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  • Question Your World: Why are humans generous?

    Generosity is a vital part of human society. We give blood, we help strangers with directions, we donate to our favorite nonprofits, and sometimes we give advice even if no one asked for it! But why? Why are humans generous? 

  • Question Your World: How are ants reacting to climate change?

    What insect is about as old as the dinosaurs, lives on every non-frozen continent, and might be able to tell us about how species could adapt to our planet’s changing climate? Let’s talk about those little social creatures, ants. Climate scientists have been looking at ants to better understand how these animals react to environmental changes. Let’s ask today’s big question: How are ants reacting to climate change?

  • Question Your World: Can trees migrate?

    Trees are strong and beautiful living things that don’t move, right? An individual tree can’t up and travel, but tree migration is a real thing and scientists just made a huge discovery about how some of Earth’s trees are on the move! Let's sink into today's big question: Can trees migrate?

  • Question Your World: Can hot peppers be used for pest control?

    For those trying to maintain a nice yard, you know pests can totally be an issue, right? Well, the same thing applies for big scale projects, like grassland restoration. Looking for a natural alternative to pest control led scientists to a hot new idea, using peppers! Can hot peppers be used for pest control?

  • Question Your World: How is climate change impacting sharks?

    It's Shark Week, an entire week devoted to one of Earth's most misunderstood and magnificent animals. There are a lot of documentaries on shark conservation and even some big blockbuster movies that tackle issues like how sharks react to climate change. For Shark Week, let's talk about a much more real way to link sharks and climate change! How is climate change impacting sharks?

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