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“There’s this window of time that they’re forming meaning around what just happened and if you can meet them in that window, and you can help shape the messages that they tell themselves, you can go and change the world.”

— Adelle Archer
Ending world hunger: Can data pave the way? 7:33
The mission to end world hunger is one of today’s most pressing challenges. Here’s how big data is helping solve it.
How robots could end animal captivity in zoos and marine parks 7:45
Could robotic dolphins help marine parks become more humane spaces where people can learn about and connect with nature?
Door-to-door vaccination campaign reaches the most vulnerable 3:20
An equitable door-to-door vaccination campaign might be just what it takes to help the U.S.’s most vulnerable communities fight COVID-19.
Is DMT the best new treatment for depression? 7:08
Psychedelic therapy could bring the ancient healing powers of drugs like DMT into mental health clinics.
Series | Hard Reset
Murder-free chicken nuggets: Real meat grown in a lab 7:16
Would you eat lab-grown chicken meat? This Singapore restaurant is the first to serve cell-cultured meat to diners.
Inside the world of a robotic surgeon 5:48
Many of the world’s top surgeons are learning first-hand what they can do with surgical robots — and it’s unlocking a new era in health care.
‘Liquid Death’ canned water — a thrilling alternative to plastic 06:37
Liquid Death is shifting consumer mindsets toward canned water through radically imaginative marketing that is frightening to some, but entertaining to most.
Biohackers take aim at big pharma’s stranglehold on insulin 5:55
These biohackers plan to give away their instructions for how to make insulin for free.
The CEO of Axon on building safer weapons 05:50
After a tragic loss, Rick Smith wanted to find a way to help end gun violence, and in 1993 he brought the TASER device to the market. 30 years later, he believes they’re closer than ever to “making the bullet obsolete…”
Series | Hard Reset
How mirrors could power the planet… and prevent wars 09:28
If adopted globally, concentrated solar power could make major waves in manufacturing, not to mention prevent wars over oil and mitigate climate change.
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Coexisting with AI
TV shows train AI to predict human behavior
Algorithms are learning to guess what you’ll do next by analyzing shows like “The Office.”
AI helps scientists discover powerful new antibiotic
Using a computer model powered by artificial intelligence, researchers at MIT have identified several promising candidates for powerful new antibiotics.
Series | Challengers
Can AI solve our biggest problems? 6:06
Vicarious believes smart machines could solve virtually every problem humans can’t.
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What pandemic nostalgia tells us about how memory works

The complex reality of remembering is anything but objective.

What pandemic nostalgia tells us about how memory works

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Hacking Biology
Biohackers take aim at big pharma’s stranglehold on insulin 5:55
These biohackers plan to give away their instructions for how to make insulin for free.
Printing embedded tech in artificial skin just got easier
Stanford researchers present new chemical method for mass-producing stretchable transistor arrays that can be printed in artificial skin.
Original Series

How do we rebulid the world from scratch and reimagine everything from first principles?

Harnessing Psychedelics
Is DMT the best new treatment for depression? 7:08
Psychedelic therapy could bring the ancient healing powers of drugs like DMT into mental health clinics.
Yale study: magic mushrooms may grow connections between brain cells
A single dose of psilocybin caused increased growth in neuron-connecting dendritic spines in mice.
Ketamine infusion: What it's like and how it works
Ketamine infusion therapy takes the anesthetic from dance floors to depression clinics. But how does the drug work, and what is it like?
MDMA for PTSD just crushed its phase 3 trial
Results from the first phase 3 trial of using MDMA for PTSD along with talk therapy found the drug to be effective.
Long Reads

Stories focused on interesting solutions to big problems. 

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Will these lab-made viruses prevent a pandemic?
Previously blacklisted gain-of-function mutation experiments are back, and they’re being used to fight the next major pandemic.
4 people in the world have a mysterious dementia. Could it hold a key to Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.
The construction robots building space colonies
Sending construction robots into outer space will help pave the way for human exploration, but there are some real challenges that lie ahead.
The next pandemic is out there. Is the private sector ready?
Johns Hopkins’ simulated, international catastrophe is helping business, government, and public health leaders improve global pandemic preparedness.
Should we genetically engineer carbon-hungry trees?
Genetically modified trees that are designed to grow faster and store more carbon could help reverse climate change.
Can seaweed save the planet?
A Maine startup is growing vast quantities of seaweed and then burying them at the bottom of the ocean to sequester carbon for carbon offsets.