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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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Artificial Life

Artificial Life
Running time: 14:57
Are scientists on the verge of making living things from little more than dust?
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Asteroid

Asteroid
Running time: 2:49
Will a doomsday rock the size of the Rose Bowl hit Earth in 2036?
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Bird Brains

Bird Brains
Running time: 12:47
Clues to the origins of human language are turning up in the brains of birds.
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Capturing Carbon

Capturing Carbon
Running time: 12:06
An 8th-grader's science project prompts her scientist father to develop a new way to pull excess CO2 out of the atmosphere.
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CERN

CERN
Running time: 12:20
Beneath the Alps, the mother of all particle accelerators nears completion.
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Dark Matter

Dark Matter
Running time: 13:50
Turns out most of the universe is held together by a mysterious, invisible substance.
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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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Epigenetics

Epigenetics
Running time: 13:02
Our lifestyles and environment can change the way our genes are expressed, leading even identical twins to become distinct as they age.
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First Primates

First Primates
Running time: 13:04
Our most distant primate ancestors, which took the stage shortly after the dinosaurs left it, were tree-dwellers the size of mice.
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Fuel Cells

Fuel Cells
Running time: 13:32
Hydrogen fuel cell cars promise pollution-free driving, but will we see them anytime soon?
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