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    • Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice - Duration: 6 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 758,220 views
      While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half times faster than the global average. We couldn’t figure out what that ...
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    • Are diamonds still precious if we can make them in a lab? - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 222,833 views
      Diamonds have always been extremely rare and valuable...but that might change soon. Over the past five years, the synthetic diamond industry has exploded, producing large and perfect diamonds to ri...
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    • We met the world’s first domesticated foxes - Duration: 9 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 4,160,826 views
      This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a lit...
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    • A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand - Duration: 7 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,071,496 views
      Humans are using more sand than the Earth is naturally producing, and that’s a problem for the global construction industry. But it turns out that the usefulness of sand depends on the science of e...
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    • This monster plant is trying to take over. What if we let it? - Duration: 7 minutes, 55 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 825,690 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 months ago
      • 323,600 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 months ago
      • 128,727 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.

      • 4 months ago
      • 106,146 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.

      • 4 months ago
      • 422,977 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.

      • 5 months ago
      • 314,892 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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    • How four rogue satellites could change the spaceflight industry - Duration: 6 minutes, 43 seconds.

      • 3 days ago
      • 208,012 views
      Earlier this year, a company launched four tiny satellites into orbit without permission. These “rogue satellites” caused an uproar in the space community, and in the future, others like them could...
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    • Old nuclear bomb tests are still haunting us today - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 197,017 views
      In 1946, the American military detonated a nuke underwater in the Pacific Ocean to see what would happen to abandoned warships nearby. In this video, we trace the far-reaching consequences of that ...
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    • Sea level rise is so much more than melting ice - Duration: 6 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 758,220 views
      While researching climate change, we heard something confusing: the sea level in New York City is rising about one and a half times faster than the global average. We couldn’t figure out what that ...
      • CC
    • Are diamonds still precious if we can make them in a lab? - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 222,833 views
      Diamonds have always been extremely rare and valuable...but that might change soon. Over the past five years, the synthetic diamond industry has exploded, producing large and perfect diamonds to ri...
      • CC
    • We met the world’s first domesticated foxes - Duration: 9 minutes, 57 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 4,160,826 views
      This week, we meet the very cute and very bizarre result of an almost 60-year-long experiment: they’re foxes that have been specially bred for their dog-like friendliness toward people. We do a lit...
      • CC
    • A microscopic look at why the world is running out of sand - Duration: 7 minutes, 28 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 1,071,496 views
      Humans are using more sand than the Earth is naturally producing, and that’s a problem for the global construction industry. But it turns out that the usefulness of sand depends on the science of e...
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    • Why Tesla is building city-sized batteries - Duration: 6 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 745,571 views
      We talked to the co-founder of Tesla, JB Straubel, about why giant batteries are crucial to the future of power grids everywhere. Batteries are becoming more useful at powering bigger things like b...
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    • Why wildfire season never stops - Duration: 6 minutes, 29 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 128,727 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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 8,331,552 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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    • Your old phone is a veritable gold mine - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 276,909 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.

      • 4 months ago
      • 21,579 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.

      • 4 months ago
      • 348,459 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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