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Alan Alda with a model Neanderthal
The Human Spark

What is the nature of human uniqueness? Where and when did the human spark ignite, and why? In "The Human Spark," a three-part series to be broadcast on PBS, Alan Alda takes these questions personally, visiting with dozens of scientists on three continents and participating directly in many experiments.

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woman holding sheet of paper to the light
NSF Science Now 57

In this week's episode, we learn about new technology for the blind; a newly engineered yeast, and finally, we explore the oceans with Mantis cam.

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