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Top Science Stories 2018 • 2018

Category: Science

Take a look back at many of the most fascinating science stories of 2018. Discover how a young woman who fell into a cave 3.7 million years ago is rewriting our understanding of early human history. Learn how space missions are unraveling the mysteries of our universe. See the year in a new light!

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Can We Time Travel?

Three individuals face a series of challenges to find out if it's possible to time travel.

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Frenkenstein's Monsters

Professor Cox grapples with science's darker side, asking why, when science has done so much for us, it often gets such a bad press.

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Can We Have Unlimited Power?

The story of how power has been harnessed from wind, steam and from inside the atom.

4/6The Story of Science • 2010 • Science

What Is The Secret of Life?

The story of how the secret of life has been examined through the prism of the human body.

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Bill Bryson discusses Benjamin Franklin

The writer Bill Bryson talks to Brian Cox about his admiration for the US scientist, author and inventor Benjamin Franklin and his many achievements.

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Do zodiac signs prescribe your fate? Or do horoscopes' accuracy lie in the placebo effect? Take a look at the science, history and lure of astrology.

S1E14Explained • 2018 • Science