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Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What Keeps Satellites From Falling Out of the Sky?
Ask Smithsonian: What Keeps Satellites From Falling Out of the Sky? (1:05)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Does Acupuncture Work?
Ask Smithsonian: Does Acupuncture Work? (1:00)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Do Taste Buds Work?
Ask Smithsonian: How Do Taste Buds Work? (1:13)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What’s a Stone Baby?
Ask Smithsonian: What’s a Stone Baby? (1:07)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Do People Get Phobias?
Ask Smithsonian: How Do People Get Phobias? (1:28)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: Five False ‘Facts’ About the Human Body
Ask Smithsonian: Five False ‘Facts’ About the Human Body (1:30)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: What’s Up With Willpower and Why Don’t I Have It?
Ask Smithsonian: What’s Up With Willpower and Why Don’t I Have It? (1:25)
Preview thumbnail for video'Ask Smithsonian: How Do Vaccines Work?
Ask Smithsonian: How Do Vaccines Work? (1:18)
Preview thumbnail for video'A Checklist That Might Tell If You're a Psychopath
A Checklist That Might Tell If You're a Psychopath (2:06)
Preview thumbnail for video'Mesmerizing: Pufferfish Twirling in Bubble Lassos
Mesmerizing: Pufferfish Twirling in Bubble Lassos (1:41)
Preview thumbnail for video'Watch a Determined Cheetah Mother Search for Her Lost Cubs
Watch a Determined Cheetah Mother Search for Her Lost Cubs (3:40)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Puerto Rico's Killer Bees Stopped Killing
Why Puerto Rico's Killer Bees Stopped Killing (4:35)
Preview thumbnail for video'Why Warm Blood Is Better Than Cold Blood
Why Warm Blood Is Better Than Cold Blood (3:16)
Preview thumbnail for video'Alaska’s Glaciers Take Up More Space Than All of West Virginia
Alaska’s Glaciers Take Up More Space Than All of West Virginia (4:02)
Preview thumbnail for video'Here's Why Our Brains Trick Us Into Seeing Things
Here's Why Our Brains Trick Us Into Seeing Things (2:49)
Preview thumbnail for video'This Bee Works 50 Times Harder Than the Honey Bee
This Bee Works 50 Times Harder Than the Honey Bee (1:55)
Preview thumbnail for video'You've Never Seen This Many Sharks in One Place
You've Never Seen This Many Sharks in One Place (3:20)
Preview thumbnail for video'You Do Not Want to Get Tased by This Eel
You Do Not Want to Get Tased by This Eel (2:04)
Preview thumbnail for video'How Waves Could Have Created the Loch Ness Monster
How Waves Could Have Created the Loch Ness Monster (2:47)
Preview thumbnail for video'Astounding Facts About Crocodile Eyes
Astounding Facts About Crocodile Eyes (3:36)