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Social Studies

1918 Flu

1918 Flu
Running time: 12:52
A virus that killed up to 50 million people is brought back to life to decipher its deadliness.
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Aging

Aging
Running time: 12:37
Will research into "longevity genes" help us live longer and healthier lives?
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Emergence

Emergence
Running time: 11:45
How does the "intelligence" of an ant colony or the stock market arise out of the simple actions of its members?
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Kryptos

Kryptos
Running time: 11:52
A coded sculpture at CIA headquarters has yet to be fully broken.
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Little People of Flores

Little People of Flores
Running time: 11:39
The remains of three-foot-tall humans are discovered on a remote Indonesian island.
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Maya

Maya
Running time: 13:38
NASA archeologists use satellites to pinpoint ancient ruins buried deep in the jungle.
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Mirror Neurons

Mirror Neurons
Running time: 13:50
Discover the role mirror neurons may play in human actions and interactions and find out how scientists think mirror neurons work.
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Obesity

Obesity
Running time: 12:01
Examine the biology behind the compulsion to eat.
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Pandemic Flu

Pandemic Flu
Running time: 6:23
Will the virus that causes bird flu develop the ability to move from person to person?
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Papyrus

Papyrus
Running time: 9:01
Scraps of writings from a garbage dump in ancient Egypt reveal what life was like 2,000 years ago.
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Personal DNA Testing

Personal DNA Testing
Running time: 12:00
Genetic testing to assess risk factors for a handful of serious illnesses is now commercially available. But is it a good idea?
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Profile: Erich Jarvis

Profile: Erich Jarvis
Running time: 12:22
The work of neuroscientist Erich Jarvis demonstrates the power of open-mindedness in the lab.
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Profile: James McLurkin

Profile: James McLurkin
Running time: 9:45
Meet MIT graduate student James McLurkin, a robotics engineer who plans his busy life so that he can "do it all."
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Sleep

Sleep
Running time: 12:48
Why do we need sleep? Part of the answer may be to strengthen memories.
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Stem Cells

Stem Cells
Running time: 14:40
What are they, and how do we find a balance between hope for cures and respect for life?
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