From sushi to samurai, misty mountains to modern metropolises, and prayer ceremonies to pop concerts, explore the compelling contrasts of Japan in 360-degree video on Discovery VR.
Trace and Amy get their DNA test results, and we talk to an expert about how scientists actually get genetic information out of DNA.
The meter is the world’s ultimate measure, but how did it become “the” meter? What is this measurement based on? The story of this revolution in measurement traces its roots to the French Revolution. Scientists decided that an equal and united people should have equal and united measures. So they sent a pair of young astronomers out to measure the world, and invent the meter. Little did they know they’d find nothing but war, deception, and strife along the way. As a result of this ill-fated mission, the meter carries an error that still persists today. Still think the metric system is so perfect?
You have your mom’s smile, your dad’s eyes, and the ear muscles of a Triassic mammal.
How did St. Valentine become associated with love and romance? Get the full story behind the holiday.
What’s your sign? In Western astrology, it’s a constellation determined by when your birthday falls in the calendar. But according to the Chinese zodiac (生肖), it’s your shuxiang, meaning the animal assigned to your birth year.