Origins

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    ENCORE Genes –“ what are they good for? Absolutely… something. But not everything. Your “genius” genes need to be turned on –“ and your environment determines that. Find out how to unleash your inner-Einstein, and what scientists learned from studying the famous physicist’s brain. Also,
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    ENCORE Live forever? Both cancer cells and stem cells can make a claim to immortality. Left unchecked, tumors will grow indefinitely. And stem cells offer the promise of non-stop rejuvenation. We´ll find out whether the surprising discovery of stem cells in the brain really can
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    In this episode, journey back in time to learn about Ediacaran Fauna, a diverse group of organisms that lived in the world’s oceans about 580 million years ago. We´ll meet Dickinsonia rex, a sort of living bathmat without eyes or a mouth, and other strange
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    An ant … can´t … move a rubber tree plant… but the colony can. As a group, ants are an efficient, organized, can-do bunch. And a model for humans trying to manage complex systems. Find out about the eerie collective intelligence of animals, and how
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    Genes –“ what are they good for? Absolutely… something. But not everything. Your "genius" genes need to be turned on –“ and your environment determines that. Find out how to unleash your inner-Einstein, and what scientists learned from studying the famous physicist´s brain. Also, the
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    Live forever? Both cancer cells and stem cells can make a claim to immortality. Left unchecked, tumors will grow indefinitely. And stem cells offer the promise of non-stop rejuvenation. We´ll find out whether the surprising discovery of stem cells in the brain really can keep
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    ENCORE We should award frequent travel miles to your brain. After all, it´s evolved a long way from the days of guiding brachiation from tree-to-tree to become the three pounds of web-surfing, Sudoku-playing powerhouse it is today. But a suite of technologies may expand human
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