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Wanted: America’s Most Inspiring Dreamers

Wanted: America’s Most Inspiring Dreamers

50 years ago today, Martin Luther King inspired a nation with his I Have A Dream Speech. What if Martin Luther King was never allowed to put his revolutionary dream into action, stifled by an educational climate that promotes conformity, efficiency, and standardization?

August 28, 2013 — Scott Barry Kaufman
How Does That Crazy Camouflage Octopus Disappear? [Video]

How Does That Crazy Camouflage Octopus Disappear? [Video]

The vanishing octopus is back. This stunning cephalopod, caught on video by Roger Hanlon, a senior scientist at the Woods Hole Marine Biological Laboratory, has been making the rounds online again.

September 18, 2013 — Katherine Harmon Courage
The Turtle with Human Eyes

The Turtle with Human Eyes

At first glance, most eyes look the same. There’s a small opening through which light passes. That light goes through the transparent liquid behind the lens and strikes the retina, a thin film of light-sensitive nerve cells that line the back of the eye.

March 19, 2014 — Jason G. Goldman

What Is Vertigo? [Video]

  // Learn what causes dizziness in this new video from Scientific American‘s Instant Egghead series. In this short movie, I explain how your inner ears work to help you balance, orient yourself and see what’s around you in a stable fashion.

May 12, 2014 — Ingrid Wickelgren

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