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Sat., September 5, 2015
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

What Makes Us Human?  

In the Season 6 premiere, David Pogue examines the evolutionary roots of those traits that separate humans from other species. He also investigates what may have happened to the Neanderthals and undergoes a test to see if he has any Neanderthal DNA. Also: the story of Ethiopian paleoanthropologist Zeresenay Alemseged, who discovered the fossil bones of Selam, a 3.3 million-year-old human ancestor who is often called "Lucy's baby."

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Sat., September 12, 2015
3:00 pm
(60 minutes)

Can Science Stop Crime?  

Crime science and technology are examined. Included: detecting clues that are held by a corpse; discerning a suspect's fabrications by looking inside his or her brain; and tracking the development of a psychopath's mind. Also: the ease with which criminals can hijack almost anything, including laptops, pacemakers and cars.