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    • This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it? - Duration: 7 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 6 days ago
      • 241,833 views
      Silicon Valley is home to tech giants, venture capital…and a years-long battle between an invasive species, a tiny bird, and a bunch of scientists trying to decide what counts as “nature.” We put o...
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    • How NYC plans to survive the next superstorm - Duration: 6 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 203,359 views
      Sandy hit New York City almost six years ago and the city is still recovering. As storms grow even more frequent and severe, cities around the world are struggling to prepare themselves for the wor...
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    • Why wildfire season never stops - Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 72,012 views
      In the Western United States, “fire season” isn’t seasonal anymore — it’s year-round. Because more and more, wildfires are a thoroughly man-made disaster and are technically a misnomer. Here, we ta...
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    • The microbial truth of how your cheese gets made - Duration: 6 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 72,721 views
      Cheese is delicious, beloved by many, and a teeming mess of microbes. Which microbes, exactly, has long been a mystery, but modern DNA sequencing tech is allowing researchers to take a peek behind ...
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    • Bees are going extinct...but not the ones you think - Duration: 6 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 283,526 views
      You’ve probably heard for years that bees are in dire straights. Which is true…but it’s probably not the bees you’re thinking of. We talk to a bee researcher about what’s really at stake for bees, ...
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    • What self-driving cars can learn from brainless slime mold - Duration: 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 232,435 views
      Slime mold is a single-celled bit of goo that you’d find under a log in the woods. It’s also a master decision-maker, capable of weighing risk and reward in ways that make scientists question what ...
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    • Your old phone is a veritable gold mine - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 178,536 views
      E-waste is more than phones and laptops. There’s gold, silver, copper, and lots of other precious metals powering your electronics, and that makes for some valuable “e-waste”. And a recent study pr...
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    • Inside a volcano scientist’s campaign for Congress - Duration: 6 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 17,339 views
      The election of Donald Trump has spurred an unprecedented number of scientists to enter politics for the first time. More than 60 candidates with science backgrounds are running Congress in 2018, a...
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    • How this 50-year-old NASA material could kill cancer - Duration: 4 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 227,919 views
      Ferrofluid is a bizarre, NASA-engineered material that was created for spaceships but never used. In this “lab practical” video, we’ll put ferrofluid through its paces, and explore some of the even...
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    • The microbial truth of how your cheese gets made - Duration: 6 minutes, 38 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 72,721 views
      Cheese is delicious, beloved by many, and a teeming mess of microbes. Which microbes, exactly, has long been a mystery, but modern DNA sequencing tech is allowing researchers to take a peek behind ...
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    • How to memorize 70,000 digits of Pi - Duration: 5 minutes, 42 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 287,673 views
      The “memory palace” is a famous technique that makes incredible feats of memory possible (the world record for “number of digits of Pi memorized” is a whopping 70,000). And yet, most of us struggle...
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    • Testing the limits of human vision - Duration: 5 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 278,747 views
      That big “E” at the top of your doctor’s eye chart tells you whether you need glasses - but it also tells you a lot about the physics happening inside your eyes. We put human visual acuity to the t...
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    • What self-driving cars can learn from brainless slime mold - Duration: 7 minutes, 30 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 232,435 views
      Slime mold is a single-celled bit of goo that you’d find under a log in the woods. It’s also a master decision-maker, capable of weighing risk and reward in ways that make scientists question what ...
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    • NASA's InSight spacecraft just launched to Mars - Duration: 7 minutes, 17 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 76,051 views
      NASA’s InSight spacecraft just launched to Mars. Equipped with cutting-edge instruments to study Mars’ crust, mantle, and core, InSight will provide a never-before-seen look at the red planet’s inn...
    • Blood types are a 20-million-year mystery - Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 374,017 views
      Do you know what your blood type is? It’s a pretty basic health question with a pretty bizarre history. We take a look at some ill-fated blood experiments from yesteryear, and try to figure out why...
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    • Bees are going extinct...but not the ones you think - Duration: 6 minutes, 54 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 283,526 views
      You’ve probably heard for years that bees are in dire straights. Which is true…but it’s probably not the bees you’re thinking of. We talk to a bee researcher about what’s really at stake for bees, ...
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    • Why wildfire season never stops - Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 72,012 views
      In the Western United States, “fire season” isn’t seasonal anymore — it’s year-round. Because more and more, wildfires are a thoroughly man-made disaster and are technically a misnomer. Here, we ta...
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    • Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world...yet - Duration: 7 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 6,381,440 views
      Graphene is a form of carbon that could bring us bulletproof armor and space elevators, improve medicine, and make the internet run faster — some day. For the past 15 years, consumers have been hea...
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