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Inside the Breakthrough SEASON 2 TRAILER

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What can we learn from the scientists of the past to help us understand the future? This series re-examines the stories of Galileo, Newton, Curie, and Einstein, so we can better map out the road ahead.

Inside the Breakthrough is a fun-filled ride that also checks in with Henry Ford, the Roman emperor Claudius, and Ross Geller from Friends. Each of these characters from the past has a unique lesson to teach us about the future.

Does the name Dan Riskin sound familiar? It might be from Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet, his regular appearances on the Craig Ferguson show, or his book, “Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You.”

The show is produced by SciMar, a research group exploring a paradigm shift in the way we treat type 2 diabetes.

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