A brief history of chess - Alex Gendler

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Trace the storied history of the game of chess, from its origins in 7th century India to the computer software we use today.

How Can We Wipe Out ALL Of The Mosquitoes?

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Is there an effective and safe way to get rid of mosquitoes?

The secret student resistance to Hitler - Iseult Gillespie

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Learn the story of the WWII student resistance group, called the White Rose, fighting against Hitler in Nazi Germany.

Plastic Waste Along the Ganges | National Geographic

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The Ganges is the world's second most polluted river. It's the epicenter of the plastic pollution crisis. Partner content for Alliance to End Plastic Waste.

Could The US Citizens Fight Off The US Military?

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Today we are revolting against the government, and the military has come to shut us down.

The mysterious origins of life on Earth

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Where on Earth did life begin? Explore the hydrothermal vents in Earth’s crust as simple compounds gave way to complex life.

Why the Future of Cars is Electric

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Electric cars are now ready to take over thanks to advances in battery technology and their inherent benefits: torque, handling, maintenance.

From pacifist to spy: WWII’s surprising secret agent - Shrabani Basu

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Learn about the life of World War II spy Noor Inayat Khan and how she worked with the French Resistance to build the network that defeated the Nazis.

Our Solar Eclipse Sunset Adventure in Argentina

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We used Dr. Telepun's "Solar Eclipse Timer" to figure out our exact contact times.

Most Hardcore Soldier: Spartan

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What was life like for a Spartan solider in ancient Greece? Was it anything like the movie "300"? In today's educational cartoon we are going back to the ancient times to look at how the warrior Spartans lived.

Google Earth For The Classroom

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Google Earth is a web based 3D virtual globe that presents the world’s geographic information ranging from natural sciences to social sciences, history, art, and engineering in a geospatial context.

What If We Burned All Trash on Earth?

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With Starbucks banning plastic straws and zero waste on trend, is the solution to plastic pollution and climate change burning all the trash?

Fireflies Put on a Spectacular Mating Dance | Short Film Showcase

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Every year, hundreds of thousands of fireflies begin their mating dance in the pine forests of Mexico. Filmmaker Blake Congdon captured this incredible phenomenon as never before seen.

What If The Internet Was A Country?

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The internet is an incredible (and scary) place! What happens if it becomes a digital country?

Is the EU Democratic? Does Your Vote Matter?

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Being a citizen of the European Union means that many aspects of our lives are regulated by a weird entity. It feels like a huge bureaucracy is making decisions over our heads. How democratic is the EU really and does your vote actually affect anything?

What If Earth Only Had One Season?

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Everyone loves the summer season, but what if it was gone? What if Earth only experienced winter?

Why Is Lyme Disease Getting Worse?

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Lyme disease is spreading like wildfire around the world.

What If We Detonated All Nuclear Bombs at Once?

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What happens if we make a huge pile from all 15,000 nuclear bombs and pull the trigger? And what happens if we make an even bigger pile?

Why Your Newsfeed SUCKS

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Seriously, if you can't tell if something on the internet is fact or fiction, tag @MediaWise

Sausage and Lentils

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Back in Italy with Jamie’s Great Italian Escape! In this episode Jamie tries to get donations for the oldest herb garden in Italy, which is based at a Monastery in Lazio.

What’s the smallest thing in the universe?

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If you were to take a coffee cup, and break it in half, then in half again, and keep carrying on, where would you end up?