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The Robotic Moment: What Happens When We Talk to Machines?

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Machines have no friendship to offer, and yet we persist in the desire for conversation, companionship, and even communion with the inanimate. Has the simulation of empathy become empathy enough? The simulation of communion, communion enough? We are at the robotic moment not because we have made robots that are ready to be our companions but because we are willing to be theirs. Continue


How Science Changed Sleep Forever

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The Good Stuff
PBS


Craig talks with the father of sleep medicine, William C. Dement, about the discovery of REM sleep, its connection to dreaming, and how that breakthrough revolutionized the science of sleep! What is REM Sleep? What are the different sleep stages? What is sleep science? What is sleep medicine? How do we dream? Continue


How brain stimulation helped Miles O'Brien land a helicopter

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PBS NewsHour
PBS


Science correspondent Miles O'Brien tests the effectiveness of transcranial brain stimulation by performing a tricky helicopter landing with and without a jolt to the brain. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues July 30th

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PBS Presents
PBS


Join the search for clues to the fate of an orphaned rhinoceros brought up in a wildlife vet’s home on MY WILD AFFAIR. Come face-to-face with the previously unknown reptilian rulers of prehistoric Australia on NOVA's "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Monsters" and join Joy and Mark in Australia to uncover the reproductive secrets of the pouch-wearing marsupials on SEX IN THE WILD. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues July 16th

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PBS Presents
PBS


Learn how the death of a baby elephant led to the rescue of more than 150 elephant orphans on MY WILD AFFAIR. Travel with Richard Smith to meet the cast in the first scenes of the great drama of life on earth on NOVA's "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Awakening," and travel to Africa to explore the unique reproduction challenges of the largest animal on land on SEX IN THE WILD. Continue


Amy Cuddy: Turning the Power Back On

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Amy Cuddy is a Social Psychologist and Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. She studies body language and how it impacts our sense of power and confidence. She also made one of the most watched TED Talks in the history of forever and was named one of Time magazines "Game Changers." When she takes off her lab coat, Amy puts on her dance shoes. Continue


Science & Natural History | 2014 | PBS

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PBS Presents
PBS


PBS shares the most exciting and inspiring stories that provide the answers that curious minds crave. Continue


St.Elsewhere "Got it Right"

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Pioneers of Television
PBS


"St.Elsewhere" was the first show to portray medical procedures and the high pressure life of medical professionals accurately. Continue


Think Wednesday - Tease

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PBS
PBS


Wednesdays on PBS brings the most exciting and inspiring stories that curious families crave. Join Nature, NOVA, and Your Inner Fish for stories of friendship, compassion, and life. Think Wednesday, Think PBS. Starts Wednesday April 9th at 8/7c Continue


Animal Minds: Dogs Preview

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NOVA
PBS


How do dogs, sharks, dolphins, or birds experience the world? Airing April 16, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


What Science Tells Us about Beating Addiction

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Aspen Ideas Festival
PBS


Addiction has been scientifically established as a disease, not an absence of willpower. Neuroscientists are studying how drugs of abuse alter the brain, animal models are guiding us to new knowledge at the molecular level, and genetic tests are helping to distinguish many forms of addiction. Continue


Herpes and the Brain

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Gross Science
PBS


Herpes is probably hiding in your nerve cells right now. Continue


Test Your Implicit Bias with Science

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Independent Lens
PBS


In conjunction with the new documentary American Denial, take the famous Implicit Association Test which measures one's level of unconscious bias. The test, which has been taken by more than two million people, reveals that even the most consciously tolerant of us may hold prejudices, and while you may be surprised by the results, you’ll be in good company. Continue


Think Wednesday Continues July 23rd

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PBS Presents
PBS


Delve into the story of an orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus on MY WILD AFFAIR. See how life stormed the beaches and came to dominate planet Earth on NOVA'S "Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Life Explodes" and journey to Borneo with Joy and Mark to explore the reproduction challenges of our orangutan cousins on SEX IN THE WILD. Continue


Amy Cuddy: More Questions on Power Posing

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Amy Cuddy is a Social Psychologist and Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. She studies body language and how it impacts our sense of power and confidence. She also made one of the most watched TED Talks in the history of forever and was named one of Time magazines "Game Changers." When she takes off her lab coat, Amy puts on her dance shoes. Continue


Amy Cuddy: 30 Seconds on Power Poses

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Secret Life of Scientists
PBS


Amy Cuddy is a Social Psychologist and Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School. She studies body language and how it impacts our sense of power and confidence. She also made one of the most watched TED Talks in the history of forever and was named one of Time magazines "Game Changers." When she takes off her lab coat, Amy puts on her dance shoes. Continue


Dolphin Mirror

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NOVA
PBS


Research suggests that dolphins can recognize themselves in the mirror. Continue


Howie Mandel on "St. Elsewhere"

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Pioneers of Television
PBS


When standup comedian Howie Mandel auditioned for "St. Elsewhere," he thought he was trying out for his dream gig: a sitcom. Continue


Animal Minds: Smartest Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Explore the social lives of some of the smartest animals on the planet. Airing April 23, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


Animal Minds: Birds Preview

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NOVA
PBS


Birds that craft tools and pick locks are rewriting the rules of animal intelligence. Airing April 9, 2014 at 9 pm on PBS Continue


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