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What Causes Opioid Addiction?
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What makes opioids so addictive? Mike Davis explains what we can do to reverse the skyrocketing rates of addiction and overdose.

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Flavor Chemistry - The Science Behind the Taste and Smell of Food
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Uncover the chemistry behind the taste and smell of food, and find out how scientists apply this knowledge to develop artificial flavors.

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Is Changing the World
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The coronavirus pandemic is more global, dramatic and unusual than any crisis we've seen in a long time, says journalist Fareed Zakaria. Listen as he shares his perspective on how we can recover from the economic fallout, why certain countries were able to avoid major outbreaks and what this might mean for the balance of global power.

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Outsmarting Emerging Pathogens in an Interconnected World
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Kristian Andersen, PhD, a genomic epidemiologist, shares unique insights on how the COVID-19 pandemic emerged and spread around the world, as well as what science tells us has worked and not worked to mitigate the public health crisis.

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What Is It Like To Have Synesthesia?
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Jamie Ward, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Sussex. explains what synesthesia is, the variety of different ways in synesthesia can manifest itself, and what is happening in the brains of those who experience it.

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How Does Alcohol Make You Drunk?
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Follow alcohol on its journey through the body to find out how it causes drunkenness and why it affects people differently.

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Explaining Immunity With Tic Tacs
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In a time where the shops are getting emptied at a rapid rate, Technology Networks science writer Ruairi J Mackenzie uses an easily available resource to explain how immunity can slow the spread of a virus through a population.

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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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What Happens If There Is a Pandemic? Coronavirus
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This is everything you need to know for when a virus becomes a pandemic.

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