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Joe Hanson - It's Okay to be SmartI'm Joe Hanson, Ph.D. biologist and host/writer of PBS Digital Studios' It's Okay To Be Smart. Check out my "Episode Extras" here. There's a lot of amazing science out there. Let's go discover it together.

Science is awesome, and there’s so much of it to explore. Let me be your guide. Remember, It’s Okay To Be Smart.

Whose Air Do We Share? | It's Okay to be Smart | PBS Digital Studios

Take a deep breath. Smell that? It could be a little eau de Einstein. Or maybe a whiff of Cleopatra. Here's an amazing thought: every time you breathe, you could be sharing air with everyone who's ever lived. A few million of the same air molecules that enter your lungs in a lifetime also entered Albert Einstein or Marie Curie's lungs! That's some smart air.

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The Odds of Finding Life and Love | It's Okay to be Smart | PBS Digital Studios

Love is a complicated combination of brain chemicals and behavior that scientists are only just beginning to figure out. And it's remarkable that in every society that we have looked at on Earth, romantic love exists. So if love is so universal, and there are 7 billion other people out there looking for it, why can it seem like it's so hard to find?

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Life by the Numbers | It's Okay to be Smart | PBS Digital Studios

There are now more than 7 billion human beings on Earth, and that got me wondering: How successful are we compared to other species? Joe Hanson takes a look at out how our numbers stack up to some other domains of life. It turns out that biomass, or what things weigh, can be more important than how many of something there are. Find out how our numbers stack up against everything from bugs to bacteria, and get ready for some mind-blowing numbers!

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