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CURIOUS immerses viewers into a fascinating world where science touches people's lives. Two one-hour episodes profile the innovative men and women pushing the limits of knowledge and applying cutting-edge science to improve lives. Short, character-driven segments combine verite storytelling with stylized visualizations, graphics and animations designed to engage both viewers' intellect and emotions. These moving, human, funny and sometimes strange stories connect science to real life: a personal crisis inspires a hunt for a cancer cure; artificial eyes restore sight to a blind woman; people learn to function without the use of large parts of their brain and engineers race to find a clean, sustainable fuel for the next century and beyond.

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  • Survival (#101)

    Follows a terminal cancer patient as he uses a new nanoparticle drug, ten years in the making. [56 minutes]

  • Mind Brain Machine (#102)

    Neuroscientists try to understand the ways the rare condition corpus callosum affects the brain. [56 minutes]

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