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Astronaut Anne McClain circles the earth 16 times a day. Aboard the only existing floating laboratory International Space Station, she has a unique perspective on Earth.
Ernesto Alvarado’s childhood was filled with fire. Growing up in Mexico’s Chihuahuan Desert he learned of its danger and its promise — how it could destroy, but also how it could grow the land.
JK Yang sees endless possibilities in a single sheet of paper. The Aeronautics & Astronautics professor uses origami as a creative way to design foldable structures.
Emily Levesque studies the moment of mystery when a star dies — the millisecond when its bright light explodes into a supernova or collapses into a black hole. By peeking through high-powered telescopes and analyzing reams of data, Emily can go back in time to discover what happened in the universe millions of years ago.
What is it like to study an animal that is almost impossible to see? Wildlife biologist Lauren Satterfield leads us on an epic adventure by car, snowmobile and on foot through deep snow to track elusive mountain lions in the wilderness.
The world of science is full of facts and figures, but behind the study are the people, and in the end, it becomes a question not of how they do science — but why. Human Elements premieres February 2 at 7:48 p.m. Online soon.