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Diamonds 101

If you're planning on popping the question this year, you're probably in the market for some jewelry. And we realize you might be too busy...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psMUVOSAIw4If you're planning on popping the question this year, you're probably in the market for some jewelry. And we realize you might be too busy crafting the perfect proposal to research the pedigree of your engagement ring. That's why we do the legwork for you in our latest video Transparency.

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Kinkajou Projector Brings Literacy to Mali

Teaching adults to read is a difficult enough task in and of itself, but in rural Mali, teachers also face classrooms without electricity and books weathered by the punishing desert climate. Enter the Kinkajou Projector, a fusion of high and low technology that makes teaching night literacy classes as..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5B_RK61NI1QTeaching adults to read is a difficult enough task in and of itself, but in rural Mali, teachers also face classrooms without electricity and books weathered by the punishing desert climate. Enter the Kinkajou Projector, a fusion of high and low technology that makes teaching night literacy classes as easy as ABC.LEARN MOREDesign That Matters

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Attack of the Giant Jellyfish!

Giant jellyfish have invaded the northern coasts of the Japanese islands and they're causing problems. Frustrated local fishermen are hauling...

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Jailbirds

There are currently more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. What does that look like, exactly? That's equivalent to...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMXjmHXroEYThere are currently more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. What does that look like, exactly? That's equivalent to putting the combined populations of Miami, Las Vegas, and Minneapolis behind bars. Why is our penal system broken? How do we stack up against other countries? We take a closer look at prisons in our latest Transparency.LEARN MOREThe Sentencing Project; The Pew Charitable Trusts; The U.S. Department of Justice; The Prison Policy Initiative

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Pollen Bots

Seasonal allergy sufferers, rejoice! Japanese scientists have deployed an army of anthropomorphic pollen sensors across the country in an...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7KOWMbjTy0Seasonal allergy sufferers, rejoice! Japanese scientists have deployed an army of anthropomorphic pollen sensors across the country in an effort to aid the 15 million Japanese allergic to pollen. These Pollen Bots' eyes change color depending on the pollen count so allergy sufferers can plan their outdoor activities accordingly. For those of us with hay fever, that's nothing to sneeze at.

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Adult Soap Box Derby

Before there was NASCAR, there was box car. Soap box derbies, at the peak of their popularity in the 1950s, provided all-American kids with an opportunity to mix engineering ingenuity with the need for speed. Today, enthusiastic adults raised on Mario Kart are reviving this wholesome tradition on the..

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JnPYe-dCh_0Before there was NASCAR, there was box car. Soap box derbies, at the peak of their popularity in the 1950s, provided all-American kids with an opportunity to mix engineering ingenuity with the need for speed. Today, enthusiastic adults raised on Mario Kart are reviving this wholesome tradition on the slopes of Mt. Tabor in Portland, Oregon. It's art on wheels, speeding down the side of a dormant volcano.

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