 80 days. Her custom bike was powered in part by solar energy, and the impetus for her trip was to show Americans the possibilities of solar power. NewsHour’s Saskia de Melker has the story.
New research on survivors of the Holocaust shows how catastrophic events can alter our body chemistry, and how these changes can transmit to the next generation. The result? Our children may suffer the effects of a traumatic event they never witnessed. NewsHour’s Stephen Fee has the story.
Even on their long migrations, sooty shearwaters prefer to fly alone. These marine birds migrate nearly 40,000 miles every year (one of the longest ever migration patterns electronically tracked.) Take the Spirit Animal Quiz and learn more about #TeamShearwater when #BigBlueLive premieres 8/31 @ 8pm ET & PT on @PBS and online. http://to.pbs.org/bigbluelive