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What's The Universe Made of? (Episode #106)

KQED 9: Wed, May 30, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Peer into the deepest unknowns of the universe to explore the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy. Join physicists on their quest to uncover the identity of these elusive components, and their epic battle over the fate of the universe.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED World: Thu, May 31, 2018 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 31, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Can We Make Life? (Episode #105#)

KQED 9: Wed, May 23, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Discover the breakthroughs in genetic engineering enabling scientists to create and manipulate DNA as never before. Explore the promise and peril of CRISPR. Can we cure genetic diseases? Bring extinct animals back to life? Even edit our own genes?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 30, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 25, 2018 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 25, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 24, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Can We Build A Brain? (Episode #104#)

KQED 9: Wed, May 16, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Decode the latest advances in artificial intelligence. AI can interpret emotions, play games, even act as personal companions. How does it actually work-and is it truly intelligent? And are we handing over too much power to machines?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 23, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 18, 2018 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 18, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 17, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

Are We Alone? (Episode #103#)

KQED 9: Wed, May 9, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Join astronomers and engineers on a hunt for life on worlds near and far. Discover the next generation of telescopes, probes and robots that are getting us one step closer to answering one of humanity's biggest questions: Are we alone?

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 16, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 11, 2018 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 11, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 10, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

What's Living In You? (Episode #102#)

KQED 9: Wed, May 2, 2018 -- 9:00 PM

Dive into the human microbiome, an ecosystem of bacteria, fungi and viruses living right beneath our noses. Discover how parasite larvae can grow in our skin, and how ingesting poop in a pill can save lives.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, May 9, 2018 -- 11:00 AM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 4, 2018 -- 12:00 PM
  • KQED World: Fri, May 4, 2018 -- 6:00 AM
  • KQED World: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 5:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, May 3, 2018 -- 3:00 AM

What Are Animals Saying? (Episode #101H)

KQED Plus: Wed, May 2, 2018 -- 11:00 AM

Can we crack the code of animal communication? Follow the clues that reveal how animals "talk" to each other from spider thumps and mice mating songs to the intricate signals between our closest relatives, the chimps.

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