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Full Episodes

How Smart Can We Get?

How Smart Can We Get?

See inside Einstein’s brain, boost your memory, meet post-injury savants, and more.

What Will the Future Be Like?

What Will the Future Be Like?

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

What Makes Us Human?

What Makes Us Human?

Find out if you’re part Neanderthal, what language may owe to tool-making, and more.

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.

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