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Beyond the Elements: Indestructible

Glass so strong you can jump on it, rubber so tough it protects a clay pot dropped from 50 feet, endless varieties of plastic. Scientists and engineers have created virtually indestructible versions of common materials by manipulating the chains of interlocking atoms that give them strength—but have they made them too tough? Host David Pogue explores the fantastic chemistry behind the everyday.

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Looking for Life on Mars

NASA launches its most ambitious search yet for traces of ancient life on Mars.
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Secrets in our DNA

What can DNA testing companies reveal about our ancestry and health, and at what risk?
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CRISPR Gene-Editing Reality Check

CRISPR gene-editing technology is advancing quickly. What can it do now—and in the future?
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Beyond the Elements: Life

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.
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Beyond the Elements: Reactions

Discover the fascinating chemistry that makes our world and everything in it—including us.
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Can We Cool the Planet?

Scientists look to geoengineering and other methods to cool the planet.
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Touching the Asteroid

Spacecraft OSIRIS-REx attempts to grab a piece of an asteroid to bring it back to Earth.
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A to Z: How Writing Changed the World

The creation of printing, the first information technology, drove empires and revolutions.
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A to Z: The First Alphabet

The birth of writing and the first alphabet were among the world’s most vital inventions.
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Secret Mind of Slime

Meet slime molds: the brainless blobs that can learn, make decisions, and navigate mazes.
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