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Inside the lab creating human eggs from scratch
“In a 50 year timeframe this could become the default way that people choose to have children.”
Series| Heretics
Should extreme biohacking be a human right? 
“I want to genetically modify humans. I want to create a coronavirus vaccine in my kitchen. Because I can. Because it’s beautiful and cool. But like, you can’t say that shit.”
Hacking evolution to grow super coral
Coral reefs sustain life for 1 billion people around the world, but 90% will be extinct by 2050 if we don’t find a solution now.
The crowdfunded personal wind turbine that sold out in 5 days
In partnership with Million Stories
This clean energy startup hit their fundraising goal in 1 hour. Here’s how crowdfunding brought Shine to life.
Hack your gut microbiome, live to 110
Does this group of Japanese 107-year-olds hold the key to stopping aging? Let’s explore that, with host Tom Carroll.
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Series| Hard Reset
Laser “death ray” kills weeds 80x faster than humans
This farming robot kills 200,000 weeds per hour with lasers.
Can India’s drains help us prevent the next pandemic?
In partnership with Skoll Foundation
Imagine a real-time warning system for global pandemics. Wastewater surveillance may be able to do just that. Here’s how.
Building the world’s greenest Bitcoin mine
In partnership with Coinbase
Meet the digital currency disruptors who are making Bitcoin mining carbon negative for a greener future.
Why Indonesian fishers now have crypto wallets
In partnership with Coinbase
Big Fish is notoriously corrupt. This startup is using blockchain to stop that.
How Oslo’s electric evolution will shock the world by 2030
What if an entire city decided to go electric? This one is. Step into Oslo, Norway.
Series| Hard Reset
We went to MIT to see the first test of a new electric thruster system
These tiny electrospray thrusters cut spacecraft payload so that we can explore the asteroid belt, outer planets, and beyond.
How AI is changing music forever
Musicians and technologists Holly Herndon and Mat Dryhurst discuss the AI music revolution and the critical importance of artist consent in building this new future
How to stop runaway AI
Professor Stuart J. Russell warns that AI could pose an existential threat to humanity unless we can ensure that these systems remain aligned with human values and goals.
NASA’s mission to build the ultimate leak-proof lab
NASA is building a first-of-its-kind biocontainment lab to study samples from Mars — and possibly prevent a Martian plague.
3 ways to clone yourself before you die
These tech companies are making digital clones of people to live on in a digital afterlife. Would you do it?
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Series| Hard Reset

We’re using our streets all wrong

COVID-19 turned city streets into pop-up restaurants. What if we didn’t go back?

Series| Hard Reset

We’re using our streets all wrong

user-generated urbanism
Superhuman

The most incredible medical advances of our time. 

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The world’s first bionic drummer
Jason Barnes lost his arm in a horrible accident. Then he became the fastest drummer in the world…
Series| Superhuman
3D printing prosthetics for kids
The incredible movement of shared designs and tech that’s making prosthetics better and cheaper for everyone.
Series| Superhuman
The exoskeleton marathon racer
How do you bounce back from a life-changing car accident? Adam Gorlitsky decided he would break a world record.
Series| Superhuman
The emerging cyborg
Alec McMorris is testing one of the world’s most advanced prosthetics – an AI powered bionic leg.
Series| Superhuman
The real bionic man
After losing part of his arm to cancer, Johnny now has one of the world’s most advanced prosthetics.
Series| Superhuman
Hunting down his son’s killer
For years, there was no diagnosis, no treatment, and no cure — because his son’s disease had never been seen before. That wasn’t going to stop this dad.
Series| Superhuman
Brain implant gives quadriplegic movement
A brain implant connected to electrodes could offer hope to those who have lost function in their limbs.
Series| Superhuman
These gloves can teach you to play the piano. And maybe heal your brain.
Through “passive haptic learning”, these gloves can teach you how to play the piano in an hour. Braille in four hours. Now researchers want to see if victims of traumatic brain injuries can use these gloves to re-learn critical skills.
Series| Superhuman
Electric skin gives sensation back to amputees
Touch is a sensation that connects us all. This scientist created electronic skin that lets people with prosthetic limbs feel.
Series| Superhuman
Robotic wheelchair revolution
Part Wheelchair. Part Robot. Is this the future of accessibility?
Series| Superhuman
Spinal implants: Helping the paralyzed walk again
Walking after complete spinal cord injury used to be a far-fetched dream. But, with advances in spinal cord implants for paralysis, even paraplegics have been able to regain mobility and walk again.
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26-year-old builds $8,000 mind-controlled bionic arms
Bionic arms used to cost $80,000. Now, a young engineer has lowered the cost by over 90%.
How robots could end animal captivity in zoos and marine parks
Could robotic dolphins help marine parks become more humane spaces where people can learn about and connect with nature?
‘Liquid Death’ canned water — a thrilling alternative to plastic
In partnership with Million Stories
Liquid Death is shifting consumer mindsets toward canned water through radically imaginative marketing that is frightening to some, but entertaining to most.
Hackers find missing people for fun
This search and rescue expert discovered that many missing people had nobody looking for them. Then he had an idea: what if hackers made a game out of finding missing people through the internet?
Dope Science

Decades of misinformation and bad science has distorted what we think about illicit drugs – but that’s changing.

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Is DMT the best new treatment for depression?
Psychedelic therapy could bring the ancient healing powers of drugs like DMT into mental health clinics.
Microdosing psychedelics
Microdosing is the no-flowers-in-your-hair practice of regularly taking minimal amounts of hallucinogenic substances. Although it’s currently illegal, millions of dollars are being poured into further research.
The Drug Users Bible: A guide to safe drug use
Over a 10 year period, Dominic Milton Trott self-administered 157 psychoactive drugs and documented his experiences on each one. He then created the book, The Drug Users Bible, to inform curious minds about safe drug use.
I use ketamine for depression – here’s how it works
Commonly known as a party drug, ketamine’s powerful effects on the brain have led doctors to further explore its medical potential. Now, the animal anesthetic is providing relief and hope for people with severe depression.
Cannabis as a natural treatment for autism 
When typical medications simply aren’t doing enough to manage their children’s symptoms, mothers like Jenni Mai are turning to medical marijuana. But with current regulations, parents are having to become pharmacists for their own families, and some are even moving across the country so they can legally access cannabis.
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Running a startup is hard. Disrupting an entire industry is almost impossible.