AIRED ON 3/13/2017
Season 7 : Episode 6
AIRS ON 4/25/2017
Season 7 : Episode 7
Can nothing really be nothing? Can empty space really be empty? Could the entire cosmos really have simply emerged from ... empty nothing? Scientists are peering into the void, searching for an answer which may hold the key to knowing whether the universe is fated to expand into oblivion - or contract again like an enormous, beating heart. The quest to understanding "nothing" promises to uncover the very fabric of the universe - and, perhaps, our own eventual fate.moreless
What is it that makes you, you? Are we born with an innate sense of self - or can our identities be altered? Can our deepest, most traumatic memories be changed, or erased - and would that change who we are? To find out, scientists are probing the brain - and peering into the mind. But is it perhaps the soul which holds the key to who we are? As we evolve over time, our appearance transforms, our ideas and ideals sometimes change - but seldom does our inner sense of self. We spend our life trying to understand who we really are - but should we have known all along? Do we ever really change?moreless
Could the key to understanding the universe be biology and not physics? Could it be that the universe is actually alive - a self-replicating super-organism with a heartbeat and a mind? Is it conscious of us - or does it only exist because we are conscious of it?