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Welcome to DNews, an exciting venture into the awesome world of science brought to you by Discovery. Hosts Trace Dominguez, Julia Wilde, Julian Huguet, Crystal Dilworth, and Amy Shira Teitel don't just tell you what you should know, they give you the lowdown on everything from robotic arms to glow-in-the-dark plants, in order to help you comprehend the science of our everyday lives. For more science news, visit DiscoveryNews.com.

Episodes

Smog Almost Killed New York City, Here's How  

In the 1950s and 1960s, a photographer captured the environmental destruction of New York City.

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When A Satellite Goes Missing, What Can We Do?  

Of the many probes, orbiters, and surveyors we've sent into space, an uncomfortable number have been lost. How do we find them?

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Getting A DNA Test Could Keep You From Your Dream Job  

Genetic traits are already being used as selection criteria for some jobs, but do we really want DNA test results on our resumes?

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The Bizarre Story Of The Very First Vaccine  

Vaccines are everywhere nowadays, but how did they come about? Turns out, the story's a lot weirder than you might think.

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The Crazy Way Scientists Launch Rockets From Balloons  

One company, Zero2Infinity, is working on a method of launching rockets today using rockoons.

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Poop Can Teach You A Lot, But You Have To Look At It  

When it comes to health, what comes out of you is just as important as what you put in. What does your poo say about you?

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We Found New Planets. No, You Can't Live There  

Everyone is freaking out about the discovery of 7 new potentially-habitable exoplanets, but is Trappist-1 really as good as it sounds?

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Solving World Hunger Is Just A Matter of Logistics  

Copia is trying to prevent food waste by using it to feed people in need

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This Giant Neuron Could Explain Where Consciousness Comes From  

After uncovering three giant neurons, scientists could be one step closer to pinpointing where consciousness lives in the brain.

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We Could Back Up The Entire Internet On A Gram Of DNA  

Nature's code for life is stored in DNA, but what if we could code anything we wanted into DNA? Scientists are figuring out how.

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Did We Save The Rainforest?  

The efforts to save the Amazon rainforest actually did save it. However, new threats have arisen to combat conservation efforts.

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What Ever Happened To Saving The Rainforest?  

Considering what a big deal saving the rainforest once was, it seems like it's been a while since we've heard anything about it.

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Ocean Volcanoes May Hold Clues To Alien Life  

Scientists think studying 'extremophiles' in toxic hydrothermal vents could teach us about potential extraterrestrial life.

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Bionic Suits Are Real And They're Transforming Everyday Life  

Engineers are pioneering new technology to not only help paralyzed patients walk, but also transform life for industrial workers.

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When Did Environmentalism Become So Political?  

When you think of environmentalism, does Richard Nixon come to mind?

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These Massive Geoengineering Projects Won't Stop Global Warming  

Ideas for worldwide engineering projects that aim to stop global warming have been around for years, but are they really worth trying?

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Astronomers Made A Family Tree For The Stars In Our Galaxy  

An astronomer realized that she could chart stars in the Milky Way the same way we chart the family tree of animal species.

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Earth's Magnetic Field Is Going To Flip, Here's How We Know  

Scientists are using clues from ancient artifacts to help them predict the future of the magnetic field.

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Disney Invented A Room Where Your Phone Will Never Die  

Researchers have created a room that can charge your phone wirelessly. Could this be the future of charging technology?

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Pluto Could Be Made A Planet Again, Along With 102 Other Celestial Bodies  

According to this new definition, if Pluto becomes a planet, then our moon will too!

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