Season 1

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Claude Monet Was Half Honeybee

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Claude Monet Was Half Honeybee

The famous painter who was half-honeybee

Claude Monet Was Half Honeybee

Video thumbnail: Be Smart The Science of Snowflakes

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The Science of Snowflakes

You are a beautiful and curious snowflake

The Science of Snowflakes

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Why Do We Cook?

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Why Do We Cook?

Your brain is hungry. Here's why.

Why Do We Cook?

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Evolution: The Book Of Life

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Evolution: The Book Of Life

I have an existential crisis about evolution

Evolution: The Book Of Life

Video thumbnail: Be Smart There's Science Hidden In Our National Monuments

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There's Science Hidden In Our National Monuments

Why do we build monuments? What are they made of?

There's Science Hidden In Our National Monuments

Video thumbnail: Be Smart So You Want to go to Mars?

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So You Want to go to Mars?

Can't wait to get into outer space? Well there's a bit you need to know first...

So You Want to go to Mars?

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Is Santa Real? (A Scientific Analysis)

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Is Santa Real? (A Scientific Analysis)

Â…and other Christmas mysteries answered with science!

Is Santa Real? (A Scientific Analysis)

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Zombie Parasites!

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Zombie Parasites!

Are zombies real? Could they actually exist?

Zombie Parasites!

Video thumbnail: Be Smart My Date With A Giant Pacific Octopus!

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My Date With A Giant Pacific Octopus!

Joe went behind the scenes at Monterey Bay Aquarium to meet the Giant Pacific Octopus.

My Date With A Giant Pacific Octopus!

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Cuttlefish: Tentacles In Disguise

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Cuttlefish: Tentacles In Disguise

Now you "sea" them, now you don't! Cuttlefish are more than the chameleons of the sea.

Cuttlefish: Tentacles In Disguise

Video thumbnail: Be Smart I Don't Think You're Ready for These Jellies

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I Don't Think You're Ready for These Jellies

Joe Hanson went behind the scenes at the Monterey Bay Aquarium to learn about jellyfish.

I Don't Think You're Ready for These Jellies

Video thumbnail: Be Smart The Ruin and Rise of Monterey Bay

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The Ruin and Rise of Monterey Bay

Before people came to Monterey Bay to watch fish, they came here to catch them.

The Ruin and Rise of Monterey Bay

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Incredible Tails Of Amazing Whales!

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Incredible Tails Of Amazing Whales!

Look back at the amazing natural history of whales.

Incredible Tails Of Amazing Whales!

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Is There Intelligent Life Beyond Earth?

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Is There Intelligent Life Beyond Earth?

Now that we know planets are common in our galaxy, how would we tell if one holds life?

Is There Intelligent Life Beyond Earth?

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Exoplanets: Are There Other Earths?

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Exoplanets: Are There Other Earths?

We live in one of a hundred billion of galaxies, each with hundreds of billions of stars.

Exoplanets: Are There Other Earths?

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Ghosts of Evolution

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Ghosts of Evolution

What does a ginkgo tree have in common with a dinosaur?

Ghosts of Evolution

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Remembering Carl Sagan

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Remembering Carl Sagan

We don't need another Carl Sagan. Because he lives on.

Remembering Carl Sagan

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Nobel Prizes: Past, Present... and Future?

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Nobel Prizes: Past, Present... and Future?

The controversial history, present and future of the Nobel Prizes.

Nobel Prizes: Past, Present... and Future?

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Why Do Things Sound Scary?

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Why Do Things Sound Scary?

Why are sounds scary? They're just vibrations. Blame your brain.

Why Do Things Sound Scary?

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Why Do We Go to Space?

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Why Do We Go to Space?

At first space travel was fueled by fear, but then the space shuttle changed everything.

Why Do We Go to Space?

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Amazing Animal Superpowers

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Amazing Animal Superpowers

Evolution has come up with some pretty amazing ways to get things done.

Amazing Animal Superpowers

Video thumbnail: Be Smart How Big is the Solar System?

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How Big is the Solar System?

Austin's famous moontowers put the enormity of our solar system into perspective.

How Big is the Solar System?

Video thumbnail: Be Smart Why Music Moves Us

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Why Music Moves Us

Why does music make us feel happy or sad? Or angry or romantic?

Why Music Moves Us

Video thumbnail: Be Smart What Are Rainbows?

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What Are Rainbows?

Rainbows seem to be everywhere. But what are they, really?

What Are Rainbows?

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