When a Whale Falls
When an enormous whale dies, its body sinks to the bottom of the ocean. There it provides food for thousands of deep-sea creatures.
The Deepest Dive
In 1872, two scientists set out to study the ocean.
Marie Maps The Sea
Young Marie Tharp thought her dad had the best job ever. He traveled around the country, making maps. His maps were special—they revealed hidden things. They showed where different kinds of soil were, and wet and dry places. That helped farmers know what to plant.
Say you’re curious about giraffes.
If we really want to explore other star systems, we may have to think small.
Science At The Movies
A chat with Mika McKinnon, movie science adviser
When you gaze up at the moon at night, it looks almost close enough to touch. But if you actually want to go there, you’re going to need Rocket
Making It To The Top
Feathers fly, horns lock, heads bash, and fangs flash. Why do animals fight among themselves? To settle an important question—who gets to be the boss?
Meet A Lawmaker - A Chat With Ilhan Omar
Where do laws come from? In the United States and many other countries, people vote to elect leaders who decide the laws. This kind of government is called a democracy.
Bigger Than The Rules
How one tall kid changed the way we play basketball.
The Bike Soldiers
In 1897, a brave band of American soldiers set out to test a new invention that some hoped would replace the horse. It had two pedals, and a bell.
A Bumpy Ride
You know how to ride a bike. Just hop on and start pedaling. But what if your bike didn’t have pedals? Or brakes?
Ai Weiwei is a Chinese artist and architect who makes sculptures out of tables, chairs, backpacks, and other ordinary objects.
The Glass Ocean
Peering out from its case in the museum, the little brown octopus looks ready to uncurl its tentacles and glide away. But this octopus isn’t going anywhere. It’s made of glass.
The Greedy Glass
How many pennies can you add to a completely full glass of water?
What would you do if your skeleton were made of glass? Maybe you’d be a sponge.
In the Hot Shop
The hot shop at Chicago’s Ignite Glass Studio sizzles with activity.
Saving The Tigers
When he was a young boy living in a village in southwest India, Ullas Karanth saw wildlife all around.
From Wild To Mild
Cats are a mix of opposites—quiet purrs and cutting teeth, soft fur and razor claws. House cats have lived with humans for thousands of years, but in many ways they’re still tigers on the inside.
Born To Hunt
Big or small, all cats eat meat. And their bodies, inside and out, have evolved to stalk and hunt prey.
One Tough Butterfly
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Eyes On The Tide
What would you do if your town began to sink under the waves?
Attack Of The Flying
A massive shape launches itself out of the ocean—fins spread, 10 long tentacles flying. As it soars through the air, the creature’s skin flashes, turning from white to purple-red. Is it an alien from another world?
Eat This Spoon
Imagine you’re at a picnic, enjoying some spicy noodles and fruit salad. For dessert, you have a slice of cake. Then you top off your meal by eating your fork.
Someday I am going to be a great inventor. But for now, I have to get to school.
Meet Amy Smith
Sometimes, simpler is better.