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The 21st century could see humans return to space in a way that utterly transcends our 20th century travels. We may return to the moon, visit Mars for the first time, and explore asteroids.

From satellites that fit in the palm of your hand, to a 3D printer that works in zero gravity, to the group of engineers who are building the low-Earth-orbit version of Southwest Airlines, our new show, The New Space Race , will introduce you to the people and the technology that could make humans a multi-planetary species in the coming century.

The vision is ambitious. The obstacles are huge. But the journey will be fascinating. And The New Space Race will take you to the center of it all.

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The Sound of Science
Sifting Through Sound: Using Soundscapes to Understand Ecosystem Health
Sifting Through Sound: Using Soundscapes to Understand Ecosystem Health
The Sound of Science
Sifting Through Sound: Using Soundscapes to Understand Ecosystem Health
“Ecoacoustics” is an emerging field of research. Instead of chasing down isolated animal sounds, researchers are using all of the acoustic properties of a location to answer ecological questions.

“Ecoacoustics” is an emerging field of research. Instead of chasing down isolated animal sounds, researchers are using all of the acoustic properties of a location to answer ecological questions.

Disease X
Preparing for Outbreak: Fighting the World's Deadliest Diseases
Preparing for Outbreak: Fighting the World's Deadliest Diseases
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Disease X
Preparing for Outbreak: Fighting the World's Deadliest Diseases
The World Health Organization has compiled a list of the most dangerous diseases that could strike next year.
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Recently the media was abuzz with talk of ‘Disease X,’ a mysterious illness that could spread across the world. And then...nothing happened. It turns out that people had misinterpreted the World Health Organization’s List of Blueprint priority diseases, which identifies the world’s most dangerous diseases in terms of potential for outbreaks or epidemics. There are diseases that are already known - like Ebola, MERS or SARS -...

INTEL
Why Cancer Patients Should Get Genetic Sequencing
Why Cancer Patients Should Get Genetic Sequencing
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INTEL
Why Cancer Patients Should Get Genetic Sequencing
Genomic sequencing saved his live. Now he wants everyone to have access.
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After he was diagnosed with life-threatening prostate cancer, Intel’s Bryce Olson sequenced his genome which offered clues to new treatments for his disease. While the current standard of care for cancer patients includes surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, genetic sequencing opens the door for new possibilities beyond these traditional approaches. Bryce explains his personal mission to encourage others to get their...

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Growing Food with Seawater
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Dispatches
Will Probiotics Cure Cholera?
Will Probiotics Cure Cholera?
Dispatches
Will Probiotics Cure Cholera?
MIT scientists say eating good bacteria can prevent, cure, and diagnose cholera—cheaply.

MIT scientists say eating good bacteria can prevent, cure, and diagnose cholera—cheaply.

Dispatches
The Cost of Sucking Carbon Out of the Air Just Fell By 85%
The Cost of Sucking Carbon Out of the Air Just Fell By 85%
Dispatches
The Cost of Sucking Carbon Out of the Air Just Fell By 85%
It's not there yet, but carbon capture just got interesting.

It's not there yet, but carbon capture just got interesting.

Coded
Erasing Your DNA
Erasing Your DNA
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Coded
Erasing Your DNA
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Coded
Meet the Digital Bodyguard for Investigative Journalists
Meet the Digital Bodyguard for Investigative Journalists
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Meet the Digital Bodyguard for Investigative Journalists
Smári McCarthy discusses his job protecting the work of journalists investigating organized crime and corruption
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Smári McCarthy discusses his job protecting the work of journalists investigating organized crime and corruption