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00:02:20
NOAA Chief Scientist Steve Hammond and Okeanos Commander Joe Pica introduce us to the capabilities of the new NOAA research vessel, the Okeanos Explorer, as it sets out on its maiden voyage to Indonesia. ROV footage and maps courtesy of NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research.

00:05:08
Annette Young Smith, along with her neighbors, transformed a littered patch of grass and weeds on a median strip in San Francisco's Bayview District into a lush neighborhood garden full of decorative and edible plants.

00:06:18
Whether it's giant pumpkins or gorgeous orchids, people lavish attention upon these botanical marvels in the hopes of creating award-winning specimens. Orchid enthusiasts Trudy Hadler and Ray Vickers-Traft divulge why they devote themselves to cultivating for competition.

00:05:16
Animals are a source of energy-rich food even after they die. Here we can see beetles, flies, bacteria, and other organisms feasting on carcasses.

00:05:17
Watch the process of a deceased monitor lizard providing energy for other organisms to live in this time-lapse video. Look for this exhibit in the museum, upstairs in the Traits of Life area.

00:23:38
Get a special sneak peek at the Exploratorium's lab. Living Systems' Caitlin Johnson shares this space where public is not allowed. Today's Live from the Lab highlights the museum's "warm room," where plants are grown, eggs are incubated, and zebrafish are farmed. Th Exploratorium's lab is an unusual museum feature, allowing a greater variety of programs and exhibits about biology.

00:13:11
Staff educator Tory Brady performs a bit of theater, demonstrating the roles of the star players in the immune system.

00:01:54
The Exploratorium TV crew caught up with Exploratorium Living Systems director, Dr. Kristina Yu, at After Dark: Sexplorations. Kristina confirmed it for us—sex is all around us, all the time.

00:07:37
TI staff biologist Karen Kalumuck busts some of the myths about taste, and presents a few fun activities for the classroom.

00:11:02
TI staff biologist Karen Kalumuck breaks down the news about the mysterious ailment afflicting our country’s bees. Why does it matter, and what can we do about it?