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Before people came to Monterey Bay to watch fish, they came here...
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Before people came to Monterey Bay to watch fish, they came here to catch them. And they caught a LOT of one fish: the sardine. But when you empty one species out of the ocean, bad things can happen. 

In the newest video from jtotheizzoe and It’s Okay To Be Smart, learn how one Monterey Bay scientist, with the help of his friend John Steinbeck, changed how we view our relationship with nature and helped give birth to the field of ecology.

Be sure to watch Big Blue Live on PBS starting Monday, Aug. 31 at 8p ET & 8p PT.

And subscribe to It’s Okay To Be Smart from PBS Digital Studios. 

Repost from @kqedscience: #Chameleons don't change color to match their environment; it’s just the opposite. How do they do it? By manipulating tiny crystals in their skin. Now, UC Berkeley researchers are on a quest to create synthetic chameleon skin inspired by these reptiles’ uncanny ability. Watch our new #DeepLook video "Nature's Mood Rings: How Chameleons Really Change Color" by clicking on the link in our bio (@kqedscience).
NOVA NEXT: Modular ARC fusion reactor promises...
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NOVA NEXT:Modular ARC fusion reactorpromises to be a science powerhouse

All that ever seems to separate fusion power from reality is 20 years and tens of billions of dollars.

But a new proposal from MIT fusion scientists for a working fusion power plant may change at least one part of that equation.

The so-called ARC reactor—a thinly veiled nod to the diminutive device built by comic book character and fictional MIT alumnus Tony Stark (aka Iron Man)—stands for “affordable, robust, and compact.”

Such a great 🐬🐳🐋 video from our friend Joe Hanson, the host of It's Okay To Be Smart. Go watch it now! And some fun news: Joe is our Digital Host for Big Blue Live, so be on the lookout for a whole lot of awesomeness and Periscopes from #PBS accounts! Repost from @jtotheizzoe: Check out my new video all about #whales, part of #BigBlueLive from @pbsofficial and @bbcearth! I make and no apologies for the orca-sional use of bad puns. Link in my profile! 🐳🐋🐬 @montereybayaquarium
Local #PBS station @KQEDofficial is #OnLocation with us now at @montereybayaquarium for #BigBlueLive! They set up quite the photo opp with a cutout picture of Kit the #otter, so naturally we had to stop by and grab a pic with them! 📷 Don't miss the premiere on PBS at 8PM ET & PT. 🐟🐙🐳🐬🐋🐠
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Chameleons don’t change color to match their environment; it’s just the opposite. How do they do it? By manipulating tiny crystals in their skin. Now, UC Berkeley researchers are on a quest to create synthetic chameleon skin inspired by these reptiles’ uncanny ability. Watch the latest Deep Look to find out how, from kqedscience and pbsdigitalstudios!

todaysdocument: Women’s Equality Day Established in 1971 by...
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Bastille Day spells prison for sixteen suffragettes who picketed the White House. Miss Julia Hurlbut of Morristown, New Jersey, leading National Archives Identifier: 533766

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Suffragists picket the White House. Photo shows suffragists, carrying banner, on picket duty at the east entrance of the White House National Archives Identifier: 533771

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Suffragists picket the White House. Photo shows women suffragists from several states on picket duty in front of the White House National Archives Identifier: 533778

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Women’s Equality Day

Established in 1971 by Representative Bella Abzug (NY) through a Joint Resolution of Congress, Women’s Equality Day is observed on August 26 to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted women the right to vote in 1920.

Achieving this milestone required a lengthy and difficult struggle; victory took decades of agitation and protest. Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffrage supporters lectured, wrote, marched, lobbied, and practiced civil disobedience to achieve what many Americans considered a radical change of the Constitution. Few early supporters lived to see final victory in 1920.

Find more photos of early suffragists in the National Archives Catalog.

Read more about the struggles of early suffragists at Prologue: Pieces of History

🐬🐙🐠🐋 We're officially #OnLocation in #Monterey for #BigBlueLive and are having a #whale of a time with our friends, @BBCEarth, @BBCOne, @MontereyBayAquarium, @NOAASanctuaries & @KQEDofficial! Make sure to tune in to #BBC tomorrow 8/27 and 8/30, and on #PBS beginning August 31st.
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