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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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Breathe in. Breathe out. Air pollutants are substances in the air that can have a negative effect on our health. Your Body, Your Air explores four common types of air pollutants and their sources in the Houston area, as well as the effect these pollutants have on our bodies and our communities.

Together we can work towards healthier air, healthier bodies, and healthier communities.

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What’s more important than your brain? This quintessential organic computer is responsible for every thought, every motion, and every response your body makes. Life itself is determined by brain activity. It defines the very essence of being human. With credentials like these, it’s no wonder that the brain is the subject of Evergreen Exhibitions’ blockbuster touring exhibit, BRAIN: THE WORLD INSIDE YOUR HEAD.

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The Health Museum presents GEAR UP: The Science of Bikes - a diverse collection of historic, peculiar, and all-around amazing bikes as well as science stations that explore energy, forces and motion, engineering, and material science.

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All of Houston's food stories start with farmers. In this photo-documentary, photographer Amy Scott takes viewers on a visual journey of what it takes to feed over 2.4 million people in Houston, the 4th largest city in the US.