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History of Science

History of Science shows how the political upheavals of history combine with iconic inventions and discoveries, along with the ideas of great thinkers, to create the advances that have transformed our lives. Each episode starts with a disarmingly simple question that everyone asks, and then delves into the past, uncovering human stories and recreating the great experiments of the men and women who sought the answers and, in doing so, changed the world.

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Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 - 11:00 PM    "What Is The World Made of?" Michael Mosley demonstrates how the modern human society is built on the search to find the answer to what makes up everything in the material world. The story moves from the secret labs of the alchemists and their search for gold to the creation of the world's first synthetic dye - mauve - and on to the invention of the transistor. G
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Tuesday, Feb 5, 2013 - 7:00 PM "Can We Have Unlimited Power?" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013 - 7:00 PM "What Is The Secret of Life?" (PLUS)
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Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013 - 7:00 PM "Who Are We?" (PLUS)
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