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A large heart is cut out of a pink border. Within the heart, there are four heraldic banners depicting houses from the Harry Potter series. From left to right: a badger, a snake, a lion, and a bird.

Reading Fiction Can Make You Kinder And More Accepting

Though reading fiction is broadly understood to be something people do to escape from the “real world,” studies have shown that it can foster benevolent social behaviors — and there might be an evolutionary reason for this.

A green, two-dimensional brachiosaurus on a background of lined notebook paper. The animal is facing the right.

Life Finds a Way: How Scientists Could Revive Extinct Animals

Bringing back the wooly mammoth? It’s not just fodder for speculative fiction! In this animated short, Luis Martinez walks us through the theoretical process of restoring an extinct species with the scattered remains of its genetic material.

A simplified human form blushes heavily. A cross-section of their stomach is filled with a pale brown liquid.

‘Asian Glow’ Is The Body’s Warning To Avoid Alcohol

Those have the “Alcohol Flush Reaction” gene may notice their face turns a bright red hue after drinking alcohol. In this short animation, Joffea Burgos demonstrates how this symptom is triggered and “toasts” its purpose to warn individuals with this condition that they are more prone to alcohol-related diseases.

An animated coyote (left) and a camel (right) face each other on rolling sand dunes. Hovering above their heads is the word "H20," which is crossed out.

How Do Large Desert Animals Find Water?

Large wildlife have a more difficult time keeping cool and hydrated, and have adapted differently to survive in arid ecosystems. From coyotes to tortoises to camels, Owen Megura explains some unique survival tactics large animals have evolved in the harsh conditions of their desert habitat in this short animation.

An anthropomorphic ice crystal and water droplet hover in the sky among gusts of wind and scattered clouds.

The ‘Core Four’ Cloud Formations

Though no two clouds ever look the same, each fit into one of four different categories depending on their altitude, density, and temperature! patterns they might portend.

A green, two-dimensional brachiosaurus on a background of lined notebook paper. The animal is facing the right.

Life Finds a Way: How Scientists Could Revive Extinct Animals

Bringing back the wooly mammoth? It’s not just fodder for speculative fiction! In this animated short, Luis Martinez walks us through the theoretical process of restoring an extinct species with the scattered remains of its genetic material.

A simplified human form blushes heavily. A cross-section of their stomach is filled with a pale brown liquid.

‘Asian Glow’ Is The Body’s Warning To Avoid Alcohol

Those have the “Alcohol Flush Reaction” gene may notice their face turns a bright red hue after drinking alcohol. In this short animation, Joffea Burgos demonstrates how this symptom is triggered and “toasts” its purpose to warn individuals with this condition that they are more prone to alcohol-related diseases.

An animated coyote (left) and a camel (right) face each other on rolling sand dunes. Hovering above their heads is the word "H20," which is crossed out.

How Do Large Desert Animals Find Water?

Large wildlife have a more difficult time keeping cool and hydrated, and have adapted differently to survive in arid ecosystems. From coyotes to tortoises to camels, Owen Megura explains some unique survival tactics large animals have evolved in the harsh conditions of their desert habitat in this short animation.

An anthropomorphic ice crystal and water droplet hover in the sky among gusts of wind and scattered clouds.

The ‘Core Four’ Cloud Formations

Though no two clouds ever look the same, each fit into one of four different categories depending on their altitude, density, and temperature! patterns they might portend.

An animated outline of a prone human body with purple, green, and gray discoloration representing decay. On the upper-right corner, an animated timer with the hand pointed at 11:00 symbolizes the amount of time that has passed.

What Happens (To Our Bodies) After We Die

e is much speculation about what happens to our consciousness after we die — but there is no debate on what happens to the corpse we leave behind! From death to skeletonization, Amelia Fuentes presents an animated timeline of the various stages of decomposition of the human body.