Featured Videos for the Week of October 20, 2014

Featured Videos for the Week of October 20, 2014

To feed your desire to learn something new every day, we've carefully curated a collection of fascinating videos for you to discover throughout the week. Curious about music's effect on your intelligence, why leaves change color in the autumn, the color of dinosaurs and more? Start exploring.

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Key Facts In This Video

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    Narwhal means "corpse whale." (0:16)

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    The Narwhal's signature "horn" is actually a tooth. (1:31)

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    Climate change is one of the biggest threats to the Narwhal's existence. (2:57)

02:12

Key Facts In This Video

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    Plants use photosynthesis to turn everyday elements like sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into food. (0:12)

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    Deciduous trees get their name from the Latin word for "fall off" due to the changing coloration of their leaves in the fall. (0:53)

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    Once trees cut off a leaf's food supply, a protective layer of loose fibers form at the leaf's base making it easy to detach. (1:33)

07:40

Key Facts In This Video

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    The word "music" comes from the Greek word for "art of the muses." (1:13)

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    Stimulating music causes a 15 minute boost in spacial reasoning. (3:26)

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    It takes about 10,000 hours of practice to have the potential for expert or maestro status. (6:58)

02:18

Key Facts In This Video

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    Alligators, crocodiles and birds are all descendants of dinosaurs. (0:21)

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    Melanosomes found in dinosaur fossils may give insight to a dinosaur's skin color. (1:09)

02:23

Key Facts In This Video

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    Springbok antelopes never need to drink water. (0:19)

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    Springbok antelopes can jump two meters high to warn others and confuse predators. This is called "pronking." (1:05)

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