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Infographics and archival footage deliver bite-size history lessons on scientific breakthroughs, social movements and world-changing discoveries.

1 Season, 10 Episodes
May 22, 2020
Documentary & Biography, History
Cast: Natalie Silverman
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  • DNA analysis has given us the tools to map disease, solve crimes and more. But in our rush to decode DNA, are we leaping before we look?

  • Nearly 40 million people are living with HIV. After decades of research and activism, how far have we come in finding a cure and battling the stigma?

  • Over 10% of the world's electricity comes from nuclear power. But with radioactive waste and the threat of nuclear meltdown, are we playing with fire?

  • Feminism has ushered in sweeping changes to society, securing rights for women around the world. How much further do we have to go?

  • We share the planet with an estimated 9 million robots, from self-driving cars to surgical arms. Could they one day completely replace humans?

  • Oil has brought great wealth to the Middle East and ignited major wars. Is it a blessing or a curse for the region, as well as the rest of the world?

  • Plastics have transformed how we live, but progress comes at a high price: 7.8 billion tons of waste. Are plastics a miracle or a catastrophe?

  • Fifteen international agencies spend $62 billion every year on space travel. What's fueling our costly -- and dangerous -- drive to explore the universe?

  • Cheap, quick and tasty, fast food became a culinary craze in the 1950s. But has our quest for convenience created an irreversible health crisis?

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