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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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Visualizing Herd Immunity

We use lots and lots of mousetraps and ping-pong balls to show how this works.
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Inside the Lab That Invented the COVID-19 Vaccine

This is how to make a COVID-19 vaccine.
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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?
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8:57
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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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7:25
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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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2:13
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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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10:52
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Fly Through a Nebula 163,000 Light Years Away

Celebrating 30 years of the Hubble Space Telescope.
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Why the Heck Are We Ticklish?

Let’s dig into our evolutionary past to try and find an answer.
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Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer

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Greta Thunberg: A Year to Change the World

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COVID-19's Impact on Climate

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Reindeer Face Starvation

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