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The team investigates the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. Meanwhile, Dallas proves Einstein’s theory of relativity with the help of a jet plane and a very expensive atomic clock.
The team explores the future of recycling, investigates how GPS works, and figures out the science behind a classic magic trick.
Liz does some serious DNA-based family tree tracking while Jem builds a singing road as a wedding present for William and Kate.
Liz looks into the science of genetic modification. Dallas tries to remedy Jem’s dust allergy by making him eat worms.
Jem builds his own laser while Yan demonstrates how to calculate the speed of light.
The team visits the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii and checks out San Francisco’s new earthquake-proof Bay Bridge.
Jem explains what a calorie is and takes part in the Oxbridge Boat Race Risk while Yan goes to the Houses of Parliament to test MPs’ abilities to calculate risk.
Liz looks at the science of IVF and follows two couples undertaking treatment while Jem attempts to become the first man to go 360 degrees on a playground swing.
In the aftermath of the Fukushima radiation scare, the team turns its attention to nuclear power.
Dallas investigates a potential global helium shortage, while Liz tries out airport security x-ray technology.
Dallas explores what causes tooth decay and gum disease while Jem investigates the effects of electric lights on sleep.
Liz investigates bedbugs while Yan explains why statistics are not to be trusted and Dallas goes stargazing in California.
Liz investigates new stem-cell research, Yan tries out the Nocebo effect and Dallas discovers how to remember where he left his keys.
Jem witnesses the awesome power of rockets, Yan measurea the earth’s circumference and Dallas goes in search of a robot to call his own.
Liz experiences the power of rip currents, Yan attempts to demonstrate evolution and Jem is turning everyday scrap into gold.
Are diamonds really forever? Plus, the science of popcorn is uncovered!
What’s behind our special relationship with dogs? See the effects of domestication and how they can be good for your health!
The team looks at travel nightmares: Traffic jams and travel sickness.
Liz explores how hormones and blood sugar affect our energy and mood, and Dallas asks if we really need to drink eight glasses of water a day.
Jem explores wire-free electricity, and Liz finds out how mobile phone signals could protect us.
While Dallas finds out how crowds can cooperate subconsciously, Liz learns how architects control the flow of crowds.
Liz looks at the safety of digital storage formats and whether the Cloud answers all our problems.
The team asks whether modern life is damaging our ears.
The team investigates why gas costs so much, and whether we can use science to make fuel for free.
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