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Full Episodes

What's The Next Big Thing?

What's The Next Big Thing?

Greet the future: social robots, a "smart" electric grid & microbes that make diesel fuel.

Where Did We Come From?

Where Did We Come From?

Explore the origin of our solar system and the start of life itself.

How Smart Are Animals?

How Smart Are Animals?

Dogs, dolphins, parrots and even octopuses (mere mollusks!) may be smarter than you think.

How Does the Brain Work?

How Does the Brain Work?

Explore the psychology of magic tricks, magnetic wands, artificial intelligence, and more.

Clips

Viewing H.M.'s Brain

Viewing H.M.'s Brain

Neuroscientist Jacopo Annese prepares H.M.’s brain for further study.

Cooking with Chemicals

Cooking with Chemicals

Chefs are turning to the chemical cabinet to create new dishes.

Criminal Minds: Born or Made?

Criminal Minds: Born or Made?

Scientists are using neuroimaging and genetic testing to uncover biological aggression.

New Photos of Einstein’s Brain

New Photos of Einstein’s Brain

Recently released brain images could provide new clues as to what made Einstein so smart.

Previews

What Will the Future Be Like? Preview

What Will the Future Be Like? Preview

Meet the people building tomorrow’s robots, mind-reading machines, and more.

How Smart Can We Get? Preview

How Smart Can We Get? Preview

See inside Einstein’s brain, learn how to boost your memory, meet people who became savant