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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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Beautiful Minds: Dyslexia and the Creative Advantage explores the successes of those who think and thought outside the box when faced with the challenges of dyslexia and learn about some of the tools and resources for diagnosis and pathways to success. A unique portion of the exhibit also reflects each community that it travels to, by featuring local students and artists.

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Arizona State University student and photographer Devin Mitchell created the Veteran Vision Project to capture the diversity of veterans and their experiences.

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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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Our planet is connected more than ever before: by global travel, trade, technology, and even our viruses. Join us in learning how people fight epidemics - even before they start! You’ll explore the connections between human, animal, and environmental health, dive into case studies and personal experiences from epidemic-fighters from around the globe, discover how outbreaks have affected the Greater Houston Area, and engage in games that challenge you to identify and contain an outbreak.