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This is a show about science. But it's probably not about science the way you're used to it. Hosted by Joe Hanson, author of the science blog, It's Okay to be Smart. Part of the PBS Digital Studios network.

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Inside the Lab That Invented the COVID-19 Vaccine

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The Shocking Truth About Ben Franklin and the Kite

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Doomsday Machines

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How Science Defines A Year

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Is There Life on Earth?

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How Ocean Currents Work (and How We Are Breaking Them)

This could have devastating effects on our future.
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Visualizing Herd Immunity

We use lots and lots of mousetraps and ping-pong balls to show how this works.
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Why Do We Lie?
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Why Do We Lie?

Explore why we lie if we’re supposed to be the most socially developed species on Earth?
Season 8 Episode 26
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Inside the Lab That Invented the COVID-19 Vaccine

This is how to make a COVID-19 vaccine.
Season 8 Episode 24
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The Shocking Truth About Ben Franklin and the Kite

Do you know the true story of how his famous experiment changed the world?
Season 8 Episode 23
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How the Pandemic Has Distorted Our Sense of Time

Let’s learn about how our brains keep track of and try to make sense of time.
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COVID-19 & Mask Myths DEBUNKED!

Addressing a few of the most common myths & misunderstandings using scientific evidence.
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How Well Do Masks Work?

Wearing a mask is a cheap and easy way to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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How Did Giant Pterosaurs Fly?

No flying animal alive today comes close to their huge size.
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How Evolution Made COVID-19 Our Perfect Enemy

Evolution has given us the gifts we need to survive this difficult time. Here's how.
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