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What Gives the Morpho Butterfly Its Magnificent Blue | Deep Look

What does it mean to be blue? The wings of a Morpho butterfly are some of the most brilliant structures in nature, and yet they contain no blue pigment -- they harness the physics of light at the nanoscale. Learn more about these butterflies: http://goo.gl/dGo5XE

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17 Jun 2015

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How Electric Light Changed the Night | Deep Look

Artificial light makes the modern world possible. But not all kinds of light are good for us. Electric light has fundamentally altered our lives, our bodies and the very nature of our sleep.SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/8NwXqt

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17 Jun 2015

Rank #2

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What Gall! The Crazy Cribs of Parasitic Wasps | Deep Look

Plenty of animals build their homes in oak trees. But some very teeny, tricky wasps make the tree do all the work. "What nerve!" you might say. What… gall! And you'd be right. They're called gall-inducers. And each miniature mansion the trees build for the wasps' larvae is weirder and more flamboyant than the next.SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/8NwXqtEven more gall-waspy goodness in the form of a blog post can be found here: http://blogs.kqed.org/science/2014/11...Created by KQED Public Media in San Francisco and presented by PBS Digital Studios.

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17 Jun 2015

Rank #3

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In the Race for Life, Which Human Embryos Make It | Deep Look

Every one of us started out as an embryo, but only a few early embryos – about one in three – grow into a baby. Researchers are unlocking the mysteries of our embryonic clock and helping patients who are struggling to get pregnant.SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/8NwXqt

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17 Jun 2015

Rank #4

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The Amazing Life of Sand | Deep Look

There's a story in every grain of sand: tales of life and death, fire and water. If you scooped up a handful of sand from every beach, you'd have a history of the world sifting through your fingers. From mountain boulders to the shells of tiny ocean creatures, follow the journey that sand takes through thousands of years across entire continents to wind up stuck between your toes.SUBSCRIBE: http://goo.gl/8NwXqt

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17 Jun 2015

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