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Greet the future: social robots, a "smart" electric grid & microbes that make diesel fuel.
Explore the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself.
Dogs, dolphins, parrots and even octopuses (mere mollusks!) may be smarter than you think.
Explore the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands, artificial intelligence, and more.
See artificial organs, suspended animation, genes that impact aging, and lifelike avatars.
See new space suits, foods, plasma rockets, and meet a Mars rover driver.
Season 4: Episode 8
Season 4: Episode 6
Neuroscientist Jacopo Annese prepares H.M.’s brain for further study.
Chefs are turning to the chemical cabinet to create new dishes.
Scientists are using neuroimaging and genetic testing to uncover biological aggression.
Recently released brain images could provide new clues as to what made Einstein so smart.
The science of Haptics allows us to “touch” objects in a virtual world.
New augmented realitytechnologies could redefine how we communicate and search the web.
Slime molds may be brainless, but they aren’t stupid.
Watch David Pogue shake his moneymaker like a honeybee.
Meet the people building tomorrow’s robots, mind-reading machines, and more.
See inside Einstein’s brain, learn how to boost your memory, meet people who became savant
Explore the genetics behind criminal minds, the latest in lie detection, and more.
Probe animal morality, the “swarm intelligence” of a beehive, and more.
Find out if you’re part Neanderthal, about the evolution of laughter, and more.
Learn about the neuroscience of taste, what makes a Thanksgiving turkey savory, and more.
Premiering Fall 2012
Premiering February 23, 2011 on PBS