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Kitbull, a hand-drawn SparkShorts animation from Pixar

Kitbull is a new 2D animation from Pixar's experimental SparkShorts program. In the completely hand-drawn feature, a first for Pixar, a stray city kitten and an affectionate pit bull form an unlikely friendship in a n...

Roseate spoonbills in Florida’s St. Johns National Wildlife Refuge

With pale pink plumes, yellow-green heads, and red eyes, "the flamboyant roseate spoonbill looks like it came straight out of a Dr. Seuss book." Like flamingos, these birds are pink thanks to their diet: "Spoonbills e...

The powder that can turn sludge into clean drinking water

When people don't have access to clean drinking water, they can become ill or worse from water-borne bacteria and viruses, disease-causing microorganisms, and other pollutants. In DRINKING NASTY SWAMP WATER (to save t...

Beaver dams and wildfire, a stop-motion demonstration

How do beaver dams change and improve their ecosystems and build climate resilience? This stop-motion short by ecohydrologist Emily Fairfax demonstrates how beaver dams slow down and store water in ponds, creating wet...

Right On Tracks: Music videos that encourage kindness, inclusion, and empathy

"A series of songs to inspire a generation of good," Right On Tracks are four message-driven music videos for kids that hearken back to the days of the 1970s-era SchoolHouse Rock series. The project, powered by Cheeri...

Tigers 101

What makes some tigers white? How many tigers are left in the wild? And why do they have webbed feet? Learn some surprising facts about the remaining six subspecies of tigers, the largest cats on the planet, in this t...

Earth’s Hydrosphere and Geosphere + Weathering and Erosion

How do the geosphere and hydrosphere interact and work together? How do water and dirt work together to support life on Earth? In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina Cruz explains how rain, waterfalls, rivers, ...

NASA’s Opportunity Rover completes its mission on Mars

From its landing on Mars on January 24, 2004 to the mission's end, announced on February 13, 2019, NASA's Opportunity rover has been a wonder of space exploration. For almost 15 years, the golf-cart-size explorer trek...

How are coins made at The Royal Mint?

How are coins pressed from shiny discs of malleable metal at The Royal Mint? Nickel-brass alloy, graphite, sulfuric acid, ball bearings, heat, water, and a factory full of machines prepare these blanks before engraved...

What did a baby T-Rex look like?

What did a baby T-Rex look like? And what evidence do we have to help figure that out? In preparation for T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, an American Museum of Natural History exhibition, AMNH experts used cutting-edge...