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This flu season has been nasty in large part because the vaccine didn’t work as well as past versions. So scientists like Professor George Lomonossoff of the John Innes Centre are on the hunt for new ways to make better vaccines and think they might have found one -- by growing them in plants.

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Future of Food
GMO Salmon Could Forever Change the Way We Produce Food
It’s Time to Embrace the Frankenfish
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Future of Food
GMO Salmon Could Forever Change the Way We Produce Food
Would you eat fish that was genetically designed in a lab? What if it was your only option? Like it or not, GMO salmon and other futuristic foods are revolutionizing the global food system right in front of our eyes.
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Bioengineered fish have been known to cause mixed feelings. Unnatural, right? Well, after 30 years of debate on whether we should be eating “Frankenfish,” this funky food source is finally coming to a store near you. Like it or not, GMO salmon and possibly other genetically engineered animal meats will soon be on the shelves of your local supermarket. And, these new futuristic foods may be revolutionizing the global food...

Reverse Innovation
MacGyver Medicine Can Save Lives
MacGyver Medicine Can Save Lives
Reverse Innovation
MacGyver Medicine Can Save Lives
The package is simple and dirt-cheap—a plastic bag with a condom, a syringe, a rubber tube, and a card with...

The package is simple and dirt-cheap—a plastic bag with a condom, a syringe, a rubber tube, and a card with instructions—but it can mean the difference between a mother living and dying.

The "Search Angel" Volunteers Reunite Birth Families
The "Search Angel" Volunteers Reunite Birth Families
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The "Search Angel" Volunteers Reunite Birth Families
For some, not knowing their biological family can feel like a part of them is missing. The Search Squad is helping them for free.
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These people are meeting biological relatives for the first time, thanks to a group of volunteers. The Search Squad group on Facebook has around 100 volunteer “search angels” who scour birth records and websites to find the birth relatives of adoptees. Many people who were adopted as children would like to meet their birth relatives, but it can often be an extremely expensive and time-consuming process. Search Squad, on...

What Is Cystic Fibrosis—And What Is It Like?
What Is Cystic Fibrosis—And What Is It Like?
What Is Cystic Fibrosis—And What Is It Like?
What you need to know about this genetic disease, explained by someone who knows it inside and out.
By Ella Balasa

What you need to know about this genetic disease, explained by someone who knows it inside and out.

DIY
Can Coding Prevent Overdoses?
Can Coding Prevent Overdoses?
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DIY
Can Coding Prevent Overdoses?
A group of teenagers in Baltimore have created an app that can notify the public about heroin overdoses and save countless lives
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In Baltimore, sometimes referred to as the heroin capital of the U.S., a group of teenagers have developed an app that can track bad batches of drugs and alert nearby users. The so-called Bad Batch Boys believe that giving the information to the people that need it most has the potential to save countless lives.

On The Fringe
Searching for Cures in a Sewer
Searching for Cures in a Sewer
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On The Fringe
Searching for Cures in a Sewer
Yale researcher Ben Chan spends a lot of time doing what most people would avoid at all costs. He travels the world...
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Yale researcher Ben Chan spends a lot of time doing what most people would avoid at all costs. He travels the world collecting sewage samples. And he’s found that there are things hiding in our sewers. And not just clown or mutant turtles: potentially life-saving cures for antibiotic-resistant infections.

The New Space Race
What Happens When Stuff Breaks in Space?
What Happens When Stuff Breaks in Space?
The New Space Race
What Happens When Stuff Breaks in Space?
Despite rigorous prep, astronauts often have to improvise when things go wrong in space. And a lot more duct tape...
By Mike Riggs

Despite rigorous prep, astronauts often have to improvise when things go wrong in space. And a lot more duct tape is involved than you may expect.

COMING SOON
Superhuman Season 5 | Trailer
Superhuman Season 5 | Trailer
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COMING SOON
Superhuman Season 5 | Trailer
Our best original series is back! Watch now for a look into our Superhuman future.
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Superhuman is back with Season 5! Premiering Wednesday, August 7th, we'll be meeting the scientists, cyborgs, and real life heroes who are pushing the frontiers of groundbreaking medical technology. Can't wait until then? Get to know the Superhuman cast below. The Emerging Cyborg Meet Alec McMorris When his cousin’s car skidded into a guardrail on an icy Utah road in 2013, Alec McMorris rushed to help him. While trying to...