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Nathan Wolfe: What’s left to explore?

We’ve been to the moon, we’ve mapped the continents, we’ve even been to the deepest point in the ocean — twice. What’s left for the next generation to explore? Biologist and explorer Nathan Wolfe suggests this answer: Almost everything. And we can start, he says, with the world of the unseeably small. Nathan Wolfe talks …

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Adam Savage: How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

Adam Savage walks through two spectacular examples of profound scientific discoveries that came from simple, creative methods anyone could have followed — Eratosthenes’ calculation of the Earth’s circumference around 200 BC and Hippolyte Fizeau’s measurement of the speed of light in 1849.

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