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A Monumental Geology Lesson: VIDEO

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Washington D.C.'s monuments are gorgeous and It's Okay to Be Smart's resident smartypants Joe Hanson is about to offer you some related geological factoids with which you can impress your friends on your next visit to the nation's capital.

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How Big is the Solar System? - VIDEO

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PBS' resident smartpants Joe Hanson says it's so big our puny human brains can't really fathom it so he's out in the field (literally) with a grapefruit to show us its real size.

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And, in breaking planet news, Neptune has a new moon, its 14th!

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What the Heck is Wind? — VIDEO

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From whence come our soft breezes, gusts, and tornados?

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Joe Hanson Explains the Sweet, Sweet Pollination of Spring: VIDEO

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It's Okay to Be Smart's Joe Hanson offers up a springtime-worthy lecture on the birds and the bees, but mostly the bees.

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You Might Be Scared to Know How Many Microbes Are Crawling All Over Your Body: VIDEO

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But 'It's Okay to Be Smart' host Joe Hanson reassures us there's nothing to worry about, especially for those of you who like the smell of a ripe pit.

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The Auroras, Explained: VIDEO

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Joe Hanson of the new web show 'It's Okay to Be Smart' offers an awesome explanation of the Northern and Southern Lights, also known as the auroras, and lets you know how you might detect the sun's magnetic waves just by closing your eyes.

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If you missed his first episode called Life by the Numbers, catch it HERE.

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