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Happiness: What Your Mother Didn't Tell You
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Our cultures give us a lot of advice about how to find happiness. Science, however, suggests that much of that advice just isn‘t right...

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The Surprising Science of Happiness
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Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we'll be miserable if we don't get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don't go as planned.

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The Coronavirus Outbreak Explained Through 3D Medical Animation
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This 3D medical animation explains what a pandemic is, rates of infection and ways to protect against infections. It also delves into the biology and mechanism of action (MoA) that coronavirus uses to infect and destroy human cells. Though the exact MoA for this coronavirus is not known.

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Why Blue Whales Don't Get Cancer – Peto's Paradox
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Cancer is a creepy and mysterious thing. While we tried to understand it, to get better at killing it, we discovered a biological paradox that remains unsolved to this day: large animals seem to be immune to cancer. Which doesn’t make any sense – the bigger a being, the more cancer it should have. To understand why, we first need to take a look at the nature of cancer itself.

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Eat less, live longer?
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Eat less, live longer. If you want to reduce levels of inflammation throughout your body, delay the onset of age-related diseases and live longer—eat less food.

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Why Do Some People Go Bald?
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What do Charles Darwin, Michael Jordan, and Yoda have in common? They, like many other historical and fictive individuals, are bald. Scientists have long pondered, why do some people lose their hair, and how can we bring it back?

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Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution Explained
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What is Darwinism? And how much impact did Charles Darwin's theory of evolution have on the world?

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How Do Unborn Babies and Mothers Communicate via the Placenta?
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The placenta is a fascinating organ, which allows communication between mother and foetus through the release of bubble-like vesicles. Could the messages within these vesicles provide an early warning of diseases such as gestational diabetes and preeclampsia?

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The Secret Powers of Jellyfish
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Some are longer than a blue whale. Others are barely larger than a grain of sand. One species unleashes one of the most deadly venoms on earth; another holds a secret that’s behind some of the greatest breakthroughs in biology. They’ve inhabited the ocean for at least half a billion years, and they’re still flourishing.

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What You Need to Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus
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A new virus, originating from Wuhan in China, is quickly spreading across the country and around the world. In this video, we highlight the key things you need to know about the outbreak, and how science can help control it.

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