December 4, 2018 When the population of Channel Islands foxes started to vanish in the '90s, no one knew why. Bringing them back from near-extinction has meant unraveling a mystery that started with World War II.
September 18, 2018 Dessa is a singer and writer from Minneapolis who spent years trying to fall out of love and get over her ex. Nothing seemed to help — until she visited a research lab for a brain scan.
June 26, 2018 Have you ever wanted to casually point out Cygnus, Leo and Cassiopeia? Just in time for summer, this panoramic video shows you some tricks to help you navigate the night sky.
April 17, 2018 Unlike humans, bird embryos don't have an oxygen pipeline from their mothers. They develop inside eggs in a nest. Skunk Bear's latest video explains why these pre-hatchlings don't suffocate.
March 20, 2018 Remember that skeleton hanging in the front of your classroom? In some schools, those were actual human remains. We used science to figure out the story behind one of them.
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March 1, 2018 Zoom in and behold the science secrets behind popcorn's airy crunch — and learn about the snack's ancient origin — in this bite-sized video.
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February 13, 2018 A Valentine's music video from Skunk Bear explores the ways your brain and body change when you fall in love — and change again as love deepens and matures.
January 30, 2018 Why do dogs look different from wolves? The question bedeviled Charles Darwin. Now scientists have a fascinating theory that links droopy ears and splotchy coats with domestication.
September 13, 2017 NASA's Cassini spacecraft will crash into Saturn in a few hours, but we'll always have the shots it took of icy volcanoes, hexagonal storms, ethane lakes and ripples in Saturn's rings.
Watching the eclipse? Save your eyeballs — rig up a sweet viewing set-up with some help from this video.
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August 17, 2017 No eclipse glasses? No problem. Make your own solar viewer; (almost) no tools required.
Eclipses aren't just natural marvels - they're still teaching us a lot about the universe.
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August 16, 2017 Newton and Einstein had big ideas, but needed an eclipse to prove them. And scientists are still pursuing secrets of the universe one eclipse at a time.
July 25, 2017 Movies are full of loquacious chimps, but could nonhuman apes really use language? NPR's Skunk Bear sorts through the disturbing history of research on ape language to sort fact from wishful thinking.
July 3, 2017 You have more in common with pyrotechnics than you might think. The same basic process that makes fireworks explode is happening inside your cells (in a slow-motion, controlled way) right now.
June 20, 2017 What road did your lunch travel before it reached your plate? NPR's latest animated video follows a BLT from the fields where it began its journey.