It was 1952, and polio had reached outbreak levels in America. There was no known cause, no cure, and no help in sight for parents desperate to protect their children. Our nation's hope was placed in a 33-year-old scientist, working from a basement lab in Pittsburgh. His name was Jonas Salk, and in just a few years, he would bring infantile paralysis to its knees and change the course of medical history. Travel back to a world gripped in fear and see how Dr. Salk, with his dedicated staff, a young charity, and a faithful nation, came together to conquer polio.
45m • 2010
SciShow debunks the myth that you only use 10 percent of your brain. So, how much do you really use? And how do we know?
A woman narrarates her story, portrayed in animated format, of her life with depression and the difficulties that come with it.
29m • 2014
Michael Mosley reveals what happens during the middle weeks in the womb, a period when faces form, skin takes on its colour, brains are being organised and personalities start to take shape. Told through a series of inspirational human stories, the path to becoming unique human beings is very complex.
58m • 2015 • Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You