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  • Premiered: Mar 1974
  • Episodes: 951
  • Followers: 298
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Season 48
48x1
Secrets in Our DNA
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Air date
Jan 13, 2021
The value of DNA testing and the risks of entrusting this private data to commercial enterprises and online databases.
48x2
Beyond the Elements: Reactions
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Air date
Feb 03, 2021
Host David Pogue dives into the transformative world of chemical reactions, from the complex formula that produces cement to the single reaction that’s allowed farmers to feed a global .. show full overview
48x3
Beyond the Elements: Indestructible
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Feb 10, 2021
David Pogue explores the fantastic chemistry behind the everyday materials we depend on, and how the quest for durability can be balanced with products’ environmental impact.
48x4
Beyond the Elements: Life
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Air date
Feb 17, 2021
David Pogue investigates the surprising molecules that allowed life on Earth to begin, and ultimately thrive. Along the way, he finds out what we’re all made of—literally.
48x5
Looking for Life on Mars
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Air date
Feb 24, 2021
NASA launches its most ambitious hunt for traces of life on Mars, landing a car-sized rover in a rocky, ancient river delta. The rover will stow samples for possible return to Earth and .. show full overview
48x6
Picture a Scientist
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Apr 14, 2021
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48x7
Reef Rescue
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Apr 21, 2021
Coral reefs are not just beautiful, they are also home to over a quarter of all marine life and are crucial to human societies around the globe. But as the climate changes and oceanic .. show full overview
48x8
Fighting for Fertility
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May 12, 2021
Meet people struggling with infertility and the challenges of assisted reproduction.
48x9
Hindenburg: The New Evidence
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May 19, 2021
80 years after the world’s largest airship ignited in a giant fireball, newly discovered footage sparks a reinvestigation of what exactly caused the Hindenburg disaster.
48x10
Great Electric Airplane Race
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Air date
May 26, 2021
Will electric planes replace polluting airliners and lead to flying taxis in our cities?
48x11
Ship That Changed the World
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Jun 02, 2021
As we excavate a 500-year-old wreck, learn the secrets behind history’s great ships.
48x12
High-Risk High-Rise
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Air date
Sep 08, 2021
Can skyscrapers be made safer, more efficient, and livable in our rapidly growing cities?

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