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Microbiome
In many ways you're more microbe than human. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells. Scientists increasingly think that these microorganisms have a huge influence on our health. But these tiny compatriots are invisible to the naked eye. Artist Ben Arthur gives us a guided tour!
Body Systems
In many ways you're more microbe than human. There are 10 times more cells from microorganisms like bacteria and fungi in and on our bodies than there are human cells. Scientists increasingly think that these microorganisms have a huge influence on our health. But these tiny compatriots are invisible to the naked eye. Artist Ben Arthur gives us a guided tour!
Bug Bites
Ever had a craving for fried tarantulas? How about grasshopper tacos? Nearly a third of the world counts bugs as a dietary staple and a valuable source of protein, but they've yet to crawl onto most American dinner plates. Watch as biologist Haley Chamberlain Nelson experiences some of these insect and arachnid foodie favorites as prepared by top chefs, with recipes included.
The Rise of the Killer Virus
There may never be another virus as deadly or as misunderstood as AIDS. Responsible for 36 million deaths since its discovery in 1981, it remains shrouded in myths, misconceptions, and mistruths…until now.

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