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Inside the lab creating human eggs from scratch Watch
“In a 50 year timeframe this could become the default way that people choose to have children.”
Series | Heretics
Should extreme biohacking be a human right?  6:28
“I want to genetically modify humans. I want to create a coronavirus vaccine in my kitchen. Because I can. Because it’s beautiful and cool. But like, you can’t say that shit.”
Series | Challengers
Hacking evolution to grow super coral Watch
Coral reefs sustain life for 1 billion people around the world, but 90% will be extinct by 2050 if we don’t find a solution now.
The crowdfunded personal wind turbine that sold out in 5 days Watch
This clean energy startup hit their fundraising goal in 1 hour. Here’s how crowdfunding brought Shine to life.
In partnership with Million Stories
Hack your gut microbiome, live to 110 Watch
Does this group of Japanese 107-year-olds hold the key to stopping aging? Let’s explore that, with host Tom Carroll.
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Series | Hard Reset
The robot solving America’s trash crisis Watch
This robot sorts trash with 99% accuracy.
Morocco has a doomsday seed vault. We stepped inside. Watch
Deep in the drylands of Morocco, a hidden vault holds the seeds that could save humanity.
The visionaries bringing you the future of surgery Watch
Here’s what it’s like to use a robotic surgical system.
In partnership with Intuitive
Series | Challengers
Can this invention fix dirty transportation? Watch
Rather than replacing all semi-trucks on the road, this clip-on device filters 80% of each trucks’ CO2.
Series | Heretics
Hereticon explained by founder Mike Solana  Watch
“The future we want to build is impossible if important ideas are deemed too heretical.”
“Art exoskeleton” lets you feel opera Watch
This Philadelphia theater puts robotic suits on guests before they watch Opera.
Series | Heretics
I was in America’s most hated church. Here’s how to stop extremism Watch
Twitter saved her from Westboro Baptist Church. Now she has a message for how we bridge the divide of modern America.
Series | Hard Reset
The future of energy starts with rebuilding the battery  Watch
Millions of tons of batteries are headed to landfills. Here’s the plan to save them.
Series | Heretics
This hacker built a TSA-proof gun to show why “security” fails us Watch
White hat hacker Evan Booth found an unconventional way to expose the TSA’s failing “security.”
Hacking DNA to beat climate change Watch
Nature already has a secret way to combat climate change. What if we could harness it?
In partnership with Ginkgo Bioworks
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Series | Hard Reset

We’re using our streets all wrong

COVID-19 turned city streets into pop-up restaurants. What if we didn’t go back?

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Series | Hard Reset

We’re using our streets all wrong

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Superhuman

The most incredible medical advances of our time. 

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Series | Superhuman
The world’s first bionic drummer 7:31
Jason Barnes lost his arm in a horrible accident. Then he became the fastest drummer in the world…
Series | Superhuman
3D printing prosthetics for kids 7:32
The incredible movement of shared designs and tech that’s making prosthetics better and cheaper for everyone.
Series | Superhuman
The exoskeleton marathon racer 6:50
How do you bounce back from a life-changing car accident? Adam Gorlitsky decided he would break a world record.
Series | Superhuman
The emerging cyborg 6:09
Alec McMorris is testing one of the world’s most advanced prosthetics – an AI powered bionic leg.
Series | Superhuman
The real bionic man 8:36
After losing part of his arm to cancer, Johnny now has one of the world’s most advanced prosthetics.
Series | Superhuman
Hunting down his son’s killer 7:37
For years, there was no diagnosis, no treatment, and no cure — because his son’s disease had never been seen before. That wasn’t going to stop this dad.
Series | Superhuman
Brain implant gives quadriplegic movement 7:23
A brain implant connected to electrodes could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs.
Series | Superhuman
These gloves can teach you to play the piano. And maybe heal your brain. 7:03
Through “passive haptic learning”, these gloves can teach you how to play the piano in an hour. Braille in four hours. Now researchers want to see if victims of traumatic brain injuries can use these gloves to re-learn critical skills.
Series | Superhuman
Electric skin gives sensation back to amputees 6:21
Touch is a sensation that connects us all. This scientist created electronic skin that lets people with prosthetic limbs feel.
Series | Superhuman
Robotic wheelchair revolution 4:55
Part Wheelchair. Part Robot. Is this the future of accessibility?
Series | Superhuman
Spinal implants: Helping the paralyzed walk again 5:19
Walking after complete spinal cord injury used to be a far-fetched dream. But, with advances in spinal cord implants for paralysis, even paraplegics have been able to regain mobility and walk again.
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Series | Challengers
26-year-old builds $8,000 mind-controlled bionic arms Watch
Bionic arms used to cost $80,000. Now, a young engineer has lowered the cost by over 90%.
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?
‘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.
In partnership with Million Stories
Hackers find missing people for fun 6:06
This search and rescue expert discovered that many missing people had nobody looking for them. Then he had an idea: what if hackers made a game out of finding missing people through the internet?
Dope Science

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs – but that’s changing.

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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 | Dope Science
Microdosing psychedelics 5:56
Microdosing is the no-flowers-in-your-hair practice of regularly taking minimal amounts of hallucinogenic substances. Although it’s currently illegal, millions of dollars are being poured into further research.
Series | Dope Science
The Drug Users Bible: A guide to safe drug use 5:06
Over a 10 year period, Dominic Milton Trott self-administered 157 psychoactive drugs and documented his experiences on each one. He then created the book, The Drug Users Bible, to inform curious minds about safe drug use.
Series | Dope Science
I use ketamine for depression – here’s how it works 7:31
Commonly known as a party drug, ketamine’s powerful effects on the brain have led doctors to further explore its medical potential. Now, the animal anesthetic is providing relief and hope for people with severe depression.
Series | Dope Science
Cannabis as a natural treatment for autism 7:07
When typical medications simply aren’t doing enough to manage their children’s symptoms, mothers like Jenni Mai are turning to medical marijuana. But with current regulations, parents are having to become pharmacists for their own families, and some are even moving across the country so they can legally access cannabis.
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Running a startup is hard. Disrupting an entire industry is almost impossible.