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Memory Implants

Imagine a world in which, instead of going to school and learning things, you simply implanted a chip into your brain that contained all of the information you needed to know! This may sound like something from Rick and Morty or another sci-fi show. But thanks to the research of Professor Theodore Berger from the …

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Hurricane formation

How do Hurricanes Form ?

A typical hurricane begins all the way in Africa. At the edge of the Sahara desert, hot, dry air meets the cool, wet air over the coastal forest. These air masses are so different from each other that they make wind where they meet. The wind blows to the east and is called the African …

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Watch Astronaut Instructor and Flight Controller Theresa Parks at Work

I’m an astronaut instructor and flight controller. That means that I teach astronauts all about their spacesuits and how to get ready for a spacewalk. Then, I work in Mission Control when the astronauts go on spacewalks and do all of those activities on the space station. As early as I can remember, I’ve always …

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Watch Forest and Natural Resources Researcher Ellen Crocker at Work

Ellen Crocker is an Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources. She works on a wide range of research, education, and outreach related to threats to forests and sustainable management approaches. I love talking with people about their trees and how to keep their forests healthy. I …

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Watch Behavioral Ecologist Researcher Rachael Bonoan at Work

Post-doctoral Researcher, Tufts University and Washington State University. This plant, which looks like a giant dandelion, is called Salsify. You can eat its roots! Hi, I’m Rachael! I’ve been studying insects for eight years, but I’ve been observing them for most of my life. As a kid, I spent summer evenings collecting June bugs, moths, …

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